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'The Hytte' written in graphical font
Accessible self-catering holiday cottage in Northumberland
Situated at Bingfield near Hexham Northumberland

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'Hytte Awards and Achievements' written in graphical font

April 2006 Opened the Hytte, on time - our biggest achievement!

May 2006 First Visit Britain Quality assessment- Awarded Five stars

EnjoyEngland.com 5 star logo

July 2006 Assessed for National Accessible Scheme. Awarded "Access Exceptional" for mobility, level 1 for hearing and visual impairment

Mobility Awards Walkers welcome and Cyclists welcome

Quality in Tourism "Walkers Welcome" and "Cyclists Welcome" Quality Marque

Green Tourism Gold Award logo



November 2006 Assessed by Green Tourism Business Scheme. Achieved Gold Award

Eco Escape brochure



December 2006 Featured in "Eco Escape" the UK's first eco-travel guide

March 2007 Featured in "The Mail on Sunday" Green Holidays in the UK Visit Britain quality assessment - 5 star

July 2007 Featured in Woman Magazine, summer special

Green Tourism Award logo

September 2007 North East Tourism Awards, "Silver" Award for Sustainable Tourism

Invited to give a presentation of the Hytte at the Green Tourism Business Scheme 10th Annual conference at Glen Eagles.

Featured in TV Documentary on Hadrian's Wall with Tanni Grey Thompson (available on DVD!)

April 2008 Visit Britain Quality Assessment- Five stars National Accessible Scheme. Awarded "Access Exceptional" for mobility, level 1 for hearing and visual impairment.

Featured in "Woman's Health Magazine" Disability no obstacle

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North East Tourism Award Ceremony

September 2008 North East Tourism Awards. Winners of three awards;
Gold - Access for all
Gold - Sustainable Tourism
Silver Self Catering Holiday of the year

North East Tourism Awards 2008 Gold Award North East Tourism Awards 2008 Gold Award North East Tourism Awards 2008 Silver Award

February 2009 Featured in "The Observer" 50 Reasons to Holiday in the UK, the pick of the best new British breaks.

March 2009 Featured in "The Mail on Sunday" - you're my wonder wall by Tanni Grey Thompson.

April 2009 We were very proud to represent the North East at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. The Hytte was the only business to be National finalists in two categories.

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Sonja and Simon receiving their
Gold Award from Lady Cobham,
and Michael McIntire.
Excellence 2009 Silver Award logo Excellence 2009 Gold Award logo


Gold Award for Tourism for All and Silver Award for Sustainable Tourism

9 Reasons to be Green cover photo

April 2009 Featured in "The Observer" Escapes Featured in "9 Reasons to be Green" celebrating England's Sustainable Tourism Champions 2009

Quality in Tourism Gold Award logo

April 2009
Quality in Tourism Gold Award
Gold and silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality.

Greener Living cover

June 2009 Featured in "Greener Living" Magazine.

February 2010 Included in the

Guardian green travel list 2010

March 2010 Featured in "The Gulf News"

Visit Britain Quality Assessment - Five stars


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