Libbear Barton takes on the world’s best for family friendly tourism!
Libbear Barton in Devon has won the Highly Commended award for best family holiday alongside the world renown Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai in the prestigious Junior Magazine Design Awards 2011. The overall category winner went to the Ulusaba private game reserve in South Africa which is owned by Richard Branson.
The Junior Design Awards is the only national competition which recognises design and style for children’s fashion, lifestyle and interiors and travel. Libbear Barton has been operating as a family friendly facility for the last two years and this is the first competition Libbear Barton has entered.
The previous owner of Libbear Barton, Ian Fogg was delighted to receive such prestigious recognition; "We are incredibly proud to receive such a fantastic endorsement from the Junior Design Awards. We are thrilled that Libbear Barton has been recognised alongside the prestigious Atlantis and category winners, Sir Richard Branson and that the judges love Libbear Barton as much as we do! We are still grinning.”
Libbear Barton has been providing luxurious family friendly accommodation for the last two years at a beautiful 40 acre country estate in the rolling hills of North Devon. It specialises in providing baby and toddler friendly accommodation and equipment alongside outstanding onsite facilities such as an indoor heated pool, sauna, games room, gym, fishing lake and extensive woodlands.
Catherine O’ Dolan, Editor-in Chief of Junior Magazine commented; "We had a wonderful response to our inaugural awards, receiving hundreds of high calibre entries, and it was challenging prospect to come up with our shortlist and final winners, so many congratulations to Libbear Barton on their well- deserved success.”
Laura Holt, the Marketing Manager for the tourism and economic partnership, North Devon+ says that Libbear Barton has invested in high quality family accommodation which illustrates how family based tourism in North Devon is striving to meet high standards of service and which means it can compete with the best in the world. With outstanding accommodation, facilities and stunning countryside and beaches, North Devon has to be the destination of choice for families in 2011.
Libbear Barton is now under new management.