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Months shy of its fifth anniversary, Exeter-based, self-catering specialist, Luxury Coastal, was awarded Gold at last night’s British Travel Awards scooping first place for Best Small Company for UK Holiday Home Rentals 2023. The Devon-based independent – which hosts 30,000 guests a year in the south west – was awarded the top spot at a gala dinner in London, fighting-off fierce competition from more established rivals and well-known holiday companies.   

Luxury Coastal Managing Director, Phil Beattie, says: “We are delighted to have achieved the top spot in less than five years of trading, and it is particularly rewarding as The British Travel Awards are voted for by members of the public.  We pride ourselves on going that extra mile and this year have seen a 70% increase in repeat bookings. Our small but perfectly formed team has over 50 years combined experience in delivering holidays, and we will continue to champion the South West, local people, businesses, and services, delivering outstanding breaks at the same time as giving back to the local area.”

British Travel Awards Director of events and partnerships, Lorraine Barnes Burton, said: “This year saw more than one and a half million votes cast to determine the winners and competition was fierce.  Luxury Coastal is therefore to be sincerely congratulated on the achievement in winning Best Small Company for UK Holiday Home Rentals 2023. Ultimately it is the travelling public who decide the winners by voting for the travel companies they consider the best in the business.  The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK and to win is truly an achievement.”

Luxury Coastal has today also launched a brand-new website showcasing its selection of properties in picturesque locations throughout the West Country, with a portfolio of 354 holiday rentals and a dedicated section for supporting property owners.  The self-catering specialist offers affordable chic apartments, houses, and a selection of luxury lodges throughout Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset, almost 90% of which are 30 minutes of the Coast.

For more information and bookings contact Luxury Coastal (0330 113 7005