Eastgate Cottages
Accessibility Information
Facilities and Services

Everyone's individual needs are different, we try to make our cottages accessible to as many people as possible and continually improve the access to and quality of our cottages. Please let us know in advance of any special requirements and we will try to meet your specific needs during your stay so as to make your holiday as comfortable as possible.

Each cottage has an individual access statement which gives details of the cottages so that you can work out if it suits your specific needs, if there is something we have not covered or needs confirmation then do not hesitate to ask.

It is not feasible or practical to provide a full range of equipment in every cottage so we offer a "home comforts" service. The equipment below is available at the office located at our main site at Eastgate in Pickering.

Folding wheelchair

A good quality wheelchair, the wheels and foot rests are detachable so it fits easily into the car boot.

Toilet seat raiser

Fits onto any toilet, useful if you have had a replacement hip or knee.

Plastic stool

For use in the bath/shower.

High Stool

Useful for perching on when working in the kitchen.

Carver Chair

to make it easier to stand up from the table.

Foot stool

Put you feet up after a hard day enjoying yourself.

Small side table

An extra small side table can be useful for drinks and avoiding having to get up too often.

Mobile telephone

The cottages do not have land line telephones so if you would like to use the mobile for emergency calls/ falls etc. NB not available at Levisham as there is no mobile signal.

Bedside touch lamps

Saves struggling with tiny switches, some cottages have these as standard.

Cordless kettle

Most cottages do have cordless kettles but we have spares.

Hot water bottle

Useful for easing aches and pains or just for cold toes!

Chair Raiser

We have a set of chair raisers if you have difficulty getting up out the chairs. It can only be fitted to certain types of chair leg.


We have Winter and Summer weight duvets, extra blankets, water proof mattress protectors and extra pillows all available on request. Or if you prefer sheets and blankets instead of duvets or feather pillows rather than hyopallergenic.


We have fans available if its too hot.


We have cots, high chairs and stairgates available at no additional charge.


Ground Level Cottages

We have seven cottages that are all on one level. There accessibility varies for those with mobility difficulties. Below is a summary of useful information so that you can assess the cottages suitability for your individual needs. Please refer to the individual access statements for more details.

Farndale Cottage (Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom)

Has level 2 mobility which makes it suitable for those who may use a wheelchair but can take a few steps.
Facilities include :
Ground level throughout, no steps, adjacent parking.
Bedroom with twin or superking size bed.
It has a shower (small step in) and grab rails.
Wide doors min 900mm and with plenty of room to maneuver a wheelchair.
Perching stool, armchair, carver chair and other equipment available.

Kirkdale Cottage (Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom plus sofa bed)

Is ground level throughout, no steps with adjacent parking.
The doors are minimum 800mm, front door 900mm. and there is good space.
The cottage has two bathrooms one a bathroom with shower over and a shower room with 1200 x 700mm, fixed head shower. Both with low and high level grab rails.

Ellerburn Cottage (Sleeps 5 - 2 bedrooms)

Access via three steps, with handrail or a ramp.
Adjacent parking.
The doors in the cottage are very narrow and there is limited maneuvering space.
Main bedroom has ensuite shower room with one step into shower tray.
Main bathroom has a shower over bath with grab rails.

Skelton Cottage (Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom)

Located at Levisham Station is all on one level with access via two steps.
Adjacent parking.
The internal doors are standard size with all rooms off an central corridor.
The bedroom is quite small, too tight for wheelchair access.
Bathroom has bath and separate shower (900x700) with movable shower head. There is low and high level grab rails.


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