New holiday lodges are popular with the farmers

INCREASED SALES: A typical lodge with balcony from Right Lodge 4U

INCREASED SALES: A typical lodge with balcony from Right Lodge 4U

First published in Business

A LODGE and leisure home company is enjoying increased sales to farmers – and not always as holiday homes.

Bill Stephenson and Sue Gell set up Right Lodge 4U next to Scotch Corner Hotel two years ago.

“We offer a one stop shop,” said Mr Stephenson who has 15 years’ experience in the holiday home business.

“We can help with finance, design, planning, fittings, delivery and choosing the site.

For us supplying the farming community has been a real success story.”

Getting planning permission for an extra house or bungalow on a farm has always been difficult, if not impossible.

However, some planning regulations covering farms have been relaxed and Mr Stephenson said a lodge or leisure home may not necessarily require permission.

Although some farmers have bought the homes to create extra income from holidaymakers, others have seen them as way of providing a home for a son or daughter, elderly parents, or even for staff to live in to boost farm security.

The company supplies Cambrian built leisure homes which are built to the same BSW 3632 standard as a bungalow and come with a tenyear warranty.

The smallest costs £40,000 to £50,000, including fittings which the client can choose. It has a master bedroom with en suite shower and walk-in wardrobe, a twin bedroom with separate bathroom and a large living area with kitchen.

The company has also seen an increasing number of customers looking to downsize and sell their property for a lodge or leisure home.

Right Lodge 4U also works with many family run holiday home parks and can help buyers select the best location to suit their wishes.

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