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Park Homes September 2018 issue

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin explores the issues of the day that matter to your community

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice and companies to contact

Andrew’s anecdotes
Ahead of an exciting new book, caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson looks back on some of the pioneering homes from yesteryear

Parks

Clifton Park, Bedfordshire
Kris Griffiths visits a picturesque park in a central location with new homes for sale on an exciting new development

Quarry Moor & New Park, N.Yorks
Andrew Jenkinson takes another look at a North Yorkshire park and discovers that time hasn’t stood still since his maiden visit in 2015

More than just a house
Looking for a peaceful place to enjoy the golden years of your life? Joining the Wyldecrest family means that you’ll find that perfect place to call home

Yarwell Mill Country Park, Cambs
Bella Brodie finds out more about a charming east of England site with an appealing array of home buying opportunities

Simply the best
Nominate a deserving resident on your park and you could both win fantastic cash prizes

Park People: Hollingworth, Lancs
Downsizing to a park home at Hollingworth Lake Park, in Lancashire, Adele Cooke and partner Bob have gained financial freedom to enjoy peace of mind and more holidays!

Park of the Year
If you think your park is deserving of the title of Britain’s finest, enter our competition and you could win a share of £1,000

Homes

The Omar Heritage
Bella Brodie steps inside a wonderful new version of this classic Omar model

The new Florence House
Industry trendsetter Prestige Homeseeker boasts a fine line in modern and contemporary park homes and lodges, as Bella Brodie discovers with the new Florence House

Willerby’s park home quest
We love the look of all of Willerby’s new range of residential park homes, all built to BS:3632 standards. Bella Brodie finds out more

Lifestyle

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin shows you how to cook a delicious three-course meal to impress your freinds and park home neighbours in no time at all. Bon appetit!

Collecting – what’s the attraction?
Whether you are an ardent fan of the Antiques Roadshow or a Flog It aficionado, here are our top tips on turning your interest in collectables into a hobby collection… and maybe making a bit of welcome cash, too!

Bird of the month
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton finds out more about one of UK garden bird lovers’ favourites, the blackbird

Your home essentials
Great products for your park home and garden under the microscope!

News, views and advice

News
Six pages of news and events from around your community

Letters
Your views, opinions, letters, Sudoku and Spot the Difference!

Money matters
Steve Rowe updates you with the latest financial figures, plus has advice for making cash from unused household items

LEASE: model standards
The Leasehold Advisory Service’s Anna Tomasik and Tamika Chingandu explain the procedures a site owner must follow in order to terminate a park home owner’s Written Agreement

Finding paradise
Regular contributor Steve Rowe, who turned 50 this year, reflects on the idea of paradise…

Holiday

Buying a holiday home
Buying a holiday home in a nutshell

Holiday news
Five exciting news pages from around the UK

Something to aspire to
We run the rule over Aspire Park & Leisure Homes’ pioneering range

Lots to choose from
For those looking for a holiday home in Lancashire, or to downsize to a park home there, UK Leisure Parks has a range of options to suit, on some truly beautiful parks, too

Shows and events
A Hull of a show!
Every year thousands of showgoers flock to East Yorkshire for the annual Caravan Extravaganza, at Cottingham, near Hull. Bella Brodie reveals what visitors can expect

Into the swing of things
Just down the road from the Caravan Extravaganza there will be lots more park homes, lodges and static caravans to see at this rival event, at Cottingham Golf Club

The nitty gritty
Wondering about the hottest new homes to hit the market following the recent World of Park & Leisure Homes Show? Wonder no longer… Our guide to all of the best new models, and new incarnations of old favourites, will make you an overnight expert