Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very busy glamping site, which is located within the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
The business was established by our clients in 2013 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients’ desire to move abroad. The business currently operates between April and October and generates a turnover in the region of £216,000, with a good gross profit of 96% as per 2016 accounts.
Our clients offer a truly unique glamping experience and the accommodation is completely “off the grid”, which means no electricity, only powering what they can by Solar and the main source of heating is from log burning stoves and gas heaters. There are a host of facilities available including communal toilets and shower blocks, a communal kitchen hut, hot and cold running water, under cover communal seating, Eco spa with wood burning hot tub and sauna and a children’s play den, to name a few.
There are a number of on-site activities available including wall climbing, zip wires, nature trail quizzes, Segway treks, cycle hire, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting, to name a few.
The business has built up an excellent reputation within the industry for the very high quality of the accommodation and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations. The business has many excellent website reviews, many of which are on popular travel and camping websites. The business is a White Rose Award finalist for both 2014 and 2015.
We are advised that the business has 100% full occupancy for weekends and school holidays for 2016. Permission has been granted to build a further 12 units. The landowner has another 100 acres that are currently unused on the site.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by operating the business all year round, perhaps by introducing log cabins to the camp. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the excellent facilities offered. There is also scope to push the event and wedding services.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
This very popular glamping site is situated within the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, set within 15 acres of forest, offering wonderful holidays. The site is located close to quaint villages and hamlets.
The camp is close to many popular tourist attractions and local historic market towns are well within easy driving distance, as well as the beautiful spa towns of Harrogate and the cities of York, Leeds and Newcastle.
The business is situated within easy driving distance of both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to several of Yorkshires most iconic scenery and attractions, with spectacular limestone valleys, picture postcard villages and historic castles.
The North York Moors National Park comprises of over 1,400 miles of natural beauty and is home to heather moorland, pine forests, rolling hills and a shimmering coastline, not to mention badgers, roe deer and hawks. There are many things to explore such as abbeys, castles, priories, traditional pubs and hidden villages and hamlets.
The site is located very close to the excellent road links, making it easy to travel across the county.
The glamping site offers a mix of alternative accommodation, below are just a few which are offered:
These have a maximum occupancy of 5 in each tent with a double bed, a double sofa bed and a single sofa/Z bed.
Furnishings include a log burner, a basket of logs, candles, fairy lights, cushions, lanterns, outside BBQ and fire pit and table & chairs.
These provide a really cosy place to rest and recuperate.
Furnishings include a bunk bed, a built-in day bed, a single Z bed, gas heater, storage, lanterns, outside BBQ and fire pit and table & chairs.
The teepee sleep a maximum of 6.
Furnishings include 2 x double beds, 2 x single cushioned beds, gas fire, torches, outside BBQ and Table & chairs.
There are three safari tents which sleep between 6 and 8 on real beds, two of the tents benefit from private toilet facilities and shower shed.
Furnishings include, log burner with 2 hob stove and oven, double bed and two bunk beds, sofa bed (in two tents only) and leather sofa and cushions.
Kitchen area with dining area with table and chairs solar lighting, hot running water, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans.
Eco wood fired hot tub, which can accommodate 5-6 people.
Eco wood fired sauna, which can accommodate 5-6 people.
BBQ grill cabin, which can comfortably fit 15 adults.
We are advised Leasehold:
Original lease length: 6 years
Remaining lease length: 3 years
Rent: 28% of the turnover.
The business operates between April and October.
The business is owner run and managed with 2 x full time and 7 x part time staff members.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £216,000, with a good gross profit of 96% as per 2016 accounts.
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