We swapped our wellies for sequins a few weeks ago and headed to the Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Awards 2022.
Shortlisted for the second year running, in the Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year category, sponsored by East Lindsey District Council, it’s safe to say we were excited and nervous as we walked the red carpet!
After a spread of local food and some talented and entertaining performances, it was awards time… with Lincs FM’s John Marshall compering soon our category came up. We heard The Old Granary announced along with our fellow incredible shortlisters and the winner… US!!
Honestly? We couldn’t believe it. We didn’t think we had a shot, the shortlisted businesses in our category were incredible. We shakily collected our award and posed for some photos that we’re sure are awful – but we WON!
Surrounded by so many, well nearly 350 in fact, of our fellow business owners who live and breathe the visitor economy it’s safe to say we were in the most fantastic company to celebrate – and we made some wonderful new acquaintances on the night.
Of course, this isn’t the end of our tourism awards journey.
The next stage is even more excitingly terrifying! Out of the 15 winners from this year’s awards, 12 category winners, including us, are automatically put through to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023! We now have the chance to represent The Old Granary and Lincolnshire on the national stage – no pressure!
The Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year category specifically acknowledges accommodation providers who go above and beyond, providers that deliver a truly memorable experience for their guests, demonstrating excellence across the board in every aspect of their business.
The Old Granary self-catering accommodation was created with the guest experience in mind. When you stay with us we work our socks off to not only ensure you enjoy your stay, but to make sure you want to come back. Which is why we are sure to remember your personal preferences, from which breakfast jam you prefer to how many towels you like in the bathroom.
To take home the title of Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year for our county, if we make the national shortlist or not, is an incredible honour for us.
We couldn’t do any of this by ourselves, it takes friends, family, suppliers and of course, our incredible guests. We couldn’t have pushed the business where it is today without every one of you, so thank you to you all. Wish us luck and keep us in your thoughts – we’ve got a while to wait… the VisitEngland 2023 shortlist is announced in April 2023. You can be sure that we’ll keep you posted!