Honiton lodge park with £1.8million asking price snapped up by holiday operator
PUBLISHED: 12:22 12 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:22 12 February 2020
A lodge park and hotel in Honiton, which was on the market for nearly £2 million, has been purchased by a holiday operator.
Lakeview Manor was snapped up by Lakeshore Leisure Group for an undisclosed amount.
The deal, brokered by global real estate advisor Colliers International, was made after 'sigificant' interest in Lakeview Manor was registered from various parties.
The private vendor of Lakeview Manor was represented by two teams in the South West office of global real estate advisor Colliers International - the caravan parks team, and the hotels team.
Ed Jefferson, from the Hotels team, said: "Lakeview Manor is an excellent wedding venue and hotel in its own right.
"Coupled with its private fishing lakes and lodge park it attracted significant interest. This instruction was an excellent example of two Colliers departments pooling knowledge for a client's benefit."
Ben Jones, director in the caravan parks team, added: "Lakeview Manor is a fine leisure business, which is operating successfully and offers fantastic scope for expansion.
"This the second time within a matter of months that we've secured the sale of a holiday lodge park in Devon to Lakeshore Leisure Group, and this very much reflects the strong market for lodge parks in general and their growth opportunities as relative newcomers to the sector, albeit with very experienced senior leadership teams.
"Last year was our most successful yet in terms of deals for the Caravan Parks team at Colliers International - both in the South West office and nationally - and all the signs are that that this trend will continue."
Lakeview Manor is set in 31 acres of gardens, woodlands and paddocks, and has three fishing lakes. It currently comprises 18 developed holiday lodge pitches, and a 17-bedroom hotel and events venue, and there is planning permission for a further 18 twin-unit holiday lodges.
Mr Jones said: "The market for lodge parks showed no signs of being affected by Brexit uncertainty last year, and we are looking forward to a period of greater certainty now that the UK's position is clear.
"Trading conditions continue to favour lodge park businesses, particularly because of the relative weakness of the pound and the continuing popularity of so-called 'staycations'.