Awards for Monkhouse Hill Cottages

VisitEngland 4 to 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.

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Green Tourism Gold Award

A Green Tourism award shows that a business has been independently assessed and certified, so you can choose the greenest option with confidence. Businesses which meet Green Tourism standards receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold award based on their level of sustainability. Green Tourism is validated by ICRT on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales, VisitScotland and Northern Ireland Tourism. Additional information on this certification scheme can be found here.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

VisitEngland Families Welcome

The Families Welcome scheme will give families the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their particular needs. Simple criteria have been developed which consider the specific requirements of families with children.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

VisitEngland Pets Welcome

The Welcome Pets scheme will give pet owners (dog, cat or bird owners) the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their and their pet's particular needs. Simple criteria have been developed which consider the specific requirements of owners and their pets.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Older and less mobile

Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but who would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

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Cumbria Tourism Awards Winner

The Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate the best of Cumbria's tourism businesses and the talented individuals behind them.

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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.

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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 Multiple unit properties:
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • YesDesignated parking space provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)

Access

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesToilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • 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 with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Kitchen

  • YesSink taps have lever handles

General

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