A chalet is a building that is normally constructed in timber, part brick or UPVC. They are used as holiday accommodation on a seasonal basis rather than as a permanent residence, due to the lack of incidentals to the enjoyment of a dwelling. These properties are often restricted in size and may be single storey or dual storey and will usually be situated on a chalet park comprising of similar properties and where common facilities are often shared e.g. refuse disposal facilities. Chalets require individual planning consent and are permanent structures.
N.B. Fully brick/stone built permanent houses or cottages – or caravans and twin units-will not be eligible for this scheme. VisitBritain and its representatives, Quality in Tourism, reserve the right to refuse these types of properties entry into the Chalet Accommodation National Quality Assessment Scheme.
New Owner/Selling your business? Please note, if and when an establishment is sold, participation in the scheme does not automatically continue. Please contact our helpline on 0845 300 6996 if you are selling your business or if you are a new owner who wishes to find out the rules regarding change of ownership.
There are no separate designators in the Chalet Scheme, as it relies on the star ratings to differentiate.
- Review the Quality Standard relating to your category to check that you are happy with what we take in to account at the time of the assessment.
- Check the fees and benefits section to work out the costs involved or use our helpful Chalets Fees Calculator.
- Complete the application form provided and return it to Quality in Tourism along with your total payment, which must be made payable to Quality in Tourism. We are also able to accept credit/debit card payments, BACs payments and payments by direct debit. Alternatively you can use the Chalets Online Calculator
Please note that any costs that are produced by this calculator are based on the accuracy of the information that you provide. To assist you further, please use this calculator in conjunction with the appropriate fees and benefit information, which is relevant to the scheme you are interested in, so that you are aware of any specific terms and conditions that may apply.
In the event of an incorrect fee calculation, which has been based on the information provided, we reserve the right to amend the fee accordingly on receipt of payment. If you would prefer to check the fee prior to application please call our helpline on 0845 300 6996.
The participation fee is paid on an annual basis and your joining fee is only applicable in Year 1.
To download our Direct Debit mandate and FAQ please click here.