Awards for Cardinal Cottage

VISITENGLAND 4 STAR SELF CATERING, VISITENGLAND GOLD AWARD, FAMILIES WELCOME, PETS WELCOME, ACCESS DETAILS

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering

All the national assessing bodies (VisitEngland*, VisitScotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from VisitEngland.

VisitEngland Gold Award

Gold and silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from VisitEngland.

VisitEngland Families Welcome

The Families Welcome scheme will give families the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their particular needs. Simple criteria have been developed which consider the specific requirements of families with children.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from VisitEngland.

VisitEngland Pets Welcome

The Welcome Pets scheme will give pet owners (dog, cat or bird owners) the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their and their pet's particular needs. Simple criteria have been developed which consider the specific requirements of owners and their pets.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from VisitEngland.

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas ramp

Access

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • garden, dining area

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

General

  • YesCall system with vibrating pads
  • YesCall system with flashing lights

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath
  • YesBath with support handrails available

Notes

  • Our cottage was built in 1590 and providing complete disabled facilites is challenging!