A HEREFORDSHIRE guesthouse has been voted the AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for England. Originally a monastery farm, Ford Abbey, near Pudleston which holds the AA's highest rating of five diamonds for accommodation, will be awarded with the accolade at the Landmark Hotel in London next month.

Impressed judges said: "Ford Abbey is a wonderful guesthouse with great character, quality and ambience." For further information log on to www.fordabbey.co.uk.