£1m Glamping Development gets Funding

David Jones, Reward Finance Group, with Paula O’Donnell, the Engine Shed
David Jones, Reward Finance Group, with Paula O’Donnell, the Engine Shed

A £1m glamping and leisure complex next to the North Yorkshire Moors railway is set to be completed in the spring, supported by funding from Reward Finance Group.

The three-acre site, which is being developed by husband and wife team Paula and Alex O’Donnell, will comprise nine glamping units housed in converted railway freight wagons and guards’ vans.

Paula O’Donnell, said: “The site formed part of the family’s fish farming business, but the lake was filled in a number of years ago. We turned part of the land into a car park for the station but there was still a significant amount of land that was not being used.

“To create such an innovative scheme requires a huge investment and we are grateful to Mark Tudor at Tudor Financial for introducing us to the team at Reward Finance Group.

“We were impressed that the £800,000 funding facility was set up quickly, without having to jump through hoops, so we could progress the project to ensure we were open for the forthcoming season.”

About Open Air Business 785 Articles

The voice of outdoor hospitality - in print and online.

If you liked this article, subscribe to the printed magazine for free here.

Between magazines we produce the electronic OAB Bulletin - get yours here.