Lower Knapp Farm, Devon, England

  • 16 apartments and cottages in Devon
  • Converted from a traditional 18th century farm house and buildings
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with sauna
  • Clubhouse and games room
  • Glorious countryside with great walks
  • Lovely beaches
  • The cream of Devonshire!

Lower Knapp Farm 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 Lower Knapp Farm 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.

Lower Knapp Farm is a wonderfully peaceful holiday retreat - a farm which has been imaginatively converted to holiday use as cottages and apartments. It is situated in the delightful Roncombe Valley, two miles from Sidbury, a picturesque East Devon village of thatched cottages. The elegant Victorian seaside resort of Sidmouth is five miles away and the busy market town of Honiton, famous for its antique shops, is five miles to the north.

Here you are in an ideal location to discover Devon, a county as varied as it is verdant. Its huge tracts of fertile farmland are the source for its famous clotted cream and equally celebrated cider. Dartmoor National Park is both magnificent and mysterious; and Devon's golden sandy beaches are blessed by more than their share of sunshine. Overlooked by most holidaymakers, East Devon is a particularly charming area - a land of rolling, wooded hills and valleys; of spectacular coastlines, bustling market towns and quaint, welcoming villages.

Explore Dartmoor National Park

It would be a crime to stay in Devon and not see at least some of Dartmoor National Park. It's the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England, and there's so much to see and do here.

History lovers will enjoy discovering the old tombs, standing stones and ruins of Hountor, a medieval village which dates back to the 14th century. If it's walking you adore, there are 450 miles of public pathways, and routes to suit all abilities.

Alternatively, you could try your hand at birdwatching, geocaching, climbing, kayaking, letterboxing, cycling, horse-riding and so much more.

Enjoy 95 miles of stunning coastline

The Jurassic Coast in East Devon covers 95 miles of coastline, stretching all the way to Dorset. You won't have time to explore it all, but it's well worth a visit, as not only is it a beautiful place to relax, the rocks here record 185 million years of history!

You can access the Jurassic Coast by the South West Coast Path Trail or take a boat trip from one of the local coastal towns.

Treat yourself to a traditional cream tea

You can't enjoy a holiday in Devon without sampling one of the naughtiest and most indulgent treats there is – a cream tea. It consists of two scones, strawberry jam, Devon clotted cream and a pot of tea to wash it all down with. Just remember to put the jam on top, otherwise you may upset the locals!

Admire Exeter's architecture

Exeter is brimming with history, but the first attraction you should visit is the Cathedral. You won't be able to miss it – its two towers dominate the skyline, and have done since 1114AD.

We also recommend walking along the medieval aqueducts which run under the city centre and date back to the 14th century.

Go shopping in Honiton

Collectors of antiques and pottery will definitely want to go shopping in Honiton. The high street is home to a variety of specialist dealers selling antiques and traditional crafts. That's because Honiton has a history in glove making, pottery and lace. In fact, the local museum contains an amazing collection of lace.

There's plenty of traditional high street shops in Honiton too, of course.

Lower Knapp Farm, Devon, 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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