A HOTEL in the Ribble Valley has won a national award.

Stirk House Hotel and Spa, based in Gisburn, was announced as one of the winners at the third annual ROSE Awards at the Independent Hotel Show in London.

The awards showcase outstanding accommodation providers across the country from Penzance to Penrith and from Skegness to Great Ayton.

The winners were nominated by VisitEngland quality scheme assessors and selected from assessor comments and online feedback from overseas and domestic visitors.

Recipients of the awards cover all types of accommodation and include bed and breakfasts and guesthouses, self-catering and hotels to glamping sites and hostels.

VisitEngland director Andrew Stokes said: "It’s great to see the diversity and quality of accommodation available across the country with each of these winners demonstrating outstanding customer service.

"It's this level of commitment to ensuring visitors have the best experience combined with the amazing range of settings and attractions that have domestic and international visitors out exploring and spreading the economic benefits of tourism throughout the country.”