Brickhouse Franchise Ltd

Brickhouse Farm Cottages arose from a change in our family's personal circumstances. We thought about the future direction of our families lives, in particular when seeking suitable holiday opportunities that would cater for our daughter`s needs.

We (Ian and Susan Rainford) talked through our plans to create a positive outcome, both for ourselves and for other families with similar experiences. Our research indicated a gap in the market when it came to suitable holiday accommodation for people with disabilities. We then transformed our field from an idea into a holiday home reality.

The first site of 5 cottages in Hambleton, Poulton-Le Fylde, was completed over 5 years ago. Since then, the business has grown to 12 cottages, with the average occupancy at 85%. Repeat business is healthy, with people coming from all over the UK and the World. The core customer feedback is 'If we could pick up your cottages and move them to other holiday locations around the country it would be ideal, then we could holiday anywhere'. This has indicated there are other locations around the UK where this service could be successful, as there is a general lack of high-quality holiday venues in this country for the disabled and their carers.

Given this market gap and the success of our business, the aim now is to create a franchise opportunity to other individuals and families with the outcome of providing national accessible holiday accommodation.

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