What type of small serviced accommodation business are you?
VisitScotland will use the following definitions when deciding whether to grade a business as a small serviced accommodation provider. If your establishment does not meet any of these definitions, please consider whether an alternative sector’s criteria might be more appropriate, such as self-catering or hotel.
B&B - accommodation offering bed and breakfast, normally but not always, in a private house run by the owner. B&Bs will usually have no more than six bed spaces and may serve an evening meal.
Guest House - a Guest House will normally have a minimum of four letting bedrooms. Breakfast will be available and evening meals may be provided by staff or the owner. It will normally be commercially rated.
Farmhouse - accommodation offering B&B or Guest House accommodation on a working farm, croft or smallholding.
Inn - an Inn will normally provide bed and breakfast within a licenced establishment where the food and beverage operation is a significant part of the business. The restaurant and/or bar will usually be open to non-residents and will provide bar or restaurant food at lunchtime and evenings.
Restaurant with rooms - a restaurant with rooms will normally provide bed and breakfast accommodation within a licensed establishment where the restaurant operation is a significant part of the business and will usually be open for non-residents. The restaurant should offer a high standard of food and restaurant service. A maximum of 12 bedrooms should be provided.
Guest Accommodation - any establishment that meets the minimum entry requirements and does not meet one of the above designators is eligible for this general designator.