A holiday house for families with physically disabled children purpose-built on the
site of the old Wheelabout cottage on the Ridgeway, Penally, Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
The project to provide the Trust's third property was made possible through a major
grant from the Community Fund, (Lottery money making a difference) together with
grants from Charitable Trusts, donations from many organisations and fund raising
The house stands in its own grounds on the Ridgeway just outside Tenby with magnificent
views over the Gower and Caldey Island. The garden has been landscaped for wheelchair
use and there is plenty of room for children to play.
All the houses are centrally heated, the cost of which is included in the rental
as is all the bed linen. The Family Helpers and Housekeepers are available to families
in case of problems or emergencies.
Indoor heated swimming pool with hoist
Tracked overhead hoist
Shower/ toiletting chairs
Tripp Trapp chair and high chair
Child’s adjustable chair
Kingcraft hydraulic bath
Profiling bed with cot sides
Garden landscaped for wheelchair use
The ground floor accommodation includes a large kitchen/dining room with cooker,
microwave, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher and food processor. One of the working
units in the kitchen is adjustable for height. The utility room contains a washing
machine and dryer. At this level also is the family bathroom, a wheel in shower room
and two bedrooms, one with two single beds and bunkbeds, the other with two single
A small indoor heated swimming pool is also available; it has a hoist for pool entry
and a changing room with an adjustable changing table.
The wheelchair lift gives access to the first floor where there is a large lounge
with a balcony. A television, video player and special adjustable armchair are provided.
The 'special bedroom and bathroom' which contain an overhead hoist, Kingcraft hydraulic
bath, adjustable sink, profiling bed with cot sides and carer's bed, are next to
the parents' bedroom which has a double bed and en-suite shower room.
Other equipment available includes floor sitters, a mobile hoist, shower/ toiletting
chairs, table/easel, spider chair and Tripp Trapp chair and high chair.
Families using the swimming pool must do so in accordance with the safety rules,
which are prominently displayed. When not in use the pool hall must be locked and
the pool covered.