Our minimum entry level is 3 stars and simply the higher the number of stars the better the quality of accommodation.
- *** star (3 star) properties offer a good level of quality and comfort
- **** (4 star) properties offer an excellent level of quality and comfort
- ***** (5 star) properties offer an exceptional level of quality in all key areas with a degree of luxury and attention to detail to provide for all your holiday needs.
In 2009 a GOLD Award was introduced, these are offered to properties that don't quite meet the next grade up, due to possibly something being missing in order for the property to fully meet that grade.
For example The Boathouse at Knotts End has been allocated the GOLD Award, this is a 3 star property, which with the addition of a washing machine would be awarded 4 stars and has therefore received 3 star GOLD Award.
STANDARDS AND GRADING
We find that the holidaymakers each year are becoming more and more discerning and their expectations of the standards of furniture, decoration and equipment is continually rising.
We encourage our owners to regularly upgrade their properties. The benefits can be seen by those cottages that have undergone a refurbishment by the star grading they achieve.
Visit Britain is the official grading authority, formally the English Tourism Council. These inspections are carried out annually and organised by ourselves on behalf of you, the cottage owner. We would be delighted to meet you at the cottage to advise you on the requirements needed for each star rating and to achieve our minimum entry level of 3 stars.
We also operate our own star grading for those cottages without a Visit Britain grade. We grade the cottages with very similar criteria, although we view the standards on a more general basis with the holidaymakers requirements in mind.
EMAIL your name, address and telephone number to receive a full copy of our Information for New Owners, alternatively telephone us on David Hogarth on 01228 591555 or Karen Smith on 01768 774060 to discuss further.