Little Bench - New Forest Accessible Accommodation

Little Bench

Little Bench is a semi detached bungalow providing disabled friendly self catering holiday accommodation on the outskirts of Lymington, just 2 miles from the New Forest National Park. It is purpose built holiday accommodation, in a lovely quiet location, modernly furnished with all those home from home touches that help make your holiday easy and relaxing and is designed for up to two guests.

Little Bench situtated on the outskirts of Lymington. It's great a base to explore the New Forest National Park (the park boundary is at the end of the road), to discover the picturesque town of Lymington, to enjoy day trips to Beaulieu, Portsmouth, Salisbury. Spend time on one of the beautiful south coast beaches or to enjoy a bracing walk along the coastal paths of the Lymington to Keyhaven nature reserve. There are lots of places to visit nearby from theme parks to ornamental gardens, crazy golf to museums, see our useful information guide.

Little Bench has a large open plan lounge/ dining area and kitchen, a large light and airy bedroom with a ceiling hoist, and a nicely laid out wheelchair friendly wet room.
Central heating, off road parking and free Wifi as standard.
All the accommodation is on ground floor, with level access throughout.
Available to Book Online.
Access Statement

New for 2020 - Height Adjustable Profiling / Carers  Bed nearest to the window - 2nd bed is a standard head and foot riser - profiliing bed. 

Little  Bench 360 tour

You are welcome to interact with the tour above, look around the different rooms in Little Bench. Little Bench was made up with twin beds (a super king is available) and a wheeled shower chair and shower stool were placeaced inside the cottage, these are available on request.

  • Height adjustable profiling / carers bed.
  • 2nd bed is an head and foot riser bed.
  • Beds can be arranged as a twin or king size bed.
  • Ceiling hoist
  • Accessible Wet Room with optional shower chair
  • Open plan lounge with riser recliner and 2 seater sofa
  • Colour television with inbuilt DVD player
  • Dining area with seating for four
  • Free wifi
  • Turning space for wheelchair
  • Modern kitchen with split level surfaces
  • Washing machine, dishwasher and microwave
  • Off road parking and shared garden
  • Outside charging point for scooters

Little Bench Photo Gallery

Little Bench

Welcome to Little Bench.

Little Bench and Bench Cottage

Little Bench and Bench Cottage with level access to the private car park.

Little Bench and Bench Cottage Spring Garden

Little Bench spring flowers captured in April

King Bedroom with ceiling hoist

The bedroom has plenty of space for a wheelchair as either a king or twin bedroom. The height adjustable side is closest to the window.

There are wardrobes and a chest of drawers for you to upack into. (king size bed shown)

Profiling and carers beds witn independent controls

Profiling height adjustable carers bed and second profiling beds with electronic controls

South facing bedroom

South facing bedroom with profiling bed nearest the window.

Room for wheelchair or shower chair

The bedroom has plenty of space for a wheelchair as either a king or twin bedroom. The height adjustable side is closest to the window.

towels for your holiday

Bath and hand towel and provided per guest.

lounge with riser recliner chair

The open plan living space has a two seater sofa, riser recliner chair and TV with DVD player.

riser recliner chair

The riser recliner chair is easy to operate.

OPen plan accessible accommodation

The lounge, dining area and kitchen are open plan.

Dining area

Little Bench has a dining table for relaxing meals and takeaways.

The kitchen at Little Bench

The kitchen as a fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, hob and built in oven.

kitchen dinning area

The kitchen is spacious with split level worktops and built in utilities.

Accessible Wet Room

Accessible Wet Room with plenty of room for a shower chair or stool, height adjustable sink and WC with drop down grab handles.

height adjustable sink

The WC has drop down grab rails, and room for transfer from either side. Shower chairs and stools are available to borrow during your stay.

Little Bench and Bench Cottage Garden

Little Bench and Bench Cottage rear shared garden

Little Bench shared parking

Off road parking up a private tarmac driveway shared with Little Bench with level access to the door.

local area guides

You will find a handy welcome guide and lots of information about the local area in the cottage.

One of the many comments from our previous guests

Little Bench Self Catering Accommodation

The beautiful fitted kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with small freezer, electric oven and a gas hob, microwave, toaster and kettle. China and cutlery for four, a selection of kitchen equipment for cooking. In fact you will find almost everything you need for the perfect holiday. The kitchen units are split level to make easier access for everyone and so there is no excuse not to take your turn at washing up!

The lounge comes equipped with television and DVD. Comfortable chairs, including a electric riser/recliner chair and a small sofa, a gate leg dining table and chairs. All decorated to a modern standard.

The large bedroom is lovely and light. The bed nearest the window is an electric height adjustable profiling / carers bed with head and foot risers. The second bed is a foot and head riser bed profiling bed. These can be made up as either a twin or king, with access both sides of the bed. When made up as a king - there would be 2 seperate sheets on the bed. the height adjustable profiling bed is nearest to the window, the other side will be just an electric head and foot riser bed. More access can be made to either side. Let us know what you prefer and we will have it made on arrival. There is a ceiling hoist available, which can be used over the beds. Bedside cabinets and lights, alarm clock and wardrobe make this a very relaxing and quiet room.

The fully accessible wet room, is suitable for disabled and able bodies guests, it comes with an adjustable height basin for your comfort, has plenty of room for a wheelchair and the toilet has drop down hand rails. We even have shower wheel chairs and wet room seats you can borrow for the duration of your stay.

Outside Little Bench there is are two shared garden areas, one mainly laid to lawn in front of Little Bench and one to the rear of both cottages, which is slightly uneven underfoot and mainly shrubs to attract the local wildlife. There is outdoor furniture available in both areas - so you can enjoy the sunshine and listen to the birds. The guests at Bench Cottage also share this space.

Little Bench is up a long private driveway and the end you will find parking and turning space, all hard standing on tarmac and easy level access to your front door.

Little Bench Access Statement is available online and you can view our rate card here - both open in a new window.

Book Online

Bookings are Friday to Friday peak season. Weekends (Friday to Monday) and short breaks (Monday to Friday) are subject to availabilty. You can book online (please add any specialist requirements in the comments box) with payment by card and instant confirmation - the underlined dates are days you can start your booking, alternatively you are welcome to complete an enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as we can, where BACS and cheques payments can be made.

View the rates card here.

Carbon Neutral Holiday Cottage

The electricity used in Little Bench comes from 100% renewable sources and the carbon from the gas used for heating and cooking is completely offset, helping to ensure that we protect our local environment for years to come. We encourage guests to recycle their waste - with glass, tins, cardboard, plastic, paper recycling, composting facilities, and with general race being incinerated to create electricity in the county. With the bus stopping outside the door, you can choose to reduce your vehicle emissions too!

Discover Lymington

Lymington has many restaurants, public houses and takeaways and lots of individual shops, as well as some national stores. Discover the hidden park behind the shops or visit our market which is held every Saturday from 8am till 4pm, where you can purchase everything you need for your perfect holiday. All within a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. A map giving directions can be found in your cottage.

The New Forest National Park is on your doorstep, where 93,000 acres of forest are waiting for you to explore. See the New Forest ponies wondering through some of the villages, walk through the enclosures and see if you can spot a deer, park up in one of the many New Forest car parks and enjoy a picnic.

Come in the spring when the young foals can be seen everywhere, sit in the shade of the forest or on the cliff tops in the sun. In the autumn come and see the splendor of the autumn colours and in winter the forest is a magical place and there are so many attractions and museums to visit whilst you are here - you will find all the details in your cottage.

Explore the local area further and see our suggestions of places to vist, In Lymington, the New Forest, or some Day Trip ideas.