About Us at Helsey House Cottages
Hello, we are Mark and Elizabeth Elvidge and we have two sons, Wayne and Adam. Adam, 20, still lives with us but Wayne is now 22 and has left home. He lives in Licncolnshire in supported living and is now very independent.
We moved to Helsey House in April 2004 and began the conversion of the cattle stalls into two holiday cottages in January 2005.
We wanted to offer quality and value for money to families who wished to have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday on the lovely Lincolnshire coast. We believe we have created two cottages furnished to the highest standard whilst maintaining the original features and character of the buildings.
Our sons are on the autistic spectrum and we have experienced interesting and challenging holidays in the past as a family. These experiences prompted us to set up our own holiday cottages within the private grounds of our home as we understand the stresses of planning a family holiday with children but especially those with special needs. Because of this, we will always try to do whatever you need to make your stay with us as relaxed and stress free as possible so if you have any special requirements please do ring us for a chat.
We look forward to people visiting our cottages and hope that those staying with us feel relaxed and very welcome. We have already welcomed back many of our guests for another holiday and have been touched by the kind comments people leave in the Guest Book. Our boys are older now and Wayne has left home, so we look forward to meeting new families and making new friends. We especially welcome families with special needs. So far we have made friends with families with ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders and Asperger Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Learning Difficulties and those with sight and hearing impairment to name but a few!
We also welcome less mobile guests. Our cottages are all on one level with no steps or stairs. The doors are wide enough for wheelchair access and we have a wheelchair friendly shower in The Dairy. We have been rated under the National Accessible Scheme with Mobility Level 1. We can now provide carer support for those needing that little extra help whilst on holiday.
As we appreciate how important your family pet is, we are more than happy for you to bring your dog [or cat!] with you. Well behaved pets can stay with us but we do make a small charge.
We are very proud to have won awards for our cottages in 2007, 2008, 201 and 2015. Everyone is welcome at Helsey House Cottages and we hope to make your stay a ‘home from home’ experience.
We shall look forward to meeting you soon