-Food Allergies, Intolerances and Dietary requirements:
At the time of booking your room, please discuss with Laurent if you want to know about the ingredients used for breakfast or / and for evening meals to ensure he caters for your needs. For your information, the following ingredients can be found and used at The Bakehouse: cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, molluscs, eggs, fish, peanuts, nuts, soya, milk, celery, mustard, sesame, lupin, sulphur dioxide.
-There is a no smoking policy within the Guest House.
-There is wireless internet access available throughout the premises.
-All bedrooms have TV's with both terrestrial and free view channels, hair dryers and ironing facilities are also available on request.
-All the Standard Bedrooms are with shared bathrooms.
-All the Superior Bedrooms have their own private bathrooms.
-Photos of any areas are available on request.
-Unfortunately, we do not accept pets except for guide dogs.
-Guests are requested to make no more noise after 11pm in order to respect the resting time of others. Stag and Hen nights are not welcomed at The Bakehouse as they can be a nuisance to other guests.
In terms of cancellation of booking, I like to be as flexible as I can with my guests. I like one week's notice which gives me the opportunity to re sell the room. If less than a week's notice is given, I will charge a cancellation fee unless the room is let again. Should you wish a formal quotation of the potential cancellation fee on your particular booking, please ask and I will be very happy to do so.
For the avoidance of doubt, The Bakehouse reserves the right to charge the cost of replacement or repair for any damage caused to the fabric of the building other than wear and tear.
Check-in and check-out times
-Guests are welcome to check-in from 17:00hrs and are invited to check-out by 10:30a.m.
-Should they have a special requirement in terms of arrival or departure time, they are very welcome to discuss it with Laurent so that arrangements can be made.
For the guests' safety, The Bakehouse is fully equipped with a fire alarm system linked to a central panel. The system is serviced twice yearly by an approved company. All bedrooms have fire doors. In the event of a power cut or a fire, all the corridors are lit by an emergency lighting system. There are also fire extinguishers located in the corridors, lobby and stair cases. These extinguishers are serviced annually. A fire risk assessment has been carried out by a third party company. The Gas supply and appliances are serviced and certified annually. The electricity is tested and certified every 5 years. The Bakehouse is covered by a "Hotel Type" insurance and not a domestic one.
The Bakehouse is located less than a mile away from both Maidenhead town centre and the train station. There is no direct bus service; however we are very happy to recommend a taxi company. The Bakehouse is sign posted just outside the guest house.
Guest Entrance and Parking
The access to our car park is through a drive alongside the Guest House, where you can take the opportunity to stop and unload your luggage by the Guest Entrance. Assistance can be offered if necessary.
Both the drive and the car park are gravelled and slightly uneven. They are also lit at night by sensor lights.
Bicycles and motorbikes can be stored in a garage.
The Guest House
The front door to the Lobby opens out and has a small step. There are couple of steps to the reception room without a hand rail. Regrettably this property is not suitable for wheelchairs and for people with restricted mobility however we can recommend a guest house nearby which is very well equipped for that purpose.
The Guest areas are on two levels, ground floor and first floor. All Standard Bedrooms are located on the ground floor through a corridor which has one step and the Superior rooms are on the first floor.
All the public areas and corridors are laminate or tile flooring. All the stair cases and bedrooms are carpeted.
All the bathrooms comprise of one sink, one power shower 700mm x 900mm minimum and a low pan toilet. The bathrooms are not suitable for disabled use.
Access to the first floor is via two staircases: one of 12 steps and the other of 14 steps. The narrowest staircase is 700mm in width.