Latest Issue – September 2019

Noticeboard
Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin introduces another exciting issue that includes some fantastic real life stories, as well as more great new homes and top notch parks

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

Andrew’s anecdotes
After witnessing the launch of Tingdene’s Quantum recently, caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson winds the clock back 67 years to another ‘double decker’ mobile home

Parks
Orchard Park, Gloucestershire
Steve Rowe visits an established park which has undergone major redevelopment

Duvall Park Homes, Oxfordshire
Steve Rowe visits a residential park close to Oxford, where an exciting new development offers luxury park home living

Park of the Year competition
Enter our annual competition to find the nation’s best site!

Keys Park, Cambridgeshire
We visit an established park on the outskirts of Peterborough, well placed for local amenities

One park, three homes, 60 years!
Meet Doreen Shears, who has lived on the same Surrey park for over 60 years, bringing up her family and living in three different homes on the same plot!

‘That’s all folks!’
Bryan and Janet Lovewell, of East View Park, in Norfolk, bring us more comings and goings from their site, in their final column for PH&HC

Homes
Sit back and relax!
New park home residents Issy and Nigel tell us what it was like buying, and moving into, their brand new home at Wickham Court, near Fareham, Hampshire…

The Kingston Palazzo
Bella Brodie runs the rule over the Palazzo from Kingston, a model that provides a new and contemporary direction for the company

The Willerby Vogue Classique
Bella Brodie gets a first look at Willerby’s exciting new model at its launch…

In a nutshell: the Omar Middleton
Originally launched in celebration of the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Middleton is an affordable park home with plenty of charm and class! Bella Brodie reports…

Home improvements
The professional touch
We take a look at the work of Omar Refurbishment Services, which was set up in 2017, and which has already established a strong reputation for high quality renovations

Wood works!
We check out Fred Wood Park Home Refurbishments, a long established park and holiday home refurb company

Shows and events
Your 2019 Hull preview!
Ahead of an exciting weekend for lodge and holiday caravan enthusiasts, we preview The Caravan & Holiday Home Expo, held at The Lawns, near Hull, on 7 and 8 September

Fancy a second round?
Then don’t miss the Cottingham Parks Caravan Show at the Golf Club, which takes place at the same time as the Lawns event…

Lifestyle
The world of Citizen Science
We take a look at an emerging trend – the rewarding world of Citizen Science…

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin shows you how to cook three delicious courses

A great garden spot
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton reveals all about the pied wagtail, a friendly garden visitor

Your home essentials
Steve Rowe introduces a range of great new products for your park home

News, views and advice
News
Four pages of news and events from around the UK, dates for the diary, and much more

Letters
Letters, Sudoku and a great puzzle for you
to ponder!

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

LEASE: buying and selling a home
Park home legal experts Rawdon Crozier and Ibraheem Dulmeer examine the buying and selling process surrounding a pre-owned park home, with a fascinating case law update, too

Build quality
Steve Rowe, now in his 50s, considers the topic of build quality when it comes to our homes…

Holiday
Holiday homes and parks!
A brief introduction to your holiday section and how to get the most from it

Buying a holiday home
Everything you need to know…

Holiday news
Three pages of essential news and updates

UK holiday home brand returns
Bella Brodie reports on the launch of Sunseeker Holiday Homes

The choice is yours!
We profile Club Holiday Homes, a great initiative from The Camping and
Caravanning Club…