We are continually looking at our offer to work towards being as accessible and inclusive as we can be for all of our guests but particularly for guests with specific needs.
With that in mind we value and welcome the guidance of Richard Pitman CEO and his team from Compass Wellbeing, part of the Taunton based Compass Disability Services organisation.
Its a journey we are continuing but we believe we are making progress and value the feedback of our guests to help us along.
Jasmine is a Mill Meadow fan who has stayed in Kingfisher Lodge, that said we always get honest and valuable feedback from Jasmine.
We were delighted when during one of the couples visits Luke decided to pop the question.
“Do you get frustrated when you find a beautiful destination that you’d like to visit, but due to a disability you struggle for this to be achievable? If so, please keep reading…
I live in Somerset, and for 8 years I have never found a lodge that’s wheelchair accessible that was until I came across Mill Meadow, near Taunton Somerset. My first ever stay, I was blown away (I didn’t mean to make that rhyme!).
Do you use a portable hoist that needs to slide under the bed? Mill Meadow have it sorted! All of the beds have plenty of access underneath in order for this to be as easy as possible!
Although there is no hoist available at Mill Meadow there is enough room for yourself, and all of your equipment! I couldn’t believe how much space we had. I struggle to find short breaks like this, with a wet room. Well, you should see Mill Meadow’s, their lodges are huge!
Mill Meadow have a variety of accessible lodges, but “Kingfisher Lodge” is the one I have stayed in and believe me, I will be returning! This lodge has a hot tub built into the decking, so it makes transfers easier to get in and out! I’m lucky enough that my fiancé lifts me into this hot-tub. In fact we got engaged at Mill Meadow it was so beautiful.
Mill Meadow also have a lake on their land, which has a fishing platform for wheelchair users and level areas around the lake for ease of access.. With a BBQ, in the summertime this is the place to be!
I promise you, you will not be disappointed, the staff will go out of their way to help. Suzanne and Chris are great hosts, and even make homemade flapjacks for your stay!”
We feel Mill Meadow is offers a chance to escape and recover from the pressures of everyday life and mother and son Sharon and Craig of The OCD Treatment Centre agree.
Since first finding our lodges in 2018 the pairing have booked in their UK and overseas clients on numerous occasions.
Sharon and Craig find the environment of our lodges and grounds an ideal setting to deliver their therapies, “There is such a natural and calming atmosphere at Mill Meadow which allows our clients to relax and gain the most they can from our sessions.
Taunton based charity Compass Disability Services provide valuable local support which is accessible for all of our guests.
Richard Pitman, CEO and Rachel Bye (pictured with Suzanne of Mill Meadow) and the Compass team provide a range of services including access to their hydrotherapy pool, shop mobility, cafe, timetabled sessions in a range of relevant areas and a host of other services that can been viewed on their website.
So if you are visiting Mill Meadow you can be guaranteed of excellent local support.
Hickley’s Healthcare, Castle Street, Tangier, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AU
Tel. (01823) 328555
Tel. 0800 111 6234
Tel. 01684 275626
Please Note: Provided for information only and other service providers area available.