It’s a dream job for many people, running a campsite or holiday park, and it’s a dream that recently came true for Russell Midgley and Nikkole Pedder. The couple took over as managers of the picturesque Seven Oaks Holiday Home Park at Coedway, between Shrewsbury and Welshpool, on March 1 last year, shortly before the first Covid-19 lockdown.

They previously ran a busy holiday park in Somerset, before launching and running their own landscaping business for three years. Keen to return to holiday park management, they jumped at the opportunity to take over at Seven Oaks Holiday Park. It was love at first sight and the couple sold their cottage and moved down to the Welsh border.

‘Seven Oaks ticked all the boxes for us because we were looking for a park with owners, no rentals or nightclub and somewhere we could put our stamp on,’ said Russell.

‘At the previous park we managed, I spent most of my time sat in an office when I wanted to be outdoors working.

‘The park here is beautiful and in a great location. We have done most of the projects we wanted to get done ready for reopening.’

We wish the couple all the best for what looks like it will be an extremely busy summer for them!