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Suffolk holiday accommodations win VisitEngland ROSE Awards including locations in Bury St Edmunds, Friston and Creeting St Mary



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Several Suffolk holiday homes and accommodations have been named amongst the winners of a national award.

The VisitEngland ROSE Awards recognise establishments that deliver "outstanding experiences" to their customers regardless of star-rating.

Barn Owl Barn, a grade II listed three bedroom self-catering accommodation at Lackford Lakes near Bury St Edmunds has been named amongst the winners.

Bruisyard Hall. Picture: Google maps (56507386)
Bruisyard Hall. Picture: Google maps (56507386)

One of six options to stay on the site, the barn is within walking distance of the lakes and has a private garden and BBQ area.

Also named in the list was Bruisyard Hall which, located close to the coast, offers self-catering accommodation and is a popular wedding destination.

The hall is privately owned by Suffolk family Robert and Teresa Rous and has room for 28 staying guests and capacity for up to 140 wedding guests.

The track that leads to the cottages, including Harness Cottage. Picture: Google maps (56507412)
The track that leads to the cottages, including Harness Cottage. Picture: Google maps (56507412)

Woodside Barn in Friston, close to Saxmundham, is a grade II listed conversion that sleeps up to six guests and has also been named a winner in the VisitEngland ROSE Awards.

Harness Cottage in Creeting St Mary, which is one of several accommodations at the Upper Langdale Farmhouse Cottages, has also been handed an award.

This dog-friendly cottage has stunning views of the countryside and is close to both Stowmarket and Needham Market.

Also named in the list is Old Drift House in Kersey, a self-catering cottage with a secluded and private garden, Rectory Manor Hotel in Great Waldingfield and The Dolphin Inn at Thorpeness.

Old Drift House in Kersey. Picture: Google maps (56507429)
Old Drift House in Kersey. Picture: Google maps (56507429)
The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness. Picture: Google maps (56507515)
The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness. Picture: Google maps (56507515)

The Granary Barn in Stonham was also given an award. It offers a 'luxury' and 'romantic' stay for two in a converted barn complete with original beams and a feature window.

Holiday accommodations around the country were handed awards, with several Norfolk destinations including Barley Cottage in Burnham Market and Carricks at Castle Farm in Dereham making the list.

VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said: “It is great to see the ROSE Awards back as we celebrate and congratulate accommodation businesses across England excelling at customer service and creating stand-out experiences that keep visitors coming back time-after-time.

"The awards are also a wonderful showcase of the sheer scale of outstanding accommodation across England with visitors truly spoilt for choice. From stunning estates with camping on their doorstep to quintessentially English pubs with cosy rooms, from charming B&Bs and self-catering cottages in glorious locations to quirky beach huts in picture-perfect seaside towns, there is a stay to suit all tastes and requirements.”

The VisitEngland ROSE Awards 2022 were presented yesterday at an afternoon tea event at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.