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Gwynedd-based Holiday Park Secures £1m Investment Supported by Barclays


Family business Sarnfaen Holiday Park at Tal Y Bont near Barmouth has just completed its latest development to create a new leisure complex, cafe and reception. The £1 million investment has created a new leisure complex, complete with gym, jacquzzi, steam room, pool and cafe supported by Barclays.

Acquired in 1990 by Rob and Caroline Gallimore the business now employs 15 staff with an annual turnover of £1.2 million. With 109 pitches and a healthy mix of holiday rentals and owner occupied units the holiday park is ideally placed to offer the very best in holidays homes and luxury breaks.

dsc_0557Debbie Ball, General Manager at Sarnfaen Holiday Park said

“We have continually invested in the business to improve facilities for our customers and ou
r latest investment has seen us create 5 new jobs within the local community and once again raise the bar in terms of our offering to our customers. The new investment is already paying dividends as demand for new pitches is outstripping supply and occupancy is currently running at 100%.”

Gary Fletcher, Barclays Corporate Relationship Director said,

“Supporting the investment in this business was not only about funding but the nature of the expansion and the ability of the management team to deliver the scheme.  We worked together closely and our understanding of the industry has enabled Barclays to support Sarnfaen Holiday Park financially and professionally throughout this development. This is a well managed business always ready to evolve and invest for future prosperity. Funding is readily available for propositions such as this.”

Debbie Ball continues

“The owner occupied home is a growth market. Many new customers ranging from the retired to the semi-retired and professional families are investing in a leisure lifestyle to enjoy beautiful spots all around the country. The holiday homes at Sarnfaen provide a beautiful location and a sense of community for everyone to enjoy. The new investment also offers membership to the local community so we would encourage everyone to make best use of these fantastic facilities.”

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