National Accessible Scheme

Demonstrate the accessibility of your visitor accommodation with the National Accessible Scheme (NAS).

The National Accessible Scheme (NAS) is the only scheme that rates the accessibility of visitor accommodation throughout England.

With accommodation businesses having varying levels of accessibility, it can be hard for people with access needs to find appropriate accommodation. The NAS allows businesses to promote their true level of accessibility as determined by a robust set of standards and assessed by a qualified independent assessor. And it‘s not just about wheelchair access – even if a business has steps to the front door or no ground floor bedrooms it may still achieve the entry-level mobility rating.

Holding an independently awarded NAS certification shows a commitment to access for all, gives potential guests a label they can trust and provides clear expectations for customers when booking. Hear from some of our existing NAS members about how the scheme has benefited their businesses.
 

Visit the Quality in Tourism website to find the latest benefits, fees and NAS standards booklets containing all the criteria you need to meet to gain a rating.

 

Elms Farm Holiday Cottages video case study

Hear from Elms Farm Holiday Cottages on how the National Accessible Scheme provided advice during the development of their cottages and why being accessible has been good for business.

The Hytte video case study

You can find out more about how the National Accessible Scheme (NAS) helped The Hytte's owners develop their fully accessible five-star visitor lodge in our accessibility case studies.

The Byre video case study

Find out how The Byre made small changes to their B&B and why the National Accessible Scheme was important to their business.

You can also read about SACO apartments' experience of the National Accessible Scheme.