HOLIDAY LODGE OWNERSHIP FAQs
We hope our Ownership Q&A covers most of the questions you have about buying a holiday home at Gwel an Mor.
At one with nature
As part of their commitment to sustainability, the lodges have been designed to blend into the ‘green’ environment, built from natural materials and landscaped with native tree species and wild flower grass. Planting will take time to mature, but it is intended that a woodland setting will eventually be achieved around the lodges.
As the existing rental properties on the Gwel an Mor are all timber framed it seemed natural that The Residence should follow suit. The Thermowood cladding is extremely durable and stable thanks to heat treating – very necessary on a site which is so exposed to the elements. Supplied by FinnForest, wood is sustainably sourced from managed pine forests and manufactured in way which releases minimal emissions.
Sustainable building services
The lodges meet BRE rating code level 4, or a eco home rating of ‘excellent’ so are extremely energy efficient. Electricity runs the entire site with air source heat pumps to provide heating, via underfloor pipes, blown air, and hot water; the external condenser units are sited under the decking.
Extensively insulated, the lodges achieve a very low air tightness measurement. Heating, hot water and cooling system is supplied by a Samsung Eco Heating System (EHS), an all in one system which combines Air to Air and Air to Water heat pumps. The EHS lowers energy costs and CO2 emissions while also providing various combinations of air and water solutions, meeting user needs all year round.
By alternating operation between air to water and air to air, one outdoor unit delivers both functions; reducing cost and space required – compared to a gas boiler, EHS can reduce running costs by up to 1/3, with a price and space reduction of up to 50%. The system is made up of an inverter compressor optimally operated according to the outdoor temperature, offering heating performance of 90% at -10C and reliable anti-freezing protection at -20C.
The EHS provides quick heating with Time Division Multi (TDM) technology. Underfloor heating usually takes four to eight hours to heat up a room after it is turned on. The EHS TDM quickens this process by blowing hot air, along with the underfloor heating.
“I chose to go down the ‘eco’ route because a) we have a responsibility to cut carbon and b) it’s a good business decision,” said Bill Haslam.
“Both The Residence and Gwel an Mor are testament to my desire to create a truly quality holiday destination for the UK market, one that rivals and even exceeds foreign alternatives, while also being sympathetic the environment – both the wider one and more specifically Cornwall. Apart from planting native flora and forna around the lodges, our farm, Feadon, includes a wildlife sanctuary where we rescue local animals and teach visitors, in particular children, the importance of looking after our countryside.”
“As much as I’d like to say that everything I did was a selfless act, at the end of the day I want to be a success and I believe that people are becoming far more aware of making sustainable choices. It’s a selling point of the lodges, one which will hopefully attract the types of people who are willing to pay a bit more for a quality product that satisfies their sense of ethics – they may also choose to holiday in the UK to cut down on air miles.” He concluded.
As part of the award winning resort of Landal Gwel an Mor, we have consistently achieved annual occupancy levels in excess of 60%. With our excellent marketing, reservations and bookings department we are confident this will continue.
Additionally, being regular award winners both nationally and regionally for customer service, resort experience, quality and standards of our properties, we attract ever increasing numbers of discerning guests.
Yes, as the properties have full building regulation certificates we have been able to forge relationships with specialised, reputable lenders who will evaluate the level of finance available dependent upon the applicant’s status.
All the usual mains services are connected, including water, drainage and sewerage, electricity, telephone, WiFi internet connection and fibre optic cabling for satellite television.
You can expect an annual site fee of £7,500, this looks after all communal areas including the facilities, allows access to the pool, gym, steam room and sauna. This will increase in line with inflation and must be reasonable. Metered electric and water charges will apply separately.
If you decide to rent through the Premier Letting scheme, the management fee is 25% of gross revenue as a marketing and reservation fee, plus a housekeeping fee for each changeover. The above annual site and utilities charges will still apply.
The resort is open 365 days a year. However, these properties are sold as second homes and can not be occupied as a primary residence.
All properties at our resort are regularly inspected and maintained to the high standards our guests and owners expect.
If you decide to be in Premier Letting rental programme, we will advise you accordingly of any work required and bill you on completion.
Landal Gwel an Mor is continually evolving, adding facilities that are popular with guests and encourage continued high occupancies.
Currently, the resort offers: Heated Indoor Pool, Gym, Sauna & Steam Room, Spa, Fully Licensed Restaurant, Wildlife Centre, Coarse Fishing Lake, 9 Hole Par 3 Golf Course, Indoor Soft Play Area, Clip and Climb, Costa Café.
Simply by contacting our sales department on: T: 01209 844137 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book your exclusive appointmentCome and experience the luxury for yourself. Our Sales Manager, Trudy, will take you on a guided tour of our dressed show home, showing you the finer details that make our luxury lodges so sought-after.
Discover the retreat’s exclusive facilities, including the Feadon Wildlife Centre, The Terrace Restaurant, golf course, fishing lake, Wellbeing Spa, tennis court, swimming pool and gym. And if you can’t drag yourself away, take the 15-minute walk to Portreath Beach to explore sands that could be on your doorstep.
End the tour by choosing your pitch and admiring the view that could soon be yours.
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