Holiday cottages win prestigious award

Owner of The Dipperays, Charlie Davis-Gilbert (right) and the Rt Hon Lord Egremont DL, president of Sussex Heritage Trust
Owner of The Dipperays, Charlie Davis-Gilbert (right) and the Rt Hon Lord Egremont DL, president of Sussex Heritage Trust
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A HOLIDAY cottage complex in East Dean is one of the winners of this year’s prestigious Sussex Heritage Trust Awards.

The accolades seek to recognise and reward high quality conservation, restoration and good design of newly built projects and encourage the use of traditional skills and crafts.

There were 74 entries this year with 14 awards and 16 highly commended certificates announced.

Also announced as one of the winners was Follers Manor Gardens in Alfriston which came up trumps on the Landscape & Gardens Category while the house achieved an award in the Small Scale Residential Category.

The Dipperays in East Dean was a winner in the Commercial Award.

The awards were announced at the 14th annual lunch by Chris Gebbie, OBE, chairman of the trust and presented by the Rt Hon Lord Egremont, president of the trust.

The awards ceremony was held at Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex which more than 180 people attended.

The winners receive a hand crafted slate plaque to be displayed at the winning site and all parties involved in the project receive certificates.

The event could not take place without many loyal sponsors and supporters, among which are The Hans and Marit Rausing Charitable Trust, Lawson Commercial, The Ian Askew Charitable Trust, Smiths Gore, The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Harvey & Son (Lewes) Ltd. and Proteus (Packaging Systems.)

The complete list of both winners and highly commended projects can be viewed on www.sussexheritagetrust.com

Pictured: Owner of The Dipperays, Charlie Davis-Gilbert (right) and the Rt Hon Lord Egremont DL, president of Sussex Heritage Trust