More homeowners using equity release to buy luxury lodges

Salop Leisure

A growing number of customers are taking advantage of equity release schemes to help them purchase a luxury lodge holiday home, reports a Shropshire and Mid Wales caravan dealership.

Salop Leisure, which has sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, say many homeowners are deciding to unlock some of the wealth they have built up in their home to invest in a luxury lodge or caravan holiday home at a park of their choice.

This method of buying a holiday home is becoming increasing popular with retired people who are looking for all the financial options available to them.

Doctors urged to prescribe camping and caravanning to treat stress

Salop Leisure

The managing director of a multi award-winning caravan dealership, Salop Leisure, believes doctors should be prescribing camping and caravanning as an alternative to medication for stress related conditions.

Mark Bebb from Shrewsbury-based Salop Leisure has welcomed a pledge by Government's new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, o reduce people's reliance on 'unsophisticated drugs'.

The comments came after it was revealed that 7.3 million people in the UK were given antidepressant drugs last year and 70,000 of them were children. Mr Hancock plans to give GPs alternatives and pledged to expand schemes to treat patients with mental health problems through social activities.

Innovate your holiday park with a new MUGA


A family holiday is something to cherish and more often than not, creates lifelong memories and family bonds. 

It’s a time when work emails and the stresses and strains of everyday life can be parked to one side to focus on playing games, swimming, building sandcastles and just enjoying quality time together. 

As a result of this we are seeing an increase in demand from holiday park operators who want to create more multi-use games areas (MUGA) and informal sports areas to innovate other areas of their parks as well as providing additional facilities and services a family can enjoy together in the fresh air. 

Part Exchange could help your sales get a move on

Part Exchange could help your sales get a move on

The recent softening of the housing market is unwelcome news, particularly to park home operators who often have to rely on their customers being able to sell their existing home first. Sale delays are frustrating and harmful to cash flow, which is why may park operators now see Part Exchange as being a valuable tool in their sales kit.

Part Exchange has grown increasingly in popularity over the last few years, and not just because of the sluggishness of the housing market. Silverbridge Properties, one of the UK’s leading providers of part exchange schemes to the retirement and park home sectors, argues that, for many homeowners, PX is also the simplest way to sell their property.  

Gin gang gets green light for growth

Northside Farm

PLANS for a popular Northumberland wedding venue, Northside Farm,  to transform a derelict gin gang on its site have been given the green light and forms the first stage of a 12-month £100,000 investment plan.

Northside Farm in Horsley is devoting £50,000 to restore and renovate the 19th century circular building into a unique ceremony room before releasing another self-funded £50,000 earmarked to secure additional luxury accommodation on its glamping site which currently boasts ten timber wigwams with amenities.

Countryside capers at Kielder

Kielder Water & Forest Park’

Countless famous writers have praised the beauty, calm and restorative effects of the countryside on the human spirit.

And in this gloriously hot summer, even here in the cooler North East, where better to enjoy some peace than in our own idyllic surroundings?

The Heritage Lottery-funded Living Wild project at Kielder aims to bring Kielder Water & Forest Park’s amazing wildlife and countryside to life for visitors and residents, helping them enjoy, learn, share and immerse themselves in nature whilst also contributing to the long-term protection of the area’s special animals and plants.

Park gives Lancashire fare fans a real reason to celebrate!

Moss Wood caravan park

Locally-made popcorn, pies, and pale ales were among a smorgasbord of tasty treats served up at a Lancaster holiday park's recent celebration of Lancashire produce.

Hundreds of visitors attended Moss Wood caravan park in Cockerham for the one-day event in July which was supported by food and drink producers from across the county.

Families tucked into free samples of produce made in the region by mainly smaller family-run businesses, much of which is also "exported" outside Lancashire to UK-wide customers.

Salop Leisure targets further improvement after Swift dealership award

Salop Leisure targets further improvement after Swift dealership award

Shropshire-based Salop Leisure has pledged to continue improving customer service standards after being voted the large touring caravan dealership of the year by the Swift Group.

The company, which has sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, collected the award last week but has no plans to rest on its laurels.

Marking the end of the second year of Swift’s Approved Dealer Programme, launched in September 2017, the annual awards recognise the accomplishments delivered by dealers. The programme is built around eight customer-centric key performance indicators which are monitored throughout the year.

Saniflo Solutions for Caravan Parks

Saniflo Solutions for Caravan Parks

Today, caravan parks all over Britain are looking for simple, innovative solutions to help them adapt to modern times and make best use of their facilities, whether it’s replacing old facilities or adding new ones, or maybe even you’re looking for a drainage solution for a brand-new caravan park. The good news is that the process can be made easier, by selecting the right products for the job. Ann Boardman, Saniflo UK Head of Marketing and Product Development, explains how. 

How to keep your water tank in your caravan clean

Total Water Solutions

An often-overlooked part of caravan ownership is maintenance, especially in the vehicle’s water tank, says Total Water Solutions. Keeping it clean prevents a variety of illnesses and hygene problems, many of which can stay undetected until they’re a much more significant problem.

Total Water Solutions have brought you this guide on how to keep your water tank in your caravan clean.

Cleaning the water