Thank you so much for thinking of staying with us, particularly if you are thinking of booking Carvosso Mill – our accessible cottage in Cornwall. There are lots of accessible attractions and activities to visit during your stay – here are just a few of our favourites:
Mylor sailing school https://mylorsailingschool.co.uk/accessible-3/ – travel time from Cosawes approx. 15 minutes
Rated 4.9 stars out of 5 on Euan’s Guide, the Sailing school is a must – allowing guests to get out onto the water. It is situated just a few minutes’ drive from us here at Cosawes. It has an accessible sailing boat and an accessible powerboat – and Tracy and her team would love to welcome you. Contact them in advance to discuss your requirements and make a booking.
The Eden Project https://www.edenproject.com/visit/before-you-visit/accessibility-guide – travel time from Cosawes – approx. 1 hour
Eden was crowned winner of the Inclusive Tourism Award by Visit England in 2017.
It can provide access volunteers and has a scheme for people who experience mobility or sensory impairments. There is no charge for this service but in order to ensure that there is a volunteer available please book in advance.
Eden welcomes assistance dogs and if you have personal assistants to help you, there is no admission charge for them. It also welcomes all types of mobility vehicles and has a number of manual wheelchairs (approx. 40) which are free of charge and available to borrow. In addition, there are six powered chairs which are available to book in advance.
Heartlands http://www.heartlandscornwall.com/visitor-info/access.php – travel time from Cosawes – approx. 20 minutes
Heartlands is a free visitor attraction and World Heritage Site Gateway nestled just off the A30 in Pool in the former mining heart of Cornwall there are 19 acres to explore. For visitors with mobility impairments, Heartlands is fairly flat, but there are a few gentle slopes here and there, though nothing steep. Access within the main complex has been made as easy as possible with sloping access to buildings and lift access to the first floor. For visitors with visual impairment, if you have an assistance dog on a lead, feel free to roam all areas of Heartlands, bar the Adventure Playground.
There is also a Changing Places toilet with adequate space in the changing area for the user and up to two carers, a height adjustable adult sized changing bench and tracking/mobile hoist.
Gyllynvase beach https://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/helston-lizard-falmouth/gyllyngvase.htm – travel time from Cosawes Approx. 15 minutes
Cornwall has some of the best beaches in the UK. One of the most difficult places to access if you have a physical disability is the beach, but at Gyllyngvase Beach, the café can provide a titanium SAND CHAIR. This is a specially designed wheelchair with huge inflated tyres to cope with the uneven beach terrain and can be pushed right into the water to allow swimming direct from the chair. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
National Maritime Museum, Falmouth https://nmmc.co.uk/visit/accessibility/ – travel time from Cosawes approx. 15 minutes
A multi-award winning, family friendly museum with 15 galleries, the National Small boat Collection, 100 foot Look Out Tower, Tidal Zone and exhibitions. Built in 2002, this modern building has been designed with access in mind. There are five levels in the museum, all of which are accessible by lift or ramp. Large print and Braille guides are available free of charge from reception. A small number of wheelchairs are available for loan free of charge.
Lots of other ideas for trips can be found at https://www.visitcornwall.com/about-cornwall/blogging-cornwall/accessible-cornwall https://www.euansguide.com/reviews/results/?countrycode=GB&location=Cornwall,%20UK®ion2=Cornwall&sortby=NumberOfReviews
Can you suggest other accessible attractions in Cornwall that you would recommend? Let us know – we would love to hear from you with your recommendations!