Hidden amongst the multitude of hotels, guesthouses and campsites, the north-east is some to some truly incredible accommodation for those looking for something special to meet their needs on their break.
Fishbourne (in the north-east) is Wightlinks’ main entry to the Isle of Wight. The car ferry terminal is situated around 5 minutes from Ryde, the Islands’ largest town, which has excellent travel routes to the entire island. Travel to specialist accommodation in the north-east is barely more than a 15 minute drive so you can complete your journey to the Island with ease.
Lakeside Hotel and Spa (Wootton Bridge) is ideal if you want a relaxing holiday or break. Based on the shore of a large lake (although really an inlet from the sea) facilities for guests with a disability are forefront with the restaurant, spa, hotel and grounds accessible for all. Featuring 3 ground floor suites designed to accommodate wheelchair users, guests enjoy the use of a large wet-room, plenty of space to manoeuvre and wheelchair friendly furniture. As expected, rooms are beautiful and luxurious and you’ll be guaranteed an incredible stay.
If you’re looking for a more active experience on the island, the Island Riding Centre is for you. RDA approved, the riding school offers lessons and experiences for all guests and welcomes those with disabilities to ride or spend time with the many horses living in the stables. The accommodation is unique to the Island with new, purpose-built accommodation (available separately to the riding centre) and is fully accessible to all. One of the suites features an adjustable kitchen so wheelchair users, or those who may need lower surfaces, can adjust the entire kitchen to suit them. Bathrooms are large wet-rooms and space is paramount. Absolutely stunning – this accommodation will easily become your home-from-home and have you returning to the island whenever you can! A play park for children, tack shop and outdoor and indoor arena for events makes the centre a paradise for animal lovers.
Also in the north-east of the Island you’ll find The Grange, a wonderful purpose built chalet for those using wheelchairs.
Other specialist accommodation is not too far way, with Hartlands – the UK’s only autism specific holiday accommodation – and the fantastic Cliff Hall Hotel just a skip away in beautiful Shanklin.