The Carrington Guesthouse is in Beach Road, Paignton and we offer seven guest bedrooms. The Guest House is approximately 100 years old and whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests, the limitations of the building may make access difficult for people with limited mobility.
Beach Road is flat but there are three steps into the building from the pavement and as all of our guest bedrooms are on the first or second floor of the building they are unsuitable for wheelchair access.
We are located a short flat walk from Paignton Town Centre and are therefore suited to both car users and those using public transport.
The bus and railway stations are approximately 400 yards level walk from the Carrington Guest House. Taxis are usually available from the taxi rank outside the Railway Station. Buses around Torbay run approximately every 10 mins and daily and weekly travel tickets are available. Buses also run regularly from Paignton to Plymouth and Exeter.
The nearest shops are approximately 100 yards level walk from the Guest House.
Brochures, letters and menus can be printed in large print if required. We regret we do not have facilities to prepare documents in braille.
Paignton shop-mobility scheme operates an outlet just 50 yards from the Guest House. Details can be provided on request.
We are unable to cater for domestic pets, however, Assistance Dogs such as Guide Dogs will be allowed.
We can be contacted by telephone, mail, and email. Please see the 'Contact' section for full details.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
Please advise us of your anticipated arrival time so that we can ensure we are here to welcome you. Rooms are normally available from 3.00pm, however, earlier arrival may be available by arrangement.
From 1st October to 30th April parking is available on the street outside the Guest House at no charge. From 1st May to 30th September parking is available by arrangement in the nearby Multi-storey car-park. We have a limited number of reserved bays on the ground floor of the car-park. These need to be booked in advance. The multi-storey car-park is approximately 50 yards level walk from the Guest House
Alternatively, a weekly pass is available from the tourist information centre for a fee which enables guests to park in certain car-parks around the Torbay area. Guests with the use of a "Blue Badge" can park in Beach Road all year round provided they display both their badge and the clock.
We are happy to provide assistance to guests with their luggage.
Main Entrance & Reception
There is only one entrance to the property available to guests and there are three steps from the pavement into the Guest House.
The front door is kept locked for security purposes, but once guests have checked in they are given a front door key so they may come and go as they please.
The front porch has laminate flooring and a door mat. The main corridor is carpeted and is level throughout the ground floor. The main corridor is lit at all times.
Registration Forms and Bills can be printed in large type if required.
Water Bowls can be provided for assistance dogs. A guided tour of the nearby park can be arranged.
Public Areas - General (Internal)
The Guest House is arranged on three floors. The ground floor is all on one level and a hallway leads to the Dining Room. The Dining Room is carpeted along with the stairs and all bedrooms.
There are 13 steps to the first floor with a handrail on both sides. This leads to Bedroom 1 and a private bathroom. There is then a further three steps to the rest of the first floor rooms with a handrail.
At the end of the first floor landing there is a second staircase of 13 steps with hand rail leading to a half landing, and then four more steps to the second floor where there are a further three guest bedrooms.
The Guest House is centrally heated throughout and the temperature can be controlled separately in each individual room.
The Guest House is non-smoking throughout.
Public Areas - Toilet
We do not have a separate public toilet in the Guest House.
Guests are welcome to use the Dining Room at any time. It has eight individual tables with at least two chairs at each. Menus are available in large print if required.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room. We try and cater for any special dietary requirements providing we are notified in advance.
At breakfast, cereals, juice, fruit and coffee are all self-service. However, assistance will be given if required.
We do not have any laundry facilities available for guests. There are two self-service laundrettes available locally, and we will be happy to provide information on their location.
We do not have any shop facilities on-site. Various shops are available within 100 yards level walk of the Guest House, and we are happy to direct guests, if required.
The Guest House does not have any leisure facilities.
The Guest House has a small patio area for the use of guests. This is situated directly outside the front of the property and consists of benches, chairs and a table with seating for six people
A parasol is available if the sun is shining.
Guests may smoke on the patio and a sand bucket is available.
Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment
The Guest House has none of the above facilities. Guests may, however, use the dining room as a meeting point if required.
We have seven bedrooms, four on the first floor and three on the second floor. The layout of the Guest House is as follows:
Room 1 - Double En-suite room with shower
Room 3 - Family En-suite room with shower
Room 4 - Twin/Super King-size En-suite room with shower
Room 5 - Standard Single Room with private bathroom
Room 6 - Family En-suite room with shower
Room 7 - Double En-suite room with shower
Room 8 - Single En-suite room with showerAll the bedrooms are centrally heated and the temperature in each can be individually controlled.
All our bedrooms are carpeted and have an LCD colour Television with built in freeview, tea and coffee facilities. We also provide hair dryer, shampoo and shower gel, towels and soap.
All our beds are made using synthetic duvets and pillows. Additional blankets are available either in the wardrobe or under-bed storage drawer of each room. We are happy to make beds using sheets and blankets if preferred. Please advise us prior to arrival.
There is a wardrobe, bedside table(s), drawers and dressing table in each room along with one chair/stool.
Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [En-suite or Private]
Six of our guest rooms are En-suite, all with toilet, sink and shower;with tiled flooring. Non-slip mats can be provided for the showers on request. Room 5 has a private bathroom along the landing with a bath and grab handle on the right hand side. A non-slip mat is provided.
There are fire extinguishers on each floor and smoke detectors in every room. In the event of a fire, a loud continuous bell will sound. We would ask guests who may not hear the fire alarm to advise us of this fact as soon as possible, and display the red advisory card at night on their door handle. The advisory cards are available on the back of each bedroom door.
Fire evacuation emergency procedures are displayed on the back of every bedroom door and can be available in large print if required.
Smoking is not permitted in the building.
We are happy to refrigerate any medication as required.
We can be contacted during the day and evening by ringing the bell on the panama chest in the hallway, at the bottom of the stairs. If there is no response, we can be contacted by telephoning the our mobile, the number is displayed next to the bell.
Guide/Assistance Dogs are permitted at the Carrington Guest House.
Carrington Guest House
10 Beach Road