Latest Issue – December 2021

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin takes you through exactly what to look out for inside your December issue, including your hotly anticipated annual specialist insurance directory…

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice, legal help, plus specialist industry names to contact

Andrew’s anecdotes
Caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson recounts a recent trip to Oxfordshire to meet a woman with a wonderful collection of historic caravans

Parks

Let’s move to Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire is often cited as one of the top locations to live in the UK and, with a number of fantastic residential parks in stunning locations, you too could soon be living in your dream park home in the perfect location…

Orchard Park, Berkshire
Sue Hollingshead visits Orchard Park, a beautiful residential park, offering a peaceful countryside setting in Berkshire

Berrynarbor Park, Devon
Sue Hollingshead taps into the beauty of Berrynarbor Park, offering scenic views over
the Devon countryside. A great location for residential living with a holiday feeling!

Kirkstead Bridge Park, Lincs
Sue Hollingshead finds out more about this popular development, offering brand new plots, within the scenic county of Lincolnshire

Castle View Court, East Sussex
Introducing a brand-new residential development, that’s just a short walk from a secluded shingle beach…

A great place to be merry!
Peter Jones, a park home dweller at Marston Edge, in Warwickshire, looks ahead to that most joyous of all times of year… Christmas

Homes

The Willerby Linwood
Bella Brodie reports on a family friendly home with a multitude of possibilities…

The Kingston Expression
Bella Brodie reports on a home that’s pretty as a picture, and ponders whether this is Kingston’s most flexible lodge yet…

The Omar Ikon
Bella Brodie reports on an open, airy and ultimately stylish home from Omar…

Insurance special

Insurance directory 2021/22
Our all new A-Z directory of specialist insurance brokers operating in the park home, holiday caravan and lodge sector is designed to help you find the best ones, give you peace of mind and potentially also save you money!

Who can repair my home?
A brief list of some of the best park home renovation and repair companies that may be able to carry out work for your insurance company

Insurance Q&As
In light of new rules about home insurance, set out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to protect home owners, specialist insurance company Lifesure answers some of the questions that may arise from this for a
typical park home owner

Lifestyle

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin cooks up three more tasty courses to impress your friends and park home neighbours

Your home essentials
Steve Rowe brings you a new range of products for your park home, garage and garden

Creatures of the night
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton takes us out of hours to explore the wildlife that flits, floats and forages after the sun goes down

Home help
Don Creen shows us how to replace the sealant around your park home’s bath or shower

News, views and advice

News
Three pages of news from your community

Letters
Your opinions on all of the things that matter

Money matters
Steve Rowe keeps you updated with the latest financial facts and figures

Legal: pitch fee questions
Barrister Ibraheem Dulmeer takes us through some typical questions on pitch fees

Puzzles
More puzzles and challenges to tackle

A return to the Seventies?
Steve Rowe wonders if we are about to return to the 1970s…

Holiday

Your holiday section!
An introduction to your holiday section…

Buying a holiday home
All you need to know about the buying process

Overstone Lakes, Northants
We find out more about a luxury holiday park set in acres of Northamptonshire countryside

High Meadows, Leicestershire
Bella Brodie visits a lovely Leicestershire holiday park that’s the perfect site at any time of year…

Beach Park, West Sussex
Sue Hollingshead gets the lowdown on a holiday park with a great beachside location

Holiday news
Five pages of news and updates