Next up in our ‘Reasons To Invest’ series is the vibrant Hornbeam Country Park – which sits on the edge of the beautiful Blackdown Hills, on the Devon and Somerset border. It’s a stone’s throw from Devon’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and being so close to the sea, buying a holiday home here really is like owning a piece of heaven and tranquillity.
Let’s get into all the reasons you might consider investing in a luxury lodge in this stunning park.
A county that has it all…
Recently named as ‘England’s greatest county’, Devon offers everything for the perfect getaway. This is a stunning county made up of hilly landscapes, coastal cliffs and sandy shores. You’ll find two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so if the great outdoors is your thing, you really will be spoiled for choice here.
For the thrill seekers amongst us, why not visit one of the beautiful beaches and ride the waves surfing or kayaking? Or for the more romantic souls, enjoy a country walk and visit one of Devon’s award winning restaurants. Whatever you’re into, adventure awaits…
Just a short 30 minute drive from Hornbeam Country park is the historic town of Taunton, which is a great day out for shopping and home to some fantastic tea rooms. You’ll also find food markets here most weekends!
If it’s sights and attractions you’re after, then nearby Exeter will not disappoint. Playing host to one of England’s most beautiful cathedrals famous for its two Northern towers, impressive west front carvings and the longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Exeter Cathedral is a must see.
Exeter : Directions
Taunton : Directions
Coastal holiday living
Thanks to years of support from hundreds of local campaigners and supporters, Devon is largely becoming a conservation area. Its marine life has flourished over the past few years, with local hotspots Watermouth Harbour and Lundy Island being the main focus of attention. Boat trips offer a perfect first hand experience to see the local wildlife in action. Pods of dolphins, groups of seals, basking sharks and whales can often be seen just off the shores, and Devon’s cliffs and headlands make great places to try and spot them!
There’s also some gorgeous seaside towns just a short drive away from Hornbeam Country Park. Sidmouth is perfect for the whole family with its clean, accessible beach providing a safe space for relaxing, swimming, picnicking and exploring. The surrounding cliffs offer shelter from the sun (and wind!) and at low tide, the rock pools are a fascinating insight into life beneath the waves. Sidmouth is also a gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site!
Slightly further afield is Woolacombe Beach – one of the many unspoilt and wonderful beaches on Devon’s coastline, boasting an epic 3 mile stretch of glistening sand. Woolacombe is a long time favourite with families, and is just as busy now as it was back in the 1990’s. Often voted the UK’s number 1 beach, the adventures here are endless with colourfully painted beach huts, surf hire, and views to take your breath away!
READ MORE: The best hidden beaches in Devon
Woolacombe Beach : Directions
Sidmouth Beach : Directions
Days out for the whole family
You won’t be short of fun days out for the family when visiting your Hornbeam holiday home. Whether you’re into picturesque walks, history and culture, wildlife or thrill seeking, there’s endless things to do close by.
Exmoor Zoo is a must for the animal lovers, home to the only black leopard in the UK! Not too far away in Plymouth is the National Marine Aquarium – the largest in the country and home to over 4,000 ocean animals.
Slightly less exotic, but equally as fun is The Big Sheep Farm & Theme Park – get close to the farm animals and explore the rollercoasters at this family attraction perfect for tots, toddlers, teens and adults! There’s also Woodlands Family Theme Park – the largest in Devon for the more
Excellent travel links
Hornbeam Country park is easily accessible by car and bus, with Exeter City Centre just 27 miles away (around a 35 minute drive). Bus routes stop just outside the main entrance of the park.
We’ll help you create your dream home
You choose the plot and we’ll help you create your dream home. While our homes are individually built to offer a bespoke finish, you can be confident in the knowledge that they are all of the highest standard from our trusted manufacturers.
Each style of home boasts distinctive features, with modern day living at the forefront of style. Large windows allow for natural light to shine through, and the kitchen is host to all modern practical features and integrated appliances. You can also expect master bedrooms with ensuite dressing rooms, and sleek bathrooms for the ultimate luxury lodge living.
From start to finish, all of our homes undergo the strictest quality control, with regular inspections ensuring your home meets all requirements and turns out exactly how you dreamt it.
100% part-exchange guarantee
With all the hassle and fees involved in selling, it’s not surprising that almost 90% of our Holiday Home owners take advantage of our 100% market value part-exchange plan. This makes purchasing your new holiday home a breeze! If you have a property you would like to use to offset some costs, our part-exchange plan can help.
If you’re downsizing or changing lifestyle, you may have property to sell which brings with it the uncertainty of the sale completing. That’s where our part exchange guarantee comes in, helping to make your move as seamless as possible.
We offer customers a fair deal on their existing property, facilitating a fast and easy move which won’t fall through and can be planned to work to your timescale.
A park you can trust
Buying with Encore is an enviable lifestyle choice. Your new property is set in a stunning location, far from the hustle and bustle of suburban life yet with easy access to everywhere.
All of our parks are secure gated communities with on site management and CCTV to give you total peace of mind. Hornbeam is a social hub with lots of friendly faces around. There is always someone on hand for a catch up over a coffee or a morning stroll!
We are passionate about providing our home owners with a first class experience and exceptional customer service, so what are you waiting for?
Not sure if it’s the right time to invest?
If you’re dragging your feet and wondering whether or not now is the right time to take the plunge, we have a fantastic offer that might help you decide… we’re offering up to 20% off selected holiday homes in Devon for a limited time only! You’ll need to act quickly, because our Beat The Clock offer ends on 28/02/2023. We’re also offering free pitch fees worth up to £5,200.
For more information, just contact our friendly team and we’ll be in touch to discuss your options. (Ts & Cs).