Adding a new business activity to your farmland takes a lot of consideration as you must plan carefully for the decision that will come to shape the future of your livelihood, and security for your business in years to come. Results from the Farm Business Survey 2015/16 reveal that 62% of farms have some form of diversified activity and this figure has been increasing steadily over the years previous. If you are thinking of diversifying, or are looking at ways to boost your farming business, there are many options open to you so why should you consider opening a holiday park on your farmland?
Quick return on investment
For holiday makers wanting to get away from it all, lodges provide the perfect home-from-home option. The quality of lodges available on the market nowadays might surprise a lot of people now, and those that do know that you don’t have to compromise luxury for a lodge stay are willing to part with their money for an enjoyable stay in accommodation they can be assured will have all the mod cons. Choosing top end lodges for your holiday park really adds value to your farmland, and the returns on them are certainly rewarding.
For a number of Brits, holidaying in our shores has become a much more attractive option, especially as we have such diverse landscapes and unrivalled countryside. A holiday park on your farmland would allow you to tap into the billions of pounds that are being pumped back into home tourism, no matter what the season.
Make better use of your farm’s physical resources and characteristics
Holiday parks make an unnoticeable addition to your land without disturbing the layout, and the lodges themselves can be positioned to make the most of the views that a secluded site offers. Farmers often have vacant land that can be easily landscaped and adapted to add all the facilities required such as running water and electricity. And it works both ways as most people enjoy seeing how farmers work, as well as being surrounded by livestock, so the option to combine with a recreational destination is also open to you.
Erpingham Lodges are leading manufacturers of high-end holiday lodges, constructed by skilled craftsmen with attention to detail, and to our exacting standards. If you are considering a farm diversification holiday park enterprise, and would like to speak to one of our advisors, contact us on 02038 461 780 or use our contact form. You can also download our brochure for further information.