Access Statement 


St Marguerite B&B is a late-Victorian house located in a quiet street, just off Dartmouth Road, between Paignton town centre and Goodrington Sands. Access to the front drive is narrow, but widens towards the building. 
St Marguerite was first assessed as 4 star standard by Visit England in 2010 and has maintained this standard in each subsequent year. We aim to maintain our 4 star rating when Visit England reassesses us in 2014/15 and beyond. 
St Marguerite is approximately 500 metres level walk from Paignton bus station and approximately 700 metres level walk from Paignton railway station. There is a taxi rank in front of the railway station, and efficient pre-booked taxis are available. 
Contact may be made with the B&B by telephone (01803 698376) or by e-mail ( The postal address of the B&B is shown across this page. 
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities 
There is free on-street parking outside St Marguerite, and we have space for two cars on the front drive of the B&B. Access to the drive is narrow, but widens towards the building. 
The B&B is accessed via a gently sloping driveway leading to the main entrance. To reach the doorway, there are two six inch (15 cm) steps followed by a flat apron, then followed by two further six inch (15cm) steps. 
Our normal arrival time is between 16:00 and 20:00, arrival outside of these times by prior arrangement. Please ring the doorbell upon arrival as the front door is usually kept closed. 
Assistance is available for luggage etc. Please ask upon arrival if help has not already been offered. 
Main Entrance & Reception Area 
The reception area of St Marguerite is a completely flat, Victorian tiled hallway leading directly to the dining room and the downstairs bedroom. 
Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing 
The hallway is a flat Victorian tiled space with sufficient width for a normal wheelchair if required. The hallway leads directly to a carpeted staircase to the upper floors. Access to Room 2 is via a further two steps in a straight line from the main stairway. Access to Rooms 3, 4 and 5 is via four further stairs following a 180 degree turn at the top of the main staircase. All stairs are standard depth treads. Room 6 is accessed via an additional staircase from the first floor landing. 
Dining Room 
Our dining room is on the ground floor, to the rear of the B&B, and is accessed directly from the hallway via a flat corridor. Up to six two-seat tables are available, some of which may be pushed together to accommodate larger groups for breakfast. The dining room is carpeted with a very tight piled carpet. 
St Marguerite does not have any rooms specifically converted for disabled guests. However, we have one double room, Room 1, on the ground floor of the B&B to the centre of the building. This room contains a king size double bed. The room has en-suite facilities consisting of a large shower cubicle with an electric shower, together with a hand basin and toilet. 
Rooms 2 to 5 are on the first floor of the B&B. Room 2, to the rear of the B&B, contains a king-sized double bed. Room 3, to the centre of the B&B, contains a king-sized double bed. Room 4, to the front of the B&B, contains a king-sized double bed and a single bed. Room 5, also to the front of the B&B, is a single room. All rooms have central ceiling lights with dimmers, as well as bedside lights. 
Room 6 is a single second floor room to the rear of the property with an en suite shower room. Room 6 has a large single bed and enjoys all the facilities of our other rooms. 
All double beds are king-sized, and are accessible from both sides. All single beds are three feet wide - we do not have any small single beds. 
All first floor rooms (with the exception of Room 5) and Room 6 have en-suite facilities consisting of a shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet. Room 5 has a dedicated shower, hand basin and toilet room across the landing. All first and second floor facilities, whether en-suite or detached, have vinyl flooring and electric showers. Sufficient towels are provided for the number of guests the room can accommodate. All rooms have hairdryers, additional blankets and pillows. 
All rooms benefit from free-view LCD television with integral DVD/CD players, and have tea and coffee making facilities consisting of a kettle, mugs, glasses, with sealed tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar and milk supplies as well as a packet of biscuits per person. 
Additional Information 
We regret St Marguerite is not suitable for children under the age of five years old. 
In accordance with UK law, St Marguerite is a no-smoking B&B. 
We are unable to accommodate any pets. Guide dogs will be accepted subject to prior notice. 
We are able to provide refrigeration for drugs and special dietary foods. There is usually 24-hour access to the fridge. 
Fire alarms are tested every week by the proprietors, and annually by an approved company. The alarm is a continuous loud bell which can be clearly heard throughout the building. 
Mobile telephone reception is adequate throughout the building for most service providers. Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. 
St Marguerite 
3 The Riviera 
Devon TQ4 5EX 
01803 698376 
When we are off the premises, calls are diverted to our mobile telephone. 
Grid Reference: SX888602 
Hours of operation 
We are open all year except for occasional leave periods. 
Local Taxi Numbers 
A & L Taxis 
01803 664646 
Ashton's Taxis 
01803 664665 
Torbay Taxis 
01803 211611 
Contact Telephone number & Email address 
We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve. If you have any comments please phone 01803 698376 or email: 
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