Making a difference at Christmas

December 23rd, 2014 | By Vicky Rogers

Delicious Dart Trail Chicks Making the difference release

Once again Coast & Country Cottages is helping to make a difference this Christmas sending a cheque for £500 to a charity instead of sending out hundreds of Christmas cards to property owners.

Andrew Jones, Director, explains “Our Property Owners have received our good wishes for the season with the gift of a 2015 Coast & Country Cottages calendar – a reminder of this beautiful area until the next time they visit.  Rather than also send out hundreds of cards we are pleased to support a small charity in their important work – this year we are delighted to support CHICKS, a Devon-based organisation that provides respite breaks in the countryside for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

Continues Karen Jones, Director, “This local charity came to our attention earlier this year when we were asked to sponsor the Delicious Dart Trail.  This exciting event, which will next be held on 7th March 2015, not only raises considerable funds for a very worthwhile cause, but combines the stunning scenery and delicious local produce we are promoting every day to our customers, with a great running experience through the beautiful South Devon countryside to Dartmouth.”

Andrew concludes “Following a very busy year at Coast & Country Cottages, including becoming the 2014 winner of the British Travel Awards for Best UK Holiday Cottage/Self Catering Booking Company (Small), we would like to take this opportunity to wish a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to everyone, in particular all the local businesses we work with throughout the year.”

Notes for Editors: Based in picturesque Salcombe and historic Dartmouth, Coast & Country Cottages manages over 430 self-catering holiday cottages exclusively in Salcombe, Dartmouth and throughout the surrounding South Hams coast and countryside. Since acquiring the company in 2001, Andrew and Karen Jones have successfully grown the business from 180 properties to over 400 and their locally based team from just 3 people to nearly 30 permanent staff. Coast & Country Cottages was recently announced as the Winner of the 2014 British Travel Award for the Best UK Holiday Cottage/Self Catering Booking Company (Small). The BTA’s are the only travel industry accolades voted for exclusively by the travelling public. For more information call 01548 843773 or visit

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