Kitchen Designs by Ludlow Design Centre

May 18, 2023

London’s first fully accessible holiday home

AbleStay Holiday Home

For anyone considering accessible accommodation in London, you may be interested to hear more about AbleStayLondon’s first accessible holiday home situated near Worcester Park, South West London.  The house is fully adapted for wheelchair access and has a bright open plan kitchen, dining and living area.

The AbleStay mission is to deliver fully accessible and adapted holiday homes in cities across the UK, providing families with confidence their accommodation will provide a perfect and beautiful environment for their stay.

Freedom by Symphony Kitchen

Designed by Adam Thomas Consultancy, and Tara Neil kitchen Retailer, the AbleStay house features our Freedom by Symphony Kitchen and has various universal and accessible design features ensuring a safe, practical and stylish kitchen space.

  • A rise and fall adjustable height worktop with integrated waterfall edge to limit spillages.  Visitors to the holiday home can set a safe and convenient height to use the Induction hob, sink and front mounted tap, which is all situated on the same run of worktop.  The full length of the rise and fall worktop also provides open leg space and a shallow sink bowl providing full accessibility for wheelchair access.
  • There is a pull-out accessible larder, eliminating the need to bend and reach down into the back of cupboards to find cooking items. Instead, all items are within reach and clearly visible so are easy to find quickly and safely.
  • Two Luxurious Slide&Hide® Neff ovens have been installed featuring doors which can be hidden beneath when using the oven.  Accessible oven housings also position the ovens at a comfortable height and have the benefit of heatproof shelfs, so food can be transferred out of the oven straight onto the resting shelves; allowing hot dishes to cool before transferring to the worktop space.

Founder of AbleStay 

Freedom by Symphony are thrilled to have worked on such an exciting project with Charles Van Berckel, founder of AbleStay: “the support provided by Adam Thomas and the team at Symphony enabled us to provide a truly beautiful and functional kitchen for wheelchair users. Without their kind and generous support it would never have been possible”

Further information on the freedom accessible kitchen offer can be found here.

More information on the AbleStay holiday home can be found here