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Access Statement – Newark Lodge
5 Bullpit Road, Balderton, Newark, Nottingham NG24 3PT

Access Statement

Directions & transport tips.

Access Statement



Distance from nearest town, Newark, 1.5 miles walking.

Taxis: Z CARS 01636-705200 OR YELLOW CAB 01636-700551.

Taxis can also be found at the Newark Northgate Railway Station or in the town centre on Middlegate Street.

Buses from the bus station on Lombard Street to Balderton run every hour approx.

A small Tesco is the nearest shop to us and is about 200 metres away, the Post Office is 500 metres. Our pub is just around the corner, 100 metres.

Public toilets in Newark are located on the main road into Newark, London Road, just before you get to the Jet Petrol Station, by the public car park and library.


We have full off-street free parking, which is both tarmac and gravel, with 6 designated spaces for guest cars. There are no speed humps in the car park.

Cars can come right up to the front door for dropping off. Our phone number is displayed on our sign at the entrance to the property. There is a door bell for access. Bright security lights come on automatically at night when cars enter the car park.

We are most happy to assist customers with their baggage, and give them personal assistance in accessing the property and their bedrooms. ALL guests are accompanied to their bedrooms on arrival. Reception is manned from 7AM to 11PM.

Access to the lodge is through a door which is 33 inches wide, and immediately there is another door at 31 inches wide. Both doors have a small lip to cross over of some 3 inches high, these doors lead into the reception. ALL DOORS are side hung. There are no ramps.

Access from the reception to the guest lounge / breakfast room is through a door which is 29 inches wide. Reception desk is only some 31 inches high. The floor in reception is level, and there is a chair for guests. There are no lifts. All doors are manual.

ALL bedrooms are on the first floor. Access to the 2 double bedrooms is via a staircase of some 11 steps with a handrail, each step is some 8 inches high, these steps are steep, but once up it is a completely level floor, except the access to the 2 single rooms where there is 1 x 8 inch step up through a door of 32 inches. There is a chair at the top of the stairs.

All bedroom doors and frames are white. The floors at the entrance and reception are laminated; otherwise all other floors are carpeted except the en-suite bathrooms which are tiled. There are no baby changing facilities available.

Bedrooms: all doors are 29 inches wide. Additional room keys are available. All bedrooms have showers, and 2 rooms have a bath as well, one with a support rail. The step up to the showers is approx 9 inches, and there is no seating in the showers, not suitable for wheelchairs, and all en-suites have tiled floors.

All bedrooms have a hospitality tray, trouser press, hair-dryer and colour TV (15 inch) with remote control.

We do not have service for dogs, but are most happy to take them for a walk.

Guests should bring all their own facilities for their dogs including bowls, bedding etc.

There are no public toilets, only in guest bedrooms.

Fire alarms/ smoke detectors are situated as follows: office/lounge, and 2 on the first floor outside rooms 1 and 3. Plus there are 2 carbon monoxide detectors, 1 in kitchen where 1 gas boiler is and one at the top of the main staircase. Plus there is one in the garage where the 2nd gas boiler is located.

In the event of a fire guests are requested to vacate the property, having closed their bedroom doors, assemble in the main car park and not to re-enter the property until advised to. This is signed in the bedrooms.

All bedroom floors are carpeted, have wardrobes / clothes hanging rails and hooks on rear of doors. There are bedside tables in all rooms, 15” TV’s with remote controls, radio/alarm clock, free wireless broadband, hospitality trays with wireless kettles, trouser press and hair-dryer. There are NO telephones in bedrooms, but guests are welcome to use the house phone, and if the call is to a landline in the UK then the call is FREE. All bedrooms have adequate ceiling lighting, plus bedside lights. There is an easy chair in each bedroom. There is a refrigerator on the first floor landing for all guests.

OUR HOUSE IS NON SMOKING. There is a bench outside where guests may relax and smoke and there is a sensor light which comes on once it goes dark. There are no outside facilities.

There are credit card / debit card facilities available, for which there is a small charge.

Breakfasts: special dietary requirements should be made known to us when making your reservation or at latest upon arrival so we can cater for your needs. Breakfasts are served in the lounge/dining room, and the food is delivered to the table.

Laundry: For guests staying longer than 5 days, Sheila will wash and dry your clothing etc. There is a public laundry / dry cleaners about 400 metres down our street.