Countrywide Cottages (Otways) Accessible Accommodation
Countrywide Cottages Accessible (Otways) accessible accommodation offers a bushland setting with wheelchair accessible accommodation.
Just a 30-minute drive to Lorne and only 90 minutes from Melbournes Westgate Bridge, you will find a welcome change of pace here. The newly refurbished property is largely bushland, offering bushwalks from your cottage door, out into the Otway Forest Park. Wild birds will wow you with their calls and gorgeous colours. Each cottage has a very large securely fenced yard out front so your dog/s can run free. This property is very much Pet-Friendly! Read more in our blog HERE
Countrywide Cottages Igloo cottage is a purpose-built cottage for people of various mobility levels, specifically for independent wheelchair accessibility. A stylish and practical destination for accessible accommodation.
Countrywide Cottages (Otways) Accessible Accommodation summary of accessible features:
- Accessible Toilet Seat
- Fixed Grab Bars
- On-Site Disabled Parking
- Service Dog Provisions
- Shower Chair
- Step-Free Access
- Step-Free Shower
- Room under bed for hoist (can be hired)
- The kitchen is beautifully accessible with lowered bench for preparation and dining, as well as roll under sink. No getting out of kitchen duties here!
Bed raisers are available for use with hydraulic lifting devices, a self-propelled shower/commode chair and bed sticks can be made available at a nominal fee by prior arrangement. The hoist can be hired in from Geelong at additional cost.
The Igloo offers wheelchair accessibility friendly accommodation featuring ramp access, widened doors, a wheel-in shower, quarter turn taps, rails in the bathroom, washer and dryer and split air conditioning system for heating and cooling in conjunction with the cozy wood fire. Their wheel-under hot plates, bench and sink in the kitchen and sink in the laundry, make sure there is no excuse for anyone to get out of the chores!
Countrywide Accessible Cottages have successfully accommodated many guests in wheelchairs, ranging from low to high-level care in their wheelchair accessible accommodation Otway Ranges. It is their pride to ensure that they provide beautiful and easily accessible accommodation of such a high standard to people requiring wheelchair access. They often find that guests are booking the Igloo specifically because of their elderly dogs’ needs too!
Activities In And Around Countrywide Cottages (Otways) Accessible Accommodation:
Their bushwalks are approx 5 feet wide, steeper at one end of the property but suitable for strong arms or motorised chairs. Access to your private yard is via the ramp exit from the cottage and down a slight decline. They have a communal recreation area that offers a BBQ and pool table. Unfortunately, the toilet in that area is yet to be converted to an accessible one. It’s in the very short plans – promise. There is a large dam on site in which guests are welcome to try their hands in yabbying or to take their dogs for more off-leash fun and swims. Access to the dam is via a sloping driveway. However, you are able to park nearby and wheel straight into this area.
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