Bude Holiday Resort is the cream of Cornwall after Pitchup.com names it top-selling site in 2014
Jan 13 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Bude Holiday Resort on the Atlantic Cornish coast has been named by Pitchup.com as its top-selling site in Cornwall for 2014.
The figures, compiled from Pitchup.com’s bookings for 1,050 camping and caravan sites throughout the UK and Europe, show that the park took 490 bookings in 2014, making it the cream of the crop in Cornwall. Bude Holiday Resort ranks first out of 112 Cornish sites available to book on Pitchup.com, outshining its nearest competitor by 12%.
Dan Yates, founder of outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com, commented: “Cornwall had a whopping 2.6m searches on Pitchup.com in 2014, making it the most popular county in the UK: indeed Cornwall is the most popular search across the entire portfolio of destinations we offer, and the fifth most searched-for holiday destination by UK Google users last year*. Bude Holiday Resort is almost like a destination in itself. There is literally everything a holidaymaker could need right on site including a bar, diner, shop, swimming pool and even a private footpath directly to the cliff and beaches. It’s these extras that make the site so popular and ultimately our best seller in Cornwall.”
Bude Holiday Resort is set across an impressive 21 acres of land and offers easy access to coast, countryside and town making it a great choice for all types of visitor. Adults can enjoy the cabaret nights at the Atlantic Bar & Club while children will enjoy the on-site kids’ club. The park offers an extensive range of accommodation from spacious pitches for tents, tourers and motorhomes through to luxurious holiday homes which can sleep up to eight people including a range of brand new Elite Plus two- and three-bedroom holiday homes which are available for 2015. The on-site facilities and amenities mean guests need not leave the site but if they do there are National Trust walks from the door, more shops and amenities in Bude and three excellent rated beaches within two miles.
Commenting on their success, Barry McGregor, Joint Managing Director of Peter Bull Resorts Ltd, who own Bude Holiday Resort, said: “To be the best-selling holiday park in the UK’s favourite destination is a fantastic accolade for us and testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff. Thanks to working with Pitchup.com we’ve had more bookings than ever before and it’s great to know that customers are choosing to book with us. To be the best in such a competitive market is a great achievement and we hope with the support of Pitchup.com in 2015 we can be sitting here in a year from now with the news that we’ve been a top seller for two years in a row!”
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Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. Pitchup.com, which currently lists over 5,800 sites, provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease: the customer journey from landing on the homepage through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. It’s also possible to check out water bathing water quality in the surrounding area with data provided by the European Environment Agency. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available.
In 2013 Pitchup.com became the first business of its type to launch a bookable mobile app and site, making the site easily accessible to users of mobile and tablet devices. The mobile site, m.pitchup.com, now accounts for 21% of bookings.
Pitchup.com enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one-off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.
Awards include Best UK Travel Website of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards 2011, and most recently Best Travel / Leisure / Sports / Mobile Strategy / Campaign at the Marketing on Mobile Awards 2014.
About Bude Holiday Resort
Located on the north Cornwall coast, Bude Holiday Resort is only a short walk from the centre of Bude with its many local facilities and miles of beautiful beaches. Bude is now recognised as one of Cornwall’s loveliest holiday resorts. The Bude area offers a good range of leisure activities, historical sites, walks, watersports, pleasure parks and many other attractions.
Bude Holiday Resort offers touring and camping pitches as well as a range of two- and three-bedroom caravans to choose from including its new 35’ x 12’ Elite Plus range of two- and three-bedroom caravans, equipped to the highest standards including central heating and double glazing. To find out more, visit www.peterbullresorts.co.uk.