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Darwin Leisure Property Fund acquires The KP Club


‘The KP Club’, a leading golf, lodge and events resort in Yorkshire, has been acquired by the Darwin Leisure Property Fund and will become part of the Fund’s ‘Darwin Escapes’ portfolio of holiday parks.  Darwin Escapes is the fourth largest operator of holiday parks in the UK, and The KP Club will be the 20th Darwin Escapes park.

Situated near Pocklington, at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, and only 15 miles from York, The KP Club has been developed to provide a boutique holiday lodge park of exceptional standard and an 18-hole championship, Par 70 golf course over rolling parkland terrain. The KP is also a popular wedding and conference venue and comprises 34 letting lodges; seven of which are ‘hotel pods’, each skillfully divided with four individual letting rooms. There are two restaurants on site including ‘The Glasshouse’, where diners can take in breath-taking views across the rolling hills while eating great British dishes. In addition, there is also a first floor restaurant, known as ‘The Vale of York’.

The KP Club has been sold by its private owners for an undisclosed sum. 

Lindsey Bamford, Managing Director at Darwin Escapes, said “The KP Club is the perfect addition to our Darwin Escapes portfolio of holiday parks.  Each Darwin Escapes park has its own unique character, but all offer the highest standards of accommodation, facilities and service. 

“Darwin has invested heavily across the portfolio in order to create some of the best holiday destinations in the UK and we look forward to carrying on the legacy of The KP Club to ensure it continues to be a leading resort.”

Colliers International’s Richard Moss, who handled the sale, commented: “The parks and leisure resorts sector has been very active so far in 2017 and Darwin’s continued investment into the industry illustrates the continued strong demand for UK holiday and leisure businesses. Furthermore, it signals their intention to grow their business in the North of England. The previous owners created a resort of the highest quality, making The KP one of Yorkshire’s most well regarded holiday and leisure destinations. I have no doubt that under Darwin’s ownership, it will continue to thrive and be the setting for many more memorable customer experiences.”


Click here to read the Darwin Escapes press release

12 Apr 2017