Cornwall triumphs in Rose Awards
As a county, Cornwall has done very well in this year Visit England Rose Awards with nine accommodation providers gaining the highly prized award.
Designed to showcase those establishments that provide the warmest of welcomes, only 100 recipients across England are chosen every year. These are places where the owners, managers and staff really know how to delight their customers, irrespective of their star rating, style or type of accommodation
Of the nine Cornish recipients, seven are members of Visit Cornwall.
VisitEngland Director Patricia Yates said: "From B&Bs in beautiful countryside and glamorous glamping, to boutique hotels to quintessentially English pubs with rooms, a range of outstanding accommodation providers right across the country are being recognised today. It is the human touch that these people provide that make visitors’ experiences memorable, ensuring repeat business and helping the industry thrive.”
Here in Cornwall those winning range from a modern self-catering property in St Austell to Trevalgan Touring Park near St Ives and shows that it’s not always the well-known establishments that gain all the awards.
Overlooking the river in picturesque Boscastle, The Riverside is a 13 bed B&B. When asked how they felt about winning the award, they said “We were delighted to be recognised by VisitEngland with their recent presentation of a ROSE award. We reach out and say 'thank you' to our wonderful customers for supporting us as a little independent business in a big wide world. Equally, we are proud of our dedicated and hardworking team who provide the warmest of welcomes, they go out of their way to delight and ensure our guests get the most of their time with us and showcase how amazing and unique Cornwall is”
In Mevagissey, a fishing village on Cornwall’s south coast, Val and Ian, owners of Honeycombe House said, “We are both really pleased and proud to be recognised by Visit England with a 2018 Rose Award, which makes all our hard work so worthwhile and satisfying” The B&B is an imposing Victorian house situated high above the picturesque port with breathtaking panoramic views of both the outer and inner harbours, green rolling countryside, and the rugged coastline of St.Austell bay.
Further west, Old Basset Cottage is a unique piece of traditional Cornish character set deep in Poldark country. Surrounded by farmland with its own pond and stream that leads to the nearby Porthtowan beach, a comment on their website sums up why it has achieved this award in 2018. “I started holidaying at the cottage with my parents years ago, and now go each year with my own young family. Kathleen and Gary could not be more helpful and we really look forward to seeing them whenever we visit. The quality of the accommodation, the surroundings, the warm welcome we receive, and the value for money are outstanding. It could not be better and we treasure the memories of our holidays here.”
Brookdale B&B, at Wadebridge said "We are very proud and honoured to receive the award. We have been running Brookdale B&B for 13 years now and have enjoyed meeting so many people from all over the world. We thank our guests past and present and hope that we can continue giving them a high quality service that they would expect from Brookdale B&B and that future guests also get to enjoy their time with us.
Other Visit Cornwall members who have gained a Rose Award this year are,