Yesterday I had the great pleasure of spending the afternoon in the stunning tithe barn at Great Fosters Hotel in Egham in Surrey along with 99 other accommodation providers from across the length and breadth of England to be presented with a 2023 VisitEngland Recognition of Service Excellence "ROSE" Award.
Blackdown Yurts was nominated for the award by Teresa, our VisitEngland assessor who has carried out our glamping accreditation visit for the last two years (for which we achieved Gold by the way!). The ROSE Awards "recognise accommodation businesses which go the extra mile for their guests".
Nadine Thomson, VisitEngland Advisory Board Member, who presented the awards (pictured on the right with Katie above) said "the ROSE Awards celebrate and champion the accommodation businesses across England who go above and beyond in their customer service to guarantee visitors have amazing experiences."
Blackdown Yurts was one of only four glamping providers to receive the award yesterday and one of only six from across all the categories of holiday accommodation to win in Devon. That's out of 100, so we are pretty chuffed to bits.
I was delighted to accept the award on behalf of everyone who has worked so hard to make Blackdown Yurts the success it is. A big thank you especially to my partner in life and in business Mark Hammond; to our fabulous carpenter Graeme; and to our children Mia and Felix both of whom have worked on changeovers for the first time this year.
We've had a fantastic season so far and still have a few stays left this month before we close for the Winter on Saturday 30th September. The weather is looking lovely this week and at the weekend so come on down.
We re-open next year on Good Friday 29th March 2024.
We hope to see you soon at our multi-award winning glamping site!
Katie is one of the owners of Blackdown Yurts and likes to write about things going on at and around her beautiful glamping site