Shortlist announced for the eviivo Awards 2019

Five of the best places to stay in North East recognised on national shortlist

Five of the North East’s finest independent accommodation have been shortlisted for the 2019 eviivo Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the UK’s independent accommodation sector, across a variety of categories including: ‘Hidden Gem and Star Amongst Stars Award and ‘Tastiest Breakfast.

The eviivo Awards, now their sixth year, recognise the best of the UK’s world class B&Bs, guest houses, inns, serviced apartments, self-catering units and small independent hotels from across the country.

This year’s shortlist has seen over 100 properties make the cut, with the following North East based establishments reaching the final stages of the process of these coveted awards.

eviivo Awards Shortlisted Properties from North East

Name of property Location Award Website URL
Percy Arms Chatton, Northumberland Hidden Gem & Star Amongst Stars
The Grotto South Shields, Tyne and Wear Hidden Gem & Star Amongst Stars
Dowfold House B&B Crook, County Durham Hidden Gem & Star Amongst Stars
Burnhopeside Hall Durham, County Durham Hidden Gem & Star Amongst Stars
Cheshunt Tree House Longhouton, Northumberland Hidden Gem & Star Amongst Stars and Tastiest Breakfast

Over the coming weeks these shortlisted establishments will have their applications judged by a panel of industry experts. The winners will then be announced at the annual eviivo Awards ceremony on 15th October 2019 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

These independent accommodation businesses represent the pinnacle of UK and particularly North East hospitality, providing some of the country’s most memorable holiday experiences in a variety of settings.

eviivo reports that last year’s award winners and nominees have seen a 12% increase in bookings, and 22% in revenue YOY.

Zoë Dawes, leading travel blogger and judge for the Quirkiest Place to Stay category comments: “Running a quirky and characterful B&B, or a collection of modern city centre apartments, is demanding and requires multiple skills, hard work and dedication. These awards help to shine a light on and identify the finest businesses within the UK’s hospitality sector.”

Sarah Alexiou of Woolmarket House, Chipping Campden, Most Beautifully Presented Award Winners 2018 comments: “The interest generated in Woolmarket House since receiving the Most Beautifully Presented award almost 12 months ago has been remarkable. Winning the award really put us on the map and meant that many more visitors from across the UK and around the world have become aware of our boutique-style country getaway. Combined with the additional publicity from media, this has played a significant part in generating new enquiries and substantially increasing the level of exposure. The award has proven to be a fantastic way to attract new guests.

The eviivo Awards take place on the 15th October at Grand Connaught Rooms on Great Queen Street, London.

To view the full list of UK shortlisted properties, please visit: