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We offer bed and breakfast accommodation in a relaxed and friendly environment. We have five guest bedrooms in the farm guesthouse and a private suite off the courtyard with its own private entrance. The courtyard bed rooms are on the ground floor, wheelchair accessible, and are suitable for guests with limited mobility and have been given a mobility 2 grading by the Quality Assurance under their National Accessibility Scheme. The rooms are tastefully and carefully furnished and equipped to provide the comfort and attractive surroundings that all our guests expect.

Access to bedrooms in the main house are on the first floor with eleven stairs to landing (with handrail) then a further four stairs.

With our disabled or elderly guests in mind we aim to enhance the comfort of your stay by offering the following facilities and services:

Pre arrival


Guests will be asked if they have any special requirements at the time of booking

Our access statement will be published on our website


Arrival & Car Parking

The parking space closest to the courtyard will be allocated to a disabled guest

The parking area is flat with block pavers. The distance from car park to room is approx 15m

Assistance with luggage is offered on arrival and departure



Guests are met at the car and taken to and shown around their room where they can fill in a registration card in their room at their leisure or help can be given in required

An explanation of all facilities and the layout of the premises will be given and the emergency evacuation procedure displayed.

An information book in the bedroom is also available in large print.

Portable hearing loop available on request.

Fridges in all bedrooms for cold storage of guest’s medicinal needs.

The owner and staff have attended Welcome All training courses.


Disabled Bedroom

Door opens directly onto paved areas of the courtyard. Height of threshold is 4cm.

Twin beds (height 54cm) can be linked together to make a large double if preferred

Armchair, remote control TV and cordless kettle are all provided

Lights above beds can be operated by switch by bed

All rooms are no smoking


En suite shower / wet room.


An emergency call bell is provided to elderly and disabled guests

The shower is easy to operate with large on/off button and a lever dial to adjust temperature

Wash hand basin has lever taps

Grab rails are fitted horizontally (20cm) beside the shower fitting and between the toilet and wash basin

A toilet frame (height 67cm, internal width 50cm) can be put in place for your visit to aid sitting and standing

The toilet seat height is 43cm or can be raised to 46cm with the use of a temporary seat raiser. Shower seat also available.

Non slip flooring has been fitted.


Dining Room

Situated in the main farmhouse, approx 10m from the courtyard rooms by way of a level paved area. Door threshold is 4cm high - ramp available

Breakfast is served to your table

A fridge and microwave for guests use is available on the first floor.


Gardens and grounds

Smoking is allowed out of doors

There are wooden benches, tables and chairs in the courtyard area and garden benches dotted around the main lawn area.

The grounds are mainly block paved and lawned with flower beds.

There are no steps to negotiate and no dangerous water features.

For further information please contact us direct.



Margaret and Jack Sisson, Bessiestown Farm, Country Guest House and Self Catering Accommodation.

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Bessiestown Farm Country Guesthouse, Catlowdy, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5QP
Telephone: 01228 577219 (8am-10pm) | Fax: 01228 577019
Email: info@bessiestown.co.uk