Self catering holidays with facilities in the cottages for the elderly or disabled

Please find a list of cottages with facilities for the elderly or disabled; these may include cottages with wider doorways to accommodate wheelchairs, ramps for wheelchairs to cottages, self-catering accommodation with wet rooms, low level switches, holiday cottages with hand rails on baths or Stannah stair lifts.  Click on underlined links or images to view the websites associated with each holiday cottage.

Touring the South of England and need a cottage for your stay?

country cottage with disabled accessThe Old Stables is a collection of cottages within a converted stable block which dates back to the 19th century.  Located in Wiltshire close to Salisbury, this is a beautiful part of the country and there are plenty of attractions to discover nearby or further afield.  The accommodation on the ground floor can be excellent for the disabled or elderly with disabled accessible features such as sliding doors, wheel-in showers with seats, grab rails in the bathrooms and toilets which can be mounted from either side to make life easier.

There are 3 self-catering units, some sleep 5 and others 6.  Ask the owners for more information and advice about which property may best suit you.

Salisbury and Stonehenge are just an easy car ride from here.  Further afield you can discover the New Forest, Longleat, one of England’s top safari parks and the beautiful countryside of south England.

English Tourist Board 4 Stars - Highly Commended award of excellence. 

You may also wish to look at holiday cottages suited to disabled people on the Isle of Wight - a truly stunning holiday destination on England's south coast.


Fowl Green Cottages near Whitby in Yorkshire


holiday cottages whitby yorkshireIf you have in mind a cottage holiday in North Yorkshire, this collection of farmstay cottages could be an excellent choice for you.  There are four stone built cottages here located around a courtyard and all benefit from disabled accessible features: The Barn (sleeps 6), The Cow Byre (sleeps 4), The Top Pigsty (sleeps 2) and The Bottom Pigsty (sleeps 4).  

A number of the properties are wheelchair accessible.  Contact the owners for more information and advice on which barn conversion would best meet your needs.

The cottages enjoy a wonderful setting on a traditional hill farm located within the North York Moors National Park.  On the farm there are sheep, free range hens and highland cattle so this is a real rural retreat.  Wheelchair accessible footpaths guide you to picnic sites in woodlands and meadows so you can really enjoy spending quality time in the countryside.  Easily accessible nearby is Heartbeat Country and accessible for day trips is the seaside town of Whitby.  

Features at the cottages vary – some have drop down shower seats and food preparation areas accessible to those in wheelchairs.  Visit the owner’s official website for more information or get in touch with them direct.  A wheel-in shower chair and toilet riser seat are available on request.
All cottages are ETC 3 – 4 *, mobility level 3, hearing and vision level 1. All have wide doors to all rooms.

Please click on the photograph of Fowl Green Cottages above to find out more about facilities, prices and to contact the cottage owners.


 Woodcombe Lodges, Somerset

self-catering lodges with facilities for the disabled in attractive gardens near MineheadThis collection of lodges and cottages are located in England’s West Country in Somerset.  Set in a peaceful rural setting near to the Exmoor National Park the properties are nestled in 3 acres of gardens.  Experience fantastic views of Exmoor.  There are 6 lodges here and 2 cottages, of various sizes.  

Minehead is just 20 minutes on foot or a short easy drive away so with a stay here you can have the best of both worlds with a mix of countryside and coast.  Minehead has a lovely beach and plenty of facilities.  

Each lodge and cottage is equipped to a high 4 star standard for your comfort and the site has been awarded level 3 accessibility.  The accommodation is also  pet-friendly so that your best friend can come on holiday with you.  the owners are on site to lend a helping hand. 

Telephone Andrew and Nicola on 01643 702 78901643 702 789 for more details.

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Walkers Farm Cottages in Somerset

self-catering cottages and accommodation for the disabled, many features to enable independence

Walkers' Farm Cottages  lie in the quiet hamlet of Stathe between Burrowbridge and Stoke St. Gregory. Burrowbridge is where Arthur burnt the cakes!!  There are four units of accommodation. 

The Hackney Stable was built in 1884 (date shown on a brick) and used for stabling horses and hackney carriages via the central arches. It has been redesigned for high comfort living accommodation with large brick arched windows giving beautiful views across Sedgemoor. It is disabled-friendly, situated at ground floor level to facilitate wheelchair access, with a wheel-in shower. It has a light airy relaxing atmosphere and comes equipped with comfortable sofas and chairs and a fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker, microwave oven, iron, TV, fridge and washing machine. Besides easy wheelchair access, other disability features include: electric sockets at waist level, easy taps, no steps or ramps and all rooms at ground floor level, and a wheel-in shower.  

Level II accessability.

The Tallet is an old Somerset name for a loft where the hay was kept and then thrown down into the hay racks of the horses below. The steps to the loft are retained but only used now in cases of emergency escape! The Tallet has been redesigned for high comfort living accommodation. It is situated on the first floor (up four steps only) affording magnificent views over Sedgemoor through its large windows. It has a light airy relaxing atmosphere and comes equipped with comfortable sofas and chairs and a fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker, microwave oven, iron, TV, fridge and washing machine. The bathroom has a shower over the bath. All bedding, sheets and towels are provided.

Level I accessability.

Please click on image for more information about Walkers Farm Cottages.

Telephone Di on 01823 69822901823 698229

Cottage in Devon with shower room with wheelchair access


cottage with wheelchair accessClew Park is a 3 bedroom 5 star luxury country cottage between Honiton and Cullompton in East Devon at Hembury Court luxury cottages. Wheelchair access downstairs and wet room.

Facilities onsite include a hot tub, barbecue, mini gym, games room with table tennis, Broadband internet access for wifi laptops.

The 4 cottages are in an attractive rural location complete with duck pond. Quaint thatched village of Broadhembury within walking distance.

Please telephone Mandy on 01404 841 20201404 841 202 or click on photograph for more information.



Ladyhole House - Old Stables in the Peak District - sleep 6-7

luxury self-catering cottage with ramp and Stannah stairlift for the disabled

The Cottage at Ladyhole House, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, is an Edwardian Bothy luxuriously converted in 1995. It is set at the top of a sweeping drive lined with mature chestnut trees and a carpet of daffodils in the Spring. It is set in mature gardens and grounds with many beautiful trees and a walled garden. Guests are very welcome to enjoy all that the gardens offer including a tennis court, croquet and barbecue. There are also stables and grazing near to the house. Quiet countryside surrounds the house, where it is possible to walk and cycle. Ashbourne, the local market town is only two miles away.

The cottage has been granted a 5 star rating from the English Tourist Board. It sleeps 6 -7 people in comfort and is decorated to a high standard with many personal pictures and nice furnishings. The accommodation comprises, upstairs 1 large double or twin-bedded room which can take a put up bed. Next door is a good sized bathroom and airing cupboard. A further twin bedded room with en suite shower room completes the upstairs. Downstairs is a twin bedded room with lavatory and basin opposite. The kitchen with breakfast table and Rayburn, has a utility room adjacent. This leads through to a sitting room with large conservatory leading off. A further dining table is situated in the conservatory which also opens out onto the gardens. This is lovely for romantic evenings or even barbecues outside.

The cottage is very well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, television and CD/DVD player. The main bedroom also has a television. There is an open fire in the sitting room and logs and coal are provided in the cost. A lock up room is available if needed and there is ample room for parking. There are limited facilities for the disabled with ramps and a Stannah stairlift.

Telephone Rosamond on 01335 342 67001335 342 670 or click on photograph for details.

Other cottages with facilities and access for the disabled and elderly:

Poacher's Hideaway - Lincolnshire Wolds

Six luxuriously renovated cottages in a traditional Lincolnshire farmyard, one of which - Betty Huttons Cottage has ramps and wheelchair access and has been carefully converted with the needs of the mobility impaired in mind. Walk in shower.

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Poacher's Hideaway Cottages are 'Winner of the 2005 Best Self Catering Holiday of the Year' in the East Midlands area. Each cottage is different, sleeps 2-6, Jacuzzi, sauna and massages available on site. Barbeque. Internet facilities. Fishing in our trout, carp and coarse lakes for residents only. Dog kennels available if required. There are dining or conference facilities for up to 25 to 30 people, ideal for family celebrations, meetings and corporate events.

Telephone 01507 53355501507 533555,   or 07774890677 to discuss your requirements or click on the cottage photographs for more details.

Deerhurst Cottages in the Cotswolds - cottage with national accessible scheme to level M2 and H1 - sleeps up to 4 plus cot

cottages with facilities for disabledSwanlands, the larger of our 2 cottages, has been lovingly converted offering spacious and well equipped accommodation. Beautifully furnished with exposed brickwork and open beams. Floor to ceiling windows line the west facing side off the cottage letting the afternoon sun stream in. Ground floor living with a spacious open plan lounge with modern fitted kitchen and dining area, bathroom with heated towel rail and bath with shower over and a large double and twin bedroom. There is a patio and garden area with furniture to relax and unwind. A BBQ is available.

Facilities include; central heating, washing/drying machine, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, electric cooker, colour TV, DVD player, CD player and hairdryer. A small DVD and book library, games, extensive tourist information and maps are available.

We are able to provide a travel cot, highchair, changing mat, sterilizer and baby bath.

All electricity, bed linen, duvets and towels are included in the price. Welcome tray on arrival. Swanlands cottage has been graded under the national accessible scheme to level M2 and H1.

The following facilities are available to our disabled guests: Designated parking space with level access to the cottage, all doors 780mm + wide, Light switches 1130mm, power sockets 480mm, bath rim 490mm, bath board, raised toilet frame and a perching stool.

Telephone 01684 275 84501684 275 845 or click on a cottage photograph for more information about disability facilities at Deerhurst Cottages.


Mill Farm Barn in Norfolk with one double bedroom on the ground floor - sleeps 7

Wheelchair accessible cottageMill Farm Barn, is a beautifully converted detached barn, on a small family arable hobby farm. It is situated in the heart of Norfolk in the sleepy rural village of Dereham, with the added convenience of a beautiful local pub just across the green.

Ground floor layout:

Sitting room - pleasantly furnished with comfortable seating, colour tv, video, wood burner and french window to the garden. Kitchen/dining room: with electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, dining table and chairs. Utility/Cloakroom: with sink and w/c, washing machine and tumble dryer. Bedroom 1: with 1 double bed and en-suite shower room.

More bedrooms on 1st floor. Parking for up to 4 cars.

Mill Farm Barn has a spacious interior suited for families and is also wheelchair friendly, with ramped access, wide doorways and a ground floor bedroom with en-suite wheel in shower room. Click on barn photo for more information and to contact owner.


Cumbria and the Lakes

Fisherground cottages and pine lodges are set in an acre of orchard in Eskdale, Ambleside. English Tourist Board 3 Stars

Northumberland and the North of England

Beacon Hill Farm in Morpeth were the winner of England's Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2000.  12 supremely comfortable cottages are situated on a beautiful farm, with 350 acres of grass and woodlands and marvellous views to the coast and hills. All the cottages are centrally heated and most have open fires. Kitchens have every machine and gadget you could hope for. Excellent facilities on site include heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, sun bed, gymnasium ... visit their web site to read more.  Sleep 2-8.  English Tourist Board 4-5 Stars

Cottages with facilities for the disabled in the Cotswolds

cottages for disabledGlebe Farm Cottages in the centre of the Cotswolds have beautiful traditionally furnished barn conversions, some of which have all rooms on the ground floor. 

 Telephone: 01285 659 22601285 659 226 or view their entry in Gloucestershire or click here to view more cottages for the disabled in the Cotswolds.



Luxury cottages for the disabled in the Midlands - Leicestershire

cottages with disabled accessAward-winning Upper Rectory Farm Cottages are situated in the centre of a 200 acre arable farm amid the peace and quiet of the Leicestershire countryside. All six cottages are luxuriously furnished and equipped.

Ramps, wide doorways and ground floor accommodation allow the disabled access to most of the cottages. There is a separate shower room accessible to wheelchair users and there is parking on level ground right outside the door.

Please visit our own website by clicking on cottage photograph to discuss your mobility requirements.




Bruern Stable Cottages in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. 5 Stars - top of its class. Range of cottages, swimming pool etc. Photos below.

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Shipton Kitchen - Bungalow Newmarket Drawing Room, Level II accessibility Cope Drawing Room - Bungalow

Cottages with wheelchair access, ramps and other facilities for the disabled in Scotland


Melfort Pier and Harbour, luxury 5 Star cottages in Kilmelford on the west coast of Scotland near Oban, sleep 2 to 6 people.  Some cottages offer Level 2 Accessibility. Pet-friendly.

Tel: 01852 200 33301852 200 333.

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