Buy your own holiday lodge at St. Tinney Farm in Cornwall
St. Tinney is located on the outskirts of the ancient tiny hamlet of Otterham in North Cornwall, a 34 acre private rural estate of rolling farmland, just 4 miles from the sea and some of the best sandy and surfing beaches in the UK.
A small family owned and run business we have been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" by Trip Advisor, putting us in the top 10% of their best holiday destinations and our visitors have given us a 5 Star rating.
You are very welcome to come and visit the farm by appointment and see our existing lodges, in fact we strongly recommend that you do, but please pre-book an appointment so that we can ensure that we are available to show you around.
You can buy your own holiday lodge, starting at just £169,999, for a two bedroom model or £179,999 for a three bedroom model, nestled in acres of beautiful private grounds.
As part of our unique offering, the lodges are built to order and you can choose final specifications, furnishings, flooring, log burners, kitchens, wall paper and even change the floor plan and room layout if you wish, or simply buy the elegant standard model.
Our existing buyers have found this ability to tailor any aspect of their lodge design to suit their own tastes and requirements a very rewarding and satisfying experience and there is often no additional cost for small changes to decoration or furnishings.
Four of our existing lodge owners have chosen to let out their lodges when they do not wish to use them through our managed letting service, whereby we take care of all aspects of the booking. You can take a look at these lodges, which also provide a good illustration of some of the customisations to the interior design that these owners have made over the standard model: Luxury holiday lodges for hire.
The lodges come with a 125 year holiday site licence. When you buy the lodge, you own it outright as you would any luxury item such as a yacht or supercar. The licence agreement means that you can keep it sited here for 125 years, or indeed you can move it off site at any time should you so choose.
You can view a copy of the standard two bedroom floor plan here.
The lodges can be used for holidays for 12 months of the year. Although they are essentially a second home and built to full residential sepcification, our planning consent stipulates that they cannot be your main place of residence. You must have a permanent address elsewhere.
We are a small, family owned and run business, we live on the farm and believe that our small, low density lodge development offers somethingly truely unique.
Take a virtual tour of the two bedroom lodge:
Frequently asked questions:
I'm not sure whether I should buy a lodge or a bricks and mortar property?
Buying a lodge is about treating yourself to a luxury leisure item, much like buying an expensive car or yacht. It should not be compared to buying a bricks and mortar property, they are simply not the same thing.
Our lodges are of a very high specification, fully furnished and once sited, give you the opportunity to enjoy your leisure time whenever you choose, in a beautiful location on a safe, secure and managed 34 acre private rural estate with an onsite swimming pool, licenced bar and easy access to stunning local surroundings, amazing beaches and a wealth of places to visit and explore.
Most importantly it's an investment in yourself, buying time to enable you and your family to relax, a place in the country to which you can escape when you want, at a price point hundreds of thousands of pounds less than you would be able to buy a fully finished bricks and mortar property in this area of Cornwall, with access to the same level of facilities.
We live on the farm, we or members of our dedicated small team are always on hand or minutes away by phone. You do not have to worry about the extensive renovation work that you may have to conduct when buying a bricks and mortar property, or it's security, or remote management.
If you are at the start of your journey into exploring whether buying a lodge is right for you, we would advise that you compare the lodges offered by various different manufacturers, the term lodge is applied to a very wide range of products from a huge number of different companies and the quality of them differs enormously.
Some are barely more than static caravans, dressed to look like a lodge, most, including the ones we are offering for sale are designed to comply with mobile home regulations for planning purposes and although they are completed on site, the basic structure and fabrication is completed at the manufacturers production facility and they are delivered to us in two halves.
We have been running St. Tinney as a succesful holiday letting business for 30 years.
Customer care and satisfaction is at the core of everything we do. We also care about St. Tinney very much and love it dearly. We needed to be able to partner with a company who could deliver a product that we believed in.
Can I live in my lodge?
Our lodges have planning permission for 12 month holiday use. This means that you can use the lodge all year round for holidays, but you must also have a permanent address elsewhere in the UK. If the lodge had full residential planning permission it would be worth 3 times the asking price.
Can I buy a lodge without visiting St. Tinney?
The short answer is no. It did not even occur to us when we started selling lodges, that anyone would ask this question, but it is one that we are actually asked a lot. We are a small family owned and run business and we would want to meet you in person before you purchased a lodge here, we are in this for the long term and we would want to ensure that you are happy with us and the location.
Are the lodges sold freehold or on a lease?
The lodges are sold with an extendable 125 year Licence Agreement, you buy and own the lodge outright and the licence agreement permits you the right to site it at St. Tinney Farm for 125 years. You can remove it and re-site it at another park if you so wish. We are members of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BH&HPA), the regulatory body for our industry. Our licence agreement is based on the standard industry licence agreement developed by the BH&HPA, to give the purchaser transparency and peace of mind and to enable lodge purchase without the need, or expense of involving solicitors, unless you so wish.
Do you allow dogs?
If you buy a lodge at St. Tinney, lodge owners can bring up to two of their own dogs, but we do ask that they are kept on a lead apart from in the designated exercise field. We do not currently accept dogs in any of our own rental accommodation.
Are there any annual site fees?
Yes, there is an annual site fee, currently set at £2,499 including VAT.
The site fee includes:
- Basic care and well-being checks on your lodge when you are not onsite.
- Access to a picturesque 34 acre private country estate with stunning views, nature trails and an abundance of wildlife including; kingfishers, owls, deer and otters.
- Fishing rights to our 5 well stocked, coarse fishing lakes.
- Summer swimming in our private outdoor heated pool.
- Use of our games room offering pool, air hockey, table tennis and table football.
- Membership of our ‘Country pub’ style club bar, that serves locally produced food & drink.
- Maintenance of the grounds.
- Refuse & waste water collection.
Are there any other costs involved?
You will need to insure your lodge and its contents as you would with any other home. You will also need to pay for a TV license. Use of water, gas and electricity are metered and will be billed to you directly as you use them.
What facilites at St. Tinney can I use with my lodge purchase?
Included with your lodge ownership is access to our licenced club bar and restaurant, the St. Tinney Arms, access to our extensive nature trails, use of our games room, games field, swimming pool, children's play areas and our 5 fishing lakes.
St. Tinney is a long established, small family run and family orientated holiday park set in beautiful countryside, close to the sea and beaches.
We have a very high percentage of repeat customers who return year after year, who enjoy the peace and tranquility of the farm with its easy access to the beaches, picturesque villages, harbours and all the tourist attractions the area has to offer. There are a wealth of local activities including golf, walking, horse riding, tennis, clay shooting and of course surfing to enjoy. Road access is easy from the main motorway network and are approximately 2 hours south of Bristol.
If you would like to find out more please Contact Us and we will be delighted to provide you with more information.
Lodges and cottages are let during the main summer season months from April to November on a 7 night basis, starting on either a Friday or a Saturday. So please try a combination of search dates starting Friday or Saturday. We can offer shorter breaks at other times of the year.
Book with confidence
These are uncertain times for everyone, but we would like to re-assure you, that if you make a booking for a holiday in 2020, we will happily offer your choice of a full refund or date change when you book directly with us, if Government COVID-19 restrictions mean that we are asked to close and cannot provide the accommodation for you.
We will keep this section updated with information relating to COVID-19 regulations and social distancing requirements as they develop. Please take this as an open and honest appraisal of the situation we all find ourselves in.
Update 18/09/20 - The Government have made into law that people in England, from different households are prohibited from gathering in groups of more than 6 people of any age.
Until this law is changed or withdrawn, we will not legally be able to accommodate groups of more than 6 people across one or more lodges or cottages, if the booking contains people from two or more separate households.
If you have already made a future booking with us whereby your booking party in one or more self-catering lodge or cottage, exceeds 6 people, please get in touch as soon as possible.
We are also legally required to maintain information supporting the NHS Track & Trace initiative.
St. Tinney Arms - Due to ongoing social distancing requirements, the St. Tinney Arms is currently closed, but we are operating a takeaway food and drink service from the St. Tinney Arms kitchen. You may order take away food and drink from our mobile app and we will deliver the food and drink order to your accommodation.