Motorhome and campervan enthusiasts with a civil service background will be delighted to learn that the Parkergate holiday complex in Bassenthwaite, Cumbria has been purchased by the Civil Services Motoring Association (CSMA).
The organisation has been supporting the employees and families of the civil service for almost 90 years now and has been steadily acquiring holiday retreats for its members over the years. Of course the civil service is nowhere near as big as it once was but membership of the CMSA is open to employees of companies such as BT and the Post Office who in the past had been part of the civil service. With just an annual fee of £17 membership of the club remains excellent value.
The Parkergate self-catering holiday complex is perfectly placed for touring the Lake District and will be familiar to hundreds of motorists who have motorhome insurance policies. The original house was built back in the early days of the industrial revolution (1767) as a working farm and it is still in splendid isolation in a part of the country where one can easily forget the industrial revolution ever happened. It is ideally suited for motorhome enthusiasts to explore the city of Carlisle, the Solway Firth and Hadrian’s Wall. The entirety of the aforementioned Lake District is absolutely perfect for motorhomers with a sense of adventure, and a love of the outdoors.
The property went on the market for slightly under £1.2 million but property consultants, Collins International, who managed the sale, did not disclose the final agreed fee. Haydn Spedding, an associate director of the company, said “With a total of three offers received for the property, close to the asking price, the sale of Parkergate illustrates the continuing confidence in the hospitality industry in Cumbria and the Lake District.”