As the weather slowly starts to get better and spring is coming in to full swing, you’ll be starting to look for ideas on where you can escape to on holiday this year. Here at Quingo Scooters we wanted to share with you some of the best mobility scooter accessible holidays, starting with Scotland.
The highlands can be a really inspiring and cultural place to holiday. With wild coastlines and some great architecture – there’s certainly something for everyone’s tastes. Here are a few places we’ve picked out where you can enjoy a fully accessible, stress-free getaway:
Port Selma Lodges – Oban
Set in spectacular scenery in the Western Highlands, Port Selma Lodges are the perfect countryside retreat. The lodges are set 200 metres from the shore, 8 miles north of Oban. Here you have the best of both words – the lodges themselves are set in a very secluded position, however with a two minute journey into the small village of Benderloch you’ll find amenities such as a small supermarket, post office, petrol station and a great little tea room.
The lodges themselves sleep 4 people, each one having 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of which is an en-suite with a roll-in shower. The lodges are fully accessible to mobility scooters, but are also completely accessible for those accompanying too, so everyone will have a great retreat. With a spacious patio for outdoor dining, these lodges are a great place to enjoy a summer sunset.
More information on Port Selma Lodges can be found on their website.
Eildon Holiday Cottages – Melrose
Located on the Scottish borders, Eildon Holiday Cottages are award winning. A converted eighteenth century farm, the six self-catering cottages were designed from the idea that families with disabled members struggled to find suitable holiday accommodation with the right facilities. Eildon Holiday Cottages are great because they enable the whole family to holiday together and enjoy themselves with no differentiation. The Melrose high street is less than half a mile away and offers independent shops, cafes and restaurants, so there’s plenty to enjoy!
Five of the six cottages are graded Category 1, which is the best possible Tourist Board grading for accessibility. All of the cottages have at least one bedroom on the ground floor level which has either a bathroom or a wheel-in shower room. Two of the cottages have optional ceiling tracking hoists and pressure relieving mattress systems amongst other offerings, which can be organised by speaking to someone at Eildon Holiday Cottages prior to booking.
More information on Eildon Holiday Cottages can be found on their website.
Motel One Edinburgh Princes – Edinburgh
If you’re not one the countryside and much prefer a city break, this one is for you. Right in the centre of Edinburgh, Motel One offers central accommodation that is affordable too. The hotel is two minutes away from Waverly Railway Station and the St. James Shopping Centre, allowing you to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city.
Although the hotel is situated above shops, there are two large lifts upon entry to take you up from the foyer to the hotel reception. When you reach reception it has a dropped counter and plenty of space to ensure easy access. Moving into the bar and lounge area this is also spacious and the dining area offers different types of seating to ensure you are in complete comfort. The 14 accessible bedrooms offer plenty of space to move around, and the en-suite bathrooms are fully accessible with grab bars throughout.
More information on Motel One Edinburgh Princes can be found on their website.
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