Family-run cottage holiday company Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays has launched an exciting online giveaway for NHS workers to win the chance to enjoy a free holiday in one of their stunning properties.

As a thank you from the company to the hard-working NHS staff throughout the UK’s Covid-19 pandemic, Sweetcombe Holiday Cottages has launched the giveaway to encourage people to nominate a deserving NHS member to win a stay through the company’s Facebook and Instagram pages, from 23rd April until May 23rd May 2020, on the corresponding post for a chance to win.

Manager Polly Burns said: “As soon as we realised the impact of COVID-19, we immediately advised our owners and guests that holidays would not be able to take place. Not only for the initial three-week lockdown, but for the 12-week period due to the aging local population. We informed our local MP, councils, and residents that we are helping as much as we can in order to stop the spread of this virus.

“Some of our owners have very kindly agreed to help local people in need of a place to self-isolate by offering them full use of their properties free of charge. Others have offered local people in need of a more suitable place to stay, due to in-complete renovations or property sales falling through, use of their holiday let at heavily discounted rates. The community have truly come together to support one another, and we feel we are very lucky to live in Devon, especially at a time like this.”

The company, run by mother and daughter Polly and Tracy, was established over 35 years ago with just a handful of cottages, the company has since grown to successfully market over 170 properties. The small company of only five employees was determined to build up a reputation for offering only the best of properties, and though the company has seen substantial growth , those involved still hold the businesses core values close,  a testament to the combination of commitment and professionalism that is the foundation of the company’s success.

The winner of the holiday giveaway will be treated to a three-night stay in the company’s stunning sixteenth century semi-detached thatched cottage, Rosemary Cottage, located in the rural area of Weston on the outskirts of Sidmouth, Devon. At the property, the winner can enjoy their trip with up to six guests, as the property houses four cosy bedrooms along with enough private parking for three cars, with a private garden at the front, complete with garden furniture and BBQ; the cottage also welcomes a family dog should you wish to bring your four-legged friend.

Guests can also expect a spacious living room with an exposed stone wall, inglenook fireplace with a wood burner off from the dining room with exposed beams and archway, which leads to the handmade oak kitchen featuring a centre island and French doors to the rear garden. There is also a summerhouse at the cottage for guests to use.

The winner will be chosen shortly after the giveaway closing date and can book their stay at Rosemary Cottage on any non-peak weeks, beginning when UK travel restrictions are fully lifted.

To nominate an NHS worker, visit the Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays Facebook page and Instagram page and tag the person you wish to nominate in a comment on the competition’s post. #treatournhs