HPB’s holiday booking service has been rated 4.7 out of 5
based on 14719 customer reviews on Feefo.
Feefo Platinum Award Feefo logo

Sue Barker is making the most of her free time – and you could too.

Posted by Katy Peck on 9 August 2023
Related property: El Pueblito De Alfaix
Sue Barker enjoying the view from a balcony at El Pueblito De Alfaix

I may have retired from broadcasting but I feel busier than ever, what with speaking engagements, events, writing and more. But sometimes it’s nice to stop and take a breather. And when I do, the Holiday Property Bond is always my haven for relaxation.

I became what’s known as a Bondholder back in 2001, and I’ve been holidaying with HPB ever since. At certain times of the year you’ll find me enjoying the beauty of the Peak District, gazing out at the Pembrokeshire coastline or, as I did recently, catching some early sun in Almeria province in Spain. This September, I’ll be hiking across the Northumberland moors. And it’s all courtesy of HPB.

As a Bondholder I can choose to holiday at over 30 locations like these, across the UK and Europe, and enjoy all the wonderful facilities and amenities they have to offer every time I go away.

To give you just one example, I’ve recently returned from El Pueblito de Alfaix, HPB’s southern Spanish site. This award-winning ‘little village’ looks like a timeless traditional Spanish hamlet, with Moorish-inspired architecture swathed in bougainvillea. The property I stayed in was just yards away from the lengths swimming pool, and had fabulous views of the Sierra Cabrera mountains to the north.

Sue Barker relaxing by the pool whilst on holiday

You could enjoy the same scenery very soon, simply by becoming a Bondholder with a payment from £5,000. This will buy you Holiday Points that you use to book a holiday and – here’s the beauty of HPB – your Holiday Points are reissued to you every year.

That means you can book another holiday in 2024, and the year after that, for the rest of your life. So you can probably see why I’m such a fan of HPB! Not only that, if there is a Holiday Points revaluation then your entitlement will be adjusted, protecting your holiday booking power.

I should mention that every time I come away I pay a non-profit user charge to cover things like cleaning, electricity and the gardening*. But apart from that, you’re free to book a holiday and explore. HPB can even arrange all your travel for you.

Another thing I really like about HPB is the standard of facilities on-site and the fact that they are free to use when you stay. I’m a particular fan of the tennis courts at El Pueblito, as you might imagine, and I traded a few shots with Juan, the on-site tennis coach, during my last visit.

Sue Barker enjoying a post on tennis with tennis coach Juan at Alfaix

There’s always plenty laid on for Bondholders at the sites. This year I visited El Pueblito just a little too early to sign up to a trip to the nearby Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, where you’ll see flamingos, purple herons, storks and much more besides. But I did take a ‘jeep safari’ into the Sierra Cabrera foothills. I met a few locals who were herding their goats across the vast landscape, which was quite a magical experience for me.

Sue Barker enjoying safari whilst holidaying at Alfaix in Almeria, Spain

Being a Bondholder has transformed the way I holiday, as I know that every time I step into an HPB property, everything will be just as I expect. That’s so important to me, as holidays used to come few and far between so I wanted them to be perfect! If you’re thinking about whether to become a Bondholder, I’d urge you to do it as soon as possible. You’ll only regret not doing it sooner. Find out more about HPB today.

Sue Barker

Broadcaster (retired!)

P.S. Before I became a Bondholder, I visited an HPB site near me to see the quality and the facilities for myself. I’d recommend doing the same as you’ll get a real feel for what you can expect.

Don’t put it off – book your own Private Tour as soon as you can!

Katy Peck

Katy Peck

How can I find out more?

The Holiday Property Bond could do as much for your quality of life as it has done for many thousands of families who have already invested. That's why we invite you to get in touch with us in any of these 3 ways and please don't forget our unique 'Money back promise' and 'interest free loan' options.

Request our brochure Speak to a representative Explore one of our UK sites

Please request our fully illustrated holiday property brochure

Please read "How HPB works" and then we will be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, and your FREE copy of Insight Magazine. See the beautiful holiday homes and magnificent locations where you can spend your holidays as a Bondholder and learn how impressed Bondholders have been by our handling of the problems caused by coronavirus.

Please complete and submit the form or, alternatively, telephone our FREE brochure request line on 0800 230 0391

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address *
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our detailed HPB brochure and keep you updated about HPB holiday offers. Details of how we use the information you provide are in our privacy policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

* Indicates required fields
HPB’s holiday booking service has been rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 14719 customer reviews on Feefo.

You can speak to one of our representatives

Your local HPB representative will be happy to call or video call you at a convenient time for an informal chat. Simply fill in your details and we'll do the rest.

Most of our representatives are Bondholders themselves and all have visited a number of Bond sites.

The representative will give you all the information you need and then leave you to make up your own mind. He or she will talk to you about your holiday requirements and what level of investment is needed to secure the kind of holidays you want.

Video chat now available with a local representative

This request is for new enquiries only, if you are an existing Bondholder please contact us via myBond.

How should we contact you? *  
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address *
Telephone number *  
Post code *  
Preferred Date/Time
Preferred Date/Time 2
Preferred Date/Time 3
Please contact me to arrange a date

Your local representative will contact you to confirm the date and time.

Date/Time *  
How did you hear about us?
Chosen date (choose above) *
Chosen time (choose above) *

We will use the details you provide above for a representative to contact you. Details of how we use the information you provide are in our privacy policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

* Indicates required fields

Receive a free £20 M&S gift card when you find out more...

Have a Private Tour, Personal Presentation, Video Call or Home Appointment between 1st - 31st May 2024 and we’ll give you a free £20 M&S gift card to thank you.

...And you could double your Holiday Points for your first year!

Become a Bondholder by 31st May and we’ll enter your details into our Prize Draw for your chance to double your Holiday Points for your first year.

These extra points are for one use only. You can redeem them on holiday accommodation where and when you wish, but they will not be renewed once you have used them. Your local representative will give you full details of this offer.

See our stunning holiday properties for yourself

Having a Private Tour at an HPB holiday location is an enjoyable way to see the high standards of furnishings and facilities you could enjoy with HPB. One of our representatives will show you around the site and answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you are welcome to book a Personal Presentation at a hotel near you. You can chat to one of our representatives, ask your questions and view the complete portfolio of HPB locations.


This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited (HPBM), the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM. HPB is issued by HPB Assurance Limited (HPBA) registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited, registered at Jubilee Buildings, Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2SH. The Securities Adviser is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London W1H 6LR. No medical examination is required.

HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA. Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies.