Hotel & Leisure
The Purico Group entered the hospitality industry in 1996 with the purchase of a prestigious London hotel.
In 2015, the group added a luxury timber lodge holiday park in the glorious Peak District to its leisure portfolio.
Both investments reflect our policy of providing facilities for holidaymakers and visitors in magnificent rural settings, yet close to major cities.
It’s hard to believe the Grim’s Dyke Hotel in Harrow Weald is just 12 miles from the centre of the capital and three miles from the M1. The former home of Sir William Gilbert, who wrote the world famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas, is set in 40 acres of woodland, filled with wildlife, exotic shrubs and flowers.
The Grade II listed building was converted into a hotel in 1970. Its delightful gardens, designed by Lady Gilbert, have made it a popular venue for weddings, civil ceremonies and other private functions.
The hotel is widely known for its award-winning restaurant, home-grown produce, Gilbert and Sullivan nights, and Library Bar serving a superb choice of fine malt whiskies including its own premium limited addition whiskies.
It has been the location choice for many top film and TV directors over the years, featuring in around 50 popular productions, including The Avengers, The Saint, EastEnders, Holby City, Little Britain and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, to name a few.
The English country house was rumoured to have been the back-up to the Bletchley Park codebreaking centre. Grim’s Dyke is near to Bentley Priory which was the RAF Fighter Command Centre during the Second World War.
Since 2013 it has traded as a Best Western Plus hotel to boost its international profile. Our main focus in the hotel business can be summed up with one word – "service".
The first 10 luxury log cabins at Dovestone Park opened in spring 2016 in an area renowned for its scenery and leisure activities. There will also be 9 Glamping pods that will open on the 1st of March 2017 with a further 5 Log cabins following on in early 2018. Each has two bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen, dining area, family bathroom and luxury outdoor hot tub big enough for four people.
The stylish Scandinavian-style accommodation offers all the benefits of modern-day living with large flat-screen TVs and highspeed WiFi internet. The beautifully built spa lodges are available to rent or buy.
In addition the site boasts ten smaller timber pod units with showers, micro kitchens and individual bathrooms. With a double bed and bunk bed in each one and cycle racks outside each pod.
Dovestone Park is near the village of Greenfield, and tourist attractions such as the Blue John Cavern. Holmfirth, the setting of TV sitcom Last of the Summer Wine and Compo’s Café, is also a short drive away. The leisure park is just half an hour by train from Manchester and also close to Sheffield, Dovestone is a paradise for ramblers, mountain bikers, anglers, birdwatchers, sailing enthusiasts and photographers.