A leading UK holiday cottage letting agency has issued a statement to stress that Somerset is still open for business following the recent flooding and also reports that its bookings have remained unaffected.
Although the Environment Agency have stated that 65 square kilometres of the Somerset Levels have flooded, this actually represents less than 2% of Somerset with the majority of the county accessible and open for business.
Holidaycottages.co.uk has more than 150 cottages across Somerset, and has reported that all of these are currently available to let, and that all holidays taken in the last six weeks were unaffected.
In order to help those affected by the flooding, holidaycottages.co.uk has pledged to donate £20 to the Somerset Flood Relief Fund from each holiday booked from the start of February and taken in the area before the end of April.
Managing Director, James Morris, said:
“It’s very important that we continue to support Somerset and make sure that business carries on as usual. Somerset is a beautiful county and it’s extremely positive that people are still looking to visit the area and haven’t been discouraged by the recent news reports. We’ve been letting properties in Somerset for over 30 years and we’re committed to doing what we can to support the economy there.”