The perfect rural retreat! Brilliant wheelchair access
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Assistance Dog, Assistance Dog - Visual, Hearing Aid, Long Cane, Symbol Cane, Walking Aid, Wheelchair, Powerchair, Hidden Impairment
I recently visited Sara’s Cottage in Truro, Cornwall, and I was so impressed with all of their disabled-friendly facilities on site. As a full-time wheelchair user myself, I could not fault their access. Just outside the cottage is a large courtyard area perfect for parking your vehicle on solid ground. There is level access throughout the cottage, and even where there was a small threshold - for example into the conservatory or back garden patio - this was not an issue for my wheelchair. The lounge / kitchen area was very spacious and there was a lovely welcome pack left on the side with a selection of Cornish goodies! The accessible bedroom had plenty of space to manoeuvre, as well as various equipment available should it be needed - for example bed blocks to raise the large double bed should a hoist be needed underneath. The en-suite bathroom was possibly my favourite room of the cottage! The design was so stylish and all of the adaptions were carefully thought out. The wet-room shower had completely level access, with various hand rails dotted around for support. A shower chair / commode was also available. Extra little touches that I appreciated were the adjustable mirror and lowered sink - perfect for getting your knees underneath if you’re a wheelchair user. The doorways were nice and wide so this was not an issue for me. I believe the cottage is also dog friendly which is always good to know! Overall I was so impressed with all of the facilities at Sara’s cottage. The owners have clearly made a special effort to accommodate the needs of people with various disabilities - from mobility aids, to special equipment for people with visual / hearing impairments. This includes a hearing loop system, a vibrating alarm pillow and documents printed with a readable size font on yellow paper. Situated not too far from the city centre, Sara’s cottage is the perfect rural retreat!
Transport & Parking
Venue Manager responded to this review
Dear Ross, thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. It is very much appreciated. I am pleased that you loved the wet-room and found the access in the cottage good. There are lots of accessible things to do in Cornwall such as; a powerboat ride from Mylor, tramper chairs available to hire for a small charge from Countryside Mobility and beach wheelchairs at several beaches.