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Buying a static caravan or lodge – Parklink buyers guide

Welcome to the Parklink buyers guide

This brand NEW guide will take you step by step through the purchase process when buying a static caravan or lodge in the UK.

As you are aware, buying a static caravan or lodge is a big purchase decision not to be taken lightly. Buying a static caravan or lodge can have great benefits where the end goal will be to enhance you and your families lifestyle for many years to come. We have thoughtfully created this guide to offer you guidance in your journey into holiday home ownership so we hope you find it a great help.

This guide covers 5 key areas of buying a static caravan or lodge holiday home which includes:

  • Affordability

Ensuring you understand costs involved when purchasing a holiday home

  • Location

The location is arguably one of the most important factors when buying a static caravan or lodge

  • Choosing a holiday park

This guide will offer advice on which holiday park you should choose for your static caravan holiday home to be on

  • Choosing a static caravan or lodge

Which static caravan or lodge should you buy? This guide will offer you guidance when making this choice.

  • Plot

This is usually the final piece of the puzzle. Choosing the ideal plot for your static caravan or lodge is important to ensure you have the right space and outlook.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Holiday Homes for sale in Yorkshire

Holiday Homes for sale 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. Owning your own Holiday Home 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 own your own holiday home.  With your own holiday home you can visit regularly and enjoy a holiday entirely on your own terms. Owning a holiday home 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 where you can find a holiday home for sale.  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 holiday base for the whole family to relax in while they enjoy the stunning surroundings of Yorkshire.

At Goosewood Holiday Park, there are a great range of holiday homes for sale to suit all budgets. Modern holiday homes 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 homes come with private decking and a hot tub, perfect for romantic retreats. Inside these desirable holiday homes they  boast ultra modern and spacious interiors giving you the very best in holiday home ownership.

The Bay Filey

Looking for something a little bit special? How about a beach house lodge or cottage retreat.. Come and see The Bay, Filey. This development is currently enjoying a huge investment and has some fantastic ownership propositions. All lodges are fully mortgageable and come with a 10 year NHBC guarantee and a 999 year leasehold.  The Showhome is available to view now! Contact us now as these investment opportunities are sure to sell out fast.

Contact us here at Parklink to register your interest in this development

If you like the sound of this holiday park or are keen to find out more about Holiday Homes for sale in Yorkshire, enquiring through Parklink couldn’t be easier. Get in touch today to see how we can help you find your happy place in Yorkshire.

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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.