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Marketing Cheshire Annual Award Self Catering Provider and Self Catering Property of the Year 2017

Marketing Cheshire Annual Award Winner 2017

Friday 24th November 2017
Winners of the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2017 announced
The winners of the 13th Marketing Cheshire Annual Tourism Awards were announced last night (23rd November 2017) at a glamourous awards ceremony at Chester Racecourse.
The Awards, attended by nearly 300 tourism representatives, celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals representing the great variety of businesses that contribute to Cheshire’s visitor economy, which was worth £3.3 billion and employed over 42,000 people in 2016.
This year’s winners included Chester’s new multi million pound theatre, cinema and library, Storyhouse, which won Large Visitor Attraction of the Year, Carden Park, which was named Hotel of the Year, and Stage 3 Tour of Britain, which won the award for Best Tourism Marketing Project for its achievements in attracting over 300,000 spectators along the route in East Cheshire, the highest number for the tour.
Some of the winners will now go on to represent Cheshire at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2018.
Katrina Michel, Chief Executive of Marketing Cheshire, said: “Cheshire’s tourism industry really is going from strength to strength and this has been one of our most competitive years yet, reflecting our unique products and the high quality of our tourism offer across the board.
“Cheshire is home to a growing number of globally recognised tourism brands and a significant group of world class tourism professionals. These awards are a true celebration of the quality of our tourism offer and talent of the people that are working hard to make Cheshire a leading national and international visitor destination.”
This year’s awards were sponsored by South and West Cheshire College, Shopper Anonymous, Prestige, Spiral, Hipswing and the University of Chester.
Issued by Marketing Cheshire
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Harvey, Marketing Cheshire
07894 687 077
s.harvey@marketingcheshire.co.uk

Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2017 Winners:

Self Catering Provider and Self Catering Property of the Year

Winner – Kerridge End Holiday Cottages

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Raven Magazine Press Release

By Ian Brammer

Kerridge End Holiday Cottages

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Lyn and Ivor Williams came to Rainow from the North East in 1997 and bought Kerridge End House as their family home. Along with the large 1837 house came a coach house, a cottage and a stable, which the couple set about transforming into top quality self- catering cottages, largely using local tradesmen and suppliers. The first opened for business in 2005 and was soon followed by two more.

Kerridge End Holiday Cottages in Rainow

The Five Star cottages have won Cheshire and Peak District awards ranging from Best New Entrant in 2006, through a range of sustainability and environmental awards to last year’s success in gaining Cheshire’s first Green Tourism Gold Award. Lyn and Ivor are proud of their most recent accolade – Enjoy England’s Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and service in 2012. Ivor sees “providing a whole experience rather than just a cottage” as the basis of their success and distinguishing what they offer from the mass of self-catering accommodation is an essential element in their business plan. Their website shows this by setting out not merely the full views of every aspect of all the cottages (not many others offer so much) but also identifying fifteen reasons to choose Kerridge End.”We want to provide visitors not just with the kind of place that we would be happy to stay in ourselves but one where we would actually aspire to live ourselves” they say.

Lyn and Ivor have been particularly pleased by recent articles in the national press, (The Guardian and the Daily Mirror in September) including one by a wheel-chair bound freelance journalist who visited a cottage earlier in the year. Their delight in the extensive coverage came not just because of high praise for the cottages but because the attraction of the Rainow area itself was recognised. The Mirror journalist ended his article “we knew we’d found the pot of gold at the end of the Rainow!”

Article from Raven Magazine number 20 available here: http://www.rainow.com/library/The%20Raven%2020.pdf