Couple revamp Tickmorend Farm in Nailsworth as holiday let

WHEN Prama Bhardwaj, 49, and her partner Matt, 50, struggled to find a large enough holiday let to fit their extended family for a staycation back in 2017, they realised there was a real gap in the market.

The couple decided to take matters into their own hands, investing in Tickmorend Farm in Nailsworth and setting their sights on creating a large and sustainable holiday let there.

Prama, CEO of sustainable clothing supplier Mantis World, and Matt, who looks after the property, wanted to create a holiday let that could be enjoyed by their family for generations to come, while also renting it out to holidaymakers to generate an additional income. It was also important to them that they took a sustainable-first approach.

Over the course of six months, they took on the challenge of transforming the farmhouse. From investing in solar panels to ensure the property could run as efficiently as possible, to installing a natural pool and rewilding the old paddock to increase biodiversity, sustainable changes were made to reduce the property’s carbon footprint.

The couple also added a range of green houses to the property’s grounds, each growing a vast array of produce so guests can pick their own fruits and vegetables to cook on site during their stay.

As well as prioritising the property’s eco credentials, Prama and Matt added a range of luxury amenities, including a sauna, hot tub, and small gym for holidaymakers to enjoy.

Since launching the farm as a self-catering property in Spring 2019, Prama and Matt have been inundated with bookings from large groups.

Prama said: “We didn’t know what to expect from holiday letting when we started our journey, but it has been an overwhelmingly positive experience.

“We’re looking forward to hosting many more families at Tickmorend Farm who can enjoy its wild swimming pool, resident greenhouses and this fantastic region of the Cotswolds.”

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