When self-catering cottages in Scotland are awarded 5 stars from Visit Scotland (formerly known as the Scottish Tourist Board) then they are classified as exceptional self-catering accommodation. The VisitScotland star grading is often criticised but if you want to stay in a Scottish holiday cottage with 5 stars then it does have their highest star grading possible so you can book with confidence that it offers top quality accommodation and facilities. The 5 star cottages in Scotland listed on www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com (and there are some in all areas) represent the top quality Scottish cottages and offer luxury self-catering. Many top quality cottages don't apply for the listing and so lots of the holiday homes on the site are of a 5-star quality and standard (or 6 star !) but don't have the logo from Visit Scotland.
The difference between 4 stars and 5 stars can be just whether the glasses are crystal or there is a TV in every bedroom - and not all visitors would welcome or value these additional extras! Many of us looking for a vacation rental home would appreciate the charming holiday cottage set in an idyllic, peaceful location with an amazing view. All Which Cottage Scotland cottages offer fabulous self-catering holiday accommodation to rent whether they have the 5 stars awarded from the Scottish Tourist Board or not!
4 star and other grading logos may be found at: Accommodation standards for Scottish self-caterers
Many of the holiday cottages listed on Which Cottage Scotland belong to the ASSC ( Association of Scotland's Self-caterers ). Members of ASSC are Scottish self-catering owners who offer a very high standard of cleanliness and friendliness. The Association of Scottish Self-caterers ( ASSC ) is the self-catering trade association in Scotland for holiday cottage owners. The self-catering cottage owners who are members of ASSC often recommend the best websites to advertise holiday cottages in Scotland on so scotland-holiday-cottage.com has been highly recommended amongst their members to other ASSC self-catering cottage owners. ASSC is an excellent trade body for self-catering cottage owners in Scotland and provides a collective voice for Scottish holiday home owners and offers many other benefits.