New owner for Lincs park with grown-up appeal
Couples in search of child-free holidays can now stay on an “adults only” touring park which has been newly acquired by one of Lincolnshire’s long-established family businesses.
Cherry Tree Springs near the coastal village of Sutton-on-Sea has joined Springs Holiday Estates which is preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.
The group now comprises five holiday parks and one residential park all based in Lincolnshire and established almost half a century ago.
But whilst their other holiday parks welcome guests of all ages, Cherry Tree Springs is the only one promising that stays won’t be accompanied by the patter of tiny feet.
General manager of the group, Mick Wright, says the park has won a large and loyal following by appealing to couples seeking a totally grown-up holiday experience.
He says that Cherry Tree Springs’ customer base includes teachers and child care professionals who are happier not being reminded of their jobs when they go on holiday.
The park also has a growing appeal to young professionals and older couples whose notion of holiday heaven doesn’t necessarily involve playgrounds and boisterous ball games.
Set in tranquil countryside and just a short walk along a coastal path to the area’s extensive sandy beaches, Cherry Tree Springs had also been run by a family enterprise until recently.
It has been a child-free environment for over 25 years, accepting bookings only from people aged 18-plus for its touring caravan and motorhome pitches.
There is though, says Mick, a wide age spectrum amongst its adult guests:
“It’s not uncommon on the park to meet both younger couples who have hired a motorhome, and older guests who have been returning here for years with a touring caravan,” he said.
“Many work in occupations which involve children, and they tell us that coming to Cherry Tree Springs is the one way they can guarantee a total switch-off when they escape for a holiday.
“Being set in a lovely but uncrowded location on the coast means that the park can provide exactly the sort of peace and quiet which people come here to enjoy,” added Mick.
But far from being anti-children, he says, Springs Holiday Estates provides a big welcome to youngsters at its other four well-reviewed holiday parks in Lincolnshire.
Here there are opportunities not only for touring, but also for renting and owning leisure holiday homes in locations on or near the coast.
In fact, says Mick, the family who own the group have relied on their own children to carry the business forward over the past 50 years.
Now closed for the season, Cherry Tree Springs will benefit from maintenance and upgrading work over winter in readiness for its re-opening next March.
There is more information about Spring Holiday Estates and its associated parks and activities at www.springsholidayestates.co.uk