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Accommodation Gradings & Awards

This website includes a variety of accommodation with varying awards and gradings.

Nationally inspected accommodation

All establishments listed on this website are inspected annually to national standards operated jointly by the Automotive Association (AA) and VisitEngland (VE).

Some advertisers are additionally inspected by other organisations, indicating further standards of accommodation, service and hospitality.

Locally Assessed Accommodation

Many advertisers on this website are members of the New Forest Tourism Association (NFTA) which works in partnership with New Forest District Council. Members are committed to providing the best possible stay in the district.

NFTA operates a local quality assessment scheme which is accredited by VisitEngland, the national tourist board, confirming that all accommodation is clean, meets the minimum legal standard and customers are not mislead by the standard of accommodation advertised.

Assessibility Self Assessment

Our accommodation advertisers have the ability to assess their own accommodation for accessibility and full details are included in their online details.

The Green Leaf Tourism Scheme

The Green Leaf Tourism Scheme (GLTS) is part of a national pilot for sustainable tourism in the UK. New Forest District Council and GLTS businesses have made a commitment to supporting:

  • Car-Free Tourism
  • New Forest Marque Produce
  • Energy Waste & Recycling initiatives
  • Landscape Conservation
  • Forest Friends - Visitor Stewardship
  • Community Tourism