Guest Accommodation

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our Victorian house, which covers 3 floors, plus a lower ground area. 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.


  • There is a bus stop at the top of the road and there is a half hourly bus service from Bournemouth.

  • The main train station is 10 minutes away by car.

  • There is a local taxi service that has accessible taxis if required. We can make a booking for you.

  • We have a website with directions and a rolling map facility.

  • You can contact us by phone or email. (See contact Details)


Arrival & Car Parking facilities

  • We have marked parking bays and there is ample off-road parking in the immediate vicinity.

  • The surface is sloping, as we are located on a fairly steep gradient.

  • We can assist guests with luggage.

  • Westbourne village is a 15 minute walk from Mount Lodge. Here there are a variety of shops, plus a good selection of pubs and restaurants.


Main Entrance & Reception

  • The front door has one step 11cm high. The door gap is 72cm wide.

  • The front door is always locked, but there is an easily accessed bell.

  • On entry into Mount Lodge there is a hallway 4m x 2m. This is accessed through double doors, which are 1.65m wide.

  • There is a guest lounge with seating just off the hallway.

  • The majority of the ground floor has wooden floorboards/hard floor.


Public Areas – General (Internal)

  • The entrance to the breakfast room on the ground floor is 80cm wide.

  • The covering on the stairs and upstairs carpets is short pile carpet.

  • The breakfast room and one bedroom are on the ground floor.

  • There are 14 stairs to a landing followed by a further 5 stairs to the first floor.

  • The stairs are 17cm high, 24cm deep and 84cm wide.


Public Areas – WC

  • A public WC is located on the ground floor, but is not large enough to accommodate wheelchair access.


Dining Room

  • Breakfast is served in the breakfast room on the ground floor. There are no steps. Doorway is 79cm wide.

  • Furniture is flexible and can be moved on request.

  • Tables have under space of 74cm high by 76cm wide.

  • Menus are provided in large print.



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Leisure Facilities

  • Not available


Outdoor facilities

  • Not available


Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment

  • Not available



  • We have 8 bedrooms, but they are not all spacious or easily accessible.

  • 1 bedroom is located on the top floor. (34 stairs & 3 landings for access).

  • Of the remaining 7 bedrooms, there are 2, which we consider to be most accessible and therefore suitable for those with restricted mobility.

  • The first is on the ground floor and the second on the first floor.


Ground Floor Bedroom (Room 1)

  • The entrance door leads off the hallway and is 76cm wide.

  • Room is twin bedded.

  • Space around beds varies but at least 57cm.

  • Beds are moveable on request.

  • There is a wall-mounted television with remote control.

  • There is a fitted short-pile carpet on the floor.

  • There is a mini fridge.

  • There is an en-suite shower room/toilet.


(Room 1) En-suite

  • Sliding door width is 59cm.

  • Free floor space between shower base and toilet is 50cm x 110cm.

  • The shower has a step/edge of 8cm.

  • There is one grab rail to the left of the controls.

  • The toilet has a left side transfer with 60cm of free space.

  • The toilet is 42cm high.

  • There is a good colour contrast of floors, wall fittings and fixtures.


First Floor Bedroom (Room7)

  • There are 14 stairs to a landing followed by a further 5 stairs to the first floor.

  • The entrance door leads off the first floor landing and is 76cm wide.

  • The room has a double bed, with space to add a single bed when required.

  • There is a space of 1.5m x 3.5m between the wall and the bed.

  • There is a tapering space at the base of the bed, 0.5m to 1.5m.

  • The bed is 63cm high.

  • There is a wall mounted TV with remote control.

  • The room has a fitted short-pile carpet.

  • There is an en-suite shower room.


(Room 7) Shower Room/Toilet

  • The door opens outwards and is 66cm wide.

  • The shower cubicle edge/step is 17cm high.

  • When cubicle doors are fully open the entrance width is 42cm.

  • Free floor space is 70cm x 90cm. Wash basin is rounded at the front and 86cm high.

  • Toilet is 40cm high.

  • There are good colour contrasts between wall, floor and fittings.


Grounds and Garden

  • A balcony 2.5m x 5.5m is accessed from double doors leading from the breakfast room. Doors are 1.4m wide with a 10cm ‘step’.

  • The balcony overlooks a small garden, which is accessed down 9 steps.


Additional information

  • We are a five-minute walk from the seafront. This includes two fairly steep hills. The promenade is flat and ‘wheel-chair’ friendly.

  • Bournemouth centre can be accessed by:

  • A 5-minute car/taxi journey.

  • A 25-minute stroll along the promenade

  • A 10-minute ride on the land train. This only runs at ‘high’ season and holiday periods, but is ‘wheelchair’ friendly.

  • Mobile phone reception is generally good.

  • We are a ‘No Smoking’ establishment.

  • We can put items of medication in our main fridge on request. (Not 24 hours)


Additional information – Safety

  • We are able to use both front and back doors in the need of evacuation.

  • A fire-bell will sound continuously if this is needed. If you require extra assistance for an evacuation, please notify us on arrival.

  • Guests with hearing impairment should advise us on arrival.


Contact Information

Address: Mount Lodge, 19 Beaulieu Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 8HY

Telephone: 01202 761173

Mobile: 07956 612318




Hours of Operation

  • Open Easter to September. Hours are flexible to business. Mount Lodge is our home, occupied 24hours.

Mainline Telephone

  • Answered 08.30hrs – 22.00hrs


  • We do not allow guests to check in after 20:00hrs


We welcome your feedback to help us improve our facilities.

If you have any comments, please contact us as above.

April 2022

19 Beaulieu Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8HY