Adapted Lodge at Center Parcs Longleat
Our trip to Longleat this March was different this year as my daughter had won our weekend short-break as a Center Parcs family blogger. As a party we had two lodges and we had the adapted lodge because we had our eldest granddaughter with us who is severely disabled, also it was the first time we have not been in executive accommodation.
The lodge is very nice, warm and lots of space for a wheelchair also had a beautiful view and the position was very close to the plaza.We did really miss having Wifi as you do get that in the executive lodges but as it was just a weekend we managed.
The adapted bedroom was a really good size and had an electric bed in it, but the first thing I noticed was it was too cold, the radiator was far too small for a room that size and we needed to use a fan heater as back up. There are no hoists in the lodges, so they are more suitable for people with limited mobility rather than those with no mobility at all. We have been told they can give you a phone number to hire a hoist in, we have our own mobile hoist but it is just such a lot to have to bring with you.
The wet room is across the dining area from the bedroom, again it is a good size and it was lovely and warm, perfect for those with some mobility, but we needed a shower chair which they do not have so we would have had to bring one with us. The lodge was fine for the weekend and the fact we had our own hoist, and wonderful for those who are not totally wheelchair bound.
In general Center Parcs is very good at having disabled access, we thought the changing room very good with a hoist and bed, staff very helpful, but we had hired a cabana and luckily our granddaughter is not very heavy as she had to be carried down into the cabana and sat on a lounger, which for some would be impossible, so make sure you check this out when booking things like that.
Longleat is very pretty and we did have a great time but I would recommend Sherwood as the better flatter park for those who have to take wheelchairs with them. I would like to say I think Center Parcs really does a great job of trying to give everyone a good holiday.