Accessible holiday cottage

28 Feb , 2018 All areas,Other charities,Work and Life

Headway is able to refer members for a weeks’ holiday at a cottage in Pickering, in conjunction with the Hull Children’s Adventure Society – a charity which helps families to have a holiday who would otherwise miss out because of low income or other reasons.

For parties up to 6 people, there is a small charge of just £50 to cover the cost of the cleaning and laundry. For 6-8 people the charge is £60. There is no charge for gas or electricity.

There are 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 people in total (4 people in single beds and 2 in bunks) – 2 rooms on the first floor and 1 on the second. The top floor which sleeps two children in large bunks has lots of toys and games. There is one cot with a mattress but no bedding. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge. Dogs are not allowed.

Although the cottage is level-access inside, there are two steps from the pavement into the cottage and it is not recommended for wheelchair users.

A view of Pickering

There is a shower, toilet and wash basin downstairs as well as a bathroom with a shower and bath upstairs.
You need to take bath towels, though  two tea towels, bottom sheets, duvet, duvet covers, pillows and pillowcases for 6 single beds are provided. There is a washing machine though washing powder is not provided. All bedding is provided and laundered after your visit.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a cooker, a toaster and a microwave oven.

Headway families may book the cottage from Saturday to Saturday during the spring, summer and early autumn. Bookings run from 4pm on the first Saturday to 11am on the second Saturday. We ask that only families with school-age children book the cottage during the school holiday periods.

Pickering is a small town about 20 miles north of York and 18 miles west of Scarborough. There are bus connections to both York and Scarborough. There is a train to Malton which is just 8 miles away. Pickering has a castle, a steam railway, a swimming pool with a flume, museum, trout farm, lots of shops and cafes, woods children can play in, a stream they can paddle in and the lovely North York Moors and forests are just 6 miles away. There is no night life other than pubs and one cinema. The cottage is in the oldest part of Pickering, a conservation area just 300 yards from the shops and the steam railway and 100 yards from a picnic area next to a stream. Find out more about Pickering and the local area at Welcome to Pickering.

To book the cottage, please contact us for an application form. A Headway committee member will need to sign the form before it is submitted.