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Best of British touring & holiday parks group

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HAVING a holiday home of your own, whether you choose a caravan or a lodge, makes it so much easier to relax and get away from the day-to-day pressures of the busy world we live in. 

You can choose from a wide variety of park locations for your holiday home and, importantly, you can go there whenever you choose (subject to park open dates).

Holiday home ownership provides you with the freedom not to have to plan ahead and make advance bookings.

Your own holiday home provides you with an ideal retreat to enjoy your free time throughout the year.

Modern holiday homes and lodges are manufactured with your comfort in mind, and provide you with all home-from-home comforts, including central heating, double-glazing, well-thought-out, fully fitted kitchens, and all the appliances you would expect. 

People from all walks of life enjoy having their own holiday home on a park – from families with young children, to young couples, and grandparents who want a holiday base to use with their grandchildren.

Whether you are looking for a holiday base for the family, a rural escape, or a base from which to enjoy your favoured leisure activity, there will be a park location to suit your needs.

There are annual charges payable to the park, which vary from location to location.

Details of costs can be obtained from the park(s) you are interested in, as can details of finance companies that will be able to provide you with competitive quotations, if required.

When you are looking for a park to purchase your relaxing bolthole, consider choosing a member of Best of British, a marketing group of 54, 5-star holiday parks (including touring parks and those providing caravan holiday homes and lodges for purchase).

All Best of British members are committed to providing customers with the highest levels of quality and customer service. 

Visit www.bob.org.uk for details of member parks, or contact the Best of British office for a brochure.


PARK INFO

Best of British, PO Box 28249, Edinburgh EH9 2YZ Email: [email protected]  Website: www.bob.org.uk


SOUTH WEST ENGLAND


Beverley Park
Located in the English Riviera, this family-run park offers excellent facilities. With bar meals, nightly entertainment, indoor/outdoor heated pools, spa, sauna, gym, tennis, crazy golf, children’s room and letterbox trail, there is plenty on offer for all the family. Beverley Park is also close to many picturesque beaches.

Beverley Park, Goodrington Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7JE Tel: 01803 661976 Email: [email protected] Web: www.beverley-holidays.co.uk

• Pitch fee £3,651
• Open all year
• No pets allowed


Highlands End Holiday Park
Ideally situated 500 metres from a lovely, unspoiled beach, Highlands End Holiday Park is on the cliff-top, overlooking a sweeping Lyme Bay. The Heritage coastline offers splendid walking, with exceptional views, largely over National Trust land and farms. There is a fully licensed bar with a wide choice of bar food. There is also a shop, and a tourist information point.

Highlands End Holiday Park, Eype, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6AR Tel: 01308 422139 Email: [email protected] Web: www.wdlh.co.uk

• Pitch fee £3115-3427
• Open 18 March to 6 November
• Maximum 2 dogs allowed on the park


Oakdown Country Holiday Park
Oakdown is 2011 AA South West Regional Campsite of the Year. Sidmouth’s multi-award-winning park is landscaped into groves, with floral displays. For nature lovers, Oakdown’s Field Trail leads across meadows to the world-famous Donkey Sanctuary. The park lies within the World Heritage ‘Jurassic Coast’. Oak Mead Family Golf offers an excellent pitch-and-putt, and refreshments in a reception/café.

Oakdown Country Holiday Park , Gatedown Lane, Weston, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0PT Tel: 01297 680387 Email: [email protected] Web: www.oakdown.co.uk

• Pitch fee – Contact park for details
• Open 18 March to 6 November
• Contact park for pet policy


Sandy Balls Holiday Centre
Nestling in a glorious estate in the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls is the ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The award-winning centre sits in the heart of 120 acres of park and woodland. You can take a woodland walk, hire a bike, enjoy a session in the gym, or a family swim in one of the two pools, or go horse riding through the forest. For quieter pursuits, you can try fishing for trout in the River Avon.

Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, Godshill, Fordingbridge, The New Forest, Hampshire SP6 2JZ Tel: 0845 2702248 Email: [email protected] Web: www.sandyballs.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2818
• Open all year
• Well-behaved dogs allowed


Seaview International Holiday Park
This 5-star family-run park offers superb sea views and plenty of facilities, including an outdoor heated pool, barbecue areas, tennis, and pitch-and-putt. There are heated toilet and shower blocks, and the Sea Breeze Café has free WiFi. A well-stocked park shop and a launderette complete this multi-award-winning site.

Seaview International Holiday Park, Boswinger, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6LL Tel: 01726 843425 Email: [email protected] Web: www.seaviewinternational.com

• Pitch fee £2100-2500 (CHH), £2800 (Lodges)
• Open 9 April to 29 October
• Well-behaved pets allowed


Sun Valley Holiday Park
This family-run, 5-star quality in tourism park sits in 20 acres of beautiful grounds in a quiet wooded valley a mile from the sea. Sun Valley Holiday Park is centrally located, making it an ideal base from which to explore the splendid beaches, hidden coves and quaint harbours of Cornwall. Facilities include a bar/restaurant, pets’ corner, indoor swimming pool, shop, tennis courts, outdoor play area, and ballpool area.

Sun Valley Holiday Park, Pentewan Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6DJ Tel: 01726 843266 Email: [email protected] Web: www.sunvalleyholidays.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2000
• Open all year
• Well-behaved pets allowed


Wood Farm
Wood Farm lies on the Dorset/Devon border, an area famous for its rugged coastline. Tranquil villages nestle in hidden valleys. Walkers are spoilt for choice, with stunning coastal views or rolling inland vistas. Activities include a superb indoor swimming pool, tennis court, coarse fishing lake, and indoor/outdoor play areas.

Wood Farm, Axminster Road, Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6BT Tel: 01297 560697 Email: [email protected] Web: www.woodfarm.co.uk

• Pitch fee £1989
• Open 1 April to 30 October
• Well-behaved pets allowed


Woodovis Park
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Woodovis Park was Holiday Park of the Year in the Devon Tourism Awards. This tranquil haven has a wealth of activities on its doorstep. You can enjoy visiting quaint Devonshire villages, beautiful Dartmoor and National Trust properties galore, or get active with hiking, biking, tree-surfing, canoeing and horse-riding. Stunning beaches are also within easy reach.

Woodovis Park, Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8NY Tel: 01822 832968 Email: [email protected] Web: www.woodovis.com

• Pitch fee £2200
• Open 25 March to 29 October
• Well-behaved pets allowed


SOUTH EAST ENGLAND

Broadhembury Caravan and Camping Park
This beautiful park, set in delightful Kentish countryside, offers a perfect holiday location. There is a large, quiet, ‘adults only’ area and excellent amenities, including centrally heated showers and full disabled facilities. For younger visitors, the large children’s adventure playground ‘under sevens’ area, sports field, games room and television lounge will keep them happy for hours. Whether your holiday is long or short, relaxing or active, you will find there is plenty to do. Broadhembury is ideally situated for visiting the historic city of Canterbury, and there are lots of pretty villages and historic towns to choose from.

Broadhembury Caravan & Camping Park, Steeds Lane, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN26 1NQ Tel: 01233 620859 Email: [email protected] Web: www.broadhembury.co.uk

• Pitch fee £3000
• Open all year
• Dogs allowed (other pets by arrangement)


Quex Caravan Park
Quex is a picturesque, level and partly wooded park, with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere. A grocery shop and laundry are provided for the convenience of visitors. The lovely sandy beach at Minnis Bay is only two miles away, and the leisure and sporting activities at Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Sandwich are all within easy reach. A log cabin houses washing and shower facilities, and there is a children’s play area to keep the youngsters occupied. The park covers 23 acres, and totals 42 pitches. Features include WiFi internet connection, café, information desk, and nearby golf and horse-riding. The fascinating Quex House museum and gardens adjoining the park are well worth a visit.

Quex Caravan Park, Park Road, Birchington, Margate, Kent 01843 841273 Email: [email protected] Web: www.keatfarm.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2525
• Open 7 March to 7 December
• Well-behaved pets allowed on lead


CENTRAL ENGLAND

Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield is a tranquil, picturesque, family-run park created for the discerning caravanner and exclusively for adults (over 21 years). It is an ideal base for exploring historic Shrewsbury, Heart of England, Ironbridge museums and mid Wales. We have an a la carte restaurant for those intimate special occasions, indoor  swimming pool/steam room, and fly and coarse fishing pools. Park-and-Ride to Shrewsbury is a five-minute drive away. The park is graded English Tourist Board
5-star excellent and AA 5 Pennant. There are luxury holiday homes for sale and hire.

Beaconsfield, Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4AA Tel: 01939 210370 Email: [email protected] Web: www.beaconsfield-farm.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2300
• Open all year
• Well-behaved pets allowed


Oxon Hall Touring & Holiday Home Park
This award-winning, 5-star park is set in attractive, undulating, tree-fringed land close to Shrewsbury town centre, and is well situated
for visiting Ironbridge and the Welsh Marshes. Facilities are maintained to the highest standards, and include a fully centrally heated toilet and shower block. There is also a well-stocked accessory and food shop. Three pubs/restaurants are within walking distance, and a unique benefit is the adjacent park-and-ride service to Shrewsbury.

Oxon Hall Touring & Holiday Home Park, Welshpool Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 5FB Tel: 01743 340868 Email: [email protected] Web: www.morris-leisure.co.uk

• Pitch fee – Contact park for details
• Open all year
• Contact park for pet details


Poston Mill Park
In the breathtaking beauty of Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, you will find a haven for relaxing and recreation at Poston Mill Park. With a restaurant and farm shop on site, you can choose to simply sit back and relax, or take a leisurely walk along one of the many footpaths from your doorstep. For fun, you can try your hand at the 9-hole pitch-and-putt golf course, play in the games areas, or try your hand at fishing on the River Dore, which runs alongside the park. With a bus stop on the doorstep, it is possible to explore the towns of Hay-on-Wye or Hereford.

Poston Mill Park, Peterchurch, Golden Valley, Hereford HR2 0SF Tel: 01981 550225 Email: [email protected] Web: www.bestparks.co.uk

• Pitch fee £1850-2070 (depending on pitch)
• Open all year
• Well behaved pets allowed


NORTHERN ENGLAND

Newbus Grange Country Park
Situated between the pretty villages of Neasham and Hurworth, Newbus Grange Country Park is a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. If you arrive and want to do nothing but relax, you will not find a more beautiful place to do it in. Simply listen to the songs of the birds and the breeze through the trees. There is private fishing, and top-quality golf courses nearby. This
5-star park is also ideally located for exploring the magnificent Yorkshire Dales and Teesdale moors, with exceptional country and river walks right on your doorstep. The park is also only three miles from the A1 and A66, and is within easy reach of the market town of Darlington.

Newbus Grange Country Park, Hurworth Road, Neasham, Co. Durham DL2 1PE Tel: 01325 720973 Email: [email protected] Web: www.newbusgrangecountrypark.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2035
• Open 18 January to 3 January
• Pets allowed (not dangerous breeds)


Ord House Country Park
Ord House is situated in north Northumberland’s ‘Secret Kingdom’, two miles from the Scottish border and one-and-a-half miles from the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. North East Tourism’s Caravan Holiday Park of the Year in 2010, we are 5-star English Tourism rated, have award-winning toilet and shower blocks, and hold the David Bellamy Gold award for conservation. Good local food and a selection of fine wines, beers and spirits are served in the clubhouse. The park and facilities are graded Category 2, in the National Accessibility Scheme. There is a post office and village shop nearby.

Ord House Country Park, East Ord, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2NS Tel: 01289 305288 Email: [email protected] Web: www.ordhouse.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2450 (CHH), £3534 (Lodges)
• Open all year
• Pets allowed (not dangerous breeds)


Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate
Set in picturesque, unspoilt countryside in the heart of the magnificent Lake District, with all its many attractions, Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate offers visitors a tranquil, yet accessible, retreat from the hurly-burly of modern life. There are breathtaking views over fell, lake and an abundance of woodland wildlife. The park’s natural features – especially in the meandering shallow beck – are even more popular with children than our specially designed adventure play areas! You will find a warm welcome upon your arrival at Park Cliffe, plus peace, comfort and fresh air aplenty in this most beautiful of locations.

Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate, Birks Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3PG Tel: 015395 31344 Email: [email protected] Web: www.parkcliffe.co.uk

• Pitch fee £3175 (CHH), £3700 (Lodges)
• Open 1 March to 13 November
• Well-behaved pets allowed


Riverside Caravan Park
The park has been owned and managed by the Marshall family since its development from a green field over 40 years ago. A secluded, level park on the banks of the River Wenning, it is situated in beautiful countryside, yet within walking distance of the small market town of High Bentham. This family-friendly park with a great adventure play area is set on a hillside and with an indoor games room. If you enjoy walking, there is plenty to enjoy both from the park and in the local area. There is also an 18-hole golf course and horse-riding nearby.

Riverside Caravan Park, High Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7FJ Tel: 015242 61272 Email: [email protected] Web: www.riversidecaravanpark.co.uk

• Pitch fee £1800
• Open 1 March to 2 January
• Dogs and cats allowed


Wild Rose Park
Set in the Eden Valley, Wild Rose Park is a multi-award-winning 5-star family park, with views across the Pennines ensuring a tranquil stay. Facilities include a well-stocked shop (seasonal), and a licensed restaurant with take-away, which is open all year (limited hours in low periods). With areas specially designed for touring and camping, and holiday home hire new for 2011, there is something for all at Wild Rose Park, with easy access to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Wild Rose Park, Ormside, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria CA16 6EJ Tel: 017683 51077 Email: [email protected] Web: www.wildrose.co.uk

• Pitch fee 2808 (CHH), 3063 (Lodges)
• Open all year
• Well-behaved pets allowed


SCOTLAND

Aberlour Gardens Caravan Park
This David Bellamy Gold award parkland site, set within the Victorian walled garden of Aberlour House, offers a place to relax and enjoy the varied birdlife, or take in the surrounding countryside on one of numerous walks. It is situated just 500 metres from the River Spey.

Aberlour Gardens Caravan Park, Aberlour on Spey, Moray AB38 9LD Tel: 01340 871586 Email: [email protected] Web: www.aberlourgardens.co.uk

• Pitch fee £1334
• Open 1 March to 28 December
• Well-behaved pets allowed
 

Brighouse Bay Holiday Park
Award-winning Brighouse Bay is one of Britain’s finest environmental parks. This wildlife haven has extensive nature trails, its own sandy beach and an all-tide spillway. Amenities include a licensed shop, bar and bistro, and indoor pool.

Brighouse Bay Holiday Park, Borgue, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TS Tel: 01557 870267 Email: [email protected] Web: www.gillespie-leisure.co.uk

• Pitch fee – Contact park for details
• Open all year
• Contact park for pet details


Coastal Kippford (The new face of Kippford Holiday Park & Kipp Forest Lodges)
With over 25 acres of high-quality landscaping, the park is partly set around granite outcrops and specimen trees. Touring and camping pitches are located on level areas, with hire caravans and lodges on higher ground. Coastal and forest walks start at the park.

Coastal Kippford, Kippford, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire DG5 4LF Tel: 01556 620636 Email: [email protected] Web: www.coastalkippford.com

• Pitch fee - contact park for details
• Open all year
• Well-behaved pets allowed


Riverview Caravan Park
This friendly, family-owned park borders a beach and championship golf course, yet is only five minutes from village shopping. The park is maintained to an exceptionally high standard, and enjoys magnificent views across the River Tay. It is an ideal touring base, giving the perfect environment for both relaxation and outdoor pursuits.

Riverview Caravan Park, Marine Drive, Monifieth, Angus DD5 4NN Tel: 01382 535471 Email: [email protected] Web: www.riverview.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2,000
• Open 1 March to 31 January
• Pets allowed


Trossachs Holiday Park
This 40-acre park has 45 exclusive touring pitches on south-facing landscaped terraces. This is the perfect location from which to explore Scotland’s first National Park and an AONB.

Trossachs Holiday Park, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3SA Tel: 01877 382614 Email: [email protected] Web: www.trossachsholidays.co.uk

• Pitch fee £1680 (CHH), £2445 (Lodges)
• Open all year
• Well behaved pets allowed


WALES

Cenarth Falls Holiday Park
The Davies family offer a warm welcome to their pretty, well landscaped, award-winning park on the edge of the village of Cenarth, with its famous salmon-leap waterfalls. The park is ideally located to explore the many delights of west Wales, with lovely beaches and spectacular coastal scenery. You will be greeted with award-winning toilets and showers, and there are caravans and cottages for hire. Cenarth Falls boasts a luxurious health and leisure complex, with fitness suite, pool, spa, sauna/steam rooms, and bar serving meals. There is also an outdoor, unheated pool and play area for the children.

Cenarth Falls Holiday Park, Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion SA38 9JS Tel: 01239 710345 Email: [email protected] Web: www.cenarth-holipark.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2716
• Open 1 March to 12 December
• Well-behaved dogs allowed


Home Farm Caravan Park
Winner of the AA Campsite of the Year for Wales 2010, the park is situated in an elevated, secluded setting, with landscaped gardens and private hedged touring pitches providing a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, from which views can be enjoyed across farmland, the sea and the mountains of Snowdonia. The park is close to several sandy beaches and delightful coastal walks. You will find immaculate centrally heated facilities, with indoor/outdoor play areas and an extensive dog walk. The park has direct access off the A5025 coastal road.

Home Farm Caravan Park, Marianglas, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales LL73 8PH Tel: 01248 410614 Email: [email protected] Web: www.homefarm-anglesey.co.uk

• Pitch fee £2100 (CHH), £2800 (Lodges)
• Open from 25 March to 31 October
• Well-behaved pets allowed


Plassey Leisure Park
AA Wales Campsite of the Year 2011, a truly unique experience awaits both couples and families to Plassey Leisure Park. Enjoy the various handmade crafts, or dine in the Shippon Restaurant in the beautiful Edwardian buildings; sample our own real ale; or have homemade cream teas in the gardens, with panoramic views over the Dee Valley. For the active, there is a 9-hole golf course and clubhouse, luxury swimming pool, and wonderful nature walks. Award-winning facilities include deluxe, all-weather, fully serviced pitches, and luxury centrally heated amenities.

Plassey Leisure Park, Eyton, Wrexham, North Wales LL13 0SP Tel: 01978 780277 Email: [email protected] Web: www.plassey.com

• Pitch fee £3594
• Open 11 February to 6 November
• Well-behaved pets allowed


This was published with the May 2011 issue of Park & Holiday Homes. To order a copy of Park & Holiday Homes please click here

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