Devon B&B Highcliffe House awarded Visit England’s top awards

Devon B&B Highcliffe House awarded Visit England’s top awards

Highcliffe House, a bed & breakfast establishment in Devon that overlooks the village of Lynton on Exmoor has just achieved the Visit England 5 star rating for the 9th season running.

The British tourist board thoroughly scrutinise accommodation across the country in order to ascertsin the level of quality they offer, these include overnight stays where they don’t reveal their identity and unplanned visits.

The accommodation has to have the required level of facilities combined with exceptional quality in order to be given a top star rating. Highcliffe House has also been awarded the Visit England’s coveted Gold Award, which is only given to 10% of the accommodations that have achieved the 5 star status.

The organisation constitutes receiving the Gold Award as;

“Properties achieving the Gold Award have exceptional levels of quality, comfort and cleanliness in bedrooms and bathrooms, and outstanding levels of customer care and food.”

In the third recognition from Visit England, Highcliffe House have also earned the Breakfast award. The Breakfast Award indicates accommodation where owners, chefs and staff have gone the extra mile to ensure a quality service of hospitality and choice of breakfast. The award is only given to those that exceed expectations of their rating, showing that Highcliffe House go above and beyond their five stars.

The Guardian newspaper’s online Travel Guide included Highcliffe House within their “10 of the Best Hotels and B&Bs in North Devon”. Owners Mike and Karen Orchard are finalising their 2012 season and taking midweek Exmoor breaks for next year. Visit to enquire about bookings and rooms for 2013.