Awards season continues apace, and I'd like to congratulate even more Best Loved winners. The Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards were given on 21 October. Our congratulations to go Kateshill House, winner of the Gold Award for B&B/Guest Accommodation, The Broadway Hotel, winner of the Gold Award for Small Hotel, Brockencote Hall, named Highly Commended Small Hotel, and The New Hall Hotel & Spa, Silver Award winner for Large Hotel of the Year.
Meanwhile, VisitScotland has awarded Isle of Eriska five Gold Stars, its highest country house award, given in recognition of exceptionally high standards of service and hospitality. Well done indeed!
And as always, below we present an absolutely first rate selection of special offers from a wide variety of great places to stay, this week with an emphasis on excellent food and beautiful scenery - now's the opportunity to get out there and enjoy the best of the autumn colours in the UK and Ireland.
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