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Woodland holiday lodges are sold

The specialist parks team at Colliers International and local specialist Forge Property Consultants has sold the 51 acre Woodland Park Lodges in Ellesmere, which were on the market for a guide price of £1.35 million.

Located on Lions Lane, the site comprises 11 timber holiday lodges with separate office and reception building set within around 51 acres of natural woodland. The site also has planning permission in place to construct an additional nine lodges.

The site has been bought by Andrew and Gina Thornley who own Olympic Park Homes, a family-run business of two exclusive residential parks for the 50+ age demographic – Delamere Grove and Riverside Park in Cheshire.

Colliers & Forge acted for Robert and Gina Parker in the sale. Robert Smithson of Colliers International said: “Our client previously owned the adjoining farm and developed the woodland lodge site as part of a farming diversification project.

"Since then, Robert and Gina, together with their management team, have worked hard to establish a successful business, reporting excellent performance in recent years and the new owners look set to benefit from this as there are already bookings confirmed as far forward as 2021.” 

Charles Lawson of Forge Property Consultants said: “Woodland Park Lodges is an excellent example of a successful farm diversification project which ultimately created an entirely independent and profitable leisure enterprise. The high levels of market interest demonstrate a strong market for well-run, and well-located, lodge sites”

Andrew Thornley, managing director of Olympic Park Homes, said: ‘We’re delighted to be adding this new holiday park to our existing business and are looking forward to taking the business forward. Thanks go to both Colliers and Forge for their combined efforts in aiding a smooth acquisition.’

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