The woodland retreat of Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest is gearing up for the spring launch of its new £10 million luxury forest accommodation.
The operator is really upping the stakes when it comes to luxury accommodation this spring with the introduction of the most luxurious holiday lodges ever seen at a UK holiday park.
The range of new accommodation at Sandy Balls includes the Knightwood, named after the largest oak tree in the New Forest.
No other holiday park in the UK features accommodation quite like the Knightwood, says Carl Castledine, CEO of Away Resorts, which owns Sandy Balls.
"For those who - because of this uncertainty and travel to Europe this year - are looking to stay in the UK, but are used to luxury, we wanted to create an accommodation choice for our New Forest Holiday Village that was beautifully indulgent, and that would rival the most luxurious accommodation in European holiday villages.
"So, we came up with the Knightwood - named after the largest and arguably most famous, oak tree in the New Forest. The exterior to the holiday home features a hot tub, which is yours and yours alone; a heated outdoor seating area, where the evening can carry on long after the sun has dipped; and a dog shower for the family's furry friend who may have got a little muddy on their walk through the Forest. And don't forget the bike racks.
"The interior is inspired by its forest surroundings with all of the fixtures, fittings and furniture having a wood-like feel; effectively bringing the outside in."
Away Resorts teamed up with holiday home manufacturer Willerby to create the Knightwood. Product manager Phil Parks said: "The Knightwood was an incredible project to be involved with, it was a perfect partnership with Away Resorts. The Knightwood really takes design and layout to the next level, this offered us the perfect opportunity to be creative and showcase what the Willerby team can do. It is projects like this that have helped make Willerby synonymous with innovative design, stylish interiors, and above all, exceptional quality standards."
About Sandy Balls
Sandy Balls is a forest lovers' dream with a wide range of outdoor activities for all the family that take their inspiration from the holiday village's forest locations.
These include: walks with alpacas; horse-riding; archery; forest cashing; pond dipping; woodland survival; alpaca walks; forest walks; combat games; and laser clay shooting as well as lots of arts and crafts activities.
Being located in the New Forest, Sandy Balls is the perfect place to enjoy an autumnal break with acres of forest to explore, including Moors Valley Country Forest and Park. Here, children can follow Gruffalo Spotters Trails, enjoy the wooden play equipment including the giant ants' nest, the snake pit and the crocodile crossing and hop on the country park's authentic steam train for an adventure around the park.
The beaches of Bournemouth and Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park are also just a short drive away.
Prices for a two-night stay in a Knightwood that sleeps eight lead in at £640.
To book, go to awayresorts.co.uk