Hartgrove Farm Cottages 
					- self catering farm cottage accommodation near Shaftesbury, 
					Dorset, England

Accessible Holidays

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We know how difficult it is to choose a holiday which lets the whole family or group have a really great time, including someone less able or using a wheelchair.

Disabled Access at Hartgrove Farm


We hope that a relaxing holiday at Hartgrove Farm in glorious Dorset countryside will do exactly this.

We have carefully and unobtrusively designed three of the farm cottages (Bulbarrow, Melbury and Duncliffe) to meet national accessible standards.

They have retained tremendous character with old beams, log fires, etc, whilst still meeting these stringent standards.

Tourism for All - accessible holidays at Hartgrove Farm

We are delighted to have won a Holiday Care National Accessible Award and to have had complimentary articles written about the cottages in the national press.

View from the farm

Please refer to our individual cottage pages (top right for links) for full details of each cottage. The following points will also help you to decide which one will suit you best.

It is a lot easier for us to explain details of each cottage over the phone and also to discuss your particular requirements, so please give us a ring on +44 (0)1747 811830 before making your final choice.

Each cottage has a ground floor accessible bedroom, adjacent bathroom, kitchen, living and dining area. Each has an additional first floor twin bedroom. Bulbarrow Cottage has a very big upstairs bedroom which can easily take three beds. There is also a large, galleried landing big enough to take an extra bed in Bulbarrow and Melbury Cottages.

-> Bulbarrow Cottage
Sleeps 4 Plus 1 + Cot

Category 1 Accessible
  • Ramped access
  • Adjacent level parking
  • Wheelchair storage
  • Accessible cooking and washing up
  • Accessible private patio garden
  • Mobile hoist available
  • Spacious, accessible bathroom with support rails, higher level wc, lower level basin and bath with over-bath shower
Disabled access in Bulbarrow's lounge
Disabled access in Bulbarrow's bathroom
-> Melbury Cottage
Sleeps 4 Plus 1 + Cot

Category 1 Accessible

Melbury's kitchen
  • Ramped access
  • Adjacent level parking
  • Wheelchair storage
  • Adjacent covered parking
  • Accessible cooking and washing up
  • Accessible private patio garden
  • Accessible bathroom with high level WC, wheel-in shower and lower level basin. Support rails to WC and shower
  • Mobile hoist available
  • Shower chair available
Disabled access in bathroom
Disabled access in lounge
-> Duncliffe Cottage
Sleeps 4 + Cot

Category 3 Accessible

Duncliffe's kitchen
  • One step at front door
  • Adjacent level parking
  • Accessible private patio garden
  • Hand holds in bathroom
  • One step into bedroom
Duncliffe Cottage

In addition to their individual features, Bulbarrow and Melbury Cottages have widened doors, light switches and sockets at waist height, level carpeted floors, remote control television and lever taps.

View to Fontmell Downs

We can also provide various specialist items: mobile hoist, monkey pulls, bath seats and aids, cot sides, chair raisers, tray tables, waterproof sheets, etc. We are happy to help you organise support care from one of the local agencies if required.

As much as possible, we have tried to make the farmyard accessible, so the whole family can enjoy the life of the farm.

Accessible Facilities

Fontmell Magna Post Office

The village shop will deliver groceries before and during your stay. There are also supermarkets in nearby Shaftesbury.

There is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Games Barn
With table tennis and pool table. This is also a room where all
members of a group can get together.


We give all our guests free swimming at a superb private leisure centre in a nearby public school. This has a lovely pool with fully accessible swimming (hoist available
if required) Most sessions are supervised. The bar and viewing gallery are also accessible.

Accessible Local Outings

Each cottage is provided with detailed information and guides to many of the local accessible places to eat, including lots of good village pubs. Here are a few ideas which other guests have enjoyed.

Stourhead Lake

Stourhead (National Trust)
Magnificent gardens, lovely walk around the lake.
Powered wheelchair may be borrowed.

Moors Valley Country Park
  — Play trails for children
  — Accessible fishing
  — Woodland walks
  — Bicycles/ wheelchairs for hire
  — Easyriders for hire
  — Visitor centre and tea rooms

  — Accessible stately home
  — Maze
  — Pets corner
  — Safari park and lots more
  — Wheelchair users are given priority and carers are allowed in free

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island (NT)
Cross by ferry from Poole Quay to this lovely island with red squirrels and peacocks. Fun for all ages.

National Trust Downs Around the Farm
  — Accessible
  — Lovely walks with amazing views
  — Picnic, fly a kite or sit and admire the views
  — Visit Ashmore, the highest village in Dorset, lovely duck pond

Compton Abbas Airfield
  — Watch the tiny planes come and go
  — Lunch or an ice cream
  — Fantastic views from the terrace
  — Museum

National Trust Beaches at Studland
  — Magnificent sandy beaches
  — Beach huts for hire
  — Accessible visitors' centre and boardwalks to parts of the beach

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset

You Could Also Try:
  — Swanage Railway
  — Abbotsbury Swannery
  — RAF Museum at Yeovilton
  — Monkey World
  — Weymouth Beach and promenade
  — Larmer Tree Gardens
  — Sea Life Centre Weymouth

                  ...and so much more!

We hope that all this has given you a taste of what a holiday at Hartgrove Farm has to offer.

We hope to see you soon...

Farm Stay UK Southwest Tourism Member English Tourism Council -- 4 Stars Self-Catering
Tourism For All
Dorset SP7 0JY

Tel +44 (0)1747 811 830


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