THE OWNERS of Tom's Eco Lodge at Tapnell Farm near Yarmouth were celebrating their success this evening (Wednesday) when they walked away with gold tourism accolades at the Beautiful South awards staged in Brighton.

The attraction won gold in the glamping business of the year category and also a gold for self catering accommodation of the year for East Afton Farmhouse which has only been up and running for a year.

Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park in Bembridge also walked off with a silver in the touring and camping and caravanning park/holiday park of the year contest.

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence recognise and celebrate the very best tourism businesses and experiences in South East England. They are run by Tourism South East.