Access for all at Charlecote

The gravel paths at Charlecote are accessible for wheelchairs

We hope all our visitors enjoy their day out at Charlecote. We always welcome feedback on how we can improve accessibility.

Parking

There are accessible parking spaces in our main car park close to the Visitor Reception building (turn immediately right as you come in to the car park).

If you would like to drive down to our Accessible Car Park on site, please park in our main car park and speak to Visitor Reception staff.

Access on site

Our buggy from the top of the drive is driven by our lovely volunteers and we may not have a driver every day - do phone ahead if you need to know if it's running (01789 470277). The buggy is always available on request but you may need to wait a few minutes for a member of staff to pick you up.

There are flat gravel paths around the gardens.

Ramps are available for access to the house and to the shop.

There is a ramp for access to the Orangery restaurant and flat access from the side door (right-hand side as you look at the building).

Access to the Wood Yard cafe is across gravel, the shorter route is from the side entrance.

Getting around

We are grateful to the members of the Coventry National Trust Supporters' Group who have generously funded 5 new wheelchairs for us. They are more mobile on our gravel paths and can be self-propelled too. Talk to our Visitor Reception staff if you'd like to borrow one for your visit when you arrive.

New wheelchairs available for our less mobile visitors
New wheelchairs donated Coventry Supporter Group at Charlecote
New wheelchairs available for our less mobile visitors

The mown grass paths around the parkland are flat and accessible for chunky-wheeled child's buggies, but may be heavy-going for a wheelchair depending on recent weather. Please ask for advice in Visitor Reception on your way in.

The house

Most of the rooms which are open to the public are on the ground floor, accessible via the front porch ramp.

Our room guides will be happy to talk to you about the Ebony Bedroom and dressing room upstairs.

Essential Companion card

Our admission policy admits the necessary companion, or carer, of a disabled visitor free of charge, on request, while the normal membership, or admission fee, applies to the disabled visitor.

Find out more about the Essential Companion card for you and your companion. 

Guide dogs are welcome throughout the property.

For partially-sighted visitors

We are indebted to one of our partially-sighted visitors who has reviewed Charlecote from her unique perspective. The joys of her visit - and some room for improvement - are all in this blog post.

Other places in the Midlands

Every National Trust place tries to ensure accessibility for all, as far as the constraints of historic terrain and conservation needs will allow. You can find out more information about accessibility at other Midlands properties here.