Ann and Robert celebrate their White Rose Awards nomination
We’re both delighted to have been shortlisted for the third year running for this prestigious award. Having opened on our wedding anniversary exactly seven years ago this made another lovely reason for us to celebrate the day.
We’re sure to be facing stiff competition again so we’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope to make it third time lucky for South Yorkshire!
Here are some photos from the previous awards ceremonies in 2011 and 2012. Look out for the brilliant photo of Ann and me together with Sara and Catherine from the 2011 finals in Doncaster.
This is the second year running we’ve made it through to the finals. Having been pipped at the post at last year’s ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse we’re now training hard and looking for an away win at Elland Road in October!
Once again we’re competing with some lovely properties across Yorkshire. Some of these we already know as members of Yorkshire’s Finest Accommodation. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all this year’s finalists good luck at Leeds.
Robert, Ann, Catherine and Sara at the White Rose Awards 2011 presentations.
Our congratulations go to the winner of the category ‘Best B&B/Guest Accommodation’ – Kilham Hall which is situated near Driffield. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests and suppliers for their support since we began the business 5 years ago. We took our daughters Sara and Catherine to the awards ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse and had a wonderful time. We look forward to trying again for the award next year.
The news came exactly five years to the day since a group of our friends helped us cut the ribbon to open Throapham House for business. It was our wedding anniversary too – so a good excuse to crack open a bottle of bubbly!
We’re facing stiff competition from some of Yorkshire’s Finest Guest Accommodation providers – including last year’s winners at 17 Burgate. We will be flying the flag for South Yorkshire at Doncaster Racecourse in October and would like to wish all finalists good luck. Whether we win or not, we would like to thank all our guests for their wonderful comments and support.
While we’re on the subject of awards, we’d like to congratulate Pat and William at 17 Burgate over in Pickering in their recent success in the 2010 White Rose Awards.
We’ve known Pat and William for a few years now since getting involved with the Yorkshire’s Finest Accommodation project. They are an inspiration to all and fully deserve their success. We would like to think they will be keeping a close eye on the competition from South Yorkshire next year though
Ann and Robert are delighted to announce that we have retained our 5 Star Gold Award for the fourth successive year since opening in 2006.
Our hard work in the kitchen department has paid dividends this time with a Breakfast Award. Since 5 star properties have to display excellence in menu choice, preparation and presentation it is indeed very satisfying for us to know that we can measure up well against other accommodation providers.
In winning this award we’d like to thank some excellent local suppliers including our award winning local butchers D J Fentons and general grocers Taylors of Tickhill.
Our final thanks must of course go to our guests whose support makes this business very enjoyable. You are the ones who will really help us to maintain and improve our standards and your feedback suggests you enjoy what we provide. We look forward to meeting you again the next time you are visiting the area.
Additional dates have been added to the sensational Rod Stewart tour and he will be appearing at the Sheffield Arena on 20 July.
Michael Flatley has not performed the ‘Lord of the Dance‘ since 1998 but he reprises his role as ‘Lord of the Dance’ at Sheffield on Saturday 30 October.
In November Paramore, Disney on Ice, A-Ha and Paul Weller take to the stage as do Simply Red, JLS and Peter Andre in December.
If you are looking for luxury accommodation near Sheffield Arena then look no further than Throapham House. Throapham House offers friendly, comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation approximately 20 minutes drive from the Sheffield Arena. Why not stay longer and explore what else South Yorkshire has to offer.
Heading the line up at the spectacular 2-day event will be Scouting For Girls and The Saturdays on Friday 10 June while on Saturday 11 June The Music of Queen, A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular will draw to a close what will be South Yorkshire’s most exciting and live outdoor musical event. Throapham House bed and breakfast is one of the nearest accommodation providers being just 7 miles from the Sandbeck estate so book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information on this fantastic 2-day event, visit the WEEKEND@LAST web site.
WEEKEND@LAST is being held in aid of SAFE@LAST, a registered charity working with and on behalf of young people at risk through running away. Find out more about SAFE@LAST.
The competition gets under way on Saturday 18th April at 10am with Ronnie O’Sullivan v Stuart Bingham and Mark King v Rory McLeod. If you are attending any of the snooker sessions, why not extend your visit with an overnight stay with us, or better still, stay a few days and discover more of what Yorkshire has to offer.
If you are planning a trip to Yorkshire then you’ll soon discover there’s a lot to see and do in England’s largest county. Why not plan your onward travel using our guide to Yorkshire’s Finest Guest Accommodation, a collection of the very finest privately owned five star properties in the region who share a commitment to provide exceptional quality and service.