Pendra Loweth Cottages have received a Gold David Bellamy Award for 2010 for the tenth year in a row.
Professor Bellamy has named Pendra Loweth as one of the UK's greenest holiday spots - and awarded the holiday park the special award for protecting and enhancing the natural world. Pendra has been presented with a Gold award every year since 2001.
Over the past ten years, the Pendra team has spent hundreds of man-hours lovingly tending and protecting the landscaped gardens and wooded valley that surround the cottages, creating a natural haven for birds, insects and other wildlife.
"Many parks like this have created wildlife wonderlands, and I think it's time they were given deserved recognition for their big commitment," said Professor Bellamy.
Pendra's award was made following a detailed audit of the holiday park's environmental policies, supported by comments made by holidaymakers. The conservation audit of parks covers many environmental issues - ranging from aspects such as the care of hedgerows and wild flowers, to the siting of bird-boxes and the development and protection of reed beds and wildlife ponds.
Professor Bellamy has also looked at aspects of park management which do not directly effect the immediate environment, but which are important in overall conservation terms - such as the use of unbleached paper for holiday brochures, installing long-life light bulbs and re-cycling waste.
Needless to say, the team at Pendra Loweth are over the moon with their new award, testament to ten wonderful years of caring for a beautiful spot in Cornwall's Maen Valley.