Like its big brother in the Caribbean, Tydd St Giles is an exclusive development of luxury holiday homes that have been built around an award-winning golf course.
Two hours north of London, the 150-acre estate has established itself as the ideal getaway for city dwellers with lodge owners having access to a recently opened £2 million leisure complex as well as golf, fishing, horse riding and miles of stunning nature trails that have earned it numerous conservation awards.
“The same team that operates the exclusive Royal Westmoreland estate in Barbados was behind the design and development of Tydd and in a very short space of time it has developed into a very special community,” explained John Morphet, the leisure entrepreneur who owns Pure Leisure Group. “The micro climate in the Cambridgeshire Fens gives us far less rainfall than anywhere else in the UK, making it a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”
Enjoy a different lifestyle on Pure Leisure Group’s beautiful country estate in the heart of the stunning Cambridgeshire Fens.
Just 15 minutes from Kings Lynn and the gateway to northern Norfolk, Tydd St Giles Golf and Country Club is an exclusive community of luxury holiday homes that has been built around a stunning 18 hole, par 70 golf course.
Spanning more than 150 acres of carefully landscaped grounds, this picturesque getaway is perfect for those wanting a holiday home away from the hustle and bustle.
Sat on the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire borders, close to Spalding and Peterborough, the golf and country club is home to a large fishing lake and has all sorts of amenities on the doorstep, from horse riding and bird watching, to river trips and mile upon mile of nature trails, populated by wild deer, woodpeckers and unusual flora and fauna.
A £2m leisure complex, which opened in 2013, includes an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room and fitness suite. There’s also a bar and restaurant and an on-site beauty therapist if you can drag yourself from the comfort of the range of two and three bedroom lodges on the estate.
Ian and Nicola Cross bought their two-bedroom holiday home, overlooking the third green, after happening upon Tydd
“We saw an advert for the luxury lodge development and thought we’d pop along and see what it was all about,” says Ian, a paramedic from Norfolk. Within two weeks they’d bought a luxury lodge and now the couple – who have two sons – visit “every possible weekend”, taking their two spaniels with them for walks on the nature trails that wind around the five star estate.
“We knew very little about the area before we bought our lodge,” adds Ian. “I always thought the Fens were a bit flat and boring but it’s absolutely lovely. The area seems to have its own micro-climate so the weather is almost always beautiful and we’ve no longer any need to holiday abroad. We feel like we’re a million miles away when we’re here.”
Tydd St Giles Golf and Country Club is one of the most exclusive among the award-winning Pure Leisure Group’s 11-strong portfolio of holiday parks here in the UK. While its British flagship is South Lakeland Leisure Village in the southern Lake District, its overseas development is the stunning Royal Westmoreland estate in Barbados – a 750 acre haven for the rich and famous that was the inspiration for Tydd St Giles, being built around a world-class golf course itself.
Holidays at Tydd St Giles Golf and Country Club start from £174 for a three night break in a Superior Lodge in low season, up to £460 in high season.