North Yorkshire couple create 30 jobs with luxury lodge holiday park expansion
A family-owned farm in North Yorkshire has built new luxury holiday homes and created 30 jobs with the help of seven-figure funding.
Winley Hill farm used financing from HSBC to launch Angrove Country Park, a cluster of lodges and a reception, shop and teahouse on its 320-acre property near Great Ayton.
The new eco-friendly lodges are available for purchase, holiday letting and investment return opportunities. The plan is to eventually have 54 on site.
Angrove Country Park’s ‘G & Tea House’ is fully licensed to welcome both guests and locals.
The farm already had 10 separate ‘glamping’ lodges, built six years ago using HSBC UK funding. Following the success of those, owners Alan and Louise Petch decided to expand the business further.
Jobs created include roles in hospitality, maintenance, housekeeping and sales.
The G & Tea House at Angrove Country Park
Alan Petch said: “HSBC’s understanding of our business has been fundamental to its success, having worked closely with us to help over the last six years, helping us to turn our growth plans into reality.
“This is a very exciting time for me and my family, who are all involved in the running of the business.”
HSBC allocated the finance from its £12bn national SME Fund, of which £350m is earmarked for supporting businesses in the North East.
David Slane, area director for North East England at HSBC, commented: “We are dedicated to supporting businesses looking to diversify and grow and we encourage farming businesses across the North East to talk to us about their business plans.
“It’s great to see Winley Hill building on the success of its glamping lodges and we look forward to watching Alan and Louise’s business grow as this newest addition opens to the public.”
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