Off for some UK adventures? Well, then it’s a great news for traveling disabled and for elderlies with reduced mobility the UK airports start to conform to the needs of disabled passengers when it comes to their accessibility. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) praised London City Airport for its improvement of the quality of service to disabled passengers with the new measures and services. Also, the London Luton Airport was also rated “good” by the CAA. London Luton Airport’s efforts in improving areas like waiting times, customer satisfaction and engagement with disability organizations were also credited in the midst of its redevelopment work. In fact, the airport has initiated training programs for its staff to better their service and support, especially to those travelers who badly need support and assistance.
Now that more and more UK airports have adjusted and are continuing to adapt to the needs of differently-abled persons and elderlies with reduced mobility to their accessible travel opportunities, we have listed below the top 5 places you can enjoy to stay while on your UK trip. We assure you that these places offer excellent accessibility and comfort for disabled travelers.
1) Meadowcroft Country Guest House, Cumbria:
Located just two miles away from Windermere, B & B offers two ground floor rooms. The other room is the larger one, ideal for the wheelchair user member of the group. Such room displays vast doorways. Wheel-in shower and shower chair are provided. A support pole is also on the list to help you get to the bed at the end of the day. No worries, for the carers and other family members as they can stay in the other bedroom upstairs with an intercom, making them easy to ask for help in case you need assistance downstairs.
2) Michaels Hotel and Spa, Falmouth, Cornwall:
This one’s perfect for a seaside quest with the family. This contemporary Cornish hotel’s room on the ground floor offers stunning views of the sea and the tropical gardens. Featuring a nautical-inspired room, the unit has a wide door, low-level furniture and low-handled wardrobes. The en-suite roll-in room features support rails. A level entry around the corner of the hotel is also available if you can not manage the steps at the front entrance. Unwind and dine with the family at the restaurant and lounge which are both located on the ground floor for easy access too.
3) Manaros, Leyn Peninsula, Wales:
Found in the seaside village of Aberdaron, north-east Wales, this bungalow is ideal for an uncomplicated family staycation. This place features an open-plan kitchen-diner, as well as four-double bedrooms with attached bathrooms each. If there are two of you with reduced mobility, then the two bathrooms should be intended for you both. These bathrooms are designed for wheelchair users with roll-in showers and grab rail handles to hold on to. The corridors are extra wide ideal for everyone to lounge on, with tiled floor for easy rolling of the wheelchair. Members having difficulty in walking can get down to the beach and walk around with the help of an electric Tramper mobility buggy.
4) Moo House, Northumberland:
This five-star, five-bed barn conversion near the Northumberland coast could be an option for a large group trip. Catering to 10 people, the rooms are available for everyone, including the grandparents, grandchildren and a couple. The two bedrooms on the ground floor are made available for those with reduced mobility in climbing the stairs. These bedrooms feature two shower rooms, level-floor open-plan kitchen -diner and a lounge. However, the barn is not accessible for wheelchair-dependent as the showers have dips. Children will have their place too as they can use the game room next-door.
5) Fishmore Hall, Ludlow, Shropshire:
This classy country house hotel offers an unnoticeably accessible ground-floor room, with an en suite bathroom including grab rails. A portable ramp can also be requested from the staff when needed in the main entrance and restaurant doors. If you do not want to stay in this hotel, you will not be disappointed. Since this place is just about half a mile away from Ludlow’s center, the picnic hamper can be put together for a fun experience for you.
For some people with reduced mobility, differently-abled or elderlies using wheelchairs, planning a break also means finding a place that is practical to stay where comfort and accessibility are not being compromised. Those are just some of the places in the UK where you could stay with comfort and ease. We’ll continue to search for more, but that’s for another blog, soon.