Visit Exmoor members secure wins at the prestigious Bristol, Bath and Somerset Awards!

The Bristol, Bath and Somerset awards kicked off December 1st, marking the annual celebration, recognition and awarding of awards to local, outstanding businesses. Emma Thomasson, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Exmoor said, “Congratulations to our winners, we have a phenomenal area offering and these awards showcase this by recognising the very best visitor economy businesses. Our finalists and winners should be so proud!”

With over fifty finalists, the competition was fierce and we are so proud of our Exmoor based businesses who walked away with one of the coveted awards and of course, special mentions to these brilliant, award-winning Visit Exmoor members, Bossington Hall and Orchard Escapes. Bossington Hall is a luxury bed and breakfast – an Edwardian mansion just a short walk away from Bossington, Allerford and Porlock. Their location, both serene and tranquil is ideal for those looking for relaxing breaks to unwind and refresh with spacious lounges, fantastic views, a bar and sauna. If you’re looking to get active, there are over eight acres of gardens and woodlands to explore and the South West Coast Path is a ten minute journey on foot, so the gorgeous Exmoor scenery is just a stone’s throw away. This is more than your average B&B which was recognised in this years award as they took away the Gold Award for B&B and Guesthouse of the Year!

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Orchard Escapes provide glamping experiences on their traditional, family run farm on the Somerset/Devon border, just moments from the Exmoor coast. The off-grid, sustainable shepherd’s huts provide everything you need for a stress-free break; think, alfresco dining, toasting marshmallows over your very own firepit and warm, evening soaks in wood-fired hot tubs under the spectacular night sky littered with stars. We were fortunate enough to see Orchard Escapes leave with not one, but two awards this year! The Silver Award for New Tourism Business and Bronze for Glamping Business of the Year, we are so excited to see what the next year holds for them.

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Finally, huge thanks and praise to the sponsors, partners and anyone else involved for their hard work and dedication in making this year’s awards a possibility.

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