The owner of Ruda Holiday Park at Croyde is investing £1.5million in the park this year.

Parkdean Resorts is to spend £600,000 on new caravans, £843,000 on refurbishing and maintaining existing caravans and £75,000 on the grounds and infrastructure.

It is part of the company’s pledge to spend £42m in UK holiday parks, with £7m earmarked for the South West.

In response to customer feedback the new caravan models will include the introduction of more one and four-bedroom caravans – and particularly those with a higher specification.

Features include en-suite bathrooms, new and upgraded entertainment units, spacious seating areas and homely touches to ensure a really enjoyable stay.

John Waterworth, chief executive at Parkdean Resorts said: “This year our £42M investment plans really show our commitment to continually developing our parks, and creating the best possible holidaymaker and owner experiences.

“In 2018 we have a focus on bringing in new caravans and lodges to follow the growth in consumer demand. We also regularly collect guest feedback, and from this made the decision to introduce more one and four-bedroom models.

“As we look ahead to peak season, work is underway at the majority of our parks to boost their offering, making for an even more enjoyable time whilst staying with us. We hope this is well-received by our customers, and look forward to welcoming them throughout the course of the year.”