In a move to strengthen its leisure proposition to holiday makers and holiday home owners, the Hoburne Group has acquired a new holiday park on the edge of Bodmin in Cornwall, which will boast a new range of bespoke luxurious Hideaway lodges. The first phase of this ‘exciting’ acquisition will launch in February 2019.
As one of the leading family-run holiday park operators, established in 1912, Hoburne is an expert in providing UK holiday breaks and holiday home ownership already owning seven holiday parks across the most picturesque counties in Great Britain, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Hoburne acquired the new 17-acre site in the village of St Mabyn for its eighth park.
With a primary focus on holiday home ownership, the new development at Hoburne St Mabyn will house “Hideaway” lodges and aims to create an idyllic lodge escape for owners and holiday makers, enabling them to relax and unwind in an environment which offers a tranquil quiet space without the busier traditional park facilities and can be used as a base from which to explore the local area.
The first phase of the new “Hideaway” lodges development will officially open in February 2019. This includes 25 plots, 17 of which are available for ownership and eight for holidays, as well as a lodge reception for two full-time park management personnel.
Hoburne has partnered with Pathfinder Homes to design and develop modern, well-appointed luxury lodges all of which will have the provision for hot tubs built into the private landscaped recreational space. The lodges will be in a choice of three interior design themes – country, coastal and New York loft style. Each home will be built to make the most of the outdoors with a centre lounge living area framed by large glass windows overlooking an external space for entertaining.
There are a number of benefits to buying a holiday lodge as a second home. Unlike a bricks and mortar property, stamp duty is not payable and there is no council tax to pay. The communal grounds are all maintained by Hoburne and there is also the facility to use the Hoburne fully-managed letting service.
When buying a “Hideaway” lodge, owners will receive a bespoke service which is a unique offering by Hoburne to tailor their second home package according to lifestyle interests for a genuine ‘home from home’ experience. A storage box will be provided to house useful items such as body boards, buckets and spades, picnic blankets and bicycles, for those in to their home entertainment, a lodge may include the latest Sonos system and games console, and as standard, every lodge will include a wine fridge, a fridge freezer, dishwasher and a washer/drier. As part of the service to both holiday makers and owners, Hoburne will ensure that on arrival, the fridge is stocked with all the essentials.
Rosie Kennar, chairman at Hoburne, says: “We are seeing a shift from some of our long-standing guests looking for a quiet home from home experience and we’re delighted to introduce a new exciting park to the Hoburne portfolio. The acquisition of Hoburne St Mabyn enables us to accommodate the rise in popularity of both UK holiday home ownership and the staycation as well as provide an option to those wishing to have a more tranquil experience. The Hideaway lodges at Hoburne St Mabyn will be perfect for anyone looking to escape the pressures of everyday life and ‘get away from it all’ so they can purely enjoy the surroundings of the lodge and use it as a base from which to explore the delights of Cornwall.
“Hoburne will take time to get to know each of its owners, so having a Hideaway lodge at Hoburne St Mabyn will be a unique experience to each individual.”
Rosie adds: “With the Cornish south and north coasts within easy access and the nationally famous villages of Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac, as well as the charming towns of Padstow and Wadebridge all being close by, St Mabyn provided us with an ideal location to introduce a new park which would offer the perfect location for a second home or holiday retreat at any time of the year. We are on an active search for new parks that suit our criteria.”
As well as having Hideaway lodges for sale, an allocation will be available for short break holidays. Hoseasons will be including Hoburne St Mabyn in its top of the range Autograph collection of holiday accommodation. To enquire about ownership at Hoburne St Mabyn, please telephone 01425 687512 or visit www.hoburne.com/ownership