eviivo Awards 2019

Hidden Gems & Star Amongst Stars Award

The Hidden Gems and Star Amongst Stars Award are for brilliant businesses that leave all their guests demanding an encore (after all Diamonds are Forever…). We will be selecting an initial shortlist of nine regional winning properties – the UK’s Hidden Gems. These nine properties will be announced on the night, and then one overall winner will be named Star Amongst Stars! Our decision will be based on a combination of indicators (performance online, guest reviews, etc.) and information from the property about what makes them unique. We ask properties to tell us their story, about why they should be a winner and what makes them the kind of place that once people find them, they never want to leave.

Shortlisted Properties


North West

Waddington Arms – Clitheroe, Lancashire

Shakespeare Inn – Kendal, Cumbria

Bella Vista Lodge – Blackpool, Lancashire

The Lakehouse – Slaidburn, Lancashire

Paramount Aparthotel – Lytham St. Annes


North East

Percy Arms – Chatton, Northumberland

The Grotto – South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Dowfold House B&B – Crook, Co. Durham

Burnhopeside Hall – Durham, Co. Durham

Chestnut Tree House – Longhouton, N’land


The Old Deanery – Rippon, N. Yorks

Brickfields Farm – Kirkbymoorside, N. Yorks

Acorn Lodge – Harrogate, N. Yorks

The Queens Head – Finghall, N. Yorks

Wally’s Wagon – Grn. Hammerton, N. Yorks


The Midlands

The Rectory – Louth, Lincolnshire

The Old Crown – Birmingham, W. Midlands

Old Downton Lodge – Ludlow, Shropshire

Beldon House – Brigg, Lincolnshire

Oaks Lane Farm B&B – Ashover, Derbyshire


South West

Highcliffe House – Lynton, Devon

Old Embassy House – Fowey, Cornwall

The Somerset House – Weymouth, Dorset

Old Church Farm – Bristol, Gloucestershire

The Courtyard – Salisbury, Wiltshire

South East

The Bell Inn – Diss, Norfolk

Manor Farm – Knodishall, Suffolk

No.27 Brighton – Brighton, East Sussex

Hamiltons Boutique – Southend, Essex

Staunton Hotel – London, Greater London


The Spey – Grantown on Spey, Highlands

The House on the Shore – Arbigland, Dumf.

Creeside Escape – Barrhill, Ayrshire

Castle Walk B&B – Stirling, Stirlingshire

EscapeToEdinburgh@AbercrombyPlace – Mid.



Holland Hotel – Llanfachraeth, Gwynedd

Greylands GH, Llandrindod Wells, Powys

Glan y Gro – Bala, Gwynedd

Fields Lodge – Milford Haven, Pembs

Llwyn Helyg – Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire


Northern Ireland

All Seasons B&B – Portrush, Co. Antrim

Shelleven Guest House – Bangor, Co. Down

Station B&B – Derry, Londonderry

Ivanhoe Hotel – Belfast, Co. Down

Village Cottage – Bushmills, Co. Antrim


Hidden Gems & Star Amongst Stars Award judging criteria

  • Nine regional winners will be selected.
  • We will use data about the property’s performance online and review scores to decide.
  • Judges will look at what makes the property unique and special.
  • We would like to know how the property came to be guest accommodation and how did the hosts get into the wonderful world of hosting.