Forget Me Not Farm Cottages
Forget Me Not Farm Cottages is perfectly located in Byron Shire’s idyllic hinterland, 10 minutes from iconic Byron Bay, five minutes from Bangalow and a short drive to the Byron region’s stunning beaches, pristine National Parks and vibrant community markets.
The boutique, four-star self-rated accommodation is a delightful blend of rustic country charm with fresh contemporary interiors. It promises a spacious home-away-from-home experience for families, couples, wedding parties and those visiting friends and relatives.
Forget Me Not Farm Cottages features four stylishly designed and decorated country cottages. There are three two-bedroom cottages and one honeymoon cottage with a beautiful outlook over waterways and farmland. One of the two-bedroom cottages is fully accessible for those with limited mobility.
The cottages are inspired by late 19th century workers’ cottages, and look directly onto a peaceful dam and pontoon and surrounded by horses and cattle in pasture. In keeping with the floral-inspired name, each Forget Me Not Farm cottage is individually named and styled.
A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Allow space around toilet for a wheelchair (A space of at least 900mm width beside the toilet pan and 1200mm clearance in front of the toilet pan is required)
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Have a handheld shower hose (should be at least 1500mm long)
Have a kitchen area and desk which is accessible for a person at seated height or is height adjustable
Have a lever handle on bathroom door
Have a lever handle on the door (easier to use)
Have a shower curtain (no door)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible bathroom (Entrance to bathroom must have step free greater than 5mm or a doorway threshold ramp not exceeding 1:8 for 450mm. Bathrooms dimensions must be no less than 2000mm X 2500mm. Have a hobless (step free) shower recess. Shower recess must have at least 1100 x 1100mm clear area for wheelchair access (no door). Have a slip resistant fold down seat or fixed seat in shower .Seat must be at least 900mm long.)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have enough space for a wheelchair to move around three sides of a double king sized bed (A pathway of 1200mm minimum width is required for wheelchair access)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have grabrails in shower recess (can be removable and height adjustable)
Have step free access to room (Entrance to the room wheelchair accessible with step free greater than 5mm or has a doorway threshold ramp not exceeding 1:8 for 450mm length)
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)
Provide grabrails provided adjacent to the toilet
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)