Launched in 2008, the Darwin Leisure Property Fund (the Fund) owns and operates a portfolio of fifteen holiday parks in the UK and generates returns that are uncorrelated with any asset class, including real estate. Revenues are generated from the park operations, making it a very different proposition to traditional real estate investments.
The Darwin Leisure Property Fund provides both institutional and private investors with exposure to the lucrative UK holiday park industry.
The Fund purchases and operates a portfolio of UK Holiday Parks. It is an alternative asset class which offers:
- Predictable, stable, long-term returns
- Capital preservation and appreciation
- Diversification from traditional real estate portfolios and mainstream asset classes.
Darwin Leisure Property Fund acquires The KP Club
‘The KP Club’, a leading golf, lodge and events resort in Yorkshire, has been acquired by the Darwin Leisure Property Fund and will become part of the Fund’s ‘Darwin Escapes’ portfolio of holiday parks. Darwin Escapes is the fourth largest operator of holiday parks in the UK, and The KP Club will be the 20th Darwin Escapes park.
Situated near Pocklington, at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, and only 15 miles from York, The KP Club has been developed to provide a boutique holiday lodge park of exceptional standard and an 18-hole championship, Par 70 golf course over rolling parkland terrain. The KP is also a popular wedding and conference venue and comprises 34 letting lodges; seven of which are ‘hotel pods’, each skillfully divided with four individual letting rooms. There are two restaurants on site including ‘The Glasshouse’, where diners can take in breath-taking views across the rolling hills while eating great British dishes. In addition, there is also a first floor restaurant, known as ‘The Vale of York’.
The KP Club has been sold by its private owners for an undisclosed sum.
Lindsey Bamford, Managing Director at Darwin Escapes, said “The KP Club is the perfect addition to our Darwin Escapes portfolio of holiday parks. Each Darwin Escapes park has its own unique character, but all offer the highest standards of accommodation, facilities and service.
“Darwin has invested heavily across the portfolio in order to create some of the best holiday destinations in the UK and we look forward to carrying on the legacy of The KP Club to ensure it continues to be a leading resort.”
Our strategy has always been to provide investors with consistent returns in whatever economic scenario. This we achieved in some very dark days during the global financial crisis.”
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