td ph

Print option

ph digital

What hobbies and activities do you most look forward to in the winter?





New Model Review: The Butterfly Gold

Andrew Jenkinson runs the rule over an exciting home from industry newcomers Red Rose Park Homes, the 33ft x 22 Butterfly Gold

The Butterfly Gold

It seems that life never stands still at Red Rose Park Homes with husband and wife duo Violet and James Welch purposefully leading the company onto ever greater heights.

Red Rose’s factory is operating at full pelt right now, with orders coming through thick and fast. The Lancashire-based outfit specialises in refurbishing and building special bespoke mobile homes.

Sneak preview
PH&HC was permitted  a sneak peek at a few new Red Rose homes being launched at the upcoming The Lawns Show - put it this way, we can’t wait to see them finished!  Look out for more on that in next month’s issue in our show review.

So, having only seen the odd Red Rose model on a park (the company hasn’t been around long enough yet!) we were keen to check out one sited at Greenacres Park, a Lincolnshire site owned by the Willet family.

Greenacres is a developing park situated on the outskirts of the lovely town of Horncastle - a place that boasts all the essential amenities including a good few independent shops, as well as some well-known supermarkets.

The park’s roads were all due to be relaid a week after our visit, as site owner Ben Willet informed us. Greenacres is only a small park, but one that occupies a prime location. The park has begun to take on Red Rose homes and the site owners are sure to be taking more of the company’s homes over the coming months.

Read more...

New Model Review: The Omar Atrium

We take a look at a fabulous all-new addition to Omar’s range of luxury lodges launched at the World of Park and Leisure Homes recently - the Atrium...

Septomar1

Omar always has a diverse range of homes on display at the main industry shows, and that usually includes several luxury lodge options really set to inspire. Perhaps the most eye-catching this year - standing proudly at the front of its stand - was the Atrium. Right from the outset, this gorgeous model really stood out, with its folding doors to the lounge thrown open to invite in the sunshine and a few visitors to explore it further.

The first thing you notice about the Atrium is how appropriate its name is. If the main definition of ‘atrium’ is an open-roofed entrance hall or central court, that’s exactly how this feels – light, airy and spacious. It uses visual intrigue to draw you in to explore further. You can tell straight away that it’s going to deliver that all-important luxurious feel inside. Yet when you step inside you realise how it is designed to make the most of the outside too, with the folding windows from the lounge to take in a great view, and light streaming in from above through three large Velux windows.

If you are looking for a contemporary- styled luxury lodge with holiday practicality and style that offers something a little bit different, look no further!

Read more...

New Model Review: The Bella Vista

Bella Brodie reports on the latest model from Prestige & Homeseeker that would be perfect on both a residential or leisure park…

augF1

The World of Park and Leisure Homes event always reveals plenty of exciting new models and home versions. This year there were more lodges than ever - although Stoneleigh is also the biggest residential showcase of the year.  

Perfect then for Prestige & Homeseeker to launch a model that is equally beautiful as a park home or lodge, and is available as either.  

Although shown as a residential model, and with more of a residential leaning, it has an unmistakable lodge quality to it with the window arrangement to the front of the home, so it really does work both ways – the perfect hybrid!  

At first, you might not notice that versatility as you can’t help but be drawn in by the look and ambience of this architect-designed home.  

It has a bold and clear identity, and one that we think works brilliantly.
The literal translation of Bella Vista is ‘beautiful view’ and that is exactly what this home offers, inside and out.

Outside, it’s fully clad with an external siding, giving a stylish, contemporary look.  That continues inside with spacious open plan living quarters, crisp clean lines, cool colouring that also feels warm somehow, and well thought through accommodation. 

Read more...

New Model Review: The 2017 Wessex Dorset

Simple and understated, practical yet stylish, the Dorset has a traditional layout with a contemporary feel, perfectly pitched to sit securely as a key target for homebuyers

julyF1

Wessex as a manufacturer seem to go from strength to strength, with some great new models helping to re-enforce their market position as creators of unique leisure lodges and luxurious park homes. They have a great deal of creative flair, and the homes are solidly built to a high standard, with classy interiors to match.

We took a tour of this 45ft x 20, 2017 version which has just been launched, with a stunning new interior design theme and ambience, and a few new twists to give it a stunning uplift.  

External features

The simple yet stylish exterior is highlighted with a feature front door framed in sand CanExel cladding within a central roof dormer giving a relaxed and welcoming feel. Details such as the box bay windows to the front of the home, the feature extended overhang and distinctive cladding to each gable end come together to give a quiet yet confident presence.

Read more...

New Model Review: The Beach Retreat

We step inside a stunningly pretty holiday home, perfect for an exclusive location! Bella Brodie reports

june feature1

At PH&HC, we get very excited when we see a manufacturer and park operator working closely together to create an innovative new holiday lodge option. As soon as we spotted images of Tingdene Homes’ Beach Retreats arriving at one of Darwin’s beautiful new parks we simply couldn’t wait to find out more.  

Darwin Escapes has 20 handpicked locations all over the UK, each offering a unique experience, but all with the same core ethos of creating memories that last a lifetime.The operator believes in making memories that last, taking time away from the daily grind to relax and have fun. That’s more than just words for Darwin, and translates to a really relaxing and enjoyable experience for the holidaymaker.  So, getting its next lodge option right in a way that surprises and delights the occupant is an absolute priority for a park group so focused on delivering the very best to its customers.

The Beach Retreats we spotted were arriving at their new Sandymouth Holiday Resort in Bude, so we thought we’d take a tour of these lovely lodges to find out what was behind their intriguing exteriors.

Read more...

New Model Review: Omar Sandringham

We take a look at one of Omar’s inviting luxury residential park home models, the Sandringham. Bella Brodie reports

MayFeature1

Followers of Omar will know that the Sandringham is a much-loved residential park home and one of the mainstays of the Suffolk-based company’s range. With a real touch of regal class to it, the Sandringham offers a traditional layout, tried and tested to work well, and an ultimately elegant exterior. It has recently received a refreshing new interior uplift to bring it right up-to-date without losing any of the original charms that have made it so popular. This beautiful, light and traditional park home is now set to continue as a firm favourite in the range, particularly if you love to see the outdoors from the comfort of your park home.

Much-loved retreat
The Sandringham takes its inspiration from the Sandringham in Norfolk, the much-loved country retreat of the Queen, and the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862.

King George V famously said of it: ‘Dear old Sandringham, the place I love better than anywhere in the world.’  

It’s said to be the royals’ favourite residence, boasting a friendly and informal atmosphere with a relaxed, countryside feel, as well as plenty of stunning vistas to enjoy.

Read more...