Introduction

The Sentry Mead offers ten guest rooms. The house is a Victorian three storey building and whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some period features which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility. We have rooms at different levels and there are steps and stairs between floors and rooms. The structure and design of the building does not enable us to install a lift. We do not have any ground floor bedrooms.

The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

Pre-Arrival

  • We are located on the coast in Totland Bay, 1 mile from Freshwater and 2.5 miles from Yarmouth.
  • The nearest small shop is just 300 yds away, but there is a wider selection in Freshwater, one mile away.
  • The nearest bus stop is 300 yds away and buses run frequently to various destinations all over the Island.
  • The nearest ferry port is in Yarmouth and is operated by Wightlink Ferries.
  • There are several local taxi companies and we can make bookings in advance for you.
  • Menus can be provided in large print if required. We regret we do not have facilities to prepare documents in braille.
  • All dogs are welcome with prior notification and there are many dog walking areas nearby.
  • Our website sentrymead.co.uk provides pictures of our accommodation. The website provides further information about the services we provide and all contact details for Sentry Mead.
  • You can contact us by telephone or email. Please see the “Contact Information” section of this document for full details.

Arrival and Car Parking

  • To ensure your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not arrive before 3 p.m.
  • Please park at the front of the guesthouse in one of the marked parking bays, or pull in behind the parked cars on the left if the car park is full.
  • We offer assistance with luggage.
  • The car park is lit at night and has a level surface of tarmac. 

Main Entrance & Reception

  • The front door is always locked.  Please ring the bell to gain entrance.
  • There is a small step 8 cm high into the covered porch and then a level paved section of 2.3 m to the front door.  The doorway has double doors.  The door on the right gives entry with an opening of 65 cm.  The left hand door can be unlocked to give an opening of 1.3 m.  There is a 12 cm step up into the hotel hallway.  It is a level carpeted walk to the reception desk.  The hallway has white painted dado rails, contrasting against the darker walls.
  • There is seating provided near reception and registration can be done seated.

Public Areas – General (Internal)

  • All hallways and stairs have short pile carpet and white painted dado rails, contrasting with the darker walls.
  • The main hall is 1.2 m wide at its narrowest point.
  • The ground floor has level access to all areas.
  • The breakfast room is carpeted and the doorway is 80 cm wide.
  • The lounge is carpeted and the doorway is 76 cm wide.  The sun lounge is off the lounge through double doors giving an opening of 1.0 m.
  • 22 stairs lead to the first floor and bedrooms 1 to 5.  There are 11 steps to a corner landing, then a further 3 to another corner landing and then a further 8.  The stairs are 14 cm high and 29 cm deep and the width of this staircase is 90 cm.
  • There are 18 stairs to the second floor and Bedrooms 6 to 10.   These stairs are 16 cm high, 17 cm deep and the staircase is 74 cm wide.  There are 7 steps to a corner landing, then 3 corner steps followed by a further 8 steps.
  • All the stairs have a dark coloured handrail on one side
  • The whole building is centrally heated throughout but temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements.
  • The whole building has Wi-Fi Broadband facilities and this service is free to guests.

Public Areas – WC

Bedrooms are all en suite but there is a separate WC on the ground floor. This has been fitted with grab rails to assist guests with mobility difficulties. The doorway into the lobby is 75 cm wide and the doorway into the toilet is 67 cm wide.

Laundry

24 hour service is available on request. £5 per wash, £5 per dry. There is no ironing service, but an iron and board is available downstairs for guests to use.

Shop

Not available, but please ask us for anything you may have forgotten to bring ie. Toothbrush / toothpaste / shavers kit etc.

Breakfast Room, Bar, Lounge and Sun Lounge

  • Guests are welcome to use the lounges at any time.
  • The lounge has three sofas and two high-back armchairs.
  • We are licensed for the sale of alcohol. Drinks may be taken into the lounge.
  • The lounge has an open gas fire lit during cold weather.
  • A selection of local information, books, magazines and board games are available in the lounge and sun lounge.
  • All meals are served in the breakfast room.
  • Furniture is flexible and can be moved on request.
  • Tables have under-space of 63 cm high (legs on each corner) and a minimum of 60 cm wide although some are much wider.
  • Most chairs have no arms but we have 6 chairs with arms if required.
  • Menus can be provided in large print, or we are happy to read through the menu with the guest.
  • The breakfast buffet is self-service but the rest will be waitress service.
  • Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and all other diets catered for upon request.
  • We do play the radio in the breakfast room, but this can be modified if requested.

Leisure Facilities

Not available.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Beyond the sun lounge there is a terraced area with outside tables and chairs and garden umbrellas.  This area is accessed through patio doors (107 cm wide opening) and has a metal lip to step over of 13 cm high.
  • This also leads to the gardens and lawn area accessed by several stone steps or a lawn slope. 

Conference facilities

Sentry Mead has no conference facilities.

Gardens

The gardens are for guest use. The slide and swings are for children under 12 yrs only and should only be used with adult supervision.

Bedrooms

  • All bedrooms are carpeted throughout.
  • There are en suite facilities in all rooms with either tiled or laminate flooring.
  • All rooms have remote controlled flat-screen digital televisions.
  • All rooms have Wi-Fi Broadband Internet access.
  • Mobile phone reception is good throughout the building and internal phones are provided.
  • A hospitality tray with tea and coffee facilities and bottled water is provided.
  • We also provide a hair dryer, radio facilities and a selection of quality toiletries.
  • Our beds are normally made with duvets.  All pillows are either synthetic or feather.
  • We are happy to provide sheets and blankets if preferred.  Please specify before your arrival if required.
  • Bath sheets, hand towels, flannels and a bath mat are provided.
  • A non-slip bath mat is provided.
  • There is a folder in each bedroom which contains further information about the accommodation.
  • All rooms have hanging space, drawers, bedside tables/lights, desk space/dressing tables and chairs or stools, hairdryers, full length mirrors and dressing table mirrors.
  • Ironing boards and irons are available downstairs for use upon request.

Bedroom 1 – Osborne

  • Bedroom 1 is on the first floor and has a sea-facing view over the hotel gardens.
  • This room has two 3ft beds together with access from one side each or one 6ft bed with access from both sides.
  • There is level access to the en-suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and bath with shower over.

Bedroom 2 – Alum

  • Bedroom 2 is on the first floor and has a sea-facing view over the hotel gardens.
  • This room has a 5ft bed with access from both sides.
  • There is level access to the en-suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and bath with shower over.

Bedroom 3 – Brook

  • Bedroom 3 is on the first floor and has a side view of Turf Walk and the sea beyond.
  • This room has a 5ft bed with access from both sides.
  • There is level access to the en-suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and bath with shower over.

Bedroom 4 – Freshwater

  • Bedroom 4 is on the first floor and has a side view of Turf Walk and the sea beyond.
  • This room has a 5ft bed with access to both sides.
  • There is level access to the en-suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and step in 130x74cm shower cubicle.

Bedroom 5 – Brighstone

  • Bedroom 5 is on the first floor and has a limited outlook.
  • This room has two 3ft beds with access from at least one side each.
  • These beds can be zipped together to provide a 6ft bed with access from both sides.
  • There is level access to the en-suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and bath with shower over.

Bedroom 6 – Luccombe

  • Bedroom 6 is on the second floor and has a view over neighbouring gardens.
  • This room has a 5ft bed with access from both sides.
  • There is a level access to the en-suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and bath with shower over.

Bedroom 7 – Chale

  • Bedroom 7 is on the second floor and has a view over neighbouring gardens.  This is our smallest room and is priced accordingly.
  • This room has a 4ft 6in bed with access from both sides.
  • There is level access to the en-suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and bath with shower over.

Bedroom 8 – Totland

  • Bedroom 8 is located on the second floor and has a sea-facing view over the gardens and Turf Walk.  This is one of our largest rooms with the best view.
  • This room has a 5ft bed with access from both sides and is draped in the style of a half tester.
  • There is a level access to the en suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and bath with shower over.

Bedroom 9 – Ventnor

  • Bedroom 9 is on the second floor and has a sea-facing view over the gardens.
  • This room has two 3ft beds together with access from one side each or one 6ft bed with access from both sides.
  • There is level access to the en-suite which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and walk-in shower enclosure – 900mm x 1500mm.

Bedroom 10 – Colwell

  • Bedroom 10 is located on the second floor and has a side view of Turf Walk and the sea beyond.
  • This room has one 4ft 6in bed with access from both sides.
  • There is a level access to the en-suite, which comprises a low level toilet, hand basin and bath with shower over.

Additional Information

  • Wi-Fi is available throughout the establishment.
  • In the event of a fire the fire alarm will ring. Please advise us if you have a hearing impairment and might not hear this.
  • The building can be evacuated via the front door at the bottom of the stairs or via the emergency fire exit which is clearly signed.
  • Sentry Mead is entirely non-smoking throughout the premises.
  • 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.
  • Dogs are welcomed by prior arrangement and will incur a small supplement.

Future Plans

  • We are making a couple of rooms showers only which will be more accessible.  Of course, guests must still be able to climb at least one flight of stairs.
  • We are looking into removable ramps for the front door and for accessing the terraced area.
  • We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please phone 01983 753212 or email info@sentrymead.co.uk

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