Booking information

We strive to make booking your visit to the Isle of Wight as easy as possible. We offer an amazing selection of places to stay across the Island and all our holiday bookings are ABTOT protected.


Please note: If you are looking to amend/cancel a Red Funnel Holidays booking, which includes accommodation purchased with your ferry travel, our T&C's may be slightly different. If this applies to you please contact in the first instance.

For all frequently asked questions related to Holidays Bookings click here

Reasons to book with us

  • Simplicity itself - you can book your holiday accommodation and ferry travel plus admission to an event or festival or purchase discounted tickets to any of the key attractions all in one go. 

  • Live availability - we offer live availability for many of our featured properties which means you can book in just a few mouse clicks. Bookings made on a 'request' basis will normally be confirmed on the same day.

  • Save 25% - for cars, small vans, motorhomes and minibuses we offer a 25% saving on ferry travel when you book your accommodation with us. (Offer excludes our fixed price Camping Special).

  • Book now pay later - take advantage of our free payment plan when you book and you will be asked to pay 50% of the accommodation cost 60 days before your holiday starts and the balance 30 days before you set off. For the ferry, you pay just £25 at the time of booking and the balance just 30 days before you travel.

  • Peace of mind - We have been taking visitors to the Isle of Wight for more than 160 years and we are a bonded tour operator with The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT).

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulation 2018 for Southampton IOW & SE Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Limited - 5268, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

1.    non-flight packages 

ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Southampton IOW & SE Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Limited.

In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company. 

You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here


Useful information


Red Funnel Holidays is the largest tour operator offering ferry inclusive holidays to the Isle of Wight and our success is based on offering a tailored service to enable you to book your perfect holiday or short-break. You can book accommodation at a wide range of properties from the finest hotels to award-winning campsites. 

  • Accommodation which has 'availability' can be booked and paid for online together with optional ferry travel in just a few mouse clicks.

  • For accommodation marked 'on request', you can submit a booking request online with optional ferry travel. We will then check availability and contact you usually within 4 working hours. If you wish to proceed your payment details will be collected at this point. For same/next day booking we advise that you call the team during opening hours on 023 8001 9192 (0900 - 1700)

    Please note
    that due to a high volume of bookings/enquiries we anticipate the our usual response may be extended beyond 4 hours and we thank you for your patience.

This is how you make a booking request

  • Search for the property you wish to book

  • Select your preferred dates

  • Select room/unit and board basis if required

  • Enter details for each member of your party, if you have a member of your party under 18 please provide a date of birth

  • Enter any special requirements you have, please include any pets travelling (as undeclared dogs may be refused at check in)

  • Add your selection to the Shopping Basket

  • Add optional ferry travel (the 25% discount will show in the shopping basket) and any attraction/event tickets - you can save £'s off standard fares

  • Complete all your contact information and submit your on-request booking

  • You will be sent an email to confirm your submitted request

  • We'll then check to see if your preferred accommodation is available and contact you usually within 4 working hours. No payment will be taken until we have confirmed availability and you agree to proceed. Please note that accommodation will only be held for a limited time, before being released, if no payment is received. 

    Please note that due to a high volume of bookings/enquiries we anticipate the our usual response may be extended beyond 4 hours and we thank you for your patience.


All and any business undertaken by Southampton Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Limited, trading as Red Funnel Holidays at 12 Bugle Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2JY including where appropriate its employees, agents, independent contractors and sub-contractors who shall all have the benefit of the defences and limitations provided by these Booking Terms & Conditions (“the Company”) is transacted subject to the conditions set out below and each condition of any agreement between the Company and all those listed on email or printed confirmation. No agent or employee of the Company has the Company’s authority to alter or vary the conditions.

Your Booking

1. Method of booking and payment options

1.1.              Bookings can be made by telephone (subject to a £5 booking fee) or online via

1.2.              Online Bookings (bookings made via can be either;
1.2.1. ‘Live’ resulting in immediate confirmation and payment (full or Payment Plan*), with those accommodations offering Live booking facility, or
1.2.2. ‘On-request’ requiring a call back and later confirmation when payment will be taken (full or Payment Plan*)

1.3.              Telephone Bookings may or may not be immediately confirmable and payment (full or Payment Plan*) will not be taken until accommodation is secured and confirmed.

1.4.              A discount of 25% on vehicle ferry travel (originating from and returning to Southampton) is applicable to the first vehicle (or for 4 foot passengers on the vehicle ferry only) only when booked in conjunction with accommodation through Red Funnel Holidays. Applicable to new bookings only, and not valid in conjunction with any other promotional offer, voucher or season ticket. Not valid for freight or commercial vehicles. Excludes any other packages already including the ferry crossing. Red Funnel reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer at any time.

If Red Funnel is unable to fulfil an accommodation booking for whatever reason, the 25% discount for ferry travel is no longer applicable and standard ferry travel rates will apply.

1.5.              Payment Options

1.5.1. If booking is confirmed more than 60 days prior to travel customers may opt to pay in full or select a Payment Plan* option (when booking ferry travel at the same time, if no ferry travel is included full balance is required).
1.5.2. If booking is confirmed and agreed less than 60 days prior to travel, full balance of the accommodation element of the booking is required. Ferry travel can be secured with a £25 deposit with full payment via a Payment Plan* due no less than 30 days prior to travel.
1.5.3. If booking is confirmed and agreed 30 days or less prior to travel, full balance, of all elements of the booking, is required.
1.5.4. If payment is not received as per above the Company reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled and levy charges as detailed in Condition 7.2.
1.5.5. By making a payment (full or Payment Plan*) customers are agreeing to and are bound by the Booking Terms & Conditions as set out in this agreement.

* If choosing the Payment Plan option, it is your responsibility to notify Red Funnel should your registered payment card change or expire. Please register the new card online via and call 02380 019192 to notify us that the payment will be from an alternative card. If any payment(s) within the plan are unsuccessful, the booking will be cancelled which will invalidate all related documents previously sent. If booking via telephone, cards must be registered online to apply a Payment Plan or full payment will be required at time of confirmation.

2. Prices

2.1.              Whilst Red Funnel will endeavour to provide our customers with the best prices available, Red Funnel is not a price comparison site and advertises only prices provided to us by the accommodation providers. As such Red Funnel take no responsibility, nor offer any compensation for offers or alternative pricing that may be available elsewhere.

2.2.              Prices are based on projection of known costs at the time they are published (whether in print or digital format) and VAT at the applicable rate. The Company may, in certain circumstances absorb some of the increase in any changes in VAT but reserves the right to amend the VAT element of prices in the event of a change in the rate of VAT. The Company also reserves the right to amend prices where such amendments arise from Governmental action. In such cases, the Company reserves the right to vary prices accordingly, and re-invoice at the new rate.

3. Confirmation

3.1.              For the avoidance of doubt, no contract exists (between you the Customer, and the Company) until the Company issues a confirmation and receives the deposit or full payment, as per terms stated.

3.2.              Once received it is the responsibility of you as the customer to check all confirmation details, and advise accordingly if incorrect.

3.3.              It is the responsibility of you as the customer to check and adhere to any Key/Essential information detailed on the applicable Red Funnel Accommodation page and/or email confirmation and any of its attachments or links.

3.4.              Red Funnel will not accept any responsibility for any incorrect or undisclosed details that result in the cancellation or amendment of the booking by the Accommodation Provider. 

4. General Data Protection Regulation

4.1.              By providing us with your details, you are enabling us to process your booking accordingly. In respect of your booking arrangements it may be necessary for us to pass certain contact details (landline, mobile telephone, and/or email address) to your accommodation provider, in case of (but not limited to) emergencies, alterations to or clarity of booking. By accepting confirmation and making payment (full or Payment Plan*) you agree to Red Funnel storing, using and passing on the contact details (to the Accommodation Provider only) for the reasons stated.

For further details please see Red Funnel's Privacy & Cookie Policy

5. Insurance

5.1.              The Company recommend that all travellers obtain adequate travel insurance at time of purchase but at least prior to departure. The Company will not be held responsible in any way (monetary or otherwise) for failure to do so, including but not limited to cancellations or amendments prior to travel or issues arising whilst travelling or during your stay.

Alterations and Cancellations

6. Alterations by You

6.1.              If you wish to make changes to your booking after written confirmation has been sent to you, the Company will endeavour to comply with such requests, but is not bound to do so. To cover administration costs, the Company will charge a fee of £25 plus, if applicable, any additional amount reflecting the required changes. Unless the alteration only includes an amendment to ferry times, in which case a fee of £5.00 per leg will apply along with any applicable additional amount arising from the time changes.

6.2.              If the number of persons in a booking change, the holiday price will be recalculated on the basis of the new party size. Any increase in price per person as a result of a part-cancellation, e.g. an under-occupancy charge for a room, will be indicated along with a cancellation charge on a revised invoice. The cancellation charge will be calculated in accordance with Condition 7.2.

6.3.              The Company will use commercially reasonable endeavours to accommodate any other reasonable changes you may propose to your booking. However, if the Company is unable to make any change requested and you do not wish to continue with the booking as made, then the booking will be treated as cancelled on the date of your request for the change. Please note, unless the Company in its absolute discretion otherwise agree, a change of departure date or transfer to another hotel or self-catering site or activity requested by you will be treated as a cancellation (see Condition 7.2) and not as a change to your booking.

6.4.              Any additional person added to the booking will be deemed to have knowledge of and to have accepted these Booking Terms & Conditions.

7. Cancellations by You

7.1.              For any booking confirmed by the Company and later cancelled by you for any reason, cancellation charges as detailed in Condition 7.2 below will be payable. For the avoidance of doubt, failure to arrive for booked sailings, accommodation or events on the scheduled day, and if applicable at the scheduled time, will be treated as a cancellation by you.

7.2.              The date of cancellation will be the date on which written communication of cancellation is received by the Company. Where a Payment Plan applies, the deposit is non-refundable, if subsequent payments have been made then the following scale applies:- 

Days Prior to Departure Date when Cancellation Notification is received by the Company:

Cancellation Charge Expressed as a Percentage of a Total Holiday Cost.

More than 56 days

10% or deposit amount (whichever is greater)

56 – 28 days


27 – 14 days


13 – 7 days


6 – 0 days
Including departure date, or after, or non-travel/arrival


8. Alterations and Cancellations by the Company

8.1.              The Company will endeavour to ensure all information advertised, whether online or printed, is correct and up to date. The Company will also endeavour to provide the booked holiday once it has been confirmed. However, due (but not limited) to repair, renovation, adverse weather conditions or changes in Government Legislation, there may be times when Accommodation Providers may need to amend or withdraw services, facilities or their timings. Such events regrettably, are beyond the Company’s control, however, when advised of any significant changes, the Company will use commercially reasonable endeavours to contact you prior to the date of departure.

8.2.              The Company also reserves the right to amend the holiday at any time whether by reason of any matter stipulated in Condition 9 or otherwise.

8.3.              The Company will use commercially reasonable endeavours to offer alternative arrangements or an alternative holiday (of a similar standard) in the event of any amendments/cancellation by the Company. In which case you will have the choice of either:
8.3.1. accepting the alternative arrangements/holiday,
8.3.2. purchasing another available holiday from the Company, 
8.3.3. cancelling your holiday, or
8.3.4. cancelling the activity/other element of the holiday, in accordance with that elements’ own individual Terms & Conditions or Cancellations Policy.

 8.4.              If you choose option 8.3.1 or 8.3.2, the Company will recalculate the cost of your holiday and will refund any excess monies you have already paid if the new holiday is of a lower value to the one originally booked. If the new holiday is of a higher value then you will be required to pay the excess.

8.5.              If you choose option 8.3.3 or if you refuse to pay the excess, if applicable, in relation to options 8.3.1 and 8.3.2, the Company will refund all monies you have paid and no further compensation will be payable.

8.6.              Please note the Company’s liability for any amendments or cancellation of your holiday will be limited to providing you with alternative arrangements/holiday or a full refund of your holiday. Other than such refunds detailed, no other compensation whatsoever will be payable by the Company in respect to any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of any failure by the Company to provide the holiday originally booked.

9. Force Majeure

9.1.              No responsibility will be taken by the Company for any implications caused by circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Company, and will be deemed as Force Majeure. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to, acts of God, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural and nuclear disaster, fire or explosions, governmental actions adverse conditions, technical problems affecting transport, closure or congestion of a sea port.

9.2.              In any such circumstances deemed as Force Majeure, the Company will use reasonable commercial endeavour to notify you as soon as possible, as well as to limit or mitigate any implications to any element of your booked holiday, but can take no responsibility for any losses incurred in such circumstances.

10. Routings and Timings

10.1.              Ferry sailing schedules are for guidance only and are subject to change as a result of changes in the Company’s operating procedure. In the event that passengers have booked specific sailing times the Company will use commercially reasonable endeavours, subject to Condition 9, to carry passengers or cars on the sailing for which the booking was made or on the next available sailing, subject to Red Funnel Conditions of Carriage. The Company will display any changes to the sailing schedule at the Ferry terminal and/or on their website.

11. Complaints

11.1.              The Company hopes you have a trouble free and enjoyable holiday, but recognise that things can and do occasionally go wrong. In the unlikely event that you find cause to complain about any Accommodation or Service Provider, or any other service provided by or in association with Red Funnel during the holiday, the following procedure must apply;-

11.2.              Accommodation and/or Service Providers must be given the right to rectify any issues or complaints and as such all issues must first and immediately be raised with the Accommodation and/or Service Provider at the earliest opportunity. Thus allowing the Accommodation and/or Service Provider opportunity and time to make every effort, deemed commercially reasonable, for a satisfactory resolution.

11.3.              In addition to Condition 11.2 Red Funnel Holidays must be contacted as soon as possible in order to fully log any issues – failure to do so will hinder the Company’s abilities to investigate or make judgement on any such complaints.

11.4.              Any issue or complaint you fail to make apparent to the Accommodation and/or Service Provider and Red Funnel Holidays at the original point of complaint may not be investigated if raised at a later date.

11.5.              Red Funnel Holidays may contact the Accommodation and/or Service Provider in order to expedite a satisfactory resolution. However, if the Accommodation Provider fails to address the issue(s) and if you choose not to continue your stay the company will endeavour, but cannot guarantee, to help provide alternative accommodation (of the same or similar standard if possible).

11.6.              With any alternative accommodation you will initially be liable for payment in full. No refunds will be considered at initial point of complaint but will be subject to investigation as detailed in Condition 11.10.

11.7.              If the Company is unable for any reason to relocate you, your options are;
11.7.1.   To remain at the originally reserved accommodation
11.7.2.   Seek own alternative accommodation
11.7.3.   Return home
In any event Red Funnel will endeavour to be flexible with Ferry Bookings, subject to availability.

11.8.              Regardless of decision made, both the Accommodation and/or Service Provider and Red Funnel Holidays must be informed.

11.9.              For any complaint to be fully investigated (including whether refunds or compensation are to be considered), complaints must be;-
11.9.1.   Received in writing;
emailed to,
or posted to Customer Services, Red Funnel, 12 Bugle Street, Southampton. SO14 2JY
11.9.2.   Received by Red Funnel within 10 days of the return date of the booking
11.9.3.   And must include:    Booking reference number    Details of the complaint    Actions taken    Name of the person handling the complaint for the Accommodation and/or Service Provider    Name of the person handling the complaint for Red Funnel
Holidays    Including/Attaching any relevant documentation or photographic evidence that will aid the investigation or support your claim(s).

11.10.           Refunds or compensation will only be considered after full investigation, and only after the full complaints procedure has been adhered to as detailed in these Booking Term and Conditions.

11.11.           All complaints received in adherence with the Booking Terms and Conditions will be fully investigated, including obtaining a full report from the Accommodation and/or Service Provider and the Company will endeavour to respond to you the Customer within 21 days.

11.12.           Red Funnel in this instance is an intermediary and will endeavour to remain neutral and unbiased; as such your comments will be
passed directly to the Accommodation and/or Service Provider and their response passed directly to you where possible.

11.13.           Red Funnel will endeavour to facilitate a speedy and satisfactory
resolution, but cannot be held responsible for any responses from
Accommodation and/or Service Providers.

12. Conditions of Carriage

12.1.              The Company’s current standard Terms and Conditions of Carriage apply to the conveyance of passengers, goods and vehicles. Copies of these are available on the Company’s website or otherwise on request at the Company’s offices. In accordance with the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (Domestic Carriage) Order 1987, the Company gives the following notice:
12.1.1. the provisions of the Athens Convention may be applicable,
12.1.2. the Athens Convention in most cases limits the carrier’s liability for death or personal injury or loss of or damage to the luggage (including a vehicle) and makes special provisions for valuables, and
12.1.3. the Athens Convention presumes that luggage has been delivered undamaged unless written notice is given to the carrier:    in the case of apparent damage, before or at the time of disembarkation or re-delivery, or    in the case of damage which is not apparent or of loss, within15 days from the date of disembarkation or re-delivery or from the time which such re-delivery should have taken place.

12.2.              Please note that in accordance with UK Department of Transport:
12.2.1. when motor vehicles are shipped, drivers must ensure that the petrol tank is not so full as to create a possibility of spillage and that the ignition is switched off.
12.2.2. the carriage of gas cylinders in caravans and boats on RORO
ferries. All cylinders must be declared by passengers to the officer-in-charge of the vessel and the following conditions will apply:    the maximum number of cylinders carried is three, except in
the case of small expendable cartridges hermetically sealed and packed in an outer container, when up to twelve may be carried.    all cylinders should be adequately secured against movement of the ship.    the supply should be shut off at the cylinders during the entire voyage.    leaking and inadequately secured or connected cylinders will be refused for shipment.

13. Law and Jurisdiction

13.1.              English Law shall apply to any dispute under these conditions and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts save that in the first instance any dispute under these conditions shall, if not resolved between the parties in the first instance, be referred by the parties to The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust whose decision on any matter in dispute shall be final and binding on the parties.

14. Booking Protection

14.1.              The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Southampton IOW & SE Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Limited (Red Funnel Holidays) - 5268, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following: -

14.1.1. non-flight packages 

14.2.              ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Southampton IOW & SE Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Limited (Red Funnel Holidays)


The Company has done its best to ensure that all information published (printed or digital formats) is correct at the time of publication to any such media. All accommodation is subject to availability.

Categories and Grading Explained

When you are looking for a place to stay you need a rating system you can trust. Red Funnel Holidays use the VisitBritain and AA ratings which offer a clear guide to what to expect, in an easy to understand form. Properties are visited annually by trained, impartial assessors, so you can have confidence that your accommodation has been thoroughly checked and rated for quality before you make a booking. Some properties do not have ratings, it does not mean that they are of a lesser quality, they have just chosen not to participate in the scheme that is run by either VisitBritain or the AA. These properties are visited by Red Funnel Holidays initially and regularly as and when required and/or in the event of any changes or concerns to ensure suitable quality requirements. Using a simple one to five star rating, the VisitBritain/AA ratings put a greater emphasis on quality and are based on research which showed exactly what consumers are looking for when choosing accommodation. The more stars, the higher the overall level of quality you can expect to find. We have included a brief summary for each rating type by category, for full details and any accommodation updates visit our website or to learn more about the scheme itself visit


The Hotel category includes the following types of accommodation;

  • Hotels – properties that are likely to have a minimum of 5 bedrooms, but more likely to have 20+ rooms.
  • Small Hotels – are likely to have a maximum of 20 bedrooms and likely to be more personally run.
  • Country House Hotels – are likely to have ample grounds or gardens, in a rural or semi-rural location, with emphasis on peace and quiet.
  • Town House Hotels – are in a city/town centre location and are of high quality with a distinctive style. High ratio of staff to guests.

These types of accommodation will be awarded star ratings on their level of quality as follows;

  Star Rating


Tend to be smaller properties, privately owned and open seven days a week during operating season. Simple, practical style accommodation with limited range of facilities and services. Friendly and courteous staff offering efficient if limited levels of service.
Well presented accommodation offering a fair degree of space and convenience. Décor and furnishings may be simple but well maintained. Evening meals will be available seven days a week in a dining room/restaurant or similar eating area.
More formal style of hotel, likely to be larger with greater range of facilities and services. Bedroom accommodation will be more spacious and designed for comfort and convenient use, e.g. writing desk/dressing table and with an ensuite bathroom. Service will be relatively formal, with a staffed reception desk. Access will be available twenty-four hours. Wi-Fi available in public areas.
Accommodation of a very high standard, offering a wide range of facilities and services, with quality to match. All bedrooms will be designed and furnished for comfort and ease of use with very good quality furniture, beds and soft furnishings. Service will reflect thesame quality and attention to detail. Wi-Fi available in bedrooms.
Accommodation of a luxury quality with services to match. Of course, many lower star-rated hotels may offer some of the above, but just do not meet all of the expectations for the higher star ratings. 

Sometimes a hotel has exceptional bedrooms and bathrooms and offers its guests a very special welcome, but cannot achieve a higher star rating because, for example, it does not offer dinner every evening (two star), room service (three star) or does not have the minimum % of bathrooms with bath and shower (four star).

Gold and Silver Awards
These are awarded to properties that not only achieve their overall rating but also exceed the expectations within their rating level. The awards recognise the high level of comfort, cleanliness, hospitality and service afforded. 

  Award Rating


This is for properties that demonstrate exceptional levels of quality, comfort, cleanliness, hospitality and attentive service.
This award recognises high quality in all areas of the business, with very good levels of customer care.

Guest Accommodation

Guest Accommodation properties are likely to be smaller than Hotels with perhaps more of a family home feel and approach, and a less structured service. Guest Accommodation offers the following types of accommodation; 

Guest Accommodation – is the category which encompasses anything from one-room bed and breakfasts to the larger places found in our coastal resorts, which may offer dinner and may be licensed.

  • Bed and Breakfasts – accommodate no more than six people. It’s like staying as a special guest in someone’s home.
  • Farmhouses – offer bed and breakfast and sometimes dinner, always on a farm.
  • Guest Houses – tend to have more than three rooms and may offer dinner to their guests. Some may be licensed.
  • Restaurants with Rooms – are just that. The restaurant is the main business and they will be licensed. They generally offer a small number of bedrooms with all the facilities you would
  • expect and breakfast.
  • Inns – are pubs with rooms, which serve food in the evenings, as well as breakfast.

  Star Rating


Tend to be smaller properties with minimum quality for cleanliness, facilities and maintenance. Friendly staff with a cooked breakfast or substantial continental breakfast in a dining room or eating area.

Well presented accommodation offering well maintained beds, courteous service and breakfast served with a good level of care
Friendly welcome with good quality, well presented beds and furniture. Good quality choice of of freshly prepared food for breakfast
Accommodation of a high standard, with good beds and quality furniture. At least half of the rooms are en suite or have private bathroom. Greater choice of breakfast with fresh ingredients, cooked and presented with a high level of care 

Accommodation with excellent quality beds and furnishings and all bedrooms will be en suite. High quality breakfast with fresh local produce. High level of customer service and attention to detail

Gold and Silver Awards

Gold and Silver awards (as shown in the Hotel section) are also applicable for Guest Accommodation.

Self-Catering Cottages, Apartments & Villas

Minimum entry requirements for self-catering apartments, cottages and villas include the following;

• High standard of cleanliness throughout.
• Local information to help you make the best of your stay.
• Comfortable accommodation with a range of furniture to meet your needs.
• Television (where signal available) at no extra charge.
• Kitchen equipped to meet all essential requirements.

  Star Rating


Simple style accommodation where all areas are safe, clean, functional and in working order
All units will be selfcontained. Generally good overall quality of décor, furnishings and fixtures, which may be of a practical or older style
Quality of décor and furnishings will demonstrate greater attention to co-ordination and practicality. Wider range of appliances, including microwave oven and access to vacuum cleaner and a hair dryer
Comfortable accommodation, decorated to a high standard. Usually more spacious with very good quality and range of kitchen equipment
Excellent quality accommodation, demonstrating the best of its type available. A high specification evident in all areas. Management organisation and levels of guest care will be exemplary

Holiday Parks, Holiday Villages & Caravan (Static) Parks

The following ratings reflect the ever higher standards which Holiday and Caravan Parks have to offer. They are the result of extensive research into what visitors are looking for, ensuring that you can easily find a park that meets your expectations.

  Star Rating


Acceptable – to achieve this grade, the Park must have acceptable levels of cleanliness with acceptable standards of maintenance and customer care
Good overall – may be less expensive than more highly rated parks with a degree of practicality
Good overall – most Parks fall within this category; three stars represent the industry standard. The range of facilities provided may vary from Park to Park, but they will be of a good standard and will be well maintained
Very Good – overall quality will be found at this level. You can expect careful attention to detail in the provision of all services and facilities. Four star Parks rank among the industry’s best
Excellent – overall quality standards can be expected from Parks with this grading. Highest levels of customer care will be provided. All facilities will be maintained in pristine condition in attractive surroundings 

In addition to the grade awarded under the British Graded Holiday Parks Scheme, special acknowledgement is given to caravan holiday homes for hire of a superior graded standard. Caravan holiday homes for hire on Parks which achieve a ‘four-star’ or ‘five-star’ rating may be eligible for consideration for the Rose Award. 

Camping & Touring Parks

Camping Parks can vary from those with a full complement of facilities including entertainment, leisure facilities and restaurants, to small but high quality rural parks with basic amenities and a high level of accessibility and environmental standards. 

  Star Rating


Simple, practical, no frills
Well presented and well run
Good level of quality and comfort
A park with an excellent standard throughout
Exceptional with a degree of luxury. To achieve a 5 Star grade, there will be a provision of basic groceries (milk, bread etc.) daily either on the park or in very close proximity (within 1/2 mile’s distance). 24 hour access to a public telephone and at least 75% of pitches for touring caravans and motor homes with electric hook up points.

All grading information is summarised and is correct at the time of going online, June 2016. Ratings shown are from either VisitBritain or AA assessors and may change after going online