Most Beautifully Presented Award 2018 – Shortlist

Great photography and an attractive online presence are vital to a property’s success. But good pictures and a nice website alone won’t cut it – the guest’s experience at the property has to match up to what they see online. The Most Beautifully Presented Award looks at websites, the imagery and tone of voice used and the breadth of extra information supplied to guests. It also takes into account the quality, theme and cleanliness of interior design and physical presentation. In other words, the whole picture!

Most Beautifully Presented Award judging criteria

  • A high quality and consistent finish in all areas of the property
  • High-quality photography – have the rooms been styled to look as appealing as possible?
  • Is there a theme behind the interior design? Has a specific interior designer been used?
  • Has the property been featured in any interior decorating magazines?
  • Does the website reconfigure if it is viewed on a tablet or mobile phone? Is it mobile responsive?

We received 100s of entries for this year’s eviivo Awards, and would like to thank everyone who entered, allowing our judging panel to complete the difficult task of shortlisting for the Most Beautifully Presented Award.

Congratulations to all of the shortlisted properties below, and best of luck when the winners are announced at the eviivo Awards 2018 ceremony on October 16th!


A pink front door welcomes guests to this sumptuous Georgian house. Eight refurbished bedrooms show taste and refinement, with Farrow & Ball wallpapers and details such as flowered tissue box holders. Bone china tea cups hint at the pink branding throughout; staff have pink branded t-shirts and there are baby pink branded pencils and baby pink hairdryers in the rooms.


Two cottages designed with mid-century modern meets contemporary in mind. Polished concrete floors are a bold statement but work perfectly in what is a converted dairy and byre. The crisp contrast between original features and new elements is a design statement in its own right. Soft furnishings complement the colour schemes and add luxury to the mid-century design ethic.


Surrounded by panoramic views of St Ives Bay, guests are in no doubt that they’re by the sea when staying at this stunning property only yards from the beach. The theme running throughout the B&B is, of course, the sea, which ties into the spectacular views of the landscape nicely. Every room has sea views, and there’s a conservatory from which guests can spot dolphins!


The theme here is an extension of things the owners like and the way they like to live; the creative brief included words like energy, nostalgia, happiness, fun, and snug. Taking influences from years living in Brighton, camping trips in a classic VW campervan, and their location in Devon’s South Hams, the chic rooms ooze individuality and style.


A stunning seafood restaurant with rooms set in an idyllic spot in the Northumberland countryside, with 5 guest bedrooms on a seafood theme, with Hamptons beach-house style, light and airy bedrooms with a nautical touch. Old family photos hang on the walls; look closely and you’ll see Grandma stood proudly in her famous chippy in Stockton-on-Tees back in the 60s.


Following a fire in 2015, rebuilding this traditional pub and restaurant was a labour of love for its owners. After 18 months of back breaking work and tears the project was completed, resulting in five well-appointed and comfortable rooms with beautiful bathrooms. Balconies offer views over the gardens and surrounding countryside


At this 17th century Grade II listed townhouse, great care has been taken to preserve the original features of the guest bedrooms, which combine the best of old and new, giving the rooms a welcoming, contemporary feel. Packed full of period charm, designer fabrics and personal touches, each room has its own highly-individual ambience.


The current owners took over this traditional B&B in Feb 2017 and have since then been working hard to renovate and decorate this brick-built Victorian property to its period best. A four-poster bed in one room and a chaise longue in the guest lounge add a touch of luxury and style.


Careful thought over design and aesthetics has been given to all of the rooms here. The owner, an artist, has covered chairs, made headboards and curtains, painted furniture and painted the original artworks which adorn the walls. Leather sofas, bright and airy rooms and contemporary bathrooms offer a stay that is both homely and comfortable.


At The 25, the meaning of boutique is individual, different, personal. At this adults-only B&B, cutting edge design meets attention to detail & great service. Bold splashes of colour, stripes (and a zebra called Frank!) make for memorable interiors which, even if they have different styles, fabrics and colours, all have common features and the same design-conscious feel.