Tuesday, 11 February 2014

SW England Tourism awards …

NEWQUAY’S Headland Hotel has won a top tourism industry award for its self-catering cottages. It’s been named self-catering establishment of the year in the 2013/14 South West England Excellence Awards.

The Cornish hotel has one-, two- and three-bedroom 5-star cottages in its grounds overlooking Fistral Beach. ( www.headlandhotel.co.uk )

The silver award was won by Seahorse Apartments & Westward Living at Duckhaven Stud, Westward Ho! Devon ( www.westwardliving.co.uk), and the bronze prize was shared by
The Big House Company, Wellington, Somerset (www.thebighouseco.com) and
Greenwood Grange, Dorchester, Dorset ( www.greenwoodgrange.co.uk).

Highly commended: Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Cornwall (www.littlewhitealice.co.uk) and West Pitt Farm, Tiverton, Devon ( www.westpittfarm.co.uk).

Tourism event of the year …

GOLD: Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, Salisbury, Wiltshire (www.salisburyfestival.co.uk)

SILVER: Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth, Dorset (www.dorsetseafood.co.uk)
Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth, Cornwall (www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk)

BRONZE: RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, Yeovilton, Somerset (www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, Exeter, Devon (www.exeterfoodandrinkfestival.co.uk)
Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Peach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall (www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo)

Large visitor attraction of the year …

GOLD: Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire ( www.longleat.co.uk)

SILVER: The Big Sheep, Bideford, Devon (www.thebigsheep.co.uk)

BRONZE: Cotehele, Saltash, Cornwall (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele)
Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall (www.trebah-garden.co.uk)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall (www.edenproject.com)
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, Cornwall (www.heligan.com)
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon (www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor)
Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Devon (www.pennywellfarm.co.uk)

Up to four winners from each category will go on to represent the region at the National Enjoy England Awards for Excellence in May.

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