Telephone: 01429 273875 Mobile: 07933 906118

Access Information

Introduction
Our B&B is set just outside the centre of Hartlepool town and offers 12 guest rooms.
Whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our B&B there are some features which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility.
Access to the B&B is via steps and it is set on several different levels, so there are steps between rooms. Because of many levels, the rooms are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Pre-Arrival
We are located south of the town centre. The B&B has a private forecourt for on-site parking covered by a security camera.
The nearest shops are within walking distance. The Town Centre is only a 5 minute walk away.

Public Transport Services
The bus stop servicing the 1/1A, 3/4, 7/7A and 536 Northbound (into town) is across the road, directly opposite the B&B. The 6 & 36 Northbound are serviced by another bus stop 20 metres further North from the B&B.
The 1/1A Southbound (out of town) bus stop is 50 metres to the left of the B&B, outside Ye Olde Durhams club. All other southbound buses have a stop 40 metres to the right of the B&B.
Service Number : 1/1A
Destinations: High Tunstall - Throston Grange - University Hospital of Hartlepool - Hartlepool - Seaton Carew - The Clarences - Middlesbrough (up to every 15 mins).
Service Number : 3/4
Destinations: Bishop Cuthbert/ Clavering - Brus Arms - Marina - Rift House - St Patricks - Fens - Seaton Carew (every 30-mins).
Service Number : 6
Destinations: Hart Station - Brus Arms - Hartlepool - Fens - South Fens (up to every 30 mins).
Service Number : 7/7A
Destinations: Headland - Hartlepool - Owton Manor (up to every 10 mins).
Service Number : 36
Destinations: Hartlepool Marina - Hartlepool - Fens - Stockton - Middlesborough (up to every 15 mins).
Service Number : 527
Destinations: Maritime Avenue - Hartlepool -Fens - Greatham (every 60 mins).

Railway
The nearest railway station is Hartlepool which is just over a mile away. Taxis are usually available at the station, but we can book one for you in advance if required, and requested in advance.
There are several local taxi companies and we can provide a selection of telephone numbers or make bookings in advance for you.
We are able to accommodate animals with prior arrangement.
Our website www.braffertonguesthouse.co.uk provides pictures of our accommodation and further information about the services we provide.
You can contact us by telephone, text, or e-mail. Please see our “Contact Information” section of this document for full details.

Arrival and Car Parking
Please advise us of your anticipated arrival time so that we can be sure we are here to welcome you.
To ensure your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not normally arrive before 2pm. Earlier arrival may, however, be possible by arrangement.
Parking is at the front of the guest house, and secure parking is at the rear. If there are no spaces available at the front of the guest house, please feel free to use the secured car park at the rear of the B&B.
We offer assistance with luggage.

Main Entrance
There are two steps of 5 inches each up to the front door.
The front door is locked with a coded entry panel, so please ring the bell on your arrival.
Please be patient as we sometimes have to come down from the top floor.

Guest Accommodation – Public Areas
The B&B is situated over several floors and there is no lift available.
The house has always operated a strict 'No Smoking' policy for the benefit of our guests.
Seats are available at the front of the B&B for the benefit of guests and has facilities for disposal of cigarettes.
The entrance hallway gives access to the Guest Lounge and Dining Room.
From the hallway there are 13 steps up of 8 inches each (with a handrail on one side) to the first Bathroom.
There are a further 6 steps of 8 inches each up to the first landing with rooms 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8.
From the first landing, there are a further 15 steps of 8 inches each to 4, 5, and the Shower Room.
From the first landing, there are a further 15 steps of 8 inches each to 9, 10 and the Bathroom.
The house is centrally heated throughout but temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements.


Dining Room
Guests are welcome to use the dining room at any time.
Breakfast is served in the dining room from 7:00 am until 8.00 am Tuesday to Friday and from 8.30 am until 9:30 am Saturday Sunday. A varied menu is available. (See section on Food).
The dining room has a carpeted floor with 2 tables capable of seating up to 12 people.
We are NOT licensed for the sale of alcohol but you may consume your own wine or beer in the dining room or bedrooms.


Food
We do not routinely offer evening meals, although arrangements can be made on request and in advance.
We are happy for guests to eat their takeaway food in either the dining room or bedrooms.
We serve a continental breakfast Every morning.
The breakfast menu offers :
Orange Juice
Tea/Coffee
A selection of cereals and fruit
Toast
Packed lunches can be provided on request.


Bedrooms
There is one bedroom on the ground floor. All other bedrooms are situated on the 1st and 2nd floors.
There are no en suite facilities.
There is a TV (Freeview) and DVD player in every room. Wi Fi Internet conection is available free to our guests.
Tea and coffee making facilities and Hair Dryer are provided in every room.
Irons and ironing boards are available on request.
Our beds are normally made with synthetic duvets. All pillows are synthetic.
There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet and dressing chair in each room.
All bedrooms are reasonably spacious and have 10 foot ceiling height.
There is a laminated sheet in each bedroom which contains further information about the guest house.


Additional Information
There are two fire extinguishers in the entrance hall and on every landing.
In the event of a fire, the fire alarm will sound. Please advise us if you have a hearing impairment as some rooms have flashing beacons.
Fire alarm testing usually takes place on Wednesdays at 5pm.
The building can be evacuated via two doors at the front and one door at the back via the Kitchen.
We are happy to cater for special diets or any particular likes or dislikes. Please advise us of these before your arrival.
We are happy to refrigerate any medication from our guest. We can also keep any perishables (such as clotted cream!) in our fridge for a limited period.
Mobile phone reception is usually very good.


Contact Information
Address:
Brafferton B&B, 159-161 Stockton Road, Hartlepool, TS25 1SL.
Telephone number: 01429 273875.
If we are away from home your call will be diverted automatically, please wait to be diverted .
E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.braffertonguesthouse.co.uk
We are open all year but do take occasional days off.


Useful Numbers
One Life Medical Centre - 01429 272000 01429 272000
NHS Direct - 0845 4647
Taxi Services:
Twentythree - 01429 232323
Hudsons - 01429 860860

If you require further details or have any comments about the services we provide, do not hesitate to contact us.

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