Access Statement


Earlston House has eight bedrooms, from a single to a family room for four persons. We are at the top of a hill. There is a semi steep gravel drive and steps into the accommodation. Our bedrooms are on 3 floors.

We aim to provide a high standard of service to all our guests and look forward to welcoming you to Earlston House.


You can contact us by telephone, fax or email. Please see the "contact information" section of this document for full details.

Our menus, tariffs and this access statement can be provided in large print if required. We regret we do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille.

Our website,, provides some pictures of our accommodation and further information about the services we provide.

Paignton railway station is approximately ½ mile away, a 15 minute walk (parts of which are steep). A bus service, most of which are accessible, is available from the train station to "Big tree". There is a 10 minute walk from Big tree to our accommodation, parts of which are steep.

Taxis are usually available at the station. There are several local taxi companies, some of which have accessible vehicles. We can make bookings in advance for you.

Paignton town centre is approximately ½ mile away, a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk, parts of which are steep.

There are a number of local companies that provide hire of mobility aids. Please see the "contact information" section of this document for full details.

Radar/disabled toilets can be found throughout Torbay. Those locally are at Paignton Green, Palace Avenue, Parkside/Victoria Square and Preston North. Radar keys are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

Arrival and Car Parking

To ensure your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not normally arrive before 2.00p.m. Earlier arrival may, however, be possible by prior arrangement.

On arrival there is a semi steep gravel drive leading to the property with front and rear car parking. There are marked parking bays and there is room for seven cars. Please park considerately. There are no parking restrictions outside the property.

There is a slight slope from the car park at the rear of the premises to the main entrance at the front.

We offer assistance with luggage.

The drive and car park are lit at night.

The Main Entrance

There are 2 17cm steps up to the lobby door. Inside the lobby there is a doorbell on the right hand side of the front door at a height of 182cm. There is seating provided in the lobby. There is 1 16cm step from the lobby into the entrance hall. The hallway is approximately 673cm long by 210cm wide.

Registration is completed in the Hall or Bar. The bar top is 104cm high. The tables have underspace of 37cm high by 43cm wide and a height of 41cm (legs on each corner).

After check in guests are shown to their rooms so they can familiarise themselves with the accommodation.

The floor surface throughout the hall is a short pile carpet and the bar is laminate flooring.

Public Areas

From the hall there is access to the guest lounge, bar and dining room.

There are 15 stairs (H16 x D25 x W88cm) and a landing (430 x 95cm) which provides access to 2 bedrooms. A 2 further stairs to the first floor. The first floor landing is L shaped (323 x 317 x 88 cm wide) which provides access to 3 bedrooms. There are a further 11 stairs (H17 x D23 x W72cm) to the second floor. The Second floor landing is L shaped (240 x 204 x 91 cm) and gives access to 1 bedroom. There are 5 more stairs (H17 x D24 x W72 cm) to the top floor landing (258 x 81 cm) from which there is access to 2 bedrooms.

The hall, stairs and landings are all carpeted.

The accommodation is centrally heated throughout but temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements.


The unisex WC is located on the ground floor in an inner L shaped lobby (308 x 202 x 89cm) at the end of the hallway through a doorway (80.5cm). The single leaf door is 68cm wide. The WC has internal measurements of 159 x 125cm. The WC flooring is non-slip lino. There is free floor space of 120 x 65 cm. The toilet seat height is 44cm.

Guests are welcome to use the lounge at any time.

The single leaf glazed fire door is 80cm wide.

The lounge has 3 sofas and 4 club armchairs (seat height sofa's 46cm & club chairs 42cm).