Accessibility & Sustainability Guide


7 Dorchester Rd





Travel by public transport

You can get to St Johns Guest House by bus, train and car. And of course walking along the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

There are bus stops on Dorchester Road which take you to the town, Dorchester, Lyme Regis and Portland.

The nearest train station is Weymouth and is 0.4 miles from St Johns Guest House.


Travel by taxi

You can get a taxi with Weyline by calling 01305 777777. The taxi company has a wheelchair accessible vehicle.



We have a car park. The parking is approximately 150m from the main entrance in Grange Road. Parking is free but subject to availability. There is also free parking at the front of the house as available. There is a drop-off point at the main entrance. From the parking to the main entrance, the path is sloped.


Main Entrance

The main entrance has 4 steps with handrail into the house. There is no ramp and no lift. The front door opens with a key. There is a toilet for guests and visitors in the front entrance.


Getting around inside

There is no formal reception. The dining room is on the ground floor just 2 steps from the main door. There is background music in the dining room. We cater for sugar free (diabetic), vegetarian, gluten free (coeliacs), lactose free (dairy free) and vegan specific diets.



All bedrooms have windows

Bedrooms have ceiling lights and bedside lamps. Lights are LED

TVs have subtitles

All bedrooms are non-smoking

We have non-allergic bedding

All bedrooms have fitted carpets

Cleaning product information is available on request

Two bedrooms are on the ground floor

All bedrooms are en-suite

We have bathrooms with a separate shower


Guest care support

Staff are available 24 hours a day. We can provide assistance with stairs and also storing wheelchairs and medical equipment as needed.


We have made huge inbounds into improving sustainability in the house with our guests. Firstly in a reduction in the throwaway plastics used – preserves in jars, glass bottled water in the rooms; no plastic. Avoiding the use of single use milk pots with the provision of fresh milk in reusable glass bottles. Avoiding the use of single use toiletry items in the bathrooms with the use of refillable wall-mounted glass bottles.

From an energy perspective we have invested in a motion detected lighting system for the reception, hallways and stairs to avoid energy waste and use of timers for the table lamps in the dining room and guest lounge.

We use a Hive timer for the heating and hot water, adjusting as necessary and required, rather than leaving on at all times, even when not needed (but we promise you wont be cold or have anything but a hot shower!) In fact we have also installed a hot water return pump to enable hot water to reach guests much quicker avoiding wasted water use.

On the subject of water user, we are metered and had a recent visit from a Wessex Water engineer who supported us free of charge with the provision of water saving cistern bags and shower timers and assessed all toilets for any drips.

Lastly we have have looked at the use of solar panels, with no luck as yet with suitability but will continue to explore.