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‘Tis The Season To See If Caravan Life Is For You

  • 14th Nov 2014

‘Tis The Season To See If Caravan Life Is For You

Residential park homes Allens Caravans are a wonderful investment. The lifestyle they offer is one of leisure and relaxation, with nearby activities and onsite facilities to suit all tastes. What’s more is that their stunning rural locations and natural backdrops make residential caravan parks somewhat of an escape or oasis.

Deciding to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of daily life can be a big decision though. Appealing as the prospect of a peaceful residential caravan park might be, you need to be sure you are making the right choice, both in terms of specific park location and caravan life in general.

Now, if you already love the idea of caravan life, you will probably have experienced it in the form of a caravan holiday. It can be difficult to imagine living in a caravan environment as a full-time investment, particularly if you are basing this on a caravan holiday.  It is best to try and spend some time in a caravan at all times of the year and throughout the seasons for a full picture.

No doubt, hazy summer days and carefree adventures are bound to paint an idyllic picture of life in a park home, but what about in the bleaker months? Will you still love your location when the trees are covered in snow instead of leaves? Will you be happy bundled up in your caravan instead of wandering the Cotswolds? What about basic practicalities; where is the nearest doctor, dentist, grocery shop? These are all things that need to be considered before you commit to a residential caravan. Check out for gorgeous holiday parks in the UK!

Visiting a residential park and viewing the homes in autumn and winter will give you the realistic view of park home life you need, enabling you to make an informed decision. In fact, we’d recommend you use the colder seasons as a time to test whether or not caravan life is for you. Ensuring this is what will be right for you all year round, or whether you’d be better with a holiday home to enjoy in the summer months.

Here are some tips for you to take on board when visiting Allens residential caravan parks this winter:

Check out the community

The sense of community is one of the best things about living on a residential park, so you need to make sure your chosen park suits your personality. If you prefer a slower pace of life, but the park you’re looking at has big events for all and sundry, you’d probably be better off looking for a quieter park. Similarly, if you like big celebrations and the park you’re visiting at Christmas hasn’t organised a single thing, it probably isn’t the park for you.

Take in the scenery

Everything looks beautiful in the summer, but if you plan on living at the park all year long you will need to see it in its “worst” light, so to speak. If you are still in love with a location after seeing it on a miserable November day, when all the trees are empty and there’s sludge and mud along the country lanes, you will love it unconditionally once you move in.

Observe the condition of the caravans and onsite buildings

Just like the natural world looks its best bathed in sunlight, so does the architectural world. When you go to buy a bricks and mortar house, you are advised to do so on a grey or wet day. This is so you can spot any drafts, damp or problems that would otherwise be disguised by sunshine and clement weather. The same approach goes for a residential park home. If you want to see any potential flaws with the caravan or indeed, with the park’s facilities and onsite buildings, you need to observe them on a dull day. If you do highlight any issues then, you will need to question whether or not they are a one-off or whether they reflect the overall care taken at the park. View are stunning parks here!

These are just a few of the things to watch out for when visiting prospective park homes this autumn and winter. Of course, there will be 101 things to think about, but to see the park in its rawest and organic form, you need to see it in the worst lighting possible. So get out and about and start planning your tours; ‘tis the season to see if caravan life is for you.

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