Awards for Thornthwaite Farm

VisitEngland 3 to 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.

Cumbria Business Environment Network - Bronze Award

Free environmental advice, audits and awards to help businesses.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from Cumbria Tourism.

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 Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • YesDesignated parking space provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)

Kitchen

  • YesSeating available in kitchen

General

  • YesCall system with vibrating pads
  • YesCall system with flashing lights
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)

Access

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower