Join the VisitEngland Self Catering Accommodation Scheme


Full membership

When you apply to join the scheme, you’ll be visited and rated by a trained professional who will assess against seven key areas: bedrooms, bathrooms, cleanliness, public areas, kitchens, exterior, and management efficiency. Where additional facilities are provided e.g. spa, these will also be assessed.

As well as your establishment having a page on, you'll have access to logos, a range of signage, and marketing benefits.

Download an application form

View the current scheme fees


Accreditation-only membership

In addition, this scheme also offers accreditation-only membership.

This level of VisitEngland membership has been designed to provide accommodation businesses with a robust and dependable method to demonstrate that they are operating in a compliant, safe and clean way. Initially launched in 2010, the scheme has been regularly revisited to ensure it covers the latest legislation.

VisitEngland works with destinations and local assessment organisations to offer this accreditation scheme on a local level. However, if a business is in an area without a local scheme, they can apply to VisitEngland directly.

Entry Level Accreditation offers reassurance that the accommodation is compliant, safe and clean, but does not include a star rating or quality accreditation, which are  available through one of VisitEngland’s range of quality assessment schemes.

View current fees and download an accreditation application form



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