Our diamond grading scheme explained

Choose with confidence with our DIAMOND GRADING system

All of our holiday cottages are regularly appraised by our own team, in order that we can provide you with a guide to the quality and standard of each property.  Our ratings balance the individuality and charm of each property, taking into consideration the quality of furnishings, décor, space and style.  It is essential that our cottages are graded accurately and as such we reassess our ratings on an annual basis. 


This is our entry level where properties are furnished to a basic level.  Décor, furniture and appliances will be of an older style and likely to show a degree of wear and tear.  The property will be warm and safe for guests.


Slightly higher than our entry level properties of this standard whilst still basic, will demonstrate a little more attention to detail, however the furnishings and décor will likely show some wear and of any older style. Guests should be provided with a reasonable standard of welcoming touches and comfort.


Properties show a good level of furnishings and décor.  There will be a reasonable range of equipment and there will be a schedule for updating fixtures, fittings and décor. There may be some signs of wear and tear however the property should be presented to a good standard.


Properties demonstrate a very good standard throughout, incorporating style and co-ordination.  We would expect the furnishings and décor to reflect current styles and trends and the owner will show that they are prepared to replace and renew items that are worn. A generous welcome tray should be provided.


The property should demonstrate excellent levels of décor, style and furnishing with high quality equipment and appliances.  The style of the décor should be coordinated and reflect modern trends. A substantial welcome tray will be provided and linen and towels will be of high quality.


In addition to the excellent standards found in a five diamond holiday home, you can expect some extra luxurious touches across the furnishings plus fresh flowers and goodies in your welcome hamper.  The property should be immaculately presented and of the highest standards throughout.

If you wish to discuss the rating scheme or a property's rating, please call us on 01326 573808 and we will be happy to offer you first hand knowledge on the property.