Our Bench offer family and wheelchair accessible self catering holiday accommodation in Lymington on the edge of the New Forest National Park. We have three purpose built cottages available, all with level access, ground floor accommodation, accessible wet rooms with space for lateral transfers, kitchens which have built in accessible areas and comfortable home from home furnishings. We are able to accommodate between 2 and 5 guests in individual cottages, and up to 11 people with a group booking.
All cottages have electric specialist head and foot riser electric beds, ceiling hoist in master bedroom, a riser recliner chair, central heating, off road parking and free Wifi as standard.
Height adjustable/ profiling / carers bed in Bench Cottage and Garden Bench and new for 2019/2020 Little Bench!
Adult changing table with H-Hoist available in Bench Cottage.
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Purposely designed for guests with additional needs, yet homely and welcoming to everyone.
Our disabled access holidays are in the New Forest, all three cottages are situated on the outskirts of Lymington. We are an ideal base for the New Forest, the South Coast, Hampshire and Dorset. Fantastic day trips to the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Bournemouth and Winchester. There are lots of places to visit nearby from theme parks to ornamental gardens, crazy golf to museums and we are delighted to share some ideas with you in our explore section.
""This accommodation caters for the Severely Disabled person who is confined to a Wheelchair 24hours , 7 days a week!!
The accommodation has Profile Beds, Ceiling Hoists, Wheel-in-Shower Chair and Wet Room. It has everything that a disabled person would want including a changing places Wet Room..." Euan's Guide
"Best Accessible Accommodation Award" by Disabled Motoring UK
"The recommended destination for guests with Mobility Difficulties" by the Mail on Sunday
Our Disabled Holiday Cottages are Wheelchair friendly, have accessible wet rooms, level access throughout with plenty of turning space.
disabled holiday accommodation
Ceiling hoists and profiling beds
families & carers welcome
Winter and Spring is a great time to visit the forest - the crispy mornings have spider webs glistening with due and frost - the forest animals gain their winter coats and as the foilage dies back you can see deeper into the New Forest woodland and are more likely to spot the New Forest deer. With the days shorter the sunsets and sunrises are at a more suitable time of day - the cafes are quieter and some of the forest pubs light their fires so are welcoming warm places to relax. The gravel tracks of the forest are perfect to explore - the compressed gravel, wide gates and wide pathways are great for scooters, and robust wheelchairs, or you can enjoy staying closer to the car, bring a flask enjoy a forest or coastal view point!
We have festive light displays there are accessible - great places to Christmas shop - Southampton, Gun Wharf, Bournemouth and Salisbury Christmas markets and shops are all within an easy drive, and there are lots of attractions open throughout the winter - St Barbes museum, Beaulieu, Paultons Park, New Forest Museum, Titanic Musuem, Portsmouth Dockyard and more - there is still plenty to do!
Our accessible holiday cottages have limited availablity for Christmas & New Year. Book your 2020 holiday now to avoid disappointment.
For more ideas of places to visit check out our photo gallery of ideas.
Situated just two miles from the Georgian Yachting Town of Lymington and surrounded by the New Forest National Park. We are located in the village of Pennington, our cottages are on a bus route, just two miles from the nearest train station, backing onto open fields yet just five minutes walk to the nearest shop where you can purchase your morning paper, freshly baked bread, fruit, vegetables and milk.
We have collated a selection of information about the local area - including details of our favorite walks, attractions, pubs and cafes and details of some of the local "changing places" facilities to help make your stay more enjoyable. Discover more about Lymington, the New Forest and possible Day Trip ideas! We have also put together a photograph gallery of inspiration ideas. We also share details of local events on our facebook page. We understand how disabled access is essential to ensuring a home from home holiday.
If you are looking for different dates - a Christmas break, mid week holiday or short week end, or an extended stay, or would like to book multiple cottages then do get in touch with details of your requirements. We also know not everyone can secure their booking immediately by credit card, so if you would like to pay your deposit by BACS or cheque then please complete the enquiry form below with your preferred cottage and dates and we will email you with alternative payment methods and hold your booking for 7 days whilst waiting to receive payment. This is ideal if your holiday is being paid for by a third party souce such as a care home, a social worker, carers, a holiday agency etc. We are happy to work with you if we can.