We’re excited to reveal that we’ve now got another award to add to our growing collection!

On Friday 8 February, we were awarded gold in the Self-Catering Establishment of the Year category at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

Winning gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in November meant we were eligible to go through to the next stage of the competition – the South West Tourism Awards. We’d reached this stage before, but had never won one of the awards.

We knew we were up against some stiff competition as there are so many incredible self-catering establishments across the South West region. Over the past couple of months, the judges have been going through all 300 applications with a fine tooth comb, and over half the entries also got visited by a team of mystery shoppers.

There were a few butterflies fluttering about as Pat and Dave got dressed up in their finest and set off to the awards ceremony. This year, it was held right on our doorstep at the Eden Project. It’s the first time the South West Tourism Excellence Awards ceremony has been held in Cornwall, so winning this award on home ground makes it even more special.

Pat says: “2012 was a fantastic (and busy) year for Bosinver. Our long-awaited new website launched, and with the help of several of our guests, we created our own video to capture the ‘Bosinver experience.’ We’ve worked really hard to improve everything we have to offer our guests, including new indoor swimming pool, and we’re delighted that all the hard work is starting to pay off. It looks like 2013 is going to be even bigger and better!”

South West Awards organiser Robin Barker chose to stay at Bosinver after the awards event, along with his team. He commented: “I’d heard great things about Bosinver from the judges but had never had the chance to visit. I’m so glad I did, choosing to extend my stay and enjoy a ‘wind down weekend’ in Cornwall.”

Bosinver will now go through to the final stage of the competition – the Visit England national awards which will be held in Manchester on 20 May. Wish us luck!