Cornwall – a national tourism treasure!

We are thrilled to be finalists again in the Tourism Pub of the Year category at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. These awards feature the very best tourism winners across the country and Cornwall, being such a great holiday destination, is always well represented. 

Entrants for these awards are rigorously assessed by independent assessors and judged by a board of tourism industry experts. The finalists represent the finest in the industry and cover 17 different tourism categories. Each finalist is guaranteed a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended in their category…

This is our second year in the finals and it’s always nice to see some familiar faces in the form of other top Cornish businesses. Joining us at the finals up in Gateshead on 11th May will be six others from the county:

BosinverBosinver Farm Cottages, tucked away in a hidden valley between St Austell and Mevagissey, are finalists in the Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category. Bosinver are known for luxury, child-friendly farm and cottage holidays. The 30-acre farm hosts friendly farm animals and gorgeous wildflower meadows, woodland and a lake.

HeliganThere’s no surprise to see the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category! These gardens have done so much to promote Cornwall over the years. Perhaps they should receive a special award! After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history… instead, it was the start of an incredible reawakening and restoration of these beautiful gardens.

HellBayThe stunning Hell Bay Hotel on the Isles of Scilly will be competing in the finals of the Small Hotel of the Year category. The Hotel is on the beautiful island of Bryher on the Isles of Scilly. Set in a picturesque cove facing the Atlantic Ocean, Hell Bay offers families and couples a friendly and private oasis to relax and spend quality time together and to enjoy the wild, natural delights of Bryher and the other islands of Scilly.

TrethemTrethem Mill Touring Park near Truro are in the running for Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year. The only 5-star Park on the Roseland Peninsula it is ideally situated near to the picturesque village of St Mawes, yet within reach of the rest of the County. The natural beauty of the area, along with a quiet park atmosphere, appeals to those seeking immaculate facilities in a haven of peace and tranquillity

LowerBarnsLower Barns Boutique B&B from St Austell are finalists in Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year category. Lower Barns is a luxury boutique retreat, a B&B with highly unique style and all about romance.

Kernock Cottages from Saltash are in the final for the Access for All Tourism Award Category. KernockKernock Cottages offers five luxury cottages set in a private estate, each with a private hot tub. The cottages are all family friendly and dog friendly. Each cottage has been awarded the 5* Gold rating by VisitEngland – the highest award in self-catering holiday accommodation and Heather Barn is fully wheelchair accessible.

Good luck to all the finalists, and especially to our Cornish colleagues!

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