KATHERINE and Andrew Graham, co-owners of Wallops Wood Cottages, which was awarded Highly Commended in the South East Countryside Alliance Awards, are hosting an open morning on Friday.

The event, which runs from10.30am to 1pm is part of the third annual Disabled Access Day campaign (March 10-12).

Among those due to attend are George Hollingbery MP, The Mayor of Winchester Cllr Jane Rutter and Srin Madipalli (CEO and Co-Founder of Accomable ), to see the facilities and discuss the issues of accessible tourism in the region.

Andrew said: “We converted an old farm building into five ground-floor, self-catering cottages with mobility, hearing and vision impaired guests in mind, but without compromising on the comfort or aesthetic appeal. We are delighted to have won Gold in the Beautiful South Awards accessibility category two years running and are thrilled to have received recognition for the Tourism Enterprise category of the Rural Oscars. ”

All six cottages have been individually rated M1, M2, M3, V1 and H1 under the National Accessible Scheme and staff undertook Welcome All training.