DAWLISH’S holiday park, Cofton Holidays, is celebrating a hat-trick of awards following Gold success at both the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2021/22 and the South West FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards.
One week after scooping the Family Business of the Year title at the South West FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, the Dawlish holiday park won two Gold awards at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2021/22 in the Holiday Park of the Year and Dog-Friendly Business of the Year categories.
It was Cofton’s commitment to delivering a first-class dog-friendly experience that gave them the edge.
Cofton Holidays faced stiff competition from Hoburne Devon Bay, Paignton, and Lady’s Mile Holiday Park, Dawlish, in the Holiday Park of the Year category.
This is the second time Cofton Holidays has been awarded Gold in this category after winning the accolade in the 2018/19 awards. In the same year, Cofton went on to win Gold in the Holiday Park and Village of the Year category at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards.
Once again, Cofton has been selected as one of the finalists in the Holiday Park of the Year category at this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards.
Amelia’s Pantry, Cofton’s on site café and restaurant known for its local produce and seasonal dishes, was also commended at this year’s awards.
Sally Everton, director of Visit Devon, said: ‘The Devon Tourism Awards showers positivity on what has been the most challenging two years for so many tourism businesses across Devon. With some definite light now at the end of what has been a very gloomy tunnel, the awards give a massive boost to the tourism industry who are able to celebrate something as special as these prestigious awards.’
Helen Scott, director of Cofton Holidays, said: ‘We are all over the moon to win Gold in not one, but two categories at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards. This news came shortly after the South West FSB Celebrating Small Business award win, so to say that we are all on cloud nine is an understatement!
‘The award is testament to the amount of time and effort the whole team have put into Cofton Holidays within the last couple of years, leading us through the toughest time the business has ever experienced.
‘We took the opportunity throughout lockdown to invest in our facilities, accommodation, and rewilding project to ensure our customers enjoyed a five-star holiday upon their return to our glorious corner of Devon.
‘We’re delighted that our efforts have been recognised by two prestigious award bodies and we now have our fingers crossed for another award win at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards on April 7.’
For information on Cofton Holidays, visit www.coftonholidays.co.uk.
PICTURED: Helen Scott, director of Cofton Holidays, receives the award from Sally Everton, director of Visit Devon.