Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2015




 

Cotswolds Tourism are pleased to launch the annual Cotswolds Tourism awards for 2015. We are looking for local businesses to apply who have excelled in visitor experience, satisfaction and have achieved great results in 2014. Application forms for the fifteen awards are available to download below and you have until 31st October 2014 to apply. Please submit your entry to cotswoldstourism@cotswold.gov.uk with evidence of your application.
 
For the third year running the awards are in alignment with the VisitEngland National Awards, using the same categories and application forms.  The gold and silver winners for each category will automatically go through to the VisitEngland National awards and will be in for a chance of picking up an award nationally.

 

The Cotswold Tourism Awards are in association with Cotswold Life Magazine, our media partner for the awards and the only local monthly magazine to be associated with the event, find out more at http://www.cotswoldlife.co.uk/

 

Application Forms for the 2015 Awards

 

Below are downloadable versions of the application forms for each award category:

Access for All Award - Application form

Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse of the Year Award - Application Form

Business Tourism Award - Application Form

Caravan Holiday Park or Holiday Village of the Year Award - Application Form

Large Hotel of the Year Award - Application Form

Large Visitor Attraction Award 2015 - Application Form

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year Award - Application Form

Small Hotel of the Year Award - Application Form

Small Visitor Attraction Award 2015 - Application Form

Sustainable Tourism Award - Application Form

Taste of England 2015 Award - Application Form

Tourism Event of the Year Award - Application Form

Tourism Pub of the Year Award - Application Form

Tourism Experience of the Year Award - Application Form

Visitor Information Provider of the Year - Application Form

 

 

The 2014 Winners

The 2014 Awards highlighted the successes and achievements of Cotswold tourism businesses throughout the last year in 15 categories: Bed and Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year, Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year, Small Hotel of the Year, Large Hotel of the Year, Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year, Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, Large Visitor Attraction of the Year, Taste of England Award, Tourism Pub of the Year, Tourism Experience of the Year, Tourism Event of the Year, VIC Provider of the Year, Access for All Tourism Award, Sustainable Tourism Award and the final award sponsored by Cotswold Life is the Business Tourism Award.

 

Sarah Tyler of Cotswolds Tourism and GFirst LEP said: The 2014 awards saw a record number of applicants across all categories and the competition was steep - it was a shame we couldn't recognise everyone. The judges had a difficult job but feel they have rewarded our biggest achievers and highlight what is great about our area"

 

Bed and Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year
Gold – Hilden House
http://www.hildenhouse.co.uk/ 
Silver – East House
http://www.easthouseuk.com/easthouse/ 
Bronze – Woodchester Lodge
http://www.woodchesterlodge.co.uk 

Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year
Gold – Muir Cottage and the Bothy
http://www.thecotswoldretreat.co.uk/ 
Silver – Old Manor Holiday Cottages
http://www.oldmanorholidaycottages.co.uk/ 
Bronze – Sudgrove Cottages
http://www.sudgrovecottages.co.uk/ 

Small Hotel of the Year
Gold – Calcot Manor
http://www.calcotmanor.co.uk/ 
Silver – Dormy House
http://www.dormyhouse.co.uk/ 

Large Hotel of the Year
Gold – Ellenborough Park
http://www.ellenboroughpark.com/ 
Silver – Hatton Court
http://www.hatton-court.co.uk/
Bronze –  The Montpelier Chapter 
http://www.themontpellierchapterhotel.com/ 
Bronze- Three Ways House
http://www.threewayshousehotel.com/ 

Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year
Gold - Tudor Caravan Park
http://www.tudorcaravanpark.com/ 
Silver - Winchcombe Camping and Caravanning Club Site
http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/gloucestershire/nrtewkesbury/winchcombe 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Gold – Kelmscott Manor
http://www.kelmscottmanor.org.uk/home 
Silver - Court Barn Museum
http://www.courtbarn.org.uk/ 
Bronze - Cotswold Motoring Museum
http://www.cotswoldmotoringmuseum.co.uk/ 

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Gold - WWT Slimbridge
http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/ 
Silver - Cotswold Farm Park 
http://www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk/ 
Silver - Batsford Arboretum
http://www.batsarb.co.uk/ 
Bronze - Cattle Country 
http://www.cattlecountry.co.uk/ 
Bronze - Museum in the Park
http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk 

Taste of England Award
Gold – The Little Green Wiggly Machine 
http://www.thewigglyworm.org.uk/wiggly_street_food.html 
Silver – Huffkins, Burford
http://www.huffkins.com/ 
Bronze – Old Passage Inn
http://www.theoldpassage.com/ 

Tourism Pub of the Year
Gold - The Feathered Nest
http://www.thefeatherednestinn.co.uk/ 
Silver – Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill
http://www.horseandgroom.info/ 
Bronze – The Five Alls, Filkins
http://www.thefiveallsfilkins.co.uk/ 

Tourism Experience of the Year
Gold - Vintage and Modern
http://www.cotswoldsvintagetours.com/ 
Silver – GWR
http://www.gwsr.com/ 
Bronze – Giffords Circus
http://www.giffordscircus.com/ 

Tourism Event of the Year
Gold – The Royal International Air Tattoo
http://www.airtattoo.com/ 
Silver – Gloucester Tall Ships Festival
http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/tallships/ 
Bronze – Lechlade Festival 
http://www.lechladefestival.co.uk/ 
Bronze – Moreton Show
http://www.moretonshow.co.uk/ 

VIC Provider of the Year
Gold – Gloucester Tourist Information Centre
http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/visitor-information/tourist-information-centre 
Silver – Moreton Area Centre and Visitor Information
http://www.cix.co.uk/~moreton/cdc/ 
Bronze – Bourton Visitor Information Centre
http://www.bourtoninfo.com/tourist-information/

Access for All Tourism Award
Gold - StarBistro
http://www.natstar.ac.uk/drupal/content/star-bistro 
Silver - New Brewery Arts
http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/ 

Sustainable Tourism Award
Gold - Broadway Manor Cottages
http://www.broadwaymanor.co.uk/ 
Silver - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/ 
Bronze - Festival of Nature in Stroud
http://www.stroudnature.co.uk/ 

Business Tourism Award
Gold – Cotswold Farm Park
http://www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk/ 
Silver – Farncombe  
http://www.farncombeestate.co.uk/