Within the tranquil setting of award-winning Mercia Marina in the village of Willington, lies this charming Nordic Lodge, offering excellent investment opportunities, a tranquil setting within a gated community, and convenient access to notable Derbyshire attractions including the Peak District National Park and Alton Towers.
The bespoke-designed Lodge lies within the picturesque countryside of South Derbyshire and dates from 2016. It offers the owners the option of either a private second home within this idyllic community, or as additional income as a holiday let.
Mercia Marina is a recipient of the prestigious David Bellamy Award for its conservation work, is well equipped with communal facilities, and lies within a short walk of the historic canalside village of Willington and its established village community. It also features the popular Boardwalk pier complex, featuring shops, restaurants and bars.
The interiors comprise briefly, entrance hall, contemporary open-plan living and a fully-fitted kitchen with integral appliances, with two bedrooms serviced by a master en-suite and luxury bathroom.
Outside space included allocated parking for two vehicles, maintained communal gardens and a tranquil private west-facing terrace.
This fabulous lodge is an ideal opportunity for a cash buyer to acquire a lucrative investment, or as a second residence for somebody who currently resides on a narrow or wide-beamed boat moored in the Marina or wants to experience life close to the waters edge.
The Mercia community of over 300 moorers and Lodge owners is serviced by a lively committee, with activities such as Bingo and Quiz Nights, Craft and Music Groups run by the Mercia Activities Committee. For hassle-free holiday rentals, Mercia Marina offers a complete management service and holidaymakers can enjoy free bicycle hire, BBQ areas, a dedicated dog walking field, a playground, trim trail and scenic walks around the 50-acre site. There are also several electric vehicle charger points close to Hazel Lodge and the Marina has its own Wi-Fi connectivity.
It should be noted that Hazel Lodge can only be vacated by the owner for six months in any year, although if you do own and moor a boat at Mercia Marina you are permitted to stay in the Lodge for 11 months of the year and you can also apply for residential status on that basis. The site is closed for one month of the year from mid-January to mid-February. While the lodge cannot be purchased using a mortgage, you are able to purchase through alternative finance/loan options.
The railway station in Willington provides direct links to Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham. An hourly bus service stops outside the main marina entrance linking Burton-Upon Trent to Derbys City Centre. East Midlands International airport is 20-minute car journey.
The idyllic canalside Derbyshire village of Willington is a desirable location benefitting from a thriving community, superb amenities and excellent connections to local commuter routes. This popular village is home to an array of shops, a large Co-Op, a pharmacy, three pubs and eateries, all of which lie within a healthy canalside walk from Mercia Marina. The village is local to the Willington Wetlands Nature Reserve where there are walking routes and hides. It is where a small colony of beavers were introduced in 2021
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