Wheelchair Accessible Lodges Lake District, Cumbria

The Tranquil Otter welcomes all. Are you looking for a wheelchair-accessible lodge in the Lake District, Cumbria? Are you looking for a holiday and have wheelchair users in your family or friendship group? 

The Tranquil Otter is accessible for wheelchair users. Families, friends and carers can relax and enjoy a holiday without worrying about how to get around the lodge. If you are looking for accessible lodges Lake District, Cumbria, read on.

M1 Grade

If you can climb a flight of stairs, but banisters or grip handles make this easier for you.

Alder, Buzzard, Dunnock, Egret & Heron Lodges achieve M1.

M2 Grade

If you have problems walking or can walk a maximum of 3 steps, or need to use a wheelchair some of the time.

Dunnock, Egret and Heron Lodges also achieve M2.

Alder (sleeps up to 5)

Doors at least 74cm
1 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : M1
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Buzzard (sleeps up to 4)

Doors at least 74cm
1 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : M1
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Chiffchaff (sleeps up to 2)

Doors at least 74cm
1 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : none
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Dunnock (sleeps up to 4)

Doors at least 74cm
1 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : M1 & M2
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Egret (sleeps up to 4)

Doors at least 74cm
1 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : M1 & M2
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Fieldfare (sleeps up to 2)

Doors at least 74cm
1 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : none
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Gadwall (sleeps up to 2)

Doors at least 74cm
1 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : none
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Heron (sleeps up to 6)

Doors at least 74cm
2 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : M1 & M2
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Lough House (sleeps up to 10)

Doors at least 74cm
1 Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom
Wheel In Shower
Shower Grab Rails
WC Hinged Rail & Grab Rail
NAS Rating : none
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Wheelchair Accessible woodland path

All our lodges are accessible by wheelchair, and we have our woodlands where wheelchair users can enjoy getting up close to nature. You can also do a delightful lap of our private lake on wheels, and if required, we have an on-site mobility scooter for guests with limited mobility to use while on site.

Wheelchair Accessible Lodges

Each lodge has an accessible bathroom with an open shower, below we provide more information on each lodge.  We can supply shower stools on request.

Wheelchair Accessible Log Cabin

Alder is a log cabin made with Sitka spruce sourced from around Bassenthwaite Lake. The log cabin is on two floors, with the ground floor wheelchair accessible bedroom and wheelchair accessible wetroom with a wheel-in shower. The WC has hinged rail and grab-rails.

Alder log cabin has a NAS rating of M1 and is suitable for guests with mobility issues who can climb a flight of stairs, but bannisters make this easier.

Wheelchair accessible one-bedroom lodges

Chiffchaff, Fieldfare and Gadwall lodges are one-bedroom, single storey, step-free lodges with access to each lodge from the parking space via a ramp. Each of these self-catering lodges has a wet room with a wheel-in shower and level access to the lakeside deck.

Wheelchair accessible two-bedroom lodges

Four of our lodges are rated under the National Accessible Scheme “NAS”. You can find out more about these ratings and compare the wheelchair accessibility of each lodge below and you can find our access statement here.

Buzzard lodge – two-bedroom lodge

Buzzard is a two-bedroom lodge, single storey, step-free lodge with access to this self-catering lodge from the parking space via a ramp. Buzzard has an accessible bedroom and a wetroom. The wheel-in shower has grab rails and a fixed stool. The WC has hinged rail and grab-rails. Buzzard Lodge has a NAS rating of M1 and is suitable for guests with mobility issues who can climb a flight of stairs, but bannisters make this easier.

Dunnock and Egret – two-bedroom lodges

Both Dunnock and Egret are two-bedroom lodges that achieve the higher NAS M2 rating. M2 rating is suitable for guests who have mobility issues and can walk a maximum of 3 steps or need a wheelchair some of the time. 

These two lodges are two-bedroom with one wheelchair-accessible bedroom, wet room with wheel-in shower and a WC with hinged rail and grab rail. 

The lakeside deck has a ramp that provides wheelchair users access to the lake and the jetty.

Heron Lodge – three-bedroom lodge

Heron is a three-bedroom lodge, single storey, step-free lodge with access to this self-catering lodge from the parking space via a ramp. Heron has an accessible bedroom and a wetroom. The wheel-in shower has grab rails. The WC has hinged rail and grab-rails. Heron Lodge has a NAS rating of M2 rating. This lodge is suitable for guests who have mobility issues and can walk a maximum of 3 steps or need a wheelchair some of the time. 

Deck with a partial canopy

Egret and Heron Lodge have a partial canopy on the lakeside deck and suit those guests who enjoy watching the waterfowl, whatever the weather. 

Things to do – Accessible Lodges Lake District & Cumbria

Staying in an accessible lodge, Lake District & Cumbria works well because there are things available in the area for wheelchair users.  

  • Enjoy scenic drives
  • Swim together in a wheelchair-accessible local pool
  • Choose a walk that has no stiles
  • Have a go at cycling as a group at Watchtree Nature Reserve. 
  • Visit Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Scenic Drive

We have selected three scenic drives, including the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall. Details of the journey are in the guest handbook in your lodge.

Swimming

Longburgh Pool is a local private swimming pool that has wheelchair-accessible changing and shower facilities. Enjoy a private swim with the whole of your family and friendship group. See a video of the Longburgh Pool at Things to do: Swim.

Walking Routes for wheelchair users

Cumbria has around 48 walks across the Lake District National Park suitable for people with limited mobility, including wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, and the visually impaired.

Read more about wheelchair accessible walking routes at Miles without Stiles

Cycling at Watchtree Nature Reserve

Watchtree is an excellent facility for all, including wheelchair users who’d like to have a go at cycling. There are cycles for every ability and most wheelchair users. Learn more about Watchtree.

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Classical Grade I listed Jacobean building with beautiful gardens that also houses a Roman Frontier Gallery. The Frontier gallery opened in 2011 and has interactive displays about the Roman Empire. There is a café and gift shop.
01228 618718 / CA3 8TP / 5 miles. tulliehouse.co.uk Email: enquiries@tulliehouse.co.uk