Here at Quingo Scooters we love browsing for holidays and getaways, and then having something to look forward to when you eventually book! In our accessible holidays series we’ve been discovering some of the best accessible holidays around, at home and abroad. This week we’re in Lancashire, at a little town called Poulton-Le-Fylde, with some homely holiday cottages.
Commonly abbreviated to Poulton, the market town is situated on a coastal plain called the Fylde. The town is immersed in history, as several archaeological finds from Roman settlement have been found there over the years. Nearby coastal towns of Fleetwood and Blackpool also make these cottages perfectly placed for a day out at the seaside.
Brickhouse Cottages were built by the Rainford family in 2012, inspired by the family’s youngest daughter who became disabled after being involved in an accident. They received such amazing support from their community during that difficult time that they wanted to give something back. After finding that many families like themselves were struggling to find holiday accommodation with adequate adaptations, they decided to try and make a difference. After 6 months of incredibly hard work, Brickhouse cottages opened their doors.
The family wanted the cottages to have a ‘home from home’ feel about them, in which they definitely succeeded. Aiming to accommodate all abilities, the family are always on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible in any way they can.
There are 8 luxurious cottages to choose from, depending on your requirements and group size. All of the cottages have these accessible features as standard:
- Level access ground floor and patio garden area
- 80cm doorways
- Ground floor bedroom – complete with accessible dressing table, sliding wardrobe doors, appropriately positioned hanging rails and shelves, lowered light switches, raised sockets, touch lamps and a wall mounted TV with Freeview
- In the bathroom – open-plan shower with grab rail, wash basin with mobility scooter clearance and toilet. Also available upon request are a self-propelled shower commode chair and an adjustable toilet surround
- Modern kitchen – has side opening electric oven with a touch control electric hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, ample kitchenware and a lowered breakfast bar
Other facilities are available upon request, such as:
- Ceiling hoists
- Profile beds
- Air-flow mattress
- Night bed rails
A fantastic location for a short break away in the Lancashire countryside, the cottages provide a break that is as relaxing or as lively as you like. Simply sit back and enjoy the scenery, or take a trip to the next town of Blackpool for some seaside fun.
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