VisitEngland Gold Award – Northumberland Cottage – Homildon
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-16301,single-format-standard,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-7.4,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.5.2,vc_responsive

Gold Award from VisitEngland

22 Dec Gold Award from VisitEngland

We are chuffed to have won a Gold Award to sit alongside our 4 star self-catering cottage status from Visit England.

4 star Self-catering VisitEngland award

Gold Award VisitEngland


VisitEngland is the National Tourist Board for England, and explain their Gold Award as:

No matter what the star rating or designator, you can find accommodation which excels in hospitality and service and has top scores for bedrooms, bathrooms, food and cleanliness. These special properties hold a VisitEngland Gold or Silver Award, which offer the ‘best of the best’, regardless of the range of facilities and services they offer. There are 4,536 Gold Award properties and 1,189 with a Silver Award across England.


Homildon Cottage also achieved a clean sweep of the VisitEngland official “Welcome” accreditations.


Walkers Welcome VisitEngland logo“Walkers Welcome” award

This UK-wide scheme was developed with expert advice and support from the Countryside Agency and the Youth Hostel Association, gives walkers the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their particular needs such as boot scrapers, drying space and local maps.

Cyclists Welcome VisitEngland Logo“Cyclists Welcome”

Similar to the Walkers Welcome award, this gives cyclists the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets the particular needs of cycling such as lockable undercover bike storage and an emergency cycle and puncture repair kit.

Families Welcome VisitEngland logo“Families Welcome”

We welcome families and consideration has been given to the specific requirements of families with children. See details of our facilities or contact us to ask more.

Pets Welcome VisitEngland logo“Pets Welcome”

We have always been a pet-friendly cottage, and now have the “badge” to prove it!


What a great way to finish 2015 … and we hope to welcome you to our cottage in the course of 2016!

  • Sue W
    Posted at 11:31h, 22 December Reply

    Very well deserved award, looking forward to a return visit very soon!

Post A Comment