Colton House strikes Gold and a Highly Commended at the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Colton House has been awarded Gold in the Best B&B/Guest Accommodation and a Highly Commended in the Best Sustainable Tourism Organisation category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Ceremony.

Colton House, near Rugeley announced today, that they have won a national award from VisitEngland, as Best B&B in the country! The luxury B&B located on the edge of Cannock Chase was declared the winner of the Best B&B category in an impressive award ceremony at The Sage Centre in Gateshead.

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are the most prestigious awards in English tourism and this year attracted a staggering 345 applications. The Awards recognise businesses that incorporate best practice and demonstrate excellence in customer service throughout their operation and celebrate the very best in quality and innovation.

Commenting on the Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said “We received hundreds of applications of an exceptionally high quality making the competition for a Gold Award extremely tough.  It is therefore a tremendous achievement for Colton House to win a Gold Award, the highest accolade for Excellence in Tourism which VisitEngland can bestow.  They have raised the bar for excellence for others to aspire to and I warmly congratulate them on their exemplary contribution to tourism in this country.” 

Commenting on the Sustainability Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said “It is a great achievement to win a Highly Commended Award in a field of very high quality applications. The Award places Colton House in the top five businesses for excellence in their category in England.  I warmly congratulate them on this achievement.”

In addition VE state that to find Colton House on the shortlist in two categories is a major achievement. 

Owners, Ron and Gay Lawrence said:

 “We are thrilled to win such an impressive accolade as Best B&B in England and even more delighted to win a second award for our sustainability. Hundreds of businesses enter the awards, so to be picked out of such a large number and high standard of businesses is really overwhelming.”

The beautifully restored Georgian, Grade II* listed house has been owned by the Lawrence family since 1977 and has been run as a B&B for the last 10 years. The family originally opened with just 2 letting rooms, but due to high demand, they decided to refurbish and renovate the house over the years, giving a total of 11 luxury en-suite rooms. 

 Ron and Gay continued:

 “We pride ourselves in giving each of our guests a personalised experience, tailoring their stay to meet their individual needs. We offer as many choices as possible, to create a ‘home from home’ feeling. So whether they’d prefer foam or feather pillows; duvets or blankets on their bed to what they would like for breakfast… we try to meet all our guests’ requirements, to give them the best stay possible.”

Indeed it is this personal service and aim to please that has won them so many awards over the years, including The Best Breakfast from Enjoy Staffordshire. The B&B says they use delicious local produce for their breakfasts and evening meals and use many vegetables picked straight from their garden.

If you would like to stay at this national award winning B&B, Colton House is located in the beautiful village of Colton, just 2 miles from Rugeley; 10 miles from Lichfield and 25 miles from Birmingham (postcode WS15 3LL). 

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