Discover the accessible New Forest

Multi-generational;      Accessible; Child-friendly.

Our Bench Self-catering Cottages

  • 3 unique fully accessible holiday cottages in the New Forest.
  • Cottages sleep 2-5 people (up to 11 in total).
  • Purpose built with complete level access.

    • Address: 9 Lodge Road Pennington Lymington Hampshire SO41 8HH
          • Telephone: 01590 673141


  • Self-catering, purpose built cottages for guests with mobility difficulties.
  • Excellent accessibility and entirely wheelchair friendly.
  • Dogs are accepted in the 1 cottage with its own private garden only.
  • Located in Lymington, surrounded by the New Forest National Park and the coast, it is an ideal base for exploring the area.

Level Access
 Complete level access with no stairs or ramps.

Getting here

  • By car – You can access Our Bench by car from M27/A337 from London, A3 via London/Petersfield, M27 via Southampton/Portsmouth.
  • Parking – Each cottage has a parking space with level access.
  • By public transport – Our Bench is located in the village of Pennington on a bus route and the nearest train station, Lymington Town is 2 miles away.


  • Bench Cottage, a two bed-roomed cottage which can accommodate up to 4 people with a profiling bed and a baby in a travel cot.
  • Little Bench, a one bedroom cottage offering self catering for 2.
  • Garden Bench, a two bedroom cottage accommodating 5 people with a profiling bed in the 2nd bedroom, a private garden and the ability to take well behaved pets.
              •  Alarm Clock
              • Central Heating
              • Cooker
              • Cots:(1)
              • Dining Seats (5)
              • Dishwasher
              • Dryer
              • DVD Player
              • Fireplace
              • Freezer
              • Full Baths (1)
              • Highchair
              • Internet Access
              • Kettle
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room Seats (5)
              • Local Guides/Maps
              • Microwave
              • Outdoor Dining Area
              • Patio
              • Private Garden
              • Refrigerator
              • Secure Parking
              • Shared Garden
              • Single Beds:(5)
              • Suitable For Children Under 5
              • Toaster
              • Towels Provided
              • TV
              • Washer
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Wi-Fi

Getting around

  • The outside doors have a clear access of minimum 775 mm and all internal doors are minimum 870 mm.
  • All lights and plugs are situated in an easy reach position.
  • The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area has plenty of turning space with an electric riser/recliner chair and two two-seater sofas.
  • To allow maximum turning space the dining table and chairs are folding with the chairs stored under.
  • The open plan fitted kitchen has lowered work surface at the hob and sink with wheel in open space under.
  • The electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge are all easily accessed.
  • The toilets have drop down hand rails either side and space for lateral transfer.
  • The wash hand basin is on a gas cylinder which means it can be raised or lowered into a comfortable position for washing.

Customer care support

  • There is a range of accessible equipment available at no extra charge.
  • Electric beds and riser/recliner chair can only take a maximum weight of 21 stone/133 kg.
  • Accessibility equipment – the available specialist equipment includes: Oxford midi hoists, monkey pole – patient helper, wheel in shower chair, commode, lightweight folding wheelchair, Zimmer – walking frame with or without wheels, bed cradle, Parnell premier bed rail – can be used with electric beds, bed guard, travel cot, toddler high chair and many more.
  • Mobility scooters and wheelchairs can be hired and delivered to the cottages.

 Food and drink

  • Self catering: Kitchen with fully accessible split level work tops, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, oven, microwave and hob.

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