Wheelchair accessible family holidays in France 2014.
Enabling the disabled traveller to holiday in France in comfort.
Carl and Jacqui Alban welcome you to I Need A Holiday Too. A unique concept in holidays for disabled people wanting to travel to France. Based on the pink granite coast of Brittany, on the banks of the River Jaudy in a small and very beautiful town called La Roche Derrien, we offer the comfort of modern living in a rural traditional setting, yet we are only ten minutes away from the Breton beaches, several towns and all the other attractions you would expect on a holiday.
The old cotton mill was transformed during 2006 into six self contained apartments, which are all accessible for a disabled traveller/wheelchair user. Purpose built within strict guidelines we have transformed the inside of the mill. Unlike a traditional French 'gite', each apartment is on a single level and has no 'upstairs' that you could not get to anyway if you are a wheelchair user.
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There was such a great need in the area for disabled accessible accommodation that this big building, broken down into 6 apartments would allow us to accept group bookings and large family bookings without hesitation. Yet it maintains an air of independence, everyone has their own apartment with all the facilities and there are communal areas for socialising during their French holiday.
Apart from the holiday accommodation, we have several other services on offer which can work alongside you during your holiday. Support workers, adapted transport and also many different pieces of equipment to make the disabled holiday makers stay more comfortable.
Ensuring all of the disabled holidays in Brittany France are wheelchair friendly makes them accessible to everyone. Not only have we met all local regulations, we have tried to meet regulations under the Disability Discrimination Act in the UK, plus we have used our own personal experience of disability for additional touches. All of our apartments have tiled floors, wide doors, turning circles, level access showers, shower chairs, raised toilets with grab rails as standard, plus many more features. These features can not be found in any hotel or holiday gite we are aware of.
What we can offer is a complete accessible holiday package to meet your needs and the needs of anyone who supports you. What we don't agree with is that you may have support whilst at home but your husband, wife, friends or family are expected to meet all of your care whilst on holiday - surely it is their holiday too? Also, just because we have said accessible, disabled friendly, support packages doesn't mean to say that we are charging you any more, experience shows that some travel agents and accommodation owners put a little wheelchair symbol on their website and it gives them the right to charge an extra 500 pounds Our prices are in line with everywhere else around the area, that isn't disabled friendly! YES, you have to pay for a care/support package, but we can accept a direct payment and NO you don't have to pay for any equipment that we have in stock - this includes hoists, pressure mattresses and shower chairs for example.
On our accessible accommodation pages you will find lots of photographs, information with measurements, layouts, and whats included in the price. We hope that we have included all the facts that you may need. If there are any additional pieces of information then please don't hesitate to ask. We can now offer greatly discounted Ferry Crossings with Brittany Ferries, We have an availability calendar and price list, plus you can download our booking pack. Please do check with us that we do have availability, as the calender is updated regularly.