The owner of a bed and breakfast in Bolton has only just missed out on a top award.
Meadowcroft Barn Bed and Breakfast in Bury Road had been nominated in the guest accommodation of the year accommodation with Visit England, the national tourist board.
The owner was delighted to be nominated and invited to the glitzy ceremony in Leicester, but unfortunately she lost to a castle in Cornwall and a guest house in Lancaster.
Kath Bullen was delighted to receive a “highly commended” certificate and was grateful to be named in such esteemed company.
She said: “It was a wonderful evening and so nice to meet the other nominees.”
Meadowcroft Barn Bed and Breakfast was opened by Mrs Bullen following the sudden death of her husband.
She invested £150,000 into the transformation of the old stone building into a high quality bed and breakfast with two en-suite rooms and a shared kitchen and lounge.
Mrs Bullen is no stranger to awards and has previously won Visit Britain’s top Five Star Gold Award as well as an 2011 award recognizing the quality of her breakfasts: the coveted Manchester Tourism Bed and Breakfast of the Year.