SHALIMAR GUEST HOUSE is a detached bungalow and was built circa 1937. The original building had three bedrooms, a bathroom, a dining room, lounge and kitchen. Over the years expansion has taken place with a porch being added to the front and two extra bedrooms with a twice extended kitchen to the rear. This expansion, sadly has taken most of the rear garden but there is a small paved area remaining with bushes and plum tree. To the front is a private front garden with a fish pond and small patio. 2 benches for guests to use are situated at the car park edges along with bins for cigarette ends. Shalimar also has a state of the art Fire detection system with smoke detectors in every room and corridor. SHALIMAR GUEST HOUSE IS STRICTLY NO SMOKING INDOORS.
We are approximately 4 miles from the M5, Junction 22 and just over a mile north of Burnham town centre. There is a large hard standing car park at the front of the bungalow, able to take 5 cars in clearly marked bays. The car park is well illuminated by street lighting and our exterior lights until approx 10 pm. There are 2 illuminated signs either side of the entrance clearly visible from both directions. We have card paying facilities available.
A slight ramp leads up to the double doors of the enclosed porch with its red tile floor and the only step of about 6 inches (portable ramp available for wheel chairs) leads through the front door into the front hallway. The hallway displays the original 1930’s tiled floor pattern and contains a 3ft cold water fish tank. a notice board with events and taxi numbers, leaflets of local and other attractions, places to eat and information for the bus and train routes and times.
Off the hallway to the left are the owners private quarters, facing you are rooms 2 & 3. to the right is a corridor leading to rooms 4 & 5 at the rear, and the dining room.
All bedrooms are En-Suite with shower rooms, have well stocked hospitality trays, Free view colour television, gas central heating, bedside touch lamps, clock/radio/alarm, and hair dryer with vanity mirror. A travel cot is available free of charge if required and a high chair in the dining room. There is a booking in card and pen in the room so please keep the pen on completion of the card.
The bedroom is a fully carpeted TWIN bedded room and one of the beds can be electrically operated. There is a wash basin with lever taps in the room with a towel rail, glass shelf. mirror, and light with electric razor outlet. There is a single wardrobe with drawers and shelving (with spare towels), a built in chest of drawers, easy chair, and bedside cabinet.
The shower room is walk in, with a thermostatically operated shower, shower stool, wall heater, towel rail, a WC and opening window to the outside. There are hand rails in the shower and toilet areas if they are required.
The bedroom is half carpeted and half wooden floor extending into the En- suite. It is a DOUBLE bedded room and there is a bed settee that can be made up if required. There is a wash basin in the room with towel rail, a glass shelf, mirror and light with electric razor outlet. There is double wardrobe with full length mirror, 2 bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, easy chair, and hospitality trolley (having spare towelling).
The shower room has a thermostatically operated shower, towel rail, a WC, hand rail and extraction system that comes on with the light.
The bedroom is a fully carpeted DOUBLE bedded room with bunk beds making it a family room if required. There is a double wardrobe (some spare towelling) with a full length mirror, 2 bedside cabinets, 2 easy chairs, wall mounted full length mirror, and hospitality trolley.
The shower room has a large shower with wooden floor, thermostatically operated shower, wash basin with glass shelf, mirror and light with electric razor outlet, towel rails, a WC, and extraction system that comes on with the light.
The bedroom is a fully carpeted with a wooden floor entrance. It is a DOUBLE bedded room with a single bed making it a family room if required, a double wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets, wall mounted full length mirror, and easy chair.
The shower room has a corner shower with a wooden floor, thermostatically operated shower, wash basin towel rails, glass shelf, mirror, light with electric razor outlet, and WC.
The dining room has a wooden floor and can seat 12 guests, 13 with the high chair, around 2 tables. There is a ceiling mounted fan/lights along with two wall mounted lights and a upright lamp. There are 4 Welsh Dressers, 1 with a cold water fish tank and the other 3 holding a collection of blue and white Willow Pattern crockery. There is also some cross stitched designs and a copy of the love story depicted on the Willow Pattern on the walls. The large bay window which also lets in light and gives a view to the front.
Breakfast is served between 07:45 - 08:45 hrs with a freshly cooked full English on offer or any alterative you may require, just let us know. Vegetarians are catered for as are guests with special dietary needs so let us know soonest. Evening meals are optional and are served at 6 pm in the evening, if a meal is required please let us know before 10am.
Apart from meal times guests can use the dining room for other purposes. There is a chiller in the dining room that guests can use to store milk, small food items, medicines, or their own drink if having an evening meal.(Shalimar is not licensed to sell alcohol).
Tea and/or coffee is served as standard with evening meals.
CORRIDOR TO REAR
Prior to the corner in this wooden floored corridor are 3 shelves that hold a range of books and games that the guests can use though they must be returned when finished with. There is also an iron there for guests to use and an ironing board is available upon request.
SHALIMAR is situated on a main bus route with the 102 & 112 going to High bridge (station) or Weston-Super-Mare every hour and the local bus 113 from Highbridge to Burnham to Berrow and back. There is also a service that runs to Taunton. The bus stops are within easy walking distance. We also have a selection of local taxi numbers some of whom have wheelchair capability.
A Texaco garage is about 800yards to the left on the way to Burnham with a Spar shop also selling newspapers etc.
In Berrow about half a mile to the right there is a Post Office and shop selling newspapers, Smiler,s Chinese take away and chip shop, a Chemist, the Berrow Inn selling drinks and serving meals or the Berrow club.
Guests may have use of the house phone as some mobile networks are difficult to get a signal, so please ask. We are WI-FI connected (Code: AWCYOUQU)
Guests are welcome to bring their pets with prior arrangement and we have 3 friendly dogs of our own.
For a booking form or more information please write to:
Mick & Maureen
Shalimar Guest House
174 Berrow Road
Telephone 01278 785898 Mobile 07769 68