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The Dandelion Hideaway selected as finalist in VisitEngland’s national Awards for Excellence 2017

John and Sharon at Dandelion Hideaway

Farmer John & Sharon at The Dandelion Hideaway in Osbaston, Leicestershire have been selected as one of three finalists in the newly created category of Glamping Provider of the Year for VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence, the most prestigious awards in English tourism.

The Dandelion Hideaway has previously won Bronze (2014, 2015) and Highly Commended (2016) in VisitEngland’s Self Catering Accommodation category, competing with traditional holiday cottages. This new category reflects the growing national popularity of ‘glamping’ and The Dandelion Hideaway will compete against Longlands in the South West and Secret Meadows from the East of England.

Sharon Earp from The Dandelion Hideaway said: “We are delighted to be chosen as a national finalist for Glamping Provider of the Year. We will be proudly flying the flag for Leicestershire, as well as agriculture and farming, at the Awards ceremony in London.”

VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “The Awards shine a spotlight on an industry driven by the highest-calibre people and organisations who deliver unforgettable experiences for visitors, raising the profile of England as a world-class destination and driving the economic benefits of tourism across the regions.”

The Awards, now in their 28th year, recognise and congratulate those businesses and individuals from across England who champion the very best practice and excellence in customer service. Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Monday 24 April at the Hilton Waldorf, London.