The Roost Luxury Glamping has won the gold award for Best New Business for the South West Tourism Awards.  The luxury, dog friendly glamp site beat entrants from all over the South West, including; Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath, Devon and Cornwall.  Owner, Lorraine Robinson, said “I could not be prouder and am delighted to have won.  It’s been such a challenging first year, so to be named as best new business in the south west is a huge boost.  We are such a romantic place.  Guest particularly love our swinging love seat and Japanese soak tub for two.  There has already been at least five marriage proposals and six honeymoons on the site so far.  This award helps to raise the profile of the area too and has put the Forest of Dean & the Wye Valley on the “must see” tourism map.”

The South West Tourism Awards recognises high performing new tourism businesses which demonstrate an excellent understanding of their market and exceed the expectations of their customers with a clear plans for future development.

The judges said that The Roost demonstrated excellence in many areas particularly praising our commitment to sustainability; our great reviews from happy guests and strong & engaging social media content”.

The cabins have already achieved two other gold awards from Quality in Tourism and Green Tourism and the business has been rated as one of the top 15 Great UK Cabin Getaways in the Sunday Telegraph.

“This has been such as boost to us.  Despite everything, we have had a great first year, enjoying 100% occupancy and seeing the site turn from a field overgrown with weeds to what it is now, a beautiful wildflower meadow with luxurious, unique cabins. We have become a real wildlife haven too.  I’m really looking forward to the future and to keep on improving and delighting our guests”.

We’ll drink to that – Cheers!


The Roost Luxury Glamping wins Tourism Award

Lorraine, owner of The Roost Luxury Glamping, celebrating winning the gold award in best new business category of the South West Tourism Awards.