Coming soon … Keld Spring, a new concept in luxury staycation retreats

Keld Spring, a new concept in luxury staycation retreats

Staycation destination developer Actually Group will launch an exclusive new luxury retreat in beautiful North Yorkshire over the Easter bank holiday weekend. Actually Group’s ambition is to raise the bar for high-end staycation experiences and will showcase a new concept in luxury lodge holidays with the launch of Keld Spring Lodge Retreat.  Keld Spring is a flagship development of premium quality, low-carbon lodges, providing a unique addition to the UK’s high-end staycation market. Actually Group is investing £4m in Keld Spring, which aims to redefine luxury lodges by blending architect-led design with contemporary elegance. People aspiring to own a luxury holiday home in a prime location or investors seeking a high-yielding investment opportunity are being urged to register to attend the launch event, which is being held on site from Thursday, April 14, to Easter Monday, April 18, with the marketing suite open 9am-5pm each day. Keld Spring occupies a picturesque nine-acre site enjoying panoramic views near the village of Wombleton in Ryedale, in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside. The development will feature 30 lodges, offering five-star luxury in an idyllic location with an abundance of natural, historic and cultural attractions nearby. Landscaping is well advanced on site, with the first lodges due to be in place by the end of May. Keld Spring is located in one of the UK’s most desirable holiday locations, on the edge of the North Yorks Moors National Park and the Howardian Hills. As well as some of Britain’s best walking country, the location offers easy access to many of the region’s leading attractions, including the historic city of York, the foodie capital of Malton, the beautiful market town of Helmsley, and the popular Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby seaside resorts. Yorkshire’s most magnificent stately home, Castle Howard, is also just a short drive away. Keld Spring offers the perfect getaway in stylish, spacious and sustainable accommodation in a beautiful setting, while also presenting a lucrative investment opportunity with short-term holiday lets in high demand as the UK holiday market enjoys sustained growth. Actually Group is retaining a number of lodges for short stay holiday rentals, with the majority ring-fenced for exclusive ownership or investment opportunities. An innovative and ambitious new force in the buoyant UK staycation market, Actually Group offers a complete end-to-end package, from land acquisition and development, to lodge design and manufacturing, and destination management and marketing. Specialising in low-carbon and environmentally sensitive developments, Actually Group has a growing portfolio of high-end developments in many of the UK’s most sought-after holiday locations. Andy Sutton, CEO of Actually Group, said: “We’re excited to announce the launch event for Keld Spring and to invite potential owners to join us for the introduction of this exciting new concept in luxury staycation destinations. “Keld Spring will offer innovative, luxurious living accommodation that offers the ideal recreational space inside and out, in a stunning location with so much to do and great places to visit nearby. “It lays down a new marker for high-quality, sustainable holiday lodges on a site that complements its scenic setting and showcases the quality of staycation destinations we’re creating in many of the UK’s most beautiful regions.” Rhodri Andrews, Marketing Director of Actually Group, said: “Keld Spring offers both a compelling lifestyle opportunity and a rewarding investment proposition. “Owners of lodges at Keld Spring can enjoy luxury living while investing wisely in the lucrative UK holiday market which is forecast to continue to see long-term growth. “The launch event offers the opportunity for buyers to be among the first to secure their own five-star home from home or investment property in a development that will pioneer the next-generation of exclusive staycation retreats.” Actually Group is developing multiple sites across the UK, including in North Wales, Cumbria, Cornwall, Devon and North Yorkshire, and is aiming to create 15 new destinations, 1,000 lodges and 500 jobs by the end of next year.  Recently Actually Group announced the acquisition of Preseli Lodges and Garden Rooms, based in Pembrokeshire, west Wales. Now rebranded as Actually Lodges, the manufacturer will supply the ultra-low-carbon sustainable luxury lodges for Actually Group’s rapidly-growing portfolio of sites. To register for the launch of Keld Spring or enquire about investing in a luxury lodge, go to email, or call 0333 772 1113. Follow Keld Spring on Facebook – @KeldSpring, or Instagram – @keldspring. Keld Spring can be found at the postcode YO62 7AD or at what3words: Lodges offer custom-designed, sustainable luxury  Keld Spring will elevate the luxury holiday lodge experience by combining bespoke, architect-led design with cutting-edge technology.  Each lodge will be custom designed, offering owners flexibility in layout and choice from an extensive range of contemporary interior design options. The next-generation lodges will be built using eco-friendly timber frame construction and highly energy efficient structural insulated panels (SIP). Every lodge will feature spacious open plan living areas, while outdoor terraces will allow guests to enjoy open-air living and al fresco dining all year round. Other features include infinity hot tubs, smart home technology and wireless home sound systems. The exteriors of the lodges will be finished with premium natural materials, including zinc, copper, and larch cladding, to complement the unspoilt rural setting. The lodges also have exceptional eco credentials. In addition to being built to be energy efficient, they will incorporate recyclable materials and have electric vehicle charging points, with solar panels a further option. The retreat will feature a beautiful lake while owners will enjoy peace of mind that Keld Spring is on a secure, gated site monitored by CCTV. To find out more, go to

Green Goblet recycled tableware

green goblet cups

When we talk about sustainability, we often think about how the product is sourced and how it is recycled. While these are important factors, these elements should be merely the bookends of a circular approach which benefits people, places and the planet. There is over 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean, and by 2040, our environmentally destructive habits will put the planet on an altered course of history that we will not be able to turn back from. Thanks to programmes like ‘Blue Planet’, the world has seen the impact of plastic pollution -from seeing turtles eating plastic, sea birds feeding plastic to their chicks and marine animals trapped in plastic bags. It is also now a concern that more microplastics have been found in UK rivers, therefore affecting freshwater fish, otters and birds etc., making them plastic waterways which are pumping pollution through our towns and villagers. Although we have all been made more aware of the threat posed by single-use plastic, it is obvious that a solution must be found. At Green Goblet, it has been our mission since 2012 to eliminate single-use plastic. We have now saved hundreds of millions of single-use cups going into landfill by helping organisations switch over to reusable cups and tableware. We have watched the transformation of festival and event sites, where once there was a ‘sea’ of single-use plastic cups left scattered over the grounds at  the end of each day, to seeing the grass! This has been possible due to festival and events replacing single-use cups with reusable cups. These cups can either be branded for their event, or they can use a mixture of branded with our generic cups. Another solution is to rent our generic cups from us, where the cups are delivered to the site and picked up after the event. This is the perfect solution when an organisation is holding a big event and needs a low-cost solution. Most events usually operate on a £1/£2 deposit scheme where they pay a deposit for their cup with their first drink and then their cup is exchanged for a clean cup with every additional drink they purchase. When they have finished drinking, they can then take their cup back to get their cup deposit back. All the dirty cups are then sent back to one of Green Goblets wash stations (or on-site), where they are hygienically washed and dried ready to be sent out to the next event.  These reusable cups are ideal for Caravan Parks, especially where they have outside drinking areas. As glass has very little resistance impact, there is always the fear of glasses being broken into potentially dangerous shards in public areas. Why not have a reusable cup which is branded to your organisation that your customers pay a deposit for, so they can bring their cup back for a refund or keep their cup as a souvenir of their holiday. It also keeps the tables clear and eliminates the need for staff to be clearing the tables of glasses. Green Goblet reusable cups have proved very popular at Caravan Parks and have become more and more popular with the holidaymakers. They are also very popular with the children for their slush puppies. Caravan/Holiday Parks usually attract people that appreciate the outdoors life and have a concern for the natural world. So, from our experience, they are usually very supportive of an organisations step to become more environmentally friendly by using ‘eco-friendly’ ‘green’ cups.  Green Goblet has taken their experience to continually look at ways that they can help organisations lower their carbon footprint which is why we have introduced our new reusable hot cup. This can also be branded to your organisation or left blank. By charging a deposit for the hot cup means that the customer can keep coming back time and time to exchange their cup for another hot drink.  Green Goblet has now launched a new Coffee Cup scheme with the new ‘Billie Cup’. This means that the hot/cold cup can be exchanged at multiple locations meaning less waste and less pollution. These cups are ideal for coffee, tea, ice-creams, soups, smoothies and milkshakes -please contact for more information. All these ‘eco-friendly cups are dishwasher proof and have been tested by being washed over 500 times – and still look great! When these reusable cups come to the end of their life, they are recycled into coat hangers, ice scrapers and other useful objects. All Green Goblet, their eco-cups come in lots of different sizes and colours, from pints, half pints to wine and champagne flutes. All of them can be branded to your organisation or event, left blank with just a ‘I’M A REUSABLE CUP- PLEASE RETURN ME’ message on, or left completely blank.  We now offer reusable branded or unbranded wine and champagne flutes which are perfect for outdoor areas. It is more important than everyone adopts a green lifestyle. We believe that everyone can make a difference – saving the planet one cup at a time. # Refill not Landfill 01278 238390

Will adding an eco-friendly surface provide a visually stunning addition to your outside areas?


The requirement for a fully permeable surface also known as SuDS is increasing. SuDS (Sustainable urban Drainage Systems) is an approach to water management introduced by the Environment Agency in 2011 to help with the quality of our water and manage flood risk. When building a new hardscape or simply renovating existing areas, allowing water to drain through the materials into run off points is an important part to our future landscapes. If a permeable paving is installed onto a typical base such as asphalt (tarmac), the water that passes through a permeable surface can be harvested or cleared into drains or soak-aways, whilst being puddle free. The permeability of a resin bound paving like SureSet allows the water to drain through but  unlike permeable tarmac, resin bound paving comes with a large range of colours and the ability to achieve the most detailed designs and logos making and possibilities endless and achieving a visually stunning surface area. An exciting alternative to traditional hardscape surfaces, Resin Bound Paving is a surface that looks impressive with an even greater advantage of being an easy to maintain surfacing that can cope with a high footfall. It is recommend that you regularly sweep resin bound areas using a stiff broom and pressure wash a few times a year to keep its outstanding appearance. Importantly their paving products are manufactured in the UK and their installations are backed by a 21-Year Guarantee when laid by an approved team. Resin bound installation typically take less time to install than other traditional paving options. Guaranteed for 21 years against: loose stone; cracking; oil damage; UV degradation; colour change and frost damage. SureSet products are available Worldwide and they also deliver a supply of products such as TradePack® and ProResin® direct to tradesmen or keen DIY enthusiasts which are available through their online shop. For more information or a free paving sample and quote, visit the website: +44 (0)1985 841 180

Hopkins Machinery

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Hopkins Machinery are Agricultural, Construction and groundcare machinery specialist. We are a family run company with depots based in South Wales, Mid Wales, Gloucestershire, and Devon. We can supply our customers with a range of machinery from garden power tools to large construction equipment. We have a range of professional power tools, mowers, tractors, and electric vehicles that are useful on holiday parks and grounds maintenance. We are an official dealer for Kubota, Stihl, Club Car, Toro, and Kramer machinery. We pride ourselves in supplying excellent service with over 15 mobile technicians that can provide technical support and a parts department that can provide our customers with advice enabling us to help with any servicing required on machines our customers operate. We also have an extensive hire fleet of machines available on long term or short-term hire.  Our Brands: – Club Car – Electric utility Vehicles (Carryall Range), golf buggies and passenger transporter vehicles. We can supply Club Car buggies on a seasonal or long-term hire basis and always have stock of cars. We also have used buggies available if you are looking for a low budget solution. Ligier – Road Legal electric utility vehicles. (Available in a range of configurations) Kubota – Tractors, Ride on lawn mowers and compact Tractors and Diesel Utility vehicles Cramer – 82-volt Electric Power tool and professional Groundcare machinery (Low noise level – Ideal for use on holiday parks) lawn Mowers, Blowers, Strimmers, brush cutters, Hedge cutters and trimmers. Stihl – Garden and professional petrol power tools and lawn Mowers, Augers, Strimmers, brush cutters, Hedge cutters and trimmers. Kramer –Construction equipment, Telehandlers and wheeled loaders. Toro – Professional Electric and Petrol Mowers and Groundcare equipment GreenMech – Chippers and Shredders Call us or email us to get a quote on any of the machines we can supply. We are main suppliers for the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff Football Club (Bluebirds) and The Dragons Rugby, as well as the Celtic Manor Resort and many other Golf Clubs and courses in our area plus holiday parks and resorts.

Why park-wide access control is a Smart solution

TLJ access control

Smart lock specialists TLJ Access Control have developed a unique and innovative electronic, contactless lock for the holiday park and leisure industry.  Now in its third and most advanced incarnation, TLJ’s award-winning* RezLok is a fully-self-contained, battery powered smart lock that has been designed specifically for residential settings. Crucially, it is suitable for a range of door types and constructions including uPVC, metal, partially glazed, composite and wood.  The RezLok difference Unlike most electronic locks, the working parts of RezLok are contained within the handle itself so it’s fully compatible with virtually any door locking mechanism, including multipoint. As such, it is perfect for doors on static caravans, holiday homes, lodges and glamping pods, as well as more traditional settings such as hotel bedrooms. It functions equally well on news doors and retrofits too.  The levers and lock body are made from hard wearing, marine-grade stainless steel with a combination of polished and brushed finishes. It’s resistant to rust, scuffs, scratches and weathering. Not only does it ensure that, many years in the future, RezLok will look as good as it did on day one, it also allows for easy matching of other door furniture, such as hinges and kick plates. Park-wide benefits However, the real benefit of RezLok comes from its flexibility. It’s no longer enough for a door lock to simply open and close when the correct key is presented. Like all TLJ locks, RezLok offers a choice of activation via smartphone, key card, fob or wristband. A variety of operating modes are tailored specifically for the holiday park and leisure industry, overcoming a wide range of issues specific to holiday homes. For example, how to ensure that family members are never locked out, whilst still maintaining the unit’s security from the outside? TLJ really have made the smart lock smarter! As well as benefits for the customers, there are a host of advantages for the park operator. Not least, digital smartphone keys eliminate congestion and queues on check-in and departure days. TLJ can even provide their dedicated smartphone app (Android or iOS) or assist with a variety of park-wide integrations.  For more information, contact TLJ Access Control: T: +44 (0) 1482 830 334 E: W:  * TLJ RezLok – winner of the Product Innovation Award at the Holiday Park and Resort Innovation Show 2021