After 10 years of trading as Treworgans Farm Holidays, David and Esme Eyles have continued to upgrade and add to a vast array of mobility equipment so that guests to their farm can enjoy a comfortable stay. Many guests quote the fact that they have better facilities whilst on holiday than they do in their own homes.
The holiday cottages were specifically designed to be wheelchair accessible incorporating level access shower rooms and adapted kitchens. Converted from what were originally stone farm buildings they were a “blank canvas” when the farm was bought back in 2002.
Given the vast array of self-catering options across the county, the couple thought it best to cater to a particular niche. So it was that they set about creating a holiday destination that would be truly accessible to all, beginning with a visit to seek advice from an occupational therapist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Mobility Centre. It was to prove an enlightening visit – and the first of many.
The accommodation providers can now offer an extensive range of mobility aids including electric profiling beds with either pressure or air mattresses, electric hoists, various shower chairs, commodes, patient turners, riser recliner chairs and drop arm chairs. All the bedrooms are spacious enough to offer either a 6ft superking bed or two 3ft single beds. There is a wheel in level access wet room ensuite to the master bedroom in each property and all other bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The wetrooms have non slip flooring, an array of grab rails fitted around the sink, toilet and shower areas.
The farm is ideally suited for exploring the whole county of Cornwall with both the North and South coasts being a short trip. With improvements to accessibility many tourist destinations now offer specific trails and routes for their less mobile visitors, for example The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and many National Trust properties and gardens. For Poldark fans, trips to the filming locations at Charlestown Harbour, Bodmin Moor and the mine workings at Wheal Coates make a great day out. If guests wish to venture to the beach there is a system in place in Cornwall where sand chairs can be booked to allow access right onto the beach. Each property has a folder of “useful information” where details are listed of accessible places to eat, access details of cinemas, swimming pools and countryside trails.
The cottages both have central heating and there is also an additional woodburner in the sitting room of each cottage for a cosy winter fire. Both properties maintain their rustic style featuring exposed beams and traditional pine kitchens. With the kitchens having both sinks and electric hobs with clear underspaces wheelchair users have been well catered for.
To make best use of the views of the surrounding countryside each property has a large decked area where BBQ’s and outdoor seating provide the perfect setting for enjoying the great outdoor space. The properties are detached and offer complete privacy from each other and there is ample parking immediately beside the ramped access to each cottage.
On arrival guests are welcomed with a Cornish Cream Tea and welcome hamper of local produce. A proper start to a Cornish holiday where a week’s stay probably won’t be long enough!
For more further details and booking information, contact 01726 883 240 or visit www.treworgans.co.uk