The team at Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages (BBHC) were sad to see the end of the Olympics, but are now gearing up for what will no doubt be an equally brilliant Paralympic Games. Most exciting of all is the fact that local lad Rob Davies will be taking part in his very first Games, and we’ll be cheering him on all the way! Rob who was selected for Great Britain’s wheelchair Table Tennis team has been practicing harder than ever to prepare. He was aiming for to join the GB team in 2016 but after winning gold in the British Open and two silvers in the European Championships he was asked to compete this year in London. Everyone in Brecon will be cheering Rob on as he competes in the first round on Friday. Go Rob!
Here at BBHC we’ve always tried hard to make our cottages available to absolutely everyone, so this week we thought we would share some of our top wheelchair-friendly accommodations…
Bramble Cottage – Occupying the east wing of a delightfully converted 16th century Welsh Long House, Bramble Cottage boasts a huge open plan living area with extra wide doors out onto the patio to allow wheelchair access. There’s also a downstairs bathroom and a ramp up to a twin bedroom. Couple that with the fact that you’re only three miles from the lively town of Hay-on-Wye, and you’ve got yourself a fantastic wheelchair-friendly holiday for the whole family. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/BRAMB
Poplar Tree Eco Lodge – A pair of contemporary eco lodges just outside Brecon, offering the ultimate in ‘green’ accommodation. Both lodges come complete with large open-plan dining rooms and a downstairs bedroom that boasts a large wheel-in shower/wet room – the disabled beds in both lodges are even electrically-operated to lift legs and feet as required. Also boasting a hot tub and pamper packages as required, this is a great accommodation for relaxing and unwinding. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/POPLA
Carno Bach – It isn’t just the exterior of this beautifully restored 17th century barn that’ll catch your eye. Wheelchair users will be pleased to note that Carno bach can be used as an independent ground-floor annexe for those with walking difficulties. If you’re traveling with family, you can even book it in conjunction with Ty Carno to facilitate larger groups. There’s also a private heated indoor pool to add an added splash (pun intended) of luxury to your holiday. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/CARNB
Cui Hen Beudy – A converted barn sleeping three people, Cui Hen Beaudy is all on one level with ramp access and wheelchair facilities. It is in a very sunny, peaceful and sheltered position in the Brecon Beacons National Park with lovely views and surrounded by farmland. The barn is approximately half a mile from the village of Talybont-on-Usk, the road passing the barn leads directly up onto the mountains and Blaen-y-Glyn waterfalls and Talybont Reservoir.http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/CUIBA
Little Hollies -A very well-equipped ground floor apartment for visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users. Little Hollies sleeps four people and is eight miles from Hay-on-Wye on a 500 acre mixed farm in rolling Herefordshire countryside. Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages have a special introductory offer on this property with 20% discount on all bookings until 21st December 2012. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/LITTH
Pen yr Heol Barn – Originally an old shearing barn in a superb location with spectacular views. Sleeping ten people, with separate children’s play area, it is ideal for large families and groups with a wheelchair user. The barn has been restored by local craftsmen using traditional materials, Welsh oak, slate and stone but comfort, warmth and space are the main criteria. http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/PENYH