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Access Statement


We aim to try to cater for the needs of all guests who visit our guest accommodation, where practicable. The following statement is a summary of our provision and is for guidance only, dimensions/times etc are all approximate. If you have any questions you wish to ask which appear not to have been answered please do not hesitate to contact Nicola, or David at the Tor Dean.


• Torquay train station is less than 5 minutes away by car, 10 minutes walk.
• Torquay coach station is about 5 minutes away by car, 10 minutes walk.
• Brochures and menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement.
• The Tor Dean can be contacted via phone, +44 01803 294 669, or e-mail, [email protected]

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

• The Tor Dean is located on Bampfylde Road.
• There are no parking restrictions on Bampfylde Road.
• Access onto the car park is via Bampfylde Road the car park can accommodate a maximum of 10 cars. The surface of the car park is tarmac.
• Cars are parked at owner risk.
• Entry & exit to and from the car park is the responsibility of each owner/driver.
• Access to the front door is level access, from the car park. With a 20mm threshold into the main building.
• We offer to assist guests with luggage if required.

Main Entrance & Reception

• The main entrance into The Tor Dean is accessed from Bampfylde Road along an almost level tarmac pathway.
• The inner front door is always kept closed for security reasons, there is a doorbell located on the right-hand side of the door.
• The external entrance door is 950mm wide.
• External night lights are located to the right of the main entrance door, both are on timers.
• The main reception is located on the ground floor. The inner front door which is also 950mm wide. There is a doorbell located on the right hand side of this door.
• The hallway is 850mm wide minimum, 1500mm maximum.
• The floor is carpeted throughout.

Public Areas – General

• The Tor Dean has one ground floor bedroom, double/twin en-suite, the lounge, dining room, and bar are also located on the ground floor.
• The dining room door opening is 860mm wide and the lounge door opening is 860mm.
• The bar door opening is 760mm. access to the bar, can also be made from the dining room via double French doors.
• From the reception area the first floor rooms are accessed via 16 stairs leading to a half landing which then leads to a further 4 stairs lead to the final landing.
• There is a timber handrail located on both sides of the main staircase.
• The stairs risers are 150mm high; the treads are 250mm deep.

Dining Room

• Breakfast is served in the dining room on the ground floor. The dining room is adjacent to the front door, level access.
• The furniture can be moved upon request it is not fixed.
• Tables are 750mm high. The chairs have no arms to them.
• Menus and other text information can be provided in large print.

Ground floor Bedroom en-suite double/twin

• The door width is 700mm wide.
• The bedroom has a carpet surface.
• There is an en-suite with shower, toilet and wash basin. The en-suite floor space is 1500mm x 1700mm (this excludes the shower cubicle area).
• Wheel chair access into the en-suite is not possible.
• A non slip shower mat can be provided.
• The floor surface is resisafe flooring.

Garden Area

• Decked area to the front of the property, accessed via the car park with a 50mm step down to wooden decking.
• Wooden tables, and chairs are available, and are free-standing.

Access statements for other bedrooms are available on request.