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What is your favourite thing about owning a park home or lodge?

I just love the welcoming people and the community spiritedness - 50%
The value for money of the homes and the lower living costs - 0%
The great location of my park and the fact that it’s so peaceful and secure - 50%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 19 Jan 2018 - 13:52

It's a real winter warmer

blogIt’s starting to get cold again. The nights are well and truly drawing in and the morning frost is not far away. But I’m not being maudlin about summer’s slow death - far from it! The winter months can be some of the most spectacular when you live in a park home community. There are lots of fantastic walking and cycling opportunities around the UK’s best parks but, if you’d rather hunker down and semi-hibernate for the coldest season, there’s even more to look forward to!

Many sociable park homers get together to arrange warming coffee mornings and the like, while indoor sports and hobbies like snooker, darts, rummy and the bingo come into their own. Then there’s the magnetic pull of Christmas and all that that entails. While the rest of the country may be fretting about placing their internet orders in time, or whether to take out that second credit card in time for the festive season, park home residents tend to do things differently. Having downsized, released some equity or paid off that mortgage, Christmas can be a bit less stressful. Park home residents are also a thrifty and resourceful lot who often get together to enjoy ‘olde worlde’ activities like making cards, wrapping paper - even the presents themselves. Amazon eat your heart out!

Most of these winter time activities are cheap, if not free, but one aspect of this time of year that most certainly isn’t free is the gas and electricity we consume. With most households’ bills on the rise again this year, while the value of the pound in your pocket depreciates, many of the oldest and most vulnerable in our community face a worrying period.

That’s where the knowledgeable specialists within the park home industry can help. Once again, we’re bringing you our unmissable A to Z of trusted industry companies to help get you through the winter.

Our essential guide to a whole range of experts that specialise in the park home and holiday home sector includes more products and services than ever for 2017! We have details of companies that can insulate the walls, roof or the underneath of your home, as well as suppliers who can provide you with the latest in energy-efficient boilers and heaters, and much more! You won’t find our directory anywhere else so turn to page 51 and get started.
Enjoy the issue!

coverAlexAlex Melvin




Alex Melvin, Editor

 November 2017 - buy it here

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