Celebrating English Tourism Week

Published: Thursday 10th Mar 2016

Written by: Sarah Dullaghan

This week, we’re celebrating English Tourism Week (5th March to 13th March 2016). As all our Marsdens holiday cottages throughout North Devon and Exmoor are all VistEngland inspected and graded, we are proud to show our support for this week-long celebration of tourism in England. 

Not only do we have a colourful window display, our customer service manager Arlene Collins has been out delivering delicious hampers, packed full of local goodies to some of our holiday cottages as a thank you to guests who have booked holidays with Marsdens Devon Cottages year-after-year. This week, Arlene met guests Mr and Mrs Smith from Crowthorne in Berkshire who are staying at our Valentines Cottage in Braunton this week. They have been coming to North Devon for over 20 years and have booked with the agency over 14 times and have stayed at Valentine Cottage the last 11 times.

They were absolutely delighted with their hamper and kindly commented: “Valentines Cottage is a true home from home, always spotlessly clean with everything we need, lovely furnishings. We love its position close to Braunton village, not in the centre but a lovely spot” said Mrs Smith “We have to book with Marsdens early to guarantee our breaks at Valentines as the cottage does get booked up very quickly. We find all the staff at Marsdens are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble” added Mr Smith “We also like the fact that the Marsdens office is in Braunton village should we need to pop in anytime”.

And guests staying at our Marsdens cottage, Ash Barn in Braunton this week who have booked over 10 holidays with Marsdens Devon Cottages were also pleased to receive their hamper. Mr & Mrs Court said “ “We have been coming to Ash Barn for some years. This is our 10th visit. Ash Barn is an excellent holiday home equipped to a very comprehensive and high standard. It is situated in a quiet yet not isolated position…. Triple aspect views over rolling countryside in the kitchen diner and double aspect views from the lounge. Secure enclosed garden for dogs or children. Ash Barn really is everything one could wish for when enjoying a self-catering holiday in North Devon. We recommend Ash Barn to our friends, and will definitely come again.”

Sarah Dullaghan



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