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Marina reports surge in luxury holiday home demand

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Mercia Marina has reported a surge in demand for its luxury holiday homes due to more people favouring staycations.

The inland marina, near Willington, has said it now has only three plots left in its current selling phase.

The marina said that sales had been so strong it has now ordered more than a dozen new luxury holiday homes from its supplier.

Mercia said that with an easy and eventual exit from coronavirus restrictions in sight, there had been a rise in customers looking for safe, self-contained accommodation in quiet locations.

And due to the tough restrictions on international travel, they were focusing their search on the UK.

The marina said that more than half of the new owners were boat owners looking to mirror their boating lifestyle with the purchase of a luxury retreat on land. Others have purchased lodges as a holiday-let investment.

The marina has now applied for permission for further lodges, which hopes to put in place once the current plots are sold.

In a statement, Mercia said: “With such demand Mercia have put in planning for further lodges to commence after all the current plots are sold.

“The investment in the holiday and second home market will provide work and create future jobs despite the pandemic.”

Elsewhere, it has invested in upgrading pontoons and other facilities for boat owners.

And it has recently created a new area called The Haven, which is specially designed to attract wildlife.

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