Whitbarrow wins Cumbria Tourism Award
27 June 2018
Now in their 16th year, the Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate the very best of Cumbria’s £2.9 billion visitor economy and cover everything from accommodation and attractions to commitments around sustainability. This year, we were delighted to scoop the ‘Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year’ award for our Iconic Collection properties at Whitbarrow, The Farmhouse apartments.
Dating back to the late 1800s, The Farmhouse building was part of the original farm. Over the years, it has been used for a number of different functions, including a pub and staff accommodation, however it was transformed into the two luxury apartments you see today following a £170k refurbishment in early 2016.
The Farmhouse apartments are now amongst the best self-catering properties in the Lake District. While the fabulous, brightly coloured décor is a stark contrast to the building’s traditional features, the interiors still manage to perfectly channel the beauty of the surrounding landscape. It was this, combined with the apartments’ modern furnishings, such as freestanding bathtubs, luxurious soft furnishings, and private outdoor hot tubs, that really captured the attention of this year’s judges.
As well as looking for a self catering property which was of the highest quality and demonstrated excellent attention to detail, the judges also paid particular attention to a number of factors, including guest feedback, accessibility, and commitment to sustainability. While we scored highly across all areas, we firmly believe that the team at Whitbarrow played a vital role in the end result.
“The Farmhouse is an amazing property in one of the UK’s most stunning locations, but bricks, mortar, and design alone cannot create a unique guest experience. Every single member of the Whitbarrow team believe that the place they work is unsurpassed in terms of guest experience and, perhaps more importantly, they believe in each other. Our team ethos is ‘to deliver amazing experiences by loving what we do’ and the dedication of the staff at Whitbarrow is what makes the Iconic Collection properties truly unique.” – Ross Grieve, Managing Director, Luxury Lodges
We want everyone to experience the true dedication of our staff for themselves. To celebrate our win, and say a huge thank you to all our past and future guests, we are currently offering 15% off stays at Whitbarrow. Take a look at our accommodation to start planning your perfect break!