Double success for coastal holiday park

Award winners - Allison Thompson, Marjorie Manners, Carolyn Britton (holding the Visit England award) , Agnes Speirs, Sallyanne Rutter, Tracy Ellerby, Ali Liddell, Krzysiek Skibicki, Sarah Patterson (holding the Thalgo platinum award) and Nicola Harrington at the Seafield caravan park and Ocean Club in Seahouses
Award winners - Allison Thompson, Marjorie Manners, Carolyn Britton (holding the Visit England award) , Agnes Speirs, Sallyanne Rutter, Tracy Ellerby, Ali Liddell, Krzysiek Skibicki, Sarah Patterson (holding the Thalgo platinum award) and Nicola Harrington at the Seafield caravan park and Ocean Club in Seahouses

A holiday park on the Northumberland coast has taken home a top prize, winning a silver in a prestigious national tourism awards.

Seafield Caravan Park in Seahouses won the silver in the best Caravan Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year category at last week’s Visit England Awards for Excellence.

Five sites were competing in the category; two were highly commended, one took bronze, and Seafield lost out to a site in Cornwall which took the gold award.

The holiday park, run by the Britton family, was in the final following their victory in the North East for the sixth year in a row.

The awards described the site as a ‘five-star luxury park... on the dramatic Northumberland coastline, with many of the caravans looking out to Bamburgh Castle and long stretches of sandy beaches teeming with wildlife’.

Speaking after the ceremony in Leicester, Allison Thompson (nee Britton) said: “We had a fantastic evening.

“The North East did very well so it was a nice evening.

“I think it confirms that what you are doing is the right thing and what you are doing, you are doing well.”

Carolyn Britton added that seeing the quality of the winners showed that Seafield had done ‘extremely well’ to come second.

And the accolades keep on coming for the resort as the Ocean Club spa at the park was one of those shortlisted for Salon of the Year in the Thalgo Excellence Awards 2012, which took place earlier this month.

Member of staff Sarah Patterson also finished as runner-up in the Therapist of the Year category.