Access Statement

May Cottage is a Victorian house with original staircases.

The car park is behind the house with a reasonably steep slope back up to the entrance at the front of the house. There is a stone step to reach the entrance porch and another stone step into the house.

Two Double rooms  (rooms 1 and 2) are situated on the First Floor. Access to the first floor is by a flight of 13 stairs with a handrail on one side.

Room 3 is situated on the Second Floor. Access to the second floor is by a narrower flight of 13 stairs with a handrail on one side. It is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues or a fear of heights. The roof in room 3 has eaves, so is unsuitable for guests taller than 6’2″.

There is no lift.

Assistance can be given with luggage.

Room 1 ensuite has a shower over a bath. A non-slip mat is provided.

Room 2 ensuite has a walk in shower cubicle. A non-slip mat is provided

Room 3 ensuite has a walk in shower cubicle and a small basin. A non-slip mat is provided.

May Cottage is a short 200m walk from the centre of Bowness. There is pavement all the way on the near side of the road.

The piers for the Lake Cruises are a further 250m, 3 minutes walk.

The return journey to May Cottage is slightly uphill.

Several bus services run form the stop adjacent to the Lake Cruises pier, including route 599 which goes to Windermere, Ambleside & Grasmere. At Windermere station connections can be made to to other destinations, and rail services to Oxenholme and beyond.

There are many taxi services in the area. Hackney cabs can be picked up next to the church in the centre of Bowness.