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The Holiday Property Bond has grown year upon year, and now thousands of ‘Bondholders’ enjoy fantastic holidays all across the UK and Europe. But don’t just take our word for it; we have plenty of holidaymakers who are all too happy to sing the Bond’s praises. Learn more about why they chose to invest in the Holiday Property Bond, their experiences and the holidays they enjoy.

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The perils of ‘putting it off’

“Is it possible to regret one of the best decisions we’ve ever made? Yes – because we wish we’d made it sooner!” – Steve Pinnington

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Confidence in the Holiday Property Bond is greater than ever

The Holiday Property Bond offers its 42,000 investors exclusive access to over 1,400 properties across more than 30 locations.

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Spoilt for choice

For John Batchelor and family, there is little chance of forgetting this particular holiday.

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Twenty years of money well spent

“Thank you HPB, for many brilliant holidays…”

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Feeling the benefit

HPB is on the way to making 10% of our properties mobility-friendly

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A busman’s holiday

For busy families like us, holidays are all too precious; with limited time off, you don't wait to go making a mistake. But the exceptional standards mean we have never been disappointed.

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My Dad's vision - but we all benefit

The Holiday Property Bond can be enjoyed by family and friends

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A whale of a time

It ticks all the boxes, for me and my family

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Holidays with added flexibility

“…I could see immediately the advantages of HPB, both in terms of choice of locations and flexibility of dates.” – Sir David Davies

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"We have never regretted our decision"

"We considered buying a holiday home of our own but didn't want to be tied to one property in one location"

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Trulli Points-free

Late on a September Thursday afternoon - 4.53pm - Pam checked the HPB website for the next week. There was a trullo in Coreggia, available from Monday.

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Buying into the future

“We’ve bought into the Holiday Property Bond not only because of what it offers us now, but because we can really see the potential.” – Mike Dugdale

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Constant craving

“All the Holiday Property Bond sites are fabulous – but for us, Constant takes the cake. It’s almost like having our own place in France!” – Andrew Lucas

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An investment to be comfortable with

“Wherever we go, it’s great to know that a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and a beautiful location await us. We – and our holiday investment – are in safe hands.” – Frances Todd

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A world away from package holidays

“We’re not what you might call ‘hobby’ people. We’re not particularly keen walkers, or avid birdwatchers. We just love to see the world. And the Holiday Property Bond makes it possible.” – Ruth Penny

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Nothing could live up to HPB

“I am Frances-Marie Burton-Allen, aged 38 from Northumberland, a Bondholder for almost 15 years: and this is our family’s HPB story.”

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Something for everyone

“Different age groups have different interests – and finding a holiday that appeals to all generations is not easy. Unless you’re a Holiday Property Bondholder, that is!” – Jill Robbins

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Turkish – and other – delights

Brian Nicholls-Lee and wife Valerie invested in the Holiday Property Bond in 1998.

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When a ‘nice’ holiday simply isn’t good enough

Bondholder Diana Levett shares her experience of the Holiday Property Bond - where fantastic holidays come as standard...

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Over 100 glorious holidays

“As soon as we had taken our first week with HPB, we realised just how liberating this style of holiday was going to be for us. No more worries about the standard of the accommodation.”

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HPB ticks all our boxes

Having invested in 2011, Raymond and Elizabeth Coates could be considered newcomers to the Holiday Property Bond; the couple’s week’s holiday at Stigliano, HPB’s Tuscan palazzo.

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Celebrating the Bond's differences

Robert and Sue Matthews invested in the Holiday Property Bond in 2001 - the second generation of the family to do so.

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Enjoying the 'now', and relishing the future

Whether it's a holiday at a site we've visited before, or at a site that's new to us, there's great pleasure in anticipation.

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Holidays that are out of the ordinary

Ordinary families, extraordinary holidays: the Bond's winning formula.

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Quality and consistency – for holiday harmony

Much thought has gone into the organisation and continuing development of the Holiday Property Bond - which is why the Bond is such a success for so many.

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Satisfaction guaranteed

"We'd 'done' self-catering holidays - and had some good experiences, but too many bad ones. We wanted 'guarantees'; and with the Holiday Property Bond, we found them" - Jan Hodghton

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That was the year that was…

Bondholders John and Judith Heath enjoy holidays for all seasons, thanks to HPB

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The dream takes shape

1993 investor Keith Morgan looks back to holidays enjoyed - and forward to holidays to come.

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Homes sweet homes

Having bounced around the globe quite a bit, Ken Sugars and wife Sue came home to East Yorkshire. But was that the end of their travels? Far from it!

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A Bond of friendship

“For me, the great thing about the Holiday Property Bond is its flexibility – the fact that friends, family and colleagues can use it. And use it we certainly have!” – Liz Bates

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With HPB the ski’s the limit

Helen and her partner Peter Cousins have been holidaying at Viehhofen, the Bond’s small chalet complex in Saalbach Hinterglemm in the heart of the Austrian Alps, every January for the past six years.

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Charmed by Ms Chalmers

In 1989 the Holiday Property Bond was six years old, and developing fast.The future looked bright – but something (or someone) was missing: a ‘face of HPB’…

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Many holiday returns

Retired HM Inspector and former head teacher Terry Turner explains why he and his wife Rosemary first ‘took the plunge’ – and the many memorable holidays they’ve enjoyed ever since.

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Ben A’an – a summit of surprises

For Bondholder Irene Hrynkow, springtime in Scotland proved a magical experience, particularly the ascent of Ben A’an – small in mountain terms, but no less rewarding than its more imposing brethren.

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Exploring Anglesey

Bondholder Eleanor Wragg makes the most of a short stay at the Bond’s Beaumaris home…

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Just what the doctor ordered

The Holiday Property Bond has enabled us to spend real ‘quality time’ with our children and grandchildren, surrounded by helpful staff and with all we need to hand for a great holiday.

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Risky family holidays? No danger!

“Every Holiday Property Bond site offers something different – but they ALL offer the opportunity to take your children on holiday in a safe, secure environment.” – Rob Vines

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The luxury of choice, thanks to HPB

“With the Holiday Property Bond the choice of holiday locations is as varied as the standards of excellence are uniform.” – John Corbett

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Where excellence is par for the course

“Whether it’s a family holiday you’re after, or a get-together with like-minded friends, HPB has a ‘vacation location’ to suit.” – Gordon Murray

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My mum's memory lives on through HPB

"My mum's memory lives on through HPB." That, at least, is the opinion of Jane Bentham, who 10 years ago with her sisters inherited her mother's Bond.

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Getting set for summer

Knowing a fellow winner when she sees one - Sue sings HPB's praises

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Pottering about

The joys of hotel living, HPB-style

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Family bonds - thanks to HPB

For retired teachers Chris and Linda Spicer, HPB provides a great chance to experience some of the lovliest locations in the UK and Europe - but also to spend some quality time with the family.

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Enjoying the moment – and planning ahead

The Park family – Iain and Sarah, and children Rosie and Danny – have been Bondholders since 2008 but their Bond has been in the family for a good deal longer than that.

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The Bond Companions Club – travelling solo, together…

Spending a holiday or weekend away on your own is not an option most would choose. But there’s no need when you join the Bond Companions Club.

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Discovering Tuscany with Sue Barker

When TV presenter, sportswoman and Bondholder Sue Barker visited HPB’s exclusive resort in Tuscany, she found it has a lot more to recommend it than just sunshine.

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Happy Holidays: Past, present and future

Pete Chambers, heir-apparent to his father’s HPB investment, looks back on 18 years of holiday heaven – and explains why, for him, cashing in is not an option…

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Playing the generation game

Peter and Pam Blair became Bondholders at the end of the 1980s.

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Room at the inns

Bondholders Tim and Diane Beard just love the flexibility of spending a relaxing long weekend at The King’s Arms in the Yorkshire Dales or Ivy House in the Lake District.

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Why change a winning formula?

Consultant in Lupton Fawcett LLP, a firm of solicitors in Leeds, John Eaton was one of the first investors in the Holiday Property Bond.

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Tub thumping for HPB

During their decade as Bondholders, Keith and Jennifer McCartney have been keen proselytisers on behalf of the Holiday Property Bond.

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Keeping it in the family

Joanne Davies and husband Sam Orton were typical city dwellers – but when the couple started a family, the limitations of London living became all too apparent.

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Holidays with HPB: Headache-Free!

Stephanie and Nigel Collins love Italy and were seriously considering buying an apartment in Tuscany, but why did they choose the Holiday Property Bond instead?

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Going home - only somewhere else

Perhaps it was the romantic view of turreted Tigh Mor or the seductive Tuscan haze of Stigliano that captivated Bondholder Jill Page. Then again there was the reassuring smile of Judith Chalmers.

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A Bondholder's lament...

To the HPB complaints department: Where were you when we needed you? Now the kids keep stealing our points!

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Chilling in the warmth

For Bondholder Jon Pidgeon, Santa Rosa proved a perfect place to relax and explore the magical island of Lanzarote.

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Thanks for the memories – past and those still to come

Robert Ireland knew he would have to make time for holidays – all too often sacrificed on the way to business success. The Holiday Property Bond proved ideal...

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Turkish honeymoon

HPB Bondholder and journalist Charles Rae recounts a rather special villa holiday to Physkos – HPB’s villa and apartment complex in Turunç, Turkey.

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On the move with HPB

Keith and Jennifer McCartney became Bondholders in 2001 – and consider it one of the best moves they ever made.

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Tigh Mor Trossachs ten visits …and counting

There is a perception that the Holiday Property Bond is geared towards a more mature clientele. Healthcare professionals Eamonn and Caroline McGuire would beg to differ; Eamonn takes up the story…

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Walking away from work with HPB

Recession! Redundancy! Retirement! These three words were not on the agenda when Keith and Suzanne Scrivener first joined the Holiday Property Bond.

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If only we had known about HPB before

Janet Eaton and Will Schofield have been Bondholders for 8 years. But it would have been much longer if they had realised when they first heard about HPB just how much it had to offer them.

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Customer care is the ‘HPB extra’

On two recent HPB holidays, Bondholders Hugh and Kathleen Hackett really discovered what HPB’s ethic of service and customer care really means.

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Jurassic Bond

Bondholders can now discover Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast with geologist and fellow Bondholder Chris Wilson.

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Planning ahead for wonderful holidays

As Bondholders, Christine and Ian Bone benefit from the Holiday Property Bond in not one but two ways.

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Rediscovering Constant, 20 years on

Bondholders Margaret and David Paul write about their return visit to Constant, HPB’s idyllic private hamlet in the Dordogne.

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Winter Wonderland

When the Littlefair family set out for a leisurely winter break, they didn’t expect the heavy December snowfall. Mary Littlefair tells you how their break turned out to be a memorable success.

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Great skiing

For Rupert and Emma Checkley the Holiday Property Bond means one thing (for now!): great skiing.

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My amazing week in Madeira

You’re never too young or old to enjoy an HPB holiday. Here, 12-year-old Ellie Stroud, whose parents are Bondholders, writes about her favourite HPB holiday so far.