…as of Friday 1 July 2011. Barr Farm House has been awarded a coveted Four Star Gold Award from VisitScotland, the only B&B to receive this in the whole of Dumfries. VisitScotland says that to have received this accolade in their first year is a great achievement and obviously Roy and Orla are delighted.
VisitScotland (formerly known as The Scottish Tourist Board) uses a five-level star-grading system to indicate the standard of customer care and range of facilities on offer at assessed establishments.
Gold Awards from VisitScotland
The Gold award recognises serviced accommodation businesses that consistently achieve the highest levels of excellence within their VisitScotland star grading. Businesses achieving the award will excel in the areas of customer care and hospitality.
Star Grading System
The awards focus on the standard of the welcome, hospitality and service provided, as well as presentation and the standard of toilets, shop or cafe if they have them. The number of stars awarded to a property indicates that it is: