FORMER County Gazette sales executive Anna Jeffery has won a top accolade in her new career as a holiday accommodation provider.

Anna, who owns Chilcott's Barn, in Pitminster, is among only 100 property owners nationwide to receive a prestigious VisitEngland ROSE Award.

Nominated by she received the impressive recognition ahead of thousands of property owners for her commitment to going above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience for guests.

Anna impressed the judges with the provision of additional facilities and services she offers guests and innovations that ensure holidaymakers feel special. Customer reviews were also a key component.

Anna said: "It’s absolutely incredible to have won such a prestigious award from VisitEngland and to have been recognised in this way.

"We love sharing our holiday home with visitors from around the world coming to the region, and the fact the awards take into account our customer reviews is the best reward."

Gemma Beattie, business development manager for Somerset at, said: "We would like to share our huge congratulations with Anna on winning a VisitEngland ROSE Award.

"This is an incredible achievement and very well-deserved. It is our absolute pleasure to have nominated her and to help her achieve the recognition she deserves as her trusted holiday letting partner."