NEWS UPDATE. Higher Wiscombe scooped four awards at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2015/16, Best Self-catering, Best Dog-friendly, Runner up in Sustainable Tourism and was awarded overall Winner of Winners
From the outset, we wanted our cottages to be of the highest quality without impacting on our local environment. Starting from scratch, we designed and converted the barns.
We followed the Visit England self-catering guidelines with the cottages being part of NQAS, (the National Quality Assessment Scheme) since we opened. We have been graded at 5 Star from the outset and Five Star Gold from that schemes introduction. In 2015 we achieved a score of 94-96%.
We also wanted to make sure that we are limiting the environmental impact of the business and joined GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme) and have had the Gold accreditation since 2007.
We have also joined other schemes, including the BQF (British Quality Foundation) where we were the first self-catering business in the country to be awarded this marque. We were also assessed for the Jurassic Coast Business Scheme, a local quality business marque that we continue to support.