We are listed as suitable for the less able, being awarded rating M1 by Visit England.
What does that mean?
We are able to provide clear access throughout the cottage for those that are not as light on their feet as others – perhaps needing a helper, walking stick, crutches or even the occasional wheel chair to aid there transition from one place to another. Door openings are not sufficiently wide enough for those who require full-time wheelchair use.
On occasions we move furniture round to easy movement within the cottage. There is a range of aids available as detailed below. Guests can utilise as few or as many of these as they wish.
Mobility Aids Available:
Grab Rails (4)
Grab rails can be placed wherever guest require assisted stability and would benefit from there use. Although the rails are place as a temporary fixing they are capable of withstanding considerable weight – my son applied his full body weight of 60kg to them as a test.
The shower chair has variable height settings and a removable back support.
This wooden platform reduces the height of steps required to access the shower. As it is made of wood the surface is non slip.
Raised Toilet Seat
The riser sits on the porcelain section of the toilet and can be removed for other guests as required.
Hands Free Can Opener
Everyone should have a hands-free-can-opener – always in the cottage.
Carver Dining Chairs (2)
The carver chairs allow less able guests to rise from the dinning table with greater ease – always in the cottage.
TV Subtitles can be turned on or off as needed for those with a hearing impairment.
Fire Extinguisher & Blanket
Safety first – the Fire Extinguisher an Fire Blanket are both in the kitchen, near the back door.
Easy Grip handles
We have fitted easy grip handles to all doors & cupboards.
Handrail Decking area
Having a handrail around the decking area allows ease of access to external areas and seating.
We can accommodated guests who require occasional wheelchair use or are able to mobilise with the help of an accompanying carer.
There are two small steps to access the cottage from the front and the same to access the decking from the gated garden. From the decking there is a step-over threshold to access internal areas. Once inside all accommodation is on one level – see the plan below.
There is no bath but a very large walk-in shower.
Please ensure we are notified in advance of your requirements and we will do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible, even if your requirements extend beyond currently available equipment. We will also let you know if we cannot accommodate your needs.