The main access to the house is at the front of the building, approached via a private road. There are 5 steps to entering the building, the first step is very high due to the road surface being lower than when the house was first built. Access is therefore currently limited for those with mobility problems. Entrance is through a large 4ft wide front door and then one step to entering the spacious hallway.
The first bedroom leads from the main hallway without steps. The second bedroom is on the first landing, reached by ascending 17 steps. Bedrooms 3 & 4 are accessed by a further 6 steps, bedrooms 5 is accessed by ascending a further 12 steps, bedrooms 6&7 are accessed by a further 11 steps and bedroom 8 is accessed by a further 4 steps.
Car Parking will be provided. There are 2 spaces at the front of our property available on a first come first served basis. There after, The Bradley will provide a temporary parking badge for residents allowing unlimited parking on Bayshill Road in residents parking. Pay and display parking is available for guests visiting any residents.
We are a 2 minute walk from the Montpellier shopping and dining area and a 2 minute walk from the Town Centre. Buses run every 10 mins from Montpellier to Gloucester. We have easy access to the M5 and A40. Taxis are readily available (they are usually parked in Bayshill Rd at night waiting on calls). The train station is 2 miles away.
The Bradley is clearly signed to the front of the Building. The house is illuminated by a large antique lantern in our porch.
After completing your registration, guests are escorted to their room and given an orientation as well as as information pack. This will include information about local attractions as well as an history of the house, including the account of the Rev Charles Bradley who lived here and died here in 1870, a very famous priest who worked on the abolition of the slave trade with William Wilberforce. He was a very sought after preacher, both in Cheltenham and internationally. Of his 21 children, one became a professor and lecturer at Oxford and the other the Dean of Westminster Cathedral.
All public areas will comply with legal health and safety requirements. The areas will all be carpeted. Lighting will be low level at night, with touch pads for turning the lights onto full if needed. Emergency lighting and mains powered fire alarms have been installed in all rooms and public areas. Should the alarm sound, guests will be personally escorted to the assembly point, whilst awaiting the emergency fire service.
Sustainability is important to the de Savary Family and will be supported by installation of low energy lightbulbs, recycling and using locally available produce for breakfast.
We do not have a public lounge or public lavatories.
The Dining room is lit by a large crystal chandelier and furnished with individual dining tables. There are two large sash windows. A large Victorian sideboard will display the cereals and fruit etc for breakfast, whilst the hot beverages, toast and cooked breakfast will be cooked to order from the kitchen. Guests are not allowed to enter the kitchen for Health and Safety purposes.
Laundry is done in house in our laundry room using Bold washing powder and Lenor fabric conditioner. When the weather is fine we dry cotton washing outdoors, though towels and robes are always tumble-dried to ensure they are soft and fluffy.
We do not have leisure facilities but information on leisure facilities and spa treatments can be arranged by our team.
The rooms are non-smoking and pets are allowed if pre-booked in one room only.
Bedrooms have one or two raised hip height sockets to prevent trailing leads for kettles or hairdryers. Once in the bedroom there are no steps. Bathrooms are tiled on the floor and halfway up the walls. They are well illuminated by spotlights, mirror lights and the large sash windows. Wi-fi is available in all rooms as well as flatscreen TV.
Allergens – we will provide allergy free bedding and pillows and we will offer appropriate foods and dairy products upon request.