22 Feb 2024 11:45:45 PM

Late availability disabled access holiday cottages

Looking for a holiday cottage with disabled access and features? Look no further. Late Availability Cottages works with cottages across the whole of the United Kingdom ( in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) that are suitable for wheelchair users, disabled or accompanied disabled people.

Disabled access holiday homes usually have ground floor accommodation. Some cottages have ramps throughout. Others have ground floor bedrooms, showers and toilets with wheelchair access or even wet rooms.

For the partially sighted or blind Late Availability Cottages works with guide dog friendly holiday accommodation and holiday homes with good lighting.

Choose your holiday destination and then find your ideal holiday cottage with Late Availability Cottages. Then once you know where you are going and where you are staying you can plan your holiday activities.

If you have limited mobility it need not limit your choice of holiday activities. Across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom there are attractions, activities, trails and events which can be enjoyed by people with all levels of disability.

Many tourist destinations are completely wheelchair friendly with many offering wheelchair or motorized buggy hire if required.

Around the coast of the United Kingdom where are some beautiful beaches with great disabled access. The problem with a lot of them is that conventional wheelchairs and sandy beaches are not a good combination. The narrow wheels of normal wheelchairs mean that they tend to dig down into the sand rather than move easily across it. The answer to this problem? Hire a beach wheelchair for the day. Beach wheelchairs have large inflated wheels which make pushing them across the beach and even through the shallows if you fancy getting your feet wet.

England and Wales have over 100 Blue Flag Beaches one of the requirements of which is to provide features for wheelchair users. These features vary from beach to beach and can include ramps for beach access and parking within 50 metres of the beach.

In May 2017 eight beaches in Northern Ireland were awarded Blue Flag status:

  • County Down: Cranfield West, Murlough, Tyrella
  • County Antrim: Portrush West Strand, Portrush East Strand
  • County Londonderry: Portsteward, Benone, Downhill
  • Scotland's Blue Flag beaches for 2017 are:

  • Aberdour - Silver Sands
  • Achmelvich Bay
  • Burntisland
  • Elie Woodhaven ( Ruby Bay)
  • Fraserburgh Waters of Philorth
  • Across the UK there are so many wonderful museums and attractions that should not be missed if you are in the area.

    There are over 11 million people with a disability and tourist attractions are making every effort to provide a great day out for one and all.

    From wheelchair access and information in braille to guide dog access and presentations in sign language disabled facilities are improving all the time.

    At attractions key members of staff will have completed disability awareness training so don't be afraid to ask for help.

    Attractions worth visiting include:

    Cadburys World, Birmingham
    Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
    Titanic, Belfast
    Giant's Causeway, Portrush
    The National Children's Museum, Halifax, Yorkshire
    St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
    For the more active:

    The Chill Factor, Manchester, home to Disability Snowsport UK
    Clwyd Special Riding Centre, Wrexham
    Coasteering with Celtic Quest in Pembrokeshire tailor their daredevil activities to suit just about anyone. From deaf, blind, hearing-impaired and sight-impaired adults and children to those with learning difficulties and limited mobility. The coasteering equipment is designed to keep even those who aren't strong swimmers afloat.

    At the end of the day what could be more relaxing than returning to your disabled friendly holiday home where you know everything is easily accessible and suited to your own needs.

    A staycation in the UK means you can take all our home comforts with you rather than being restricted to airline luggage regulations. In the same time as it would take to drive to an airport and check in you can be settled in to your beautiful home from home. Spend your evenings enjoying the surroundings of your holiday cottage with its well-equipped kitchen and other home comforts. Use the money you will have saved by not flying abroad to treat yourselves to delicious locally produced food and drink. From free range eggs and organic meat from a local farmer to home-made jams, chutneys and cheeses. The UK is home to a wide assortment of produce which should be sampled at every given opportunity, especially the handmade chocolates, craft beers and ciders and even wine if you are in the south of England.

    Visit the local farm shop or delicatessen and then enjoy preparing your evening meals in the disability friendly kitchen of your perfect cottage with disabled access.