Disabled Friendly Accommodation

Half of our properties are disabled accessible!

We decided at Sheringham Cottages some four years ago that guests searching for accommodation that was truly suitable for their needs deserved to be able to come on holiday safe in the knowledge that the property they were coming to was right for them.

We were fed up with reading cottage descriptions here in Sheringham, from owners that described their cottages as wheelchair friendly when clearly they weren't.

We searched for a scheme that would help us to develop our most suitable properties to accommodate those who were less mobile than others.

The only scheme we could find that would help us and grade us was The National Accessible Scheme (NAS) it is the only scheme that rates the accessibility of visitor accommodation throughout England.

The National Accessible Scheme (NAS) is a national scheme which helps you find accommodation to suit your needs, independently assessed by trained assessors against demanding criteria. Assessed properties will have facilities such as handrails, ramps, level-access showers, hearing loops and colour contrast. Using the NAS could help make the difference between a good holiday and a perfect one. A list of our NAS logos and explanations are shown below.

Holding an independently awarded NAS certification shows that we are committed to access for all, gives potential guests a label they can trust and provides clear expectations for customers when booking.


To summarise;


1)      NAS is a straight forward,independently assessed accessibility rating system, which         disabled people find really useful

2)      People with impairments can be sure that the facilities they book are the facilities they find


SHERINGHAM COTTAGES ARE THE ONLY NAS ASSESSED PROPERTIES WITH IN 10 MILES OF SHERINGHAM, ACCORDING TO OPEN BRITAIN - WE HOLD THE FOLLOWING AWARDS;

(Click above to visit Open Britain Website)


FORESTERS  APARTMENT - ASSISTED WHEELCHAIR USERS AWARD

M3A - Assisted wheelchair users
Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair and requires assistance from a carer, and maybe a hoist, when transferring to and from the wheelchair in a seated position.


AUGUSTA AND MADGE - PART TIME WHEELCHAIR USERS AWARDS

M2 - Part-time wheelchair users
Typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those who may need to use a wheelchair some of the time and can negotiate a maximum of three steps.


As part of our awards we have produced the following assessment of our three properties which hold NAS Awards. Not all facilities are available in each property, see gradings or call us on   01263 577 560 for further details.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

Parking for Single unit properties:

Parking space provided

Within 50 metres approx. of entrance

Parking for Multiple unit properties:

Within 50 metres approx. of entrance

Designated parking space provided for guests with disabilities

Drop-off point for guests outside entrance

Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:

Solid ie tarmac / concrete etc

Route from the parking area to the entrance:

Flat (i.e. without steps)

Access

Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:

Toilet and bathroom

One or more bedrooms

Lounge

Kitchen

Dining room

Toilet suitable for wheelchair users

Outdoor facilities

garden and patio area

Bed/ Bathrooms

Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest

Bedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)

Bathrooms available with:

Separate shower unit

Bath with shower

Bath

Wet room

Separate shower unit with support handrails available

Separate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available

Bath with support handrails available

W.C. fitted with handrails available

Taps in bathroom with lever handles available

Bathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair user

Entrance

Entrance is well lit

Kitchen

Sink taps have lever handles

Seating available in kitchen

General

Call system with vibrating pads

Call system with flashing lights

Guest information available in large print (14pt and over)


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