Holidays with a difference

Date published: 01 Dec 17

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The Holiday Property Bond offers exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can read below about the various different properties The Holiday Property Bond have, 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 for two the charge averages about £300 a week, for a two bedroom property sleeping up to six around £460 a week. And there are larger properties 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 around £30 – that is around £120 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.

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

You can enjoy holidays like this too

Find out more about how you can take your pick from over 1,400 holiday properties at more than 30 stunning locations in the UK and throughout Europe. Click here for your free HPB information pack, with full colour brochure and introductory DVD.

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.

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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