OWNERS of two Huddersfield guest houses have joined a campaign promoting the best of Yorkshire’s accommodation.
Castle View guest house, Castle Hill, and The Old Co-op bed and breakfast, Thurstonland, are featured on the Yorkshire’s Finest Accommodation website.
The YFA is a consortium of five-star rated guest accommodation providers, supported by the Yorkshire Tourist Board. It was launched during British Tourism Week last month.
Castle View has been a five-star guest house since it opened in May 2004 and now holds gold award status.
Co-owner Linda Coletta-Whiteley said: “When we opened we thought: ‘What can we do that’s different?’
“So we have a seven-seater jacuzzi in the garden, we offer a beauty spa, murder mysteries and we’ve got a fantastic mobility room for disabled people.
“We try to make sure people are well looked after and it’s a family run business.”
The Old Co-op opened three-and-a-half years ago and has silver award status.
Co-owner Valda Dawson said: “Obviously it’s the very high standard of accommodation and the quality of breakfast which we source from very local producers. We use organic food and I make my own bread and jam.”
A YFA spokesman said: “We all believe the quality of guest accommodation in Yorkshire is second-to-none which, coupled with region’s fabulously diverse offerings, makes Yorkshire a fantastic place to visit.
“We believe the high number of five-star guest accommodation properties in the region give Yorkshire a huge advantage as a destination.”
Gary Verity, chief executive of Yorkshire Tourist Board, said: “Quality is a key driver in making Yorkshire an internationally respected destination.
“By celebrating and promoting the region’s five-star accommodation, YFA are not only bringing attention to the quality of the partnership’s properties they are also reinforcing positive perceptions of Yorkshire and excellence across the region.”