Awards for The Lychgate

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The Lychgate is on two levels, the ground floor contains the reception/sitting area, Kitchen, Dining Room and One Double Bedroom. The first floor has three bedrooms of which two are double and one twin. Rooms are available from 3pm on day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure unless by prior arrangement. A room door and front door key will be provided giving you 24 hour access. We operate a smoke free establishment. Smokers are welcome but we would politely request that you do not smoke inside the house. Pre-Arrival By Car: From the M4 west take junction 23a and B4245 to Caldicot. From the M4 east take M48 leaving at junction 2 for Chepstow then follow A48 towards Newport and the B4245 to Caldicot. Follow signs for Caldicot Castle and you will find The Lychgate just a few metres from the entrance and directly opposite the Castle Inn. Trains: Caldicot Halt is served by mainline services between Cardiff and Gloucester. The Lychgate is approximately a fifteen minute walk from the station. Buses/Town: Bus services run to Caldicot from Bristol, Newport and Chepstow, they stop at The Cross which is also the start of the shopping area. The Lychgate is approximately (400 yards) a five minute walk from the stop. Caldicot Castle and Country Park: The entrance to the Country park is just yards from The Lychgate, the Castle itself is a five minute walk through the park. Car Park and Entrance: There is a small car park suitable for a maximum of four cars. The Guest House can be accessed from the Car Park to the side of the property which is approached by a small slope then levels out. There is one step into the property from the Car Park. Alternatively - if approaching from the road there are four steps in total, one small step through the gate, two more to the front door and a further step into the property Entry to the Guest House is gained by calling at the adjoining annexe, there are three steps to the annexe door from the car park. The doorway is 75cm (29½”)wi de. Ground Floor: The ground floor is level throughout with wooden flooring to the reception area and corridors and carpet in the bedroom and dining room. As you enter the property there is an open reception area containing seating and a writing desk. The doorway to the dining room has a maximum width of 70cm (27¾”) wide. The doorway to the bedroom is 74cm (29”) wide. The doorway to the en-suite shower room has a maximum width of 65cm (25½”). There is a step up into the shower 26cm (10”) high. Stairs and Landing Entrance into stair well is through fire door. There are three steps to first landing. There is an emergency exit with push bar release at this level, externally there are two steps down to rear of property. From this landing there are a further thirteen steps up to first floor landing. There is a handrail to both flights. Stairs and Landings are carpeted throughout. First floor bedrooms (3) all en-suite with shower Bedroom doors are 73cm (28¾”) wide. En-suite showers – step up 26cm (10”) high. Bedrooms are carpeted changing to laminated flooring in en-suite – level throughout. Fire Safety Fire Alarm System is compliant with current legislation. There are smoke detectors in all rooms and heat detectors in the kitchen and boiler room. There is emergency lighting on escape routes.