Farm’s up for excellence

By Richard Wright

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Farm’s up for excellence

Isle of Wight holiday business Nettlecombe Farm is in the finals of a national award scheme.

AN Isle of Wight holiday business is shortlisted for a national accolade months after winning another tourism award.

Nettlecombe Farm, near Whitwell, has reached the finals of the prestigious VisitEngland (VE) Awards for Excellence 2014.

Nettlecombe’s Corner Cottage has been shortlisted by VE in the self-catering holiday provider of the year category.

Earlier this year, it won gold at the regional Tourism South East Beautiful South Awards.

If it wins a gold, silver or bronze at national level, Nettlecombe will be entitled to display an awards logo on its literature and website.

Nettlecombe, a working farm which has been in the Morris family for 100 years, offers coarse fishing, yoga retreats and function barn hire.

Jose Morris said: "We are absolutely thrilled we are in the finals of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

"We live by our motto of continuous improvement, which is obviously paying off.

"It is also a well-deserved pat on the back for our excellent team for all their hard work and efforts."

Visit Isle of Wight chief executive, David Thornton, said: "To be nominated in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence is a considerable achievement as the quality of applications is always extremely high and only the very best make it through to become a finalist.

"Nettlecombe provides an excellent visitor experience, which is underpinned by exceptional customer service."

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse on May 12.


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