Rural England Prosperity Fund case study - holiday property at Lockhurst Hatch farm

Lockhurst Hatch farm was awarded Rural Surrey LEADER funding to replace a disused dairy unit with a two bed holiday property, bringing additional visitor revenue in the area.

Lockhurst Hatch farm was awarded funding to demolish a disused dairy unit on a farm and rebuild it as a two bedroom, two bathroom holiday property. There is a demand for tourist accommodation in the Guildford area so this will be well used. The Old Dairy is now a contemporary accommodation unit, set within 30 acres of pasture and woodland in the Surrey Hills, and complements the farm's existing self-catering accommodation of wood cabins and a shepherd's hut as well as bed and breakfast in the farmhouse.

The larger capacity of this beautifully finished property will allow for family groups to stay, thus increasing overnight stays and bringing additional visitor revenue into the area as well as giving the farm a useful supplement to its income.

Project costs, grant awarded, and job created

On farm holiday accommodation

Total project cost £142,158

Grant awarded: £50,000

Jobs created: 0.7 FTE

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