Holiday cottages with wide doorways for wheelchairs

cottages with wheelchair wide doorways for easy access in holiday accommodation

Choosing what adaptations you want to have in a holiday cottage is very important if you have a disability. You want to ensure that you have the right adaptations that you’ll be able to remain independent while you’re away and not have to rely on others. You need to pick ones that mean that you can actually access everything that you want to access and you want to ensure that you pick ones that will make things easier for you. While there is no doubt that you’d adapt and make the best of what you do have while you’re away, there is no reason that you should have to make things harder for yourself especially since you’re away on holiday.

What difference will wider doorways make to my holiday?

When looking at adaptations that you could have in a holiday cottage, I think that wide doorways have to be pretty high up there on a list of what is necessary. Without wide doorways, you may struggle to get a wheelchair through the doors, meaning that you may not be able to access all areas of the holiday cottage. This is something that you won’t know about until you’re at the cottage and by then it really is too late to do anything about it, meaning that you may have to rely on others to help get you through the doors, which I’m sure you don’t want. Wider doors mean that you can have your independence while away and also mean that you do not have to worry before you get away as to whether you will actually be able to get through the doors or not.

Even if you could squeeze through the standard doors of the holiday cottage, you may then run the risk of damaging the frames with the wheels of your wheelchair. This means that you then may have to pay the owner more for repairs, even though it isn’t really your fault that the damage occurred. By having wider door frames, you know that this will not be a problem in the slightest, ensuring that you don’t have to pay out more to cover the cost. Not all cottage owners would make you do this obviously, but would you want to take the risk of having the owner that does make you pay out for damage?

You may be thinking ‘why would I need larger door frames when I can get through the doorways at home perfectly fine?’ This is a good question as you may not actually need them at all, it just depends on the cottage. In some cottages, the doorways are narrower than in newer homes due to the age of the building. This means that while you may be fine at home, you may not be fine on holiday as the frames may be narrower here. You won’t know that until you arrive, and while a cottage with standard width door frames may have been fine, it may not have been. I wouldn’t want to risk that.

Wider door frames are only a minor adaptation and shouldn’t cost you anymore. If you are looking for a cottage with wide door frames, make sure that you contact the owner of the cottage to check this out before you arrive, because when you’re there, it’s too late.

Cottages for the Disabled

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Services Overview

If you have a disability that requires you to use a wheelchair, then you may have experienced trouble with fitting through doorways. This is a common problem that you may feel stops you from enjoying going away on holiday, however holiday cottages for the disabled with wider doorways to accomidate wheelchair users are available in many different locations around the country meaning that you can enjoy a stress free break away from home no matter what your disability may be. For more information follow the links above.

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