Earby-based holiday letting agency cottages4you has been named by the British Travel Awards (BTAs) as a nominee for a 2014 travel award.

The organisation is hoping to secure the title of Best UK Holiday Cottage/ Self Catering Booking Company and is one of the largest self-catering agencies in the UK. The company has been based in Earby for 35 years and employs over 450 people in the local area.

With more than 10,000 properties in the UK alone, the company has a wide variety of accommodation in its portfolio, including chocolate box style thatched cottages, windmills and even a converted petrol station!

Nick Rudge, cottages4you managing director, said: “We’re thrilled to have been nominated for a British Travel Award. We pride ourselves on the holiday services we provide and this acknowledgement is testament to all the hard work put in by our staff from those based in head office to those out in every corner of the country.”

BTA’s chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “cottages4you is to be congratulated on reaching the voting stage of the prestigious British Travel Awards, the largest consumer voted awards programme in the UK. The BTAs winning accolade is the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business of travel for the UK consumer.”

The winners will be the companies with the most votes – in 2013 over one million votes were cast with the voting process and results scrutinized and audited by independent auditors Deloitte LLP. The winners of the 2014 British Travel Awards will be announced at a ceremony on 26 November at the Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London.