Finding perfect accommodation that comes complete with easy access for the disabled need not be a difficult task when visiting Suffolk. Whether you want to stay in a cosy B&B, a traditional Inn, or pamper yourself at a top hotel, we have a number of accessible accommodation options to suit your needs.
Self Catering Accommodation
A few miles from the interesting Thorpeness and the famous seaside town of Aldeburgh is Tirah Guesthouse. Set in the countryside, this modern, well-appointed guesthouse offers 8 ensuite guest rooms with 3 situated on the ground floor, one with disabled access and a level shower suitable for less abled guests. All rooms are equipped with Sky TV, free wifi, tea and coffee-making facilities, towels, toiletries, and a hairdryer. You can enjoy a delicious full English Breakfast in the morning or perhaps smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. With plenty of parking, this is a great central location for exploring the coast and country alike.
Holly Tree Cottage, Southwold
Just 3 miles from Southwold, Holly Tree Cottage is a very light and pleasant cottage with a welcoming, homely atmosphere. Catering for a wide variety of guests, the downstairs rooms are suitable for young children or someone with limited mobility. There is also a well-established garden ideal for outdoor activities/dining, along with private parking with additional layby parking very close by.
Boundary Farm Cottages, Framlingham
Enjoy a relaxing getaway in the picturesque and tranquil surroundings of rural Suffolk at Boundary Farm. Ideal for couples, families and groups of friends alike, this delightful accommodation is close to the historic market town of Framlingham and within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
The one-bedroom Cart Lodge is suitable for disabled people. All on ground level, the cottage is wheelchair friendly with a large wheel-in shower room, entrance ramp and shallow steps to the rear terrace. There is also a two-bedroom Hayloft, four-bedroom Victorian Farmhouse, two fully equipped Shepherd Huts and a further cottage at White House Farm. All the accommodation is set well back from the road that links Saxtead with Framlingham. To find out more, see Boundary Farm Cottages.
Mollett’s Farm, Saxmundham
Offering 3 self-catering Studios with “universal access”, at Mollett’s Farm, you’ll find level access from the car park to the front door; wide entrance and internal doors; level thresholds; wet rooms in each Studio with level-access showers and fixed seats; numerous grab-rails and other Part M recommended features; fully illuminated bathroom mirror for those with visual impairments; lowered kitchen surfaces; wheelchair-compatible furniture and turning circles throughout; as well as switches, sockets and controls at heights accessible to all. Additionally, the three Cottage units opposite the Studios also have wide entrance doors, level thresholds, and sofa beds downstairs, so these too can accommodate guests with lower levels of mobility.
Located close to the Suffolk Coast on a small working farm, Mollett’s offers a great escape to the country OR coast for all! Find out more here – Mollett’s Farm Accessible Self-Catering Accommodation
Suffolk Cabins, Thornham Magna
If you want to escape to the country & get back to Nature but not too close, Suffolk Cabins could have the answer! Providing accessible lodge-style accommodation in the heart of Thornham Woods, this is great for groups wanting to get away from it all. Click on the link above to find out more
The Westleton Crown, Westleton
A traditional Suffolk Coaching Inn set in the picturesque village of Westleton on the Heritage Coast between Southwold & Aldeburgh, The Westleton Crown offers a comfortable stay in their exceptionally spacious room with disabled access. You’ll find a level shower, a large sofa, a super king-size bed, and a fridge. The Crown offers a sophisticated AA 2 rosette menu and an extensive wine list, so check it out by clicking on the link above.
If you fancy some light refreshment or perhaps a meal out, there are plenty of Pubs and Inns in Suffolk that provide Wheelchair Access and Facilities for the Disabled – please click on the link above for more information.
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa, Stoke by Nayland
Located within 300 acres of gorgeous Constable Country is the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa. Despite not having any rooms in the hotel with full disabled and/or wheelchair access, there are a number of rooms that are classed as ‘disabled friendly’. These rooms have wider doors to allow wheelchair access and have handles/grab rails in the bathroom, and all rooms have showers over a bath. Please click on the link above for more information and contact details.
Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa, Woodbridge
For a break that is sure to relax you from start to end, check out the Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa. Along with a variety of pampering spa treatments, Ufford Park Hotel also has three bedrooms specifically designed for the disabled, complete with walk-in showers and low-level beds, and the entire ground floor and restaurant is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Please click on the link above to enquire further.
Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich
Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich, is a luxury hotel, restaurant and conference facility in the glorious Suffolk countryside. It offers disabled guests the following facilities: 2 allotted accessible parking bays; the restaurant, bar, private dining & lounge areas are all on the ground floor with no steps; disabled access toilet facilities; and a specially designated ground floor bedroom with disabled facilities. Please inform staff at the time of booking if you or a guest has any special requirements and they will be pleased to help – just click on Kesgrave’s link above for contact details.
The Days Inn, Haverhill
A great value-for-money accommodation option – especially if you are a large family or a group looking for disabled accommodation – comes from The Days Inn Haverhill. Wheelchair users have full access to the hotel and also to its four specifically designed disabled access rooms, complete with low-level beds. There is also a Public Disabled Toilet in the hotel for your convenience. Please contact the Days Inn to find out more and make a booking.
Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich
At the height of luxury and service is Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich. One ground-floor bedroom has been designed for wheelchair access and is situated in the courtyard buildings just a few yards from the main hotel. The room is fully in keeping with the character of the hotel and has a recently refurbished wet room. From the courtyard, a wheelchair can access the hotel by the restaurant entrance, which avoids any steps, and once in the hotel, there is access to all the lounges and the restaurant via ramps. Please click on the link above to find out more about this magnificent hotel.
Other accessible accommodation options by area
Edingworth Guest House 01502 572051
Premier Inn 0871 527 8688
Somerton House Hotel 01502 565665
Broadlands Holiday Village 01502 573033
Laurel Farm 01502 568724
Four Winds Retreat – Self-Catering Accommodation, English Tourist Council 4 Star Rating, Mobility: Level 2, spacious accommodation in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere surrounded by the sea, woodland & marshland. Four-Winds is a detached property set in approximately 4 acres of grounds and has been in the hands of two families since the early 1920s. It has retained its unusual originality and has recently had the addition of a purpose-built annexe. This annexe has also been sympathetically designed with the disabled, wheelchair users & their carers in mind. We can provide a list of private local care agencies that can give nursing/care as required. However, the owners, Jane and Peter Garner, are usually on-site if emergency assistance is required. 01502 740044
Kessingland Beach Holiday 01502 740636
The Plough Inn, Wangford 01502 578239
Pontins Holiday Centre 08706 010479
Pinetrees 01502 470796
Wattisham Hall Holiday Cottages – 3 charming barn conversions in the heart of rural Suffolk open all year round for full weeks and short breaks, with a Level 1 Mobility award, each cottage has a bathroom and bedroom on the ground floor. For further information, contact Jo and Jeremy Squirrell at 01449 740240.
Park Farm Cottages – Sibton, Saxmundham. There are four cottages, all totally at ground level and have all had wheelchairs in, although only one has an Accessibility Grading. Tel Anne Lawrence on 01728 668324 for details