holiday homes

Willerby reveal three new models: The Rowan, Castleton and Forest Grove

Willerby Castleton bathroom

Willerby were keen to show off three brand new models at the recent Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show – and CEO Peter Munk hailed the show a success.

Peter said:  "This has been a very exciting show for us as we have launched three new homes, including the Rowan from our bespoke range; this is a fantastic addition to our offering and visitors at the show were able to take a look first-hand at the unique and spacious design on offer. 

“Thousands of people visited the show across the six days, and we were thrilled to welcome visitors to our stand to explore the model first-hand. We're looking forward to helping make holidays more relaxing for families across the UK."  

HERCMA Beaulieu 2019 – Southern Trade Show and Holiday Caravan & Residential Park Home Show

Beaulieu - HERMCA logo

This HERCMA event takes place on the Beaulieu estate in the New Forest, Hampshire.

This is the main caravan holiday-home show for the south of England and features many of the “static” models already seen at The Lawns – over 150 – but no touring caravans (or motor caravans) are displayed.

Southern Trade Show - 26th September

Holiday Caravan & Residential Park Home Show - 27th to 29th September

See the HERMCA website for more details. HERMCA logo - Beaulieu

A New Visitor Centre for 2019

Visitor Centre at Tingdene Homes

With the year drawing to an end, we are beginning to start work on a very exciting 2019. Our team has spent the last few months developing designs for a new range of park homes and holiday lodges. To adequately showcase the innovative and ground breaking new ranges, the decision has been taken to renovate the Tingdene Visitor Centre. 

The centre, launched in 1984, is the only indoor park home and holiday lodge showroom in the UK. Few big changes have been made since it opened its doors over 30 years ago making this a very exciting time in Tingdene’s development. 

Holiday home manufacturer’s models are ‘better than houses’

Rob Lawrence (L) and Phil Parks (R) of Willerby

Editor Victoria Galligan spoke to Willerby product managers Rob Lawrence and Phil Parks about the success of the company, and its new-for-2019 models…

Based in Hull and employing more than 1,000 people, Willerby recently announced year-on-year sales growth of 12.7%. Here, the product managers explain what goes on behind-the-scenes at the firm’s innovation division, and why the brand is (after 70 years) the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges.

Willerby announces second trade show at Crealy Adventure Park

Willerby Waverley kitchen diner

Market-leader Willerby, and leading distributor Southern Counties Leisure have announced they will host the second ever joint holiday home show on the 2nd - 7th October.

After the success of its launch last year, the show will take place once again at Crealy Adventure Park in Exeter, where Willerby will unveil its  2019 collection of holiday homes, lodges and park homes. The homes on show will include brand new models such as the Linwood & Waverley holiday homes, and is the first opportunity for members of the public in the South of England to see the new models.

Latest innovations and holiday homes were unveiled alongside Park Homes by Willerby

Latest innovations and holiday homes were unveiled alongside Park Homes by Willerby

Last weekend (8th- 9th September) Willerby launched the 2019 collection at The Lawns in Cottingham.

Despite the wet weather, the crowds turned out in their thousands with over 17,500 guests stopping by to view the new collection from the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges.

In a first for the company, this year Willerby revealed its brand new Park Homes by Willerby collection which launched in May this year with three brand new models. Those on display at the show were the charming Charnwood and dazzling Hazlewood both set within Willerby’s beautiful English rose themed garden.

Victory outperforms expectations at Cottingham show

Victory Leisure Homes - Peter Nevitt at the Cottingham Parks Lodge and Caravan Show

by Nick Glaves

Leading East Yorkshire caravan manufacturer Victory Leisure Homes outperformed expectations at this year’s Cottingham Parks Lodge and Caravan Show, after concerns Brexit might dampen the market.

Managing director Peter Nevitt, who has more than 40 years of experience in the industry, said he thought show attendance and overall spend would be down, due to continued turmoil in the UK’s political landscape.

But Mr Nevitt’s fears were allayed from the very start of the show, when the company immediately began making sales.

Park owners and operators were particularly impressed with Victory’s latest lodge model, the Cézanne, which launched at the show and racked up a solid number of orders. 

Survey of holiday park sector – your last chance to take part!

caravan, holiday homes, survey, holiday parks

Many Caravan Industry readers will be aware of the major research being carried out this year into the impact of the holiday-park sector on the UK economy, funded by the Economic Impact Research Group (the BH&HPA, the Camping and Caravanning Council, the Caravan and Motorhome Council and the NCC).  Both individual parks and groups in all four countries have been contacted by the EIRG to encourage them to take part – as with all research, the more information gathered, the more robust will be the output!  

Such a UK-wide survey has not been done before and the report will be of significant importance not just to the sector as a whole, but potentially also to individual parks when applying for planning permission.  

Leisure Resorts set to shake up the self-catering market

Leisure Resorts set to shake up the self-catering market

Luxury holiday park specialists, Leisure Resorts, launched a brand-new development in the Yorkshire Dales this May Bank Holiday.

Showcasing the brands’ 5-star stance, the opening represents their first foray into the burgeoning lodge rental market, with a £12 million investment creating the Yorkshire Dales’ newest and arguably the most luxurious holiday destination, with the creation of 35 jobs. The level of investment, one of the largest in the area for decades, will also support in driving tourism to the region.

Five-star rating for caravan insurance provider

Caravan insurance Caravan Guard’s Director of Relations Neil Menzies

A specialist caravan insurance provider, Caravan Guard and Leisuredays, have scored the maximum five-star rating from independent research company Defaqto for yet another year. 

Defaqto, which rates, compares and analyses financial products, bestowed its highest honour to Caravan Guard’s tourer policy and Leisuredays’ holiday caravan insurance, in recognition of their highest standards of cover available in today’s caravan insurance market.

Caravan Guard’s touring caravan policy has been five-star rated since 2011 and Leisuredays’ holiday caravan policy for the last four years.