Hardy Cottage Dorset
Superb Disabled Access and Facilities
Beautiful rural retreat with easy access where comfort and relaxation are the top priorities. The cottage is set in a lovely courtyard and lovingly restored single storey farm buildings ideal for those less able and disabled.
Enjoy a dip in the heated splash pool or be ‘pampered’ by one of our visiting therapists, with no journey home afterwards! Utter bliss!
All single beds. No pets allowed, however, Assistance dogs welcome. There is a ‘no-smoking’ policy throughout the cottages and all other buildings.
You will enjoy the warmest of welcomes on arrival. In your cottage will be a starter-pack of bread, butter and milk and an exceptional supply of useful local information.
Everywhere is fully wheelchair accessible. There are no steps and all doors have 760mm clear opening. All showers are wet-room style, kitchens have accessible hob and sink with front controls and 850mm wide x 350mm deep and 700mm high clear space under for wheelchair access. Light switches are at 1100mm and electrical sockets at 900mm. Push-pull doors for easy opening and closing rather than awkward handles to be turned.
Available for guests’ use are Oxford Advance mobile hoists (please bring your own sling/harness) wheeled shower chairs, shower-chair commode, high back chairs with arms, bed height raisers, toilet seat raisers, a pouf-footrest, kitchen perching stool and child’s step-stool. Smaller items include a pick-up reacher/grabber, magnifier, and a shoe-horn in each cottage.
A large recreation room is provided for guests use. There are books (some large print), magazines, games, puzzles, a piano and an information section with leaflets and brochures of places to visit.
Mobile phone reception is very poor in our area, with only isolated areas where it is possible to get a signal.
Your cottage is equipped with a washer/dryer, a drying rack, pegs, iron and ironing board. There is a washing-line for use in the garden.
The beautiful treatment room is comfortable and has an adjoining wheelchair accessible cloakroom. Visiting therapists offer a range of therapies including reflexology, massage and hypnotherapy. Therapists will however, on request, treat guests in their cottage.
The splash pool is 6.0 metres x 3.0 metres x 1.4 metres deep and the pool water is kept at a comfortable temperature – circa 30oC. Do please note the water temperature in a Hydrotherapy pool is much higher, but ours is not a hydrotherapy pool. Please check the water temperature of the pool you regularly use and if it is higher than 30oC consider whether our pool is appropriate for you to use.There are two changing rooms, each fully wheelchair accessible with wet room shower and side access WC facilities. There are guide rails all around the pool at the water line and easy access steps. There is an Oxford Dipper hoist – please be sure to bring your own harness/sling.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and to enquire about the latest availability and pricing for your short break.