Thursday 16 August 2018
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The Fynn Estate – Accessibility equipment to enable holidays for all

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The Fynn Estate is a newly created business with the goal of providing luxury, environmentally responsible self-catering accommodation to couples regardless of physical limitations. The focus at The Fynn Estate is in enabling all guests to experience a luxurious, restful and rejuvenating holiday in the magical Highlands of Scotland without the concerns of whether they will have limitations to their enjoyment thrust upon them because of their “disability”.

The Fynn Estate helping our community, locally, nationally and internationally through: 

  • Providing luxury holidays for all couples, regardless of mobility levels and needs
  • Preserving and enhancing our glorious natural environment for the enjoyment of “man, and beast” equally
  • Integrating with our local community socially and commercially to spread economic prosperity
  • Sharing the magic of Scotland with all and sundry through informative social media contributions
  • Cooperating with their sector colleagues to continue to develop the industry and normalise accessibility and environmental responsibility.

Disabled people still have difficulty finding businesses to cater for their access requirements – there are 11.6 million disabled people in the UK but only 2 million take a holiday. Euan’s Guide Access Survey of disabled people and their friends and family identified that 73% had a trip ruined by inaccurate accessibility information. One of the main benefits of adopting a sustainable approach to the Fynn Estate, aside from protecting the magnificent landscape & wildlife, is a reduction in ongoing fuel and power costs meaning they can invest more back into ensuring their guests have access to the services and facilities they need.

Kellie & Nathan has started this crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising £25,000. The fund raised will be used for the following expenses:

  • Private, accessible bathroom pods including rain showers with built in seating for wheelchair users and others with mobility issues, water harvesting system, solar & wood fired heated insulated water butts and composting toilets.
  • Level decking platform and access path/s including scenic walking trails so that guests with mobility issues aren’t restricted to only their platform and have access to the wider environment.
  • Outdoor kitchen gazebos with varying height benches to cater for a range of access needs.
  • Scandinavian woodfire heated hot tubs partially sunk into decking platforms that ensure amenities are on a single level and accessible.
  • Water treatment plant/s
  • Commercial AAA Washer.

In the creator’s own words : One day, almost 2 years ago I woke up unable to walk. It turns out I had a lesion on my spinal cord (C3/4) as a result of Transverse Myelitis. It’s a condition that causes the immune system to attack the spine. I was very lucky as I was treated very quickly with IV steroids within 24 hours, however, almost 2 years later, I’m only just walking (not always steadily) without assistance.

I had been fit and healthy 40 something one day, and disabled the next. It was quite a curve ball. My husband, Nathan, and I both had to work really hard to maintain any normalcy in life. I had to go back to work while still relying on a Zimmer frame (Godfrey the racing zimmer as he came to be known).

Luckily my employers are dedicated to accessibility wherever practically possible, yet still I really struggled with mobility. Footpaths, stairs, broken lifts and poor toilet facilities were constant roadblocks to my recovery.

It was desperately hard on Nathan as well. I’d gone from loving wife, to dependent patient overnight.

Suitable respite was simply unavailable to us. Holidays had become almost impossible because destinations simply weren’t set up with mobility impairment in mind. And this is when we needed holidays the most.

We intend to lead the way in sustainable, inclusive self-catering luxury holidays. We’ll help our local community to become the premier destination in this market, using local suppliers and services wherever possible. I have 20+ years experience as a Commercial and Project Manager across many sectors. I know that this is achievable. Let’s normalise accessibility and environmental responsibility together!

This campaign means so much to us, it is deeply personal to our family. Not just my own experience, which I’ve outlined above, but also due to our extended families’ experiences with insidious progressive diseases like MS and Parkinsons, to those recovering from cancer and other conditions. Holidays may seem like a “First World problem”, but the reality is, recovery requires peace and relaxation. Relationships need dedication and focus to grow and survive. Respite, at the right time, in the right format, I have absolutely no doubt, saves relationships and lives.

We’ll  be donating 10% of all our profits to the MS Society and Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic as well. These are our preferred charities that we support annually (my neurologist is based at the clinic and is at the forefront of MS research) although we support other charities as well.

You’ve read this far. You’re ready to support. THANK YOU! But everyone loves perks. Take a look at what they’ve got to offer!


Pledge £10 – A thank you

Pledge £20 – They will add your name to one of their Party Tree baubles as a permanent reminder of your generosity.

Pledge £50 – £50 off your first night’s accommodation at The Fynn Estate!

Pledge £100 – Dinner for two served in your yurt or perhaps your private hot tub.

Pledge £200 – Choose any Friday and Saturday night in a luxury yurt!

Pledge £500 – To encourage support, they’re offering a FULL WEEKS FREE ACCOMMODATION voucher (Valued between £625 & £910)

Pledge £1,500 – EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to The Fynn Estate for 3days and nights!

Pledge £3,000 – EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to The Fynn Estate for a Full week!

Thank you so much for any help you’re able to give. And please forward this campaign to anyone you think may be interested and willing to help.

Any amount would count and it would be much appreciated if you are not able to give then to SHARE SHARE SHARE! Thank you all and much love!
Have a look at the crowdfunder link for more information:

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