WIN a MINI for the Weekend plus a Break for Two at New Forest Hotel Balmer Lawn with Snows MINI and Hose Rhodes Dickson Estate Agents

Hose Rhodes Dickson, a leading estate agency with seven offices on the Isle of Wight, has recently taken delivery of thirteen new MINIs from Snows MINI, which has dealerships on the Isle of Wight and in Portsmouth. The seven MINI 3-Door Hatches, five MINI 5-Door Hatches, and MINI Clubman are set to impress the Island, thanks to a fabulous competition which will be running throughout July.

The four seater 3-Door Hatch features an iconic MINI centre instrument, incorporating safety technologies such as Intelligent Emergency Calling and Tyre Pressure Monitoring, so that drivers can know their MINI inside-out. The 5-Door option offers more space, with an extra seat and increased luggage capacity, and the Cooper S specification even provides up to 192 horse power for driving thrills.


Meet the 3 Door Hatch, a British icon.

But it’s the MINI Clubman which one lucky winner could be driving away in for a long weekend break. The high-performing Clubman is characterised by its split rear doors, which provide contactless entry simply by swiping a foot underneath the rear bumper: perfect for when your arms are full of holiday luggage.

Its interior is just as impressive, with a cockpit which is on trend as standard but can also be personalised. The superiority of the MINI Clubman isn’t limited to its style, however; it’s designed to have excellent handling and manoeuvrability, providing an unforgettable driving experience.

The MINI Clubman oozes style, with split rear doors and a cockpit to keep you connected. Speak with Snows MINI to discover more.

Hose Rhodes Dickson Estate Agents is the Isle of Wight’s largest independent estate agency, providing a large range of services and advice. Matthew White, Partner at Hose Rhodes Dickson, stated, ‘The new MINIs from Snows MINI will be used for travelling between many desirable properties across the Island, and so the reliability inherent in the MINI marque was a key factor in the decision to utilise this brand. We at Hose Rhodes Dickson have a core ethos which respects quality, heritage, and value – all of which are synonymous with Snows MINI, and which our clients can expect in their dealings with us’. The Hose Rhodes Dickson MINIs will be easily recognisable as they travel across the Isle of Wight and between seven offices based in Bembridge, Cowes, Freshwater, Newport, Ryde, Shanklin, and Ventnor. Each MINI will be unique, with distinctive signwriting which can be spotted from afar: in a fun design which channels the MINI spirit, each of the Hose Rhodes Dickson vehicles will be individually numbered from one to thirteen. And now, number thirteen could be lucky for you!



The 13 Hose Rhodes Dickson MINIs from Snows MINI line up in front of the Iconic “Union Jack building” on the Isle of Wight

To celebrate the arrival of the MINIs on the Island, Hose Rhodes Dickson and Snows MINI are coming together to offer you the chance of winning a MINI for the weekend, plus a weekend away at Balmer Lawn, a luxury hotel and spa in the New Forest.

This beautiful hotel is set in the heart of New Forest National Park, and was originally built in the mid 1800’s as a hunting lodge. Now combining its original elements with modern comfort, Balmer Lawn is the ideal location for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Balmer Lawn, luxury hotel and spa in the New Forest

If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, keep your eyes peeled for the number thirteen MINI, which will be touring the Island during July. Clues to its location will be released on the Hose Rhodes Dickson Facebook and Twitter profiles – so make sure you’re connected to these so you don’t miss out! Once spotted, don’t let the MINI out of sight, because it could be your ticket to a weekend break to Balmer Lawn in a MINI Clubman, courtesy of Hose Rhodes Dickson and Snows MINI. Simply take a photograph of yourself with lucky MINI number thirteen and upload it to social media sites Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #iowMINIhunt – and don’t forget to tag Hose Rhodes Dickson (@HRDiw) and Snows MINI (@SnowsMINI) or your entry might go undiscovered. Alternatively, if you don’t have social media, you can email your photograph to marketing@hrdiw.co.uk to enter. Full terms and conditions are also available by emailing this address. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday 1st August 2016, so stay tuned!

Hose Rhodes Dickson started in 1990 when founding Partners Jeff Hose and Mark Rhodes opened their first office in Ventnor, which is today still overseen by Jeff who has a long standing affection and ties to Ventnor. Jeff said ‘I am extremely proud of the firm Mark and I started 26 years ago, seeing it grow and evolve into the multifaceted agency it is today, with not just house sales from starter homes to Country homes, but it boasts the Island’s largest ARLA accredited residential lettings agency, a self-catering holiday lettings agency, together with a high profile Commercial department, RICS accredited Survey department, and from our Auction rooms in Brading we sell fine art and modern and general goods’. Jeff added, ‘I am also delighted that the firm’s success allows it to generously donate and support many Island events and associated charities, such as Walk the Wight in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Wolverton Garden Fair supporting Isle of Wight Age UK’.

Will you be able to find lucky number 13?

Snows Group has worked with the MINI brand for fifteen years, building up a fantastic bank of expertise in this time. Offering both new and approved used vehicles, aftersales services, corporate solutions, and more, Snows MINI can provide the answers you need. Tom Snell, Local Business Specialist, stated ‘Snows MINI has a dedicated team of Corporate Specialists to ensure that businesses in Hampshire and beyond get the best fleet vehicles for their company. The MINI range is ideal for staying connected whilst on the move, crucial for keeping track of business appointments. We’re proud to have supplied Hose Rhodes Dickson with their new MINIs, and we look forward to hearing who the lucky number thirteen winner is!’

If you’d like to know more about what Hose Rhodes Dickson could do for you, visit one of their seven branches or take a look here. To discover more about Snows MINI and the different models available, visit your local dealership today or click here. Alternatively, if you’re a business looking at starting or developing your fleet, click here or email MINI specialist Laura Marsden using Laura.Marsden@snowsgroup.co.uk.

Hose Rhodes Dickson and Snows MINI wish everyone the best of luck in hunting for MINI lucky number thirteen throughout July!


Snows Group has two MINI dealerships, located in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows Group, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore.

Author: Charlotte Saunders

Please contact Charlotte Saunders using Charlotte.Saunders@snowsgroup.co.uk or 02380 707750 with all press enquiries.

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