Ratings for holiday cottages and self catering accommodation
Holiday cottages and self catering accommodation may be inspected and awarded a rating by a number of regulatory bodies such as VisitBritain or the local (Scottish, English, Welsh, Northern Ireland) Tourist board. This means that you can expect a similar level of facilities from properties with the same rating. The awards are made annually and properties may change in between inspections so there may be minor discrepancies for a few cottages.
The rating is based on awarding between on and five stars, as described below. Quite simply, the more Stars, the higher the overall level of quality you can expect to find. Properties with a higher Star rating also have to meet some additional requirements for facilities.
|*||Acceptable overall level of quality. Adequate provision of furniture, furnishings and fittings.|
|**||(In addition to what is provided at One Star). Good overall level of quality. All units self-contained.|
|***||(In addition to what is provided at Two Star). Good to very good overall level of quality. Good standard of maintenance and decoration. Ample space and good quality furniture. All double beds with access from both sides. Microwaves.|
|****||(In addition to what is provided at Three Star). Excellent overall level of quality. Very good care and attention to detail is obvious throughout. Either access to washing machine and drier, if not provided in the unit, or a 24 hour laundry service.|
|*****||(In addition to what is provided at Four Star). Exceptional overall level of quality. High levels of decor, fixtures and fittings, together with excellent standards of management efficiency and guest services. Excellent range of accessories and personal touches.|
|Awaiting Inspection||Some of our properties have not yet been officially Star-rated|
Please note: Many holiday cottages and self catering accommodations may provide some of the facilities/equipment found at a higher star rating.