Symbols for Self-catering Listings

Washing machine & tumble dryer Washing machine & tumble dryer
TV TV
Tv & Video Tv & Video
Linen for hire Linen for hire
Linen provided for free Linen provided for free
Pets by arrangement Pets by arrangement
No pets allowed No pets allowed
Non-smoking facilities Non-smoking facilities
Suitable for physically handicapped guests Suitable for physically handicapped guests
   
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Gradings for Self-catering Accommodation

One star: Acceptable overall level of quality. Adequate provision of furniture, furnishings and fittings.
Two stars: Good overall level of quality. All units self-contained – 2 bathrooms where there are eight or more guests.
Three stars: Good to very good level of quality. Good standard of maintenance and decoration. Ample space and good quality furniture. All double beds with access from both sides. Microwaves.
Four stars: Excellent 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.
Five stars: Exceptional overall level of quality. High levels of décor, fixtures and fittings, together with excellent standards of management efficiency and guest services. Excellent range of accessories and personal touches.
   
   

Disabled Access

Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
Typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those that may need to use a wheelchair some of the time.
Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair and transfers unaided to and from a wheelchair in a seated position.
Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair and transfers to and from the wheelchair in a seated position. They also require personal/mechanical assistance to aid transfer, (e.g. carer/hoist).
Minimum entry requirements to meet the national accessible standard for visually impaired guests.
Recommended (Best Practice) additional requirements to meet the national accessible standard for visually impaired guests.
Minimum entry requirements to meet the national accessible standard for guests with hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
Recommended (Best Practice) additional requirements to meet the national accessible standard for guests with hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
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