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Luxury glamping shortlisted for tourism award

We’ve got some great news. We have been shortlisted for Camping, Glamping, Holiday Park of the Year at the inaugural West Midlands Tourism Awards.

2019 has been a fantastic year for everyone at Hencote. We’ve celebrated the first birthday of The View Restaurant, Bar & Balcony and successfully released a number of estate wines – with more to come in 2020.

Not only that, but we’ve won a bronze medal at the International Wine Challenge for our Evolution sparkling wine.

Venues from Birmingham to Bewdley and Stratford-upon-Avon to Solihull will contest categories including B&B / Guest House of the Year; Business Events Venue of the Year; and Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.

The 15 successful attractions and hospitality businesses will be revealed at a special ceremony on 26th February 2020. This will be held at the University of Birmingham’s Great Hall.

Regional winners

Regional winners will automatically feed up to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, which takes place in June.

Supported by the West Midlands Growth Company, the aim is to attract visitors and events to the region. The awards will celebrate the venues that have helped to bring a record 131 million visitors to the area in 2018. This is a 2.6% increase on the previous year.

The West Midlands’ tourism industry is now worth £12.6 billion. This is a rise of 6.7%, with the sector supporting more than 135,000 jobs.

It’s a fantastic way to end the year and we’re extremely proud of what we have achieved so far. The luxury glamping village has proved very popular with our guests who are looking for that unique luxury experience.

We’re going to be up against other worthy finalists so it will be exciting to see if we can come out on top. If you would like to know more about our luxury accommodation then you can get in touch with the Hencote team at [email protected]

Five reasons to hold your celebration at a luxury glamping lodge

When it comes to the midweek or weekend getaway camping might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But glamping, now here’s a trend that has exploded in popularity over the last few years.

More people are switching their leaking tents and pop up stoves in favour of hot tubs, wood burners and relaxing views. Luxury glamping lodges provide enough of the outdoors while allowing for the creature comforts.

Glamping also lets people celebrate events in a unique location; so whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or retirement party below are five reasons to hold your next celebration in a luxury glamping lodge.

1. The venue

There are a lot of things to think about when it comes to organising a party. The first of which is finding and hiring the venue. Most locations can only be hired for a couple of hours but can be expensive. With a luxury glamping lodge, you can make the most of your surroundings. If the weather is nice, then what better way to celebrate than in the outdoors.

2. Make a weekend of it

Just because a birthday or anniversary falls on one day of the year, doesn’t mean that you have to celebrate on that day only. Most people like to make the most of their celebrations, which is why extending it over a few days is worthwhile. And best of all you don’t have to use the time sitting around airports or train stations when everything you need is right at your fingertips.

3. On-site facilities

Most luxury glamping villages have onsite activities and restaurants that you can make the most of. Here at Hencote, we have wine tours and tasting experiences as well as The View Restaurant, Bar & Balcony where you can have a delicious lunch or dinner and relax with a glass of estate wine or cocktail.

4. The great outdoors

Shropshire is blessed with some amazing views, none more so than from our luxury glamping lodges. Escaping to the country is the perfect way to unwind in a relaxing environment. If you’re hosting a party then your guests can leave their worries behind and focus on enjoying the celebrations.

5. No need to rush

Glamping allows you and your guests to go at their own pace. Whether you just want to relax with a glass of wine in the hot tub or take a walk in the Shropshire countryside, there is something for everyone. It could be a wine tasting weekend or cooking masterclass, whatever the occasion you’ll find something to fit your level of activity.

If you would like more information about our luxury glamping lodges then get in touch with one of the Hencote team at rece[email protected] or call 01743 298 444