Awards for Stone Cottage

Lake District Foundation

The Lake District Foundation is a local charity that supports projects that care for the landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District and Cumbria. The Lake District Foundation logo shows that this business is committed to fundraising for the Lake District Foundation and is helping to support a prosperous economy, world-class visitor experiences and vibrant communities of the area. The Lake District Foundation a charity registered in England and Wales with the charity number 1174201, and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

VisitEngland 5 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 here.

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 here.

Sawday's

Each accommodation property picked by Sawday's has been inspected by an informed, friendly team before being accepted into the collection. Sawday's seeks interesting, quirky, beautiful properties and owners who give a genuine welcome. Special importance is placed on local and organic food, and on places and people that support their local economy.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Fair Booking

FairBooking aims to provide the best deal for the customer, the business and the destination. By making a booking with a FairBooking property or through a FairBooking website you are guaranteed the best rates on-line and the revenue stays within the local economy. In addition, FairBooking businesses donate for every direct booking they receive to an approved good cause that supports environmental and community schemes.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Member of Cumbria Tourism

Cumbria Tourism is a membership organisation with over 2,600 members from the tourism industry, committed to developing, promoting and managing tourism in the county.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

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

Access

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

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Kitchen

  • YesSeating available in kitchen

General

  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)