Top 10 Accessible Holidays
Browse our handpicked selection of premier accessible holiday accommodation in the UK. Stay in a single storey cottage on the edge of the North York Moors – perfect for mobility friendly steam railway rides from Pickering Station or choose a ground floor apartment with level access in East Wittering on the Sussex Coast. Whether you’re looking for a luxury country hotel with Level 1 access or a fully adapted holiday caravan on a 5 Star park in Newquay, we’ve got just what you’re looking for with a variety of places to stay offering excellent disabled facilities.
1. The Quarters, Caton near Lancaster (Bowland)
Situated in the North Lancashire village of Caton on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, The Quarters is a fully accessible, pet friendly ground floor apartment with 2 bedrooms. Accommodation has wide, level access throughout and is accessible to wheelchair users with high-contrast doorways for visitors who are partially sighted. Other accessible facilities include off road parking with unobstructed access to the apartment via a ramp, flat access to a lawned area by a stream, a dropped work surface area and wheelchair access points in the kitchen. A wet room includes grab rails and a raised wc with rails and the sitting/dining room contains flexible furniture. All beds come with hoists and doorways are extra wide with hardwood or tiled floors throughout – perfect for ease of wheelchair access.
2. Bay View Apartment, The Witterings, West Sussex Coast
Bay View Apartment with beautiful sea views is within easy walking distance of Bracklesham Bay’s local shops and restaurants. This versatile 2 bedroom ground floor apartment is just across the road from the beach and has a wet room with non slip, level access shower, Clos-o-mat wc/ bidet and a wheeled shower chair included. Broadband and Smart TV with built-in on demand services and Netflix are included, and in bedroom 1 there’s a king-size electric profiling bed with independent controls. One side is also height adjustable, and both a standing hoist and full Oxford hoist are available.
3. Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, Bowness on Windermere, Lake District
Treat yourself to a stay at the 4 Star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Bowness on Windermere. This former home of Beatrix Potter has fabulous views, 6 acres of gardens, an indoor pool, treatments and a 2 AA Rosette restaurant.
The hotel has a Level 1 Access grading with ground floor accessible rooms including the Garden Room and the Aviary Room – both rooms benefit from direct access to the hotel grounds, are pet friendly and are fully accessible compliant. Visitors looking for an accessible romantic break or a unique easy access events venue will find this country hotel the perfect choice.
4. Trevella Park – Adapted Caravan Holiday Homes near Newquay
Looking for that affordable sunny summer holiday where the accessible accommodation lives up to the spectacular setting? Head to 5 Star Trevella Caravan Park near Newquay. The location is perfect – only a short stroll from Crantock Beach. Choose between 2 and 3 bed holiday homes specially designed for wheelchair users. Facilities include ramp access, wide door access, grab rails, shower seat and low profile shower access.
Great accessible accommodation isn’t all at this 5 Star Park …. communal areas and buildings across the park all have wheelchair-friendly access and there are two wheelchair friendly fishing platforms around Trevella Lake with space for two people to fish. For extra reassurance you’ll also have emergency assistance available for guests 24 hours a day.
5. Pomona Cottage in the Golden Valley near Hereford
Meet the llamas on a stay at Pomona Cottage with Mobility Impairment Level M1 rating, situated midway between Hereford and the Brecon Beacons. 4 Star Pomona is ideal for less mobile guests with no steps from the parking area through to the ground floor. A twin bedroom and tiled wet room are on the ground floor, and cosy underfloor heating is across the ground floor.
Say hello to the friendly Llamas onsite – you’ll spot them grazing in surrounding fields, and soak up the beautiful views of the Herefordshire and Welsh Border countryside. This is a great spot for touring, only a short drive from Hay on Wye and 12 miles from Hereford.
6. Hope Farm Cottages near Weston super Mare, Somerset
Set in glorious Somerset countryside yet only a 5 minute drive from sandy beaches and the seaside town of Weston super mare, Hope Farm Cottages are a fantastic accessible holiday experience. All cottages are single storey with wheelchair access throughout, and a range of disability aids (including wheelchairs) are available free of charge onsite. Meet and greet the friendly farm animals and enjoy shared onsite facilities including a laundry, activity playground for the kids and a games room.
Owners Aline and Malcolm go that extra mile to ensure their guests are comfortable with a station pick-up and drop off service on request, disabled parking adjacent to cottages, floodlit walkways direct to your accommodation and easy flat level access around the site. Disabled equipment available onsite includes ramps and chair raisers, shower seats, bath and bed boards, crutches, wheelchairs commodes and raised toilet seats.
7. Courtside Cottage, West Port, Falkland, Fife
An accessible cottage brimming with character features and facilities ideal for less mobile guests, Courtside Cottage sits in the heart of Fife between Edinburgh and St Andrews. The property has two ground floor bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom. A further fully adapted wet room is available and a stairlift takes you up to an open plan lounge/ diner. The cottage, which is a former 18th century carpentry workshop, also benefits from easy access via gentle ramps from the private parking area. Contact the owner direct to discuss all your requirements prior to your visit.
8. Chestnut Cottage, Higher Farm near Weymouth, Dorset
You can’t beat Dorset’s spectacular Jurassic Coast, and if you’re a large group of friends or an extended family group looking for that perfect accessible group accommodation choose Chestnut Cottage in the hamlet of Rodden near Weymouth. Benefitting from an M2 Disabled Rating, Chestnut sleeps up to 9 guests in 5 bedrooms and has a ground floor twin bedroom and fully equipped wet-room shower.
Dogs are welcome for a small extra fee and a shared games room plus laundry facilities are onsite. Cosy up in front of the woodburner during colder months, and head to friendly seaside Weymouth during warmer months with long flat promenade, pretty gardens and an award-winning sandy beach.
9. Keld Head Farm Cottages, Pickering, North York Moors
Base yourself on the southern edge of the North York Moors and stay in an accessible single storey cottage at Keld Head Farm. Wheelhouse Cottage sleeping 2/5 plus a cot has a Mobility 1 rating with handrails in the bathroom, a level garden and a designated parking space near the cottage. The Byre Cottage also sleeping 2/5 plus a cot has a Mobility 1 rating.
The owners will happily provide toilet frames and non-slip shower mats on request. A commode and wheelchair can also be arranged with prior notice. Pickering town centre is just minutes away – pick up scenic steam railway journeys across the North York Moors National Park from Pickering station which has accessible toilets plus wheelchair and mobility vehicle access via a ramp into the Guard’s Van on trains.
10. Bookham Court Self-Catering Accommodation near Dorchester
Situated in the heart of Dorset’s ‘Thomas Hardy Country’, Bookham Court Self-Catering Accommodation offers luxury accessible cottages brimming with character. The Jurassic Coast and Blackmore Vale are just on your doorstep and cottages are surrounded by 650 acres of farmland.
Stay in The Wagon House Cottage, a 4 Star Gold Award property sleeping four with single storey living space, wheelchair access, a new flush to floor wetroom shower, free WiFi and cosy underfloor heating. A shared wildlife hide, free fishing and a games room are all onsite and there are spectacular views of the surrounding Dorset countryside. Up to 2 dogs are welcome for a small extra fee and you’ll find a selection of excellent restaurants and inns just a few miles away.
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