Finding your perfect park can be a bit of a minefield. There are so many things to consider: do you want a park close to a town and city and all its amenities? Would you prefer a countryside retreat where you can hunker down and get away from it all? Is a park home on the coast your dream? What about family? How near or far do you need to be to your children or grand-children? Those are just a few of the questions you might be asking yourself if your busy plotting your park search. Believe me though, those initial thoughts are just the tip of the iceberg...
That’s why it’s always good to get a helping hand, especially from somebody who’s expert in the field! This month, we’re doing exactly that by helping a retired Baptist Minister and his wife take their first tentative steps in what will hopefully be a smooth and painless journey to finding their ideal park home estate.
Mike and Caroline Elcome want to escape London and find a top park site broadly equidistant to their six grandchildren, who are dotted around the country. They’ve settled on a region - Cambridgeshire - and left the rest to us! Turn to page 27 to find out which parks we shortlisted for the couple close to the historic university city of Cambridge. We’ve found some real corkers!
Staying in the east of England, we also travel to a lovely park in Norfolk where the residents cannot speak highly enough of the site or its owners (see page 10).
It’s not just the east of the UK that grabs our attention this issue though. In total, we visit and review a whopping seven sites. Cheshire, Devon and Cornwall also come under consideration, making your July issue one of the best this year!
While we’re talking about options for prospective park home buyers, I should also flag up this month’s legal feature. We look at the buying and selling process with the expert help of the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) and Turbervilles solicitors. There have been some key changes to the legislation over the past couple of years and our article - see page 84 - will put you firmly in the picture, without muddying the waters with lots of jargon and legalese. Enjoy the issue!
Enjoy the issue!
Alex Melvin, Editor
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