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Owner Testimonials

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."