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Gairn Cottage, Crathie, Ballater, Scotland
Accessible Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation

If you are interested in Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Accommodation in Gairn Cottage, Scotland and require further information then please don't hesitate to contact us.

Board Basis: Self Catering
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Wheel In Shower
Grab Rails
Accessible Excursions
Equipment Hire
Satellite TV
Electric Bed
Tracking Hoist
Private Garden
Sleeps 2-4
2 Bedrooms

Crathie Opportunity Holidays are situated in Royal Deeside on the edge of the Balmoral Estate and offer a selection of cottages (including an allergy free cottage) that have been purposely designed for people with disabilities and their families/carers.

  • Ground Floor Accessible Room
  • Accessible Twin beds
  • Right hand transfer to bed
  • Left hand transfer to bed
  • Sufficient wheelchair access around bedroom
  • Adjoining room with connecting door for carer (galleried room upstairs)
  • Adjustable/electrically operated bed
  • Ceiling hoist
  • Underneath bed clearance for portable hoist
  • Bed rails available (on the adjustable beds)
  • Low level rail in wardrobe
  • Tea/coffee making facilities at accessible height
  • Electric sockets/hairdryer at accessible height
  • Mirror at accessible height
Shower Room
  • Wheelchair accessible shower room
  • Wheelchair turning space in shower room
  • Room for carer/carers in shower room
  • Grab rails in shower room
  • Easy access to wash basin (rise and fall basin)
  • Easy access to hand dryer/towels
  • Portable shower chair
  • Shower gel/soap dispensers at accessible height
  • Shower controls reachable when seated
  • Space for right transfer to toilet (closomatic toilet , please state transfer preference on booking)
  • Space for left transfer to toilet (closomatic toilet please state transfer preference on booking)
On - Site Facilities
  • Electric Scooter charging facilities
  • Designated disabled car parking
  • Level/ramped access into accommodation
  • Easy access around ground floor
  • Wheelchair access to gardens/grounds (very good)
  • Emergency pull cord (in bathroom)
Restaurant/Dining Area
  • Level/ramped access to dining room
  • Sufficient wheelchair access to tables
In the restored Manse Courtyard of historic Crathie Kirk is Gairn Cottage wheelchair accessible self-catering holiday cottages. Winner of one of VisitScotland's prestigious Thistle Awards, the cottages offer the opportunity of a holiday in one of Scotland's most stunning locations on the banks of the River Dee with glorious views of the mountain peaks of Lochnagar. Gairn Cottage has been carefully designed and furnished to create a warm and welcoming home. Equipment and appliances are of the highest standard and the attractive soft furnishings, bedding and linen all add to the sense of arriving somewhere special. In addition the cottages offer a unique range of facilities so that disabled people, so often excluded from such holidays, can now enjoy the most relaxing of holidays in wonderful surroundings. Surrounded by an extensive, fenced play area and with the protection of a security gate this facility really is ideal for families which include disabled people.

  • Ground floor with gallery bedroom. This is an allergy free cottage and therefore no pets are allowed.
  • Sleeps four
  • Main bedroom on ground floor with twin beds (one electric height adjustable bed) with ceiling track hoist (maximum weight 130 kg / 20 stones)
  • TV on wall in Bedroom 1
  • Twin bedroom in gallery
  • This cottage opens onto the Courtyard and Garden Room
  • Toilet left transfer
  • Lets from Friday to Friday
  • Level ground floor access throughout
  • Open plan living / dining area with underfloor heating throughout
  • Fully wheelchair accessible kitchen with fridge, induction hob, oven and microwave
  • Wheel-in shower area with fold down shower seat, height-adjustable wash hand basin / mirror and closomat shower toilet
  • Ceiling track hoist and height-adjustable electric bed in each main bedroom
  • TV / VCR and Radio / CD / cassette player
  • Wi-fi internet access
  • Cordless telephone
  • Private parking space for loading / unloading outside each cottage with further space for permanent parking
  • Laundry with washing machines, tumble dryers, freezer, irons and ironing boards
  • Garden Room with glazed patio doors for lazy days
  • Wheelchair accessible adventure playground and log cabin
  • Riverside patio with garden chairs and gas barbecue
  • Audio visual library containing films, CD's, talking books and large print books
  • Additional toilet
  • Games store with board games, cards etc
  • Recycling bins for glass, cardboard, aluminium, plastic and paper
  • Computer access for internet / e-mail
Suitable For
Anyone looking for a holiday that will suit the whole family - chill out, enjoy nature and lots more!

Food and Drink
There are plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby.

Commode shower chairs, hoists, scooters and other mobility equipment are available for hire. This must be arranged at the time of booking your holiday.


Free Phone 0800 622 6000

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