Golf course to be transformed into 150 'luxury holiday homes' in spring 2018
Allerthorpe Park Golf Club, near Pocklington
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 29 Sep 2017
An East Yorkshire golf course is set to be redeveloped and reopened with a holiday park including 150 ‘luxury holiday homes’.
Allerthorpe Park Golf Course near Pocklington had been shut down for four years, but has now been acquired by luxury holiday home company Park Leisure.
The York-based business plan to reopen the park and golf course, which has been in place for 23 years, in spring 2018.
The deal will see the redevelopment of the golf course and the creation of a new “five-star holiday park featuring 150 luxury holiday homes” according to the new owners.
The development will see the creation of more than 30 full time jobs in the region, and the business say that all 150 holiday homes are expected to sell quickly following significant interest.
Around 20 firefighters were called to the golf course in April this year when a large outbuilding on the site was destroyed by a fire.
The parkland golf course was built in 1994 as a nine-hole course before being increased to 18 holes by 2001. The course was closed down in 2013 after suffering a downturn in membership following the recession.
Speaking on the announcement Miles Dewhurst, CEO and co-founder of Park Leisure, said that the business’s relationship with the area and the site’s “idyllic rural setting” made it a prime opportunity for investment and development.
He said: “Home to our headquarters and three of our existing parks, Yorkshire is incredibly important to us as a business, and we’re pleased to extend our holiday home offering within the region.
“Allerthorpe is ideally situated in an idyllic rural setting within easy reach of York, and provides us with a fantastic opportunity to contribute to Yorkshire’s growing popularity as one of the most desirable holiday locations in the UK.
“Park Leisure has an unparalleled reputation for providing its customers with a luxury five-star experience from the quality of its premium holiday homes to its first-class facilities and services on offer, all delivered in stunning locations.”
Founded in 1998, the acquisition is the latest in a string of developments for Park Leisure which currently operates 11 parks in locations across England and Wales.
It will be the company’s fourth park in Yorkshire, joining Littondale, Chantry and Yorkshire Dales, but first in East Yorkshire.
The acquisition by the York firm follows a number of recent developments after they secured a £103m investment deal with Midlothian Capital Partners earlier this year.