We have designed Issac’s Byre to be an accessible cottage for persons with reduced mobility, and part time wheel chair users.
We have taken care to listen to customers and make changes that have been suggested to us.
On the ground floor is a twin bedroom which can be changed to super king, if you require, via zip and link mattresses. The doorways are wide enough for a wheelchair or a walking frame. We removed the wardrobe to give more space and instead have a hanging rail in the room. This gives more space for you if you have reduced mobility.
The ground floor bathroom has a standard toilet with grab rail next to it and plenty of space to move around. We have added a heated floor to give greater comfort. The bath has shower over it and a grab rail on the wall. We also provide bath boards and shower stool to aid you in getting in and out. The bath is lovely and deep for greater luxury.
For the toilet we can offer either a raised seat with frame or a simple raised seat, depending on your needs.
From the hall way to the open plan living/kitchen there are three shallow steps. We have a mobile ramp which we can have in place for your arrival. The ramp is useful if you are using a walking frame or a wheelchair.
The dining table is suitable to sit at in a wheel chair as it has a central pedestal base. We provide a perching stool for use in the cottage. This means that you can join in cooking with your family in the open plan kitchen, and let the stool take the pressure off you feet and legs. We use it when we clean the kitchen and can vouch for how comfortable it is.
Outside the French doors is a huge garden table made from recycled plastic. It has open ends designed with wheelchair users in mind, so that you can sit at the table in comfort.
Getting into the cottage. There is a small threshold of approximately two inches at the front door but we can provide a ramp to enable easy access. The rear of the property has the same size threshold.