Access statement

Introduction

At Malabar we aim to cater for all the needs of all our visitors. We offer four en-suite rooms for our guests on a bed and breakfast basis. We are a totally non smoking establishment.

The following statement is a summary of our facilities. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us either my phone or e-mail.

Pre Arrival

  • The nearest mainline train station is at Alnmouth 16 miles away.
  • Nearest airport is 50 miles at Newcastle
  • The local bus service stops in the village, which is a few minutes walk from Malabar.
  • Taxi service available - please ask for details and we can arrange.
  • Hospitals, dentist, optician are in Alnwick 12 miles away, Doctor in Seahouses.
  • Deposit required for advance bookings and payment on departure is by cheque or cash.
  • We do not have credit card facilities.

Arrival & Car Parking

  • On Arrival at Malabar there is private parking on the drive at the front door.
  • Front door has security light.
  • No marked bays but ample space for all cars.
  • The surface is flat from the cars to the front door.
  • On arrival help is provided with luggage (if required).
  • Seahouses centre is a few minutes flat walk from Malabar.

Main Entrance & Reception

  • The front door has two steps 7cms and 13cms.
  • The door is 85cms wide
  • On entry into Malabar there is a hallway 1.4 metres wide, which leads to the dining room where there is seating provided.
  • The flooring on the public areas downstairs is oak flooring with no rugs.
  • All guests are provided with front door and room keys so 24hr access is available.

Public areas

  • The entrance hall which leads to the dining and sitting are is 1.4 meters wide and is oak wood flooring with no rugs.
  • Lighting in the public areas is good.
  • Stairs are well lit and fitted with a short pile carpet.
  • There are 14 stairs to a small landing and then 3 more stairs to the main landing where the 1st floor bedrooms are situated.
  • Each stair is 85 cm wide 25 cm deep and 16 cm high.
  • We do not have a public WC as all rooms are en suite.

Dining Room

  • Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8.00 - 9.30, earlier times can be arranged special diets can be catered for.
  • There are no steps in the dining room. Flooring is oak with no rugs.
  • Furniture in the dining room can be moved to suit any individuals requirements.
  • Table is 75cm high with gate legs.
  • Chairs have no arm rests and can be moved to suit individual requirements.
  • Menus can be provided in large print.
  • No background music is played during breakfast.
  • Television with freeview is provided in the sitting area of the dining room with cane furniture and a selection of magazines.

Laundry Facilities

  • We can do laundry on request and a small charge will apply.
  • Ironing board and iron available on request.
  • Drying facilities for outdoor clothing.

Local Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle Hire available locally.
  • Riding available locally.
  • Luggage transfer for walkers and cyclists can be arranged.
  • Maps and printed walks are available to guests.
  • Local golf course less than five minutes walks away.

Packed Lunches

  • We can provide packed lunches if they are ordered the day before. An extra charge will apply.

Bedrooms

We have four en suite bedrooms 3 on the 1st floor, tow with separate bath and shower, one with shower only, and a ground floor room with a wet room (see public areas for details of stairs).

Oil fired central heating throughout with thermostatically controlled radiators.

All shower/bath rooms have heated towel rails.

Ground Floor super king/twin room

  • Main door to the bedroom is 80cms wide and bathroom door is 64.5cms wide.
  • There is space between the beds and dressing table allowing for left or right transfer to beds in any combination.
  • Both beds have bedside lights.
  • Furniture can be moved around on request.
  • Room is equipped with a zip link bed, one 6ft or two 3ft beds, which is 70cms high.
  • Dressing table has a stool with free standing mirror and adjustable light.
  • There is a separate seating area with remote controlled TV with freeview which is accessed by an arched 90cm wide  doorway from the bedroom , two upright chairs and table are provided.
  • Both bedroom and sitting area are fitted with short pile carpet.
  • Both bedroom and seating area have a pendant light fitting
  • The en-suite wetroom has walk in shower with tiled floor (underfloor heating) access width to the shower is 65cms.
  • The hand basin has a rounded front free space under and is 82cms high.
  • Above the sink there is a mirror with light and shaver point.
  • The toilet is 40cms hight
  • The shower room is lit by 6 ceiling mounted downlighters.

Twin room

  • Main door is 80cms wide and bathroom door is 80cms wide
  • There is 1.4 metres space between the beds and dressing table allowing for left or right transfer to beds in any combination
  • All beds have bed side light
  • Furniture can be moved around on request.
  • Two 3ft wide beds which are 60cms high
  • Television is remote controlled with freeview
  • One upright chair is provided
  • Dressing table has a stool wall mounted mirror and an adjustable light
  • Bedroom is fitted with short pile carpet.
  • Bedroom is lit by pendant light fitting
  • The en suite room has separate shower and bath with lino to the floor
  • The shower has curved sliding doors; shower tray has a non slip surface and is 15cms high
  • The enamel bath has hand rails on both sides and the edge is 55cms high
  • The hand basin has a rounded front, free space under and is 82cms high above sink mirrror, light and shaver point
  • The toilet is 40cms high
  • The room is lit by 2 round light fittings with 3 lights on each fitting

Family/double/twin room

  • Main door is 80cms wide and bathroom door is 64.5cmswide
  • There is space between the beds and dressing table allowing for left or right transfer to beds in any combination
  • Both beds have bedside lights
  • Furniture can be move around on request.
  • One 3ft wide single and a 5ft wide king size beds which are 60cms high
  • Television is remote controlled with freeview
  • One upright chair is provided
  • Dressing table has a stool and free standing mirror and adjustable light
  • Bedroom is fitted with short pile carpet.
  • Bedroom is lit by pendant light fitting
  • The en suite room has separate shower and bath with lino to the floor
  • The shower has curved sliding doors; shower tray has a non slip surface and is 15cm high
  • The enamel bath has hand rails on both sides and the edge is 55cms high
  • The hand basin has a rounded front, free space under and is 82cms high above sink mirror,light and shaver point
  • The toilet is 40cms high
  • The room is lit by a two round light fitting with 3 lights on each fitting

Double

  • Main door is 80cms wide and bathroom door is 64.5cms wide
  • Bed has bedside lights
  • The bed is 5ft wide and 60cms high
  • Television is remote controlled with freeview
  • Bedroom is fitted with short pile carpet
  • Bedroom is lit by pendant light fitting
  • Dressing table has a stool wall mounted mirror and an adjustable light
  • En-suite room has a shower with lino to the floor
  • The shower has curved sliding doors; shower tray has a non slip surface and is 15cms high
  • The hand basin has a rounded front, free space under and is 82cms high. above sink mirror, light and shaver point the toilet is 40cms high
  • The room is lit by a round light fitting with 3 lights

Additional Information

  • Assistance dogs are more than welcome
  • Secure storage is available for cycles, golf clubs and diving equipment.
  • Malabar does not have very good mobile phone reception.
  • In the unlikely event that we had to evacuate the building the fire alarm will ring continuously.
  • We are able to use both the front and back of the building for evacuation purposes.
  • We can offer extra assistance to ensure every one is evacuated safely.
  • We are happy to take delivery of any mobility aids that have been pre-hired.
  • We are a no smoking building.
  • We can store medication /food in our fridge but please note that 24 hour access to this is not available.

Contact Information

Moira or Brian Atkinson
Malabar
20 King Street
Seahouses
Northumberland
NE68 7XP
Telephone 01665 720531

The phone is answered between 08.00 and 22.00
e-mail: malabarenquiries@gmail.com
website : http://malabar-seahouses.co.uk/

We are closed from the 31st October till the Easter.