5 Mobility Scooter Friendly Staycations
The UK is a fantastic location for scooter friendly getaways. A growing number of hotels, lodges and even glamping sites are proud to champion accessibility. Whether you’re after a foodie retreat or a family adventure, there’s something for everyone these days.
Collapsible mobility scooters are convenient for taking away on city breaks. Simply fold them down and pop them in your car boot. If you’re more of an explorer you can't beat an all-terrain mobility scooter. These models are larger but more powerful – great for tackling tougher terrains.
We’ve rounded up our favourite UK getaways for you and your mobility scooter. Now the only thing left to do is grab your suitcase and start packing!
Top 5 Accessible UK Staycations
1. Forrest Cottages
Wallops Wood, Droxford
Wallops Wood consists of five beautiful self-catering cottages in Hampshire. Located close to South Downs National Park, these award-winning cottages were designed with accessibility in mind.
These ground floor cottages are M3A rated under the Visit England NAS scheme. This means that they are perfect for those who rely on a mobility scooter and who need help moving in and out of their chair.
The cottages boast en-suite wet rooms and fully accessible hot tubs. Further mobility aids are available if you need them, just give the owners a call pre-departure.
Nearby Winchester is full of accessible attractions, brilliant for mobility scooter users. Pedestrianised streets and dropped kerbs make this city easy to navigate. Here at Easy Pay Mobility, we can’t recommend Pride mobility scooters enough for trips like these.
Pride are known for high-spec car boot and 4mph mobility scooters. These compact, lightweight mobility scooters are perfect for exploring cities and towns. Just what you need to enjoy the many sites and attractions of Winchester city.
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2. The Activity Hub
Calvert Trust, Exmoor
Calvert Trust is an award winning, 5-star accredited accommodation and activity centre. Accessibility is at the core of this retreat, so all the family can enjoy time away together.
Calvert Trust is fully accredited by the Visit England National Accessible Scheme. Extensive resources for those with limited mobility are available. This includes adaptive equipment and fully accessible facilities.
A charming courtyard will welcome you to the centre with views that overlook the near Exmoor National Park. A Victorian farm building is home to 21 guestrooms, or you can choose to stay in one of the many self-contained apartments.
Mobility scooter users will be delighted with wide corridors and level-entry bedrooms and bathrooms. On site chefs rustle up hot meals all day so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Activities are open to all thanks to specialist equipment. Even climbing and water sports are on the cards if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous!
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3. Glorious Glamping
The Ryedale, Derbyshire
Take traditional camping up a notch with glamping. Glamping usually involves ground level bell tents or yurts. Thanks to their open-plan design, they tend to be big and spacious. This makes them ideal for mobility scooter users.
The Ryedale is situated in Derbyshire and is reminiscent of a traditional Victorian shooting lodge. The large safari tent features many nostalgic, homely features. Beautiful wooden furniture, a wood fired stove and plenty of cosy blankets make this a home away from home.
At The Ryedale you can enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of your mobility scooter. The tent’s envious location enjoys a stunning backdrop of the Peak District hills. Drive down to the stream for a private bonfire via a fully accessible route.
This retreat is perfect for those who own an all-terrain scooter, such as the TGA breeze or Kymco Maxi XLS. These mobility scooters tackle the trickiest of terrains, perfect for gravel paths and incline hills. All-terrain scooters are usually fitted with larger batteries, allowing you to go the extra mile whilst out on an adventure.
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4. The Cosy Cabin
Annie’s Cabin, Shropshire
Prepare to completely switch off from the world at Annie’s cabin. This striking log cabin is nestled in a beautiful meadow, surrounded by a small river. Enjoy a spot of fishing, explore the local market town or simply take in the views from the comfort of your mobility scooter.
Accessibility is not an afterthought at Annie’s. Mobility scooter users can easily navigate their way around the cabin thanks to wide doorways and level access throughout. An open plan living space and wet-room style bathroom are just as well considered.
Large doors fold open onto a veranda that overlooks the meadow. A flat boardwalk connects to further outdoor spaces, which are protected from the elements by a large overhanging roof. Here you can take in the views from your mobility scooter and enjoy alfresco dining, come rain or shine.
The cabin is celebrated for its eco-friendly features. Annie’s was built using low carbon processes and Douglas Fir logs, grown in Mid-Wales. Eco credentials extend to a wood-pellet stove, energy lighting and solar water-heating.
5. Lake District Luxury
The Langdale Hotel & Brimstone Spa, Lake District National Park
If you’re into luxury spas and quality dining, then The Langdale is for you. This 4-star hotel is set on a 35-acre estate, nestled in the idyllic countryside of the Lake District.
The Langdale is excellently equipped to welcome all types of mobility requirements. This includes dedicated wheelchair access and modified bedrooms and bathrooms.
If you’d prefer to leave your mobility scooter at home, two all-terrain models are available for hire. These ‘Trampers’ are made to conquer the rugged surroundings, so you can explore the peaceful Lake District from the comfort of your chair.
Accommodation is high-end and rooms dedicated to limited mobility are available. The stunning Brimstone spa features accessible treatment rooms, allowing you to indulge in some well-deserved relaxation.
Similarly, the hotel’s leisure centre is excellently equipped for guests with reduced mobility. Dedicated changing rooms, portable shower seats and supportive handrails are well considered features.
The hotel’s restaurant, Stove, offers a 360-dining experience and is fully accessible to all. Even better, the hotel has an onsite country pub with dedicated wheelchair access. We think this is perfect for a post-adventure ‘cheers’!
The hotel offers an extensive breakdown of their accessibility features in a statement that can be viewed here.