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Daniel Clarke

5 Irresistible Reasons To Buy A Static Caravan In Dorset

A beautiful location to own your own holiday home

When you buy a static caravan in Dorset, you’re not only getting a home from home in one of the most beautiful and historic counties in Britain, but you’re tapping into a relaxed, laid back lifestyle.

Think of sand between your toes, over 1800 hours of sunshine each year, great food, friendly people and hundreds of unique ways to make your time in Dorset memorable and fun for everyone.

  1. A surprisingly affordable and flexible option

Buying a static caravan is a significant proposition, but it has many benefits that can make it a far easier decision.

  • With prices from £19,995 and finance options to help you buy a static caravan in Dorset, you can stop worrying and get ready for the next exclusive owner’s party!
  • A home from home. Staying in a place that lets you have the comforts that are important to you as a family, and that will make your stay relaxed and enjoyable.
  • Holiday when it suits you. Have the flexibility to pop down for the weekend when the weather looks great, as well as your big family holiday.
  • And not forgetting the rising cost of foreign holidays for families (around £2000 self-catering for a family of four in Spain) that you wouldn’t have to worry about when you buy your static holiday home.

2. Your static caravan can help pay for itself

If you decide to buy a static caravan in Dorset, it will be a holiday home for you and your family for many years to come. What about the weeks when you don’t plan on enjoying the beautiful Dorset coast?

Renting out your holiday home could be a viable option to help cover the running costs and the cost of buying your static caravan.

Peak season is often in high demand in Dorset, while spring and early autumn could be the time to attract couples or families with more flexibility.

3. What does your Dorset holiday park offer to keep the family entertained?

Many parks have a huge range of facilities to keep your family on the go including:

  • Go swimming in the heated indoor or outdoor pools.
  • Show off your inner Murray on the tennis courts.
  • Throw a few hoops over on the basketball courts before lunch
  • Get beaten by the kids on the nine-hole crazy golf course
  • Jump on the onsite bus straight to the beach
  • Back in time for dinner and then relax and enjoy a couple of drinks in the owner’s lounge before collapsing into bed.

And that’s only day one…

4. Dorset has so much to see and do that you’ll never get bored

Whatever your interests or passions Dorset has you covered and your holiday home is the perfect base to explore what Dorset can offer.

Bournemouth in the east of the county has top-notch shopping for when you need some retail therapy, as well as some great restaurants and the Pavillion theatre – why not take in a show?

Or if you’re craving a touch of luxury, treat yourself to a spa day at Summer Lodge in Evershot followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea?

For the nature lover, Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour is home to the elusive Sika deer and rare red squirrels. No cars are allowed on the island so you’ll need to catch a ferry across and enjoy wandering around the mile long island.

If history is your passion, Dorset has it all, from Corfe Castle near Swanage to Sherborne Abbey to the north and Forde Abbey a Cistercian monastery near Chard.

Explore the Jurassic coast and follow in the footsteps of Mary Anning, fossil hunting at Lyme Regis and stop in historic Abbotsbury for coffee and cake as you head back to your holiday home.

5. Dorset specialises in the unusual…

Holidaying in your new static caravan in Dorset gives you a host of the usual activities to fill your days, but how about a few less ordinary activities to keep them interested?

Your kids will thank you, repeatedly, if you take them to Dorset Water parks near Corfe Castle. Essentially an outdoor, water-based bouncy castle complex split over two lakes.

Or for the budding water sports enthusiast, try paddle boarding or kayaking just a couple of miles down the road on Portland.

Dorset has so much to offer families that buying a static caravan in Dorset isn’t a difficult decision. The park could keep everyone happy for days on end, and combine that with excursions to enjoy everything Dorset has to offer and you’ll be excited to return year after year.

Would you like to buy a static caravan in Dorset? Parklink would like to help you find your dream holiday home in this stunning location.  We work with the best holiday parks in the UK and are on hand to offer you advice along the way.

Contact us HERE today and take the first step towards your new lifestyle

static caravan for sale North Wales

static caravan for sale North Wales

Are you looking for a static caravan for sale in North Wales?

North Wales is a beautiful place to own a static caravan in the UK.  It is widely regarded as one of the most popular destinations in the UK due to having stunning beaches, warm climate and friendly people.

Read on to discover why searching for a static caravan for sale in North Wales is an excellent choice.

A static caravan is the 1st choice for holiday homes

A static caravan is a popular type of holiday home that remains permanently on a particular position on a holiday park. Static caravans are fantastic as they have everything you need for a holiday base for the family.

Holiday Parks in North Wales

Holiday parks in North Wales will be well presented, with plenty of facilities and activities for everyone to enjoy. Wales, and in particular North Wales, has been a popular destination for holidaymakers for decades. You will be amazed by the stunning scenery of mountain ranges as well as an idyllic coastline. Choose Wales to buy a static caravan and you will find plenty of activities to entertain the whole family. Filling the days couldn’t be easier here, with attractions like Zip World and Surf Snowdonia for all to enjoy.

A special destination for a static caravan

North Wales is an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning scenery. In particular the Snowdonia National Park sets the region apart from others in the UK. Here visitors are able to access the historical Snowdon Mountain Railway which climbs to the summit of Wales’s highest mountain, Mount Snowdon. From here you can marvel at stunning views across the sea to Ireland.

Did you know? People from North Wales are sometimes referred to as ‘gogs’, a term that derives from the Welsh word for North.

The Welsh have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. They are proud of their history and ensure that all that visit their country feels at home. There is a proud culture in Wales which can be found in their music, customs and language. Owning your own static caravan in this region will mean you can really soak up the atmosphere and learn about another culture.

Traditional dishes to try

Finding a static caravan for sale in North Wales and buying will mean you will be able to visit more often. One of the benefits of visiting this region more often is the fantastic food. The food in Wales is diverse, but there are a number of traditional dishes visitors should try. Bara Brith is a tea loaf made with dried fruit and spices and is often enjoyed as part of an afternoon tea. Another popular delicacy is Welsh Rarebit, a take on cheese on toast with ale, mustard, cayenne pepper and Worchester sauce.

Perfect for holidays

If you’re considering purchasing your own static caravan. North Wales, with its stunning locations is a must for you to consider. It’s easily accessible from all corners of the UK, meaning visiting for a long weekend couldn’t be simpler. Due to the nature of static caravan holidays, you will find yourself outdoors more often, therefore the weather is an important factor. Luckily the coastal areas of North Wales experience plenty of sunshine in the summer months, with scorching highs of 25°C.

Make Wales YOUR second home

Popular coastal areas in North Wales include Barmouth, Fairbourne and Shell Island, all of which have their own unique appeal. Here you will find stunning places to own your own static caravan with great weather and friendly locals. It is easy to see why North Wales is such a popular choice for people looking to buy a static caravan.

Parklink is here to help you today

Are you looking for a static caravan for sale in North Wales? CLICK HERE to few a selection of parks we are working with and enquire today.

Buying a static caravan pros and cons

Pro’s & Con’s

When looking to buy a static caravan, it is important that you weigh up the pro’s and con’s of buying a static caravan.  If bought for the right reasons you will be sure to find a great joy in owning a static caravan. For most venturing into the world of holiday home ownership is an enjoyable experience. You get to focus on the important things in life such as family, friends and leisure experiences.

Dream of owning your own home from home

Many holidaymakers dream of one day owning their very own home away from home. Buying a static caravan is the obvious choice where that this dream can be realised. Returning to a location that you love, to enjoy a holiday whenever you please is a great luxury. That said, buying a static caravan should always be considered carefully by those keen to take the plunge into ownership.

Here we have put together a list of pros and cons to help you make your decision a much easier one.

Holiday at times to suit you 

For many people, one  massive draw when buying a static caravan is the opportunity to go on holiday whenever they choose.  Owning your own caravan or lodge on park gives you the flexibility to arrive and depart at a time that suits you. There will be no need to book ahead or check in which can appeal to many people.

Quality of accommodation

Booking accommodation online can be a roulette. Most of the time you will fall lucky and receive a nice standard of accommodation. Other times you may get let down or something may not be quite as described.  Who enjoys spending hours browsing for the best rates in the most desirable locations only to feel let down when they are booked. Knowing where you are going and where you are staying can give you more piece of mind.

Like minded people

While the communities that we build at home are important, sometimes we need to look further afield and consider where else we can become part of something. The great thing about holiday home ownership parks is you are surrounded with like minded people which enjoy getting away and enjoying the good things in life. You are able to choose your park based on your interests and circumstances; for example, if you have children, find a family-friendly holiday park that your children will be able to make friends on. Building lasting relationships on a holiday park is great for sociable people and could present a better option than visiting a different resort or park every year.

Your static caravan can be a great source of income

Have you ever considered letting out your static caravan to other holidaymakers while you aren’t there? This can be a great source of income, especially during the peak months, such as the summer holidays. Many holiday parks have fantastic letting schemes where they can take care of all aspects of the letting for you. This will work well as you can enjoy many holidays whilst making it help towards runnings costs. There are cons associated with letting out your holiday home which you need to be aware of and ensure you have prepared for.

  • Holiday makers will not always leave in immaculate condition – Ensure you have good cleaners in place
  • You may suffer the odd breakage – Ensure you have adequate insurance cover which covers subletting
  • It may be let when you want to use – Rent out your holiday home in blocks and plan your time in first.
  • The holiday home will suffer wear & tear – With more use comes more wear & tear however the income you will make will outweigh the expense of replacing the carpet eventually or repair works.

 Cons of buying a static caravan

Whilst it is true that for most people buying a static caravan is reported to be one of the best things they have ever done.  There can be a few drawbacks that you may want to consider before making your final choice.

Being in the same location

Are you the kind of person that struggles to stay in the same place?  If so, you may struggle with the concept of visiting the same location time and time again. While it can be comforting to grow familiar with your surroundings, some may find this monotonous over time. Having said that, most parks are situated in stunning surroundings with national parks with plenty of trails and walks nearby.  This means there is plenty of opportunity to get out and about the area which will give variety to your experience.

Responsibility

Just as you need to invest in your home to maintain it, you will need to do the same with a static caravan. You will need to allow for general upkeep and ensure that your static caravan is safe to use. While it can give many a sense of pride of ownership and accomplishment. For others, maintaining their own home as well as a static caravan can be a challenge.  Parks usually provide services to help maintain your caravan including gas and electric servicing.  These services can be convenient and necessary however you will need to allow for this outlay.

Selling your static caravan

When buying a static caravan you may want to consider the process if you ever need to sell. Your static caravan is a valuable asset and at some point you may have a change of life circumstance which forces you to consider selling.  Many Parks will help you will this process and offer a price to buy it back from you. Ensure you know what the company policy if so you can plan ahead. Here at Parklink we have a dedicated page where you can advertise your private caravan for sale. CLICK HERE to find out more.

Memorable holidays in a place you love

While the initial investment in a static caravan represent a large purchase. It’s important to recognise the long-term enjoyment you will get from owning your own – Memorable family holidays, on your own terms, in a place that you love can mean a lot. If you value freedom, relaxation and family time then holiday home ownership will benefit you.

Parklink is here to help you buy a static caravan

Now you have considered buying a static caravan pros and cons perhaps you would like to discover more and request further information. Parklink is the ‘go to’ place for holiday home ownership and we would like to help you get the information you need.

Are you interested in buying a static caravan? We have some fantastic private sales on our books which can offer you massive savings! CLICK HERE to view now.

Perhaps you would like to view holiday parks where you can own a static caravan on? CLICK HERE to view our selection of Parks in the UK you can own a holiday home on.

Thank you for reading our article. We would love to hear any further pros and cons you think would be worth sharing with people.  CLICK HERE to message us now.

All the best from the team at Parklink

 

Christmas in your Static Caravan or Lodge Holiday home

Christmas is a perfect time to get away with all the family if you are lucky enough to own a static caravan or lodge holiday home. Despite the cold weather, you will find there are many holiday parks which are open at Christmas. If yours is one of them, you can spend an amazing, memorable Christmas in your own holiday home enjoying spectacular winter views of the countryside or coastline. And this may be the year we get a white Christmas – how Magical would that be?

Gifts

Perhaps the main event for children (and adults) is of course the presents! But it does beg the question how you can disguise the blessings from Santa Claus! If your holiday home isn’t too far away it may be worth a visit to take the presents beforehand and store them out of sight somewhere! Many Static caravans and Lodges have ample storage space, so you can use this for the presents. Failing this, you can of course keep them in the boot of the car with a thick blanket on top.

 

Keep Warm

Equip your caravan or lodge with higher tog duvets and extra blankets, even if you have central heating and double glazing. It’s always wise to be prepared for any eventuality in winter. Check with your park how they will be staffed beforehand and keep emergency contact numbers handy. In the unlikely event you experience boiler, gas or electric issues.  The last thing you want is to be cold or without electricity! Also, it is Winter! so take your woollies!

 

Christmas Decorations

Decorate your holiday home! Yes, it may not be as spacious as your everyday home, however you can buy smaller trees or Christmas trees that take up less space. It is Christmas after all! You can also purchase trees with lights already attached. Perfect.

Avoid candles, they are not safe in a caravan or lodge. However, we use the electric flicker candles and they are as good as the real thing. Add a wreath to your door, maybe some twinkly lights outside your holiday home and it can be as festive as your everyday home.

 

Christmas dinner

The Kitchens in your holiday home these days are as fabulous and equipped as your kitchen at home. You absolutely can cook a sumptuous feast like you can anywhere else. Some parks have social areas open and will cater for Christmas dinners and there are always restaurants and pubs nearby that offer Christmas meals. Make sure you book in advance as these are like hot seats! Very much sought after. However, if you prefer to spend Christmas indoors with your loved ones, then there are a few ways to help. Prepare and plan as much as possible in advance and take as much pre prepared items as you can.

 

Family Time.

This is what Christmas is all about, Family and good will. Take the time with your loved ones, enjoy your holiday home and use the amenities your park has to offer. There will be plenty of festive activities around at this special magical time whether its just for adults or the whole family to enjoy.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New year from us all at Parklink.

A Holiday Home In Yorkshire

A Holiday Home in Yorkshire

With its stunning natural beauty and national parks, historical Yorkshire is a county brimming with interest. Renowned for its Roman and Viking heritage, it’s the perfect location for an immersive UK holiday. Finding a caravan for sale in Yorkshire will mean that you get to relive the experience as many times as you like.

Whether you’re a countryside lover at heart or are keen to explore quaint villages whilst on holiday. Yorkshire has plenty to offer. Occupying a large area in the North of England, Yorkshire is as diverse as any county can be. It’s a walker’s paradise, and those keen to stretch their legs and take in some stunning views should make a beeline for The Yorkshire Three Peaks.  This includes the hills of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent.

With so many quirky towns to visit while holidaying in Yorkshire, you’re truly spoilt for choice. A trip to Whitby is an absolute must. This seaside town is home to Whitby Abbey, a historical site that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum for engaging displays about historical voyages.  Whilst there you can tackle the 199 Steps and enjoy sweeping views of the harbour when you reach the top.

What’s a holiday without a beach? For two of the best, breezy Bridlington is your best bet. Its predictability is part of its appeal.  You will have hours of fun at the funfair.  The amusement park and donkey rides on the beach all combine for a great family day out.

With so much to see, it’s impossible to cram everything into a week. This is why Yorkshire is an ideal place to look for a caravan for sale.  With your own caravan you can visit regularly and enjoy a holiday entirely on your own terms. Owning a caravan takes the hassle out of holidays; no more lengthy searches for reasonably priced packages or disputes about where to go. Instead, you’ve got a self-contained home away from home that you can enjoy as many times as you want.

Holidays are a time to relax and free yourself from the stresses of day to day life. Life is even easier when you choose to buy a caravan instead of staying in hotels. Arrive and leave as you please with no concerns about check in times. Finding a caravan for sale in Yorkshire and purchasing one will also mean that you get to become a part of a community with other like minded people. You can make friends with those that have a caravan near yours, giving you even more reason to look forward to a holiday in the UK.

The Flower of May holiday parks cover a wide variety of locations across Yorkshire.  This includes Ripon, York and Scarborough. The peaceful Goosewood Holiday Park is situated near York and is set amongst 20 grassy areas in Sutton-On-The-Forest. With a variety of first class amenities including an indoor swimming pool and bar and a well-stocked fishing lake. It’s the ideal place for the whole family to relax in while they enjoy the stunning surroundings of Yorkshire.

At Goosewood Holiday Park, there are a number of options available for those keen to find a holiday home in Yorkshire. The static caravans are modern and include features such as double glazing, central heating, an en-suite WC, making them an ideal investment for those keen to find a caravan for sale in Yorkshire. Their range of luxury holiday lodges come with private decking and a hot tub, perfect for romantic retreats. Inside the modern interiors and spaciousness makes these lodges extremely desirable.

Looking for something a little bit special like a beach house lodge or cottage retreat? Come and see The Bay, Filey. This park is currently enjoying a huge investment and has some fantastic ownership propositions from only £174,950.  All lodges are fully mortgageable and come with a 10 year NHBC guarantee and a 999 year leasehold.  Showhome available to view now! These investment opportunities are sure to sell out fast.

Contact us here at Parklink today and we will provide you with the info you need.

If you like the sound of this holiday park or are keen to find out about anymore with a caravan for sale in Yorkshire, enquiring through Parklink couldn’t be easier. Browse by location or the kind of holiday home that you are after. You can even search by park type, so whether you’re after something peaceful and serene or pet-friendly, you’ll find just the place you are after in stunning Yorkshire.

 

 

Beautiful view

Static Caravan in Powys Mid Wales

If you are looking for a caravan in mid Wales, Parklink can help

Mid Wales covers such a vast area. This includes historic counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, Brecknockshire and part of Denbighshire.

If you’re looking for a happy place for your static caravan or lodge, then look no further than the county of Powys in Mid Wales!

Powys has been hailed as one of the happiest place to live in the UK. According to locals the community spirit is unlike like anywhere else. While most were born in this mid Wales county, many have moved from inner city areas to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing lifestyle.

So, what is there to do whilst staying at your caravan in Mid Wales?

The Black Mountains

The North East part of the Brecon Beacons National Park is dominated by the Black Mountains. A group of old red sandstone hills, the highest of which is Waun Fach. They’re cloaked in grass and heather and laced with rivers. When you visit here you will certainly be met with Hikers and cyclists.  It is not unusual to see paragliders gliding across the national park or to be met with horse riders hacking through this mountainous terrain.

Llanthony Priory

The beautiful and evocative ruins of Llanthony Priory are situated in the picturesque Vale of Ewyas. These haunting remains are all that survives of one of the greatest buildings of medieval Wales. Llanthony Priory is north of Abergavenny between Llanfihangel Crucorney and Hay-on-Wye.

 National Showcaves

The national Showcaves which is a spectacular 17km network of underground chambers.  You can find lakes, waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites in one of the largest cave formations in Europe. Situated in the Swansea Valley just below Brecon National park in Powys. The caves were discovered in 1912 by brothers Tommy and Jeff Morgan.  These days the caves are now well-lit and concrete paths and steps make exploring them a lot easier. 

Newtown

Newtown is a little livelier with galleries, museums and shopping facilities. You can take a trip to the medieval Powis Castle that is overlooking Welshpool and the Green Welsh fields. Here you can enjoy stunning views of the area. Inside you can delve into the castles rich History with a tour of the interior. Spend the rest of your visit wandering around the castles stunning gardens. 

Newtown, Wales, is a fantastic place to own a caravan holiday home near as it has plenty of restaurants, pubs and shops for you to enjoy.

Here are a selection of National Parks in mid Wales offering fantastic Hiking trails and stunning scenery:

  • The Pennant valley. With its steep wooded slopes above Llanbrynmair, is a striking example of a captured river.

  • The beautiful Aran mountains at the head of the valley accessible from Dinas Mawddwy.

  • Cader Idris in Southern Snowdonia is easily accessible from the valley.

  • Ynyslas dunes and Cors Fochno (Borth Bog) Special Area of Conservation are situated to the south of the mouth of the Dyfi, next to Borth.

If you are looking for a peaceful, Happy and safe place for your caravan, then mid Wales is a great choice. Parklink has a great selection of parks in this area for you to choose from.  Mid Wales is a great location and there really are some good buys to be found. The area has everything you could ask for, all within a very short driving distance from the main cities. 

For younger families Mid Wales has plenty of days out to be discovered and the beach is only around 1 hours drive from most points.

Parklink works with many family owned holiday parks in Mid Wales where they offer good honest value for money and service which is second to none. Check out our welsh holiday parks here. Then get in touch with us and we will arrange a free brochure to be sent to you.

 

 

Holiday Homes For Sale Cornwall

A prime holiday home destination

There is no denying the natural beauty of the south west coast. Cornwall sets the bar for UK holiday destinations due to its long stretches of sand to the awe-inspiring scenery.

The Med or Cornwall

When people are looking for holiday homes for sale, Cornwall, they realise very quickly that they don’t have to fly around the world seeking adventures as they have their own oasis to discover right here in the south west country. If it isn’t enough that the coastline is jaw dropping and like something out of the Mediterranean.  Parklink would love to help you find you very own holiday home in Cornwall as we know of some truly beautiful areas for you to visit whilst you are here enjoying the good life!

Stunning Beaches

Let’s start with the beaches, as we said, the coastline is stunning, it’s the UK’s “French Riviera” with stunning beaches, beautiful climate over the summer months and plenty of sandy beaches stretched to accommodate the summer holiday makers. We strongly recommend “Sennen Bay” in Whitesand Bay which is a short walk over the cliffs from Land’s End. It is a charming fishing cove with a long sandy beach which is great for swimming and surfing. You can hire surf boards here to have a go at the sport that many people flock to Cornwall for!

Laid back Cornwall

There is nowhere quite like this to be and here at Parklink we are optimistic that you will find your own idyllic holiday home for sale, Cornwall.  As a holiday home owner here you are free to come and experience the laid back way of life Cornish people have become accustomed to.  You will find you will have no choice but to chill out and enjoy the delights of this great region.

Coastal beauty

Another Charmer and somewhat more North of the area is Godrevy Beach which is a three mile sandy beach that stretches from Hayle to Godrevy Head. Godrevy tales the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is the probably the most exposed beach in the area and on a windy day the surf is spectacular to watch! There is a beautiful lighthouse at this beach (it was the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s famous book “the Lighthouse” and there is an excellent café to be found right on the beach. Kynance cove is just wow! White sand, brilliant turquoise water, islands, caves and stunning serpentine rock formations all serve to make this one of the prettiest places Cornwall has to offer.

A Holiday Home owners favourite

Unsure where to start when looking for a holiday home for sale Cornwall? Well take a look at Harlyn Bay.  Harlyn Bay is simply stunning and is well placed on the north of Cornwall near Rick Steins favourite seaside destination, Padstow. It has a spacious sandy beach which makes it popular with families, however the sand gets almost totally covered at high tide so its good to be cautious. However in the summer months the beach is patrolled by lifeguards making swimming as safe as can be. There is a large car park and basic toilets, but no cafe here so a packed lunch it is! If Harlyn takes your fancy you are sure to find a holiday home in this area of Cornwall.

Explore inland

Let’s move on to other less coastal delights that Cornwall has to offer. There is plenty of exploring to do inland as Cornwall is steeped in history. A day excursion we repeatedly hear about is the fun day trip where you are armed with a map and compass and you hike your way around around Penwith, with the aim of finding the group of lonely prehistoric remains called the “Men-an-tol-rock” (the Devils Eye).

Another explorers gem

Out on the Barren Hills above Roche Village lies the remains of a tiny chapel and as legend has it was the home of a hermit! The chapel dates back centuries and it makes quite an interesting sight! There are superb views here too so you will be in for a real treat.

Beautiful Cornwall

If you are a fan of the beauty of waterfalls, then we highly recommend seeking out St. Nectan’s Glen. This waterfall is 18 metres tall and cascades down into a natural plunge pool that you can take a dip in. This leafy area is associated with King Arthur and pixies! So it is so much more than a place to swim.

Cornish Pasties

We could talk all day about the beauty of Cornwall, the history and well, everything really! However We think we will finish our blog about the most famous export of Cornwall, the most delicious and tasty. The Cornish Pasty! The Cornish are very protective over their Cornish pasties! It is a local treasure and they are very proud of this creation. It must adhere to certain criteria IE; the method in which it is made, the ingredients and exactly how it is crimped. Arguably even where it is made! While you are in Cornwall you simply must try a Cornish pasty. Delicious!
We hope we have given you some gems to try.

Authentic Cornwall

We love Cornwall and think its one of the most authentic places you can have your own holiday home. Unless you have been there is no way to understand the beauty and how it is like stepping into another country.
Dha Weles! (Goodbye in Cornish)

Looking for your own holiday home in Cornwall? Newperran is definitely one for you short list.  Click here to view this beautiful park and request a free brochure.

Sell My Static Caravan

Sell my static caravan

The day has arrived when you have thought.. “I need to Sell my static caravan”. Like most people, this would have been the last thing you thought of when you first purchased. There are many things you now need to consider and a general process which you need to take. Each park has selling rules and park policy’s so we advise to always check with the park operator/owner to discuss their options.

Here we will give you a general guide as to the usual steps to take.

Make an appointment to discuss with the park office

When you contact your holiday park office and tell them you want to “Sell my static caravan”, they will have a general process for you to adhere to and they may ask you to fill out a private sale agreement form. This is so they have a record that you would like to sell.

It will usually not be a priority or obligation for the park to sell your caravan for you as can be assumed by many caravan owners. It is your asset so you will be expected to take responsibility just like selling your car.

The park may be able to offer you useful selling advice and even take it on the books for you.

Will the company buy my caravan back?

You may be wondering “Can I Sell my static caravan back to the company you bought from? There is every possibility the park will buy your caravan back however it could be a lower prices than you expect. The offer they give you will depend on demand and will be close to a ‘trade valuation’.

Please bear in mind that caravans and lodges are depreciating assets most of the time and rarely hold their value. The park is in business so will be hoping to buy from you at a good price so they are able to sell on and make a profit.

How much should I Sell my static caravan for?

As the owner of the static caravan, you would determine the final selling price. Your park operators  may be able to give you some indication of the selling price as they are dealing with buyers and sellers daily. The selling price should be a fair price which is in line with other recently sold static caravans.

Factors that can affect selling prices include:

Supply and demand
  • How well are the static caravans selling on park and are there many empty plots available?
  • How many years has your static caravan got left on pitch licence? This will be a big factor to the buyer.
  • How much are similar models selling for? A private sale will usually sell for less than company models as they do not come with the same benefits i.e. extra warranty, consumer protection.
  • The price you paid. How much did you pay and how long have you owned. A simple equation is to deduct £1000 per year for depreciation.

Take all these factors in and come up with a price you think your static caravan will sell for.

Can I put a sales notice up in my static caravan?

Most parks are likely to have a policy where you are not able to put a ‘for sale’ sign up in your static caravan. This is for the good of the park. A park with too many ‘for sale’ signs does not look good to potential buyers. Check with your office as they may let you put one of their branded ‘for sale’ signs in the window as a compromise. Work with the park and together you should be able to achieve a private sale which suits all parties.

How to prepare my static caravan to sell?

Getting the ‘show-home’ look can be challenging especially if you are planning to continue to use your static caravan. Clear out as much clutter as you can and make the place as neutral as possible. Bear in mind that your tastes will not be the same as a potential buyers. Buyers need to imagine themselves being in, and owning your static caravan.  Keep the place as clean as possible and welcoming at all times. When selling your caravan it is always best to open the curtains wide, letting in the natural light.  Perhaps even open the windows as this will all help give your holiday home a welcoming natural ‘buy me’ vibe. Ensure the outside of your holiday home is clear and welcoming.

Where to advertise my static caravan

There are many places you can advertise your static caravan for sale. Advertising portals such as Gumtree or Ebay are popular for people selling static caravans and lodges. There are many other classified websites where you can list also.

Here at Parklink we can help by placing all of your advertising for you and even dealing with enquiries up to the point of viewing.  We offer 3 affordable packages starting at just £49! CLICK HERE to view our packages now

With Parklink helping you sell your static caravan it will increase your chances of finding a buyer

We have many years of experience selling static caravans at all levels and have dealt with thousands of different buyers and sellers.  We are able to help people at the right stages and we can advise you on the correct selling price and give you helpful selling advice.

What can Parklink offer me?

  • A page on the specialist Parklink website showing images, description, location and features.
  • Listing on Rightmove, Zoopla & Prime location to really boost advertising
  • Enquiry button so people can show interest in your static caravan
  • We will deal with all enquiries and pass viewings onto you
  • We can list for you on various portals such as Freeads & Houseshop
  • Social media advertising including Facebook, Instagram etc..
  • Sell my static caravan free advice

CLICK HERE to contact us at Parklink to see how we can help you today!  We would love to help you get the best price for your static caravan in the quickest time possible.

Dealing with viewings

If you have advertised through Parklink, the chances are your people will be well informed and already a great match for your static caravan. It could be that they are viewing a few different static caravans so handle the viewing in a fluent business like manner. People are looking for a general overview. Just talk naturally and be yourselves! If they want to buy, they may tell you straight away or they may want to discuss privately. Under no circumstance should you pressure the buyer for a quick decision as this can be off putting for them.

Finishing your viewing

Ensure you leave on good terms and you have all contact details to follow up later on. Parklink will also be there as a 3rd party to ask them how they found and help you get the sale!

What do I do when they say YES!

Brilliant. You have a YES! The transaction has to go through the park office. Between you and the buyer, you will agree a date they will take possession of the holiday home. All funds must be paid the park office where the company will take anything you owe on your account as well as their park private sale commission (usually 15% + VAT).  You will receive the rest into your personal bank account once processed.

Who completes the paperwork

The park operators will ensure the buyers are fully aware of park rules and run through all the relevant paperwork. Once this is all complete and they have paid the balance, the last task is for you to remove all personal items from the static caravan ready for the new owners to move in.

What happens now?

That’s it! You sit back and wait for the selling funds to go into your bank account and all finished. Selling with the help of Parklink you will not have to pay extra commission on sale on our standard arrangements.

Comments or selling tips of your own?

Here at Parklink we would be interested to hear any comments or suggestions you have about this article.

Selling your static caravan?

We would be happy to discuss our packages with you and find the best way to help.  You can contact us by CLICKING HERE 

 

Think “Sell my static caravan” think Parklink

10 reasons to visit Stratford Upon Avon

10 reasons to visit Stratford Upon Avon.

We think it’s a good time to share a little bit of love for one of the worlds most famous towns, Stratford Upon Avon. It’s a town full of beauty and history and we have found 10 great reasons to come and visit!

1) Its the land of William Shakespeare – who happens to be the world’s most famous poet!

Thanks to this great English poet, Stratford is one of the most famous towns in the world. During the summer months tourists can be seen eagerly clutching guide books and taking photos of ye olde worlde buildings.

We recommend you make the pilgrimage to the most famous landmarks: the three theatres (The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, The Swan Theatre and The Other Place), Shakespeare’s Birthplace on Henley Street, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens, the home of Shakespeare’s mother Mary Arden, and Holy Trinity Church where he is buried.

2) You are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants in Stratford Upon Avon, you will of course see your usual chain restaurants such as Nando’s but also local independents like The Bear which sits near the River Avon and serves affordable tasty pub food. Another place that’s comes highly recommended is the famous theatre The RSC which has a beautiful rooftop restaurant serving British food, perfect for romantic dates.

3) Stunning scenery In the summer months there is nothing better than sitting by the river on the Bancroft watching the world go by with a picnic and good company. In the winter you can find a gem of a coffee shop called Box Brownie. The coffee is excellent.

Stratford Upon Avon is known for being very pretty so there are so many beautiful places for taking photos at the river and along the streets where you will find historical and Tudor buildings from Shakespeare’s time. If you fancy trekking a little outside of Stratford Upon Avon, there is a lovely place called Shottery, a small village in Stratford that has the most beautiful cottages which really come alive in the spring with wisteria and blossom.

4) Visit one of Shakespeare’s Houses and Gardens, even if you’re not particularly a massive fan of his work there is still something for everyone. Whether you want to see where he was born or see where he lived with his wife Anne Hathaway at her cottage. In the summer New Place – an Elizabethan garden, is particularly lovely and also the site of Shakespeare’s last home.

5) The locals are truly friendly. If you’re more inclined to blend in and avoid the tourist trap cafes and chain restaurants, go where the locals eat and drink where you’ll receive a friendly atmosphere and more authentic experience.

6) There is so much to discover. Stratford Upon Avon has lots of shops, cafes and countryside pubs and being so close to other lovely places such as the Cotswolds. You can always discover something new. Away from the hustle and bustle of cities like London, here you can soak up nature and relax in the traditional surroundings.

7) In the spirit of the Autumn season, the Michaelmas funfair (known locally as The Mop) is a two day event that takes place in October. Historically the local children got the day off from school as the traffic made it hard for school buses to drive through the town – The local mayor used to open the fair and was offered a free ride on anything that he or she wanted to go on. But this tradition was stopped as the smart teenagers of the town soon realised that if they followed the dignitary around then they too got a free ride (little fun fact).

8) So much history (aside from shakespearean history!) The oldest pub in Stratford is reportedly The Garrick Inn, which dates back to the 1400s. It has an impressive history (again the locals can fill you in) but rumour has it that many former drinkers return for a spiritual pint after dark – do you dare to share a tipple with someone from the other side…

9) A little worldly fun. Stratford has been given lamp posts by councils from across the world and these now line the town’s streets. They have different designs and plaques on them and could well be used to create a fun treasure hunt for a bored child (or adult even). Hours of free fun!

10) for when you’re Shakespeared out! Stratford is also home to the UK’s largest tropical butterfly farm. You can see colourful butterflies, creepy crawlies and even visit ‘Arachnoland’, which as massive fans of spiders we can’t wait to go to.

There really is something for everyone in Stratford Upon Avon. With the new season upon us and it is a season of beautiful colours and events in this historic town, we felt it only right to find some great reasons to see what holiday home beauties we can find for you here. This list could have gone on and on, but we will leave these reasons with you for now, and if you want more, contact us! We have all the information you could ever need. Enjoy your Autumn.

Interested in a holiday home in this stunning location? Why not take a look at Stratford Parks

 

Parklink – An Introduction To Our Vision

Looking for a holiday home should be a happy and exciting time, but it’s not always easy. There’s so much to choose from, and the information provided about each site and home varies so much that the whole process often becomes confusing and overwhelming – the opposite of what a holiday should be! Having spent years in the property market we thought we’d put our skills to work with holiday homes.