New owner for Cornwall holiday park
A holiday park in Cornwall has come under new ownership. Waterside Holiday Group has acquired Tregoad Park, near the fishing port of Looe on the south coast.
Tregoad Park offers touring pitches and holiday home hire, plus cottages. The Waterside group, which currently operates three holiday parks in Dorset, is branching out of that county for the first time.
Dave Bennett, CEO at Waterside Holiday Group commented: “We can’t deny the effects of COVID-19 have hit our industry hard, and many businesses are still having to recoup months of lost business during lockdown. However, we have worked hard through this difficult period and I am delighted to report that we have recovered and maintained a stable and forward-thinking focus. This new acquisition comes after a year of careful planning and consideration and forms part of our wider growth strategy.”
Waterside Holiday Group 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.
Tregoad Park, covering 55 acres, is being handed over to Waterside Holiday Group by owners Pete and Tina Hannay, who have managed the park for 17 years.
Pete Hannay commented: “We are incredibly proud to have grown our business into the success it is today but, after much deliberation, we have made the decision to move on to other projects as we head towards eventual retirement. It was important to us to hand the reins over to a driven family business, so we are delighted to be welcoming Waterside Holiday Group as the new guardians of our much-loved park.”
Tregoad Park will undergo an enhancement of the park’s existing landscape, including a refresh of facilities and creation of new pitches for holiday homes, says Waterside.
Dave Bennett continued: “We are committed to a phased redevelopment approach to ensure as little disruption to the existing park and local community as possible.. We are focused on blending unobtrusively into the environment and its community.”
Waterside Holiday Group’s three parks in Dorset are the Waterside Holiday Park & Spa on Weymouth’s Bowleaze Cove, Chesil Vista on Portland Road, Weymouth, and Osmington, in Osmington Mills.