AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for England 2011-2012
Blackmore Farm in Cannington, Somerset has been named AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for England 2011-2012, beating off stiff competition from all over the country.
The official AA press release states:
“Blackmore Farm in Cannington, Somerset has been awarded the prestigious honour of being named AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for England 2011. The announcement was made at the AA’s Bed and Breakfast Awards at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London on Monday 16 May.
With prizes provided by AA Hotel Services’ partner Villeroy & Boch, this annual Awards event recognises and rewards the excellent services provided by the UK’s very best B&B establishments.
Blackmore Farm, run by Ann and Ian Dyer, is a stunning 15th Century, Grade 1 listed Manor House nestled in the foothills of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. Guests get the opportunity to step back in time when they stay at Blackmore Farm as it retains many period features including oak beams, stone archways and medieval garderobes. The Dyer family offer guests a friendly welcome, beautiful surroundings and wonderful homecooked meals.
Along with the guest accommodation Blackmore Farm is home to a farm shop, café and self catering accommodation.
Simon Numphud, AA Hotel Services Manager, said, “The AA is delighted to name Blackmore Farm as the AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for England for 2011-12. With old world grandeur, this establishment offers a truly memorable experience and is fully deserving of its title.””
Ian and Ann have been receiving bed and breakfast guests in their home for the last 22 years. They were both shocked and delighted to be recognized by the AA for their hard work at the Awards Ceremony in London on Monday 16th May. Ian said, “We are over the moon to win this award as recognition of the hard work that both ourselves and the staff do to make sure that our guests have a terrific and memorable stay.”