Holiday cottages with access ramps

self catering cottages with easy access for wheelchair users via a rampIf you have mobility issues then you’ll know how stressful it can be debating whether you will actually be able to get into somewhere or not and this stress is definitely something that you don’t want to have on holiday, holidays are meant to be relaxing, not stressful. It wouldn’t be a very good start to your holiday if you can’t even get into the cottage and so if you have a mobility issue then deciding to stay in a holiday cottage with access ramps will take away any anxiety that you may have regarding this issue.

Obviously, this then means that the holiday cottage is wheelchair accessible. This is perfect as it means that you don’t have to try to get your wheelchair up and down a step yourself or that you don’t have to get someone to help you out, meaning that you can remain as independent as possible. It also means that the cottage that you are staying in is likely to have wider doorways and probably other adaptations as if they have access ramps for wheelchairs then they’re probably going to have thought about this all through the cottage.

Access ramps aren’t just good for people in wheelchairs though. They’re also great for those with limited mobility and who use crutches or walking sticks. A ramp means easy access into the cottage and also means that you don’t have to worry about slipping or falling when trying to get up and down the step, taking away any potential safety issues. It also means that you don’t have to spend ages worrying about things such as the height of the step or whether it will be a simple step up or the sort of step where you have to go up and over - something which can be very stressful. Knowing that you have a ramp installed can take this stress away, and while it may feel like a very small thing to worry about, I know that it can feel like a massive issue.

Not only does having an access ramp give the person with the disability peace of mind, it also gives the people they are holidaying with peace of mind too. They know that the disabled person will be able to get in and out of the cottage safely and easily and stops them feeling guilty if they see that you are struggling or if you fall getting over the step. It basically means that no one has to worry about anyone else’s safety as everyone knows that everyone else will be okay.

While not strictly disability related, a ramp is great if you’re bringing prams or elderly people with you too, so if you have a disability you don’t have to feel that the ramp is just there for you. The ramp will help everyone and everyone would rather use a ramp than have to use steps, so it’s not like having a ramp would be an issue to anyone.

I know that you would find a way to overcome the step if you had to, but you’re away on holiday and there is no reason that you should make anything harder for yourself than it needs to be - you are meant to be relaxing after all!

Cottages for the Disabled

blind dog assisted holiday accommodation on one floor cottages with ramp access cottages with parking for the disabled accommodation with special beds for disabled holiday cottages on one floor for walking frames

Access ramps do the trick

Access ramps are essential for indpendent living for wheelchair users. EU legislation has made a big difference in the introduction of access ramps in holiday accommodation, visitor attractions and public buildings. There is still some way to go but it's a start.

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