Gradings and inspections explained

All properties listed on this website have been graded or inspected by the following or have agreed to the Visit Cornwall Accommodation Charter:

Some establishments listed may have recently applied to be graded / inspected are therefore awaiting assessment - these establishments will show 'Award pending'.

A quick guide:

1 star - simple, practical, no frills
2 star - well presented and well run
3 star - good level of quality and comfort
4 star - excellent standard throughout
5 star - exceptional standard with a degree of luxury

Visit England also issue Gold and Silver Awards to accommodation showing exceptional levels of cleanliness, facilities and customer care.

Recognised inspection schemes:

Recognised inspection schemes are run by local tourism associations and businesses schemes to ensure tourism accommodation providers meet minimum standards to make premises legal, safe, clean and green. 

Recognised schemes:

- Cornish Quality, Bude TIC 01288 354240 – budetic@visitbude.info 
- Newquay for Excellence Training 01637 871067 – ruth@nfet.co.uk 
- Quality in Cornwall  01726 870115 - enquiries@qualityincornwall.com 
- Quality in Falmouth  01326 319947 – qualityinfalmouth@gmail.com    
- English Country Cottages 0845 268 0785
- Cottages4you 0845 268 0760
- Alastair Sawdays 01275 395433 - specialplaces@sawdays.co.uk
- Approved Family Friendly 0845 6802148 - enquiries@approvedfamilyfriendly.com


Please note that some organisations may only cover specific areas of Cornwall and others will cover a wider area of the county.