A historic stone barn conversion offering the perfect coastal retreat for a family or friends just a short stroll to the beach on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast. Spend your days walking the rolling countryside, lazing on the golden sands, surfing or exploring the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Offering single level self-catering that is fully wheel-chair accessible, The Stables is perfect for couples having one bedroom, as well as families happy to use the sofa bed. Stylish throughout, The Stables has been beautifully presented to a high standard and sits amongst glorious countryside in South Cambridgeshire. Fabulous local walking, cycling and horse riding and just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A choice of one, two and three bedroom luxurious Five Star sea-front holiday apartments in the popular seaside town of Scarborough on Yorkshire's glorious East Coast. Available for short breaks of one night or longer holidays with all the comforts of a hotel and the space of self-catering. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Perfect for family get-togethers, special celebrations, or even team-building events and corporate retreats, Quarnford Lodge is a fantastic self-catering property for groups in the Peak District. There is loads of space with ten bedrooms that can sleep up to 28 people, three separate living rooms and a central dining area with a vaulted ceiling that is ideal for entertaining. The village of Flash and two pubs are within walking distance, with Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers also within easy reach. The Peak District is beautiful in every season and there are lots of walks and mountain bike trails close by to help guests to explore.
Proctor's Cottage is a deceptively rustic name for this spacious, modern holiday home. Created from a converted barn with thick granite walls and stylish touches throughout, the four-bedroom holiday home is in Skene, less than half an hour's drive from Aberdeen and close to Royal Deeside. It's within easy reach of dozens of superb golf courses and even boasts its own putting green with four holes, driving cages and chipping areas. Spend your days salmon fishing on the Dee, enjoying some of the best links in Britain, and visiting castles and historic houses. The Highland holiday home's layout with four bedrooms and four bathrooms makes it ideal for families or friends.
Whether you're visiting Harrogate for a holiday, staying for work, or in town for an event or conference, Swan View Apartment is the perfect holiday home. The elegant ground floor apartment is in the desirable neighbourhood of Low Harrogate, with fantastic original Victorian features like high ceilings and a bay window overlooking the The Old Swan Hotel. It's only a short walk to chic boutiques and famous Harrogate attractions. The spectacular Nidderdale Valley, Howardian Hills, and Yorkshire Dales National Park provide miles of breathtaking scenery outside of town. York is under an hour's drive for a day trip, while Castle Howard (aka Downton Abbey) only a little further. Swan View Apartment sleeps up to four people in one bedroom with a sofabed in the living room. It's great for couples, individuals, small families and friends, and is dog-friendly.
Sitting quietly between the promenade at Shoreham-by-Sea and the River Adur, Palm Tree is a welcoming self-catering apartment for one or two people. The owners saw the struggle their friend had finding wheelchair accessible holiday accommodation, so they created a place where everyone, regardless of their level of mobility, can enjoy a relaxing holiday by the seaside. The seafront is only 50 metres away, while shops, cafes, and pubs are around a 15-minute walk/wheel. Brighton and Worthing are nearby for a day out, as is the beautiful South Downs National Park.
Take a relaxing holiday or break by the sea in one of eight pretty holiday cottages that sit in tranquil grounds in a secluded valley just 200 yards from the sea, between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the North Devon coast. Plenty of attractions close by including Watermouth Castle adjacent.
Oakview is a contemporary barn built using traditional materials and techniques to sit gently in its environment. The holiday cottage has been furnished with couples in mind, featuring a wall of windows overlooking rolling fields and woodland, a copper bath in the bedroom, and a luxurious outdoor hot tub. It's quiet, private, and exactly what you need to unwind and relax with your favourite person. It's only two miles from Newtown and within easy reach of Welshpool and Llanidloes. Local attractions include Powis Castle, the Forest Rally Driving School in Carno, and Glansevern House and Gardens. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and golf are just a few of many activities you can try.
Couples searching for a luxurious retreat need look no further than The Hideaway. Tucked away at the end of a country lane two miles from Newtown, it's a gorgeous, oak-framed barn built to take advantage of beautiful views and the private location. You can enjoy features like an outdoor hot tub, a copper slipper bath in the bedroom, and an onsite spa with heavenly treatments. There are stunning walks from the door, and the cottage welcomes one well-behaved dog. Welshpool, Powis Castle, and the River Severn are all nearby.
The South Downs and the New Forest are both fantastic places for a holiday so where better to stay than between them in the Meon Valley, within easy reach of beautiful forests, favourite attractions and excellent amenities. Kiss Cottage is a quiet, one-bedroom property at the end of a private drive and within walking distance of the centre of Waltham Chase. There are lovely walks, traffic-free cycling routes and opportunities to play golf and horse ride close by, while Portsmouth, Salisbury, Chichester and the Solent are all only a short drive away.
Full of character, this converted barn sits amongst extensive grounds in the tranquility of the mid-Welsh countryside just a mile from the village of Bettws Cedewain (with pub) and three miles from Newtown. Offering dog and wheelchair friendly accommodation, eight to twelve guests can be accommodated in four en-suite bedrooms, making this a good choice for large groups and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the Welsh Marches, Snowdonia and the coast.
Perfect for a family holiday, this wheel-chair accessible cottage is both pretty and beautifully presented in gorgeous seaside colours that compliment its coastal setting. Whether you are a couple wanting to walk the coastal footpath or see the incredible wildlife this area has to offer; or a family looking for a bucket and spade holiday, Cei Newydd provides a warm Welsh welcome at any time of the year.
Accommodating large groups of up to 40 guests, Bickleigh Castle is a great choice if you are looking for a more intimate wedding, conference or staycation with your family and friends. Comprising of the Norman Castle, Saxon Chapel and cottages this fabulous venue stands in extensive grounds with the River Exe running through, nestling in the Exe Valley within a leafy unspoilt part of Mid-Devon's glorious rolling hills.
The Hophouse is a beautifully converted brick oast house in a quiet Herefordshire village. The holiday cottage sleeps six people in three ensuite bedrooms, with the option to increase accommodation to eight or 10 people if you're on holiday with your extended family and friends. It is in Little Cowarne, a few miles from Bromyard and within easy reach of Hereford and Worcester. The Hophouse has beautiful views, and there are lovely walks and bike rides from the door. Nearby, the Malverns and Wye Valley offer even more scope for fun and adventure. Bookings are available all year round.
Offering the chance to get away from it all, Cranberry Cottage provides a lovely holiday retreat for two nestling within an AONB in the glorious South Shropshire hills. Fantastic walking, incredible views and easily accessible to Shropshire's many attractions including Shrewsbury, the Stretton Hills and Ludlow for fine dining. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Pear Tree Cottage is perfectly located for exploring the best of Norfolk, including its gorgeous countryside, uniquely beautiful Broads, spectacular beaches like Cromer and Sheringham, and medieval Norwich with its wealth of independent shops and centuries of history. The cottage is one of two lovely properties at Roundabout Farm. Guests have use of seven private acres of grounds that include fields and woodland, and are close to favourite attractions including Thursford Steam Museum and Sheringham Park.
All of our owners are keen to ensure their guests can relax and enjoy their holiday to the fullest and can provide information about hiring extra equipment, as well as suggesting activities and venues for fun days out. Here are some ideas to help you plan your next accessible holiday.
Accessible City Destinations - Oxford is a favourite wheelchair friendly city for a holiday. It is an old city with a vibrant feel thanks to its world-famous university that has educated some of the world’s greatest minds. Aside from being steeped in history with extremely gorgeous architecture, it is flat and easy to navigate by bus, with a very efficient Park and Ride system so that drivers can avoid the warren of narrow city streets. The biggest obstacle visitors who use wheelchairs may face is the number of people who visit the city every year, so it is wise to plan sightseeing to popular destinations earlier in the day to avoid crowds.
Although many of the buildings in Oxford city were designed and built centuries before wheelchairs were invented (1655, in case you were wondering), it is still possible to sightsee far and wide with a little planning. The City of Oxford has published a comprehensive guide to Accessible Oxford for visitors, listing not only wheelchair accessible sights and restaurants but also those with hearing loops. Towards the back of the guide is a suggested self-guided route of the city that includes Merton College and the Ashmolean Museum, and a list of numbers for organisations who can provide advice and guidance.
In East Anglia, Cambridge has a similar vibe to Oxford and is also simple to navigate; while if you’re heading down the M4 to West Wales for a holiday then consider stopping off for a day in Cardiff - another beautiful city that is very accessible for people who use a wheelchair.
Accessible Countryside Locations - You can’t beat Norfolk for a relaxing holiday in the countryside. This quiet county is home to the stunning Norfolk Broads National Park and boasts a beautiful coastline as well as miles of peaceful countryside with lots of easy access paths to make exploring stress-free and pleasurable. A robust wheelchair can help to open up even more of the countryside and there are mobility equipment businesses around Norfolk, like Active Trails and Broadland Mobility, who hire Powerchairs, Mountain Trikes and other robust wheelchairs designed for rugged terrains. The Norwich Access Group is an excellent source of information about getting around.
Alternatives to Norfolk include the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, where there is a wide array of accessible holiday accommodation, and Dumfries and Galloway.
Wheelchair Friendly Beaches - Devon and Dorset lead the way when it comes to wheelchair accessible beaches and beauty spots. Bournemouth has a high concentration of beaches with access and amenities for people who use a wheelchair, including those at Durley Chine, Alum Chine, Bournemouth Pier, Boscombe Pier and Southbourne. There is a cliff lift at Fisherman’s Walk that allows visitors in wheelchairs and one carer to travel free of charge.
The beaches on Dorset’s southern coast are more wheelchair friendly than those on the north. Consider beaches around Paignton, Dawlish, Salcombe and Torquay. If you are on the north coast, then Woolacombe Beach has a Beach Easy wheelchair and a Tramper to hire.
West Wales and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is also an excellent spot for a holiday. Beach wheelchair hire is available at Saundersfoot, Broad Haven, Whitesands and Poppit Sands. There is a list of providers with contact details provided by disability-grants.org.
Whatever your needs, there is a gorgeous holiday cottage just waiting to welcome you. The best way to check whether a property is suitable for you and your party is to contact the owner directly.