There are a couple of really exciting shows that take place at this time of year: the Caravan and Motorhome Show, from Manchester’s Event City, which will be happening as you read this magazine; and February’s Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show at the SECC. It’s with these hotly-anticipated events very much in mind that we’ve curated an issue that’s full of northern soul...
We’ve scoured the north of England and Scotland for the region’s premier residential and holiday park options for your delectation. I hope you’ll agree that we’ve managed to unearth some real pearlers! Whether you’re looking for a picturesque park in the heart of the Lake District, a community site close to the M6 and its major cities, or a relaxing country retreat north of the border, your February edition has the answers. Turn to page 26 to begin your intrepid expedition!
But it’s not just those who’re after the north country that we’re catering for... We’ve also brought you two superb sites in the often underrated county of Shropshire. Did you know that Shropshire is England’s least densely populated county? If you’re after an escape from the rat race and the worst excesses of the ‘modern’ world, our duo of park choices are sure to get your juices flowing (see page 10).
Finally, let’s not forget the magical homes that make the UK’s parks such enticing places. This month we take you on a tour of three select models from Pathfinder, Stately-Albion and relative newcomers, Sovereign. We also get the lowdown on fellow newboys, Red Rose.
Turn to page 60, put the kettle on and enjoy a cuppa while you’re perusing our reviews and profiles and imagine yourself relaxing in one of these super spaces!
There’s plenty there to quicken the pulse and get the heart racing so, to temper all that excitement, we’ve also got some great legal help and advice to ensure you’re correctly clued up.
The Leasehold Advisory Service’s Antony Tregenna explains exactly how to go about forming a Qualifying Residents’ Association - there’s more to it than you might think - and then outlines how you can get your association formally recognised by your site owner (see page 98). Fascinating stuff!
Enjoy the issue!
Alex Melvin, Editor
PS: Don’t miss our reader offer of a FREE Potato Growing Kit worth a whopping £23 plus a great magazine subscription offer if you subscribe for 12 months!