Forester's cottage with spectacular views over shallow New Forest valley
We welcome as many people as possible to Graylands Cottage. We regularly have families and groups including people with learning disabilities. We can accommodate wheelchair users, although we don’t recommend that the cottage is suitable for independent stays. If you would like to have a conversation about any aspects of the cottage’s accessibility, please just give us a call.
Our ground floor has 2 single bedrooms as well as one accessible en suite WC with handrails, plus an accessible shower/wetroom with toilet (no handrails). There is no shower seat, although plastic chairs are available for seated showers.
There are no steps into or on the ground floor. Some doorways have small lips on the threshold, and some doorways are less than 750mm wide so (depending on your wheelchair) you may need to circumvent them (this is possible by taking a different route through the cottage). Our external patio, looking out over a stunning view, is (accompanied) wheel chair accessible via a ramp.
As with any old property, despite modernisation there are hazards which include steep narrow stairs to the 1st floor, uneven flooring, and a spacious garden with wild plants including some brambles, stinging nettles and potentially poisonous plants such as foxgloves. (But that means we normally have lots of butterflies!).
The quiet lane from our cottage forecourt provides a ½ mile wheelchair accessible walk through woods and heath (with one incline). In addition there are other wheelchair accessible walks in Sandyballs Holiday Estate and Godshill Wood. If you would like to know more please contact us.
Of course you visit Graylands Cottage at your own risk, but if you let us know about any special requirements we will do our best to accommodate them.