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Helpful Holidays wins British Travel Award

Hot off the press

We're one of the best UK self catering holiday booking companies for the seventh consecutive year...

Jubilations and hurrahs! Helpful Holidays has been confirmed as one of the best cottage holiday providers in the UK - it’s official! For the seventh consecutive year, Helpful Holidays is riding high in the top three medium-sized cottage agencies, scooping Silver in the Best UK Self Catering Holiday Booking Company category at the 2017 British Travel Awards.


The Helpful Holidays team are delighted and grateful to the thousands of customers who voted for our unique style of helpfulness. We’re passionate about living up to our name and providing personal and well-informed customer service. Your holidays are precious and no query is too trivial – we’re always on hand to fill in any little details to help you choose accommodation you’ll love.

Will Aunt Mabel be able to negotiate the path to the beach, is the lawn suitable for Butch to chase a ball, can a cot fit beside the bed for Baby? Our team, all local to the West Country, know each cottage inside out - just ask, and if we can’t answer straight away, we’ll find out.     

Helping to create special holiday memories is what makes us really happy, so this British Travel Award, which confirms we're doing it right, is the icing on the cake. And it’s thanks, too, to the hardworking Helpful Holidays cottage owners and caretakers who ensure their accommodation is immaculate and comfy and ready with a warm welcome.   

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “Helpful Holidays is to be congratulated on winning Silver in the Best UK Holiday Cottage Booking Company (medium sized operator) category. The British Travel Awards is the largest consumer-voted awards programme in the world and this year 722,473 votes were cast by the travelling public to determine the winners and to win is truly an accolade and a badge of excellence.”     

Linda and Helen at the British Travel Awards

 Thank you again to all our friends and we look forward to helping you enjoy wonderful holidays in 2018.                            


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