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Spoilt for Choice

You've searched for the dates and place you want to visit but how do you choose from the many attractive properties with availability? The national rating system awards stars to indicate the overall quality of the experience. You can use the 'Order by' option to show the accommodation with the most stars first. The site shows both the VistEngland and the AA ratings.

There are also national VisitEngland accolades for welcoming walkers, cyclists, families and pets. Special gold, silver and breakfast awards are given to reflect exceptional quality. Accessibilty VisitEngland ratings allow you to choose accommodation which meets particular mobility, visual or hearing needs.

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Peace of Mind with VisitEngland Star Ratings

Most self-catering accommodation in England is star rated by VisitEngland. We annually check that our standards are comparable with other British tourist boards to ensure that wherever you visit you receive the same facilities and services at any star rated accommodation.

The Quality Rose marque helps you decide where to stay, giving you peace of mind that the accommodation has been thoroughly checked out before you check in.

Accommodation types
  • Holiday Cottages, Houses and Lodges
  • Holiday Cottage Agencies
  • Boat Accommodation
  • Approved Caravan
  • Alternative Accommodation – Self-catering accommodation with a twist. Alternative accommodation ranges from wigwams or tipis to shepherds’ trailers, treehouses or camper vans 
Star ratings you can trust

All self-catering accommodation is awarded a rating from 1 to 5 stars (apart from Approved Caravans and Alternative Accommodation). All will meet the minimum standards shown below:

• Clear information prior to booking on all aspects of the accommodation including location, facilities, prices, deposit, policies on smoking, children, cancellation, etc.
• No shared facilities, with the exception of a laundry room in multi-unit sites.
• All appliances and furnishings will meet product safety standards for self-catering accommodation, particularly regarding fire safety.
• Clear information on emergency procedures, including who to contact.
• Contact details for the local doctor, dentist, chemist, etc.
• All statutory obligations will be met, including an annual gas safety check and public liability insurance.

Gold Awards

VisitEngland’s Gold awards are given to self-catering accommodation and caravan parks that offer the highest level of quality within their particular star rating.

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