A FAMILY which owns a holiday park in Cockermouth are getting ready to expand by opening a brand-new second park at Winscales in Allerdale.

James Stewart and family, who have operated Brigham Holiday Park since 2013, have added the second park – Grasmoor View - to what they hope will become a growing portfolio of small, exclusive holiday parks in the area.

Grasmoor View is described as 'an exclusive luxury lodge ownership park' with pitches for 25 holiday lodges from UK manufacturers.

Situated just off the A595, Grasmoor View has excellent transport links into the towns and villages of the Lake District, the group said.

Holiday home owners at the site are also well-placed to appreciate the beauty of the western lakes.

In Cumbria: An aerial view of the siteAn aerial view of the site (Image: Grassmoor View)The Stewart family acquired Grasmoor View in 2020 and have completely redeveloped and fully landscaped the site, which was previously a touring park.

All lodges on the first phase of the new park come with bespoke glass decking, a private parking space, and will be fully 'winterised'.

Owner James Stewart said: “It’s been something of a labour of love to transform the site into a top quality holiday park.

“We’ve already had interest from existing holiday home owners at our 5-star Brigham Park including someone who has upgraded to a brand new lodge on this exciting new development.

“Not everyone wants to be right in amongst the throngs of tourists and that’s what makes both our parks so special.

“We’re all about peace and tranquillity, a true Lakeland escape from today’s busy lives, but you’re still close enough to lots of great places to visit.”

The Stewart family have more than 15 years’ experience in the holiday park industry and it’s a full family affair with James’s wife and three sons all involved in the business.

In Cumbria: “We’ll never sell the parks as the boys will continue with them when we’re ready to slow down,” said James. “It’s a real, hands-on family business with all of us doing everything from grass cutting to meter readings to gas deliveries.

“Over the last 10 years, there’s been considerable investment in our holiday parks, which both have 12-month owner seasons.

“Owning a holiday home on one of our parks can be much more affordable than people think, and the benefits can last a lifetime.”

The first phase of development will see an initial 13 holiday lodges on the site plus all the infrastructure, including further landscaping, in readiness for phase 2. Owners also have the option of charging points for electric cars, he added.

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