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5 Ways To Go On More Holidays For Less

5 Ways To Go On More Holidays For Less

Going on regular holidays is good for you.

You’ll feel better, look better and be ready to conquer the world when you get back, rested and rejuvenated.

Holidays are so relaxing that you won’t feel sleep deprived, you’ll exercise, get lots of sun to boost your vitamins, eat loads of new and exciting foods and the memories, oh the memories…

So, if they’re that good for you why do you only take one a year?

Why not double the goodness, or triple it?

Cost?

That doesn’t have to be a problem, if you’re prepared to think outside of the box…

Be your own travel agent

Last year we wanted to go somewhere sunny, in a house that could take four adults, and we didn’t want to have to drive anywhere, so the house needed to be central, in a town or village and near to a beach.

Our travel agent threw her hands up in despair and finally found a deal…£8,000 for a fortnight and it didn’t have everything we wanted!

So we did it ourselves.

A little bit of detective work on Airbnb, then booking our flights independently through an ATOL bonded travel agent and we had exactly what we wanted, for less than half the price and it was fun doing it ourselves.

If you can be flexible on dates and destination, book late

The later you leave booking the cheaper it could be.

Why?

Tour operators have already chartered the planes and reserved the rooms, they have to pay for them whether they manage to fill them or not.

As the departure date gets closer the prices start to fall – it’s better for the tour operator to get some money than none at all.

If you’re able to go at the drop of a hat, literally anywhere, the savings can be quite substantial, and you get an adventure into the bargain.

Ever thought about buying a static caravan?

I can hear you shouting at your screen – ‘I thought we were looking at ways too cut costs?’

Bear with me.

Before we stress about cost, let’s look at the advantages of ownership.

  • You can get away multiple times a year for a long weekend up to a full-on summer holiday
  • Really get to know an area – the best beaches, restaurants and activities to keep the kids happy and enjoy them year after year
  • When you’re not using your static caravan you can let your family use it
  • At other times you’ll be able to rent it out, which will go towards covering your cost, and making your own holidays essentially free

Think about it; going to your home from home whenever you want to and have your rentals cover your costs. That’s cost saving!

Also, you can often pick up pre-loved caravans at very attractive prices so you can dip your toe in the water without breaking the bank.

Home swapping – no accommodation costs, just pay to get there

Have you ever thought you’d like to visit somewhere interesting or exotic, but by the time you’d added it all up it was cheaper to go to Majorca?

Home swapping might be the answer.

Here’s how it works. You register your home on a home-swapping website with some suitable photos and descriptions. Once your profile is up and live, start looking at where you’d like to visit – anywhere worldwide and message suitable properties. Arrange to swap and away you go.

Costs to register are less than £10/month and they often offer a free trial so you can see if it’s for you.

Have a staycation…

Having a holiday doesn’t have to mean leaving the comforts of your own home. Use home as a base to really explore the area around where you live and uncover the hidden gems that you’ve never had time to consider.

Decide on how long you want to travel for, say an hour or fifty miles, and then Google attractions within fifty miles and see what pops up.

You’ll be able to go somewhere different every day. From beaches you’ve never visited to attractions you’ve never heard of you’ll have a week or two of really getting to know your own part of the country and be able to come back every night and sleep in your own bed.

Holidays are about spending time together, having fun and getting out and about to see new things and share experiences. Whether that’s in a far-flung corner of the world or closer to home, you’ll be a happier, healthier family with countless memories to cherish.

Caravans for sale near Filey

 Are you looking for a caravan for sale near Filey? If so, Parklink has some great options for you to consider.

Filey is perfectly located between Scarborough and Flamborough, so owning a caravan holiday home here gives you plenty of options.

Only fifteen minutes from Scarborough to the north or twenty-five minutes to Bridlington heading south, Parklink can recommend a park which will be perfect for your holiday home. Whether looking for a luxury & exclusive park or simply a family friendly Holiday Park, we can help.

Filey is a simply stunning location

It’s easy to see why Filey has become the obvious choice for people looking for a holiday home in this area. This stunning location boasts beautiful sandy beaches in one direction and the rugged beauty of the North York Moors National Park in the other. Choose here for your caravan holiday home and you will be spoilt for choice. Flamborough Head is a great day out for hikers and bird watchers who want to explore the wild, untamed Yorkshire coast.

For culture lovers, York is less than an hour away. Experience the medieval majesty of York Minster, the centre of Christianity in the north of England since the 7th Century, or the Jorvik Viking Centre and see their unique collection of 1000-year-old artefacts.

Owning your own caravan holiday home in Filey will give you plenty to do. This area combines culture, great shopping and the beautiful countryside and beaches. All the elements of the ideal break.

Caravan for sale near Filey

When you first consider looking for a Caravan for sale near Filey and search parks here on Parklink, you’ll be immediately impressed with the choice available to you.

Holiday Parks in this area are very well kept and include fantastic facilities. Some parks include entertainment, Bars and restaurants as well as areas to take your dog for a walk. If you’re an exercise enthusiast you are likely yo find many fitness facilities and opportunities to get fit and healthy.

Parklink is here to help you find your dream holiday home

Once you decide a holiday park near Filey is the ideal base for your caravan holiday home, you may be wondering what’s available?

Whether you choose to look at pre owned caravan’s, a luxury lodge or perhaps something brand new holiday home, there is a great selection to choose from. You can be assured you will be well looked after when you go for a look around the park of your choice. You will be greeted by friendly staff who will be on hand to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Here are a few examples of the Caravans for sale near Filey:

  • The Willerby caravan has two bedrooms, a beautiful, well equipped kitchen with a range cooker. This model is very practical with two bathrooms, ideal for the family stopovers. Outside you will find a lovely decking area for you to relax and soak up the Yorkshire sunshine.
  • The luxurious Atlas caravan was manufactured in 2018 and comprises two bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom, a family shower room and a large living space. Perfect for the whole family to gather around and enjoy each others company.

Looking for something special? Why not treat yourself to a brand new static caravan. The latest models arrive straight from the british manufacturers and with excellent relationships with many major manufacturers, getting the static caravan that’s just right for you is easy.

So Why Choose Filey for your caravan holiday home

When you start looking for a caravan for sale near Filey, Parklink can recommend a handful of great parks to view. These owner friendly holiday parks will give you everything you need for a relaxing family break. When visiting your own caravan or lodge you will have plenty to do, such as:

  • Relax on the sandy beaches near by
  • Go for a trek in the fantastic countryside
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery on offer
  • Visit the high end shopping areas
  • Soak up the great historical and contemporary culture

If you’re based in the North of England then your caravan in Filey will be the perfect choice for shorter breaks or long relaxing weekends. When the weather looks good, head to your home from home.

Request further information on the Park of your choice

Make you choice from the following leading parks in this area. CLICK on the parks below and request further information today!

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Private Static Caravan For Sale

Private static caravan for sale

If you’re considering investing in a holiday home to enjoy with the family, a private static caravan poses plenty of benefits. With regards to both price and choice, it’s an option that could certainly save you money and give you a special place to use for many years to come.

Potential savings

If you’re keen to save money, buying a private static caravan is a great option. The static caravan will usually come sited, connected and ready for you to enjoy on a holiday park in the UK.  If you shop around and do your research you can make substantial savings by purchasing privately. Established companies that are selling a large number of static caravans will often charge premium prices due to large overheads.  Opting to purchase privately will mean that you can make dramatic savings; this is because private sellers will price their static caravan to sell in order to compete with well-established sellers.

Extra benefits

A private static caravan will often be fully equipped and will come with plenty of extras that you as the new owner will enjoy. This could be in the form of kitchen appliances, TV’s etc., which will make your static caravan more homely and ready to use. A modern static caravan contains efficient appliances in the kitchen and bathrooms will be kitted out to a high standard. This will all add to your experience as a new owner, meaning you enjoy your home away from home with all your home comforts.

Great choice

When it comes to location and variety, you’re spoilt for choice when browsing for a static caravan. We have plenty of locations on our site for you to choose from, including Scotland, North Wales and Norfolk. This will enable you to choose a location that suits the kind of holiday that you want. Whether you’re after a coastal retreat, a historic setting or somewhere near a national park, you’ll find what you desire.  We also have a section dedicated to private static caravans for sale if you would like to browse direct here 

Piece of mind

Static caravans are the perfect getaway for families to make amazing memories in together. These days they are built to a very high standard with extra long warranties. If you choose to buy a private static caravan, there is every change it may have warranty remaining. This means that if anything does go wrong, you are able to go back to the manufacturer for help.

Are you keen to find your own private static caravan or perhaps you have one for sale? We have plenty of options available on Parklink. Contact us today – dan@parklink.uk or telephone: 07917868629

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Static Caravan Versus Touring Caravan

Static caravan versus touring caravan

When it comes to choosing a holiday home, most people find themselves deciding on a caravan or some kind.

The question is.. which one?

The main consideration that most will have to make is: static caravan versus touring caravan. Both a static caravan and a touring caravan have their own unique benefits.  Both will allow a person to create their own kind of holiday escape. Hopefully Parklink can help you decide which one is right for you?

Freedom and diversity

If you desire freedom along with the ability to travel to a variety of different locations, a touring caravan of course presents many more benefits.  You can research different locations, holiday parks and campsites. This means you are able to travel to a different part of the country every time that you want to go on holiday with family and friends. Those with a passion for exploring will relish the opportunity to hit the open road and take in different sights, making it ideally suited to those with a more adventurous nature. It even means that you can take your caravan abroad to places like France, which is renowned for its exceptional campsites. In this sense, a touring caravan provides much more scope than a static caravan, making for more varied holidays for those that choose one.

That said, Static Caravan owners can join online groups which allow you to exchange holiday weeks with one another at no charge.  This can be a great way to really get good use from your ‘static’ caravan.  Always remember to check with your park operator to see if this is permitted on your park.

Which one is the best value

 There are a number of cost implications that you need to consider for both options. Fuel costs can be something most people overlook when choosing a touring caravan. It is also worth considering the vehicle that you will need to manoeuvre the caravan. There are specific vehicles that are more effective when it comes to towing a static caravan. So if you’re serious about owning one, you may find that you need to invest a new car as well as the touring caravan.

Static caravans may have the added benefit of subletting opportunities. This means that you can make your holiday home into a form of additional income. This income can be used to help off set outgoings associated with running your static caravan. Static caravan and touring caravan ownership can pretty much balance out once you take everything into account.  This obviously depends on the type of holiday parks you choose and the type of static or touring caravan you opt for.  Static caravan ownership can start from as little as £10,000 for a pre owned model and there will be ongoing running costs to consider. In terms of affordability, a static caravan does offer an affordable holiday home.

Which option is least stressful!

Picture the scene.. it’s Friday afternoon, you’ve had a stressful week at work and you’re looking forward to jumping in your car and heading to the caravan with the family.

If you own a static caravan, this is much simpler. There’s no need to load up and attach the touring caravan to your car. Furthermore, you won’t need to spend time searching and booking a site. With a static you can simply pop down to your home from home whenever the mood takes you. Most people tend to leave clothing and food etc at their static caravans so it it ready for your arrival.

A touring caravan may seem like a carefree option in theory, but often it actually requires more planning ahead, making spontaneous trips more challenging.

Now that you’ve considered static caravan versus touring caravan, which one do you think is more suited to you and the type of holidays you want to enjoy? Whichever you’d prefer, you’ll find plenty of great ones for sale here.

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Own your own Lodge in stunning Lancashire

Lodge for Sale Lancashire

If you are looking for a Lodge for sale Lancashire, you’ll be delighted to learn that Parklink can help you end your search for the perfect holiday home. This particular Lodge is situated on the Castle View Park in Carnforth. With stunning surrounding areas and plenty to keep the whole family entertained nearby.  Picking this park will ensure fabulous holidays for years to come. View this lodge HERE

Location

Castle View Park sits between the Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park. This means that there will be plenty to explore right on your doorstep. The Forest of Bowland, sometimes referred to as the Bowland Fells, is a site of sprawling and scenic wilderness with deep valleys and moorlands, perfect for an afternoon ramble. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a large area encompassing historical stone-built villages and strikingly beautiful landscapes. Clearly you are never short of somewhere to marvel at nature’s creations in Lancashire! There’s also much more to do than just go walking at the Lake District National Park. Why not take the kids along to Treetop Nets. Here they can play on more than 1,500 metres of giant trampolines.

Enjoy a peaceful park with outstanding views

The Castle View Park stands out mainly thanks to its stunning surroundings, making it really easy to switch off while holidaying here. City dwellers will particularly enjoy a break immersed in the countryside, and on a clear day the mountains of the Lake District can be spotted on the horizon. The park is easily accessible by car and with so many attractions nearby including The World of Beatrix Potter, Lancaster Castle and Abbot Hall. There is plenty to keep all ages entertained. You will find that owning a Lodge for sale Lancashire is something that can benefit the whole family.

Position of your lodge

This particular two bedroom lodge boasts an excellent position within the park and is tucked away in the countryside.  If you own this one you will enjoy great privacy and stunning views, as well an abundance of wildlife. It is close to Capernwray, a timeless area of Lancashire with plenty to explore, including the 19th Century Capernwray Hall.  The hall which has a fantastic public pool which is open to public and is just situated within walking distance. It is also close to the A6 and junction 35 of the M6 motorway, proving that finding a caravan for sale in Lancashire in an accessible location is easy.

The lodge has been decorated in a modern style and has generous rear garden space and ample off street parking. The site is also pet friendly.

Why not enquire about this lovely lodge?

Does all of this sound appealing to you?

If the answer’s YES, it’s time to make an enquiry through our website. We can help you with the process of securing viewings and finding more ou. If you are still keen to find a caravan for sale in Lancashire but this one has been sold, you’ll be glad to know that are able to browse by location on our site and by the kind of holiday park that you are looking for.

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Caravan For Sale Near Me

Caravan for sale near me

Many people are now realizing they do not need to travel far to enjoy the benefits of owning their own Caravan. You can enjoy more ‘me’ time with a caravan near home.

When looking for a “Caravan for sale near me”, you may be interested in the following benefits:

Why spend hours in the car?

Why waste time and money travelling for hours?  Being near home can mean you will get there sooner and spend more quality time with the family in your own caravan.

Travelling for long distances in the car is not usually an enjoyable experience for the family. Children can easily grow restless and elderly parents may not travel well.

Owning your own caravan near home will make these problems simply evaporate!

Stunning Holiday Parks all around the UK

There are some truly breathtaking hotspots on the coast and living inland, you may wonder if you will find a “Caravan for sale near me”? We are happy to tell you that there are some real hidden gems to be found inland which will offer you a great place to own your own caravan. Furthermore if you live two hours from the coast and you own a caravan in between then a visit to the coast from your caravan is that bit more feasible!

Many holiday Parks inland work hard to create a unique special place offering stunning landscaping and beautiful scenery. Many parks offer fantastic facilities which the whole family can enjoy along with excellent service. This means your caravan holiday home could be anywhere. An inland park which comes to mind is the stunning Stratford parks which is located in Stratford Upon Avon and only 15 minutes from the M40. Nestled alongside the beautiful River Avon, here you can enjoy amazing scenery and facilities within a welcoming warm setting. Click here to request more information on this special park

Caravan for sale near me

When searching for a caravan for sale. Parklink recommends you find the location first, then park. You will find most caravans are built to a brilliant standard these days as you can read here. We are sure you will find a caravan for sale which suits your needs. Caravans can be shipped all around the country which means you will have an excellent choice even if you decide to be near home.

Convenience of being near home

  • Forget something or family emergency.. You can always pop home!
  • Fulfil commitments you have near home
  • Easy travelling distances
  • In good or bad weather you can decide whether to stay or go.

Owning a Caravan near home will give you more ‘ME’ time!

Having your own Caravan near home can mean you enjoy more ‘me’ time. You may have a spare morning where you can pop to your caravan and relax on your balcony reading a good book. Or have a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a workout in the gym. The benefits and flexibility can be endless and this is the true value of owning your own caravan near home.

Close to your investment

You may decide to sublet your caravan holiday home to bring in some extra income to help with running costs. The park may manage this for you or you may decide to do this for yourself. Being closer to your holiday home gives you the piece of mind that you can check your holiday home in-between bookings.  You can also pop and meet the park management team if needed to discuss your letting progress. This is far more convenient than if your caravan was three or four hours drive away from home.

Are you ready to enjoy more ‘me’ time?

Are you someone who really loves appreciated your location near home?  If yes we hope this article has helped you understand how you can enhance your lifestyle further with your own caravan near home!

Parklink works with many of the best holiday parks in the UK and is here to request the information you need to make an informed decision. Contact Parklink here and lets see if we can help you find your own happy place ‘near me’!

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Caravan For Sale Sussex

Your own Caravan in Sussex

Are you looking for a caravan for sale Sussex? Look no further than Beauport Holiday Park. This well landscaped park is located on the outskirts of Hastings, Sussex and is situated on a wooded hillside.

A great location

Sussex is a rural county, best known for its stunning seaside resorts and Hastings is no exception. Hastings is steeped in history and best known for the battle of Hastings and is home to the remains of the very first castle to be built in England by William the conqueror. You’ll enjoy strolling through the well preserved old Town where you will get see for yourself the great arty influence Hastings now enjoys.

Three different vibes in one Town

An interesting fact with Hastings is it is really three different towns mixed into one. As we have mentioned, the old town which retains its original charm and character, The bustling modern shopping area in the middle and the fashionable St Leonard’s to the west where you can spend hours perusing through the cute little antique shops and chic boutiques.

A Park with everything you need

Beauport park offers people a great choice when looking for a caravan for sale Sussex. This park has a fantastic country bar which offers authentic food within a real country club atmosphere.

Enjoy Nature

If you are a nature lover than you will really appreciate this park where you can often spot wild deer and badgers amongst other wildlife visitors to the park. If you want to take part in sports whilst at your caravan you will be please to know you are right next to a Bannatyne Spa Hotel & Health Club and you can make use of the swimming pool and gym on park.

Your own bolt hole in Sussex

There is currently a beautiful lodge for sale here on Beauport holiday park which will give you the perfect place here in Sussex. This lodge is a bargain at only £79,000 and comes with all fees paid and the 1st years ground rent paid so no hidden extras. Here are some of the features of the magnificent lodge:

  • 40ft x 20ft Large double lodge – The Willerby Boston
  • Fully furnished including large appliances
  • Double glazed and central heating
  • Two bedrooms – both with en suites
  • Woodland views
  • Leather suite (worth £4000!)
  • Spacious layout
  • Like NEW condition

If you are looking for a caravan for sale, Sussex then this is a real gem of a find and we would strongly recommend having a look at this one!

Position

This caravan for sale has a beautiful wrap around deck which captures the sun all day long. There is a private block paved drive for you to park your car and the lodge itself enjoys far reaching views of the surrounding woodland. The position is spacious and you will be sure to feel quite private set away from the hustle and bustle. As well as great outdoor space this position comes with a lawned area for you to relax on whilst at your caravan in Sussex.

The next step

Why not arrange a viewing of this place. Here at Parklink we can arrange this for you direct with the current owner. But hurry, Caravan holiday homes like this don’t stay ‘for sale’ for long! Contact us today – dan@parklink.uk or telephone: 07917868629

View this holiday home here