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“Great Place for The Less Able Visitor”
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The Red Barn
Reviewed 4 December 2012

My wife and I have now had 2 holidays at Red Barn and we are going back with family in May 2013. My wife has MS and is now a permanent wheel chair user so finding suitable accommodation can be difficult. Red Barn ticks all our boxes. It's very rural, with the owners own home the only neighbour and are happy to help if you need them. It's level access throughout with 1 en-suite wet room and another bathroom with with full access shower. If you've got kids there's an upper mezzanine area which would suit them. The welcome pack is the best we've ever experienced including some little taster's of Isle of Wight produce plus a lovely fresh home made loaf! The access road could be considered a little rough, it's equivalent to a farm track, but that is the only negative I can think of. There is a tv with DVD player and loads of DVD's a book full of ideas of what's suitable to visit or eat. It's really central on the island so nowhere is far away. Can't speak highly enough of it for those less able.

Room Tip: We used the en-suite room which has electric single beds
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Level access with external doors to every room, two wet rooms with wide doors, electric beds in every room, spacious sitting room with plenty of room for wheelchairs and electric reclining chair. More facilities available for special needs on request. Clinical waste and sharps disposed of for a fee. Every foreseeable need catered for in detail to take the burden off careers to an astonishing degree, even a list of wheelchair accessible taxis and places to eat in the locality, hospitals and pharmacies etc.

Extensive welcome pack means shopping not needed in the first day or so. Very rural location with plenty of enjoyable provision for all the family including level garden with barbecue, garden games, board games, WiFi, television, children's ride-ons etc.

Highly recommended for anyone with special needs as well as others in the party.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Red Barn

Address: The Barn | Blackwater Hollow, Rookley PO38 3NL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Rookley
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Rookley
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Large stone barn specifically converted for use by disabled visitors. Five profiling electric beds, two wet rooms, accessible throughout, including gardens and decking area. Centrally heated. Free wi-fi. Luxurious accommodation throughout with no expense spared for comfort. TV/DVD players in living area and all downstairs bedrooms, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble drier, etc. Hot tub hire available on request. Beautiful, unspoiled rural location set back half a mile from road, overlooking farmland and woodland, but within ten minutes car journey to main market town of Newport. Red squirrels feed at door. Lots of photography opportunities. Two electric riser/recliner chairs, shower chair and many more items of equipment for disabled visitors. Everything is here for our guests, regardless of their specific needs, but the emphasis is on accessible luxury. See what others say in our reviews! ... more   less 
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The Red Barn Rookley, Isle Of Wight

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