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Holiday cottages for people with disabilities or restricted mobility
Some of our properties are more suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Holiday cottages and self catering accommodation which can accommodate people with disabilities or restricted mobility usually mention this in their description and list any special facilities. If any members of your party have a disability or mobility problems, you should choose your holiday cottages or self catering accommodation carefully.
Some holiday cottage owners and self catering accommodation booking agencies have made efforts to accommodate guest with a disability such as mobility, vision and hearing. Holiday cottage owners and self catering accommodation booking agencies may be able to make specific arrangements for guests with special requirements. When booking cottages and self catering accommodation, do not make any assumptions about the facilities available. If you are in any doubt contact the holiday cottage owner or self catering accommodation booking agency and make sure that everything that you need is available.
Some of the holiday cottages and self catering accommodation either have no internal stairs or steps or have at least one bedroom and one bathroom on the ground floor. This would suit elderly holiday makers or people with restricted mobility.
Each of the holiday cottages and self catering accommodation properties listed on this site is individual so please check with the holiday cottage owners and self catering accommodation booking agencies to ensure that the property is suitable for your needs. Please notify the holiday cottage owner or self catering accommodation booking agency if you have any special requirements such as mobility problems or require wheelchair access.
Some properties participate in the VisitBritain National Accessible Scheme, reflecting the practical needs of wheelchair users, and are graded from 1-4.
Level 1 - typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from points of fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
Level 2 - typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those that may need to use a wheelchair some of the time.
Level 3 - typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair and transfers unaided to and from the wheelchair in a seated position.
Level 4 - typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position. They can require personal/mechanical assistance to aid transfer (e.g. carer, hoist).
Easy walking access: The property does not have any internal stairs or steps up to the property. There must be level access to the property and all principal rooms, a bedroom and a bathroom must be on the ground floor and there should be no hidden hazards such as uneven floors.
Many of our holiday cottages or self catering accommodation are very old, which is part of their charm. They were built long before the days of damp proof courses and cavity walls so some may show signs of damp even if renovated and refurbished. If you are particularly susceptible to cold or damp, then be careful when choosing older holiday cottages or self catering accommodation. If you are in doubt, check with the self catering accommodation booking agency or holiday cottage owner before booking.