Hope Cross is a new accessible holiday bungalow in the heart of the Peak District. Designed specifically with access needs in mind, it has two bedrooms and a spacious open lounge/dining area/kitchen with a large patio and glorious views over fields and dales. It can also be booked as part of our other cottages and B&B accommodation for groups of 15.
Highly energy efficient, warm and cosy, Hope Cross features profiling bed, mobile hoist, riser/recliner and shower chairs in a beautiful, bespoke cottage with hand crafted finishes.
Other equipment can be hired and delivered to suit your needs.
Level access bedrooms
Travel by public transport
Hope Cross Cottage is in a beautiful rural loction; holidays here are easier if you have your own transport. The road up from the village is paved and single track in places; there are no pavements or street lights for the last mile.
Our closest train stations are Buxton and Hope (both seven miles) and Chesterfield (18 miles). Manchester airport is 28 miles away.
Travel by taxi
Parking is directly outside the front door with level access.
Path to main entrance
Please ask in advance if you need assistance so we can ensure we are here to help.
The cottage has security lighting with sensors on all sides.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Accessible bedroom Twin bedroom
This bedroom has two single beds - one full profiling and one electric tilting with optional bed guard and raisers.
Wet room walls are tiled on all sides, flooring is high grade safety wet room flooring in light colour. There are grab rails on both sides of the toilet and shower and a heated towel ladder beside the basin. All pipework is concealed where possible and heating is underfloor.
The self propelling shower chair can be locked in position to make a safe and comfortable seat for showering
Lighting is from four recessed spots in the ceiling, backlit mirror above the basin and a large frosted glass window.
There is a portable double sided/magnified shaving mirror in both bathrooms.
The twin bedroom has a flat screen Freeview television on the wall opposite the bed.
The hoist is a Molift Smart - please remember to bring your own sling!
Accessible bedroom Double bedroom
The en suite is smaller than the wetroom and not accessible by wheelchairs.
The walls are tiled throughout with lighter coloured high grade non-slip wet room flooring.
The shower has a small lip (850mm) and sliding doors; width 800 x length 1200mm.
We can provide iron and ironing board on request.
Self catering kitchen
Hope Cross kitchen
Due to space restrictions we are unable to offer lower height surfaces. However, we can extend the dining table and put the microwave, toaster and kettle on it if required.
Hope Cross lounge
The lounge, kitchen and dining areas of the cottage are open plan with wide patio doors onto a large paved area and gorgeous views over open countryside and hills.
The two bedrooms are off either end of the lounge.
The dining area is part of the open plan lounge and kitchen.
The table seats four and is standard height with 650mm clearance to the underside - when extended there is clearance of 720mm.
Getting around outside
Hope Cross garden & patio area
The rear patio measures 7.8m x 5.5m and can be accessed from the double doors in the lounge or round either side of the cottage by the well lit path.
The patio is bordered on two sides by raised beds with planting of a sensory nature; the main view is open to fields and hills. There will be cattle or sheep grazing in the field behind the cottage at times; some of our guests have seen calves being born! As the fence is timber post and rail it is very important that assistance dogs are kept on a lead outside at all times so they cannot go into the field.
We have a paved path around all four sides of the cottage giving completely level access. It is 1070mm wide at its narrowest point.
Customer care support
We have a Molift Smart 150 mobile hoist, Aquatec Self Propelling Shower and Commode Wheelchair with locking wheels and an electric riser/recliner armchair in the lounge. All new in 2017.
The twin room has a full profiling bed and an electric tilting bed with optional bed guard and bed raisers.
Wheelchairs can be charged in the cottage; there is also an external double power socket on the path.
Emergency evacuation procedures
There is an intergrated fire, smoke and CO2 detection system in the cottage. In the event of an alarm, the twin room has extra fire protection; the bedroom door will close automatically and the escape door to the rear patio will unlock to enable access from outside.
Customer care support
The cottage is self catering and designed for independent travellers. We live on site (across the road from Hope Cross) and are happy to help if we can.