The winners of the prestigious Hudson's Heritage Awards were announced yesterday. Established in 2011, the awards are an independently judged annual national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites. Signpost, the UK's longest established hotel guide, also presented three awards for 'Best in Class Hotel of the Year'. Signpost was acquired by Hudsons in 2013 and has been promoting the UK's finest hotels since 1935 making it the longest continually published hotel guide in the country.
Signpost is delighted to announce that the winner of Best in Class for Best Hotel was awarded to Dart Marina Hotel and Spa in Darmouth. The winner of Best in Class for Best Spa and Leisure was awarded to The Coniston Hotel, Country Estate & Spa in the Yorkshire Dales and the winner for Best in Class for Best Dining Experience was awarded to Langar Hall situated in the Vale of Belvoir in Nottinghamshire.
Dart Marina Hotel is a luxury Devon hotel situated on the banks of the River Dart, providing stylish hotel accommodation and self-catering luxury apartments. It offers elegant, luxury rooms with crisp white linen, deep, fluffy towels and bathrobes and amazing beds which offer rejuvenating sleep of the kind only experienced when breathing in fresh sea air! The staff makes the hotel as excellent as it is, with returning guests needs being pre-empted by committed staff to new guests experiencing warmth and dedication by the team to help them have a fabulous stay.
The new Spa at The Coniston Hotel offers state-of-the-art facilities including a 15m indoor swimming pool, thermal suite, gym, fitness studio, 8 spa treatment rooms, relaxation area and a stunning outdoor spa pool and terrace. The 4 star hotel also offers a wide range of country pursuits; it is home to a shooting ground (CPSA Premier Plus), falconry centre, Land Rover 4x4 experience, fly-fishing, Archery, target golf and mountain biking. The local area includes the honeypot sites of Malham, Settle and Skipton, offering some of the best scenic walking in the country, located just off the Pennine Way.
Langar Hall is a lovely country house, built in 1837 which stands beside an early English church, with glorious views over the gardens and parkland. The Hall is the family home of Imogen Skirving, whose father used to entertain famous cricketers of the 1930's. Langar still attracts cricket lovers and famous old cricketers. The charming proprietor and her excellent team make every effort for their guests' happiness. Chef Gary Booth & his team work hard to produce excellent, reasonably priced menus of French and English food, using local produce, garden vegetables and herbs, Langar lamb, local stilton and game from the Belvoir estate. The assessor, who has visited this Hotel over a dozen times in the last 10 years, has always had an exceptional experience and believes this hotel is a worthy winner.
Gary Swarbrooke, Signpost Manager stated "All three hotels are exceptional winners providing outstanding hospitality and service. Winning one of these awards is testament to the high standards and commitment to excellence these hotels offer their visitors to ensure they have the best possible experience".
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