Latest Issue – New Model Issue 2020

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin introduces your maiden 2020 issue, and one that’s got the latest new model park homes and lodges – all built to BS: 3632 – at its core…

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice, legal help, plus specialist industry names to contact on a range of different topics

Andrew’s anecdotes
Tired of hackneyed representations of caravanning on TV? Andrew Jenkinson welcomes a new show on Channel 5, fronted by cheeky chappie soap star Shane Ritchie

Parks

The Elms, Lincolnshire
Sue Hollingshead visits a superb family run park in Torksey, Lincolnshire, which has recently been awarded a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award…

Bedwell Park, Cambridgeshire
Steve Rowe revisits an established park home site in Cambridgeshire, where a large green field plot is now being transformed into an exciting new development, giving you the chance to choose your perfect retirement home

Cat & Fiddle Park, Devon
Steve Rowe visits a small park that enjoys a rural location but is also very well connected to nearby Exeter with a regular bus service…

Homes
Christmas crackers!
Incredibly, there’s still time to realise your park home dreams and get yourself moved into your ideal home before the festive season’s out. We find out how Quickmove can make this possible…

Add a wood-burning stove!
If you didn’t think you could add a woodburning or multi-fuel stove to a lodge or park home, then it’s time to think again! We asked Morsø UK to explain why they make the perfect addition…

NEW MODEL HOMES 2020!

Your guide to what’s new!
Our expert assessment of all the season’s major new home launches, as well as updates of old favourites from the UK’s park home and luxury lodge manufacturers

Shows and events
Exciting new models in Brum
October 2019’s NEC show displayed some exciting new models. Andrew Jenkinson travelled to Birmingham to get the lowdown…

Lifestyle

Festive inspiration
Whatever your take on the festive season, we have joined forces with Barton Group to give you some inspiration for an alternative take on all things Christmas…

No such thing as a seagull
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton gets to the bottom of gull terminology so that you’ll know exactly what to call the bird that nicks your chips at the seaside the next time it happens!

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin cooks up three more delicious courses for your delectation

Your home essentials
Steve Rowe brings you an all-new range of products for your home, garage and garden

Mature motoring
In the first of a new bi-monthly motoring feature, Andrew Jenkinson road tests
Skoda’s Scala…

News, views and advice
News
Four exciting pages of news and events from around the UK, including a new appointment at Omar and the re-emergence of an old favourite home from Prestige Homeseeker

Letters
Your views and opinions in letters and emails, plus some Sudoku and a great new puzzle for you to try!

Money matters
Steve Rowe keeps you updated with the latest financial facts and figures, plus has some tips for saving money on your holidays

LEASE: fit and proper
The Government has committed to introducing a fit and proper person test in England as already exists in Wales. The Leasehold Advisory Service’s Ibraheem Dulmeer explains more…

Daytime dross!
Steve Rowe, now in his 50s, shares a grumble about daytime TV advertising…

Holiday
Buying a holiday home
Everything you need to know to help you through the buying, and selling, process. Plus, some key contacts to call…

Holiday news
More essential news items and key updates

Green Meadows, Cumbria
Green Meadows Country Park is a new Cumbrian development. Andrew Jenkinson went along to check on its progress…

Pasadena lodge unveiled
We find out more about the arrival of a stunning new Aspire lodge at a five-star Welsh holiday park