Eviivo Hidden Gem Award 2019
Lightning has struck twice! Old Church Farm has been shortlisted for the second year running for the prestigious national Eviivo Awards in the category ‘Hidden Gems’. We will learn whether we have been successful at the award ceremony in London on October 15th.
Kate and I (along with our customers) think of the place as a ‘hidden gem’ but certainly would like more people to know about it and welcome the extra exposure that the award would undoubtedly create.
This year we also retained our AA Gold Award 5 Star rating and have also been included in the prestigious Good Hotel Guide for 2019/20 due out in September.
AA 5 Star Gold Award
Old Church Farm was inspected by a secret AA hotel inspector in August 2018 and awarded us with the highest accolade – the Gold Award with 5 stars. The inspector also had an evening meal and breakfast – both were given awards too. (AA Rosettes are only offered to restaurants open to the public, which we do not have). We had a follow up surprise inspection in January 2019 and retained our 5 stars and food awards.
The AA introduced a star rating system to classify hotels in 1912, and in 2006 they developed Common Quality Standards (alongside the main tourist boards) for inspecting and rating accommodation. These standards and rating categories are now applied throughout the British Isles.
Hotels, guest accommodation, self-catering and serviced accommodation are given star ratings, while caravan, camping and glamping sites are given pennant ratings.
Eviivo Awards 2018
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Eviivo Awards in the category “Hidden Gems & Star Amongst Stars”. Along with 4 other establishments from the South West we will be judged against the 8 other regions of the UK in October with the ultimate winner being crowned ‘Star Amongst Stars’. Hidden Gems are accommodation providers who excel in all areas and have a great story to tell, leaving guests with the fondest memories of their stay.
eviivo is a young company aiming to transform independent tourism by delivering cool, cost-effective, all-in-one apps and services to small independent accommodation providers. eviivo helps over 12,000 hosts and hoteliers succeed online. We take away the burdensome tasks of managing online bookings, taking payments and gaining coverage on OTAs.