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Quality & Grading

At Welcome Cottages, we do our utmost to help you find your perfect holiday property. How do we do it? Well, besides offering great value, our dedicated team of 40 regional managers personally inspect every cottage in England using Visit England’s grading scheme - the official tourist board of England. Naturally, cottages in Scotland, Wales and Ireland are rigorously graded to the same standards too.

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How the grading system works...

All properties in the Welcome Cottages collection are rated on a scale of 2 to 5 stars so at a glance you know what to expect. The more stars the higher the quality and the greater the range of facilities and service provided. To achieve higher star ratings, an increasing level of facilities and services are offered. A quality score is awarded for every aspect of the layout and design of the property, the ease of use of all the appliances, the comfort of the beds, the range and quality of kitchen equipment and, most importantly, the cleanliness.

Customer comments

We know choosing that perfect holiday cottage can be tricky with such a fabulous collection available so don’t just take our word for it; see what other customers thought of the property too. Read genuine customers comments about most of the holiday properties we feature on the website. These comments vary from things to see and do in the surrounding area to lists of features offered at specific properties. So you’re getting honest feedback and you might even find some handy holiday activity tips too!

W42687 – Duncaan – 26/10/2012
Extremely clean, comfortable, roomy and the thoughtful touches really helped - milk in the fridge and chocolate biscuits to welcome us! The toys and kids' DVDs were great too. I really loved the layout of the house – I would come again in a heartbeat. Kids loved it too.

W42685 – Lovelane – 05/11/2012
This is a fabulous cottage located in beautiful location. Loved the house it was like a home from home . The owners were so friendly and really made our stay more enjoyable. Would recommend and stay again.

W42841 – Cairnton Farm Cottages (The Byre) – 18/12/2012
Very nicely finished property, light and airy but also cosy. Good views all around and quiet location. Loads to do locally without driving too far.

W8816 – Glan Afon Cottage – 07/05/2013
Nice location and very secluded. The kitchen and garden were lovely, and the conservatory was very nice to sit in. Getting out and about was easy and the location central to where we wanted to be.


The was price indicates the price at June 2018. The discount applies to the accommodation price only. Depending on popularity and property availability, we can withdraw or extend any offer. Subject to availability. Booking Conditions apply.

Pets stay free

At a selection of properties in the UK.

£20 super low deposit

"1.These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions. 2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2020 and 2021 which are booked between 10th January and 20th January 2020 3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £20. 4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more. 5. The difference between the £20 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 10 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately. 6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure. 7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn."


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