Coastal hideaways with disabled access
Beachcombing, sandcastles and seabirds...do you love to holiday by the coast? Check out these bright and calming cottages if you’re looking for an accessible beach getaway in the UK!
This National Trust cottage can be found on the coastal road between Wells and Brancaster and is part of a watermill conversion made up of seven apartments. This open-plan apartment is on the ground floor and has an adapted shower room for wheelchair users.
“It has level access and good circulation throughout apart from the twin room. It has a wetroom shower with seat. It is an ideal and comfortable base for walkers, birdwatchers or those looking for a tranquil, relaxing break.”
Lower Barns Boutique B&B, St Ewe
Hidden in South Cornwall is Lower Barns Boutique B&B, a charmingly colourful retreat close to the sea, the Eden Project, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. One self-contained wing, The Hayloft Hangout, has been adapted for wheelchair users and includes parking immediately outside, a wide ramp to the front door, grab rails in the wet room, and ramp access to the dining room in the main house. There’s also an adjoining twin room on the first floor if you’re travelling with family or friends!
“You can enjoy fresh breakfasts, the countryside, the sea and the moors, watch movies from large comfortable beds and indulge in a therapeutic massage or holistic treatments.”
The Anne-Elaine Suite, Hopeman
You’ll find this hidden gem in a village with white sandy beaches, a marina and traditional harbour, and a coastal path to Burghead which has been described as wheelchair accessible. You might even spot a dolphin! The Anne-Elaine Suite may be attached to a house, but it is self-contained accommodation and self-catered making it the ultimate little hideaway in Hopeman.
“The spacious bedroom contains a standard king-size bed and a single, height adjustable, electric profiling bed. The en suite bathroom features a wet room shower with fold-down seat, and a closomat toilet.”
Celtic Haven Resort Spa, Tenby
Celtic Haven Resort and Spa is a clifftop holiday resort with three ‘easy access’ cottages to relax in by the sea. There’s also the Waves Restaurant serving Italian cuisine on the ocean terrace for guests to enjoy!
“We’re pleased to offer three ‘easy access’ one-bedroom cottages with an open-plan layout, wide doorways and walk/wheel-in wetrooms. Greenkeeper’s Cottage even has its own private balcony overlooking our golf course and the stunning Pembrokeshire headland!”
Heading to the Llyn Peninsula? Manaros is a luxury self-catered house for groups and families which can also offer bed and breakfast. The Tramper all-terrain buggy is available for guests and can be used on the sandy beach known as ‘The Land’s End of Wales’. You’ll probably spot a few seals and dolphins!
“It has 4 bedrooms, all en suite, and 2 wheelchair accessible bathrooms. It has many accessible features including use of a Tramper all-terrain buggy.”
Wheatlands Cottage, Cramlington
Part of a collection of luxury cottages and houses, Wheatlands Cottage has been designed to be wheelchair accessible. You’ll find the cottages on Burradon Farm, a working farm close to the Northmbrian coastline; but they’re also near the lively Newcastle Gateshead if you feel like heading into the city!
“Inside Wheatlands floors are all hard and easy to walk or wheel on. There are a few rugs in the sitting room and main bedroom but they’re easily avoided. The main bedroom has a super wet room. Doorways are wide.”
The Captain’s Quarter, Truro
You can stay in a cottage that used to be an officer’s quarters until 1945! The pretty self-catered accommodation has panoramic views across Falmouth Bay making it a great spot for wildlife-spotters. The Captain’s Quarter is listed on Euan’s Guide saying:
“The cottage has level access throughout. The bathroom has a bath (portable bath seat provided), wet room shower with two drop down support rails and wc with two drop down support rails.”
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