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The National Trust Holiday Cottages win at the British Travel Awards 2012

The National Trust Holiday Cottages win at the British Travel Awards 2012

The announcement was made on 1 November at a glamorous Gala Awards Dinner held at Battersea Evolution in London, attended by more than a thousand travel industry people.

National Trust Holiday Cottages have been operating as a holiday cottage business for over 50 years with some cottages dating back to at least the 15th century.  Today there are nearly 400 all with a unique style and character set in outstanding locations across the UK with all profits from bookings going directly back in to the National Trust’s conservation work. 

Marianne Wanstall (Head of Holidays) said:

“It is fabulous to be recognised in such high profile awards which are voted for by consumers and is a massive achievement for us and our unique product. 

“The award is a tribute to the hard work and commitment of everyone at National Trust holiday cottages, from our contact centre team who deal directly with customers to the individuals who look after preparing and operating our portfolio of cottages across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “This year more than one million votes were cast by consumers to determine the winners of the coveted British Travel Awards. The Awards were created to reward travel companies, with the winning accolade being the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business of travel for the UK consumer.  National Trust Holiday Cottages is to be congratulated on their achievement.”

We’d like to say a very big thank you to all our loyal customers and hope to welcome you back to a National Trust Holiday Cottage in 2013.

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  • The exterior of Mrs Preedy's Cottage,Burnham-Overy-Staithe,Norfolk © National Trust

    Mrs Preedy's Cottage

    Burnham-Overy-Staithe , Norfolk

    This traditional double cottage looks over to the millstream.

  • The exterior of Porth Farm House and Towan Cottage, Roseland, Cornwall © Chris Lacey

    Porth Farm House

    Roseland , Cornwall

    Lots of character in this part of a traditional Cornish farmhouse.

  • The exterior of Choristers' House, nr Ripon © Chris Lacey

    Choristers' House

    nr Ripon , Yorkshire

    Situated in the Studley Royal Deer Park with wonderful views across the Fountains Abbey estate.

  • The exterior of The Bothy, Welshpool, Powys © Mike Henton

    The Bothy

    Welshpool , Powys

    The Bothy is positioned in the heart of the gardens surrounding Powis Castle.

  • The exterior of East Rosetta Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight  © Mike Henton

    East Rosetta Cottage

    Cowes , Isle of Wight

    The smallest part of a Victorian house on the sea front of Cowes.

  • Looking down the lawn to the rear of the house at Shute Barton, Devon © Ian Shaw

    Shute Barton

    Axminster , Devon

    This is an exceptional opportunity to stay in one of Devon's most important old manor houses.