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Cumbria’s new luxury holiday resort launches: Ullswater Heights opens its doors

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Ullswater Heights, the stunning new luxury holiday park from five-star resort operator Leisure Resorts, will open on 1st of July near Newbiggin, Penrith – representing an investment approaching £20 million – and will create an estimated 65 full and part-time jobs when it is open, having created approximately 40 jobs during the construction phase.

Encircling a beautiful eight-acre lake and set amongst 70 acres of land and designed gardens that complement the surrounding countryside, the resort sets a whole new standard for high-end holiday accommodation, offering gorgeous holiday lodges for ownership or holidays, including spa getaways and a UK-first: centrally heated glamping tents with Jacuzzis.

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The resort is a dream getaway for couples, families with children and especially people travelling with dogs. Ullswater Heights’ 150 pitches include lodges for ownership built to the highest specification and a range of brand-new holiday lodges for rental in partnership with Hoseasons, including Spa Retreats accommodating two couples in the park’s most luxurious lodges, each with its own private courtyard complete with Jacuzzi spa, Akula furniture and sauna.

Commenting on the launch, Leisure Resorts Managing Director Gary Molloy said: “Leisure Resorts has been operating for just over two years and Ullswater Heights represents the pinnacle of our achievements to-date. We’re taking our offering to a new level, aiming to open as the best holiday park in the UK and never stop improving what we offer. We’re delighted to partner with Hoseasons who have over 75 years’ experience offering brilliant holiday lodge getaways. Uptake of holiday homes for ownership has also been a great success so far – this will be a tranquil and beautiful escape for owners and holidaymakers alike.”

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Scott Drew, Property & Portfolio Director at Hoseasons said: “It’s great to see Leisure Resorts flourishing amidst the strong demand for domestic short breaks in the UK with their latest addition of Ullswater Heights. The quality of the new accommodation on offer in this idyllic countryside setting is among the best in our UK portfolio, and we’ll be doing all we can to raise awareness of it to national audiences through our extensive marketing activity and large customer database.”

The jewel in the crown of the park will be one of the most expensive holiday lodges ever manufactured in the UK, created by British luxury home provider Aspire Park & Leisure Homes. Dubbed The Blencathra, the stunning lodge is one of the first in the UK to feature a Jacuzzi on the roof. It offers an incredible 1,430 square feet of space with three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a vast open plan living room. With a guide price of £795,000, the lodge is a unique masterpiece and the most sought-after holiday lodge in the UK.

Restaurant and places to visit near Penrith

The Lake House Bar and Restaurant on-site boasts a mouth-watering menu of home-made classics with locally-sourced Lakeland produce and ingredients. With the restaurant open for lunch and dinner, guests have the choice to dine out close to home or take advantage of the self-catering facilities.

For those wishing to roam further afield, the park is only a few miles from Ullswater, renowned as one of the most beautiful of all the lakes in the Lake District, surrounded by scenic walks for all abilities and home to the Ullswater Steamers steamboat tours. Nearby are family attractions like the Rheged Centre for family days out, Lowther Castle and Gardens (which welcomes well-behaved dogs), Glenridding Sailing Centre and the Rookin House Activity Centre with everything from go-karting to pony treks.


The idyllic park is a perfect setting for a relaxing family holiday – completely secure with key-gate entry meaning children can roam free while parents relax. Children can make furry friends on-site at Chloe-Ann’s Farm and explore an exciting playground while parents can watch on in comfort from the adjacent restaurant with its view of the lake. The holiday park is environmentally sustainable and exists in harmony with the nature that surrounds it, including one of Europe’s largest Newt colonies and thriving bird life.

Guests at the park have access to a concierge service to cater for their every whim – whether it be arranging transport or making bookings and reservations for guests, stocking the fridge with groceries (to take advantage of the fully-equipped self-catering kitchen in every lodge.)

Dog-friendly Spa Getaways

The park is completely dog-friendly and offers the rare opportunity for guests to bring their furry friends with them on a relaxing luxury spa getaway. Pooches are pampered from the moment they arrive – with cosy dog beds, water bowls and dog toys available as standard, free of charge in all the lodges. Naturally, there’s even Pawsecco available at the bar. Bins are strategically dotted around the park to make walking the dog stress-free.


The park also boasts one-of-a-kind, stylishly appointed glamping tents with cosy safari-themed interior design and central heating as standard – plus log burners making them ideal for all-year-round use. An indoor kitchen and an outdoor barbecue area offer a space for the whole family to congregate and relax. The Safari Tents are available in one and two-storey varieties, with quirky and functional layout and design making them the ultimate cubby-house for kids and plenty of comfy couches making for a cosy escape for grown-ups. The one-storey varieties sleep six and the two-storey varieties sleep eight.

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Leisure Resorts now boasts four unique and unforgettable sites in Cumbria and Yorkshire, covering a swathe of the gorgeous countryside.  Each provides unparalleled access to local attractions and adventures or just an idyllic place to kick back and do very little.

Lodges are available for sale and can be customised to suit requirements. Guests choosing to purchase a holiday lodge can receive a full refund on the holiday that inspired them to purchase their new holiday lodge.

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