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Access Statement


We aim to cater for most of the needs of all visitors in our home-based 3 bedroom Bed and Breakfast. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.


The Mainline train station is 15 miles away. You can get the 555 bus from the station to Padstow. The bus stop is a 10 minute walk to Althea Library (not level walking).

Breakfast order sheets can be provided in large print and Braille by prior arrangement.

You can contact us via phone, text, fax, or email.

Phone/fax 01841 532717
Text 07989 225520

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

On arrival at the property there is a car park with marked parking bays. There is one bay for each room.
We can assist guests with luggage.
The surface is mostly tarmac with a slight incline.
There is a single garden gate with a slate footpath which opens on to the patio. Just before the patio entrance doors is a shallow step 8cm high.

Main Entrance and Reception

The patio doors open to a width of 107cm.
These open into the large kitchen which is the guest entrance. There is a wooden settle for seating. There is carpet throughout.

Public Areas - General (Internal)

The public WC is reached via a hallway 73cm wide. Door width is 71cm, toilet height 44cm, basin 85 cm high.
The breakfast room and guest lounge are up 2 short flights of stairs. There are 6 stairs to a landing followed by a further 7 stairs to the breakfast/lounge area. The two upstairs bedrooms are reached from the first landing via 6 stairs to the right (as opposed to the left for the breakfast/lounge area). The stairs are 19cm high, 25cm deep and 74cm wide.

Outdoor Facilities

There is a slate patio area for guest use.


There are 3 bedrooms, 1 on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor.
Puffin Suite

Main door width 73cm to private lounge, where breakfast is served to Puffin Suite guests only. Fitted short pile carpet in lounge, hallway and bedroom.
1 x 2 seater sofa. Dining table with 2 chairs. Coffee table.
Bathroom door width 70cm. Full size bath with handles. Toilet 44cm high. Shower cubicle base 6cm high. Basin 86cm high.
Tiled floor with LED lighting.


Bed 5ft wide, 67cm high.
Bedroom vanity basin 86cm high

Green Room (First Floor)

Door widths (main and bathroom) 73cm.
Bed 5ft wide and 53cm off the ground.
2 armchairs.
Fitted short pile carpet in the bedroom, wooden floor in the bathroom.
Dressing table and stool in the bedroom.
Full size bath with handles and shower over. Toilet 45cm high.

Yellow Room (First Floor)

3cm step into bedroom.
Main door 73cm wide. Bathroom door width 66cm.
2 x 3ft single beds OR 1 x 6ft double bed 67cm high.
Carpeted landing leading to Yellow Room 90cm wide.
Short pile carpet in bedroom, wooden floor in bathroom.
Full size bath with handles and shower over. Toilet 45cm high.

Additional Information:

Mobile phone reception can be patchy with some networks.
The fire alarm rings continuously if evacuation is needed.
If you require more assistance for evacuating please notify us on arrival e.g. hearing impairment.

We supply mini silent fridges in the bedrooms which can be used for medication/food, and we can put larger items in our main fridges on request.

Contact Information:

Althea Library
27 High Street
PL28 8BB

Telephone/fax: 01841 532717
Text: 07989 225520

Closed: Christmas

Althea Library is our home and is occupied 24 hours.

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please phone 01841 532717 or email