Access Statement


Castleton House is a five bedroom, period property situated in the village of Mere in Wiltshire (view map), offering bed and breakfast. Two of the bedrooms are used to offer bed and breakfast and these are situated on the first floor. Both rooms have either an en-suite shower room with W.C. and wash hand basin, one of the rooms also has a bath. Breakfast is served around the large dining table in the dining room on the ground floor. The house is ideal for house parties and for individuals. All rooms are totally no smoking.

Public transport to Mere

The nearest main line train station is Gillingham, Dorset, on the main line between London Waterloo and Plymouth. The cost of a taxi from the station to Castleton House B&B would be approximately £8.00

Approach and car parking

Castleton House B&B is situated on the B3092 a small road running through the centre of Mere, in Wiltshire, we are close to the centre of the village and diagonally opposite ‘The George Inn‘ car park. Free parking is available outside the front door, and if required off street parking can be requested at the rear of the property. The house is terraced and opens immediately onto the pavement.

Entrance and Dining Area

There is a small rainwater lip and small step (8 cm) into the house and the front door is 91cms wide. The entrance hall has the stairs rising from it and there is an area 102 cm x 242 cm immediately inside the front door. The dining room is situated on the ground floor, the door is 84 cms wide. The flooring is made of wooden painted floor boards and all guests eat at one large table. There is a radiator in this room.


The double and twin bedrooms are approached via a wide staircase with antique bannisters/handrail, there are 13 stairs each 18 cms high and 25 cms deep, these stairs are 112 cms/40″ wide.  To the ‘attic’ room there are a further set of 13 stairs 17.5 cms high and 23 cms deep, this staircase is 37″/94 cms wide

First Floor Bedrooms

The Twin Room: There is a small 8 cm step into this room. There are two 3′ beds with an upholstered bedheads in the room and these are separated by a bedside table with a lamp and radio/alarm clock. One of the twin beds has one side against the wall, the other has two open sides. Upon request these beds can be joined to become a 6′ double bed however if this is done there is only room for a bedside table to one side of the bed. There is no space beneath these beds. The room has a radiator, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV, small refrigerator, spare blankets, hot water bottles and electric fan. There is an upholstered arm chair and one small antique wooden chair, there is also a suitcase holder. The ensuite bathroom has a low level WC and washbasin. There is a bath with an overhead shower. A removable rubber shower mat is provided for guests use. There are two small standard plastic hand rails on either side of the bath.

The Double Room

This is the larger of the two rooms and houses a 5′ double bed with an upholstered bedhead. There is an antique upholstered small armchair and a 2 seater upholstered sofa which can be converted into a quality 4’3″ double bed for the use of children who wish to stay in the same room as their parents. The room also has a radiator, wardrobe, antique chest of drawers, TV, small refrigerator, spare blankets an electric fan and hot water bottles. The ensuite shower room is small and houses a small washbasin and low level W.C., there are shelves for guest toiletries; the shower size is approximately 105 cm x 90 cm.

The Attic Room

On the second floor with en-suite shower, basin and loo’ guest towels and toiletries are provided.  Wall mounted TV, small refridgerator, and electric fan.  Hotwater bottles, hairdrier, tea and coffee making facilities with a kettle.  Small antique chest of drawers, built in wardrobe.  There is a velux window to the front of the house and a double glazed dormer window with views over the garden, please note that the velux window is not secondary glazed as are the windows on the first floor and therefore the sound of the occassional night traffic can be heard – a warning if you’re a particularly light sleeper.  Entrance is via a small door 69cms/27″ wide and 176 cms/5’9 1/2″ high.  The room has pitched walls and thus standing room is not available close to the walls.

This room was used by my son when he was younger and contains a set of antlers and some sporting prints.

The Drawing Room

This is on the first floor and provides an elegant resting area for our visitors to enjoy. There are two sofas, two arm chairs and an open fireplace in the room, magazines and newspapers are available for guests to read, however there is no television in this room. We regret that children are not allowed into the drawing room.

Special diets

Guests with special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice. All dishes are prepared in-house, using locally-sourced ingredients where possible.


The family have 1 small dog who is not generally seen by the guests.

If you have any additional queries that are not covered here, please let us know. We will be happy to answer any questions.

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