One of Yorkshire's quaintest B&B's has been named the best holiday guesthouse in the world after receiving top ratings from seasoned TripAdvisor travellers. Millgate B&B in Masham, North Yorkshire, has beaten global competition to come out on top in the 2015 Travellers' Choice awards.
The Grade II-listed B&B, which offers just three bedrooms from £38 a night, award-winning breakfasts and fresh scones upon arrival, scored more than 350 "Excellent" reviews on the travel website.
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A quaint Bed & Breakfast in Yorkshire has been named the best B&B in the world
Sue Burrell, who owns the world's best voted B&B with her husband Andrew, said: "We're thrilled to be named the number one B&B in the world.
"The fact that this award stems from our guests' feedback makes it even more special, because the reviews we’ve received on TripAdvisor have really helped our business thrive."
Millgate B&B in Masham scored more than 350 "Excellent" reviews on TripAdvisor
As if top spot wasn't enough, the UK is also home to the second best B&B in the world - Shola Coach House in Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
This breathtaking, beautifully restored historic coach house is situated just a short drive from the Giant’s Causeway, the UNESCO World Heritage site and Northern Ireland's number one tourist attraction, as well as the Causeway Coastal Route, one of the world's great road journeys.
Shola Coach House in Portrush, Northern Ireland, was named second best B&B in the world
Llwyn Helyg Country House, in Llanarthney, South Wales, was named the sixth best B&B worldwide.
In the World's Top 10 Bargain Hotels category, meanwhile, Lawton Court Hotel in North Wales scooped first place, with reviews praising everything from the owners and the staff to the food and its seafront views – the highly acclaimed establishment is located in the seaside town of Llandudno.
The family-run hotel also received second place in the World's Top 10 Small Hotels category and came fourth in the world for service. Run by husband-and-wife team Scott and Hannah Lawton-Jones, the 11-bedroom hotel opened its doors to guests last year and offers rooms from £74 per person per night.
Lawton Court Hotel in North Wales is situated in the seaside town of Llandudno
Scotland's Beach Cottage B&B, in Inverness, also featured in the list of the World's Top 10 B&Bs, coming in at ninth place.
The awards, which honour the world's most outstanding establishments, were based on millions of reviews left by holidaymakers on the travel website TripAdvisor over the past year.
Beach Cottage B&B, in Inverness, Scotland
World's Top 10 B&Bs, as voted in the 2015 Travellers' Choice awards
1. Millgate Bed & Breakfast, Masham, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2. Shola Coach House, Portrush, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3. Huis Koning, Bruges, Belgium
4. B&B Mondello Resort, Palermo, Italy
5. The Welsh Hills Inn, Granville, United States
6. Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthney, Wales, United Kingdom
7. Pietramonti Estate & Country House, Pienza, Italy
8. Chestnut Lane Cottage, Matamata, New Zealand
9. Beach Cottage B&B, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
10. Down Yonder Bed and Breakfast, Sligo, Ireland