The Bay Trees have been awarded Visit England 5 Stars and Breakfast Award.
Mark and Sarah moved into the iconic Bay Trees Bed & Breakfast in August 2011.
Sarah was born in Lymington and both are very familiar with the New Forest and surrounding area.
The Bay Trees was the former village Poor House and over the years has seen many owners and a number of trades including a drapers, lodgings, guest house, Bank and latterly a successful B&B.
Since 2011 Mark & Sarah have worked hard to maintain their Visit England 4 Stars and Breakfast Award. As well as this they are listed in the prestigious Alistair Sawday guide – ‘Special Places to Stay’.
Now it is 2015 and many improvements to the building and garden have been made, a programme of new bathrooms, new beds and redecoration throughout. The Conservatory & Terrace has been refurbished with a new roof and new furniture.
Mark & Sarah are keen to ensure that the breakfast served at the Bay Trees is locally sourced and of the highest quality. Wherever possible they buy from local producers and suppliers.
Last week Visit England made an unannounced inspection which included afternoon tea, an overnight stay and breakfast. Mark & Sarah were delighted to receive the coveted Visit England 5 Stars and Breakfast Award. They believe they are the only Bed & Breakfast in the New Forest District to be awarded 5 stars from Visit England!
Sarah said “This is exciting for us, great for the Village and for all our visitors. We strive to use locally produced food to deliver great breakfasts and teas for our guests and we thank our local suppliers for helping us to
achieve this award.”
To find out more about the Bay Trees and see pictures of the rooms please visit their website.