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24th October 2012

There's never been a better time to invest in one of Heacham Manor's purpose-built investment cottages as a safe and worry-free investment. As well as the letting potential, with a guaranteed ROI of 6%, owners also enjoy all the benefits of six week's free holidays on the beautiful Norfolk coast and Heacham Manor lifestyle – including free golf and other privileges worth over £6,000!

Current owners are full of praise for the way these properties have worked for them. Mr & Mrs Lamb bought one of the investment cottages in 2010 after enjoying a short break holiday at the hotel. "We were very impressed with the investment cottages and the hotel in general and everything about it seemed right. It was the complete package that did it for us, from the investment concept and the complete attention to detail that went into everything, to the excellent staff at the hotel and the beautiful location. Even our research into Searles Leisure Group proved hugely reassuring with their operational and financial stability over nearly 100 years and the fact that it was a privately owned local family who had so much knowledge of the area gave us confidence in the longevity of the investment opportunity. We continue to be entirely satisfied."

Neil Johnson and his father Richard were looking to invest money from the sale of their family business and rather than just paying off the mortgage they were looking for capital growth. They were also looking for a place to spend quality time with family so they started looking in Norfolk and literally drove past Heacham Manor Hotel and saw the "Investment Cottages for Sale" signs on the side of the road.

Neil commented "I live in Cambridge and my father in Lincolnshire so we started looking at various properties all over Norfolk but we loved Heacham Manor the most because of its location and the fact that it offered something more than just a self standing property. The hotel element gave us the added benefit of the hotel facilities and the flexibility to generate rental income from self-catering and hotel B&B accommodation, plus it was very attractive to know that Heacham Manor offered a fully managed service, so we would not have any hassles that are associated with owning and managing your own second property. The fact that the investment was backed by Searles gave us a strong feeling of financial security and total peace of mind. The service and attention to detail was excellent and of course we had found a property in our price band that really represented good value for money with a fantastic guaranteed return and promising growth potential. Exactly what we wanted! We all loved this part of Norfolk and the setting was perfect with the beautiful Manor House itself, the Golf Course, the views and the conservatory restaurant."

The eleven investment cottages are located adjacent to the luxury Heacham Manor Hotel, with bar, lounge, fine food restaurant and 18 hole golf course, all set in 200 acres of beautiful Norfolk coastal landscape. The Hotel is only just three years old and is already well respected in the market, having been nominated as a finalist in Best Hotel category for the EDP Tourism Awards 2011. With more investment in facilities, marketing and revenue management planned for 2013 and beyond, the hotel will surely deliver even better yields for investors in future. Purchasers can also choose whether to invest privately or through either their sipp or ssas schemes.

The Norfolk coast is already a popular tourist area but the newly-formed North Norfolk Destination Management Organisation and recently established Visit East Anglia group are working together to ensure that this part of Norfolk will be welcoming an ever-increasing number of visitors over the coming years.

Of the original eleven properties, there are just two still available at £219,000, VAT-free and fully furnished and equipped, so potential buyers need to act fast! In order that the benefits of owning one of these unique ROI properties can be experienced in full, Heacham Manor Properties invites interested buyers to a free bed and breakfast break, staying in one of the cottages, testing out the golf course and visiting some the areas may attractions.

Heacham Manor is owned by Searles Leisure Group, a multi-million pound private family business founded and operated by the Searle family for 4 generations. In addition to Heacham Manor, Searles also owns and operates Searles Leisure Resort and Searles SeaTours and they also have a vested interest in the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton. Various members of the Searle family have also been heavily involved in Norfolk's Tourism community for several decades and Paul Searle, MD of the group, is currently serving on the board of the North Norfolk Destination Management Organisation. Searles has an impressive history spanning over 82 years of commercial and financial success and are the largest accommodation provider in North West Norfolk. The family members have well over 200 years of experience in this marketplace.

MD Paul Searle, said ‘We acquired Heacham Manor farmhouse to extend our business with the confidence that we have the know-how to run a hotel and thereby diversify our business for future growth and stability. It was the perfect fit, with land running adjacent to Searles Leisure Resort that we used to develop a wonderful 18 hole golf course connecting the land at Searles with the land at Heacham Manor. We opened the hotel in May 2009 and we loved the concept of the investment cottages so much that we even bought one for ourselves as a private investment.'

More details of the properties can be found at www.hminvestments.co.uk, or ring 01485 535 030.