Top hotel wins beautiful garden award


Windermere’s  award-winning Cedar Manor Hotel has picked up another trophy – for its lovely gardens.

The hotel was named runner up in Cumbria Tourism’s Jackie Sanderson Trophy at the Cumbria in Bloom awards.

Co-owner Caroline Kaye collected the award at the Cumbria in Bloom: Pride in Your Community ceremony at Dalton’s Chequers Hotel. The winner was the Lakeside Hotel.

The award is another prize in a remarkable year for the luxury hotel and restaurant. After being named Cumbria Small Hotel of the Year in 2014, Cedar Manor went on to reach the finals of the Visit England awards where it was highly commended.

It was then named Best Small Hotel in the national and international category of the Considerate Hoteliers awards, for championing good sustainable practice. And at this year’s Cumbria Tourism awards, staff member Patricia Torre picked up the coveted prize for Outstanding Customer Service.

Caroline Kaye paid tribute to the hotel’s gardener Kate Wright. “She has done all the work, and has spent years preparing our gardens to reach this standard.”

Cumbria in Bloom is a charitable organisation whose aim is the promotion, improvement and understanding of horticulture, floriculture and environmental issues for the benefit of the inhabitants of Cumbria. It is part of RHS Britain in Bloom scheme


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