Accessible Bunkhouse on the Isle of Coll
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This visit included a person who uses: Wheelchair
My first experience of a bunkhouse has got me really excited and raring to try out other bunkhouses. I just hope that I haven’t been spoilt! We recently had a short break at the Coll Bunkhouse on the beautiful Isle of Coll. On arrival we were met by a very friendly, helpful lady who showed us around the accommodation. It was all totally wheelchair accessible, clean and bright. Our room consisted of one set of bunks and a single bed. There was also an accessible sink in the room. There was plenty of space to manoeuvre. The only problem I encountered during my stay were the fire doors. I found them very heavy and could not push myself and hold the door open at the same time. Thankfully my companion was always on hand. There was a designated wheelchair accessible bathroom with grab rails and a roll in shower with two wall mounted shower seats. The toilet was a perfect height for me to be able to slide transfer. While there we made use of the books available. Wild flowers of Coll and Tiree was particularly useful. We spent a whole day wandering around the Island seeing how many plants we could identify. There is no public transport on Coll and we didn’t have any transport of our own, preferring to walk or in my case roll around the Island. The weather wasn’t very good at times however a local lady who had seen us out walking and looking rather wet arrived in an accessible car to offer us a lift back to the bunkhouse. We declined the generous offer and I am so glad that we did as we actually managed to get a photograph of a great yellow bumblebee which we later got confirmed by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We celebrated with knickerbocker glories at the Island Café, Arinagour. Yum! Everything about our stay on Coll was perfect, the Bunkhouse, the scenery and the people.
Transport & Parking
There is parking right outside the Bunkhouse. There is no public transport on the island.
Coll bunkhouse is fully accessible. It is all on one level
The loo is fully accessible with grab rails. It is in the shower room specifically for wheelchair users
The staff were friendly and very helpful
Anything else you wish to tell us?
I was very impressed with the accommodations accessibility. My only gripe would be with the heavy fire doors.
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