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Tourism Awards - 2013-14 Winners


Over one hundred and twenty of the county's tourism and hospitality businesses entered this year's Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards – a record number for these awards, now in their third year.

The Awards ceremony took place at Stradey Park Hotel on 14th November and were organised by the Carmarthenshire Tourism Association (CTA) in partnership with the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star – these prestigious awards are held to highlight the importance of the tourism industry to the county, and to recognise and reward the many quality businesses operating within it.

Find out more about the winners and the all important judging criteria below.

Tourism Awards - 2013 Winners

 

 

LARGE SERVICED ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

This award is open to serviced accommodation providers located in Carmarthenshire - with 6 or more letting rooms. The finalists are:

Gold - Gwesty'r Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn

Silver - Browns Hotel, Laugharne | The Cawdor, Llandeilo

Bronze - Lolfa Cynin, St Clears

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SMALL SERVICED ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

This award is open to serviced accommodation providers located in Carmarthenshire - with 5 letting rooms or less. The finalists are:

Gold - Glangwili Mansion, Llanllawddog

Silver - Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthne

Bronze - Tyllwyd Hir Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Llandovery | Ysgubor Bed and Breakfast, Whitland | Kidwelly Bed and Breakfast, Kidwelly

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Dragon

SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

This award is open to individual self-catering properties in Carmarthenshire - whether cottages, houses, mills or apartments. The finalists are:

Gold - Cwmcrwth Farm Holiday Cottages, Llandeilo  

Silver - Godremamog Water Mill, Newcastle Emlyn | Blaenfforest Holiday Cottages, Newcastle Emlyn 

Bronze - Red Kite Cottage, Peniel

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Captain Jac

CARAVAN, CAMPING & HOLIDAY PARK OF THE YEAR

This award is open to all caravan, camping and holiday parks in Carmarthenshire. The finalists are:

Gold -River View Touring Park, Llanedi

Silver - Springwater Lakes, Llanwrda

Bronze -Llwynifan Farm, Llanelli | Moelfryn Caravan Park, Newcastle Emlyn

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Telemat

VISITOR EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

This award is open to any facility offering a visitor experience in Carmarthenshire - for example, visitor attractions, activities, arts & crafts centres and events. The finalists are:

Gold - Creepy Carmarthen-The Spooky Town Tour, Carmarthen

Silver - Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd 

Bronze - WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli | Marros Riding Centre, Marros | The Tin Shed Experience, Laugharne 

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A TASTE OF CARMARTHENSHIRE AWARD – DINING OUT (NEW CATEGORY)

This is open to any business serving food in Carmarthenshire - including pubs, restaurants and cafes. The finalists are:

Gold - Gwesty’r Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn

Silver - The Angel Hotel, Llandeilo 

Bronze - Sosban Restaurant, Llanelli

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Carmarthenshire Farm & Country Holidays

A TASTE OF CARMARTHENSHIRE AWARD - RETAIL (NEW CATEGORY)

This is open to any business selling food in Carmarthenshire – for example, butchers, delis, farm shops. The finalists are: 

Gold - Cwmcerrig Farmshop and Grill, Gorslas

Silver - Heavenly, Llandeilo  

Bronze -  Caws Cenarth Cheese, Lancych | Wrights Independent Food Emporium, Nantgaredig

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Carmarthenshire Farm & Country Holidays

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award is open to any tourism business committed to sustainable development which provides services to the tourism industry and community groups. The finalists are:

Gold - Canolfan Ceridwen Centre, Llandysul 

Silver - Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo | Tan y Lan Fach Cottages, Llangain 

Bronze - Glascoed Farm Holiday Cottages, Whitland | River View Touring Park, Llanedi

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Business Wales

MOST EXCITING NEW TOURISM BUSINESS OR OWNER

This award is open to any tourism business in Carmarthenshire and will recognise a new business - established since October 2011, or a new owner in place since this same date. The finalists are:

Gold - Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthne

Silver - The Shed Brechfa, Brechfa Forest

BronzeBrowns Hotel, Laugharne | The Dolaucothi Arms, Pumpsaint | The Level Crossing, Llandovery

Sponsored By
Stradey

MOST EFFECTIVE MARKETING AWARD (NEW CATEGORY)

This award is open to any tourism or hospitality business in the county who can demonstrate clear marketing objectives to attract customers.The finalists are:

Gold - MudTrek Mountain Bike Breaks, Llanllwni 

Silver - Godremamog Water Mill, Newcastle Emlyn

Bronze - Lolfa Cynin, St Clears | Cwmcrwth Farm Holiday Cottages, Llandeilo 

Sponsored By
Sir Gar Carmarthenshire

OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN TOURISM AWARD

This award is open for nominations to be made for individuals or a team currently working within, or have previously worked within a tourism or hospitality business – regardless of their position. The finalists are:

Gold - Farmer Rob at Cwmcrwth Farm Holiday Cottages, Llandeilo  

Silver - Dolaucothi Gold Mines: Underground Tour Guiding Team, Llanwrda 

Bronze - Fredena Burns, The Team at Marros Riding Centre, Marros | Owl’s Nest Tea Room Diner, Llandovery 

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South West Wales

COMMUNITY TOURISM AWARD (NEW CATEGORY)

Open to businesses or organisations which involve and benefit communities, in addition to welcoming and providing an experience to visitors. 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 councils. The finalists are:

Gold - Myddfai Ty Talcen Limited, Myddfai 

Silver - Canolfan Hywel Dda Centre, Whitland 

Bronze - The Level Crossing, Llandovery |  The Tin Shed Experience, Laugharne

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Radio Sir Gar

TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This title will be awarded to the judges' favourite - chosen from the Gold Winners from each tourism business category.

Winner - Cwmcrwth Farm Holiday Cottages, Llandeilo 

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Llanelli Star

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