An accessible holiday
We want Yr Hen Stablau to be accessible to all. The drive up to the cottage leads to a flat paved slate entrance, a covered porch with level slate slab floor, and then into the lobby, also flat slate floor.
The whole of the ground floor of Yr Hen Stablau is wheelchair accessible, and the doors are all 800mm wide or wider. All doors open 90° back or further and all rooms are laid out to have clear wheelchair entrance, as tested by the many wheelchair visitors here since we opened in 2006. All doors to the outside have low kleertred sills for easy wheeling.
“Stablau was such a pleasant surprise – it works superbly for us oldies and disabled.” July 2018
“Thank you for your warm welcome.. We chose the cottage 1) for the downstairs and accessible facilities, 2) ability to bring our dogs and 3) location and seclusion. The vision, care and sustainability of this cottage is outstanding.” Sep 2018
On the ground floor are a double or twin bedroom, shower room and toilet (see Photo Gallery), sitting room, kitchen/ dining room and hall. There is wheelchair access to the terraces front and back, which is very popular for birdwatching, sitting in the sun and eating outside. There is a mobile hoist available on request, ramp for the toilet, risers for beds and chairs, and an armchair commode, all free of charge.
The shower room has roll-in shower, handbasin, WC, grab rails, lever taps, shower stool and plastic chair, and underfloor heating.
All door handles are disability friendly, the basins and kitchen sink have lever taps, and the colour scheme is planned for good visibility of doors, windows, handles, floors, worktops and cupboards.
The cottage is light with plenty of windows, skylights and lights inside and out.
There is a radio, CD player, DVD and satellite digital TV with Freeview and free Wifi.
We can arrange free transport on arrival from the railway and bus stations in Machynlleth and help carrying luggage on request.