Accessibility

Document last updated : February 2017

Sella Park is an historic building with character features making free access to all and to all areas something of a challenge. However, we have ensured accessibility to the best of our ability through the public areas and we do have ground floor bedrooms, one with an equipped bathroom, available in the Sella Grange Annexe.

Level access to the ground floor Copeland Room for wheelchair users and baby buggies is via ramps at the front door and to Reception, toilets and dining areas via the Conservatory entrance at the opposite end of the building. There is a washroom equipped for the disabled in the public area of the hotel.

We welcome all visitors including those with restricted mobility and other disabilities and will do our best to assist. It is helpful if customers let us know when they book of any special requirements they might have.


Pre-arrival

Closest mainline railway station - Seascale on the Cumbrian Coast line (5.5 miles, ca 11 minutes by car).

Buses are few in the area. At the present time, nearby Calderbridge (ca 1 mile away) is served by Stagecoach route 30.

There is a local taxi service and also an accessible taxi/transport service. With prior notice, we can make a booking for you.

Mobile phone reception can be variable in the area. Check with your provider before travelling.

You can contact us via telephone, fax or email. Please see contact information below for details.

We do not have the facility to supply menus in Braille but our menus are in PDF format on our website for prior download.


By road from the North

From Carlisle, follow the A595 for Cockermouth continuing towards Whitehaven and Barrow. Alternatively leave the M6 at Penrith and follow the A66 west towards Workington, then the A595 south to Whitehaven and Barrow. In the village of Calderbridge, take the right turn at the lights signposted Sellafield North Gate. Follow this road for approx 700m and the entrance to Sella Park will be seen on the left. The main entrance is ahead of you and the car park is then around to the right. The journey from Carlisle or Penrith should take about an hour.


By road from the South

Leave the M6 Motorway at junction 36.

Follow the signs for Barrow-in-Furness on the A590. Before you get to Barrow, turn right at Greenodd onto the A5092 and follow this road for Workington and Whitehaven. This road joins the A595 which will bring you up the coast to Calderbridge. At the lights, take the left turn signposted Sellafield North Gate. Follow this road for approx 700m and the entrance to Sella Park will be seen on the left. The main entrance is ahead of you and the car park is then around to the right.The journey from junction 36 should take about an hour and 40 minutes.


Car Parking Facilities

The hotel car park is at the side of the property and is laid to tarmac. There is level pedestrian access back around the main entrance at the front of the building or round the building to the right side to the Conservatory entrance. Customers with limited mobility are welcome to drop bags or passengers at the front door before driving round the back to park. There are a few designated spaces by the main entrance.


Toilets

There are signed accessible toilets on the ground floor of the hotel, close to Reception.


Public Rooms

All public rooms are carpeted.

From the hotel main entrance, there is level access to the Copeland Room on the left. A short flight of steps leads down to Reception, which is adjacent to the bar and Conservatory. Customers wishing to visit Reception and avoid all steps should enter the building by the Conservatory entrance and cross the Conservatory to Reception. The Priory Dining Room and the toilets are all on this lower level.

The hotel main entrance has a larger than standard door. The Conservatory door is standard width and opens outwards.
Level access is available to the rest of the ground floor from main entrance and Copeland Room by exiting the main door and turning left and left again to re-enter the building via the Conservatory.

The function marquee is reached by a covered tarmac walkway with level access throughout. For functions this surface may be carpeted.

Our dining areas comprise flexible furniture with tables of standard height and central pedestals. Dining chairs are without arms and can be moved to accommodate wheelchairs. There is ample space to manouevre wheeled and powered chairs in both Priory and Conservatory dining areas.


Bedrooms

We can assist guests with luggage.

Normal check in time is 3.00pm. However, earlier check in may be available with prior notice.

Our Reception Office is usually open 24 hours. If closed however, contact information or a contact number for a member of staff onsite will be left on the Reception desk which is 100cm high.

The bedrooms in the main building are all upstairs and there is no lift. Some rooms in addition have steps within them (mezzanine-style).

We have a few ground floor rooms with level access available in the Sella Grange Annexe which is adjacent to the main building. One of these has a bathroom equipped for those with restricted mobility. Please specify when booking if you require one of these bedrooms.


Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are very welcome at Sella Park and may go into all areas except the kitchens.


Smoking Onsite

All indoor areas are no smoking.


Contact Information

Address: Sella Park House Hotel, Calderbridge, Cumbria CA20 1DW
Telephone: 01946 841601
Fax: 01946 841339
Email: info@penningtonhotels.co.uk
Website: www.sellaparkhotel.co.uk


Local public transport numbers

Northern Rail Enquiries Fares and services information 08457 484950
Cumbria County Council Traveline Buses 0870 6082608
Local Taxi Service Gosforth Taxis 019467 25308
Local accessible taxi/transport service : White Line Taxis, Whitehaven 01946 66111
Car repairs Mill Garage, Calderbridge 01946 841413
Emergency services Dial 999 for Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguard or Mountain Rescue.
Police (Non emergency calls) 101
Egremont Health Centre 01946 820203
West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven 01946 693181
Murray's Pharmacy, Egremont 01946 820237
Boots Pharmacy, Egremont 01946 820288


Petrol

Calderbridge - Mill Garage 01946 841413

North – Egremont (ca 5 miles); Esso on roundabout on main A595, BP Bridge End open to 10pm. Bigrigg (ca 7 miles); Texaco on main A595, small supermarket attached.

South – Holmrook (6 miles) open daily from 6am to 11pm also sells a range of basic groceries

24-hour fuel is available at Tesco and Morrisons in Whitehaven (ca 9 miles North).


Banks

HSBC/Natwest – Egremont (5 miles)

All major banks in Whitehaven (9 miles)

Link-type cash machines at Lakeland Habit in Gosforth (2m), Seascale Beach Stores and Cooperative Seascale (5m), Holmrook petrol station (6m).


Tourist Information Centres

Egremont (14 miles) at Lowes Court Gallery 01946 820693


Contact us

You are most welcome to contact us on 01946 841601, 0845 450 6445 or by email at info@penningtonhotels.co.uk if you have concerns or queries not answered here and/or that you would like to discuss further with us.

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