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.
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
Wootton Lodge is a newly refurbished holiday home in the grounds of Wootton Manor, surrounded by 90 private acres of grounds with stunning walks and bike rides from the door. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and is ideal for families or friends planning a self-catering holiday in Devon. Nearby are beautiful beaches and favourite attractions, though you could easily spend your holiday sleeping late, lazing around the house and garden, walking through woodland and meadows, and enjoying having time together with the people you love.
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
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.
Big groups love The Bluebell. The large holiday home is in the quiet village of Burton Agnes, barely six miles from the Yorkshire coast and less than an hour from York and Castle Howard. It's a former pub and hotel with space for up to 52 people to sleep in 20 bedrooms, most of them ensuite. Amenities include a catering standard kitchen, spacious living/dining space with a bar, games room with pool, table tennis, and air hockey, and parking for up to 30 cars. It's a fantastic venue for a family reunion, celebrating a milestone birthday, hosting a wedding, or running a work team-building event.
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, Favorite 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 center 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.
Beech Farm is perfect for a family holiday on the Norfolk Broads. The 17th Century barn conversion has been lovingly updated by its owners to provide a high standard of self-catering accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms, with lots of space to relax indoors and outside and welcome touches that include a wood burner and an outdoor hot tub. The barn is in Neatishead, within walking distance of the village shop and the White Horse Inn. The Broads, Norwich and beautiful Norfolk beaches are all close by for a fun day out.
Four spacious holiday cottages, comfortably furnished with exposed beams and original features providing a peaceful retreat within walking distance of the historic market town of Thame in Oxfordshire. Within easy reach of the Cotswolds for day trips out and a great self-catering base for exploring Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
There is plenty of room for everyone at Willow Barn. This lovely 17th Century barn conversion is in the peaceful village of Neatishead, within walking distance of the village shop and pub. There is space for up to 12 people to sleep in five ensuite bedrooms, and a big garden with a hot tub. Go boating on the Broads, sightseeing in Norwich and even enjoy a day at the seaside at Great Yarmouth. Willow Cottage is ideal for extended families and groups of friends.
Escape to the tranquillity of the South Downs in this spacious holiday home near Petersfield. Upper House is perfect for a self-catering holiday with family and friends, sleeping 16 people in six bedrooms with extensive gardens and a location convenient for walking, cycling, and excellent wedding venues. It's midway between Portsmouth and Haslemere, convenient for the A3 and less than an hour from London. The high standard of accommodation and carefully considered decor make it suitable for children and adults of all ages, with beautiful features like vaulted ceilings, open fireplaces, and a split-level master suite.
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.
The Old Dairy is a comfy welcoming holiday cottage in the pretty tranquil Oxfordshire hamlet of Moreton. Comfortably furnished with lovely character features and a peaceful setting to relax with the many amenities of Thame within walking distance, and an abundance of attractions in the nearby Cotswolds and Central England just waiting to be discovered. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Located in the pretty hamlet of Moreton in Oxfordshire, Byre Cottage provides a warm welcome and enjoys a lovely peaceful setting from which to relax and explore Central England. With many original features, this cosy character cottage is conveniently placed within walking distance of the market town of Thame with a good range of amenities. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Kings Lodge is a lovely holiday cottage in the Norfolk Broads set in a meadow a short walk from Alderfen broad. Newly built, it was designed to suit the setting and make the most of the peaceful views. The Norfolk holiday home is perfect for families as it sleeps four people in two ensuite bedrooms. A third ensuite bedroom is suitable for a child, making the self-catering property available for up to four adults, a child, and two dogs. Neatishead's village pub and shop are 1.5 miles away, and you're also close to Wroxham, Wrayford and Horning.
This modern self-catering holiday apartment in Westward Ho! is perfect for couples and families who want to stay close to the beach without sacrificing comfort for style. It sleeps four people with both bedrooms having a TV and an ensuite bathroom or shower room. The views from the 30ft open-plan living area look out over the water towards the Northam Burrows Country Park and Nature Reserve. The South West Coastal Path is a stone's throw from your apartment, and you're only a short walk from the village pub, cafe, and small supermarket. There is lift access to the first-floor apartment, and lockable storage for your surfboard, SUP and golf clubs.
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.
We have a huge range of disabled-access holiday cottages available, ensuring that all of our guests can travel with ease. Whether you’re seeking a stay by the sea in North Yorkshire or would prefer to be encompassed by stunning natural landscapes in the Peak District, there is something for all when booking with us.
We have also set up our search filter to help narrow down choices to suit the needs and preferences of our disabled guests, from ground floor bedrooms to accessibility features like grab rails, level access and wet rooms with a shower seat and more. If you have specific mobility issues or additional needs, make sure you advise the owner before booking so they can confirm whether or not theirs is the perfect holiday cottage for you.
Below are some of the most popular destinations for those seeking wheelchair-friendly access cottages.
Before booking your next holiday cottage, it’s first important to assess when to plan your trip and what to do during your stay. Below is a little more information for those choosing an accessible holiday in the UK.
When you decide to book your accessible holiday will ultimately depend on what you want to do whilst staying here. Things like the weather, opening times and attractions are all to consider. Below are some of our recommendations for when to plan your next break.
Summer is a great time to visit the UK as this is when the temperatures are warmer and more time can be spent outdoors. With beautiful beaches, historic cities and plenty of sightseeing attractions throughout the country, you will find yourself spoilt for choice when booking a summer getaway. It is important to note that for those needing wheelchair access, the towns and cities throughout the UK are often busier during this time, something that can make it difficult when navigating the area.
Spring is ideal for those seeking pleasant temperatures and fewer tourist crowds. The landscapes across the UK come to life during this time with plenty of flora and fauna. Plus, many of the top attractions and sightseeing spots are still open, great for those looking to explore without the hustle and bustle that summer brings.
Many guests choose to visit in autumn and winter for a cosy break in one of our luxury cottages. With frosted scenery and plenty of festivities happening within the towns and villages in the UK, this makes for an excellent time to enjoy a break here. You will also find that many of our cottages have added amenities such as open fires and log burners, perfect for those seeking cosy days inside.
All of our owners are keen to ensure their guests can relax and enjoy their holiday to the fullest and often 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. The ancient streets offer 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. Its efficient Park and Ride make it easier for drivers hoping to 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, 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 further advice.
In East Anglia, Cambridge has a similar vibe to Oxford and is also simple to navigate. This makes for another excellent excursion with plenty of historical sights to see and pretty architecture throughout. There are also some mouthwatering restaurants to enjoy here, alongside great shopping for those looking to bring souvenirs back from their trip.
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. You will also find 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. Places like Active Trails and Broadland Mobility, hire Power Chairs, Mountain Trikes and other robust wheelchairs designed for rugged terrains. The Norwich Access Group is also an excellent source of information about getting around.
Be sure to also check out the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Here you will find a wide array of accessible holiday accommodations, alongside pretty landscapes and villages to explore. Other options include Dumfries and Galloway, perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in all that Scotland has to offer.
Devon and Dorset lead the way when it comes to wheelchair-accessible beaches. 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.
The beaches on Dorset’s southern coast are more wheelchair friendly than those on the north. Consider sandy shores 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 are also excellent for those seeking an accessible break. Beach wheelchair hire is available at Saundersfoot, Broad Haven, Whitesands and Poppit Sands. There is a list of providers with contact details displayed by disability-grants.org.
Whatever your needs, there is a gorgeous holiday cottage just waiting to welcome you. However, the best way to check whether a property is suitable for you and your party is to contact the owner directly.
Many of our wheelchair-accessible rental properties are designed to accommodate those who need extra assistance. With this in mind, several of these cottages also have wet rooms, making it easier for guests during their stay. It is best to check this with the owner of the cottage before your visit, that way you can plan accordingly for your trip.
For those planning a trip with the whole family, or even a group of friends, there are several amazing large cottages to choose from. These also have wheelchair access and are suitable for those who require any extra assistance during their stay. Use our search filter to narrow down your options and find the perfect place for you!
We have many holiday cottages that are suitable for wheelchair users and also offer luxury. With some great added amenities and beautiful decor, you can enjoy a lavish stay when choosing one of our wheelchair-friendly rentals, perfect for those seeking a getaway full of relaxation.