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Park Homes November 2018 issue

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Welcome
Editor Alex Melvin on what you can expect inside your November issue

Buying a park home
Essential buying advice and companies to contact

Andrew’s anecdotes
Caravan writer and historian Andrew Jenkinson reveals all about his recent radio interview with glamorous DJ Sara Cox, and looks back on some of his previous TV and radio appearances

Parks
Oaklands Park, West Sussex
Steve Rowe visits an exciting new park home development, consisting of just 29 luxury homes, tucked away in a woodland setting in the West Sussex countryside, and where the final plots are now being released

Elm Tree Park, Avon
Steve Rowe visits a small but perfectly formed park home estate with an enviable location on the outskirts of trendy Bristol

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

Swiss Farm Park, Oxfordshire
Steve Rowe visits an established park home site in historic Henley-on-Thames, which is a former winner of our ‘Park of the Year’ competition and where a couple of new show homes have just been sited

Park People: Long Ashes, Yorkshire
Gerry and Anita Trott have lived in many desirable homes (and countries) but they thank their lucky stars they are now living at Long Ashes Park, in Yorkshire…

Blueleighs Park, Suffolk
Kris Griffiths travels to a lovely village location, close to Ipswich, to meet the denizens of a residential park with plenty of character

Homes
The Omar Newmarket
Bella Brodie runs the rule over an exciting addition to the Omar range, the Newmarket.
A stylish and affordable home with a contemporary, semi open-plan living space

The Tingdene Savannah
Bella Brodie steps inside a lovely new model from Tingdene Homes. The single unit Savannah is a holiday lodge that packs a punch, and is built to residential standards, too

Shows and events
The Lawns show reviewed!
Andrew Jenkinson bolts back from the recent Caravan Extravaganza event at The Lawns, near Hull, to give us his verdict on the show-stopping homes at this hotly-anticipated industry showpiece

Neighbouring success
Within a stone’s throw of The Lawns, park home and holiday caravan enthusiasts could also explore scores of models at the Golf Club event. Andrew Jenkinson reports…


Suppliers and services
Energy Saving Directory
With gas, electricity and oil becoming increasingly expensive, people are becoming much more aware of energy efficiency when it comes to their park home or holiday caravan. In winter, when we make full use of our heating systems, energy bills can go through the roof. Steve Rowe compiles another edition of specialists from the park and holiday home field to get you through the colder months and help you save cash in the process


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

Dive into the digital age
Today’s ‘connected world’ can seem baffling and bewildering. But fear not, our experts are here to help you get the most from ‘smart’ devices, apps and more…

Cookery corner
Alex Melvin shows you how to cook three delicious courses to impress your friends and park home neighbours

Bird of the month
Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton finds out more about the fieldfare, a bird that’s adored by twitchers

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

News, views and advice
News
Five pages of news and events from around your community

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

LEASE: Welsh legislation
The Leasehold Advisory Service’s Richard Hand and Ibraheem Dulmeer explore some important changes to the law in Wales

Money matters
Great money saving tips and help, including more on how you can save money looking after your beloved pets

Enjoy the benefits
Regular writer Steve Rowe examines the growing mainstream acceptance of park homes as a viable, and indeed attractive, retirement option

Holiday
Buying a holiday home
Everything you need to know about buying a holiday home in easy-to-understand points, plus some essential contacts

Holiday news
Four news pages and updates from around the UK’s holiday park, static caravan and luxury leisure lodge communities