Covid19 Safety Measures
We have put in place many measures to ensure you are as safe as possible. Luckily we are a low density Guest House anyway, having only 6 rooms compared to many Guest Houses of similar size having 10 or 12 rooms.
There are hand sanitising stations set just inside; the front door, the ground floor breakfast area (usually used as the lounge) and the 1st floor breakfast area. Sadly we will not be able to leave the lounge open for use owing to risks of cross-contamination. We hope you will understand.
The Breakfast Areas have been prepared for social distancing and we will be taking pre-orders as usual and staggering breakfast times to ensure this is maintained, so hopefully people will be less likely to meet on stairwells, or in corridors. ‘Grab and Go’ breakfast in a bun will be available if you do not wish to use the breakfast room. Guests wishing to use the breakfast room will be allocated a table for the duration of their stay. We will be cooking and serving wearing masks – pleased don’t be alarmed we will be our normal cheery selves behind them and smiling all the way.
We will not be doing tidies in the normal way, so will not enter your room unless required to for maintenance, or non Covid medical emergency. The only caveat would be if we suspected a guest were smoking (this is a fire risk and we take this extremely seriously). Small trugs will be used to collect rubbish daily and towels (should they need replacing), but we do encourage towel re-use as part of our environmental policy.
There will be a container with an air tight lid available to use for used mugs, glasses and for uneaten food and the packaging if takeaways are bought back. Pizza boxes are problematic owing to their size, so we would ask that these are placed in a bin bag which we can supply if you intend to eat pizzas during your stay. If anything that needs removal is placed outside by 10am we will swap your trugs for clean ones and empty and sanitise the containers, returning them to just inside your room by 1pm.
We have provided each room with a caddy - if you bring this with you each morning with used cups, glasses and empty milk bottles , we can provide you with fresh to take back to your room.
There may be an odd occasion when you will meet other guests, but please give way to one another in these instances and if we could ask you to just pop a mask on while travelling through the corridors. Masks do not need to be worn in the rooms or (obviously) when having breakfast (not sure how that would work! LOL!).
General guest information.
Hello and a warm welcome to all our guests staying with us at The Wimslow. We hope this information pack will answer most of your questions, if there is anything please feel free call us on the numbers below - enjoy your stay!
Dave & Paula
We are here to help! Please text, or call Paula or Dave on the following mobile numbers: – Paula 07811 284 921 Dave 07807 992 541
Fire Emergency: Your fire escape route is down the main stairs and out of the front door. In the event of the alarm going off, leave everything and get out of the building immediately. We do not run fire alarm tests with guests in. The assembly point is outside the Ashley Guesthouse which, on exiting the front door is to your left, three doors down.
Security: Please CHECK that the front door is securely shut when you enter/leave the guesthouse. Please do not, under any circumstances, allow others into the building, no matter what reason they may give.
Room Windows: Morecambe’s weather can be quite changeable. Before leaving your room, please close your windows to prevent rain damage. However, It’s ok to leave the small ‘top openers’ slightly open for ventilation.
Room & House Keys: You will have one room key and one front door key. The front door key is the larger of the two.
The Lounge: Is currently used as the breakfast area for the ground floor rooms.
Food & Drink: You are very welcome to eat take-away food in your rooms. To avoid accidents in the room, please let us know at breakfast that you will need trays, plates and cutlery. We will also provide an air-tight container to place used plates and cutlery and left-over takeaway in. Please leave the air-tight container and trugs outside your room and we will remove it during our daily house cleaning rounds.
Deliveries of Take Away Food to The Wimslow:
Please ensure, if you order a Takeaway, arrange for the delivery driver to call your mobile when they arrive – we will not be available to answer the door. Also they frequently turn up earlier than stated.
Hairdryers: Hairdryers are stored in a drawer in your room.
Towels: As part of our commitment to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint, we do not replace towels daily. If you require fresh towels please place your used ones in the trug provided and place outside room when you go to breakfast and we will replace them with clean.
Iron/Ironing Board: Please don’t iron your clothes on the floor and/or the beds. An iron, ironing-board, and water dispenser can be provided for use with good notice.
Televisions: If you are experiencing problems with your televisions or having difficulty using the remote control, please contact Paula or Dave on the mobile numbers above. Please don’t be a tinker and tinker with any cables – ta!
In and around Morecambe - Local Facilities
Your nearest locations for GP/medical assistance are Coastal Medical Practice, Hanover Street LA45LY Tel: 01524 511999 or Call 111.
Emergency Treatment the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in Lancaster city centre.
Sainsburys in-house chemist is open 7 days a week. To get there exit right out of the guesthouse and proceed along the prom road until you reach the Broadway apartments which are next to the Strathmore Hotel. Turn right at the apartments building and proceed along ‘Broadway’. The road will begin to rise as it takes you over the bridge – after going over the railway take your first right into Burlington Avenue. Go to the end and at the T junction turn left on to Lancaster Road. Sainsbury is approximately 100 yards on the right.
Boots are in the Arndale Centre (Morecambe central) and a there is a good chemists in Bare Crescent (up towards Happy Mount Park).
Fuel can be obtained from Sainsbury/Morrison.
Sainsbury: follow the directions as above however this time, go straight ahead at the lights and the petrol station is 150 yards on the right.
Morrisons: go left along the promenade. At the traffic lights turn left onto Northumberland Road. At the roundabout you take the 3rd exit then turn left (1st exit) at the next roundabout and follow the road onto the shopping carpark.
Morecambe train station: Go left along the promenade. At the traffic lights turn left onto Northumberland Road. At the roundabout, the train station is directly in front of you take the 2nd exit into the station carpark.
Morecambe Bus Station comprises six open air bus stands located opposite Morecambe train station ticket office. (see directions for Morrison as above). For Lancaster there are two bus stops on the opposite side of the road from the guesthouse, one is opposite Morecambe town hall (left), the other opposite the ‘Sands’ care home (right). Both are about a 4-minute walk either way. Check online for up to date bus info.
Coastal Taxis – Book online at www.coastaltaxis.co.uk Telephone Morecambe 01524 424 424
848taxis – Book online at www.848848taxis.co.uk or Telephone 01524 8484 848
The Local Area
For events happening in Morecambe go to www.exploremorecambebay.org.uk
Morecambe’s Visitor Information Centre is opposite the Midland Hotel- but currently closed for face to face enquiries.
Morecambe Promenade & the Stone Jetty
The promenade offers five miles of flat walking so you can take in the views of Morecambe Bay with ease. With the Bay’s big skies and panoramic seascapes against the dramatic backdrop of the Lake District mountains.
The Midland Hotel
As an internationally renowned art deco building, The Midland is a hotel with history, designed by Oliver Hill and restored for the 21stcentury to become a modern-day masterpiece. Why not book in for afternoon tea (01524 424000)
Leighton Moss boasts the largest reed bed in north-west England and is home to a wide range of spectacular wildlife including otters, bearded tits, marsh harriers, egrets and red deer. See for yourself! Visit the hides, explore the trails and enjoy amazing views from the Sky Tower. RSPB Leighton Moss, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 0SW Tel: 01524 701601
The charming village of Heysham, with its picturesque 17th century cottages, is around a 4-mile walk along the promenade. The village contains one of the finest early Christian and Viking sites in Northern England, St. Patrick’s chapel, and the ‘hogback’ stone is now retained in St. Peter’s church. There are a few small cafes and The Royal pub in the village. There is also a café beyond the village in Halfmoon Bay. See more at exploremorecambebay.org.uk
Extending from Tewitfield just north of Carnforth to Preston in the south, the canal is great for walks/cycling, with plenty of places to jump on and off. Some nice pubs on or near the canal can break up the journey should you wish.
With small shopping centre and Carnforth railway station used in the filming of “Brief Encounter” as well as the nearby canal, it is easy to while away a few hours here. There is also a great rare and collectables bookshop ‘Carnforth Books’ on Market Street.
Silverdale and Arnside
Beautiful walks, great places to eat, some interesting shops and galleries – also the Leighton Moss reserve just outside Silverdale and accessible by car, train, bus and for those with the energy, on bike.