Howlands is a two bedroom wheelchair accessible cottage that sleeps up to 4 people all at ground floor level.
There is one double or twin bedroom (or up to 2 electric profiling beds) with height adjustable beds. There is one single bedroom with a full size optional pull-out bed.
The separate shared bathroom has a bath with over-bath shower, toliet and basin.
There are two further single bedrooms and a seperate toilet.
It is fully adaptated to ensure accessibility for disabled and less able visitors.
Situated just outside Melrose it boasts magnificent views over the Tweed Valley and surrounding countryside.
Level access bedrooms
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Direct train line from Edinburgh City Centre.
Travel by taxi
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Accessible bedroom Bedroom 1 (master bedroom)
Accessible bedroom Bedroom 2
There is one shared bathroom
Self catering kitchen
Getting around outside
There are open garden areas around the cottage with grass lawned areas and paths which are wheelchair accessible. There are picnic benches, bench seats, bird feeders and BBQs.
Customer care support
We have a range of equipment available to use (additional hire charge for some) as follows: Portable hoist (electric or manual), electric profiling beds, raised toilet seat, adjustable bed height (in bedroom 1), pressure relieving mattresses, cot sides, loop handled bed stick, stand-aid, shower/toilet chairs (with or without wheels), commode
By arrangement, depends on the type of scooter, please ask to speak to Rob Martin
Emergency evacuation procedures
All cottages have been inspected by the Fire Service (2017) and comply with Fire Safety Regulations. There are mains wired smoke and heat detectors fitted for early fire detection. Evacuation is via the front door of each cottage for wheelchair users
Customer care support
The Proprietor, Rob Martin, lives on site and will visit guests after their arrival to make sure they have everything they need and know how everything works. After that he is contactable by telephone if required and is always happy to help wherever possible.