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

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

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

  • 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

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)
 

REASONS TO BOOK

Find out more about our extras here.

Did you know … we’ve teamed up with near by Woodlands Leisure Centre to offer all of our guests unlimited, FREE use of their facilities during their stay, including swimming pool, steam room, sauna & gym.

 
 

WHY CHOOSE SHERINGHAM COTTAGES

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

Book direct with owner

Unlimited swim sauna & gym

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