Premier Cottages scoops golds again in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellenc


Premier Cottages scoops golds again in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

Premier Cottages scoops golds again in

VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence


15 May 2014: Luxury cottage collection, Premier Cottages, has captured three of VisitEngland’s prestigious Awards for Excellence. Premier Cottage members won both gold and silver in the “Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year” category plus a gold award in the Sustainable Tourism Award group.

Since 2005, the collection has dominated the self catering category of the awards with members winning ten gold awards and also scooping eight silver and bronze awards and six awards in the sustainable and accessible categories, an unique achievement in self catering.

Trevase Cottages in Heredfordshire won the self-catering gold award this year.

Alistair Handyside, Chairman, Premier Cottages, comments: “Premier always excels in these awards. The awards celebrate the best quality in England’s tourism industry and that is exactly what Premier properties offer in terms of self-catering. “

“We now have almost 1000 properties in the collection and all of these are four or five star graded by their relevant tourist board, if they slip below this they have to leave. This ensures that our quality of accommodation remains consistently high.”

The awards, celebrating their silver jubilee this year, were presented at a glittering ceremony hosted by the national tourist board at The Jockey Club, Cheltenham Racecourse this week. The full list of winners can be found at


Notes to Editors.


The judging panel awarded 15 Gold Awards, 16 Silver Awards and 15 Bronze Awards and 30 Highly Commended winners selected from a total of 368 entries from areas spanning the length and breadth of England.


About Premier Cottages

Premier Cottages was established in 1999 and now represents almost 1,000 cottages in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. It is not a bookings agency but an organisation of independent self-catering holiday cottage owners who work together to promote their luxury four and five star holiday accommodation.

Properties featured by Premier Cottages range from small romantic boltholes to opulent large party houses, country estates and even a tree house. Guests book direct with the owner and therefore benefit from a whole reservoir of local knowledge. The company prides itself on selling a holiday rather than just a cottage. Also as most of the owners live on site they are there to help when needed and also to provide information on local events, restaurants and attractions.



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