Self-catering holidays for the disabled in Wales

self catering cottage holidays for disabled in wales

There are plenty of ways in which to enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday in Wales if you are disabled, and renting a cottage by the gorgeous coastline or in a little village is a great way to do so. These cottages are specially designed for those with access difficulties to make your break much more hassle free and enjoyable, and all you will need to worry about will be what to do and where to explore!

From the pretty little seaside town of Llandudno in the north of Wales to the market town of Abergavenny on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park towards the south, there is so much to see and do in Wales, and if you rent a charming cottage overlooking the sea or nestled within stunning forestry, you can explore all that this part of the United Kingdom has to offer in the peace and privacy of your self-catering lodge. If you or anyone you are travelling with is in a wheelchair, then easy access to the cottage is imperative. Renting accommodation all on one level such as a bungalow is the best way to get around without worry or stress as you do not have to be concerned about how to get up flights of stairs, and usually there are no steps in the cottages at all, including entrances and exits. Ramps can be placed if there is the odd step or two, but generally the lodges have ramped doorways or are very flat, which makes mobility around the dwelling very easy indeed.

Why should I go on a self-catering holiday in Wales?

Self-catering cottages in Wales are brilliant because you can wake up when you want, cook and eat what you want and generally relax in pure bliss and privacy. They make for great romantic breaks away or family holidays as the kids can play in the fenced gardens and can eat their favourite foods! It is like taking the family to a second home, and as there are plenty that are designed for those with disabilities, they are the perfect choice for a break in Wales. Other ways in which these cottages are perfect for those with access needs are that they come equipped with broader openings in doorways and wider turning points for those in wheelchairs, and there are also panic buttons and grab bars in rooms throughout the cottage, as well as wet rooms in bathrooms and pool hoists for cottages that come with private swimming pools.

With over six hundred castles in Wales, visiting one of them is a must, and if you find yourself in the capital, Cardiff, then a trip to Cardiff Castle should definitely be taken. There is plenty of disabled access here, with lifts and disabled toilets, and the Interpretation Centre with its film presentations, exhibitions, café and shop is completely accessible for those in wheelchairs to enjoy. There is also a lift from the ground floor to the roof terrace which leads onto the Battlement Walks and down onto the Castle Green via a ramp, making it completely easy to see most that this majestic castle has to offer. The only part which is quite tricky for wheelchair users is the Castle Apartments which consist of spiral staircases and the Norman Keep with its steep staircases and stone steps.

Another must-see place in Wales is Snowdonia National Park which contains Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales and the highest in the UK besides Ben Nevis in Scotland. Although climbing the mountain will be a bit difficult in a wheelchair, just seeing the awe-inspiring landscapes is a great way to appreciate the natural beauty of Wales. There are trails that the wheelchair-bound can participate in, where you can see the wondrous beauty of the park. One of these is the Mawddach trail which is a 9 mile trail in the south of the national park which meanders through the Mawddach estuary, where you can spot plenty of wildlife and see spectacular sights along the way. On the path are picnic tables and benches to stop off for a spot of lunch, and there are wide gates dotted along for those in wheelchairs and smooth paths, making it very easy for you to join the trail.

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

Capture a Welsh Dragon

Taking a holiday in Wales can be a very memorable experience, especially when you fill the time spent there enjoying the beautiful sights and activities available to you around the country. Accessibility to many of the popular tourist activities and destinations in Wales will be the least of your worries for the majority of your time spent here as many places around the country are easily accessible to all guests.

If you have a disability there are still many locations for you to enjoy while on holiday in Wales, places such as the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff castle, Welsh mountain zoo, and many others are accessible to the disabled to enjoy!

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