Access Statement for Cedar Manor Hotel
We are located in the Lake District National Park on the outskirts of Windermere village. Full directions are available on our website.
Directions can be emailed or posted to you. If coming by car and using SAT NAV, we can be found at LA23 1AX
Map reference: SD 408988 Lat: 54.38124 Long: -2.91296
Our nearest village is Windermere which is 400 meters away on good pavement. The nearest railway station is Windermere which is 900 meters away and connects to Manchester Airport and mainlines to London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Train services are operated by First Transpennine connecting to Virgin West Coast Mainline.
Taxis are readily available in Windermere and are usually waiting at the station for all arrivals by train. We can ring taxis from the hotel, fares are cheap for short journeys around Windermere and the next village Bowness, but can be much more expensive for longer journeys going outside the area.
Buses are operated by Stagecoach in the National Park and Cumbria. The bus stop is 25 meters away from Cedar Manor with regular services to Kendal, Lancaster, Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere, Keswick and Cockermouth. Summer timetables also operate services to Ullswater, Borrowdale and Langdale. Full timetables are available at Cedar Manor and on the Stagecoach website.
Hotel Car Parking and Grounds
On arrival to the hotel there is a gravel/tarmacked drive way leading to car parking spaces on the left hand-side. These are marked bays and all level on a gravel surface. Assistance with parking and unpacking your vehicle is available. A car park light switches on automatically after dark.
The grounds consist of a lawn, opposite the car parking spaces along with patio area adjacent to the driveway. Seating is available on the patio and this is level with the driveway.
The building is accessed only by the front door and there are 4 steps without handrails. These steps are stone and 17cm high with a depth of 34cm per step. There is no ramp access to the property. On arrival there is a corridor linking the dining room and lounge, with our reception bureau and bell. Immediately in front of you is the Welcome Lounge with a pair of wing back chairs and banquette seats along with some stools. This is where we will ask you to complete a registration form, prior to being taken to your room.
Stairs to First Floor Rooms
There are 12 stairs leading up from the entrance corridor to a small landing/junction at the top. Turning right up 4 more steps to the Windermere Room; going straight on up 3 more steps to the Orrest Head Suite or turning left up 4 more steps to a corridor linking to 5 further rooms. There is a handrail on the main flight of stairs but no hand rails on the link to the 5 rooms or the last steps to the Orrest Head Suite or Windermere Room. All steps are 18cm high with a depth of 26cm.
Lighting is from Gothic style chandeliers with a mixture of LED and energy saving bulbs, plus natural light. Corridor lighting is permanently on.
Lounge – the lounge also provides access to 2 ground floor rooms. There are no steps from the entrance corridors to lounge. There is however a shallow step leading up to the bar area. This single step is up to the bar and is 12cm high. To the right of the bar is a doorway access leading to the corridor with 2 further rooms. Beyond the doorway is a further step down into the corridor. It’s a shallow 10cm step.
Furnishing in the lounge is a mixture of “easy chairs” settees and some leather stools.
Carpeted using short pile carpet.
The room benefits from good natural light as it is South and West facing, supplemented by wall lights and table lamps.
Welcome Lounge – where we like to greet our guests. There are no further steps to negotiate to gain access to this room, with 2 large wing-back easy chairs, leather stools and banquette seating. This room is lit using LED lighting throughout. There is some natural light. Carpeted with short pile carpet.
Chair heights vary from 40-46cm with settees and banquette seating being at 46cm.
Public Toilets – are beyond our reception desk down 2 steps. One ladies and one gents. Taps are switch free and sensor driven as are the lights. The toilet height is 42cm
Restaurant – is set over 2 levels with seating for 14 guests in the upper area and 8 in the lower area. All our staff are trained to fetch and carry from our breakfast buffet for those who are less abled. Dinner service is fully served. Our table heights are set up with white cloths. Our crockery is stainless steel and we use a mixture of crockery with white and glass plates as well as slate.
Menus are written on cream/yellow cards and are prepared in 14 pt text but can be provided in a larger size upon request.
Dietary Requirements and Food Allergen Labelling 2014
Cedar Manor is able to cater for many different diets including
- allergies including; dairy , nuts, citrus, soya, egg, gluten.
We would ask all guests to advise us in advance if they have any special or unusual dietary requirements, so we can make special preparations. Please see the separate section on our restaurant pages detailing diets.
We have 10 rooms at Cedar Manor. 7 on the first floor, 2 further on the ground floor and the annexed Coach House Suite (set over 2 floors)
All rooms are individually decorated benefitting from good quality short pile carpets. All bedrooms have a 5 or 6 foot bed with the exception of Miller Ground and Claife Heights. Miller can be set as a twin room with 2 x 3 foot single beds. Claife Heights has a standard 4’6” bed. Most of our furniture is locally hand-made solid wood furniture and cannot be moved with the exception of the easy chairs and vanity stools.
Bedding is hypp-allergenic and we supply a winter tog rated duvet with 2 pillows and a blanket in the cupboard is available to use. Extra sheets and pillows can be requested.
All bedrooms have free wifi, flat screen tv’s with dvd players, ipod docking/clock radio and direct dial telephones. We also have small refrigerators in all rooms. (may guests travel with medication that can be stored in these)
Bedrooms and lit with natural light and good lighting with overhead lights, bedside lights and dressing table lights. Some of our refurbished rooms also have new reading lights.
Our ensuite’s all provide slightly different layouts and sizes.
Bowness – shower bath with grab rail in bath, WC and basin
Miller Ground – shower bath with grab rail, WC and basin
Windermere – full size bath with shower over bath, WC and basin
Orrest Head – spa bath, walk in shower, WC and basin
Claife Heights – shower room, WC and basin
Langdale – spa bath, hand held shower, WC, basin
Coniston, - shower bath, WC and basin
Crinkle Crags – shower bath, WC and basin
Wansfell – shower spa bath, WC and basin
The Orrest Head and Claife Heights shower tray is raised from the floor by 27cm.
Bathroom sinks vary in styles from room to room and have a mounting height of 74-90cm. Most have mixer taps, again further information can be provided if required.
All ensuite’s are tiled on floor and walls, with white bathroom suites. All are lit with LED lighting and some have natural daylight.
White towels are provided for each guest including 1 x bath sheet, 1 x hand towel and 1 x bathmat.
Annexe – The Coach House Suite
Approached down gravel drive, parking in front of suite. 2 entrances – front door over slight threshold step and patio doors to bedroom over slight threshold step.
Bedroom and bathroom on ground floor.
Staircase to private lounge and dining room, ensuite shower room with WC and basin.
6 foot bed in Suite with small sofa, dressing table with stool.
Bathroom – double ended spa bath (up one step to bath), walk in shower, twin sinks and toilet.
Each room displays our fire evacuation plan and we also provide guests with a Red door hanger telling us that you may have difficulty in the case of fires and emergencies. We urge guests to use these so our staff are aware that you require assistant in the case of emergencies. Please advise us also if you believe it is necessary.
Doctors and Hospitals
We can assist with arrangements for visiting the local doctors surgery, St Mary’s located 150 meters along the road from Cedar Manor. 015394 88484
The local hospital is in Kendal - Nearest hospital is Westmorland General (Minor Accidents and Injuries) about 9 miles from Cedar Manor. Their number is 01539 732288.
For the out of hours Doctor, contact Cumbria Health on Call (CHOC) on 03000 247 247
Mobility aids and other items can be hired from the Red Cross in Kendal. There number is 01539 734289.
This access is correct at the time or writing in November 2014. It will be reviewed annually as there is a constant refurbishment program in place.