Our Story

It's been over 100 years since John Burry, great-grandfather of Hoburne's present Chairman, Rosie Kennar, purchased Hoburne Farm which was Lot II in the sale of what was then known as 'the Hubborn Estate' on 7th May 1912. The Hubborn area is first mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

8 years later, in 1920, the same John Burry purchased Naish Farm, with its outstanding views over the Solent towards the Isle of Wight, and thereafter began the arrival of redundant railway carriages, shepherds' huts and so on which were sited around the edges of the farm fields, and then skilfully converted by their proud owners into spacious and comfortable holiday homes. The rest of the Group was created in the post second world war years, starting with Bashley in 1964, Grange Court (now Hoburne Devon Bay) in 1977, Cotswold in 1979, Blue Anchor in 1985, and finally Doublebois in 1986.

Hoburne's policy has been one of continual reinvestment and improvement to provide the very highest standards in facilities, accommodation and service, at value for money prices. The whole Hoburne team takes pride in its philosophy of providing traditional holidays for families and couples of all ages in beautiful surroundings that create memories to treasure.

'New visitors to our Parks are often amazed at the quality of our entertainment complexes and accommodation.' says Hoburne's Chairman, Rosie Kennar. 'They tend to associate caravans with basic facilities, but this just is no longer true. Our holidays offer freedom to do your own thing in some of the most beautiful parts of the country, but with lots to do or join in with if you feel like it. And of course great value for money.

In 2016, we invested over £6million to improve our entertainment complexes and installed free Wi-Fi across all 7 of our holiday parks. These investments have been welcomed by our loyal customers and we have received wonderful feedback about the continual improvements we make to our parks.

  • “All of us thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay! We will certainly be returning!”

    Junelm, September 2015, Trip Advisor, Cotswold Guest