Disability Friendly

Half of our properties are disabled accessible!

Sheringham Cottages offers accommodation that is truly suitable for those with mobility difficulties who deserve to be able to go on holiday safe in the knowledge that the property they choose is right for them.

Years ago 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 grade us was The National Accessible Scheme (NAS). NAS 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.
  1. People with impairments can be sure that the facilities they book are the facilities they find.

Sheringham cottages are the only NAS assessed properties within 10 miles of Sheringham, according to Open Britain – we hold the following awards.

Foresters Apartment – Part time wheelchair users award

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.

Please note Foresters used to have an M3A – Assisted wheelchair users award.

However we requested a re-grading due to the increase in size of some wheelchairs in this category. We felt that Foresters does not have the access or space for these larger chairs so it is with great regret that we will now only take bookings from those guests who can walk a few steps and do not have an unusually large wheelchair. All standard chairs are fine.

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 get in touch for further details.

Self Assessed Accessibility details


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)


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

  • Toilet and bathroom
  • One or more bedrooms
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room

Accessible for wheelchair users

  • Garden and Patio Area
  • Outdoor toilet facilities

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


  • Entrance is well lit

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


  • Sink taps have lever handles
  • Seating available in kitchen


  • Call system with vibrating pads
  • Call system with flashing lights
  • Guest information available in large print (14pt and over)

Making your holiday just a little extra special!

In 2020 we launched our discount card scheme which enables us to promote local businesses and offers are guests a lovely little discount with wonderful, small business in the area. Each house will get a free discount card on arrival which you can use throughout your stay with us. Take a look below to find out who we are working with on this campaign. (Expect more to be added in January 2021).

We are also creating a fantastic ‘extras’ service. From photography sessions for your family on the beach to in-house massages and private dining for special occasions. These will be uploaded in December 2020 and January 2021.

Current offers (all are 10% off)

The Gangway – Micro pub and beer café on Church Street in Cromer.
Whelks Café Sheringham – café located just off the promenade in Sheringham. 25 The Driftway Sheringham.
Whelks Holt – café located in Holt in Chapel Yard.
Red Hart – lovely local pub located in Bodham.
Doodle Pots – a GREAT place to go on a rainy day, especially with the kids. Please make sure you call to book first. Located in Holt. www.doodlepotsnorfolk.co.uk/
SUP Shack Sheringham – Paddle board hire in Sheringham. www.supshacksheringham.com
Glide Surf Mundesley. Surf and SUP lessons and hiring. www.glidesurfschool.co.uk/
Daves Fish and Chips – one of the best in Sheringham located on Co-Operative Street
Rocky Bottoms – wonderful local seafood restaurant – also do home deliveries/takeaways. www.rockybottoms.co.uk


From fantastic locations to local expertise, there are a number of reasons to choose Sheringham Cottages for your next break.

Enjoy England – 4 Star rating
Tourist Board Rated

Families Welcome
Tourist Board Rated

Disabled Accessable
Tourist Board Rated

Top Locations
North Norfolk Coast

Dogs Welcome

Off Road Parking

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