Snowdonia cottages for disabled holidaymakers
Snowdonia in north west Wales is a national park that offers beautiful scenery and a range of tourist attractions that have developed from its industrial past. Although most holidaymakers go to enjoy walking and climbing, there is still much to offer disabled guests, including those in wheelchairs. Suitable self-catering accommodation in Snowdonia would ideally have an access ramp, wheelchair wide doorways and enough space for turning circles within rooms. There should be a ground floor wet room with a chair and grab bars, and a spacious bedroom that allows for a wheelchair to be moved close to the bed.
Fortunately, there is some suitable accommodation with built-in features to allow for independent living on holiday. Other useful features may be car parking alongside the accommodation.
But what to do and see in Snowdonia during your self-catering holiday?
Many of the beaches of Cardigan Bay and those of the north coast have long esplanades which are flat and suitable for wheelchair users. Barmouth in Cardigan Bay is one such beach that goes on for miles and is also pet-friendly for much of its length.
The Mawddach Trail is a flat traffic-free path that is used by cyclists and walkers. It runs through glorious countryside from the village of Dolgellau and the Barmouth estuary. There are car parks at intervals to allow for access to it. All along its route are views of countryside, woodland and the river. Occasional pubs make for pleasant stopping points.
Lots of visitor attractions in Snowdonia have the facilities to welcome guests with disabilities. One excellent venue, especially for wet days, is the Corris Craft Centre which has 9 studios – all with disabled access. It is possible to paint pottery at one of the studios, and they will fire it and post it to your home address. Make your very own Snowdonia souvenir.
A holiday in Snowdonia for people with disabilities can be a most enjoyable experience provided that the accommodation is matched to needs and that people find out about accessible places to visit. It is even possible for people in wheelchairs to get to the summit of Scowdon using the Snowdon Mountain Railway. It is advisable to contact the company to discuss requirements before booking a ticket but hey, all is possible in Snowdonia and that could be another item to tick off your bucket list.