AN upmarket bed and breakfast hotel in Chipping Campden has been shortlisted for an award.

Woolmarket House has been shortlisted for the most beautifully presented award at the Eviivo awards, which celebrates the best independent hosts and hoteliers from across the UK.

Woolmarket House, run by Sarah and Michael Alexiou, have reached the final stages of the nomination process and over the coming weeks their application will be judged by a panel of industry experts before the winners are announced at the annual Eviivo awards dinner on October 16 at Quaglino’s on Bury Street, London.

Sarah Alexiou from Woolmarket House said: “At Woolmarket House we work incredibly hard to offer our guests a fantastic service and highly-memorable experience when they choose to stay with us.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have that recognised through this shortlisting for the most beautifully presented award and really hope we are successful on the night.”

Paul Saxby, events director at Eviivo, said: "Eviivo are proud to be working with many of the finest businesses in Britain’s vibrant hospitality sector. These are often small, family-run businesses that play a significant role in driving tourism and jobs to their local community.

"These devoted, independent hosts take immense pride in their service and our awards shine a light on many fine examples.

"What unites all of our customers is their passion and tireless dedication to offering a fantastic guest experience.

"Congratulations to all those shortlisted and we look forward to once again celebrating the very best in the industry at this year’s awards.”

B&Bs, pubs with accommodation and boutique hotels are becoming an increasingly popular choice for international and domestic holiday-makers, seeking a truly British experience.