Two stunning holidays parks in the Lake District have won top industry awards.
Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in Keswick has been voted the Best Lodge Escape in the North of England and Best Large Park in Britain, while Thanet Well Lodge Retreat in Greystoke near Penrith has won a Diamond Location Award.
Both are owned by leading holiday park operator Darwin Escapes which has scooped a dozen travel industry awards for its parks around the country.
The company was presented with its awards at the prestigious annual Hoseasons 2018 Awards held at The Celtic Manor in South Wales.
Darwin Escapes operates 22 holiday parks throughout the UK offering a variety of holiday styles including secluded boutique lodge retreats, luxury lodge resorts with state-of-the-art leisure facilities and family-oriented traditional holiday parks.
The company is investing millions of pounds to create some of the best holiday parks in the UK.
Overall, the award-winning company took home 12 awards, with 5 being Diamond Award Winners – for the locations that top their category – and another 7 locations which won Diamond Awards.
It is the second year running that Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat has won Best Large Park in Britain. A brand new holiday resort, its lodges opened in December 2016 and its Copper Fells Bar & Bistro was also recently a finalist in the Customer Choice Food Awards.
Thanet Well Lodge Retreat is set on the edge of the Greystoke Forest and is an idyllic place to explore the Lake District and Cumbria.
The Darwin Escapes Diamond Award Winners were:
Beach Cove Coastal Retreat – Best Relax & Explore in Dorset, Devon & Somerset Small Parks
Sandymouth Holiday Resort – Best Relax & Explore in Cornwall Big Parks
Bath Mill Lodge Retreat – Best Lodge Escape in Dorset, Devon & Somerset
Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat – Best Lodge Escape in South of England
Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat – Best Lodge Escape in North of England and Best Large Park in Britain
Darwin Escapes’ award winning Diamond Award Locations were:
– Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, Dorset
– Hawkchurch Resort & Spa, Devon
– Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat, Isle of Wight
– Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park, North Wales
-Thanet Well Lodge Retreat, Lake District
– Piran Meadows Resort & Spa, Cornwall
– Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa, Somerset
Lindsey Esse, Group Managing Director of Darwin Escapes, said: “This was a hugely successful night for Darwin Escapes and great news for our two Lake District Holiday Parks.
“The annual Hoseasons Awards are the most anticipated of the year for British holiday companies and we are delighted to win 12 awards.
“As a company, we are dedicated to giving our holiday owners and holidaymakers the best possible customer experience. Our staff on-site work so hard to keep the parks looking beautiful and running smoothly so our guests can sit back and enjoy their holiday.
“We are setting new standards for the UK holiday park industry by creating brand new parks in stunning handpicked locations which provide holiday makers and holiday home owners with accommodation and facilities to rival 5 star hotels.”