Access Statement – Hotel Torquay – Bed and Breakfast in Torquay


We aim to make Court Prior as accessible to as many people as possible. The following information should help you assess whether Court Prior is suitable as a place to stay.

Court Prior is a period Victorian villa with later more modern extensions; it has a number of steps and self-closing fire doors throughout. Although it occupies a level site, with two steps up to the entrance, the car park/driveway comprises a thick gravel layer which is unsuitable for those dependant on a wheelchair. The hotel is located in a quiet, conservation area close to the centre of Torquay and approximately 300 metres from the sea front, approached up a fairly steep hill (Sheddon Hill). The garden and outdoor terrace is accessed down 5 steps and there are a number of sub-tropical plants in the garden with sharp edges, which may potentially cause injury to the unwary.

Court Prior provides quality en-suite B&B and Apartment accommodation in 8 letting rooms. There is on-site parking for up to ten vehicles.

The property is not licensed. Special dietary needs can be catered for by prior arrangement. We do not allow pets of any kind in the B&B. However, dogs are permitted in the self-catering Apartment.

We do not accommodate sporting groups, stag or hen parties, or children under the age of sixteen.

We pro-actively offer help in carrying luggage to guest’s rooms. There are outside security lights that automatically turn on and off.


Court Prior may be contacted by; telephone on 01803 292766, email or by post at Court Prior, St Lukes Road South, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5NZ.

Two train stations are close by; Torre and Torquay stations are less than a mile from Court Prior. Taxis are in plentiful supply; Torbay Taxis – 01803 211 611 and Torbay Cab Company – 01803 292 292. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements or physical challenges. We are much more able to help if we know in advance.

Main Entrance & Reception area:

The Reception area is level, doors to the Dining and Guest Lounge, stairs to the first floor bedrooms. There are Ground floor bedrooms for double or single occupancy. We do not have any public toilet facilities. There is seating to the Reception area where pens and paper are available to the hard of hearing. All guests are welcomed to Court Prior and familiarised with the common areas including the garden and terrace. The Reception office is available during the day and early evening. There is a call bell for staff at all other times.

Public Areas:

There are no lifts at Court Prior. All floor coverings are fitted carpets. All en-suite floors are of vinyl. The dining room is on the ground floor. Lighting is uniform with ceiling and positioned standard lamps, as well as side and wall lights. During breakfast there is waiter service for hot drinks and main courses, and a self-service buffet for juices , cereals & yoghurts. Guests are welcome to make use of the garden and terraces, but are reminded that these surfaces may become slippery when wet. There are a number of steps, ornamental railings, as well as exotic shrubs with sharp edges, all of which can potentially cause injury to the unwary.

There are no Conference, club or entertainment rooms at Court Prior. The communal lounge has a number of board games, puzzles and books for guests’ use. Alcohol may only be consumed in guests’ private rooms.


All bedrooms are en-suite with a low-profile, step-in shower tray. Full descriptions and photos of each room are available on the “Rooms” page.  Or if you prefer, give us a call and we can talk through the most suitable bedroom for you.

One twin room can be made available by prior arrangement should you be travelling with a carer.

Each television has a remote control and digital subtitles. All bedrooms are non-smoking.

Allergy free bedding and pillows are supplied as standard in all rooms.

Complimentary Wi-fi is available in all rooms and reception areas. The mobile signal is generally good for all major networks.

The entire building has central heating and each radiator is thermostatically controlled.   Additional pillows, sheets and blankets are available. And every bedroom has at least one opening window.


In the event of an emergency, we have a wireless smoke and fire detection system, manual call-points and emergency lighting throughout the building.  We are available 24 hours a day via a bell in our reception area or our mobile phone number.

Contact us:

Should you have any questions, need any further information, or have any special requests, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01803 292766 or email

Pauline & Anthony, Proprietors