2016 is the year where our British Olympians once again go for gold this time in Rio. But achieving Gold isn’t just restricted to elite sports personalities.
Its been a busy time here at Stay Northumbria HQ, you’d think that post Christmas the workload would quieten off, but no – not only is it peak booking season, its general maintenance time, and quickly followed by Visit England’s annual inspection of properties.
Visit England is the body which grants the coveted star ratings to self catering holiday cottages. So visitors to our inspected properties are assured of minimum criteria being met depending upon the star rating being displayed, of course it goes without saying that the minimum criteria is often surpassed and those properties which demonstrate that kind of committment to guest comfort and service strive to achieve a Gold Award. So 5 Star with a Gold Award attached being the best of the best.
This year we have some newcomers to our portfolio who have been assessed for the first time – so congratulations to the following properties on their successes on their first attempt:-
Aloha Cottage in Seahouses – 4 Star, and Pets Welcome Award
Homildon Cottage Nr. Wooler – 4 Star Gold Award and Pets, Families, Walkers and Cyclist Welcome Awards.
Portland in Beadnell – 5 Star, and Pets Welcome Award
Bega’s Bead in Seahouses – 4 Star Gold, and Pets, Families and Walkers Welcome
Summerhouse Cottage in Beadnell – 3 Star Gold with Pets Welcome
Topcliffe in Beadnell – 4 Star and Pets Welcome
Congratulations to The Haven in Beadnell which moved up from 3 Star Gold to 4 Star with Pets and Walkers Welcome.
And congratualtions also to all of our other assessed properties who maintained their properties to a consistent level and retained their current Star Ratings.