Ilfracombe alpaca farmers create disabled-friendly holiday haven

North Devon Gazette 
By: Sarah Howells
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture  

Original content from North Devon Gazette.

Kate and Simon Brookes of Mullacott Alpacas believe they have created one of very few bespoke disabled-friendly holiday lets of its side in the country.

The farmers breed alpacas to protect sheep and other livestock, but decided to renovate their derelict famrhouse in 2011.

After subsequently turning that into a 5* holiday cottage, they realised fully disabled-friendly holiday accommodation for groups or large families with a variety of needs was virtually impossible to come across.

So, as well as making sure it had luxury credentials, such as a hydrotherapy pool and hot tub, they were inspired to ensure the entire barn had full disabled access.

The Brookes’ decision to go above and beyond basic disability provision was partly inspired by a friend’s story about a disabled 12-year-old boy whose family had to leave him, and his carers, behind when they went on holiday because they were unable to find anywhere that could accommodate all their needs

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