Northiam B&B scoops award


A village B&B has scooped an award.

Knelle Dower Studio, in Rye Road, Northiam, is one of a number of finalists in the AA Friendliest Bed and Breakfast Award.

It is among a select group of just 25 to have been chosen by inspectors from more than 2,300 B&Bs within the UK.

The B&B is run by Bettina and Jonathan Wells.

Collecting their accolade at the annual AA Hospitality Awards ceremony at London’s Landmark Hotel, Bettina said: “We were pleasantly shocked when we were nominated. As a small B&B with just one unit it’s an amazing achievement to be considered on a peer-to-peer basis with the best B&Bs in the country.”

The Knelle Dower Studio is based a short distance from the main Knelle Dower house, a 15th century timber-framed Tudor building.

Peter Laigaard Jensen, head of AA Hotel & Hospitality Services, said: “It is an absolute pleasure to celebrate and recognise all of our 2016 AA Bed & Breakfast award winners. To run a B&B is a very personal thing and it takes a lot of dedication as well as passion and with such great establishments from all over the UK, it only confirms the strength and depth that the B&B market has to offer. Each of these B&Bs offer great hospitality and are passionate about giving guests the best possible experience during their stay.”

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