Sunnyside Bed and Breakfast in Southport is celebrating after being recognised in the 2022 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards.
This stylish guest house, on Bath Street in Southport town centre, has been shortlisted for B&B and Guest House of the Year.
Sunnyside prides itself as being the perfect place for a seaside escape in Southport, with quality rooms and delicious breakfasts.
This has been a great year for Southport, with the other two places on the B&B and Guest House of the Year shortlist taken up by The Braemar Southport and The Heidi Bed & Breakfast.
The Atkinson in Southport has been shortlisted as Large Visitor Attraction of the Year while The Windmill pub is competing for the Pub Of The Year title.
Sunnyside Bed and Breakfast in Southport is run by local couple Anthony and Larissa Duffey.
Anthony Duffey is also on the board of Southport Hotels Association.
He said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised on the shortlist for the tourism awards! It is such a prestigious award. We are over the moon.
“It has been 12 years since a Southport guest house, The Ambassador Townhouse on Bath Street, won this award.
“Now, with three Southport guest houses making up the final three, we know that the award will be coming back to Southport once again. Whoever wins the award, we will all celebrate, it is great recognition for Southport as a whole.”
‘Sunny Southport’ is enjoying a real boom at the moment. This year has seen the arrival of a new Southport Market food, drinks and events venue and a beautiful new ‘boulevard of light’ with 300,000 lights along Lord Street. Exciting new events at Victoria Park include Southport Classic and Speed and the Southport Luminate Winter Light Trail.
Work is taking place to provide new and exciting attractions at Southport Pleasureland, a new events centre next to Marine Lake and a new world class surf resort at Princes Park.
Southport’s renaissance is being recognised by people across the region.
Anthony Duffey said: “There is a lot of interest coming into Southport at the moment!
“As guest house owners and business owners, it gives all of us confidence to invest even further into our own properties knowing that all this investment is going to bring more and more visitors into our town.
“There are lots of good things happening this Christmas too. We have lots going on at Southport Market, we have Christmas Markets, Makers Markets, Santa’s Grottos, pantomimes, and lots more too.
“At Victoria Park they are holding the Luminate Light Trail, which is an exciting new attraction.
“There is so much to do in Southport this Christmas.
“For all of us guest houses and B&Bs in the Bath Street area, this is the perfect place to be for guests. We are situated right next to all the superb shops and restaurants on Lord Street and in Southport town centre on one side, while on the other side we are next to the Promenade and Southport seafront with attractions such as Southport Pleasureland, Victoria Park and Kings Gardens just a short stroll away.
“Everything here is right on your doorstep.
“With family run guest houses and B&Bs, you can enjoy a different experience to big brand hotels too.
“Guests love the attention to detail, the friendliness, free parking, great location and of course our superb breakfasts!”
Anthony Duffey also praised The Windmill, on nearby Seabank Road, which has been shortlisted for Pub Of The Year in Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards.
He said: “We went into The Windmill a couple of weeks ago, now we go for Sunday lunch every Sunday!
“We are really pleased to see them being recognised in the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards this year, it’s well deserved.”
The Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards ceremony takes place at Liverpool Cathedral on 10th March 2022.
The annual awards are delivered by Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company and this year in association with Liverpool BID Company.
- Sunnyside Bed and Breakfast is at 47 Bath Street, Southport town centre, PR9 0DP. Call 01704 536521 or visit: sunnysidesouthport.co.uk