Accessible Accommodation Retreat In Farmland Setting-Pathways Cottage
Earth Care, People care, Fair share. Accessible Accommodation for wellbeing.
North Coast - NSW
What is Offered
Accessible Toilet Seat
Bathroom Amenities
Beach Wheelchair Hire Nearby
Fixed Grab Bars
Games - Adult
Games & Toys- Children
Heating throughout
Iron/ Ironing Board
Laptop Suitable Work Space
On Site Disabled Parking
Pet Friendly
Room Under Bed for Hoist
Shower Chair
Smoke Detector
Smoking Allowed (Outside)
Step-Free Access In Accommodation
Step-Free Shower
Washing Machine

Accessible Accommodation Retreat In Farmland Setting-Pathways Cottage. With Equine / animal-assisted therapy

Accessible Accommodation Retreat In Farmland Setting-Pathways Cottage is just Wow!

Pathways cottage is comfortable two-bed brand new purpose-built wheelchair accessible home. Pathways provide NDIS Short Term Accommodation (STA). Participants can fund up to 28 days STA a year through Core Supports to promote wellbeing and rest and regenerate. A qualified and experienced psychologist and mental health nurse live on-site, in a separate dwelling, and are available to provide support and guidance throughout your stay.  Before you arrive for your stay you will be able to plan your supports and therapy sessions which include; equine-assisted therapy, animal-assisted therapy, CBT, and nature-based therapy. All therapies are evidence-based and provided by qualified and experienced practitioners.

The Cottage overlooks their animal therapy team and uninterrupted views of Mcleans Ridges.
Pathways are suited to either 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of participant to the carer (BYO). There is a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine and an open style shower room / wet room. All beds are extremely comfortable with good quality mattresses. The alfresco area beautifully allowing for the cool breezes to soothe you as you rest and overlook the farm.

Summary of key accessible features:

  • Accessible Toilet Seat
  • Adjustable Grab Bars
  • Fixed Grab Bars
  • On Site Disabled Parking
  • Shower Chair
  • Step-Free Access
  • Step-Free Shower.
  • Accessible stable with animal encounters or therapy
  • Room for hoist under bed (can be hired).

Please note: this property covers all three listing categories (Assisted Walking, Independent and Assisted Wheelchair User), as there is room under the bed for hoist (can be hired nearby). Check FAQ’s for more info.

We have provided you with more detailed information about their therapy in our blog HERE

Useful to know:

At this accessible accommodation with Equine/animal assisted therapy, Pathways are NDIS providers of STA (short term accommodation) and that funding for this can be taken from Core Supports for up to 28 days per year.

Activities In and Around The Property:

Pathways Cottage is a very unique form of accessible accommodation. Excellent accommodation AND a place to experience animal therapy to rejuvenate and recuperate in a caring environment. Pathways have an accessible stable allowing for direct contact with the therapy herd. Participants can get up close and personal with the resident alpacas, horses, donkey and goats!

They are in the process of planting out a sensory garden bed and an edible garden, all of which will be accessible if you fancy getting involved!

For day trips you might want to consider Ballina and Byron Bay. Local cafes and accessible trips include Summerland House Farm, Byron Bay Beach Wheelchairs, Ballina River and Alstonville open-air pool with full wheelchair accessibility.

As well as the onsite nature-based and animal-assisted therapy provided by Pathways close by, the Farmstay is close to Ballina and Byron Bay.

In Byron Bay, the beach wheelchairs provide a unique opportunity for people with a disability or limited movement to experience the beach environment. The new beach wheelchairs are specifically designed to access rough and sandy terrain with a lightweight frame and modern, comfortable features.

The current model of the All-Terrain Wheelchair is equipped with a removable footrest to make transfers in and out of the chair a simple experience. Available for up to a week, the wheelchairs are free to hire. The chairs can be collected from the Ballina Visitor Information Centre on River Street, open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information and bookings please contact the friendly staff at the Ballina Visitor Information Centre on 1800 777 666 or email

Also, close by they have a play park being built which will be fully wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Accommodation Retreat In Farmland Setting-Pathways Cottage is a truly unique and valuable holiday option.

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Accessible Toilet Seat, Adjustable Grab Bars, Fixed Grab Bars, On Site Disabled Parking, Shower Chair, Step-Free Access, Step-Free Shower. Accessible stable with animal encounters or therapy
Property Entrance:Yes Living Area:Yes Bedroom:Yes Kitchen:Yes Bathroom:Yes
57 to 60 cm to include mattress choice
No. However hoist can be hired, and owners happy to help with this
Ppen plan, see photos
Yes, they are fixed to the wall
Yes, they are fixed to the wall
Yes, lightweight doors

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