At this time of year everyone’s searching for their best holiday yet, whether it’s at home or abroad! Quingo Scooters are always discovering brand new places to visit, and we understand just how important is to find somewhere fully accessible where you can be completely comfortable.
We’ve been sharing some accessible holidays with you over the last couple of months, helping you find the perfect location for your summer getaway. Today we’ve found somewhere right beside the seaside, perfect for someone who wants the sea and sand but wants the convenience of holidaying in England. We’re heading to sunny Skegness.
Set in the hamlet of Helsey, near Hogsthorpe, Helsey House Cottages are perfectly located to explore East Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire coast. Helsey is around 5 miles to the seaside village of Chapel St Leonards and around a 20 minute drive to Skegness Pier.
Helsey House Cottages
If you want somewhere with lots of character, look no further. Helsey House Cottages can be found in the grounds of the historic Helsey House, an old Victorian farmhouse built in the 1880’s. The cottages have been converted from cattle sheds and stalls belonging to the former dairy farm.
Furnished to the highest standard, the cottages still manage to maintain the original features and characteristics of the buildings. There are two different cottages to choose from, The Cow Shed Cottage and The Dairy Cottage. Both can accommodate up to 5 people with the addition of full size bunk beds if you need them.
They both have private gardens which are equipped with seating and barbecues if you want to enjoy eating outside in the summer evening. If you prefer to stay inside, the cottages both have fully equipped kitchens complete with a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, fridge and freezer.
The cottages are purpose built to be completely accessible, situated on ground level with no steps. Registered as Mobility Level 1 under the National accessible scheme, the cottages can offer you tailored help if required to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
With laminated flooring for ease of mobility and an open plan living room, getting around the living quarters on your mobility scooter is made extremely easy. Both cottages have an accessible shower with a separate bath, and a toilet seat riser is available on request. In the kitchen all worktops and the sink are lowered, and the oven door can be accessed from the side to ensure maximum accessibility.
There are also some extras that can be provided if you so wish:
- It can be arranged for groceries to be available on arrival
- A self-propelled wheelchair and a shower commode is available
- Bed raisers are available
- An Oxford midi 150 mobile hoist is available
If you require any of these, all you have to do is let Helsey House Cottages know at the time of booking.
Share your accessible holiday with Quingo!
If you want to share your mobility scooter accessible holiday, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.
The Quingo Scooter range features six models to suit your needs and budget. New models are now available from just £22/week on our new contract hire scheme which includes all servicing and maintenance, Insurance, Roadside Recovery, Call Outs and Consumables including Batteries and Tyres. For more information on this or the latest Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any Service questions you can always contact us or call customer services on 01582 430 900.
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