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Park Homes January 2019 issue

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin introduces your first 2019 issue of the UK’s biggest and best mobile home magazine!

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice and companies to contact

Andrew’s anecdotes
Andrew Jenkinson explains why we should all be celebrating the rich history of the caravan industry

Parks

Kirkstead Bridge Park, Lincs
Steve Rowe visits a boutique Lincolnshire park with an exclusive new development of 22 plots, offering prospective buyers exceptional value for money

Ivy House Park, Somerset
Steve Rowe travels to a small residential park that occupies a prime spot in the Somerset countryside, close to Taunton

Join the club!
There’s never been a better time to join the park home community! Find out how PH&HC can help you…

Otter Valley Park, Devon
Steve Rowe drops in at a stunning park development in the Devon countryside that offers buyers unique log-clad lodges

Homes

The Omar Alderney
Bella Brodie steps inside the Alderney, a contemporary and light luxury lodge with distinctive design features

The Tingdene Addington
Tingdene Homes has been blazing a trail in the design stakes of late. Bella Brodie checks out the company’s new take on an old residential favourite, the Addington

In a nutshell: Willerby’s Clearwater
Bella Brodie finds out why Willerby’s best value lodge just got better! The 2019 Clearwater boasts classic styling, top quality furnishings and open plan layout. We learn more…


2019 DIRECTORY SPECIAL!
Our A to Z of specialist suppliers and services
Welcome to your 2019 Suppliers and Services Directory – your essential guide to the best suppliers and service providers in the park home and holiday caravan sector. For each company we’ve listed contact details and a brief overview of their product or service.
Our A to Z guide is all you’ll ever need to find a specialist in the mobile home world!


Lifestyle

Pets on parks
A cat or dog is much more than just a furry friend. We explore some of the myriad benefits of owning a pet pooch or pussy on a park

Bird of the month
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton gets excited about one of the most hotly anticipated events in the ornithological calendar, The Big Garden Birdwatch, which is also celebrating a special anniversary this January

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin cooks another tasty trio of courses to impress your friends and park home neighbours this winter

Shows and events

Full of surprises
Andrew Jenkinson looks back on an eventful Motorhome and Caravan Show, which took place at the NEC last October

News, views and advice

News
A whopping eight pages of news and events from around your community this month, including news from Tingdene Homes and the Omar Group

Letters
All your most interesting letters, views and questions, plus a fun Sudoku puzzle and our great Spot the Difference challenge!

Money matters
More great money saving tips and help, including more on how you can burn the calories, not your cash, in a bid to get fit this New Year!

Your home essentials
Exciting new products for your park home and holiday caravan or lodge, as well as garden and garage, under the microscope!

LEASE: Government consultation
The Leasehold Advisory Service’s Ibraheem Dulmeer examines the outcome of a recent Government consultation on park home living and draws some interesting conclusions

Great to debate
Regular writer Steve Rowe, who has recently entered his 50s, continues his new column with his thoughts on the lack of debating opportunities in today’s world and what it all means

Holiday

Buying a holiday home
Everything you need to know about the buying process explained with our essential questions-and-answers and top tips

Creating a great holiday park
Bella Brodie travels to Welhams Meadow Holiday Park, in Suffolk, and finds out what went into making this site so special

Holiday news
Three pages of essential news and updates from around the community of holiday parks and homes

Magnificent Scotland!
We run the rule over a hat-trick of fabulous holiday park options from Club Holiday Homes from The Camping and Caravanning Club in the land of heather, scotch and lochs!