Accessible holiday cottage

Croft Bungalow has been especially adapted to provide accessible and inclusive self catering holiday accommodation.

It adaptations include the following:

  • Level access throughout
  • Wet roll-in bathroom
  • Extra wide wheelchair friendly doorways to every room
  • Free use of mobile hoist, riser-recliner chair, electric profile bed (with memory foam mattress)
  • Visually impaired friendly paint scheme
  • Grab-rails and transition bars throughout the bathroom
  • Wheelchair friendly mirrors
  • Close up private off-road parking
  • Large sensory garden with wheelchair friendly path and open country views
  • BBQ and wheelchair friendly picnic table

All internal doorways and the garden door backing onto the wheelchair ramp are  between 800mm and 940mm wide.

Bedroom 1, Bedroom2, Bathroom   910mm wide

kitchen to lounge  800mm wide

garden door to ramp  940mm wide

The front door is 750mm wide

Wheelchair access to the property is via the garden door and wheelchair ramp .

They are accessed via a  1250mm wide uncovered passage at the side of the house and a 20 degree ramp and is 1370mm wide This is the wheelchair access.

Wet roll-in bathroom

The bathroom is a wet roll-in room with WC,  shower and sink.  The sink has a mirror at wheelchair height,  and there are two transition bars – one either side of the WC.

There are grabrails throughout the bathroom including at the back of the door so that it can be closed behind by a guest in a wheelchair.

The light is operated by a pull chord on the wall side of the door as you enter the room. The room is tiled throughout and the floor tiles are anti-slip.

The WC is adjacent to the wall (on the right hand side as you sit on it) All transferring is either from the front or the left hand side).

Lounge

The lounge is as open plan as possible with doorways into the both bedrooms, the WC and the kitchen.

There is a riser-recliner electric chair that has the prime spot in front of the widescreen TV,  and a leather settee that can also fold out into a double bed,  and a rocking chair.

The electric fire is in a local gritstone fireplace and has a real fire flame effect to add to the mood on winter nights.

Doorways from the lounge lead to the single bedroom, the wet roll-in bathroom, the kitchen and the double bedroom.  All doorframes throughout are painted dark grey to contrast with the pastel white walls to provide contrast for visually impaired guests.

Kitchen

The kitchen has a wide doorway and a table that folds up out of the way when not in use to create more floor space – but otherwise is a standard kitchen with no further adaptations.  Guests with access needs would require an able bodied carer to assist them in the kitchen.

Fixtures and fittings in the kitchen include:

  • Tall fridge / freezer
  • 4 ring cooker and oven
  • Microwave cooker
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Lever operated taps (throughout the bungalow)
  • Pots, pans, saucepans, glasses and glassware, cups, plates and cutlery

Single bedroom

The single bedroom has the electric profile bed.  A camp bed for a second sibling can be set up on request but the camp bed would need to be moved in the day to provide enough floor space for the hoist or a wheelchair.

The room can also be set up as a ‘pop up’ sensory room on request.  We can provide lights and a bubble tube.  (No charge for this)

Double/twin room

The double room configuration options are:

  • Double room
  • Twin room
  • Electric profile bed and single bed (so couples where one requires the electric profile bed and / or the hoist can still share)

The room has wheelchair friendly coat hooks and fixtures, and a wheelchair height wall mirror.

The window overlooks the private garden and open country views.