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Caravan Holiday Homes

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.

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.

Own your own holiday home in stunning Lancashire

Caravan for Sale in Lancashire

If you are looking for a caravan for sale Lancashire, you’ll be delighted to learn that Parklink can help you end your search for the perfect holiday home. This particular caravan 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 caravan for sale in 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.

Contact us today – dan@parklink.uk or telephone: 07917868629

Caravan For Sale Near Me

Caravan for sale near me

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

When looking for a caravan for sale which is near consider these following benefits:

Travelling distance

Why waste time and money travelling many hours.  Being near can mean you will get there sooner and spend more quality time with the family at your caravan.

Travelling in the car can cause stress for the family. Children in the back asking ‘are we there yet’ as well as elderly parents who may not travel well.

Invest in a holiday home near home and this will make these problems disappear!

Stunning Park all around the UK

Yes there are some stunning hotspots near the coast. If you are someone who lives inland and wonder if you will be able to find a holiday parks near home. Parklink is happy to sell you that there are some real hidden gems to be found inland.

Many Parks inland really have allot of pride in their parks which offer stunning landscaping and beautiful lakes. Many parks offer fantastic facilities which the whole family can enjoy along with excellent service. This means your caravan holiday could be anywhere.

Caravan for sale

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

Owning a caravan holiday home near home means if you have a family emergency of if you forget something you can always pop back. Part of the reason you may be searching for a caravan which is near is because you may have home commitments meaning you cannot travel far. Parklink has a useful map function making it easy for you to find the right holiday home in the right location. Click here to search locations.

Buy a caravan which is near for more ‘me’ time!

Having your own holiday home near home can mean you enjoy more ‘me’ time. You may have a spare morning where you can pop to your holiday home and relax on your balcony. Perhaps you can spend an hour reading a good book. Or your park may have a swimming pool or gym you are able to use. The benefits and flexibility can be endless and this is the true value of owning your own holiday 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.

Your decision and your ‘me’ time!

Here at Parklink we understand that if you truly love a location it is well worth travelling many hours to get to your perfect place.  You may be someone who simply appreciates and really loves your location near home.  If this is the case then perhaps this blog will help you consider some of the benefits of having a holiday home closer to home.

Parklink covers many regions and counties and we believe everywhere in the UK has something special to offer. Contact Parklink here for more info and help if you find your self searching for ‘Caravan for sale near me’.

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.

 

 

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

 

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.

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.

The Different Types of Holiday Homes

When you start looking for a holiday home you’ll soon realise there are a lot of different types to choose from. Each style and location has its own unique charm and different things to offer, which is why it’s so important to begin with a clear idea of what you’re looking for.