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Property Star Rating Guide

VIP Cottages Limited is a Visit England Quality Accredited Agency. The accreditation has been awarded following an in-depth assessment of our policies, practices and procedures and is only awarded to agencies that meet Visit England’s highest standards. 

Customers can be confident they are booking with an agency that meets or exceeds industry standards of compliance and customer service.” Visit England

VIP Cottages conducts its own programme of inspection, based on the Visit England National Quality Assessment Scheme criteria.  All quality star ratings and accolades awarded as part of our in-house VIP Cottages quality/inspection programme are listed below:

VIP COTTAGES GOLD AWARD
The VIP COTTAGES Gold Award is awarded to properties reflecting a high level of quality within their overall star grading, putting them at the higher end of their current grading. These properties reflect a higher level of quality and comfort throughout

VIP COTTAGES 5 STAR (90 -100%)
Exceptional with a degree of luxury
Bed linen and towels provided and included within property cost – all beds made up for your arrival

VIP COTTAGES 4 STAR (75 -89%)
Excellent standard throughout
Bed linen and towels provided and included within property cost – all beds made up for your arrival

VIP COTTAGES 3 STAR (60 – 74 %)
Good level of quality & comfort
Bed linen and towels provided and included within property cost – all beds made up for your arrival

All our properties are assessed under the VIP Cottages scheme and the grading for each property is shown in the property details within each listing. Please note some properties may be awaiting inspection at the time of publication, but will be updated on our website as soon as the inspection has taken place.

We only offer properties that have achieved (or will achieve) a minimum of VIP COTTAGES 3 stars (60%) under our in-house VIP Cottages quality/inspection programme. Please use the VIP COTTAGES star grading and overall percentage awarded to help you choose the right property for your stay.

PLEASE NOTE
The percentages shown and number of stars awarded to a property reflect the OVERALL award by our inspector, whereas in the full and detailed report, provided to property owners, percentages are awarded for each ‘critical area’: public areas, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. The number of stars awarded cannot exceed the lowest rating given in any critical area, which ensures consistency in all aspects of a property. It also means that, in some instances, the overall percentage may slightly exceed the number of stars awarded.