Editor Alex Melvin gets excited about your bumper April issue

Buying a park home   
Everything you need to know about buying a home at your fingertips

Andrew’s anecdotes   
Caravanning expert Andrew Jenkinson rummages around his archives for more classic stories and images!


contents20Park of the year 2017   
Enter our quest to find the UK’s premier park site and you could win a great cash prize!

Southwaite Mill Park, Cumbria    
Andrew Jenkinson admires the beauty of the Cumbrian Lake District at this attractive residential park home estate

Park people: Takeley Park, Herts   
Park home pair Elaine and Keith Rainbird were in the same year at school, dated each other at 18 and have just celebrated 50 years of marriage! We celebrate their story

Is this the home of the future?   
Berkeleyparks has teamed up with Pathfinder Homes to create an innovative flatbed home that feels like a brick-built bungalow, while also providing easier access for residents. We visit New Park, in Devon, to see for ourselves…


The Tingdene Barnwell   
We take a look at a residential model which has been doing barnstormingly well for Tingdene Homes! Bella Brodie reports

The Wessex Hideaway   
The iconic Hideaway, with its instantly recognizable façade, has set the bar in the luxury lodge market for many a year. This new incarnation, which maintains many of its original features but with a contemporary twist, further strengthens its status

A hat-trick of happy home owners   
If you’re looking to buy a residential home or lodge, you’re sure to have many different things on your checklist. Bella Brodie finds out more about Sovereign Park and Leisure Homes – a company that can deliver on all fronts!

Show highlights from the NEC   
We saw some belters at this February’s NEC show! Here’s our run through of the best and most memorable from the Birmingham event


Free hardy fuchsias worth £30!   
These beautiful blooms will brighten up your park home garden as they gleam like jewels throughout summer. Get yours today!

Step into spring!   
The winter can feel like it goes on forever at times! Now the colder months are behind us, we can all start to look forward to longer days, lower bills and more time exploring the great outdoors. Here’s how to make the best of it…

Your home essentials   
A range of top products for your park home

A question of trust   
Are you having problems with unauthorised hawkers and cold callers on your park home site? If so, here’s our simple three-point guide, explaining your legal position when it comes to stopping the rogues, plus giving some advice on choosing a trader you can trust

News, views and advice

Five pages of park news from all around the United Kingdom

Your views, plus our great Sudoku puzzle and home maintenance cartoon strip!

Money matters   
Steve Rowe brings you some great cash saving tips and advice

LEASE: pitch fees   
Pitch fee changes can often become something of a bone of contention between park and home owners. The Leasehold Advisory Service explains when, and by how much, the charge should be applied


Buying a holiday home    
Everything you need to know about the buying process explained

Holiday news   
Two pages of information and issues from around the UK

A ground-breaking home
A brand-new boutique style lodge concept that could change the face of holidays in the future has arrived. We review the TriBeCa

The Club that’s here to help   
We find out more about the benefits of owning a holiday lodge or caravan home on a Club Holiday Homes site

North of the border   
Andrew Jenkinson reflects on a busy and exciting Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show, which took place this February at the SECC in Glasgow

In association with Tingdene Parks, we’ve relaunched our 32-page compendium of park home living. We’ve got buying tips, legal advice, real life stories and lots, lots more!