Our Bench - New Forest Accessible Accommodation Accessible Equipment in the cottages

Accessible equipment available

We have a range of equipment available at no extra charge, to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.

  • This must be booked in advance of your stay - so that it can be reserved for you and put into the cottage prior to your arrival - we confirm this once your deposit is paid.
  • Anyone using any of our equipment does so at their own risk and the proprietors of Our Bench Self Catering accept no liabilities in respect of any injury, fall or the breakdown of any equipment whilst in your use. All equipment must be returned cleaned and in working order.
  • If you are planning to request a Midi Hoist or use our ceiling hoist, you will need to bring your own slings and we recommend that you have at least 2 people present.
  • We are sorry but we are unable to offer you any training or instruction in the equipment provided.

We shall do our best to supply the equipment required but cannot guarantee it so please check availability before arrival.
All equipment is used at your own risk

Extra Equipment Available

Active Walker

Active walker

Parnell Bed Rail

Parnell bed rail

Wheeled Walker

Wheeled walker

Black Shower Chair

Black wheel in shower chair

Firm Upright Chair

Firm upright chair

Blue Shower Chair

Blue shower chair with commode



Firm Support Cushion

Firm Support Cushion

Grey Shower Chair

Grey shower chair

High Seat with arms

High seat with arms

Brown Seat with arms

Brown Seat with Arms

Midi Hoist

Midi hoist

Lap trays

Lap trays

Metal Trolley

Metal trolley

Monkey Pole

Monkey pole

Overbed Table

Overbed table

Portable Commode

Portable commode

Raised Toilet Seat with Frame

Raised toilet seat with frame

Rota Stand

Rota stand

Stool for Shower

Stool for shower

3 wheeled walker

Three wheel walker

Shower stool

Shower Stool

Walking Frame

Walking frame

Toilet Seat Riser

Toilet seat riser

Wooden Troller

Wooden tea trolley




Changing Stretcher

Specialist Equipment in House with Additional Charge

  • Our Bench has a Bed Bumpers Set availabel for use with the profiling bed. This pair of Bed Bumpers has been designed to fit over the top of existing bed rails to provide both softness and a feeling of warmth. The bumpers are made from high-density foam and have protective waterproof covers that are easy to clean. One pair of Bed Bumpers, Fit on bed sides and bed head rails, Bumper length: 2030mm (80") Bumper depth: 25mm (1") Bumper height: 330mm (13") These are available to hire for the week during your stay subject to availabilty for a small additional of £25 per week. Please contact us for details. Photo available here.
  • Mary has a Standing Hoist / Stand Aid available to hire, this is in a "as new condition" and is available for an additional fee of £50 per week whilst staying at the cottage. You will need to bring your on standing sling with you. Please contact us for details.

How do I reserve something?

The easiest way to reserve any of this equipment - is by returning an equipment list, this is sent to you once you have paid your deposit. Please circle what you require along with details of the lead guest, cottage and date staying, and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Additional information on hiring other equipment, carers and companions from external agencies can be found here.