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The managers of one of our 5-star caravan holiday home parks, located on the Shropshire/Powys border, are gearing up for a busy 2021 following the COVID-19 travel and tourism restrictions being lifted.
Russell Midgley and Nikkole Pedder took over as Park Managers of Seven Oaks Holiday Home Park on 1st March 2020, just before the first COVID-19 lockdown. During June and November last year, at a time the parks were open, they were successful in selling 18 caravans and are confident that they will fill the remaining pitches on park throughout the duration of this year.
Prior to managing Seven Oaks, the couple previously ran a busy holiday park in Somerset for seven years, before moving to Cumbria to renovate a cottage and launch a landscaping business, which they ran for three years. With a desire to return to holiday park management, Russell and Nikkole jumped at the chance to manage Seven Oaks – it was love at first sight and after visiting the park, they sold their cottage and moved to the Welsh border.
Speaking on the decision to change, Russell said “Seven Oaks ticked all the boxes for us because we were looking for a park with owners, no rentals or nightclub somewhere we could put our stamp on. At the previous park we managed, I spent most of my life sat in an office when I wanted to be outdoors working.”
“The park here is beautiful and in a great location. We have done most of the projects we wanted to get done ready for reopening.”
Seven Oaks Holiday Home Park has 137 double and single lodges and caravan holiday homes and two coarse fishing lakes for the exclusive use of owners who can enjoy fishing on a stretch of the River Severn. The park also has a crown green bowling green complete with pavilion, pitch and putt golf, fitness suite, riverside walks and two enclosed dog walking areas.
Most of the holiday homes and lodges on the park, which spans 40-acres, boast views of the River Severn and are boarded by mature trees, banks of shrubs and are immaculately kept grass down to the riverside.