A holiday cottage company is celebrating picking up a major award.

Sally’s Cottages has won gold in the Best UK Holiday Cottage Booking Company category in the British Travel Awards 2019.

Sally Fielding, owner and founder of the Keswick-based business, collected the award at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.

She said: “It’s absolutely amazing to have won the top award in our category at such a prestigious event.

"It’s the second time in a row that we’ve received gold and really goes to show the amazing work done by everyone at Sally’s Cottages to make sure visitors have the best experience while visiting the region.

"I’d like to say a massive thank you, too, to everyone in Cumbria who took the time to vote for us.

“Local businesses in Cumbria show time and time again that the county is a big player on the national stage and we’re so happy to be a small part of that.”

Sally’s Cottages has also had more to celebrate, with Cumbria’s U15 Cricket Team - which the company sponsors - shortlisted for Young Team of the Year at the Active Cumbria Sports Awards.

Set up in 2003, Sally's Cottages manages 500 properties across the county.

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “Sally’s Cottages is to be congratulated on winning Best UK Holiday Cottage Booking Company. Competition was particularly strong this year but ultimately it is the travelling public who decide the winners by voting for the travel companies they consider the best.”