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Access Statement


The Sandpiper Guest House is located in a peaceful tree-lined cul-de-sac on Rowdens Road, Torquay. Rowdens Road itself is level but the surrounding roads can be quite steep. We have good access to local shops and amenities. Torquay Railway Station, the seafront, Torre Abbey & Gardens can be walked to within ten minutes.


The car park is immediately in front of The Sandpiper Guest House and is made up of part tarmac and part gravel chippings, and has spaces for approximately eight cars. There is a slight slope from the driveway towards the front of the house. There is also a parking space close to the front door which can be made available to disabled guests.


There is one step of 10cm as you step on to the front patio area before the front door. Then at the main front door there is a threshold of 10cm.The door bell is situated on the right hand side 145cm up, the front door leads directly into the reception area.


On the same level as the reception area we have two bedrooms, one Twin en-suite and one Double en-suite, there is a slight step of 3cm to these rooms but otherwise they have good access. Further along the hall on the same level, there is a guest lounge with high back chair seating, a television with DVD and Video players, Magazines, books and children’s games. Next to the guest lounge on the same level we have the Dining room that seats 21 people. All floors and rooms have carpets except for room en-suites which have vinyl flooring. We have a licensed cellar bar which is accessed from the ground floor hall way, there are a flight of steps down to it with a banister on the left hand side, there are 12 steps, 20cm high, 22cm deep and 74cm wide with a slight left turn at the bottom. This leads directly to the bar. From the bar there are double patio doors that lead out on to a level decked patio area for guest use and have tables and chairs.

Should guests require drinks from the bar these can be ordered and consumed in the guest lounge.

Please note there is no lift in the building.


A banister rail is fitted to the right hand side of the stairs, the stairs to first floor are 16cm high, 25cm deep, 93cm wide, there are 17 steps to the half landing(208cmx135cm ) and a further one step to the first floor level landing. From the first floor landing there are stairs to the second floor, the banister is fitted to the left hand side of the stairs, the stairs to the second floor are 19cm high, 22cm deep, 72cm wide, and there are 14 steps with a slight right turn at the top on to a level landing.


The Sandpiper has a Lower ground floor, ground floor, first floor and second floor.

We have a Double and a Double/Twin bedroom on the ground floor.

On the first floor, there is one Family suite comprising of a Double bed and interconnecting door to a twin bed room. There are two further Double En-suite rooms, and one Twin/Triple En-suite bedroom.

On the second floor there is one Twin/Triple bedroom with private facilities, one Double En-suite bedroom and one single En-suite bedroom.

All rooms benefit from tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers, free view TV, Alarm clock radio, luggage racks and seating.

  • We accept dogs in certain rooms, please call to discuss availability.
  • Assistance with luggage is available.
  • Fire exits are clearly identified.
  • Directions to the hotel are available on our web site or can be sent with a brochure.
  • Collection and return to Torquay Bus Station and Railway station is available by prior arrangement.


Tourist Information Centre
Vaughan Parade, TORQUAY TQ2 5JG
Tel: 01803 211211 Fax: 01803 214885
ACCESS: Wheelchair access; no parking

Torbay Hospital - Newton Road Torquay TQ2 7AA Tel: 01803 614567


Please ring NHS Direct for help and advice. 24 hour telephone helpline Tel: 0845 4647

British Disability Information Service
Chadwell Annexe Preston Paignton TQ3 2DW Tel: 01803 552175

British Red Cross – Medical Equipment Loan Service Unit 3C Broomhill Way Torquay TQ2 7QL Tel: 01803 616098

Wheelchair hire, short term basis Monday to Friday 10-4pm Wheelchairs, Walking aids, Crutches etc.

Shop Mobility - Wheel chair hire is available locally at, Lymington Road, Torquay.( next to library ) Tel: 01803 380982. Booking is advisable.

Taxi companies: wheelchair accessible Torbay Cab Company, Tel: 01803 292292. Torbay Taxis, Tel: 01803 211611

Dial a bus – This service will pickup from Falkland road, which is about 5 minutes walk from the Guest House. Tel: 01803 690 220

Public Transport: Torbay Ring &Ride Tel: 01803 201000.

Buses - Stagecoach Tel: 01803 664500. We are near a bus route No 32, and the bus stop is approx 5 minutes walk from the Sandpiper Guest House. Timetables are available in reception for guests.

Trains - Wales & West Disabled Journey Helpline Tel: 0845 3003005.Torquay Station is suitable for disabled passengers. We are in easy reach of Torquay train station and will arrange transport to and from the station to the Sandpiper Guest House if required.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss any special requirements not covered in this access statement , also if our facilities are not suitable then we would be more than happy to recommend other establishments more suited to your needs.


The Sandpiper Guest House
Rowdens Road
Tel: 01803 292777

Web site:

Tel: +44 (0) 1803 29 27 79
Fax: +44 (0) 1803 29 28 06
Location: Rowdens Road,
Torquay,Devon,TQ2 5AZ