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What is your favourite thing about owning a park home or lodge?

I just love the welcoming people and the community spiritedness - 50%
The value for money of the homes and the lower living costs - 0%
The great location of my park and the fact that it’s so peaceful and secure - 50%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 19 Jan 2018 - 13:52

New Model Review: The Wessex Classic

If you’re after a lodge that really delivers on its name, then the Classic from Wessex will make the buying process a lot easier for you...


Already a firm favourite, as the name suggests, the Classic is one of the most popular lodges in the Wessex range, and will appeal to most buyers on a lot of different levels. This model exudes class and elegance, and can easily be personalised further with a few extra touches by any owner, if you fancied doing that, although it really doesn’t need it and will look just as lovely as it is.  

Never tire
That means it’s a lodge you’ll never tire of and will always look bang-up-to-date and inviting. Although fairly understated and unfussy, the colours in this version are really rather gorgeous, as well as bringing a touch of countryside charm to them.

Each room you enter simply pleases visually because they each have a clean and clear vibe - great for those who really want to unwind, rather than have all their senses stimulated by a busy décor. 


New Model Review: The Aspire Modena

One of the most stunning models to grace the luxury lodge marketplace in recent years, we uncover the jaw-dropping Modena from Aspire


With a team on board renowned for their experience and design excellence, Aspire was always set to dazzle in the design stakes, and the Modena is a perfect showcase for their talents.

The concept

From Canada to Europe, Aspire makes an inter-continental journey to introduce The Modena. Lonely Planet eulogise over this beautiful part of Italy - proffering “if Italy were a meal, Modena would be the main course”. Modena is justifiably proud to be the home of the Ferrari museum. Ferrari’s core values of ‘technological advancement, team spirit and client focus’, mirror Aspire’s own stated ethos; attention to detail, innovation and customer satisfaction. Just like Enzo Ferrari’s cars; the magnificent Modena’s beautifully crafted sharp edges and clean lines on the exterior are reflected internally - not only in the layout but also in the choice of finishes.


New Model Review: The Muskoka

Following its recent launch at the 2017 autumn Hull show, we take a look at a lodge from Aspire that looks set to become a firm favourite with buyers after a successful start.


Although the Modena was a big hitter at Hull, it stood proudly alongside another highly appealing version of Aspire’s very first lodge, the Muskoka. 

Designed as a target model for those looking for something extra special in the luxury lodge stakes, but within a more traditional footprint, the Muskoka’s décor and interior design gave an early indication of Aspire’s talent for interior design, creating lodges for casually sophisticated living that the occupants can enjoy in complete comfort and luxury. There’s no conflict between comfort, practicality and beauty with Aspire - and that’s evident in the Muskoka.

What’s in a name?
The stunning Muskoka is inspired by its namesake - a picturesque Canadian district with breathtaking scenery - consistently named as one of the best places to visit in Canada and the world by publications such as National Geographic and Readers’ Digest.

The official tourism homepage for Muskoka headlines its opening page with ‘Family Time in Muskoka’ and affectionately describes it as ‘Canada’s cottage country’.  Aspire has translated the feel of this beautiful part of the world into a lodge that has a tranquil and sophisticated feel.


New Model Review: The Hampton

The Hampton is the latest big hitting lodge from the Prestige & Homeseeker stable. Launched in September at The Lawns and Beaulieu shows, it proved to be a real draw…

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The Old English meaning of Hampton is ‘home settlement’, and one of oldest English settlements in continuous existence is Hampton Beach in Virginia, USA. For those unfamiliar with the area, Hampton Roads is one of the world’s largest natural harbours with miles of upmarket waterfront property and beaches. We think the Hampton lodge reflects that vibe as a coastal or harbourside apartment-style lodge, bringing it back to the UK where it would fit just as well on many parks.

The Hampton is built on a centre-lounge concept, with an open-plan living/dining area and kitchen. With bedroom suites at each end and a utility area to the rear, this is a layout that should work well. For Prestige & Homeseeker, this was tried and tested as a user-friendly layout with the Bowmoor centre-lounge lodge, which was well-received and well ahead of its time a few years back.   

A central lounge not only affords potentially magnificent views, given the right lodge location, but an additional element of privacy is offered to the bedroom occupants at each end, which adds particular appeal for the rental market. The only downside is that you need the right plot – but then on a park with a good view, the Hampton really will do it justice!


New Model Review: The Summerhouse

Bella Brodie runs the rule over the latest opulent offering from Wessex and finds out why it’s just perfect for beachside living and much more!

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Fresh and beachy with a free and easy spirit, the Summerhouse lodge is perfect for enjoying carefree days with friends and family.

The cool looking exterior clad in Coastline Canexel gives the feel of a fresh sandy day on the beach with a touch of cool ocean mist in the air; and tall, slender windows along with French doors to the lounge and master bedroom invite the outside in.
White panelled, semi-vaulted ceilings and partially panelled walls continue the fresh, beachy feel inside, while feature beams to the living space add character and depth. With a colour palette of cool whites and nautical blues, and simple contemporary reclaimed pine furnishings and crisp linen fabrics, this lodge has a wonderful style that you can’t help but relax in.

It’s not just the style, quality and feel of this lodge that make it special though. As you would expect from Wessex, original and unique features are in store.  

If you’re looking for a luxury lodge that will see guests coming back time and time again, the Summerhouse may just be the lodge you’ve been looking for!


New Model Review: The Butterfly Gold

Andrew Jenkinson runs the rule over an exciting home from industry newcomers Red Rose Park Homes, the 33ft x 22 Butterfly Gold

The Butterfly Gold

It seems that life never stands still at Red Rose Park Homes with husband and wife duo Violet and James Welch purposefully leading the company onto ever greater heights.

Red Rose’s factory is operating at full pelt right now, with orders coming through thick and fast. The Lancashire-based outfit specialises in refurbishing and building special bespoke mobile homes.

Sneak preview
PH&HC was permitted  a sneak peek at a few new Red Rose homes being launched at the upcoming The Lawns Show - put it this way, we can’t wait to see them finished!  Look out for more on that in next month’s issue in our show review.

So, having only seen the odd Red Rose model on a park (the company hasn’t been around long enough yet!) we were keen to check out one sited at Greenacres Park, a Lincolnshire site owned by the Willet family.

Greenacres is a developing park situated on the outskirts of the lovely town of Horncastle - a place that boasts all the essential amenities including a good few independent shops, as well as some well-known supermarkets.

The park’s roads were all due to be relaid a week after our visit, as site owner Ben Willet informed us. Greenacres is only a small park, but one that occupies a prime location. The park has begun to take on Red Rose homes and the site owners are sure to be taking more of the company’s homes over the coming months.