Buckland Court, Cotswolds, England
- 12 period cottages in The Cotswolds
- Delightful setting with a scenic wooded backdrop
- Rest and relaxation
- The Cotswolds on your doorstep
- Great walking country
is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about
below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.
A. How can I holiday better?
Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.
B. Will there be more properties in the future?
As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.
C. How long can I holiday with HPB?
For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.
Five minutes by car from the famous 'picture-postcard' village of Broadway, in the ancient hamlet of Buckland, lies Buckland Court, a delightful cluster of Cotswold stone cottages. Said to date back to the seventh century, Buckland nestles in a quiet valley set against a scenic wooded backdrop. Once a collection of old farm buildings, these cottages have been superbly converted and refurbished to create a wonderfully peaceful holiday retreat.
Although it is only about 30 miles from Birmingham, the Cotswolds remains largely unspoilt – it's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that comprises mile upon mile of rolling upland, wooded valleys, pretty villages and bustling market towns built of the distinctive honey-tinted Cotswold stone.
Bourton-on-the-Hill, with its steep cottage-lined street leading to the church, is one of many artists' delights in the area. Then there is Sezincote, with its Indian-style architecture, beloved of John Betjeman. A former centre of the wool industry, Chipping Campden has an impressive 15th century church and a fine Jacobean market hall. Traditional crafts are kept alive with pottery and the Campden Weavers.
Learn the fascinating history of Sudeley Castle
Near Winchcombe lies Sudeley Castle, which has some excellent exhibitions detailing its history and telling the stories of all those who once resided in it. Katherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII, was one of the famous figures who lived at the castle. Her body is in a marble tomb within the church.
Sudeley isn't just good for a history lesson. It also has a pheasantry, adventure playground, some medieval ruins and wonderful gardens.
Treat yourself to a shopping trip (or two)
Bath has a beautiful town centre, but one of the best places to shop is Cheltenham. Boasting a huge range of stores, from grand department stores and high-street favourites to small independent businesses, it's a fantastic place to both shop and eat.
If you've still got some spending money left over, Broadway is another great shopping destination. Again, there's a great variety of independent stores, plus it's an incredibly picturesque village. Don't miss the Lygon Arms Hotel, which is thought to date back to the 1300s. Oliver Cromwell and Charles I were once guests! We recommend enjoying a meal in the impressive Great Hall.
Visit the birthplace of Shakespeare
You can't come to the Cotswolds without visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of the world's most famous playwright. There are five houses associated with Shakespeare in and around the town, and each offers a great insight into the writers' life, from birth to death.
Explore Westonbirt Arboretum
Nature-lovers will be blown away by the variety of trees at this arboretum. There are around 15,000 labelled trees here and 2,500 different types. The trees come from all over the world, including Britain, Japan, China, Chile and North America. One of the best times to visit is autumn, as the colours are simply fantastic.
Enjoy wonderful gardens and wildlife
There are some great gardens in the Cotswolds, such as Painswick Rococo Garden – the only survivor from the 18th century of garden design. If you have kids, they'll find the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens much more fascinating, as they can see everything from lemurs and lions to rhinos and penguins.
Buckland Court, Cotswolds, England is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.
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