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Holiday park picks up top awards

15:19 04 December 2012

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Ladram Bay has scooped two honours.

The Otterton holiday park was named both as the best in the West Country, and as one of Britain’s most environmentally friendly.

The first award was decided by a poll of tourists carried out by bookings agency Hoseasons.

It was based on parks which produce the highest customer satisfaction rating.

In the category for Devon Dorset and Somerset, customers of Hoseasons voted Ladram Bay as the park which provides the best holiday experiences for families.

The award marked the seventh year in succession that the Carter family has been celebrated in the finals of the event.

Ladram Bay first began welcoming holiday guests in the 1940s when Frank Carter, now aged 94 and still involved in the business, allowed campers to pitch on his farm.

The park’s historic associations with the countryside were marked in the second of the accolades it received this month: the David Bellamy Conservation Award.

Given to parks making exceptional efforts to protect and enhance the natural world, the award was made to Ladram Bay at the top gold level for the second year running.

Professor Bellamy said: “The park gives VIP treatment both to its guests and to its indigenous flora and fauna which features many different plant, animal and bird species.”

Initiatives include the planting of many native trees, and the sowing of flowers with high pollen-bearing blooms which draw a wide range of common and less familiar butterflies.

David Bellamy said he was also extremely impressed with other green measures on the park, such as the erecting of nesting boxes for bats and owls, and the installation of bird-feeding stations.

General manager Claire Williams said: “As well as welcoming a record number of guests, we have seen a fantastic take-up on our new five-star development of luxury holiday homes for private owners.

“As well as providing an extra boost to region’s tourism economy, the success of this project helps us to continue investing in the park, and to safeguard the jobs we provide.”

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