Latest Issue – July 2019

Noticeboard
Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin ruminates on what makes a great park, while introducing another bumper isssue that’s full of top park choices and stunning new park homes and luxury lodges

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice, plus specialist industry names to contact and legal advice to guide you through the process

Andrew’s anecdotes
Caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson recently helped BBC’s Countryfile make a piece on caravanning, meeting presenter Matt Baker in the process. He reveals all here…

Parks
Parklands of Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Kris Griffiths travels east to a well-positioned, and relatively new, park that’s within striking distance of the historic city of Lincoln

Turners Hill Park, West Sussex
Our recent trip to the Ardingly Show reveals a hidden gem nearby! Bella Brodie finds out more about a pretty West Sussex site owned and run by Berekelyparks

Chester’s Croft, Cheshire
Serenity Parks boasts two beautiful parks – one in Kent; the other in leafy Cheshire. Andrew Jenkinson visits Chester’s Croft, which occupies a sublime spot in the latter county

Lots to offer!
Starglade Cavendish has 20 parks across 13 counties. Part of the Cavendish Parks UK group, Starglade is an energetically expanding company, with five new parks this year

Shotley Marina, Suffolk
Introducing Countrywide Park Homes’ brand new park at Shotley Marina, Suffolk

Delamere Grove, Cheshire
Olympic Park Homes has a rather nice park just down the road from the famous Delamere Forest. Andrew Jenkinson explores this beautiful part of the Cheshire countryside to take a closer look…

‘Time flies on our Norfolk park!’
Bryan and Janet Lovewell, of East View Park, in Norfolk, recently clocked up a year of park home living and share their thoughts this month…

Park of the Year competition
Enter our annual competition to find the nation’s best site and you, and your site, could be big winners!

Homes
‘We wanted a stress-free move!’
Looking for a hassle-free move? We talk to a couple who got exactly that with Quickmove Properties’ part-exchange service

The Prestige Homeseeker Burleigh
A chic lodge that’s perfect for family holidays or cosy getaways, the versatile and affordable Burleigh has lots to offer. Bella Brodie reports on this superb all-rounder

The Wessex Canford
Bella Brodie reports on the all-new version of a popular model within the Wessex stable, the Canford – a fine residential home…

Quality designs!
Lark Homes is a new lodge manufacturer that hopes to make inroads into the UK market. Andrew Jenkinson find out whether the Polish manufacturer ticks the right boxes…

Shows and events
It’s almost upon us!
After last month’s official showguide, here’s a recap of what visitors to the Stoneleigh Show can expect from the event

Lifestyle
Changing times
We look back over the decades at the history of caravan parks and homes and learn how they have been transformed into the luxury residential offerings we know today…

Stealthy assassin
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton recalls the exhilarating moment she experienced the thrill and danger of seeing a sparrowhawk…

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

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

 

News, views and advice
News
Five pages of news and events from around the UK including important dates for the diary, and a report on a charity cycle by the Prestige Homeseeker team that has raised thousands

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

Money matters
More great money saving tips and help, plus crucial Retail Prices Index (RPI) figures for those with pitch fee reviews pending

LEASE: inheriting a home
Aimee Hutchinson, a solicitor at Blacks Solicitors LLP, and Richard Hand, of LEASE, examine the subject of inheritance

Healthy concern
Steve Rowe looks at why healthcare takes on renewed importance when in middle age

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…

Norfolk Woods Park, Norfolk
Alex Melvin travels to a brand new lodge development near King’s Lynn

Holiday news
Two pages of essential news and updates