A TOURISM company is celebrating after

scooping a coveted accolade.

Exmoor Character Cottages (ECC) won silver

in the Resilience and Innovation category at

the South-West Excellence Awards Ceremony

at Sandy Park, Exeter last week.

The glittering black tie ceremony brought

together the finalists, their guests, and sponsors

around the South west to celebrate their

success and, for the first time in two years, in


ECC offers a range of boutique self-catering

holiday cottages across Exmoor.

Lucy Green, owner of ECC, was proud to

be among more than 90 stand-out businesses

and world-class attractions that included the

Minack Theatre in Penzance and Stonehenge

in Wiltshire, who all work hard to attract visitors

to the UK’s top tourist destination.

Lucy said. “We are all delighted to be part of

the South-West Excellence Awards, it is such

an honour for us as a small holiday accommodation

business and to also be flying the flag

for the fantastic region of Exmoor and the

businesses that depend on tourism.

“We all know how important it is to attain

and service a level of excellence that guests are

looking for especially after the two years we

have all experienced. We actively encourage

reviews and feedback about our four cottages,

as ultimately happy guests are testament to

the continuing success of our business, so we

want to encourage them to return.”

All the finalists at the south-west excellence

awards had come out on tops in their respective

categories, with Exmoor Character Cottages

receiving a Gold at the Bristol, Bath, and

Somerset Tourism Awards in February.