Not words you hear together very often, caravans have had the ill fortune of being perceived as slightly down-market. Not least because they are self-catered, in the mind’s eye of the public they are cramped, old, falling apart and somewhat pointless.
However, the latest designs from the manufacturers of caravans look set to change this perception for the better. They come in different sizes, with up to three bedrooms. They are stylishly designed, with new utilisations of space as appliances become smaller and more efficient. Caravans have aesthetically pleasing interior designs, drawing inspiration from various places like the seaside or the English countryside. The modernisation of the caravan is making caravan holidaying more luxurious.
The New Caravan
The Lodge from ABI Caravans is the latest in their new designs. It is really breaks the stereotype of boring caravans, with some of the fixtures and fittings better than you’d find in one of today’s apartments. From the outside it looks as though it belongs in the Swedish mountains, with a canopy overhang and a wooden feel. The internal ceiling is higher, making it feel roomier inside. The luxurious furnishings in the lounge include a suite, a cuddle chair, poppy patterned scatter cushions and matching curtains. With upholstered dining room chairs, a breakfast bar and appliances such as microwave, dishwasher and a separate room for the washing machine, this caravan has all the stylings and mod-cons of a hotel and more. Great as a base or to relax in for your holiday, this spacious beautiful modern caravan has everything you’ll ever need.
Whether you want a city break or a countryside retreat, there will be a static holiday park in the right location for you. If warmer climates are your thing then try Cornwall or Devon. The beautiful coastline and landscape along with great surfing (especially at Newquay) along with other water sports are a great draw for enthusiasts, and for those who prefer to stay indoors with a hot cup of something, Cornwall and Devon are famous for their delicious cream tea. Places like Wales and the Lake District are also great for outdoorsy types as they have great walks and cycle routes in stunning scenery and they often have great pubs at the end of them!
Rent or Buy
The great thing about caravans is that you can buy them, new or used, and put them in a plot in a holiday park, and visit whenever you like or book them in advance and rent them for a week or so. If you’re looking for used static caravans on sale, make sure you check for wear, tear and rust and such like. If you’re putting it in a holiday park, look for those who are members of Industry Trade Associations, The National Caravan Council and The British Holidays & Home Parks Association. These holiday parks comply with a Code of Practice to ensure customers are treated fairly. Do your research when looking at caravans, ask lots of questions about the caravan itself, and ask other caravan owners at the park to see what the owner is like.