Spain: Casa de Sueno Wheelchair Accessible Villa



Shower
 



Toilet
 



Sink
 



Bathtub


Pool with hoist


Master bedroom

Norman and Sue Nash's Casa de Sueno villa on Spain's Costa Blanca is totally accessible - it has to be as Norman is a T1/2 paraplegic. There are no steps anywhere in the house and only three in one part of the garden, but these can be bypassed via a ramp. The doorways are all 900mm wide but with the door open it is safer to say that there is an 860mm clearance.

 
Everywhere inside the house is accessible to a wheelchair. The master bedroom suite is very spacious and has a kingsize bed. There is room (at least 1.2m) on either side of the bed, which can be raised for those who need it. In addition, there are electric sockets, light and ceiling fan controls all at the side of the bed.  The room dimensions are 4.46m x 4.21m and there is a door leading from the bedroom to the terrace and garden.
 
The en suite bathroom measures 3.44m x 3.4m. There is a wheel-in shower and a shower chair is provided. The shower can be hand held or used from one of two wall-mounted brackets at different heights. There is a large bath with grab railson  either side and a wide ledge for end entry. The bath also has a hand held shower attachment over. The toilet is raised (height 500mm) with a grab rail beside it for a right lateral transfer. The sink height is 760mm which is high enough to move a wheelchair under.
 
The family bathroom is also accessible but a shower chair would have to be used over the toilet as there is no grab rail.
 
The garden is totally accessible with wide pathways and raised flowerbeds. The pool has a hydraulic sling hoist.
 
A car can be driven to within about 4-5m of the doorway. There is a good security system, which provides an emergency call system with and an English speaking service.
 
To learn more about Casa de Sueno, visit their website at www.accessvillaspain.com/disability.htm  or write Norman and Sue Nash at Accessvilla@aol.com

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