OWNERS of a holiday park near Presteigne look set to expand, with planning granted for 21 new holiday lodges on site.

Rockbridge Country Holiday Park, a five-star rated, family-run touring, residential and campsite, will be welcoming Brecon and Radnorshire MP Fay Jones this Friday, May 19, with Ms Jones visiting the park to learn all about the new development and its impact on the local community both sides of the Powys-Herefordshire border.

Planning for 21 new holiday lodges has been granted at the park, located on the B4356 between Presteigne and Discoed, with the exciting new development promising to bring both jobs and investment to the Mid Wales area.

The holiday park, which offers residential and holiday homes, as well as touring and tent pitches, is set in the stunning Welsh landscape beneath the famous Offa’s Dyke path that divides Wales from England.


Ms Jones’ visit comes as Wales celebrates Welsh Tourism Week (May 15-21). Managing director Glenn Jones says it’s a huge investment for their company, which will benefit the local economy and bring more jobs to the area.

“We already employ over 50 people on our sites in Powys and north Herefordshire and are well known and respected for boosting the county’s economy,” said Mr Jones.

“By the end of 2023 Discover Parks hope to have completed this new venture that has been in the pipeline for some time.
“We’re very excited that our local MP Fay Jones is coming to see us and are looking forward to celebrating our contribution to the tourism industry both in England and Wales.”

County Times:  An artist's impression of the 21 new lodges to be built at Rockbridge Country Holiday Park An artist's impression of the 21 new lodges to be built at Rockbridge Country Holiday Park (Image: None)

Ms Jones said: “Wales Tourism Week is a wonderful way to champion what is an important part of the economy right across Wales, including in Presteigne, which, has a tradition of extending a warm welcome to travellers as the ‘Gateway to Wales’.

“Nestled in the Welsh Marches with a wealth of accommodation options, a great way to kickstart any holiday.”

Rockbridge Country Holiday Park is one of three sites operated by Discover Parks – it also has Pearl Lake near Shobdon and Arrow Bank, Eardisland, near Pembridge.

The company’s award-winning holiday accommodation is said to bring substantial revenue into the counties of Powys and Herefordshire.

The company says there has been a huge surge in visitor numbers to Rockbridge, which is drawing holiday makers across the Herefordshire border through the ‘Gateway to Wales’.

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