Archives August 2019

Find YOUR happy place with Parklink

Find YOUR happy place today with Parklink

Parklink is a place where you can search holiday parks in the UK which sell static caravans and lodges for you to own. Parklink works with over 100 of the best Parks in the UK offering holiday homes for sale in beautiful locations within the UK.

Here are the services we can offer our customers:

People looking for holiday homes for sale in the UK

People can view holiday parks in the UK and make contact as well as requesting further information.  They can also browse individual holiday homes for sale and make express an interest with the owner. As well as viewing parks with holiday homes for sale and individual properties, Parklink is a great place to find out more information about the concept of holiday home ownership and information on holidays and wellbeing.

Holiday Park operator businesses looking to showcase their holiday park online and generate interest in their product.

Park operators can join Parklink where we will create a page to showcase their holiday park. On this page people will be able to read a description of the park, view images and view a map of the location. People can make a direct enquiry from the page which is passed onto the park to make contact. Parklink also has a holiday home finder service so will pass on interested buyers looking for more information on parks in a specific region with certain criteria.

Private individuals looking to sell their holiday homes.

Private sellers can advertise their holiday homes with Parklink. We advertise their holiday home under the ‘property search’ section and can also place their holiday home on various classified websites and property portals to help them achieve a sale.

Holiday home ownership information, leisure, health and wellbeing

Here at Parklink our slogan is ‘Find Your Happy Place’. We feel everyone has the right to live, be happy and do things that make them happy. Holiday home ownership gives people the chance to get away and spend time on the things that matter in life. Parklink is packed full of information which will enhance your leisure time and help you find your happy place. Visit our useful information section to find out more.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a holiday home or find out more information on leisure, health and wellbeing; visit Parklink today here.

 

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Live in a static caravan

Can I live in a static caravan?

Many people wonder ‘Can we live in a static caravan’? The answer is yes, however it depends where the static caravan situated and the quality of the static caravan.

The quality and spec of static caravans are improving, because of this people are becoming more open to the idea of living in a static caravan.

Here are some of the reasons why:
  • Spacious enough to live in

Static caravans can range from 28ft x 10ft – (280 sq. ft.) or 45ft x 14ft (630 sq. ft.) meaning they offer more than ample space to live in. With high ceilings available in most models they will give most modern-day apartment’s a run for their money.

  • A home from home

You will find all the home comforts in a static caravan including double glazing, central heating and fully fitted kitchens with modern appliances. There are many upgrade options available in a static caravan. This can include the latest entertainment systems, wine coolers and upgraded appliances. A static caravan can be a perfect place to live with everything you need.

  • Residential specification

Static caravans can now be built to residential specification (BS 3632) meaning they have been built to use all year round. To achieve this residential status they include the following:

  • Thicker walls
  • Extra insulation
  • Robust construction
  • Soundproofing

Having a residential spec can be great of you want to use your static caravan all year round. This may be for living in or even holiday use.

Here are some questions people often ask

Can static caravans be made to live in?

Yes, static caravans can now be built to residential specification, BS 3632, meaning they are built and designed to be used all year round. This is great as many parks are now open for 12 months of the year meaning people can holiday all year round. Technically a residential static caravan would be fine for you to live in and you would be more than comfortable.

Where can I live in a static caravan?

There are many potential places where you can live in a static caravan as listed below:

  • Private land

Perhaps you have a family member or friend with some spare land they can put a static caravan for you. Of course, they will need to check with the local council and obtain relevant planning and permissions.

  • Residential Park

Residential parks in the UK with relevant permission can enable you to live in a static caravan provided the park meets certain planning conditions and the park is classed as full residential

Are static caravans designed to live in or for holidays?

Static caravans are usually designed for holiday use only where they are built to holiday specification EN1647. This means they have adequate insulation to be used between March – October in the UK. Obviously, you can stay in a static caravan outside of this period although it will not offer a level of comfort you may be accustomed to within a bricks & mortar type property, park home or a static caravan built to residential spec.

Can I live in a static caravan on a holiday park?

We would not advise moving onto a holiday park to live in a static caravan under any circumstances. Here are a few reasons why:

  • The park only has a ‘holiday’ licence so they do not have permission from the council to allow people to live in a static caravan on their park
  • A holiday park is designed and set up for people to be on holiday – not living.
  • A static caravan wouldn’t class as a postal address unless registered
  • Holiday Park can be noisier & busier compared to residential parks
  • Listing with a doctor may be a problem if not living at a registered address
  • Obtain credit or building a credit history could be a problem
  • You may not be able to register to vote from a static caravan holiday park
  • The park may only be open between 8 & 11 months of the year meaning you will need to vacate and find somewhere to live in the closed period.

It just isn’t fit for the purpose of living. With so many residential options out there including residential parks, the only reason people would move onto a holiday park is for low cost living. Our advice would still be to find somewhere else because this is not a long-term solution to your problem.

Are there any alternatives to living in a static caravan?

There are some great alternatives to living in a static caravan. These alternatives can mean a higher investment in your living space however they may be more appropriate in the long run saving you money and giving you greater long term stability.

A lodge is a great alternative to living in a static caravan. Lodges are mostly built to residential spec as standard and offer more living space.

A lodge can often have higher ceilings and feel more like an apartment rather than a static caravan lending itself to a nicer living solution. Off course the same conditions apply to a lodge where it must be on a residential park; not a holiday park if you wish to live in.

Lodge style living

This is the most common choice for people looking to enjoy Park Living. Park Homes are built to a very high standard meaning the present a better option to live in long term. The rooms in a Park Home tend to be more sectioned off like a house. When compared to lodges which can often be open plan and designed for the holiday home market. You can buy a new Park Homes or you may find a good pre owned one available through an estate agent.

Parkhome living

Beautiful Parkhome ideal for living in

  • Houseboat

Houseboats can offer an excellent choice when looking for affordable living similar to living in a static caravan. They are found in peaceful and tranquil locations and you can really put you’re on mark on a houseboat. They are also oozing with character so offer a trendy space to call your home. Houseboats can be found online with a simple Google search or try local or online estate agents for more info.

 

There are many other options to living in a static caravan

So, to evaluate, yes you can live in a static caravan provided you are situated on land with correct planning and permissions. Static caravans are built to a very high standard nowadays offering a more than comfortable place to call you own. As well as static caravans there are some great alternatives for you to live in which can offer a more suitable long-term solution. These include – lodges, Park Homes and houseboats.

Thank you for reading!

 

Sea view lodge for sale in Suffolk

Luxury Lodge For Sale in Suffolk – With stunning sea views!

Sea view lodge for sale in Suffolk

Azure Seas Holiday Park overlooks a stunning sandy beach on one side and luxuriant forests on the other. Steeped in history and surrounded by beauty and tranquillity, this is simply the perfect place to escape to.

This luxurious Sea view lodge for sale in Suffolk is available to purchase direct from the owner.

Quality build, designed to optimise the sea views

This lodge was designed and built to lend itself to the sea view surroundings here on Azure Seas Holiday Park. Buy this lodge and you will enjoy breathtaking views and a relaxing and peaceful setting for many years to come.

To describe this sea view lodge as anything other than the ultimate in luxurious holiday living, would be an understatement.

To fully appreciate both the value that is combined with the outstanding craftsmanship and the stunning coastal location, you need to view this lodge as soon as possible. Click here to find out more and arrange a viewing.

High-End Cambrian Plantation Lodge

Built to a residential standard, the Lodge is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home from home. It features both double glazing and central heating, allowing year-round use.

As well as stunning sea and countryside views this lodge has a large decking area, ideal for relaxing & BBQ parties.

The lodge benefits from its own private parking space and the park is pet-friendly, so you can all holiday together.

Finished to an exceptionally high standard, the lodge achieves elegant open plan living combined with a full range of features that you’d expect in a lodge of quality

The best in lodge design & build quality

These features include:
  • Built-in fridge and freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Split-level hob and built-in oven

The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with an additional bathroom and bedroom adjacent.

The decoration in the lodge is refined and sophisticated, combining rich creams with splashes of bold colours to accentuate and feature certain areas of the lodge and the living areas are carpeted throughout.

Azure Seas Holiday Park

Perched overlooking the sandy beaches adjacent to the village of Corton, Azure Seas Holiday Park this is the perfect location for memorable family holidays. This Sea view lodge for sale in Suffolk presents the perfect opportunity to join this wonderful holiday park.

Whether you are looking for a traditional bucket and spade holiday, spending your day’s building sandcastles and burying dad in the sand or something a little more adventurous or sophisticated, at Azure Seas Holiday Park you’re at the centre of everything you could want for a holiday home escape.

Set in 7 acres of forest and gardens, you can stroll on a hot summer’s day through the shaded glades, enjoying spectacular scenery and the local wildlife.

At the park, life is relaxed and laid-back. It focuses on unwinding and high-quality family time.  Ice creams on the beach, long lazy barbecues and impromptu beach football help you to de-stress and start enjoying life again.

Outstanding Suffolk Location

Azure Seas Holiday Park is on the extreme eastern edge of the UK, just to the north of Lowestoft and to the south of Great Yarmouth.

The sprawling Norfolk Broads, famous for its waterways exotic, wildlife and picturesque scenery is easily accessible.

If your inner culture vulture needs feeding, head to Norwich to visit Norwich castle. The castle, built in 1067 on the orders of William the Conqueror to serve as a fortified royal palace is stunning.

Follow that with a tour of Norwich Cathedral, around 900 years old, that has installed a helter-skelter in the nave so visitors can get a better view of the 15th-century roof before sliding back to earth.

The church is also home to peregrine falcons that nest on the church’s spire where you can enjoy watching them from a purpose-built viewing station.

After a hectic morning enjoying some culture, take in the big city shops for some retail therapy. Follow this with an exotic meal at a decent restaurant before heading back for a well-earned nightcap.

Imagine enjoying a glass of wine marvelling at these sea views!

Why Choose this Luxury Lodge at Azure Seas Holiday Park?

The constant bombardment with exhortations to ‘Buy Now!’ or ‘Only TWO days left!’ and ‘Don’t miss the boat, once it’s gone it’s gone…’ in an effort to get us to commit and buy, even if we’re not sure, is exhausting.

I don’t want to sound like a used car salesman So instead let me give you a quick review of what you’ll be getting.

  • Luxury lodge built to residential standards
  • Fully fitted to an exceptional standard
  • Beautiful location that is central for everything
  • Holiday 12 months of the year
  • Pet-friendly
  • Available from October – perfect for long autumnal weekends
  • Stunning sea views!

Could this be your holiday lodge?

If you think this looks interesting, like something that would suit you and your family’s lifestyle, that may be worth a look, get in touch and ask questions HERE, we’d love to hear from you.