North Devon businesses have flown the flag for the region at the Devon Tourism Awards.Kentisbury Grange struck gold twice, winning the small hotel of the year, as well as the restaurant of the year award for the Coach House By Michael Caines At Kentisbury Grange. Michael Caines said it had been an exciting year working with the team at Kentisbury Grange. To be awarded gold for both small hotel of the year and restaurant of the year is a real honour and our greatest achievement to date at Kentisbury Grange. Mr Caines recently announced that he would be stepping down from his long term position as head chef at Gidleigh Park in Mid Devon to pursue and focus on his other ventures, including his two AA Rosette North Devon restaurant, new restaurant Pearls in Abu Dhabi and new hotel Lympstone Manor due to open early 2017. Other golds at the Devon Tourism Awards went to Torringtons RHS Garden Rosemoor for large attraction; Calvert Trust Exmoor for access and inclusivity; and Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club for venue a business tourism. Highbullen also picked up silver in the large hotel of the year category at the sixth annual awards ceremony, held at the Holiday Inn on Plymouth Hoe on Thursday night. Ronnie Orr, resort director at Highbullen, which won gold in the large hotel category in 2014, said: It has been an incredible year since we first opened the Palazzo last November, when we hosted the 2014 Devon Tourism Awards. Our reputation has continued to grow, both with local businesses as well as those looking for a destination venue. Last year, more than 4,000 guests had a residential break with Calvert Trust Exmoor, which opened in 1996 to offer outdoor adventure activities to disabled people Chief executive Tony Potter said: This is fantastic news that rewards all the hard work that the Calvert Trust Exmoor team consistently put in; Im absolutely delighted that we have been recognised in this way. Other North Devon winners were Umberleighs Northcote Manor Hotel, awarded a silver in the small hotel of the year category. Bronzes went to the Ultimate Adventure Centre in Bideford (active and sporting experience); Hele Valley Holiday Park, Ilfracombe (holiday park and holiday village); The Milky Way, Clovelly (large attraction); and Northcote Manor Hotel (restaurant). Eastacott Barton, Umberleigh (self catering) and Hartland House Spa (spa and Wellbeing) were both highly commended. Category winners will go on to the South West Awards in February next year. Chairman of the awards panel, David Fursdon, said: The Devon Tourism Awards have once again shown that this county has a wonderful group of hardworking and imaginative entrepreneurs whose tourism businesses are a credit to them; a source of pride to those of us who live here and act as a powerful magnet to those who visit.