As parents of two special needs children our own holiday experiences have been stressful and challenging. In 2002 we decided to try and change holidays for people with disabilities and provide high quality, accessible and welcoming self-catering accommodation for families like ours. It took us 2 years to find Helsey House and its outbuildings. We started work on converting the cattle stalls into cottages in December 2004 and welcomed our first guests in August 2005.
The founder of accessible holiday accommodation bookings portal Handiscover, Sebastien Archambeaud talks to UCan2 about how he created a whole community for travellers with disabilities and special needs, following his own family’s experience…
When did Handiscover begin and what was the reason for setting up business?