Wallops Wood Cottages wins SILVER for National Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

We are delighted to announce that we wowed the judges to win SILVER for VisitEngland’s Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year.

The prestigious Awards for Excellence 2020 ceremony was streamed live over the internet with finalists attending via Zoom to receive their awards on Monday evening, 17 August 2020.

Wallops Wood Cottages collected GOLD at the regional awards for the South East in both Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year and the Access and Inclusivity Award categories. These achievements ensured entry to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020. Finalists were announced in July, and we were among the top three for Self Catering Accommodation of the Year.

The view of the beautiful Hampshire countryside from Early Mist cottage on a sunny morning in August 2020

In early 2020 we:

  • Completed the building of a steam room in the swimming pool complex.
  • Built and stocked a shop for guests.
  • Installed an EV (electric vehicle) charger in the car park.
  • Installed two additional disabled parking bays.
Guests love our indoor heated swimming pool – it’s so tranquil and warm

And since reopening after Lockdown, we’ve achieved:

  • Visit Britain’s We’re Good To Go award.
  • The AA’s Covid Confident accreditation.
  • Won Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2020 (particularly prized because this award is based on guest reviews and only 10% of holiday accommodation providers worldwide achieve this!).
  • Won SILVER for VisitEngland’s National Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year.
Wallops Wood Cottages are Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2020 winners

Owners of Wallops Wood Cottages, Katherine and Andrew Graham said:
“We all feel incredibly honoured to receive Visit England’s Silver Award for Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year.

Since we opened in 2014 we have focussed on achieving a national award as our way of ensuring that we are offering the best experience in our sector to our guests.

It’s been a very strange year for all of us in the hospitality industry but we were delighted to welcome guests again when we reopened after Lockdown.

Everyone in our team does a tremendous job every day to make Wallops Wood Cottages the best it can be. We thank each and every one of them.”

Silver Birch cottage patio area with private hot tub at Wallops Wood Cottages

The video below shows the winners of the best Self-Catering Accommodation at the awards.

Wallops Wood Visit England Award 2020