If you choose to stay at one of VisitEngland’s quality-assessed self-catering accommodation locations, you can be confident that it has been checked out before you check in.
For more information on the VisitEngland Quality Rose assessment schemes and the star ratings, go to www.visitengland.com/plan-your-visit/visitengland-quality-schemes
Ratings made easy. Certain additional facilities and services are required at the higher star levels, some of which may be important to you. These include:
Good level of quality and comfort - Bed linen (with or without additional charge)
Excellent level of quality and comfort - Only bed spaces in bedrooms can be advertised unless within a studio (i.e. bed settees are excluded) Bed linen provided and included in hire charge and beds made up on arrival.
Exceptional with a degree of luxury - At least 2 of the following items (tumble dryer, telephone, stereo, DVD)
VisitEngland recently announced a new Gold Award for its self-catering businesses. The awards have been given to the top scoring 5-star properties and all 4-star properties with 5-star quality scores that are 'capped' because they don't offer all the facilities and services required to achieve 5 stars. (eg. bath AND shower). The same applies to a few 2 and 3-star properties with high 4-star quality scores. This will mirror the hotels and guest accommodation awards, which can be achieved by properties at all star levels. Additionally, a number of 4-star Gold awards have been given to the properties with high overall scores and solid scores in the sectional consistency areas, to include public areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and cleanliness.
If you are planning a break with the family, look out for the Families Welcome scheme awarded to businesses that provide facilities and services for families of varying ages and combinations.
Accommodation displaying this logo provides facilities specifically for your family and provides information to help make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.
Cyclists Welcome & Walkers Welcome
Enjoy England recognise that there’s no such thing as an average customer, and they’ve been busy fine-tuning their schemes to make your selection of accommodation even easier.
If you’re a walker or cyclist, for example, you know how helpful it is to stay somewhere that offers facilities like a room to dry wet clothes – so look out for the Walkers Welcome and Cyclists Welcome logos on accommodation that does this and much more.
If you have any queries regarding the ratings used on this website please email Country Hideaways at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*VisitBritain is the national tourism agency, marketing Britain worldwide and England in Britain, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Quality is a major element of VisitBritain’s strategy to improve tourism products and services and the standard of welcome visitors receive. VisitBritain assesses more than 23,000 accommodation businesses across nine different Enjoy England schemes. These assessments are provided by Quality in Tourism on VisitBritain’s behalf.