Wooda: five-star perks for five-star guests

Wooda is a five-star family-run and owned holiday park offering accommodation, touring and camping in Bude, Cornwall. They have plenty of activities on offer along with eateries and a cocktail bar too!

Their branded jute bags are available for guests to buy in the on-site shop and are provided as welcome hampers for guests who rent holiday homes and cottages.

Wooda has been owned and run by the Colwill family for nearly 100 years, expanded into the holiday park in 1975. Wooda was once a working farm, originally brought into the Colwill family by Samuel (known as Jim) and Bessie Colwill. Jim and Bessie ran a bed and breakfast at the farmhouse, looked after 200 sheep and 50 dairy cows. The original milk churns can still be seen around the farm, and some of the hand tools are on display in the Courtyard Bar, which was originally the farm’s milking parlour.

The park continued to grow, with the introduction of holiday homes in 1980. Gradually Wooda built up, becoming more and more popular with its customers. They achieved five-star grading in 1981, and have retained their status every year since.

Wooda now has 55 holiday homes, two cottages and pitches for touring and camping, amongst a whole host of activities and facilities for all the family to enjoy. They even have a 40-year-old vintage caravan named after Bessie Colwill.

In 2018, they completed the latest development, Gwelva Hills (Gwelva means viewpoint in Cornish). Jim and Bessie’s great grand-daughter Charlotte and her husband Simon now work in the business. And Simon and his team built nine luxury lodges which add another dimension to the accommodation which, along with the cottages, are available to rent throughout the year.

Charlotte says: “We love our branded jute bags. They support our environmental ethos, whilst providing a souvenir for our customers to take home, or a gift for friends and family whilst promoting our brand.

“The quality of the bags is great and the colours are a true reflection of our Wooda brand. We have had excellent service from start to finish – very professional and a fast turnaround of our order. I would highly recommend GoJute!”

If you’re looking for ways to add an extra layer of luxury to your accommodation offering, plus creating brand loyalty, jute welcome hampers are an excellent way to achieve it.

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