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At Balbirnie we have designated disabled parking at the Yew hedge some 20 yards to the left of Balbirnie’s front steps. We would like to point out that dependent on parking position, access can be onto loose stone chips, which then however lead to an access ramp
All main public areas, The Orangery and The Ballroom are all easily accessed.
On Balbirnie’s lower floor however, due to the architecture and layout of the Grade A Listed building, access to The Balbirnie Bistro and The Balbirnie Business Centre involves navigating a minimum of 6 steps, without ramp access. (From site investigations, ramp access cannot be established due to the physical angle of the stairs within the architecture itself.)
For disabled access to Bistro and Business Centre – this is via Balbirnie’s North Courtyard, and involves passing through a small section of our back-of-house areas. Our staff are of course always willing to lend any assistance, if relevant we would ask that we are informed in advance, so that we can ensure we are properly staffed and able to assist, upon both arrival and departure. In this context guests should park at the rear of the house, close to the Courtyard.
In terms of bedrooms, we do not have a lift to the upper floors of bedrooms. We do however have 7 bedrooms on the lower floor, and 4 of these are accessible without crossing any stairs, please bear in mind for room allocations.