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Scandi lodges offer alternative income source for golf clubs

3.31pm 4th April 2022 - Property

Golf clubs can increase their revenue streams with a new range of Scandinavian-style luxury leisure accommodation designed and built by Samlingen, part of the Studio Anyo group of architects and interior designers.

The range of one- and two-bedroomed precision engineered timber lodges have been developed for the high-end leisure accommodation market, incorporating the latest design-led solutions to raise quality and performance standards in-line with demand for sustainable-based holiday and short stay recreation experiences.

The range follows investors turning to the leisure market, fuelled by the growth in domestic holidays, an appetite for outdoor living, and the need for more environmentally sustainable solutions.

Engineered for long-term performance and comfort with eye-catching contemporary style and constructed off-site, Samlingen offer a simultaneous outdoor/indoor experience for occupants while providing additional revenue for operators and their resort land – the company estimates revenue per unit can be double that of an equivalent static caravan, providing more income per unit over a shorter time with the lodge also retaining its initial investment value for longer periods. 

Stylish interiors include an open plan kitchen/dining room

Built to BS 3632, the UK standard for residential living, the timber frame products come in three distinct types and include advanced LED lighting and the latest energy efficiency features as standard. Other customisable options include green roofs and solar panels.

The ‘Torp’ incorporates leading edge design to deliver contemporary all year-round leisure accommodation for families. The interior features a large open kitchen diner, ample storage provision, a master suite with ensuite private balcony, child-friendly bedrooms and exterior seating. Furthermore, ‘Torp’ meets the definitions of a caravan, so can be sited on land attached to residential properties without requiring planning permission, allowing it to be used as accommodation in a range of settings, including providing extra rooms for hotels.

The lodges can be sited on land attached to residential properties without requiring planning permission

The smaller ‘Hydda’ glamping pod offers the best of both worlds with comfort and space incorporated within a neat, compact Scandinavian design. Multiple bespoke options are available as part of the design including integral sofa bed, kitchen bathroom and dining table to suit the individual lifestyle of end-users.

The flexible and versatile ‘Stuga’ can be enjoyed as a second home or developed by operators to boost the demand for increased per-night rentals. Available in either single or twin bedroom options, this premium product offers a variety of floorplans which can be used to significantly improve the quality and scope of operators’ accommodation in a competitive market, generating increased bookings and greater return on investment.

Supplied with stylish fitted kitchens, worktops, integral appliances along with bathroom and bedroom furniture and fittings, the Samlingen lodges are protected by one-year manufacturer’s warranty as standard with a 10-year option available.

James Walsh, creative director and founder of Samlingen, which offers design bespoke options and undertakes planning applications, said: “This is an exciting and distinctly innovative family of design-led luxury leisure accommodation. It offers operators a fresh approach, a back to nature experience and new opportunities in the holiday and leisure sector.

“Furthermore, operators can look forward to securing a higher return on their investment in Samlingen over a longer period as they open up additional revenue streams with a luxury hotel standard modular construction experience and quality now available in the UK in scale for the first time.” 

Samlingen is part of Studio Anyo, which merged with Create Architecture in 2021 to form a multi discipline practice encompassing interior design, modular construction and bespoke building products.

Samlingen’s new range of Scandinavian-style luxury leisure accommodation can increase revenue streams for golf clubs and other outdoor amenities

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