Brook Meadow campsite wins Best Self-Catering title at Leicestershire's Tourism & Hospitality Awards for 2023
Brook Meadow owner Claire Hart (left) with Karen Hull at the awards
At a packed awards ceremony held last night at Athena Leicester, Brook Meadow (01858 880886 www.brookmeadow.co.uk), the 20-acre camping, glamping and caravanning site located near Market Harborough in Leicestershire carried home top honours in the Leicestershire Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2023 for the best Self Catering Accommodation of the Year.
Situated on a family run, working farm in tranquil Leicestershire countryside, they are now through to the next round of judging against other self-catering regionals winners across the country, and hopefully make it through to the grand finals of the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2024, which will be held next summer.
Commenting in the category Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicestershire Promotions Ltd, who organised the awards said: “With staycations becoming increasingly popular, self-catering accommodation is in high demand, however it's a market of over supply therefore standing out from the crowd is essential. For our winner’s, uniqueness, creativity, and innovation are key to success”.
The award is just the latest in a string of prestigious accolades Brook Meadow has received since co-owner, Claire Hart, joined her parents to transform the 30-year-old, glamping, camping, and caravanning site five years ago.
Since then, Claire’s skills as an architect and interior designer have transformed the self-catering accommodation to create superb botanical inspired interiors that have a harmonious link with the stunning lakeside backdrop and offer guests some of the most inspiring and aspirational holiday lettings accommodation in the country.
The judges in the category also praised Brook Meadow for creating a really unique offer. They highlighted the accommodation, which they said is presented to the highest standard with every detail being considered to ensure guests have the best experience possible.
They also commended the owners, the Hart family, as clearly taking immense pride in the styling and said this was evident in everything they do, and all of the things offered including the high standards of the external partners they work with.
Plan a spring getaway and see new life arriving down on the Brook Meadow farm
Spring is a busy time for the Hart family at Brook Meadow (01858 880886) www.brookmeadow.co.uk, the multi-award-winning, 20-acre camping and glamping site, located in the tranquil Leicestershire countryside.
Alongside the campsite the Harts have a working family farm with 400 acres of grazing and arable farmland and a five-acre fishing lake.
During the spring guests staying in one of the cosy luxury lakeside lodges can join a tour of the farm to see the new calves, from the 40 strong mixed herd of British Blondes, and might even be lucky enough to watch one being born.
Guests can also take a bumpy farm tour with Jasper the farmer and meet farmer’s wife, Mary to go egg collecting and feeding the chickens in her eco hen house, where there’s a sustainable set up with a rainwater harvesting system and a solar powered electric fence to keep the foxes away.
Additional activities include fishing on the five-acre lake and trying adrenalin activities with Avalanche Adventure or gliding experiences and lessons with the Gliding Centre adjoining the site.
Families can also visit nearby Mini Meadows Farm who have partnered with Brook Meadow to include VIP passes for up to five guests staying in a luxury lodge.
Perfect for children under 10, there’s the chance for them to feed a variety of animals from rabbits to alpacas and meet Mia and Apricot, the farm’s adorable Shetland ponies.
They can also spot spring babies and new arrivals, join an enchanting fairy walk in Mini Meadow’s outdoor play area, and enjoy the indoor playbarn, sandpit, and café. Under 5s can also explore the beehive softplay.