Many of our properties have been independently inspected by the relevant Tourist Board and awarded an English Tourism Council quality ‘star’ rating from 1 to 5. Cottages in Wales and Scotland are awarded Welsh and Scottish ratings as appropriate. The more stars a property has, the higher the overall level of quality.
For those cottages that do not have a Tourist Board rating, we apply our own ‘Sykes rating’ (ticks). The rating assigned is indicated at the top of each cottage description and in the search results.
1 tick / star - Simple, practical, no frills.
2 ticks / stars - Well presented and well run.
3 ticks / stars - Good level of quality and comfort.
4 ticks / stars - Excellent standard throughout.
5 ticks / stars - Exceptional standard with a degree of luxury.