Latest Issue – November 2019

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin introduces a bumper November issue that’s packed full of park profiles, new model homes, the latest show reviews and much more…

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

Andrew’s anecdotes
After 44 years at the same venue, Hull’s annual Lawns show will move to Harrogate next year. Andrew Jenkinson, who has attended most of the Lawns events, looks back fondly

Parks

Blunsdon Abbey Park, Wiltshire
Andrew Jenkinson visits a park that occupies a unique location in in the conservation area of Blunsdon St Andrew and the grounds of a one-time country mansion and ruined abbey…

Towngate Wood Park, Kent
Steve Rowe visits a quiet residential park home estate on the outskirts of the Kent town of Tonbridge and talks to some of the happy residents

East View Park, Norfolk
Steve Rowe gets the lowdown on a small residential park development close to the Norfolk coast, providing a small, semi-rural retirement opportunity…

Homes

Get in quick!
There’s been a massive demand for Quickmove Properties’ £10,000 park home discount vouchers, which launched recently. We find out more about the scheme…

The Prestige Homeseeker Essence
Bella Brodie reviews a brand new residential park home from the innovative team at Prestige Homeseeker with an identity all of its own…

Showstopping lodges!
Cutting-edge manufacturer Aspire Park and Leisure Homes showcased a hat-trick out big-hitters at recent Lawns event. Bella Brodie finds out more…

Warming up for the NEC!
We find out what Omar Group stablemates Omar and Wessex have got in store for showgoers at this autumn’s hotly anticipated NEC Show

Shows and events

A Hull of a ride
Showgoers to The Lawns experienced sadness and excitement in equal measure at the final Hull Show this September with the event relocating to Harrogate next year. Andrew Jenkinson reports…

Lots to enjoy at the golf club!
The Cottingham Golf Course holiday home and park home event had plenty to offer showgoers for 2019. Andrew Jenkinson reports…

BEAT THE WINTER CHILL!
Energy saving directory
Getting your home ready for winter can help save you money on bills and ensure your prized possession is well maintained during the colder months. Our A to Z of specialist suppliers and service providers will make this task easier!

Lifestyle
Keeping it colourful
If you want to become a leaf peeper or just keep your garden colourful over the coming months, this article’s for you!

Owls that!
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton reveals all about one of the most mysterious birds – the owl

Your home essentials
Our range of great new products for your home

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin cooks three delicious courses!

Time to get festive!
The NEC is not just home to two of the year’s premier mobile home shows. The Festive Gift Fair rolls into the Birmingham exhibition centre from 16 to 19 November…

News, views and advice
News
Three pages of news and events from around the UK, including a preview of what you will see at this autumn’s NEC caravanning show

Letters
Letters, Sudoku and a great puzzle to try!

Money matters
Steve Rowe helps you save cash with great tips!

Buying in Scotland?
Scottish park home law is very different to that in England and Wales. Fortunately, there’s a company to help. Steve Rowe finds out more…

What happens when I’m gone?
We asked IBB Solicitors to examine some of the issues surrounding mobile home inheritance…

LEASE: site repairs
Whose responsibility is it to carry out certain repairs on your site? LEASE’s Richard Hand examines this sometimes confusing issue

Hot and bothered
Steve Rowe ponders the practicality of air con in park homes and holiday homes

Holiday
Holiday homes and parks!
A brief introduction to your holiday section

Buying a holiday home
Everything you need to know…

Holiday news
Five pages of essential news and updates