Southwest Tourism Awards 2018/9  – Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism


After being awarded Gold at the 2018 Devon Tourism Awards in the Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism category, what an honour to be invited to the Southwest Tourism Awards  and receive a Bronze Award sponsored and judged by Quality in Tourism. Being in the company of so many wonderfully high profile businesses was just incredible. Just take a look at the Awards list, how on earth judges can choose when our region is bursting with such an abundance of truly high quality tourism businesses is beyond me, but we feel truly honoured to be found among them.

Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2018  – Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism


We were delighted, overwhelmed and honoured to be awarded GOLD at the November 2018 Devon Tourism Awards held at Highbullen Hotel, in the Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism Category sponsored by Quality in Tourism. An unbelievably proud moment for us alongside such a plethora of exemplar Devon businesses. This is, so far without doubt the award that has meant the most to us, as it recognises that our principles, aims and whole ethos are gaining mainstream recognition in a world which has been so consumed by consumerism. Honestly, this was a delight to receive.

South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2016/17 – Artistic, Cultural and Learning


Well if we were completely overwhelmed to be finalists at the Devon Tourism Awards, imagine how we felt to be awarded GOLD in the Artistic, Cultural and Learning Category at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, held in Bristol in February 2017. We were nestled next to some of the best known names in the South West, I cannot express how proud we feel to have gained this award.  Read more about The South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2016 – Artistic, Cultural and Learning


We were completely overwhelmed to be awarded GOLD at the November 2016 Devon Tourism Awards held at Exeter University great Hall and presented by local Olympic Gold Medalist Jo Pavey, in the Artistic, Cultural and Learning Category, quite an honour alongside so many prestigious and high profile Devon businesses. Read more about Devon Tourism Awards.

Green Tourism Business Scheme – GOLD AWARD (awarded in 2006 and achieved in every year since)

Green Tourism is considered one of the most rigorous certification programmes of its kind. It is the only one independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, and is endorsed by VisitScotland and Failte Ireland. Read more about GTBS

Tripadvisor Green Leaders – PLATINUM AWARD

GreenLeader hotels and B&Bs must apply to the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Programme. If accepted, GreenLeaders achieve one of four statuses: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The higher the status, the greater the impact of a property’s green practices.

Want to learn more about the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Programme? Visit Tripadvisor


The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honours select accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the Certificate of Excellence honourees. It takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index of the site.

AA Star Rating – FOUR STARS

Hotels or guest accommodation assessed by the AA are rated under a set of common quality standards agreed by the AA and the UK tourist authorities (VisitBritain, VisitScotland and VisitWales).

The common standards make types of accommodation easy to understand and give you confidence that establishments can meet the standards you require.

Star ratings, from one to five, show the standard of quality for hotels, guest accommodation and self catering. The following brief summary gives the main standards within their ratings.

Find out more about the AA Star rating system here.