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Buying a park home - advice and benefits

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Some home values don’t change. Home comforts and the kitchen’s role as the hub of the home are factors that are just as important today as they were generations ago. Choosing park home living enables a refocus on those values

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The value of home

If living with Covid for two years did one major positive thing for us, it encouraged us all to focus on home values. Specifically, how much we value the comfort, cosiness, security and happiness of where we live. And how important our homes are as our happy places – as the springboard to all other activities that make us happy.

This emphasis on home provokes some thoughts and questions. Are you living in your ideal location? Is your home ideal for you? Maybe you don’t now need to live where you are living. Maybe you’re contemplating retirement, so a change in location may be tempting. Maybe you’re already retired, so free from the constraints of needing to live near to your work location. Do you dream of making a fresh start, in a new location, in a new home with everything contained within it, on one price ticket? Park home living answers all of those needs and a lot more besides.


The benefits of moving to a park home

A move to a park home can net you a good sum of money to spend on holidays, perhaps; you can generally make a financial gain by selling a bricks and mortar house and buying a park home, depending on the house prices in different areas. And, of course, all park homes are bungalow-style so, if you want to eliminate stairs, a park home is perfect. Although new-build bungalows are hard to find, park homes are definitely not; there is a vast choice of styles waiting to be discovered. The benefits of buying a park home are many…

Choosing your forever home takes a lot of research and a lot of time. Park and Holiday Home Inspiration magazine, and the array of information on this website, are great places to start. While you are considering a new home venture, and evaluating the things that are important to you in making your choice for your next move, it’s fascinating to look back into history, at changing times – and some values that don’t change…


Different times, same values

Generations ago, home was, of course, regarded as much more a hub of family or couples’ lives than amid the hectic, fast-moving lifestyles of the 2020s. Home cooking, in particular, was central to everyone’s existence, with, stereotypically, a ‘housewife’ in charge of all kitchen activities.

The values of home and cooking (though not, perhaps, the ‘housewife’ role as it was then defined!) are just as important today as they were in long-bygone eras. The famous reference book, Mrs Beeton’s All About Cookery, published in the 1920s, refers to changing times and how cookery styles were radically altered by the need for economy, and the rise in popularity of ‘impromptu meals’. It begins with a sentence that contains ‘the world has travelled with vast strides’.

Although the ‘vast strides’ in the book is a passing reference to the changes to kitchen affairs brought about by the First World War and the demise of servants, the resonance with vast changes today links with the influence that Covid brought to our lifestyles, refocusing our time and attention on home. And that has brought about a re-emphasis on the importance of home, home comforts and home values…

The kitchen inside one of the homes by Oakgrove

(Photo courtesy of Oakgrove)

Inside one of the homes by Wessex

(Photo courtesy of Wessex)


Buying Your First Holiday Home - 2022 special edition

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What does home mean to you?

With a move to park home living comes the chance to reimagine our connection with ‘home’ and what exactly that word means.

What do you want from a home? What’s important to you? The images in this feature should give you some ideas about the sort of park home that you may like. A super-luxury shower room? Perhaps a study? A utility room? A kitchen with an island unit? Maybe a lounge that’s totally separate from the dining area and kitchen? A walk-in dressing room? Oh – and maybe stunningly modern exterior styling, too!

There’s a huge variety of types and styles of park homes, as the images that feature here show. Happy home hunting!


Buying Your First Holiday Home

Buying your first holiday home

The guide is packed with expert advice and information to help readers buy the right holiday home for them. It provides details on the latest holiday homes and lodges from leading manufacturers including Willerby, Omar, Regal, Tingdene, Pemberton and Victory. It also includes a section on parks, to guide holiday home buyers on the best choice of park to suit them.

Instant access is available through our digital partner, Pocketmags.

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About Park & Holiday Home Inspiration magazine

Park and Holiday Home Magazine

Park & Holiday Home Inspiration magazine is the best guide to finding, buying and living in your perfect park or holiday home. The magazine is ideal for both the budding buyers to be, or for those who have been living the life of luxury for years.

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