Holiday Cottages with Independent Quality Awards & Accreditations
We know how important a holiday can be, so it’s essential our cottages meet the high standards our guests expect, and there’s a grading to suit everyone’s tastes... and pockets!
For basic ‘home away from home’ comforts where all your needs are met, our 3 Star properties will deliver. Should added luxury and dazzling interiors throughout be the cottage of choice, browse through our collection of 5 Star and Gold Award properties. Below are details of the independent quality awards we use, why they are a trusted authority, how to identify them on our website and what earns a property it’s star grading.
To make booking a holiday as easy as possible, we choose to grade our properties in accordance with independent quality schemes such as VisitEngland and Visit Wales, which means our customers are able to shop for their holiday using the best available tools and can make an informed decision about the type of cottage that’s right for them.
The two main national organisations for tourism in England and Wales that we use are VisitEngland (VE) and Visit Wales (VW). Formed in 2009, VisitEngland is the outcome of the British Tourism Framework Review and works closely with industry, regional and local tourism bodies to develop accommodation schemes, set standards and acts as the authority for tourism in England.
Visit Wales is Wales' official, nationwide quality assessment scheme which uses a similar criteria to VisitEngland, as well as other national organisations such as VisitScotland and the AA, to assess the facilities and overall quality of holiday accommodation, awarding 1 to 5 stars. You will notice some of our cottages have an AA star rating and they follow common quality standards for assessing guest accommodation agreed by the AA and the UK tourist authorities VisitEngland, VisitScotland and Visit Wales.
Well Earned Awards
Each one of our VE, VW and AA awarded properties have been visited by a qualified assessor who has graded that property in accordance with Common Standards which ensures all properties within the star grading scheme are assessed against the same criteria in England, Wales and Scotland. VisitEngland assessments are then carried out annually, for Visit Wales it’s every other year.
Simplicity is Key
So that our customers can make the right choice quickly and efficiently, our properties clearly display their quality award and search results can be filtered by your preferred star grading. Our simple guide is 3 Star = good quality, 4 Star = very good quality and 5 Star = excellent quality. Some properties may also have a Gold Award for exceptional quality within that property's star rating.
Quality Cottages all over the UK
We have quality awarded cottages in many of the UK’s top holiday destinations, giving you a wide variety to choose from that suit all budgets without compromising on quality. So, browse through our collection and book with confidence for your next UK cottage holiday!