A popular Scottish Borders holiday park, which is owned and operated by Cove UK, has unveiled a series of major luxury upgrades, featuring architecturally-designed accommodation, community spaces and a new bar and owners’ lounge.
The upgrades, which celebrate the site’s history and natural surroundings, are part of a £8 million investment by Cove UK in Springwood Estate Holiday Park which will take place over the coming years. Located near the historic market town of Kelso, Springwood Estate Holiday Park, was purchased by Cove UK in July 2022. Within a year of ownership, Cove UK has delivered its first phase of redevelopment on the site.
The multi-million-pound works, designed by architects UNICK Consulting, include 29 new luxury Holiday Homes complete with driveways, a communal firepit community space and a play area surrounded by natural wildflowers and bordered by the River Teviot. Five new riverside premium lodges have also been built, designed with glass-faced balustrades, hot tubs, wildflower gardens and open space wide lawns.
Additionally, the historic Roxburgh house stables have been refurbished to create a purpose-built luxury owners lounge featuring indoor and outdoor dining and social spaces, a sunken garden, rustic firepits set within the original cobbled courtyard.
Kyle Robertson, General Manager at Cove’s Springwood Estate Holiday Park, said:“Springwood is a tranquil holiday haven immersed in nature – and these upgrades go a long way to improving the park and the amenities on offer.
“The new lodges are of a really high specification and will appeal to small groups, couples and families who want high-end, beautifully-designed accommodation. Our new bar and owners’ lounge area welcomes everyone – it’s open to owners, hire fleet guests and residents of the retirement village with ample parking spaces, lovely indoor and outdoor areas, and it’s dog-friendly.
“The upgrades will help us, as a business, meet the demand for the ever-growing number of guests exploring this wonderful part of the country. We’ve seen a huge rise in demand already.
“In addition to the new accommodation and facilities, we have also opened up the entire park to focus on dog-friendly walks and riverside strolls along the banks of the River Teviot. Everything has been designed to embrace the park’s natural environment. Whether it’s spotting wild animals, immersing yourself in the beautiful parkland and woodland areas, or enjoying the sound of the River Teviot where salmon jump in and out of sight, it’s a one-of-a-kind quiet natural habitat for owners and guests to treasure.”
Allan Baillie, Director at UNICK Consulting Ltd, said: “The setting of Springwood Estate Holiday Park is serene. There’s an abundance of green space, the beautiful river, natural flowers and a real sense of peacefulness. Our design brief was to capture all of that and create a series of residential and community spaces to reflect and respect the site’s natural beauty.
“We were delighted to work with Cove to deliver a newly improved staycation venue that allows visitors to get closer to nature and switch off.”
The new lodges and community areas are now open.
Set in beautiful estate parkland and surrounded by mature woodland on the banks of the River Teviot, Springwood extends to approximately 32.14 acres (13.01 hectares) and incorporates 180 static caravans and 10 lodges.
The holiday park was originally developed in the 1960s within the attractive grounds of a former mansion house. The local area is popular with locals and tourists alike given its attractive countryside, wide range of leisure facilities and good road transport links.
There are numerous local walks for a range of abilities and a wealth of outdoor country activities are available within the vicinity including salmon fishing and shooting on the nearby Roxburghe Estate, one of the finest sporting estates in Scotland.