Landal Gwel an Mor nabbed the top prize at this year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

The park is within walking distance of the sandy Portreath beach, with many of the lodges featuring private hot tubs and log burners.

Guests can also make use of the onsite spa, indoor swimming pool, tennis court, fitness suite and free high speed wifi, wildlife centre and Mediterranean restaurant.

For active customers, there is a fishing lake, archery, fencing, a soft play centre, a golf course and a croquet lawn.

They can also opt for added extras during their holiday, including champagne and canapes in their cabin, handmade chocolates, daily breakfast packs and picnic hampers.

A recent addition is a collection of eco lodges, available to both buy and rent.

Prices start from £428 for a week in a six person cabin this May.

The awards also recognised England’s best hotel, B&B, guided tour and visitor attraction.

The country’s best hotel went to Rudding Park in Yorkshire.

The 90-room luxury hotel set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland features a spa, two restaurants, a kitchen garden, private cinema, two golf courses and a conference and events

It was also voted Best New Spa in UK at the Good Spa Guide Awards 2017 – rooms are available from £203 a night.

Meanwhile, the best B&B went to Alkham Court Farmhouse in Kent.

The traditional Kentish farmhouse within Alkham, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been providing bed and breakfast accommodation for the last 15 years.

On arrival, guests receive a complimentary drink with homemade cake, before relaxing in the hot tub and sauna with views of the garden.

Professional therapists can even be booked to visit the farmhouse, using products from Neal’s Yard.

Rooms within the farmhouse can be booked from £140 a night, or there is a glamping option in a restored 19th Century shepherd’s hut.

For those looking to help themselves, Sheepyard Barn at The Suffolk Escape won best self catering holiday provider.

The Sheepyard Barn sleeps up to 12 guests and features a large, open plan living space with views over rolling hills.

There is a large, well equipped kitchen, a home cinema system, a wood fired pizza oven, outdoor lounge, a separate kids play/TV room, a hot tub and a private indoor swimming pool.

As well as exploring the surrounding countryside, guests can also indulge in spa treatments at the barn and play a round of golf.

VisitEngland’s annual Awards for Excellence 2018

Bed & Breakfast of the Year 

GOLD Alkham Court Farmhouse, Kent

SILVER – The 25 Boutique B&B, Devon

BRONZE – South Lodge Boutique B&B, Buckinghamshire


Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year

GOLD – Yorebridge House, Yorkshire

SILVER – Hever Castle & Gardens, Kent

BRONZE – Cary Arms & Spa “Inn on the Beach”, Devon


Guided Tour of the Year 

GOLD – York’s Chocolate Story, Yorkshire

SILVER – World of Wedgwood, Staffordshire
BRONZE – Cotswolds Distillery, Warwickshire

Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year
GOLD – Landal Gwel an Mor, Cornwall

SILVER – Seafield Caravan Park, Northumberland

BRONZE – Polmanter Touring Park, Cornwall


Hotel of the Year
GOLD – Rudding Park, Yorkshire

SILVER – Lucknam Park, Wiltshire

BRONZE – Seaham Hall, County Durham


Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
GOLD – National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

SILVER – Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

BRONZE – Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Dorset


Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year 
GOLD – Sheepyard Barn at The Suffolk Escape, Suffolk

SILVER – The Milkshed, Devon
BRONZE – The Treehouse Hotel at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Kent


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 
GOLD – the Charterhouse, London

SILVER – Hall Hill Farm, County Durham

BRONZE – Screech Owl Sanctuary & Wildlife Park, Cornwall

Taste of England Award

GOLD – Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, Wiltshire

SILVER – Miller’s Fish and Chips, Yorkshire

BRONZE – Askham Hall, Cumbria


Tourism Pub of the Year
GOLD – The Riverside at Aymestrey, Herefordshire

SILVER – The Cartford Inn, Lancashire

BRONZE – The Bruce Arms West Tanfield, Yorkshire

In other categories, Yorebridge House, Yorkshire – a 5 Star, 3 AA Rosette, boutique hotel in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales won best boutique guest accommodation.

The guided tour of the year  went to the team at York’s Chocolate Story in Yorkshire.
While other British cities were built on steel, coal or wool, York’s fame and fortune have rested on chocolate for almost 300 years at companies like Terry’s, Craven’s and Rowntree’s.

Through a guided tour at York’s Chocolate Story, guests can find out about the history of the city and its relationship with chocolate, chocolate making and the art of the chocolatier through three floors of interactive exploration.

The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire – 150 acres of land featuring more than 30,000 mature trees, as well as thousands of different flowers, won best large visitor attraction.

And the Charterhouse in London won best small visitor’s attraction – an almshouse built in 1371 that has featuring in the writings of Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray.

VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “From an outstanding boutique hotel in the Dales to a tour of York’s chocolate-making history, from pine holiday lodges on the sandy beaches of Cornwall to a quintessentially English country-pub in Hertfordshire, these winners provide outstanding and truly memorable visitor experiences.”

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