Waterside Holiday Group is celebrating a breakthrough in the holiday park industry following the effects of COVID, as it announces a new holiday park acquisition deal.
The company, which currently operates three holiday parks in Dorset, is branching out of the county for the first time and taking ownership of an existing holiday park near Looe, Cornwall.
The announcement comes following a difficult year for the UK holiday industry, which has been stunted by the effects of COVID as many holiday parks and accommodation were forced to close during lockdown.
Waterside Holiday Group first launched in 1963, with Ralph and Esther Jacobs first purchasing Waterside Holiday Park in Weymouth. The business has passed down the generations over the years, with granddaughter Miranda Jacobs now Director of the business.
The company’s newly acquired park, covering 55 acres and named Tregoad, is situated within the picturesque Cornish countryside, nearby the coastal town and fishing port of Looe. Tregoad is being handed over to Waterside Holiday Group by owners Pete and Tina Hannay, who have managed the park for 17 years.
The new acquisition will undergo a sympathetic, high-quality enhancement of the park’s existing landscape, including a refresh of facilities and creation of new pitches for premium holiday homes.
Waterside Holiday Group currently operates three parks in Dorset: The Waterside Holiday Park & Spa on Weymouth’s Bowleaze Cove, Chesil Vista on Portland Road, Weymouth, and Osmington, in Osmington Mills.