The Bogey Hole

Pauline Duval's Guest House Located In The Heart Of Lichfield Staffordshire

Access Statement for The Bogey Hole, 23 Dam Street, Lichfield

We aim to cater for the needs of all of our visitors but realise that the restrictions of our 18th century grade 2 Listed Town house in the conservation area of Lichfield may make our property unsuitable for some of you. The following statement is a summary of our house and we hope that this will help you to decide if it is suitable for you. Please contact us with any specific queries and we will endeavour to help. Due to the age of the property and it being a grade two listed building we realise that not everyone would find it easy to access.

Please note: smoking is not permitted in the house but you may smoke in the walled back garden.

Pre-Arrival

There are frequent bus services into the city centre bus station. The main train station [the city station] is opposite the bus station on the Birmingham Road Lichfield. They are about four minutes away from The Bogey Hole. We also have Trent Valley station, [the London Euston to Lichfield train]. Local taxis are available to bring you into the city or you can get on the Trent Valley to Lichfield train: one stop: or you can easily walk into the city. It takes about 15 minutes

Sorry, we have no provision for pets

You can contact us via phone, or email.  paulineduval @talktalk.net or 01543 264303

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

We are on the pedestrianised walkway in the heart of the City Centre Conservation area. Therefore, we have no front garden. Motor car access is allowed to the house. Upon arrival at the property we have two entrances. Number 21 has one small step to get into the property and number 23 has 2 steps. Please knock or ring on 23. I have free parking for my visitors.

Please ask if you need us to assist you with your luggage

Main Entrance

The main door has a typically Georgian doorway with 2 steps to access this part of the building but as already stated we have another entrance a few steps down the street. The Guests front door. Each visitor has his or her own key for easy access at all times. The entrance has a fully glazed door which leads you into a small lobby with a mat well for wiping feet. There is a half glazed door leading into the body of the house. The floor is original Edwardian flooring.

Public Areas - General (Internal)

The breakfast/conservatory room is on the ground floor accessed by one step. The covering on stairs and upstairs landings and bedrooms is short pile carpet. All bedrooms are on the first floor. There are 12 stairs leading to the first floor landing. The stairs are easy to climb, but there are more steps than in a modern house as one would expect in an Edwardian house. There is a hand rail on the right hand side of the stairs from top to bottom of the first stairs to the landing.
Rooms are all en suite but no public WC is available

Public Areas Bedrooms

All Bedrooms are all en suite

Stairs

from the first floor leads you to a lounge which is situated on the second floor. There is a small kitchen which has a micro wave, a fridge freezer, cups saucers etc. You may use this area but you have to take into account that these stairs are attic type stairs and are not suitable for people with walking disabilities.

Dyat Bedroom single en suite

This is a pretty, cosy, single bedroom which overlooks the back garden. Door width 72cm fire door with closer. Single 3ft bed with drawers underneath. Fitted short-pile carpet on the floor. There is one step up to en-suite facilities. The en suite has cushion flooring. There is a working area for the computer a set of drawers and an upholstered chair to sit on. There is a TV and wi fi in the house, DVD/ player and internet access, hair dryer, alarm clock, hospitality tray.  

Garrick bedroom double en suite

his double room overlooks the pedestrian area which is a quiet street leading to the Cathedral. Door width 72cm with door closer. This room has a chest of drawers, comfy Victorian chair and a large Victorian writing desk TV and wi fi in the house, DVD player. Hairdryer and alarm clock. Hospitality tray. The en suite bathroom, with toiletries, is on the same level and is equipped to a good standard. The floor in this area is covered in cushion flooring. There is a bath mat to put in the shower cubicle.

Chad bedroom double en suite

This room looks out on the quiet pedestrian street which leads to Minster pool and our beautiful Cathedral. It has a 72cm width fire door with closer. Short fitted carpet covers the floor. In the room there is a double bed and two bedside cabinets, a set of drawers and an easy chair. There is a separate computer desk with a chair. There is tv and wi fi in the house, hair dryer, an alarm clock, hospitality tray. The en suite bathroom is accessed by going down two steps. This area has cushion flooring.

Darwin Bedroom en suite

This room overlooks Lichfield Cathedral [sideways on] and Minster pool. It is a very quiet room. 72cm width fire door with closer. There are two standard single light oak beds, a bedside table between and a wardrobe and a chest of drawers and a pine writing desk and chair, a TV and wi fi within the house, DVD/CD player, hairdryer and alarm clock. Hospitality tray. Fitted short-pile carpet is on the floor and cushion flooring is in the en suite bathroom.  

Additional Information

Mobile phone reception depends on your network but most are available within the bedrooms or at various points within the house. In the unlikely event of a fire, the fire alarm will sound continuously. If you require assistance with evacuation from the premises, please notify us on arrival and we will ensure you are evacuated safely. e.g. In the case of a hearing impairment. We operate a no-smoking policy.

Lichfield offers many eating places, lots of pubs, newsagents, convenience stores, post office in W.H. Smith, pharmacies, take-away food establishments and a golf club within easy distance at Whittington. As there is a kitchen with table and chairs and a lounge area I would appreciate no food in the rooms please.

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