Interesting exhibition at Torquay museum at the moment. Torbay at war. Some very interesting stuff in there and well worth a visit..but not in the wonderful Torquay weather we are having at present
Royal Torbay yacht club triangle race. In and out the bay throughout the week. Check it out,,and the weather is fantastic as well
Its that time of year again. When Babbacombe festival arrives summer is really here. Loads to see and do from the 14th to the 21st of June, including a great music festival. We have very limited availability but do have a couple of short breaks available
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Travellers Choice 2014 award by the highly regarded travel site trip advisor. We won awards in the small hotel and the romance section. We are absolutely delighted to have gained this recognotion and we would like to thenk all the people who have left reviews of their stay at Elmdene. We will of course endeavour to make everyones experience here even better in the coming months and years , but this is a wonderful feather in the cap for Carol and Myself. Along with the other 2 awardsd we have won recently its been a great year for us here at Elmdene
We would like to wish everyone a happy, Healthy and prosperous new Year. We are currently installing a new bathroom in room 2 and replacing some doors on the staircase. Its all a bit dusty at the moment but we will be ready to go again in March and hope fully see some of you again
We are delighted to add that we have been highly commended by south west england tourism. Below is the text of an e-mail we have recieved
Dear Carol & Andy,
I have pleasure in telling you that your entry for The Elmdene has been selected as one of the ‘Highly Commended’ entries in the B&B, Guest Accommodation & Inns category of this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards.
Within each category, the panel was restricted to a maximum of four ‘winners’ to receive Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards and for submission to the national VisitEngland Awards, and I’m sorry to tell you that your entry was not amongst these winners. However, I can tell you that the judges were hugely impressed by your business and decided to award you ‘Highly Commended’ status. This is only awarded in those categories where the judges had the toughest of decisions, and reflects the reality that the scoring was immensely close.
Please accept my congratulations!
Each year the judging gets harder as the region’s best vie to be the ‘best in class’. This year was no exception, with a record of nearly 350 entries to consider, and our team of 35 judges undertaking a record 213 visits (up from 164 last year). Our final panel meeting considered all judges’ recommendations, alongside websites, review sites and other evidence. It really has developed into quite an operation, but so it needs to in judging the region’s best!
To have achieved Highly Commended status is a huge achievement, especially in England’s top region for tourism.
We are delighted to announce that we have made the final of the Visit devon awards 2013. We are in the category best B&B guest house / inn of the year. The final is held at the grand Hotel in November