We have stayed here before and booked a cabin as the area caters well for my disabled sister. The cabin was comfortable and clean. Easy disabled access to all the rooms, bathrooms and balcony. Did give the trust all our feedback.
The rooms are spacious and contain lots of advantages such as shower room, hoist (need to collect from reception) and the kitchen work surface can be lowered for disabled access.
The balcony is a huge advantage which has been on both the chalets we have stayed in. The view was outstanding and there is lots of space to get all 6 adults and a baby.
The chalet we stayed in was in need of a cosmetic update however. Although it didn't affect the quality of our stay, the furnishings e.g. carpets are starting to look a little tired, a lamp was broken and we had some issues with the door locking, missing kitchen chopping board.
The kitchen was well equipped but the knives and potato peeler were not easy to use and needed replacing or sharpening. Also there is a warning about the hot water but it is very, very hot.
The activities we have used in the past were great fun: king swinging and the hydrotherapy pool were a good draw. Also the nature around us was phenomenal. The birds and rabbits are very happy sitting outside your chalet and the rabbits are everywhere.
On our first night we saw two deer, a fox outside the chalet and the birds ate off our balcony. There are lots of lovely walks to take advantage of. We recommend the walk to the sky space and the observatory, Not too difficult with the wheelchair, although the observatory wasn't open but the building is quite something to admire.
The staff are amazing. One nice man filled our car up with windscreen wash and helped us open the bonnet or the car. They were friendly and have lent us a wheelchair in the past when my sister's had a puncture.
We would suggest that if you have a wheelchair user and don't have a strong member of the group or the user can't push their own chair, to avoid chalet 9 or 10 as it is quite a steep hill to get the chair up to this chalet on the way back from walks or activities.
We nearly ran out of petrol. There is a voluntary run self service, chip and pin at Keilder. Go left out of the Calvert Trust and carry on to the village. Expensive but run by and for the community so the more who use it, the cheaper it will get.
There is a phone but no Wi Fi. However this was a welcome break from the outside world and as there is no signal, you don't miss it.
We have lots of lovely memories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holidays can be whatever you want them to be and we provide different types at Calvert Trust Kielder. Fun packed family action adventures, glamping or 5 star luxury, or relaxation time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you want spectacular scenery, a choice of self-catering accommodation, adrenalin-packed activities or a chance to relax in tranquil surroundings. Your inclusive action and adventure holiday includes accommodation in our main centre, home cooked breakfast, lunch and evening meal and a wide range of on and off-site activities. Relax in the hydrotherapy pool after your busy day and join your friends, family or carer for a drink in the bar before dinner. Our adult respite care holidays are for those with physical, learning or sensory disabilities, who require personal care and support whilst away from home. Accommodation is in single, double or twin rooms in our main centre. All rooms have en suite facilities with level entry showers or bathrooms and fitted with specialist equipment such as hoists, grab rails and shower seats. Will you dare fly on the King Swing or relish the confidence that comes from mastering our 15 metre High Ropes Course. Our facilities are exceptional, our instructors first class and our reputation second to none. Exhilarating action packed half and full day activity sessions. Please wear sensible clothing and footwear. We supply specialist equipment required to take part in activities. Booking in advance is strongly recommended and please note all outdoor activities are weather dependant. Meals can be provided for an additional charge. ... more less
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- Calvert Trust Kielder Hexham, Northumberland