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Award Winning Devon

Finding places to stay and visit in Devon just got even easier. Many of the chalets, caravan parks, B&Bs, self-catering cottages and luxury hotels Devonhas to offer are award-winners several times over, in recognition of their commitment to providing the best, with Devon's hotel's recently being voted some of the best in the world by reviewers on Trip Advisor.

The VisitEngland Awards

These awards represent the highest accolade in English tourism, and celebrate the very best in quality and innovation - and in 2014 Devon businesses were well represented amongst the winners.

Places to stay

Small hotel of the year

Gold - The Old Rectory Hotel, Martinhoe

Business tourism award

Highly commended - The Arundell Arms, Lifton


Food and drink

Taste of England award

Highly commended - River Cottage Canteen & Deli, Plymouth

 

Things to do

Access for all tourism award

Gold - Calvert Trust Exmoor, Kentisbury

Highly commended - Countryside Mobility South West, Exeter

Tourism experience of the year

Gold - Calvert Trust Exmoor, Kentisbury


Tourism heroes

Visitor information provider of the year

SilverEnglish Riviera Visitor Information Service, Torquay 

 

South West Tourism Awards 2013-14

These highly competitive awards reflect the best tourism businesses across the whole of the South West and at the 2013-14 awards yet again Devon businesses were well represented. This year's winners from Devon include:

BED AND BREAKFAST AND GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR
The Elmdene, Torquay

SELF CATERING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR
SILVER
Seahorse Apartments & Westward Living at Duckhaven Stud, Westward Ho! Devon 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
West Pitt Farm Tiverton, Devon 

TOURISM EVENT OF THE YEAR
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink Exeter, Devon 

HOLIDAY PARK OF THE YEAR
BRONZE
Cofton Country Holidays Dawlish, Devon 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Finlake Holiday Park Chudleigh, Devon 

TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE OF THE YEAR
GOLD
English Riviera Visitor Information Service Devon 
SILVER
Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre Devon 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Ilfracombe Tourist Information Centre Devon 

VENUE & BUSINESS TOURISM AWARD
GOLD
Arundell Arms Hotel Lifton, Devon 
SILVER
Deer Park Country House Hotel Weston, Devon 
BRONZE
Dartington Hall, Dartington, Devon 

SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
BRONZE
Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, Tiverton, Devon 

TOURISM ACTIVITY, SPORT & EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR
GOLD
Calvert Trust Exmoor, Kentisbury, Devon 
SILVER
Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Le Vignoble, Plymouth, Devon

TOURISM SUPERSTAR AWARD FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
JOINT GOLD
Matt Druce from Westward Living at Duckhaven Stud, Westward Ho! Devon 

TASTE OF SOUTH WEST AWARD
JOINT GOLD
River Cottage Canteen & Deli, Plymouth, Devon 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Northcote Manor Country House Hotel, Umberleigh, Devon 

TOURISM PUB OF THE YEAR
SILVER
Start Bay Inn, Torcross, Devon
HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Jack in the Green, Rockbeare, Devon 
The Lamb Inn, Sandford, Devon 

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD
SILVER
Compton Pool Farm, Marldon, Devon 
BRONZE
Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Hedgehog Corner, Uplyme, Devon 
Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Devon

LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
SILVER
The Big Sheep, Bideford, Devon 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon 
Pennywell Farm Buckfastleigh, Devon 

ACCESS FOR ALL AWARD
GOLD
Calvert Trust Exmoor Kentisbury, Devon 
BRONZE
Countryside Mobility South West Exeter, Devon 

SMALL HOTEL OF THE YEAR
GOLD
The Old Rectory Hotel Martinhoe, Devon 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Percy’s Country Hotel Virginstow, Devon 

WINNER OF WINNERS
Calvert Trust Exmoor Kentisbury, Devon  

SPECIAL AWARD FOR WATER MANAGEMENT
Pennywell Farm Buckfastleigh, Devon 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TOURISM
The South West Coast Path 

 

 

The Devon Tourism Awards

These awards reflect a proprietor’s passion for excellence in Devon accommodation.Judging is carried out by an independent panel of past winners, industry leaders and experts in their field. Winners of the Devon Tourism Awards are automatically ‘fast tracked’ to the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and if they win, to the national Enjoy England Awards. Recent winners include:

Places to stay

Hotel of the year

Gold - The Old Rectory Hotel, Martinhoe

Bed & breakfast and guest accommodation of the year

Gold - Hedgehog Corner, Uplyme

Self catering establishment of the year

Gold - Seahorse Apartments & Westward Living at Duckhaven Stud, Westward Ho! 

Holiday Park of the year

GoldCofton Country Holidays, Dawlish

Venue and business award

Gold - The Arundell Arms, Lifton


Food and drink

Taste of Devon award

GoldRiver Cottage Canteen & Deli, Plymouth

Pub of the year

Gold - The Start Bay Inn, Torcross


Things to do

Large visitor attraction of the year

Gold - The Big Sheep, Bideford

Small visitor attraction of the year

Gold - Tiverton Museum for Mid-Devon Life, Tiverton

Activity, sport and experience of the year

Gold - Calvert Trust Exmoor, Kentisbury and The Arundell Arms, Lifton (joint winners)

Event of the year

Gold - Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, Exeter

 

Devon's tourism heroes

Tourist information service of the year

Gold - English Riviera Visitor Information Service, Torquay 

Outstanding contribution to Devon tourism

Carolyn Custerson, chair of Visit Devon and chief executive of English Riviera Tourism Company  

Tourist superstar award for customer service

Gold - Matt Druce from Seahorse Apartments & Westward Living at Duckhaven Stud, Westward Ho! 

Sustainable tourism award

Gold - Compton Pool Farm, Marldon 

 

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