Entrepreneur & Business owner

Gabriella Atkinson

Gabriella is a successful business owner and entrepreneur originally from British Columbia in Canada but now living in the high weald of Kent, Southeast England.

Learn more about her and her current and past projects here.

property developer - Business owner - photographer - Wellness - equestrian - yoga

Over the years Gabriella has gained vast experience as a property developer, building and operating businesses and developing her creative side. Through this website she hopes to share her story and journey as an entrepreneur and businesswoman which has brought the many facets of her enterprise together.


Early life experience

Gabriella Atkinson was born and raised amid the beautiful mountains and forests of Canada. Her parents ran a successful chain of hotels, through which she developed a taste for business at an early age. No doubt this is where her understanding and drive comes from.

Her father became a property developer and built motels around the province of British Columbia, while her mother would run the businesses until they were sold and they moved on to the next location.

Growing up in the hospitality sector helped build her vast knowledge and experience in this field.

Pennybridge House - Real Estate Development Projects by Gabriella Atkinson.

Move to England

She moved to England as a young mother and raised her three children, after which life took her in a whole new direction. It was here that she embarked upon the property development and setting up her own businesses.

Her largest and most successful project was the renovation of Pennybridge house in Wadhurst, East Sussex.

Bedgebury in Kent

In 2009, Gabriella purchased the picturesque and tranquil land adjacent to Bedgebury Pinetum in the high weald of Kent. At the time it included parkland and equestrian facilities. As Gabriella had grown up in the hotel and hospitality industry, it was always her dream to build a tourism business centred around wellness and holiday accommodation.

Gabriela fell in love with the stunning panorama surrounding her new home. She found the peacefulness of the forest was the perfect antidote to the stressful life of a businesswoman. In her free time she began to indulge her creative side through yoga, forest bathing and photography. Soon after, she began dreaming about creating a business focused on accommodation and wellness.