Access statement for Edgar Townhouse


The Edgar Townhouse is a centrally located bed and breakfast establishment in Bath. The Hotel has 18 en-suite bedrooms located over 6 floors. The building is a grade 1 listed house built between 1780 -1790.

Pre Arrival

The hotel can be contacted in the following ways:

Fax 01225 466916
Phone 01225 420619

Large print details on the hotel are available by e-mail and post.

The Edgar is 15-20 minutes walk from the train station and 5 minutes in a taxi. The bus station is 20 minutes walk away.

Location of nearest Radar station toilet is Henrietta Park.

Main Entrance and Reception

The hotel has one main entrance.  There are 3 initial steps and then 1 further step into the foyer. A pad and pen can be made available on arrival.From the 15 July 2022 we will have limited local parking permits for guest who book direct.
From the 28 September 2022 we will no  longer be able to provide local parking permit.
Please travel by train where possible. The nearest long stay carpark is Charlotte street . Charlotte Street Car Park, Charlotte Street, Bath BA1 2NE
MiPermit location number 751014

The hotel has 2 doors before entry into the hotel. The main front door on the street is open between 7.30am and 9pm. The second vestibule door is located at all time. Both doors have night latch keys.

The hotel is manned from 8am to 9pm. Outside of these times an emergency call number is provided.

The reception is located to the right of the second glass door. The reception table is 70cm high. The floor is level to the reception lounge and breakfast room. There is 1 mirror in reception but not where the receptionist is.

Service dogs are accepted but no provisions made for service dogs other than water.

Public Areas General

The Edgar does not have lifts or escalators.

The accommodation is arranged over several floors. The stairs are 92cm wide.There are 14 steps per flight of stairs.

1 flight stairs up: 1 double room

2 flights of stairs up: 1 double, 1 twin and 1 quad room.1 fire shuts these rooms off when a fire alarm sounds

4 flights of stairs up : 1 double, 1 single and 2 twin rooms. 1 fire shuts these rooms off when a fire alarm sounds

5 flights of stairs up: 2 double rooms, 1 twin room,1 single room.

Banisters are present on both sides of the stairs going up.

The lounge reception and breakfast room are located on the ground floor.

1 flight of stairs down : 4 double rooms. 1 fire shuts these rooms off when a fire alarm sounds

1 door separates the basement floor

2 flights of stairs down: 2 double rooms.

The basement floor has 1 fires exit at the front of the hotel. There are then 2 flights of stairs up.

Only 1 banister is present going down

The hotel does not have baby changing facilities.

The hotel is completely carpeted. There is 1 mat in the vestibule area.

Most televisions have teletext.

Public Areas WC

The toilet has 1 public toilet located 5 meters from reception down 3 steps. The toilet has not been adapted. 

Breakfast Room  & Lounge

The breakfast room and lounge are located on the Ground floor. The lounge room is open form 8am to 9pm.

Breakfast is served from 8am to 9.30am. Large font size menu available on request.

The cutlery is a standard size.


Most rooms have teletext facilities. The rooms are unsuitable for wheel chair users, as we do not have a lift.

The hotels rooms do not contain any phones.

Main lights and side lights are present in all rooms.

Tea and coffee making facilities are in all rooms. The kettles are of travel size.

Staff can describe the room and provide a familiarisation tour.

Pillows are filled with hollow fibres.

Nut traces may present in some of the breakfast foods.

Bathroom shower room

The bedroom is all en-suite with showers and toilet. There is a  towel rail.There is 1 step into the shower.

Additional Information

Medicines may be stored in the guest house fridge. The hotel is totally non-smoking

There are no public gardens

Fire Rules

If you discover a fire

1      RAISE THE ALARM by (breaking the glass of the nearest fire alarm call point)

2      ATTACK THE FIRE with the equipment provided – if you can do so without undue risk.

3      Call the Fire brigade immediately by dialling 999.


ROUSE THE GUESTS under your charge – or make sure they have been roused.

LEAVE THE PREMISES with your guests by the nearest available exit

CLOSE ALL DOORS behind you


REPORT TO PERSON: in charge at the assembly point outside the front door on the pavement.


KNOW HOW TO FIND the escape routes provided

KNOW HOW TO USE the fire fighting equipment


If you are the person previously designated, call the Fire Brigade immediately you hear the fire alarm.


SHOUT OR RUN: this tends to cause panic