Access Statement - The Traddock Hotel:

The Traddock Hotel is a small family run business, dedicated to offering our guests the best the Yorkshire Dales have to offer.

Owned and run by the Reynolds family since 2002, our focus is on making the most of the beautiful Georgian and Victorian rooms and creating a comfortable and spacious country hotel to base yourself while exploring the Yorkshire dales region.

Situated in the village of Austwick, just a few miles from Settle, we are surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

We have 14 luxurious rooms all with their own characteristics, and all are en-suite. 13 of the rooms are built over two floors and we have 1 ground floor room. The physical limitations and nature of the building impose constraints so it is not possible for us to make access for wheelchairs to the upper 13 bedrooms. We fully intend where possible to comply with current regulations and good practice.

Pre- Arrival

Austwick is located a mile off the A65 between Skipton & Kendal approximately 2 miles north west of Settle and 13 miles south east from Kirkby Lonsdale.

Train: London Kings Cross to Settle (3.5 hour journey) and 7 minute Taxi ride from Settle station to The Traddock.

For full details on our location please see our "about us" page on our website.

For any help for local taxi numbers please don’t hesitate to call us.

Our Access statement is available in larger print which can be requested by contacting us on 015242 51224.

Car Parking and Arrival

We have a spacious car park with 16 spaces which are at-least 2metres 30cm wide. 1 space by the front door and 1 by the side door are larger and intended for disabled use. They are 2metres 70cm wide or larger.

The car park is gravel leading to the main entrance and reception or a side entrance. There are 2 steps in the side entrance and they are both 15cm high. The car park is well lit at night and is level.

Between the hours of 22:30pm and 07.30am all the doors are locked. Residents can gain access to the building at anytime with their room key.

We can assist with luggage and storage of bikes.

Main Entrance / Reception / Welcome Area

The main entrance is a single large door with a small step. It is a wooden door with a glass pane and opens inwards. The width of the single door is 880mm / 34.5ins.

It is well lit and the door handle is low.

The floor through the entrance lounge is a shortpile carpet with a rug and is all on one level. This leads you into the reception, which is a level wooden floor leading in to the bar area and lounges.

Guest services are available from 8am – 10:30pm and the on call manager can be reached via the duty manager phone at anytime.

On arrival guests will be shown the ground floor and facilities and then will be shown to their bedrooms.

Pen and Paper are available on request. Note pads and pencils are also provided in the rooms.


Public Area – Corridors, stairs, Landings and hallways

All our corridors and hallways and staircases are light colours. They are well lit with ceiling lights and lamps.

Access to the 1st and 2nd floor are via 14 shallow steps with a hand rail, followed by 3 more steps to Rooms 3 and 4. There are 5 more steps to Room 1 and 14. Then access from the 1stfloor landing to the 2nd Floor is up 15 steeper steps with a handrail. The stairs are covered with a light coloured natural fibre ridged carpet.

The steps on the main staircase are 150 mm/ 5.9ins deep each and the steps on the 2nd floor stair case are 160mm / 6.3ins deep each.



There are 13 rooms over 2 upper floors and 1 ground floor accessible bedroom. The physical limitations and nature of the building impose constraints so it is not possible for us to make wheelchair access to the upper 13 bedrooms.

The one ground floor room is accessed via the outside of the hotel and through a sliding glass door. The room is on one level and has a low table and low sofa. The bathroom however doesn’t have an accessible shower as it has a bath with an over head shower.

Twin or double bedrooms available and z-beds can be supplied for children on request in 7 of these rooms.

Rooms are bright and well lit with bedside tables and table lamps. Most bedrooms have over head spot lights, dimmable lights and floor lights which are controlled by the light switch by the door or your bedside.

All our rooms have numbers on the doors as well as the room name with corresponding number and names on the key fob. On arrival you will be offered a tour of the ground floor facilities before been shown to your room.

Our bedding is duck down feather but can be changed on request to synthetic. We have 2 types of mattresses, Skipton 5500 mattresses from Harrison Spinks or Vi- Spring divan. All our rooms have digital tvs and remote controls with subtitles and audio description options.

The height of the beds from the floor to the top of the mattress is 650 mm / 25.6ins.

Transfer space around beds varies on the room type, but there is transfer space each side of the bed in every room.

Bathrooms, shower- rooms and toilets

All our rooms are en-suite but not completely wheelchair accessible.

Doors range between 720 – 800 mm / 28.3 – 31.5ins wide.

7 rooms over the 1st and 2ndfloor have level walk in showers/ wet rooms of various widths.

The average toilet height is 640 mm / 25.2 ins.

The wash basin heights vary in the rooms.

None of our rooms have grab rails above the bath, but 1 can be provided on request as well as bathmats.

All our bathrooms are light coloured, well lit, have white bathroom towels. Room 4, 6, 8 and 12 do not have separate showers,only over head showers.

Public Areas

The main lounge is situated on the ground floor all on one level accessed from the bar area across a wooden floor. The room has a mixture of seats with sofas, high armchairs and soft chairs. The armchairs vary in height from 300mm /11ins to 460mm / 18.1ins.

Some have low tables and others slightly higher. The table heights vary from the lowest table 420mm / 16.5ins to the highest table 550mm / 21.6ins. Most of the seats have table lamps for extra lighting.

The flooring in all the lounges are short pile carpets with some rugs.

The front lounge is situated off the reception which has a large sofa, 2 armchairs and a coffee table in front of a fireplace. It has lamps and is well lit.

The garden lounge can be accessed up one small step of 14cm and is a well litroom with natural light flowing through the patio doors which open out to the garden. The room has 2 sofa chairs, 2 wicker chairs and a high back low chair. There is a low glass coffee table. Access can be made on one level out to the garden through the patio doors.

All our lounge chairs vary in height but they all have arms and cushions.

Restaurant/Dining Room Room, Bar and BarArea

The restaurant and bar are situated on the ground floor with access to the reception and lounges. The clearance width along the reception and bar area is 700mm / 27.5ins at the thinnest point.

Access to the main dining room is via a door or an arch way. The doorway is 770 mm / 30.3 ins and is always open. The archway is 1350 mm / 53.1 ins. The floor is wooden and the tables are well spaced out.

The height of the table from the floor is 770mm /30.3ins from the floor to the top.  The height of the table from the floor to the rim underneath for leg clearance is 650mm / 25.6ins.

The chairs are wooden with a back and a slightly padded seat. The height of the chair from the floor to the cushion is 460mm /18.1ins and the height of the back rest of the chair from the floor to the topis 950mm / 37.4ins.

Access to the 2nd smaller dining room is via a doorway which is 770mm / 30.3 ins wide. It is always open. It is alight room which contrasts the walls, door and a light coloured natural fibre ridged carpet. The tables are well spaced and have accessible access.

The lighting is dimmed at night using a control panel with over head lights, lamps and lit candles in glass holders on the table.

We do our best to cater for all dietary needs but would advise ringing up with any specific requests. Where possible we use local suppliers.

The bar and all restaurant sittings are table service and breakfast is a choice selection menu, however staff can assist you.

The bar area has two tables with wicker chairs with arms and a large bench with cushions. The floor is on one level and wooden.

Large print menus are available on request or a member of staff can talk through the menu with you.

Public Toilets

Public toilets are located on the ground floor in the main lounge.

The ladies toilet has 2 loo cubicles and 2 sinks. There are two doors in to the ladies which at the thinnest point are 660mm / 25.9 ins and the doors for the cubicles are at the thinnest point 650mm / 25.6ins.

The height of the ladies toilets from the base to the seat are 610 mm / 24 ins.

The height of the ladies sinks from the floor to the rim are 760 mm / 29.9ins.

There are two doors into the men’s which are 740mm / 29.1 ins,  The Cubicle door at the thinnest point is 610mm / 24ins.

The men’s toilets has a sit down toilet and aurinal. The toilet height from the floor to the seat 610mm / 24ins.

The height of the men’s sink from the floor to the rim is 780 mm / 30.7 ins.

The toilets both have natural lighting and lightfrom ceiling lights. The contrast of colours is light on the flooring, walls, sink and toilets.

The flooring is level throughout in both the ladies and gents toilets.

Grounds and Gardens

We have 1.8 acres of grounds which is made up of 2 beautiful lawned gardens, flower beds, a herb garden, gravelled car park and a steps.

The seating areas closest to the hotel are up 2 steps. The 1st step measures 40mm / 1.6ins tall and is 300mm /11.8ins wide, then the 2nd step is 140mm / 5.5ins.

Access to the bbq seating area is down 3 steps with no handrail.

Wooden tables and wooden chairs are available around the garden with umbrellas for when the sun is shining. Staff are at hand to help put umbrellas up or down at your request.

Future Plans

In the future we plan to refurbish room 8 our ground floor room to make it more accessible. We would look at taking out the bath and creating a walk in shower area, pull cords around the toilet, grab rails and lower toilet facilities.

We would also look at removing the built in wardrobes to allow for a better clearance around the bed and through to the bathroom.

We also plan to look at how we could provide ramps at some of the step areas to make them more accessible.

Contact information

Address:                                   The Traddock, Austwick, Settle, Yorkshire Dales, LA2 8BY

Telephone:                                015242 51224


Local Accessible Taxi:    Please contact our reception team who will assist you

Local Public Transport:   The Traddock is located in Austwick a mile off the A65. The 581 service bus brings you from Settle to Austwick

If you would like more information we would encourage you to contact one of the team. We would be very happy to talk through specific rooms, and gather any further information you require to help with your stay.