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Potters Resorts Announces Acquisition of Five Lakes Resort in Essex.

Potters Leisure Limited, trading as Potters Resorts, the 101-year-old family-owned All-Inclusive short breaks leisure resort, has announced its acquisition of the 4-Star Five Lakes Resort, Essex, for an undisclosed sum.

The 320 acres Five Lakes Resort, with 194 bedrooms, 2 golf courses, a huge arena space and a well-regarded spa, is ideally located to join Potters Resorts, Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk as another All-Inclusive location to serve the booming domestic short breaks market.


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John Potter, the owner of Potters Resort in Hopton-On-Sea, Norfolk, has committed to investing in the infrastructure, facilities, and of course, the friendly team, to be ready to welcome All-Inclusive guests to Potters Five Lakes in Essex from Easter 2022.

John Potter said, 'Five Lakes is a sleeping giant that will become another jewel within Potters Resorts. Its location is perfect for many of our existing guests and also opens up our unique short breaks offering to a wider London and South-East market. I’m excited to welcome the Five Lakes team into the Potters Resorts family, and in turn, see them all welcoming our happy guests to Potters Five Lakes soon. I am very grateful to the Bejerano family for entrusting Potters with the future of this fantastic asset they have created in the beautiful Essex countryside. We are going to have a lot of fun expanding Potters Resorts and continuing to offer the best and only All-Inclusive Resorts in the UK’.

Abraham Bejerano, AB Hotels Limited Proprietor, who purchased and transformed Five Lakes in October 1994 added ‘Like us, Potters Resorts is a passionate family business committed to delivering customer excellence. It will be sad and emotional to let this fabulous property go as our 27 years of ownership, almost to the date, will always evoke happy and special memories for our family, however, we are very confident the hotel, our hard-working and loyal employees and our customers are left in very capable and caring hands and that John, his family and the management team will take the Resort on to bigger and better things.'

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A Sleeping Giant

Potters Resorts Five Lakes is a sleeping giant, and we've got some exciting development planned...

Follow the story from the beginning as we create an All-Inclusive short break destination for you and your loved ones. This is your chance to become part of the journey as we evolve this amazing place and put the Potters Resorts stamp on it!

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Join us in the heart of Essex

Potters Resorts Five Lakes, is located between Maldon and Colchester, next to the village of Tolleshunt Knights.

It's just a 20 minute drive from Colchester and 40 minutes from Chelmsford.

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