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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.  However there are many people where the purchase has not quite gone as well as they hoped.

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 one of the ways 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 place gives you the flexibility to arrive and depart at a time that suits you. There will be no need to book or check in which can appeal to many people.

Less searching for accomodation

Booking accommodation online can be a gamble. Most of the time you will fall lucky and get everything you want. Other times you may get let down or something may not be 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 save you many hours of stress!

Be around 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 a part of something, and a static caravan site is the ideal place to do this. You are able to choose sites based on your interests and circumstances; for example, if you have children, find a family-friendly site that your children will be able to make friends on. Building lasting relationships on a static caravan site is great for sociable people and is a much better option than visiting a different resort or site every year.

Your static caravan can earn you money

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.

Disadvantages

Whilst it is true that for most people owning their own 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 on one place

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 place 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 your static caravan. You will need to allow for repairs and ensure that your static caravan is well-kept. While it can give many a sense of pride 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 account for this outlay.

Memorable holidays in a place you love

While the initial investment in a static caravan can be high. 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.

Ready to find out more

Are you interested in owning your own static caravan? We have some fantastic private sales on offer here.  Perhaps you would like to view parks first? Why not start by viewing our quiet and peaceful holiday parks here where you can request a free information pack.

Thank you for reading and whatever you decide.  Parklink wishes you all the best with your decision.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

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.