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Self-catering cottages are a great way to spend a holiday in the UK but if you use a wheelchair it can be difficult to find suitable accommodation. So often holiday cottages advertise that they are "disabled friendly" or suitable for disabled people and then turn out not to be. These luxury holiday cottages have all been properly inspected and you can be assured that they will have the disabled access and disabled facilities listed. To see the cottages that are suitable for disabled people use the availability search.
If you have any specific queries then telephone us on 0845 268 1246 and go straight through to a helpful person at the agency who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
There are holiday cottages here in all parts of the uk which have excellent disabled access and facilities. Holiday accommodation for the disabled in the UK is patchy but we have the finest disabled holiday cottages here - all have the disabled facilities listed. Just because you are a wheel-chair user or have limited mobility doesn't mean you can't enjoy a self-catering holiday in Scotland, Dorset, Devon, Yorkshire, the Lake District or any part of the UK.
If you are a wheelchair user then you will know what facilities and disabled access requirements you need in your holiday cottage. But if you are booking a cottage for a group of friends, one of whom is disabled or has limited mobility, then these are some of the things to consider when looking to rent a holiday cottage suitable for a disabled holidaymaker.
Is there a hard surface where you park the car and is it an easy access into the holiday cottage - I rented a luxury holiday cottage in Devon which was perfect for a wheelchair inside but the cottage owner hadn't thought about the external surfaces: we had to park our car on a gravel drive and then negotiate a steep gravel path with two steps before we reached the cottage front door!
The width of doors - if you have a wide motorised wheelchair then you might want to double check that all doors of the holiday accommodation are wide enough.
Shower - does the cottage have a wheel-in shower and is the shower seat robust enough. Is there enough space in the shower to move from the wheelchair into the shower seat. What height are the shower controls and are there grab rails? There are lots of uk disabled holiday accommodation which have newly built shower rooms with every modern facility for a wheelchair user.
Disabled Toilet - what height is it from the floor and is it left or right transfer?
Kitchen - not many holiday cottages have kitchens suitable for disabled people but some do - check the height of the worktops, oven/hob etc.
Bedroom - is there enough space between the wall and the bed for a wheelchair. What is the height of the bed from the floor to the top of the mattress?
I hope you find a suitable cottage to hire that suits your mobility and have a very happy self-catering holiday. If you want to rent a cottage suitable for a wheel chair user in the UK then this is an excellent site - there is a good selection of properties suitable to rent if you use a wheelchair or need disabled facilities, are looking to rent a cottage with disabled access or ground floor holiday accommodation.