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Property and holiday accommodation with wheelchair access

Property ID: #55815

Petasfield Cottages, Mangrove Lane, Hertford, SG13 8QQ

Self-catering, Sleeps 2 - 6
4 accessible bedroom(s)

Holiday accommodation: 325 - £550 per week

Accessible Property Plus

Access Features and Adaptations

  • Step-free approach to property
  • Parking available
  • Level or ramped access
  • Entrance level WC
  • Ground level accessible bedroom(s)
  • Wide doorways, external 800mm, internal 750mm
  • Adapted kitchen
  • Adapted bathroom
  • Level entry (roll-in) shower/wet-room
  • Wheeled shower chair available
  • Ceiling hoist
  • Clearance under bed for mobile hoist
  • Personal care assistance can be booked
  • Level/ramped access to garden/grounds

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Four 1 and 2 bedroom cottages with exceptional access

Originally stables, the accommodation has been converted into four charming, contemporary, cottages newly decorated in calm, neutral colours.  Acomb and Broadwater Cottages each have one bedroom while Ashwell and Smiths Cottages each have a double bedroom and a galleried second bedroom that also sleeps two. Each cottage has a large comfortable sofa bed in the living area. The furniture can be arranged to suit your tastes so that you feel completely at home. All cottages have Broadband internet access.

The high ceilings with skylights and French windows give a wonderful sense of space and really give the feeling of bringing the outdoors inside. Both two-bedroom cottages are identical except that Ashwell Cottage has an extra window and voyager hoist.

The kitchen of Broadwater Cottage has been designed for disabled people by Adam Thomas of Access Matters. There is an electric sink and hob riser giving wheelchair users complete independence.
All four cottages have been designed with the needs of wheelchair users in mind and are fully accessible. Shower rooms have non-slip floors, wheel-in showers and self propelled shower chair if needed. A wheelchair, hearing loop and walking frame are also available. Ashwell Cottage has a Voyager hoist in the bedroom. We can arrange for specialist equipment to be hired locally and will happily do your shopping for you or other small chores. There are disabled parking bays next to the cottages.

Both Ashwell and Smith Cottages have a galleried second bedroom.

Bed linen and towels are provided. There is a laundry room, or if you prefer a 24 hour laundry service.


Situated within working riding stables the cottages offer a unique combination of peace and activity, catering to a wide range of tastes.

You wake to the sound of bird song… nature right outside your window. With views over the wildflower garden, you can watch songbirds such as Tree Creepers, Gold Crests, Long Tail Tits, and Nuthatch feeding. Petasfield Cottages offer peace and tranquillity in the heart of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

The sensory garden offers something for everyone, raised beds full of fragrant flowers and plants, a water feature and somewhere quiet to sit and watch the world go by.

Foxes and pheasants regularly visit the neighbouring fields. You can wander for hours exploring some of the 50 miles of Hertfordshire bridleways and footpaths.

In such idyllic surroundings it's hard to believe that you are within easy each of London, Cambridge and St Albans - ideal for those times when you need a little retail therapy. The historic county town of Hertford is just over a mile away with an excellent range of shops, restaurants and pubs. Children will love the nearby Paradise Wildlife Park.

For those who prefer to see the view from a horse's back there are riding and stable management courses. There is also a Scope riding centre in nearby Royston.

We will do everything we can to make you feel at home - Your favourite food can be ordered in advance so you can totally relax after your journey. We welcome quiet well-behaved dogs.

Now with electric gates that can be operated via your mobile phone!

Contact details

Name Petasfield Cottages
Mangrove Lane Hertford Hertfordshire UK
Phone number 01992 504201
Contact Contact form (or e-mail