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    I've been searching for an adapted holiday cottage or apartment near to Robin Hoods Bay for next Easter. We go to the Bay every year, but I cannot manage any of the available cottages now.

    I found a luxury holiday home with a wet-room, recliner chair, flat access and wheelchair friendly access path in a nearby village (a glorified caravan type building that isn't a caravan) . I asked for a quote. I was shocked that the owner quoted £995. She said that this is the 2019 price, but she'll honour that if I pay £300 deposit this week. I could have got a non adapted place for half that. We get a cottage every year so I know prices.

    Does this mark up sound fair to everybody? I think that it's a rip off. We booked a cottage in Northumberland for July. That's £825. That's expensive, but it's an adapted bungalow in a very nice area. This seems to be the way that it's going to be whenever we book adapted places.

    Lynne
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

    #2
    Ha! Could have written this myself today. I phoned to find adapted accommodation with Hoseasons and I was quoted double for exactly the same as non adapted accommodation. I was checking the price online at the same time.
    I did ask why it was twice the price and was told it was because the adaptations cost more!
    I had to pay it as this accommodation is very hard to find.
    Could you go outside of Easter, it's always expensive then.

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      #3
      Just to add, we are paying £400+ for a one bed chalet at the end of June. Not a nice modern chalet either one of those old fashioned affairs in a terrace. Doesn't even have WiFi!

      I wonder why it booked it!

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        #4
        Hi MMW, I hope that your chalet holiday turns out to be good despite it being tired/old fashioned. Is it adapted and whereabout? Lynne
        ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
        I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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          #5
          Yea MMW we have a patio with wooden garden furniture for the one in Northumberland. The bungalow is decorated horribly, red walls and a red 3 piece leather suite. The one near Robin Hoods Bay is set in a private grassed area. It has a lovely view but I didn't see garden furniture. Lynne
          ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
          I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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            #6
            Hello Lynne, we are staying near Great Yarmouth on a massive holiday park. It is adapted with ramp and wet room.
            We have been using Haven and their adapted caravans are nice but there is never a view. However Haven had nothing for June though we are going to Filey with them in July.
            Enjoy Northumberland, beautiful county.

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              #7
              Thanks. I hope that you enjoy Filey. My hubby wouldn't entertain Haven. I've been in the past before I met him. My kids and my sister and her kids loved Haven. Lynne
              ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
              I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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                #8
                I would like to book a holiday for my partner and me. As I cannot walk or transfer I need a well-equipped holiday let or hotel room. Does anyone have any recommendations of websites that may be able to help in my search, please?
                Dina

                Trying to keep positive, but not always managing.

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                  #9
                  Hi Dina,
                  www.disabledaccessholidays. com is where we found our Northumberland bungalow. The one we chose can supply hoists, shower chairs and other disability aids. They take your disability details, how many is in your party and where you want to go and they send you options. All expensive but you ought get exactly what you need. Lynne x
                  ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
                  I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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                    #10
                    Hi Gillette, Lynne, MMW: there is a Holidays thread on here that might help you with choices etc x Not saying they’ll be cheap - being disabled is an expensive business!
                    Boiler x

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                      #11
                      Hi Boiler. I searched for a holidays thread and nothing appropriate came on. I think that I had put 'adapted holiday properties,' 'wheelchair friendly holiday' and just 'holidays,' I've trawled online several times after a Google search. There's a couple of organised holidays, one described having heavily built carers but I get this is the most expensive option. We don't want a package holiday. We almost always do self catering. Thanks anyway. Lynne x
                      ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
                      I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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                        #12
                        There are a few UK holiday suggestions on this thread:-
                        http://forum.mndassociation.org/show...hlight=Holiday

                        Love
                        Kayleigh x

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                          #13
                          and also on this thread:-
                          http://forum.mndassociation.org/show...hlight=Holiday

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                            #14
                            'Limitless travel' is a specialist company that provides accessible holidays with the option of care packages:-

                            http://www.limitlesstravel.org/

                            Happy holiday hunting!

                            Love Kayleigh x
                            Last edited by Kayleigh; 27 May 2019, 12:44.

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                              #15
                              The MNDA's 'Quality of Life Grant' can be used as payment towards a holiday or short break:-

                              http://https://dbsy278t81889.cloudfront.net/app/uploads/2016/06/14103332/Support-Grant-Application-Flowchart-2018.pdf

                              https://www.mndassociation.org/suppo...ople-with-mnd/
                              Last edited by Kayleigh; 27 May 2019, 13:22.

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