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Broadview Caravans Site In Lowestoft, Suffolk Sold

Broadview Caravans Site In Lowestoft, Suffolk Sold

Savills, on behalf of a private client, has sold Broadview Caravans, a six acre (2.4 hectare) development plot in Lowestoft, Suffolk, to Tingdene Group from a guide price of £750,000.

 

The park has permission for 55 static caravans, 15 touring caravans and camping boats alongside the Oulton Broad, a renowned boating river. Although long established, Broadview Caravans has not been used in recent years providing opportunity for a complete redevelopment. Amenities including mains water and electricity are installed on the site.

 

Richard Prestwich, associate director in the leisure and trade related team at Savills, comments: “Broadview Caravans has long been established as a caravan park and provides a blank canvas for the new own

The Osiers crowned Best Certificated Site for 2016

The Osiers crowned Best Certificated Site for 2016

The Osiers, a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site on the edge of the South Downs National Park, has been crowned the winner in this year’s Best CS competition by the Club.

The small five-‘van site, close to Chichester was awarded the prestigious title in recognition of the fantastic recommendations received from members who had camped on site.

 

Facilities on site include a modern wash block and a good mix of pitch types, perfect for all campers. Nearby attractions include West Wittering beach and Goodwood racecourse and motor circuit.

In addition to catering for up to five caravans and motorhomes at any one time, the site also welcomes up to ten tents. The Club operates a network of more than 1,500 Certificated Sites across the UK.

Private Gated Community Chooses Iseki Mower

Private Gated Community Chooses Iseki Mower

Ipswich, Suffolk (March 13, 2017) Shotwick Park, located in Chester, U.K. has taken delivery of an Iseki SXG326 cut and collect compact tractor mower to help maintain the eight-acre private residential area. European and U.K. Iseki distributor Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd. supplied the machine and local dealer, F.R. Sharrock Ltd., made the delivery.

 

Tony Kinkead has been the Estate Manager at Shotwick Park since 2000. Tony owns one of the 14 apartments on-site and maintains the land with the help of fellow gardeners Mick Williams and Paul Long.

 

Increase in bookings on Club Sites across the Midlands

Increase in bookings on Club Sites across the Midlands

The Camping and Caravanning Club has reported an increase in the number of people camping on its 19 Club Sites in the Midlands.

Star performing site is Crowden in the Peak District, which has reported a 33% increase in the number of pitch nights booked in 2016 compared to the previous year.

Across the region, the number of bookings increased on average 7% year on year.

Crowden is a small campsite at the northern end of The Peak District National Park, with 45 pitches and a good mix of pitch types available. There is also alternative accommodation in the form of camping pods. It’s the perfect base for striding out and exploring the stunning Pennine Way.

Colliers International Sells Manor House Park Caravan Park

Colliers Internation Sells Manor House Park Caravan Park

Real estate advisors Colliers International have sold Manor House Park in Allonby, Cumbria, from an asking price of £2.25m.
 
Acting on behalf of its longstanding private owner, Colliers sold the 5.5 hectare (13.7 acre) complex with 188 static caravan pitches, hard standing pitches for 20 touring caravans and bar and restaurant to Lyons Holiday Parks Ltd, its tenth holiday park in the North West.
 
Manor House Park has spectacular views and is located on the outskirts of the tourist village of Allonby in West Cumbria and in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the seaside towns of Maryport and Silloth.

Verdant Leisure raises over £600 for Charity

Verdant Leisure raises over £600 for Charity

Staff and holiday home owners at Verdant Leisure's Heather View and Kingfisher Holiday Parks in County Durham raised £601.50 for Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team. Staff and Holiday Home Owners from both parks took part in a six mile overnight expedition around the Durham Dales.
 
Heather View security warden, Paul Green, planned the route, organised transportation and recruited staff and owners to take part in the charity walk. The group of nine began their journey four miles north of Middleton at Huddeshope Valley and followed their planned route to reach the valley of Great Eggleshope for a challenging crossing of the stream before the final push on to the Hut.

Camping and Caravanning Club appoints new Chairman

Camping and Caravanning Club appoints new Chairman

The Camping and Caravanning Club has appointed its new Chairman, Mel Hill, replacing Anne Dearling, who previously held the position from 2014-16.
 

Mel, from Mexborough, South Yorkshire, was appointed by the Club’s National Council during its November 2016 meeting at the Club’s Coventry headquarters. Mel, a retired Construction Manager, has a long and rich history with the Club. After a short time away from camping and caravanning, he re-joined the Club in 1987. Since starting off as a tent camper at school, he moved on to frame tents, trailer tents and caravans - he now owns a Lunar.

 

Robert Louden MBE, the Club’s Director General, said: “Mel has camping and caravanning in his blood, and is a great ambassador for the Club.

Parkdean Resorts agrees £1.35bn sale

Onex Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire the North East-based Parkdean Resorts for £1.35 billion.

 

Onex is a large private equity firm based in Toronto, Canada. The transaction is anticipated to close in the first quarter of 2017, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.

 

 

Parkdean Resorts owns and operates 73 caravan holiday parks across England, Scotland and Wales, selling more than 500,000 holidays and short breaks a year. The company offers a wide range of accommodation, from caravans and camping pitches to chalets, apartments and lodges. Parkdean Resorts employs over 6,000 staff during the peak holiday season and is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead and Newcastle.

 

 

Nude snowfights, a micropig on a lead, and guests arriving by helicopter … caravanners share their stories

Nude snowfights, a micropig on a lead, and guests arriving by helicopter … caravanners share their stories

A dog sunbathing on a camping site is quite a normal sight compared to some of the stories here!

 

 

Nude snowfights, a man sitting on his chemical toilet under a tree in an orchard, and a variety of unusual animals being taken for a walk are just some of things seen by caravanners on their holidays.

 

On-trend light fittings adorn holiday parks across the UK

On-trend light fittings adorn holiday parks across the UK

An experienced lighting company is illuminating caravan parks across the UK with fun, fresh and colourful fittings to mirror the holiday experience on offer.

Chantelle Lighting, based in Nelson, Lancashire, has provided a range of light fittings, including its very own ranges, to holiday parks such as Blue Dolphin in Filey, Thornwick Bay, Primrose Valley and Hawkchurch Holiday Park.

 

Anthony Holly, managing director said: “Caravan and holiday parks are becoming much more modern and quirky, and, as such, need lighting to reflect this and also complement the interior as a whole.

Holgates scoops four awards

 Holgates scoops four awards

Staff at a South Cumbria holiday parks group are celebrating after winning four top environmental awards from TV botanist David Bellamy – and a chain of honour for their first-class loos. Four parks in membership of the Holgates group, including its flagship Silverdale holiday park, have received the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Award at its top gold level. Each park was subjected to an independent wildlife audit commissioned by Professor Bellamy, and judged to be making exceptional achievements in helping to safeguard the natural world.

Announcing the award this autumn, David Bellamy described Holgates as "fantastic flag-wavers for the causes of green tourism where nature is given the same VIP treatment as guests".

 

Eco-friendly Andrews at Caravan Club site

Eco-friendly Andrews at Caravan Club site

Two ECOflo 380 litre condensing direct fired storage water heaters from Andrews Water Heaters have been selected to provide an efficient and plentiful supply of hot water for the Caravan Club site in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The 115 pitch site was previously an independent caravan park and a £1.2m development programme was carried out in order to bring it up to The Caravan Club's renowned high quality standards.

 

Forest Holidays backs campaign to protect Barn Owls

Forest Holidays backs campaign to protect Barn Owls

Forest Holidays are pleased to announce that they are backing a campaign to protect barn owls with The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust by sponsoring their barn owl adoption packs.

The decline of barn owls is of national importance with low numbers of these majestic creatures being reported nationally. It is of the utmost importance that these numbers start increasing immediately - and Forest Holidays hopes to contribute to these efforts.

 

The loss of traditional nest sites, through barns falling into disrepair or being converted, makes it difficult for barn owls to establish a breeding courtship. Additionally, the decline of rough grassland habitat, increases the pressure on adult birds to find enough food to feed hungry young broods.

Work begins on new £200,000 touring caravan park

Work begins on new £200,000 touring caravan park

Work has begun on a new caravan holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

 

Morris Leisure is investing £200,000 in developing the new park for 36 caravan holiday home alongside its successful Ludlow Touring Park. The park has 135 pitches on a 20-acre site alongside the River Teme and A49 near Richards Castle, just a short bus ride from the town.