Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting for people of ALL abilities
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, Powerchair, Mobility Scooter
As I left to go on this holiday (the first time for 15 years, due to distrust of amenities and false claims regarding accessibility) my mobile hoist broke and upon arrival my wheelchair riser broke; I thought I was doomed, as always. Much to my delight the quality of provision at Homelands made my visit both possible and enjoyable. It was very homely, clean (no nasty smells), and in a wonderful picturesque setting. Lots of lovely beaches and eateries within wheelchair distance. I went close to the beach, not on it. A lovely area to wander the walks and the fishing villages, simply enchanting. I would encourage anyone, whatever their disability, to try this holiday home. An extra bonus was the spaciousness. I didn't have to watch where I was going all the time, didn't have to squeeze through doorways, didn't knock any paintwork or doors - joy oh joy. The current bathrooms have no baths but future lodges will have that choice. Thanks to all the team at Homelands, you do a wonderful job.
Transport & Parking
Homelands offers parking adjacent to the Lodges near to the front doors. Nearest bus stop on main road about quarter mile.
The area was well posted and there were no obstacles such as steps. There were garden benches for rest. Well equipped lodges including ceiling hoists and more specialisation equipment available for hire. Pressure mattresses included. Shower chair included.
Two of the lodges have closomat toilets. There is plenty of space around the toilets, some for left hand transfer, some for right hand transfer. There are grab rails and plenty of space (we had two wheelchairs and a carer in the bathroom at any given time). There are additional bathrooms/cloakrooms for guests/other party members and these too are all accessible. Everywhere was clean and hygienic. The sinks were too small and this will be addressed in the new lodges in phase two.
Lovely people, there when you wanted but otherwise unobtrusive.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
I would visit again maybe taking a smaller lodge as they are so spacious. We took dish washing liquid, bin liners, paper towels etc but these had been provided. Every little detail has been thought out, so I would recommend Homelands to all my friends and contacts in the disabled community. I loved the gardens, the views and bird watching opportunities. The lodge kitchens were particularly well equipped for cooking and eating, including barbeque equipment. I was amazed at how many high spec utilities were available: washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, utility room huge American style refridgerator/freezer to mention a few. Underfloor heating ensured an even temperature which could be adjusted to your own needs.