Self-catering holidays for the disabled in England

self catering cottages for the disabled in england

Renting a self-catering accommodation for a holiday in England is a great way to relax and unwind in peace and privacy, and if you or anyone travelling with you is disabled and needs special access, then there are plenty of cottages and lodges which can be rented for a week or two which have been designed to make breaks for those with wheelchairs much more relaxed and carefree. Choosing a quaint part of England in which to have a holiday, be it by the seaside or in a country village, is the perfect way to see a part of the United Kingdom in bliss, as you can go at your own pace and cook your own food in the privacy of the cottage kitchen, and with all your access needs being met, you can be rest assured that your break in England will be hassle free and one to remember.

Visiting a stunning part of England such as the Lake District or any of the coastal areas in Cornwall or Devon, for example, is a great way to get away from it all and be immersed in complete natural beauty and serene settings. Country cottages are great to rent, but if you are in a wheelchair your priority will be ensuring that access to and around the lodge is perfectly fine for you. There are plenty of bungalows where you can stay, where the accommodation is all on one level and there are no flights of stairs or steps of any kind, making moving around very simple. There are also ramped entrances to the cottages which is certainly a big thing to consider as entering and leaving the lodge is something you are bound to do a lot, and if it can be done without help, then that is certainly an added bonus!

There are lots of other ways in which these cottages have been designed for those with access needs, such as grab bars in bathrooms, the odd panic button dotted throughout the accommodation, electronic beds and sofas making the transfer from wheelchair to another piece of furniture much easier, and wider openings on doorways and turning points. Some kitchens also come with lower units and cabinets for if you wish to rustle up and prepare a tasty meal to enjoy in the privacy of your cottage garden, and if you are lucky enough to be renting a lodge with its own swimming pool, then pool hoists are available to make getting in and out of the water so much easier.

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There is so much to see

What can I do to further enjoy my holiday experience in England?

There is so much to see and do in England, and one place of historical interest that is definitely worth visiting is Hampton Court Palace, the former residence of King Henry VIII. There are nine car parking spaces available for the disabled with free parking for blue badge holders, and there are disabled toilet facilities on the grounds. Guide dogs are also welcome and although the building is very old and some of the ground is uneven, it is generally fine and easy enough for those in wheelchairs to get around. If you or anyone in your group is unable to climb staircases then there is a lift which can take visitors to the State Apartments which is on the first floor, which means that most palace routes can be taken for those in wheelchairs.

Another must-see place in England is the mysterious Stonehenge. This incredible prehistoric site dating back to an almost unbelievable 2500 BC can be found in Wiltshire, and with six disabled parking bays, accessible toilets and wheelchair access to the site, it should be seen if you are going on a break nearby. The site is very flat with a grassy and tarmac path sweeping around the circumference of the structure, and seeing Stonehenge with your own eyes is something you will not forget in a hurry.

Self-catering holidays for the disabled in England are a great way to see the sites of what this historical and beautiful part of the UK has to offer in a completely stress-free environment. All of your access needs will be thought of and met, and so all you need to worry about is simply having a brilliant holiday!

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

Places in England with wheelchair access

England is a very disabled friendly place to visit, this is especially true for when you are visiting some of the amazing places around the country such as Madame Tussauds, the Olympic park, Stonehenge, and many other tourist attractions across the country.

Lots of seaside towns in England have a lovely flat promenade - ideal for wheelchairs or walking with a stick.

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