Quality in Tourism is the assessment service for Visit England and acts as a reliable regulatory body for the accommodation and tourism industry.

All holiday homes have to meet an extensive list of minimum requirements to take part in the scheme. From there, increased levels of quality apply.

For instance, you will find acceptable quality at One Star, good quality at Three Star and excellent quality at Five Star. Quite simply, the more Stars, the higher the overall level of quality you can expect to find.

You will notice some accommodation is ungraded. This is because not all owners choose to participate in the scheme for reasons of their own and ungraded accommodation, like graded accommodation, varies greatly.

We must therefore point out that non-participation in the grading scheme is not a guide to, or reflection on quality.


Minimum entry requirements include the following:

• High standard of cleanliness throughout 

• Pricing and conditions of booking made clear

• Local information to help you enjoy your stay

• Comfortable accommodation with a range of furniture to meet your needs

• Colour TV

• Kitchen equipment to meet all essential requirements



Acceptable overall level of quality. Adequate provision of furniture, furnishings and fittings.



(In addition to what is provided at One Star) Improved overall level of quality. All units self-contained - two bathrooms where there are eight guests or more.



(In addition to what is provided at Two Star) Good overall level of quality. Good standard of maintenance and decoration. Ample space and good quality furniture. All double beds with access from both sides. Microwave.



(In addition to what is provided at Three Star) Very good overall level of quality. Very good care and attention to detail will be obvious throughout. Either access to washing machine and drier, if not provided in the unit, or a 24 hour laundry service.



(In addition to what is provided at Four Star) Excellent overall level of quality. High level of decor, fixtures and fittings, together with excellent standards of management, efficiency and guest services. Excellent range of accessories and personal touches. Video player, telephone. Fully controllable heating.


PLEASE NOTE: All ratings were correct on the date of publication. 


For more information on Visit England star ratings please visit: www.qualityintourism.com.