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An investment with pleasure as a dividend
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Manoir du Hilguy in Brittany

Manoir du Hilguy in Brittany

There are not many investments which offer pleasure as a ‘dividend’. The Holiday Property Bond does. As a Bondholder you can enjoy rent-free luxury holiday accommodation every year for life. What’s more, your future holiday accommodation entitlement is inflation-protected and you own a financial interest in all the holiday homes. More than a thousand of them! HPB is a British idea and one of Europe’s most successful products of its kind. In the twenty two years since it was launched, the Holiday Property Bond has grown steadily and now has net fund assets exceeding 193,000,000 (as at 31st December 2004).

  • More than 34,000 Bondholder families now enjoy the holiday benefits secure in the knowledge that their holiday homes will always be superbly appointed, scrupulously clean and rent-free.
     
  • Your Holiday Property Bond can be passed on to your children and grandchildren to enjoy far into the distant future.
     
  • Your investment in HPB entitles you to an annual allocation of Holiday Points (1 invested equals 1 Holiday Point) which you use to book the weeks you want in your chosen location. You are not restricted to any time of year, size of accommodation, location or country.
     
  • Any Holiday Points left over are carried over for up to one year.

 

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The Sound Investment
by Bondholder
Diana Levett

After inspecting Buckland Court in Gloucestershire as potential investors, my husband John and I quickly realised that future holidays would be in a different league. The high standard of the accommodation encouraged us to become Bondholders in 1995.

St. Brides Castle, the first UK property we visited, with its delightful parkland setting near Milford Haven, introduced us to the Pembrokeshire Coast. I booked the Tower Studio with 77 steps to access it, but emphasised the spectacular view to John when selling him the idea. The Studio Diary revealed some rivalry between previous occupants as to who could mount the stairs in record time. In addition to running up and down stairs, much time was spent walking from St. Brides along the Coastal Path in wonderful weather.

In July l999 we tried Tigh Mor, once the famous Trossachs Hotel. The view of the stately, towered building as we rounded Loch Achray on a still evening is one of our favourite memories. It was a wet week, which called for warming ourselves up at the Whisky Tasting, while I got up early for Yoga classes.

The Millenium and my Birthday were celebrated in January 2000, with a family meal cooked in a cottage at Langton House, in Dorset, formerly a Boys’ school. During the following week we picnicked by the old swimming pool on the cliffs at Dancing Ledge. We sympathised with the schoolboys who had once tramped across the fields to jump into the freezing water.

That same year a short break was booked at St. Simeon, east of Paris. A wine tasting was in progress in an adjacent apartment on our arrival. We commented, as the noise increased, that our fellow Bondholders were taking their “slurping” very seriously. We later realised it was frogs croaking in the nearby pond. Hilary Renault, the enthusiastic Manageress of St. Simeon, organises weekly trips to Paris. Lunch with her in the restaurant of the famous department store La Samaritaine, overlooking the Seine, is not to be missed.

In September 2001, we were among the first visitors to try the unspoilt island of La Gomera near Tenerife. Although the island’s twisting roads are not for the faint-hearted, we made good use of our hire car for visiting the awe-inspiring viewpoints overlooking the plunging barrancos. The transformation from bare site to botanical garden has been amazing, and El Balcon De Santa Ana now ranks as the most popular venue.

Our ‘piece de resistance’ in May 2003, was Nikatsas Villas, a Tenancy in Corfu. Its secluded position within the olive groves above the bay of Kerasia, in the north-east of the island, gave us the true flavour of Greece. The views of Albania from the pool terrace created plenty of interest while sipping our evening Ouzo.

In May the area abounds with flowers, butterflies and grasshoppers, while the fireflies at night transform the olive groves into a sparkling fairyland.

For us, HPB really is proving to be a very pleasurable investment.

 
 


 

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