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Self-catering listings

Get your self-catering cottage or apartment listed on Rated Trips

Self-catering properties on Rated Trips are part of the AA Self-catering Scheme or the VisitEngland Self-catering Scheme.

Joining either the AA or VisitEngland Self-catering scheme

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 either VisitEngland or AA logos and a range of signage, and marketing benefits.

Download an AA application form

View current AA fee structure

Download a VisitEngland application form

View the current VisitEngland fee structure


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 safe, clean and legal 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 safe, clean and legal, but does not include a star rating or quality accreditation, which are  available through one of VisitEngland’s range of quality assessment schemes.

Download an accreditation application form


How to apply

Download and complete the relevant application form hsown above, and return it to the address given on the forms with your complete payment. Both the AA and VisitEngland accept payment by credit/debit card, BACS, cheque or direct debit.