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A Buyers Guide

This week’s blog post sheds some light on the process of buying a luxury lodge with Charteroak and who best to take you through that journey other than our Sales Director - Sam Weller.

With over 45 years’ experience in the domestic property market across the West Country, 14 years of which has been specialising in selling luxury holiday homes, Sam has developed a real understanding of the buying process, buyers’ expectations and the need for a high level of aftersales service.

“At Charteroak, my primary role is as Sales Director working with prospective purchasers, selling the two active sites in Cornwall – Southern Halt and Stonerush Lakes. I’m very much involved in the whole process from the initial design and interior specification, through to the build, and on to the handover of the completed lodge to the purchaser,” says Sam. “In terms of the buying process the most critical thing for me is to develop an understanding of what a buyer is looking to purchase.”


The Sky Terrace at Southern Halt

Purchasers have two options when it comes to buying on a Charteroak site. They can purchase a lodge for their own exclusive use, which they are free to share with family and friends. Alternatively, purchasers can opt for what Sam calls an “investment / lifestyle blend” that allows them to generate rental income, while at the same time being able to use the lodge as a holiday home for part of the year. 

While Sam always keeps a stock of lodges, he also has a range of plots where he can build to the order of the purchaser: “Buying off-plan gives the client the ability to choose their own interiors and colour schemes. The exterior cedar cladding remains the same, but internally I can offer a choice of one, two, three or four bedrooms as well as a range of kitchens, sanitaryware, tiling, and so on… With the stock lodges we go for a modern and contemporary look that has a broad appeal.”

Sam points out two key aspects to consider if you are thinking of investing in a lodge with Charteroak: “Firstly, if you purchase one of our lodges you don’t pay stamp duty. The properties are designated as holiday homes, so they do not incur the stamp duty uplift that would normally apply for a second home. Secondly, our legal documents are very simple. There is no need to invest in your own separate legal documents so the whole process can happen very quickly. Normally speaking, we work to a 28-day sales period, but I have had a number of sales that have gone through in just a few days.”

A holiday lodge with Charteroak makes a great investment. Not only does it provide a lifetime of wonderful holidays, but ownership of your lodge can be transferred as part of your inheritance, meaning that your family can continue to enjoy holidays for years to come.

Our latest phase at Southern Halt – Meadow Retreat

We have recently launched the third phase at our Southern Halt – Meadow Retreat. It will consist of 23 beautiful plots, which will be rich in wildflower planting as well as being complemented by stunning water features and pretty streams. Buyers will have the opportunity to choose from different lodge designs and layouts, such as the iSpa or Sky Terrace lodges that are part of our Hygge Collection. This range is aimed at enhancing wellbeing by providing comfort, happiness and relaxation in a perfect setting in glorious Cornwall.

To request a brochure, book a site visit or if you have any questions regarding holiday lodge purchase, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01707 601 463 or send an email to

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