NACO Blog

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  10 November 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Our NACO members, Neil and Julie Ambridge tell us what it’s like having a static caravan on Haven Wild Duck Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth

  09 November 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

My nomadic life

Guest writer Siobhan Daniels shares her adventures At 63 years old I am celebrating having spent three years of life on the road in my motorhome and I have never been happier, I have become the women that I always knew I should have been.

  13 October 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Introducing LIBERTY LEISURE GROUP

Introducing Liberty Leisure Group, one of the North’s leading providers of static caravans, holiday lodges and more. We are a family business that buys, sells, brokers, retails and trades an exceptional range of leisure homes.

  13 October 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Park Profile Broadlands Park & Marina

Dan Ellacott recently visited Broadlands Park & Marina, ideally situated for exploring the Broads. The sun was shining, the perfect day to see all that this beautiful park has to offer.

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Buying a park home...... things to consider.....

If you’re thinking about making the move from ‘bricks and mortar’ to a mobile home park it’s important that you do your homework. Critically though, if you are planning to live in a park home it’s essential that you buy on a full residential site.

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

BEST British Beaches...... Rhossili Bay, Gower

Rhossili Bay has been voted Wales’ best beach on numerous occasions, including a 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award... breath-taking!

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

The smallest room in the house

Big ideas for small spaces Travel and design writer Anna Hart on how to brighten up your caravan bathroom

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Caravan Storage Hacks

Monica Stott gives us some handy tips and tricks

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Our member – Jane Cotterill tells us all about her holiday home near Bakewell and gives us insight in to her and her husband Philip’s touring history and adventures.

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO MEETS.... Caraconnect Ltd

Dan Ellacott meets up with the managing director of Caraconnect Limited, Ian Bloomfield

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

THIS IS OUR LIFE

Scott and Driss give us an insight into what it’s like to live permanently in a motorhome

  15 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO Meets...... THE MAYFIELD GROUP

Dan Ellacott met with Martin Emery, Sales and Marketing Director, at their head office in Poole to learn more about the company, their products and services...

  15 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

ABI initiatives~ small changes to make a big impact

East Yorkshire manufacturer, ABI, has recently launched two new initiatives as part of its ongoing commitment to support its community, both locally and further afield.

  08 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Security Precautions

As we approach the colder months, many people will be thinking about the closed season and alongside winter weather precautions it’s important to consider what measures to take regarding security at your holiday caravan or lodge.

  01 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Energy bills - NACO REPORTS

Folk living in mobile homes are airing their concern over the uncertainty in receiving their £400.00 support payment towards Energy Bills.

  01 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

the POWER of the pen

“...it is a lot more difficult to deny the existence of a written agreement than a verbal one...”

  25 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Why use a Park Home Surveyor?

Nick Norrie of Business Subject II Survey Ltd Chartered Surveyors explains how it helps you have peace of mind when purchasing your residential or holiday park home or lodge.

  25 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Scenes from a South West Staycation

The good people at Victory Leisure Homes have shared with us their guide to leisure activities in the west of England. We hope it gives you some inspiration if you have a caravan or lodge in that region – or if you’re going exploring...

  25 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

INSURANCE SPECIAL: Storm Claims

In late 2021 and early 2022 the UK was battered by a variety of storms that caused significant damage along with some tragic loss of life

  25 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Price Guides 2022

Here is our 2022 holiday caravan price guide.

  24 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

People Power

In this article we will describe how a caravan owners' association my be formed, which will help you in discussions with your park owner particularly if you represent a 'majority vote' of the caravan and lodge owners at the park

  24 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Utility Crisis! How to check you are being charged fairly

As anyone knows by now, the rising cost of gas and electricity is making us all feel the pinch. It’ll affect holiday caravan and lodge owners differently to ‘household consumers’ as it will be your park owner dealing with the utility provider.

  24 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Campaigning issues......

Long-standing NACO members may well remember some of our campaigning over the years in our quest to establish fairer conditions for owners of static holiday caravans across the UK.

  24 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

SOLD! to the highest bidder.....Steve Munro investigates

The news that your park has been sold can come as quite a shock. In many cases there might be rumours of an impending sale, but in some, the first you hear of it is a letter from the new owners!

  21 July 2022 By Dan Ellacott

What To Consider Before Hiring Out your Static Caravan

A simple way to make profit is by using the tools you already have available. If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you’ve already considered hiring out your static caravan for a bit of extra income.

  01 July 2022 By Dan Ellacott

Do You Need Static Caravan Insurance?

In short, static caravan insurance isn’t a legal requirement like that of vehicle insurance, however most holiday parks require you to have it in order to keep your static caravan on their sites.

  24 June 2022 By Dan Ellacott

5 Steps to Reopening your Static Caravan

With the miserable days of winter finally behind us, it’s time to think about getting your static caravan ready to reopen for the summer months.

  20 March 2021 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Teän, Scilly Isles

In the spirit of 'social distancing' we thought that this may be a creative solution to avoiding any crowding issues! The Isles of Scilly are a cluster of picturesque islands 25 miles off the southwestern tip of Cornwall.

  22 February 2021 By Dan Ellacott

Unfair Terms Challenged!!

UPDATE!!!Are caravan park owners breaching consumer protection laws? (PART 2) - YouTubeUse this link to watch tonight! A really significant movement is developing for our industry and you all have the ability to get involved! On Wednesday e

  14 January 2021 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Home Review: The Prestige Homeseeker Lookout

Due to the restrictions we are still facing, it looks like we will be unable to make the annual pilgrimage North for what was the caravan show in Hull, but was set for a new location this year in Harrogate - deeply disappointing not to be able to meet our

  28 July 2020 By Dan Ellacott

VAT CUTS!!!

From the 15th July 2020, until 12 January 2021, the VAT rate for hospitality and tourism businesses has been cut from 20% to 5%, which means that restaurants, hotels and certain attractions will be able to reduce their tax on certain items.

  04 June 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Pitch Fee Refunds at UK Holiday Parks

Whilst we have been a little quite across our social media platforms and on our blog over the last couple of weeks that does not mean that we haven’t been doing anything.

  16 April 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Pitch Fees & Coronavirus...

We know that people have concerns about paying their pitch fees and meeting other financial obligations in relation to their holiday homes.

  19 March 2020 By Dan Ellacott

NACO & Covid-19 (coronavirus)

So, it seems that social distancing and self-isolation is paramount whilst not forgetting to look after our older generation too.

  19 March 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Parks & Covid-19 coronavirus

Park closures & open season delays We’re beginning to get a fair amount of contact regarding what happens if a park owner either closes the park or extends the ‘closed season’.

  01 March 2020 By Dan Ellacott

NACO - A Mean, Green Machine?

At our offices, we try our best to be conscious of our environmental impact, both at home and at work.

  26 February 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Home Review: The Swift S-Pod 6

Hello Holiday Caravanners! Here, I re-visit Swift and their new and inspired offering – The S-Pod 6 and the S-Pod 6 Escape.

  24 February 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020

Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020We’ve just got back from an excellent week at the NEC in Birmingham at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020.

  15 November 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Holkham Beach

This stunning-looking beach – easily one of the best-looking in the UK – would invariably be packed with visitors if it were more easily reached.

  20 September 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Is Static Caravan Insurance Obligatory?

Do You Have to Insure a Static Caravan? Ordinarily, there are no legal requirements to insure your static holiday caravan or lodge, however more often than not parks up and down the country will require you to have insurance as part of any contract or

  09 September 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Away Resorts Announce New Development...

Away Resorts have announced an exciting new development at their Tattershall Lakes park in Lincolnshire – their new pool area is set to open Easter 2020!The new outdoor heated swimming pool will feature all sorts of special extras – here&rsq

  08 September 2019 By Dan Ellacott

The Caravan and Holiday Home Expo 2019

The Caravan and Holiday Home Expo 2019!Another cracking show weekend at the Lawns in Cottingham, expertly directed by Teamwork Professionals.

  01 September 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Home Review: The Willerby Vogue Classique

Welcome and thank you for joining us for a rather special spotlight feature, we have kindly been invited to showcase the brand new 2020 Willerby Vogue Classique ahead of this year’s Holiday Caravan Expo.&

  16 August 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Are you heading to the Caravan and Holiday Home Expo in Hull?

Are you thinking of buying a new static caravan or upgrading when you visit the caravan and holiday home show on 7th & 8th September 2019? Here are our 5 top things to think about when buying a new holiday home or lodge..

  14 August 2019 By Dan Ellacott

AquaPlanet SUP Review

I’d eagerly awaited the arrival of my SUP which arrived quickly and was well packed.

  12 August 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Talacre Beach

Talacre Village in North Wales is set beside miles of world-famous golden sand dunes, an award winning beach, an RSPB nature reserve & Special Area of Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an iconic lighthouse (built 1776) most recently seen on TV in Dulux&#

  10 July 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Seven Sisters

Whilst the dominant aspect of this arresting coastline isn’t necessarily the beach itself, it has to be included in our list of top spots! The name ‘Seven Sisters’ refers to the seven peaks of the white chalk cliffs that dominate th

  03 May 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Relocation After a Sale

A common issue that our team has dealt with this year is relocation following a private sale of their holiday caravan.

  03 January 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Park Review: Polzeath Beach Holiday Park

We recently visited Michael Wonnacott at Polzeath Beach Holiday Park to take a look around his beautiful park situated on the North Cornwall coast…The holiday park is set in the village of Old Polzeath with its Post Office, shops, a local pub a

  04 December 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Park Review: Coghurst Hall Holiday Park

Clare Fraser from Coghurst Hall holiday park gives us the low-down on their beautiful park near Hastings in Sussex…“Coghurst Hall holiday park offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a wide range of superb leisure facilities and great

  01 November 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Park Review: Lanyon Holiday Park

Jayne Rielly from Lanyon holiday park gives us the low-down on their beautiful park near Redruth in Cornwall…“There are great views from Lanyon, you can watch the sun set over the ocean and spread across the sky from St Ives Bay.

  11 September 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Product Review: Aztec Windbreak

I’m not a windbreak specialist but some time ago at a little festival a friend of mine stuck up a couple of windbreaks.

  25 August 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Winter Weather

Winter weather? What? We’re having a heatwave….

  18 July 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Pitch Fee Increases

It won’t be long until pitch fee reviews are being undertaken and being sent out to caravan and lodge owners across the UK.