Holidays with a difference

Date published: 01 Dec 17

The Holiday Property Bond is a unique British idea – a life assurance bond which gives you and your family the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of holidays in an excellent portfolio of properties throughout the UK and Europe. As it is an investment product however it is subject to charges, your capital is at risk and you may not be able to cash in during the first two years.

Please read the ‘Important Information’ section at the end of this advertisement for a summary of the principal risks and benefits.

With more than 30 years’ experience, the HPB portfolio has grown to over 1,400 self-catering holiday homes including villas, cottages and apartments – with more being planned – all available exclusively to over 42,000 investors.

One of the great things about HPB is that the properties are handpicked; carefully selected to meet specific criteria. This means we are able to pride ourselves on, not only beautiful buildings, but wonderful locations as well. See why we love them so much and take a look at five of our wonderfully quirky holiday properties.

Read the ‘Important Information’ section below and then click here to find out more about the Holiday Property Bond.

1. Stigliano, Tuscany

Stigliano, TuscanyIn the hills of Tuscany, a medieval palazzo has been transformed into a stunning collection of properties. Reimagined to appear today much as it would have done when it was first built more than 500 years ago, the renovation project reworked four-foot-thick masonry walls, taking into consideration the original design in order to recreate the traditional stone buildings of this ancient fortified village.

One property, still named The Pigsty, was part of the old 13th century farm buildings. It is now a pair of charming one-storey villas, with beautifully modern interiors complimenting the traditional stonework of the outside and those iconic red-clay tiled roofs.  

Learn more about Stigliano

2. The Nest at Buckland Court, Cotswolds

The Nest at Buckland Court, CotswoldsThe Cotswolds are always a great choice for a peaceful getaway. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is characterised by quaint little houses and old, cobbled villages. In the ancient hamlet of Broadway, Buckland Court comprises a traditional collection of Cotswold stone cottages set amongst idyllic surroundings.

The Nest is particularly eye-catching. It’s set slightly apart from the main cluster of properties and backed by trees. This cute little circular building has an interesting conical roof and resembles something from a fairy-tale.

Learn more about Buckland Court

3. Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

Lodge Yard, Askrigg, Yorkshire DalesUp in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the village of Askrigg in Wensleydale is home to a couple of our properties. In the 18th century John Pratt, racehorse breeder and master of the Askrigg Harriers, built Lodge Yard as racehorse stables. The site is still set around its central courtyard and in the lower level, which was designed as a ‘hound pit’, you will still see the intriguing little doorways used by the dogs.

The nearby King’s Arms Hotel was also built by Pratt as a coaching inn. In the 1970s the pub became famous when Askrigg was chosen as the home of the fictional vet James Herriot in the TV series All Creatures Great and Small. The accommodation at this quirky pub is now exclusive only to Bondholders.

Learn More about Askrigg

4. Trulli, Puglia

Trulli, PugliaWhitewashed, cone-roofed little cottages called trulli are of fascinating design dating from the 14th century. The clustered trulli of Alberobello create one of the most unusual towns in Italy, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the region of Puglia in Southern Italy.

These drystone, mortarless little dwellings provide a unique holiday location, surrounded by history and immersed in the Italian countryside. We’re lucky enough to have several trulli properties close to Alberobello, meaning you can experience the area for yourself.

Learn more about our Trulli

5. Coo Palace, Galloway

Coo PalaceOne of the latest additions to our portfolio is Coo Palace in Scotland which is currently undergoing restoration and conversion. This fascinating building, overlooking the south-west coastline was originally built by a rather eccentric local land owner named James Brown in 1913 as a model dairy to house his herd of prize Galloway cows.

On a visit to Italy he picked up an assortment of old tiles which he bought back to decorate the stalls. You can still see them here today. Resembling more the likes of a medieval castle than a practical cattle shed, Coo Palace is decorated with buttresses, arrow slits and turrets.

Learn more about Coo Palace

Important information

This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited (HPBM) registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited (HPBA) registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

You should only invest in HPB for its holiday benefits – consistent quality and a no profit “user charge” to cover costs rather than a commercial rent. Although you can surrender your investment back to the company after two years or more you should not expect a full return of what you have paid. What you get back will reflect initial and ongoing charges and costs as well as changes in the value of the properties and securities in the fund in which your money, after charges, is invested. Exceptionally surrender may be deferred up to twelve months. Minimum initial payment £5,000 and then a quarterly fee of around thirty pounds linked to RPI. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest.

HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA. Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies.

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