Open morning at award-wining Wallops Wood Cottages for Disabled Access Day 2016


Wallops Wood Cottages ( are very excited to be participating in the second annual Disabled Access Day (, an international awareness raising day sponsored by Euan’s Guide (, a listings and review website that helps disabled people and their families know which venues are truly accessible.

Visitors are invited to attend an open-morning on Saturday 12th March 10am-1pm at Wallops Wood Cottages here in the South Downs National Park. Katherine and Andrew Graham, co-owners of the cottages, who were delighted to win Gold in the ‘Access for All Tourism’ category and ‘Self-Catering Provider of the Year’ at The Beautiful South Awards 2015, will be on hand to show people the facilities in Teal, our M3, H1, V1 rated cottage.

Andrew said: “We converted an old farm building into five ground-floor, self-catering cottages with mobility, hearing and vision impaired guests in mind, but without compromising on the comfort or aesthetic appeal. We are delighted to have received these awards after only 18 months. ”

All five cottages have been individually rated M1, M2, M3, V1 and H1 under the National Accessible Scheme and staff undertook Welcome All training. There is a page on our website setting out our commitment to accessibility (, and the Access Statement, which includes room plans and a list of equipment, is available to download and print ( There are also some excellent testimonials from guests on Trip Advisor and UpFront Review. However, we believe nothing beats seeing the cottages first hand.

We hope that anyone who may be interested in seeing these accessible cottages, personally or professionally, will be able to join us for a coffee. We look forward to explaining what adaptations that have been made for wheelchair access and showing what equipment we have available for guests to use. We are also hoping to confirm that Solent Mobility, who provide specialist equipment such as hoists and profiling beds, will also be on hand to introduce their services.

About Wallops Wood Cottages

Wallops Wood Cottages are five luxury ground-floor self-catering cottages located in the South Downs National Park, sleeping 6-8 people, can be booked individually or as a group. They offer excellent accessibility and both children and pets are welcome. With underfloor heating, wood burners, individual gardens with hot tubs and stunning views they offer a comfortable year-round base for walking, cycling and sightseeing.

The cottages are Wallops Wood Cottages are members of Hampshire Fare, and guests are greeted with a pack of locally sourced produce, including a home-made cake, we can provide meals for the fridge for guests to cook, recommend local places to dine out or even arrange a personal chef. Age appropriate toys, equipment for children and pets are supplied, and supplementary packages can be booked including bicycle hire, babysitters and spa treatments.

The tables can seat 12, and the beds are all zip-and-link so the rooms can be made up as either twin or super kingsize doubles, all with TVs and en-suites. The cottages are ideal for disabled guests and their carers for a respite break, as much as for a multi-generational gatherings of friends or families.

For more information about the open day please contact:

Liz Horn – Bookings Manager                           

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