TOURISM board VisitEngland has revealed the 100 winners of this year's ROSE Awards – and eight are in Lancashire.

The ROSE Awards recognise the accommodation providers across England who provide visitors with the warmest of welcomes.

They celebrate the establishments where the owners, management and employees, irrespective of their star rating, style or type of accommodation, provide outstanding experiences for their customers.

This year, eight in the county of Lancashire have been recognised, including Chestnut Cottage in Worston, which is the only East Lancashire accommodation to have featured on the list.

Lancashire Telegraph: Chestnut Cottage in WorstonChestnut Cottage in Worston

The four star self-catering accommodation, near Clitheroe, boasts views of Pendle Hill. It is ideal for hikers or those just hoping to escape into the quiet countryside.

There are two bedrooms, one twin and one double on ground floor, and a new dining room.

The cottage also benefits from a private garden with gazebo and table and chairs.

Owner, Marilyn Davies, said she was "so happy" to see the property mentioned.

She said: “I am so happy to have won. They only give out 100 a year and it is so nice to be one of them.

“It’s only a little cottage in Worston just behind my house but it seems to do very well.

“People seem to love the views of Pendle Hill. It’s also very tranquil and quiet with its own garden.

“We have an acre of land around it, it’s quite idyllic.”

Other Lancashire winners include Capernwray House in Carnforth, Riverside Barn Guesthouse in Preston, as well as Wagon and Horses in Lancaster.

A spokesperson for Capernwray House in Carnforth said they were “shocked and delighted to receive this award”.

They said: “Thanks to all of my lovely guests for continuing to visit us at Capernwray House and spreading the B&B word.

“Love my job - hope to see you very soon.”

The Clifton Arms Hotel in Lytham said: “We are delighted to have received the Visit England ROSE Award for 2022 in recognition of service excellence.

“Is a fantastic accolade to receive and showcases the importance of being able to provide exceptional levels of service to our guests who we love welcoming to our hotel.

“The team work tirelessly to ensure our guests have a great time with us so is always great to receive such praise.

“So come on down and experience our service for yourselves.”

Here is a full list of Lancashire winners in the 2022 VisitEngland ROSE Awards:


  • Capernwray house, Carnforth (Guest Accommodation)
  • Chestnut Cottage, Worston (Self-catering)
  • Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham (Hotel)
  • Cobblestones Barn, Cockerham (Self-catering)
  • Newton Hall Apartments, Blackpool (Self-catering)
  • Riverside Barn Guesthouse, Preston (Guest Accommodation – Room Only)
  • Silverdale Holiday Park, Middlebarrow (Holiday Park)
  • Wagon & Horses, Lancaster (Guest Accomodation)

VisitEngland director, Andrew Stokes, said:“It is great to see the ROSE Awards back as we celebrate and congratulate accommodation businesses across England excelling at customer service and creating stand-out experiences that keep visitors coming back time-after-time.

"The awards are also a wonderful showcase of the sheer scale of outstanding accommodation across England with visitors truly spoilt for choice.

“From stunning estates with camping on their doorstep to quintessentially English pubs with cosy rooms, from charming B&Bs and self-catering cottages in glorious locations to quirky beach huts in picture-perfect seaside towns, there is a stay to suit all tastes and requirements.”

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

Recipients of the awards include all types of accommodation from bed and breakfasts/guesthouses, self-catering and hotels to parks, campsites, glamping sites and hostels and cover a range of ratings from three to five stars, as well as accredited properties.

ROSE Award recipients can advertise their accolade as long as they remain within the VisitEngland quality scheme.

The VisitEngland ROSE Awards 2022 were presented at an afternoon tea event on Thursday 5 May at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa in Bedfordshire.

See the full list of ROSE Award 2022 winners here.