AN Exmoor small business has won a Gold award at the Best B&B of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in Exeter, having won the preliminary round of Best B&B in the Bristol Bath Somerset Tourism awards in November.

Bossington Hall, located on the outskirts of Porlock Village, won the award last night in the Visit England tourism awards ceremony held at the Exeter University.

They were named the best B&B in the whole of the South West (including Dorset, Devon and Cornwall), and representing the area in the National Visit England awards.

Bossington Hall is a family-run small business that started in response to the pandemic and has been winning awards for its breakfast (Taste of the West Gold two years running).

They pride themselves on being a friendly, homely atmosphere.

Guy, the owner, said: “It’s amazing how often people comment on the warmth and cosy feeling they get whilst staying here.”

The judge’s statement read: “Bossington Hall is a real hidden gem in the west of Somerset.

“You won't be disappointed with a stay at Bossington Hall, the property is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, and run by an owner, who doesn't have a hospitality background, but nevertheless provides an outstanding customer experience.

“So if you are searching for a short break in a period property in a great location with attentive service, look no further than Bossington Hall.”