Windermere Suites, The Sumner, Chatton Park House, Loch Ness Lodge and Ta-Yr-Onnen Guest House have been revealed as the winning B&Bs in this year`s AA B&B Awards.
Landlady Carole Edney, of West Marden Farmhouse in West Sussex was also given the Friendliest Landlady 2009 award at the awards ceremony at The Langham †Hotel in London today.
Edney, who with her husband Martin, has been welcoming guests to their 16th century farmhouse and two holiday cottages for 14 years was picked from a shortlist of 20 entrants to be honoured for her ability to make guests feel as relaxed and `recharged` as possible.
Windermere Suites in Cumbria (pictured), run by Vicky and Colin Monk, picked up the AA Funkiest B&B 2009 award. Each of the Monk`s eight suites has its own lounge and dining area and feature walk-in wardrobes, oversized air baths, double LED showers and design-led furniture such as Kartel Phillippe Starck Ghost chairs. The couple also allow guests to buy the furniture and accessories.
Central London townhouse The Sumner was voted London B&B of the Year. The 20-room B&B near Oxford Street, becomes the second winner of the category introduced last year.
Chatton Park House in Northumberland, run by Paul and Michelle Mattinson, picked up the award for best B&B in England, while the family-run Loch Ness Lodge in Inverness was voted best Scottish B&B. The winning B&B for Wales was Tan Yr Onnen Guest House in St Asaph, Denbighshire, run by Patrick and Sara Murphy.
All winners received prizes from AA Hotel Services` partner Villeroy & Boch.
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