One of our key messages here at eviivo is how great photography and digital presentation can make a huge difference to a property's fortunes! But good pictures and a nice website alone won't cut it, the guest's experience at your property has to match up to what they see online. 

So the Most Beautifully Presented award looks at the strength of photography and descriptions used on your website, the depth and detail of extra local information supplied, website design, as well as the quality, theme and cleanliness of your interior design and physical presentation, in other words, the whole picture! 

Thank you for all your entries, we have been blown away with the number and the quality of submissions that we received this year. It has made pulling together the shortlist a very tough task indeed, and here they are. The winners will be all be announced at our 2017 award ceremony at Café de Paris in London on October 17th.

The Fleece Countryside Inn - West Yorkshire
Refurbished in 2012 to retain the charm and character of the original inn, exposed beams, open fireplaces and sympathetic modernisation have combined to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The rooms feature a high standard of furnishing to ensure a real ‘home away from home’ feel is found here. Professional imagery on their website really showcases the level of comfort on offer, and active social media accounts help present the property across multiple media channels.

Abbots Grange - Worcestershire
As a place to stay it stays true to its medieval roots offering guests a truly unique experience, with this bought to life through period correct fittings, furnishing and artwork. Their responsive website features excellent quality professional images to showcases this fascinating, and sympathetically renovated property

Cwmllechwedd Fawr - Powys
Cwmllechwedd Fawr is more than 200 years old and uses lots of Laura Ashley for the interiors as the designer lived in the area, with her lovely floral designs particularly suiting the property. This is well highlighted on their website through good quality and range of imagery.

Heritage Bed and Breakfast - Wiltshire
This Grade II listed Victorian Gothic building has been lovingly restored, renovated and refurbished, with the rooms themed accordingly, and including feature beds and chandlers, to create opulent and elegant accommodation. All of which is very well reflected on the proeprty’s website through the use of professional photography and detailed descriptions.

The Guest Room - Midlothian
The remit for The Guest Room was all about creating a relaxing, calming atmosphere, with calming colour tones specifically chosen for this and used throughout. Flowers in the rooms further add to the ambiance, and a mix of antique family furniture and more modern pieces are used to furnish. The website features strong imagery and also portrays the calming stay at the property that awaits.

Darsham Old Hall - Suffolk
Prior to designing, the interior of this 13th Century property the owners studied its history, and discovered that it had been occupied by Sir Henry Rous, the Earl of Stradbroke and Anne Bedingfield - friend of Shakespeare. Rooms now bear the names of the famous faces that have stayed there and are decorated akin to them, their characters and eras they lived in. Professional photos adorn the website of the property which also conveys its interesting history.

The Old Hall Ely - Cambridgeshire
This Jacobean Manor House was originally renovated for use as a family home by Anthony and Alison Morbey, and as their children grew up the Bed and Breakfast was launched, with it now run by their daughter Alex. The interiors are designed in a Jacobean style with no expense spared in creating a homely feel with pure luxury fabrics and furnishings, and their website very much reflects this with fantastic imagery.

The Old Vicarage Bed & Breakfast - Pembrokeshire
The interior of the property highlights the original features including stripped floorboards, original tiles and huge windows. The design is Scandinavian inspired with light colours and splashes of colour from soft furnishings such as vintage wool blankets, bespoke handmade cushions and original local artwork and photography. With all of this bought to life through professional photography on their website.

The Old Vicarage - Cornwall
The property dates back many centuries and after purchasing it in 2010 Marilyn and Jonathan set about creating the ultimate luxurious guest house incorporating state of the art technologies. The historical importance is echoed in bespoke wood panelling and heavy Tudor style doors and frames operated by unique handmade bronze door furniture, and beautiful bespoke front door. Whilst the bedrooms are stylish and reflect both a bygone era and 21st century boutique chic, with local interior designer Rebecca Heane providing individually appointed décor and finishes to them, all highlighted on the website.

One Abbey Lane - Warwickshire
One Abbey Lane cleverly combines old and new with the apartment an architect designed modern extension to a timber-framed house that dates back to the 16th century. Its comfortable and homely feel combined with high quality furniture and designer touches make it a real hit with guests.

Last year's winner

Lisnacurran Country House B&B in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Lisnacurran Country House B&B in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Some ideas of what the judges will be looking for:

In your property:

  • Do you have a theme behind your interior design? Did you use a specific interior designer?  
  • Have you appeared in any interior decorating magazine such as Country Life?
  • High quality and consistent finish in all areas of the property.

In your online presentation:

  • Does you website reconfigure if it is viewed on a tablet or mobile phone? Is it mobile responsive?
  • The quality of your photography, have your rooms been styled to look as appealing as possible?