Finding accommodation to suit your style, needs and budget can be tough for any holiday maker or business jet setter. Multiply that difficulty several times if you are in need of accessible and inclusive accommodation through a disabled holiday directory that is going to make your trip, rather than break it.
I would love to write a European Disabled Holiday Directory, but that’s a book in itself(!). Behold, my Top 5 Suggestions for Accessible Accommodation in the UK, in no particular order…
Accessible Accommodation in the UK: The Disabled Holiday Directory.
The Beamsley Project, North Yorkshire
This converted chapel offers space for community and group stays and events, with room for up to 24 guests in the heart of the rolling hills of North Yorkshire. With an elevator as the centerpiece of the building, large halls for activities and equipments such as hoists and height adjustable beds, the Beamsley Project is perfect for a Yorkshire outdoors weekend or an inclusive get together – it’s where I had my 21st birthday weekend!
Mollett’s Farm, Suffolk
Set in the leafy Saxmundham, Suffolk, Mollett’s Farm offers six brand new inclusive accommodation ‘stables’, separated by a tranquil rose garden. With fully accessible (and gorgeous) wetrooms created and installed by Motionspot, a height adjusted kitchen area in each stable and a huge bed suitable for wheelchair transfer, Mollett’s Farm has luxury and access in all the right places. Make sure you nip to Aldeburgh for fish and chips by the water!
Bwthyn Creigiau, Carmarthenshire
Only ten minutes’ drive away from the stunning Llansteffan beach and Scott’s Bay, Bwthyn Creigiau, a former barn and piggery dating back to the late 1700s, offers tranquility and space, with the city of Carmarthen only a stone’s throw away for restaurants and attractions. Fully accessible and able to sleep up to 6 guests (with one double bedroom being upstairs), aesthetics and functionality go hand-in-hand here, to create a luxurious accessible stay.
Asheston Eco Barns, Pembrokeshire
In terms of inclusion and access (and sustainability), these eco barns absolutely deliver. All barns, other than The Cow Shed, have bedrooms on the ground floor, and all have adapted bathrooms at the same level, too. On entering, Karen, the lovely owner, asked me if there were any plates, mugs or glasses she could put out for me, to ensure that everything was on my level. It’s little thoughts like this that turn the word ‘accessible’ into ‘inclusive’ for me, and I was greeted with a warmth that will not be quickly forgotten. The site is just outside of a small village called Penycwm, but is also very near to the gorgeous beachy setting of Newgale and the colourful Solva, where pubs with cracking food and drink are a-plenty.
Imagine an IKEA of the future, and this is what you get with CitizenM; a sleek, but equally cosy, homely environment, with bold statements made by the block colours of the, mostly red, furniture and bar area. This tech-savvy hotel encourages self check-in (all accessible), and guests can enjoy mood lighting in a colour of their choice in the room, great for those who are visually impaired, fully accessible wet rooms, a huuuuuuge bed and free films! Inclusive and futuristic experiences on your list? Try this hotel out, in one of the friendliest and most vibrant UK cities, Glasgow.
Hopefully, my Disabled Holiday Directory will help you, should you need to decide where to stay in the UK. Rest assured that all suggestions have been tried and tested by your truly. Fingers crossed there’ll be Disabled Holiday Directory relating to other European countries soon!