Beautiful Accessible Lodges in a gorgeous part of Cornwall
This was a lovely accessible holiday in Cornwall. Dan, Emily, Scooby the dog, and I had a lovely holiday at Tudor Lodges. The owners Molly and Mike Tudor, were extremely nice and helpful and very friendly. The lodge was definitely wheelchair accessible, with an opened planned living and kitchen area. It had 3 double bedrooms, it could sleep 6, so Emily had plenty of space to wheel around in. There was an open garden onsite so that's handy for the dog. We had to keep her on the lead.
Mobility Equipment Available
We had already booked for Emily to have a electric profiling beds just like the one Emily has at home (we call them hospital beds), and when we arrived, it was already in there waiting. We could have also booked a hoist and a sling, but at the time we thought that our bodies were invincible to heavy lifting, and didn't ask for one. The holiday was about 3 years ago, now our backs are worn down, and we would definitely be asking for a hoist. Other equipment on offer was a shower chair, raiser chair, and other mobility aid. Molly and Mike have them all, and provide them free of charge for those who need them.
The lodge was extremely wheelchair accessible, opened planned living and kitchen area. The beds were very comfortable.
Other Tudor Lodges Onsite
There were a group of six lodges, Emily was 8 years old, and we were lucky enough to have another family staying at the same time. The grounds were flat, and all of the lodges had ramps. Which meant that Emily could go outside and play, for the first time ever! Dan and I would lazily sit on the decked balcony drinking tea (we know how to holiday!), and watch her be independent and socialise with her new found buddies.
We used the lodge as a base. It was set back from a main road in Looe, which had great access to everything. There wasn't a lot to do on site, however Molly and Mike do have big plans for building an accessible Hydro Pool in the future.
Looe is a lovely fishing village. We were close to the Eden Project, which is another amazing day out for families on wheels. You will need a car to drive to the nearest attractions.We didn't go to the accessible beach, which we could kick ourselves for. Apparently East Looe Beach is accessible, and has a sand chair to hire. Looe Town Seafront Workshops or call 01503 263709. I should imagine that the sand chair looks a bit like this one. This photo was taken at Sand Banks, but that's another blog for another time.
Accessibility around Cornwall
It was lovely being able to take the dog with us, but we weren't organised enough to have had an advanced plan of where we could walk the dog and the wheelchair at the same time.
Next time, when we go back we will look up where in Cornwall is accessible, Click Here for Accessible Cornwall.