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Tourism Awards - 2015-16 Winners


Two hundered and thirty three of the county's tourism and hospitality businesses entered this year's Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards – a record number for these awards, now in their fourth year.

And we can now announce the winners of each of the categories, which are shown below. The Awards ceremony took place at Stradey Park Hotel on the evening of 25th November.The quality of entries this year was exceptionally high - and so a big congratulations goes out to all of those who entered.

Tourism Awards - 2015-16 Winners

 

 

LARGE SERVICED ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
This award was open to serviced accommodation providers located in Carmarthenshire - with 6 or more letting rooms. The winners are:

GoldThe Plough Rhosmaen

SilverMansion House Llansteffan

BronzeGwesty'r Emlyn Hotel

BronzeLolfa Cynin

 

Sponsored By
University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

SMALL SERVICED ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: freetobook
This award was open to serviced accommodation providers located in Carmarthenshire - with 5 letting rooms or less. The winners are:

GoldGlangwili Mansion

SilverCoedllys Country House B&B

SilverLlwyn Helyg Country House

BronzeCefnllech Clawdd Farm B&B

BronzeThe Waun Wyllt 

Sponsored By
freetobook

SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Carmarthenshire Cleaning and Maintenance Services
This award was open to individual self-catering properties in Carmarthenshire - whether cottages, houses, mills or apartments. The winners are:

GoldGodremamog Mill

SilverBasel Cottage Holidays

SilverCwmcrwth Farm & Holiday Cottages

BronzeCanolfan Ceridwen Centre

BronzePen Y Garn Cottage

Sponsored By
Carmarthenshire Cleaning and Maintenance Services

CARAVAN CAMPING & GLAMPING SITE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Telemat IT Support
This award was open to all caravan, camping and holiday parks in Carmarthenshire. The winners are:

GoldLlwynifan Farm

SilverCanolfan Ceridwen Centre

BronzeFron Farm Yurt Retreat

BronzeMoelfryn Caravan and Camping  Park

Sponsored By
Telemat

BEST DAY OUT AWARD – ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Sponsored by Pear Communications
This award was open to any facility offering a visitor experience in Carmarthenshire - for example, visitor attractions, activities, arts & crafts centres and events. The winners are:

GoldDinefwr - National Trust

SilverThe National Wool Museum

BronzeGwili Steam Railway

BronzeLlanelly House

BronzeWWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

Sponsored By
Pear Communications

BEST DAY OUT AWARD – EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Sponsored by Pear Communications
This award was open to events and festivals held in Carmarthenshire. The winners are:

GoldThe Big Cwtch Summer Party

SilverA Cycling Events (Battle on the Beach)

SilverLlandeilo Edwardian Christmas Fair - Dinefwr

SilverLlandeilo Festival of Senses

Bronze - Llandeilo Jazz Festival

Sponsored By
Pear Communications

A TASTE OF CARMARTHENSHIRE AWARD – DINING OUT

Sponsored by Evan Evans
This was open to any business serving food in Carmarthenshire - including pubs, restaurants and cafes. The winners are:

GoldThe Plough Rhosmaen

SilverBwyty'r Bont - Gwesty'r Emlyn Hotel

SilverMoryd - Mansion House Llansteffan

BronzeLolfa Cynin

BronzeY Talardd

Sponsored By
Evan Evans

A TASTE OF CARMARTHENSHIRE AWARD – RETAIL

Sponsored by Evan Evans
This was open to any business selling food and drink in Carmarthenshire – for example,butchers, bakers, delis and farm shops.  The winners are:

GoldParc y Bocs Farm Shop

SilverGinhaus Deli

BronzeCwmcerrig Farm Shop and Grill

BronzeCwmcrwth Farm and Nant Du Pork

Sponsored By
Evan Evans

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by National Trust
This award was open to any tourism business which, as well as offering a quality visitor experience, also maximises its positive impact on the environment and local area. The winners are:

GoldCanolfan Ceridwen Centre

SilverLarkhill Tipis and Yurts

SilverOld Oak  Barn 

Bronze - The Myddfai Scheme (Myddfai Ty Talcen / Myddfai Trading Company)

Sponsored By
National Trust

MOST EXCITING NEW TOURISM BUSINESS AWARD

Sponsored by Outsource Me
This award was open to businesses from all ofthe county's tourism industry sectors – and will recognise a new business, which has been established after 1 August 2013 - or a business with a new owner in place since this same date. The winners are:

GoldGinhaus Deli

SilverLlanelly House

SilverThe Big Cwtch Summer Party 

BronzeThe Waun Wyllt

Sponsored By
Outsource Me

MOST EFFECTIVE MARKETING AWARD

Sponsored by Perspectif
This award was open to any tourism or hospitality business in the county who can demonstrate clear marketing objectives to attract customers. The winners are: 

GoldThe Plough Rhosmaen

SilverCwmcrwth Farm & Holiday Cottages

BronzeBrechfa Forest Barns

BronzeGodremamog Mill

Sponsored By
Perspectif

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Sponsored by Radio Carmarthenshire and Scarlet FM
This award was open for nominations to be made for individuals or a team who deals directly with the public within a tourism or hospitality business – regardless of their position. Nominations can be made by work colleagues or customers /members of the public. The winners are:

GoldCoastal Wood Holidays

SilverRob - Cwmcrwth Farm & Holiday Cottages

SilverGlangwili Mansion 

SilverGodremamog Mill

BronzeOld Oak Barn

Sponsored By
Radio Carmarthenshire and Scarlet FM

COMMUNITY TOURISM AWARD

Sponsored by Radio Carmarthenshire and Scarlet FM
This was open to businesses or organisations which welcome and provide an experience to visitors – but also involve or benefit their communities. This can be wide ranging and can include things such as visitor attractions, visitor centres, events, activities. Those eligible include not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, community and rural groups and town and community councils. The winners are:

GoldXcel Bowl

SilverMyddfai Ty Talcen Ltd

BronzeCwmdu Village 

BronzeTin Shed Experience

Sponsored By
Radio Carmarthenshire and Scarlet FM

RISING STAR IN TOURISM AWARD

Sponsored by Distillers Wales
This year, we were looking for nominations to reward someone who's a rising star in the tourism industry. 

Winner - Rachel Calvert - Cowpots Cow Shed 

Highly commended - Gwawr Davies - Lolfa Cynin

Highly commended - Matthew Page - A Cycling

Sponsored By
Distillers Wales

TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Llanelli Star and Carmarthen Journal
This title is awarded to the judges' favourite - chosen from the Gold Award Winners from each tourism business category.

The winner is:

The Plough Rhosmaen

Sponsored By
Llanelli Star and Carmarthen Journal

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