Introduction Our Surf Bay Leisure Buyers Guide has been created to help make your holiday home buying process as easy as possible. Our guide is packed full of independent & honest information that weâ€™ve gained over the past 100 years of being in the industry. Buying a holiday home is a fantastic way to spend time with family and friends, giving you the choice and freedom to holiday in a place that you enjoy at a time that suits you.
Sales Surf Bay Leisure are the largest distributors of holiday homes in the UK and supply to over 200 holiday parks across the South West, why not come and visit one of 3 sales centres to view our large selection of holiday homes.
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01837 680100 Surf Bay Leisure Dorset St.Andrews Road, Bridport Dorset DT6 3EX
01308 427444 Surf Bay Leisure Somerset Weston Road, Brean Somerset TA8 2RP
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Contents Introduction Step by Step Guide Devon
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Dorset & Hampshire
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Park Facilities Key Inland Park Coastal Park Indoor Swimming Pool Outdoor Swimming Pool Shop Launderette Play Area Games Room Bar Restaurant Internet Dogs Welcome Look out for these helpful symbols throughout our guide 3
Step by Step Guide Step One . . .
Choose a region
Making the lifestyle change to incorporate a holiday home into your busy lives can be very daunting but equally enjoyable and exciting. At this stage it is very important to choose which region of the South West you would like to make your continued holiday destination. Think about how far you are prepared to travel and what key factors you are looking for in the area itself.
Step Two . . .
Choose your park
Once you have chosen your preferred region, you will need to consider what facilities you will require from your park. Are you looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful, a retreat from everyday life or somewhere that caters for families who are looking for fun and freedom? Surf Bay Leisure has a close relationship with all of the parks in our guide and can provide you with information on each parks facilities and availability. Armed with this knowledge we recommend that you make a shortlist of the parks that meet your requirements. We can then organise for you to visit these parks in person to decide which one suits you best.
Step Three . . .
Choose your pitch
Now you have chosen your ideal park, it’s time to decide where you want to site your caravan holiday home or lodge, visit each pitch to sample the surroundings and view that you will have. Confirm and discuss the following:
• Site rental/annual costs • Pitch size restrictions • Caravan specification restrictions • License Agreement & site rules • Park opening times & facilities • Subletting & selling
Step Four . . . Choose your holiday home This is the most enjoyable part of the process! Now you have spoken to your chosen park and have all your pitch and holiday park information, you can go ahead and choose your own holiday home. All of our staff are fully trained and conversant with the holiday home buying process. We recognise that this is an important investment and decision for anyone to make and that’s why we offer impartial advice and guidance to ensure that you find the perfect holiday home. At this stage there are a number of questions to bear in mind:
• Who will be using the holiday home? • What size will you need? • How many bedrooms will you require? • Are there any essential features that you will require such as an en-suite bathroom, free standing furniture, double glazing or central heating? • Where do the windows need to be for you to take advantage of that fantastic view? With all of these things in mind, the next thing to do is come and visit us at one of our three Sales Centres in Devon, Dorset or Somerset and let us help you find your dream holiday home.
Step Five . . .
Place your order
Now that you have found your park and chosen your perfect holiday home, you will need to discuss a total price (including siting, connection & delivery) with the park owner who can then place your order! All payments for your order will be made direct to the park (payment options are available) who will also arrange delivery, siting & connection for you. As soon as this is complete, that’s it! Your fully furnished holiday home will be ready for you to move into so you’re able to escape from it all, to a place you love for many years to come.
Devon . . . â€˜An area of outstanding beauty & breathtaking countrysideâ€™
Devon A delightful mix of scenery, rolling countryside with small fields and hedgerows, villages with thatched cottages, churches on hilltops. Majestic rivers such as the Taw, Torridge and Exe, winding through wooded valleys full of wildlife, leading out to sea. Whether you are looking for family holidays, somewhere quiet to relax, or romantic weekends away, Devon has something for everyone. The rural idyl of south-east Devon with its red soil, rolling hills and picture postcard fishing towns such as Totnes, Salcombe and Dartmouth with its 16th century merchant houses. A landscape of farms and valley’s dotted with quaint old villages with their traditional pubs and inns. Another region worth a visit is North Devon, a popular family holiday location owing largely to its glorious coastline. A cluster of seaside and beach towns stretching from Clovelly with its picturesque cobbled streets & harbour to Port towns such as Bideford, with its white houses and tree lined quay to Westward Ho!, Croyde & Woolacombe and then Lynton where Exmoor meets the sea, provide both great scenery and some of Britain’s best surfing on blue flag beaches. Then there are the moors –This is the largest open space in southern England with its romantic beauty that is home to the Dartmoor & Exmoor ponies. Heather strewn moorland and broken, granite tors help to make the moors one of the most undiscovered places in England. But there is more to Devon than the rural Devonshire of holiday brochures. The county's two cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as rich in history as most in England and both retain certain treasures such as Exeter's Norman Cathedral and Plymouth's waterfront. Explore castles, gardens and Houses and what about the 180 miles of the Tarka Trail where you can walk or cycle till your hearts content? All of these features make Devon a popular holiday destination and the perfect place to own your own holiday home that you can escape to when you want to get away from it all.
Cornwall . . . ‘A land of mystery & legend’
Cornwall Cornwall’s unique culture, spectacular landscape, mild climate and not to mention being one of the sunniest areas in the UK, have long made this one of the most popular UK holiday destinations. There are lots of things Cornwall is well loved for; the dramatic coastline with its captivating fishing harbours, the spectacular beaches and the pounding surf that provide a natural playground for a variety of water sports, and then of course who can forget famous Cornish pasties and luscious cream teas? Cornwall’s beaches are unrivalled elsewhere in Britain for their beauty and variety. Beach towns such as Perranporth, Polzeath and Newquay are perhaps the best known and are also excellent surfing beaches offering some of the best surf in the UK. Also on the coast are some of the Duchy's most enchanting fishing villages and harbours; Looe, Portloe, Mevagissey, Tintagel, Cadgwith, Zennor and Mousehole are but a few. It's not just the villages that have something to offer those sightseeing, the towns (and city!) of Cornwall are rich in history and attractions of their own. Take Padstow with its picturesque harbour and Rick Stein’s restaurant, Falmouth - a working port and charming shopping town. Then there is Truro, the only city in Cornwall where the cathedral still dominates the skyline. Redruth offers plenty of history and is ideally situated for visits to both the North & South coasts. Penzance is one of the largest towns in Cornwall and has plenty to do and see. From the sub-tropical Morrab Gardens to the bustling fishing port of Newlyn, you should find something of interest. It is also here that you can take a day trip to the Isles of Scilly either by boat or helicopter, plus it’s within walking distance of Marazion and St Michaels Mount. With so many places to visit and so much to see and do, Cornwall is the perfect place to own your own holiday home.
WEST WAYLAND CARAVAN PARK This quiet family owned and run site offers clean and modern facilities for static caravans at very competitive rates. Set midway between Looe and Polperro with views down the Talland valley to the sea. With no swimming pools or entertainment the site caters for those looking for a quiet relaxing holiday that doesn't cost the earth. With easy access the site makes the ideal base for touring Cornwall's many attractions or exploring it's wonderful countryside and coastline.
Mrs B Whatty West Wayland Caravan Park, Looe, Cornwall. PL13 2JS
Telephone: 01503 264070 Summer Time (End of May â€“ End of September)
01503 262410 (Winter) 130
Somerset . . . ‘A magical blend of history & culture’
Somerset At the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a county complete with dramatic coastline, seaside towns, epic English countryside and historic places. Being described by the ancient Welsh Celts and the Saxons as the Land of the Summer People, Somerset is a county of captivating contrasts. Its coast takes in long, sweeping sandy beaches, seaside resorts, harbours and marinas, and the dramatic Exmoor coastline. Venture inland and youâ€™ll find a beautiful countryside full of protected landscapes, rolling hills, wild moorlands, ancient woodlands and wetland habitats, dotted with historic towns and villages. There are many attractions including the coastal towns, Exmoor National Park, the West Somerset Railway (a heritage railway), and the museum of the Fleet Air Arm at RNAS Yeovilton. There is also an extensive network of caves such as Wookey Hole and underground rivers and gorges, including the Cheddar Gorge and Ebbor Gorge. At the heart of what makes Somerset a fantastic place to visit is its distinctive culture and history that include willow and cider making, great local food & drink, the legends of Kings Arthur and Alfred and much more. The town of Glastonbury has its own mythical story with links to the Holy Grail, King Arthur and Camelot, identified by some as Cadbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort. Glastonbury also gives its name to the annual open-air rock festival held in nearby Pilton. There really is so much to see and do in Somerset, making it a fantastic place to own your own holiday home. Becoming a holiday home owner gives you the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends in a relaxed home from home environment. Turn your dreams into a reality and give yourself the holiday home that you deserveâ€Ś..
"ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY" . . . . NEW & QUALITY USED LUXURY HOLIDAY HOMES FOR SALE. 20 YEAR LICENCE AGREEMENT FROM NEW. Welcome to Oxenleaze Farm Caravans, a long established, small, exclusive country, picturesque, family owned and run Caravan Park where you will find REAL 'Peace and Tranquility' on Devon/Somerset borders close to Exmoor. NO CLUBS, BARS,OR BINGO.!!! Miles away from crowds, noise and traffic. New and Quality Used Luxury Holiday Homes for sale. All private owners. N0 SUB LETTING. SORRY, NO PETS. Ideal for couples. Car parking alongside. Coarse Fishing. Heated Indoor Swimming Pool. Country Walks. Abundant wildlife. Follow us on facebook.
OXENLEAZE FARM CARAVANS • CHIPSTABLE • WIVELISCOMBE • SOMERSET • TA4 2QH 161
Dorset . . . â€˜Stunning coastline, vibrant & colourful townsâ€™
Dorset Is a county of great beauty, a land of contrast and breathtaking scenery. The coastline stretches across some 140 kilometres from Lyme Regis in the west to Christchurch in the east, and offers a selection of some of the finest sandy beaches to be found in the British Isles. It is the perfect place to relax & unwind and explore the vast range of attractions and shops, not forgetting the markets selling fine local crafts and produce. For the more energetic amongst you, you can discover the amazing countryside on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Swanage is one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations, located in the south east of Dorset. It makes the perfect base for holidays as it is full of beaches, gardens, parks, museums and castles. Then there is Bournemouth that buzzes by day and night with everything from restaurants to live entertainment venues and a whole programme of events for every age group. The interesting town of Lyme Regis is situated at the intersection of Dorset and Devon where the rolling countryside drops into the sea. Lyme Regis offers an amiable climate, everlasting charm and excellent hospitality. For those of you that enjoy a bit of history, a drive or walk through Dorchester will show you many fine architectural examples from a wide range of periods. The town even retains examples of original Roman features, with areas of the original town walls and foundations from a Roman House near the County Hall. Five miles of England's best beaches dominate Poole, which is a truly beautiful place. It gives its name to Poole Harbour, which is one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Let’s not forget Weymouth & Portland if you’re looking for an award winning beach, relaxing strolls, local produce & top attractions. You’ll never be short of things to do in Dorset. Owning a holiday home here offers breathtaking scenery whether you want to get away for weekends, short breaks or holidays. Owning your own caravan holiday home or lodge is an ideal opportunity for you to enjoy home from home comforts, in a relaxed environment. 49
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Alston Farm Salcombe Andrewshayes Caravan Park Axminster Ashdown Caravan Park Seaton Beer Head Caravan Park Seaton Berry Barton Caravan Park Seaton Beverley Parks (Goodrington) Ltd Paignton Bigbury Bay Holiday Park Bigbury Blue Water Holiday Park Dawlish Bolberry House Farm Caravan & Camping Park, Salcombe Bona Vista Holiday Park Paignton Bovisands Lodge Estate Plymouth Bridestowe Caravan Park Okehampton Castle Brake Holiday Park Exeter Channel View Camping & Caravan Park, Lynton Coast View Holiday Park Teignmouth Cofton Country Holiday Park Dawlish Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park, Combe Martin Forest Glade Holiday Park Exeter Greenways Valley Holiday Park Torrington Harford Bridge Holiday Park Tavistock Hele Valley Holiday Park Ilfracombe Highfield House Caravan Park Holsworthy Holmans Wood Caravan Park Exeter Karrageen Caravan Park Salcombe Kennford International Exeter Ladram Bay Holiday Centre Budleigh Salterton Lady's Mile Holdiay Park Dawlish Langstone Manor Caravan Park Tavistock Lemonford Caravan Park Teignmouth Leonard's Cove Dartmouth Lufflands Caravan Park Holsworthy
Nicholls Nymet Holiday Park Okehampton North Morte Farm Caravan Park Woolacombe Oakcliff Holday Park Dawlish Oakdown Holiday Home Park Sidmouth Orchard Holiday Caravans Ltd (Manor Farm), Seaton Parkers Farm Holiday Park Newton Abbot Pennymoor Caravan Park Bigbury Romansleigh Holiday Park Barnstaple Sea Shanty Caravan Park Seaton Smytham Manor Caravan Park Torrington South Bay Holiday Park Brixham Southern Mill Caravan Site Salcombe Springfield Holiday Park Exeter Start Bay Caravan Park Dartmouth Stowford Farm Meadows Ilfracombe Surf Bay Holiday Park Westward Ho! Tarka Holiday Park Barnstaple Teignfield Caravan Park Teignmouth Wear Farm Teignmouth Webland Farm South Brent Welcome Family Holiday Park Dawlish West Down Farm Exmouth Widend Camping Park Paignton Woodovis Park Tavistock Yeatheridge Farm Caravan Park Crediton
CORNWALL 89 57
Boscrege Caravan Park Helston Bude Holiday Resort Bude Carvynick Holiday Park Newquay Chapmanswell Caravan Park Launceston Chiverton Park Truro Croft Farm Holiday Park Bodmin
Dinham Farm Caravan Park Wadebridge Eden Valley Holiday Park Lostwithiel Edmore Tourist Park Bude Franchis Holiday Park Helston Globe Vale Holiday Park Redruth Gnome World Caravan Park Newquay Gunvenna Caravan Park Wadebridge Harlyn Sands Holiday Park Padstow Heligan Park Holiday Park Mevagissey Hentervene Caravan Park Bude Higher Harlyn Park Padstow Juliots Well Holiday Park Camelford Kelynack Caravan & Camping Park, Penzance Kennack Sands Park Helston Kenneggy Cove Penzance Killigarth Holiday Park Looe Lanyon Holiday Park Redruth Little Bodieve Holiday Park Wadebridge Little Dinham Woodland Caravan Park, Wadebridge Little Trevothan Caravan & Camping Park, Helston Lower Polladras Touring Park Helston Lundynant Caravan Park Polzeath Meadow Lakes Holiday Park St Austell Monkey Tree Caravan Park Newquay Mother Iveys Bay Holiday Park Padstow Music Water Caravan Park Wadebridge Nancolleth Caravan Park Newquay Newperran Holiday Park Newquay Newquay View Resort Ltd Newquay Notter Bridge Park Saltash Oaklands Park Looe Padstow Holiday Park Padstow Padstow Touring Park, Padstow
Penrose Holiday Park Truro Pentewan Sands Holiday Park Mevagissey Pentire Haven Holiday Park, Bude Perran Springs Holiday Park Perranporth Perranporth Caravan Holidays Perranporth Polruan Holiday Centre Looe Polzeath Beach Holiday Park Polzeath Porthilly Caravan Park, Polzeath Retanna Holiday Park Helston River Valley Country Park Penzance Riverside Holiday Park Newquay Sea View Holiday Park Penzance Seagull Tourist Park Wadebridge Seaview International Holiday Park, St Austell Seven Bays Park Padstow Snowlands Leisure St Austell St Day Holiday Park Redruth St Ives Holiday Village St Ives St Maybn Holiday Park Wadebridge Sun Valley Resort St Austell Tamar View Holiday Park Callington Trekenning Tourist Park Newquay Trelawne Manor Holiday Village Looe Trelay Farm Park Looe Trenance Holiday Park Newquay Trethias Farm Caravan Park Padstow Trehiggey Holiday Park Newquay Trevella Caravan & Camping Park Newquay Trewince Farm Holiday Park Wadebridge Trewiston Farm Caravan Park Wadebridge Treworgans Holiday Park, Newquay Treyarnon Bay Caravan & Camping Park, Padstow
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Upper Lynstone Caravan & Camping Park, Bude Valley Caravan Park, Polzeath West Wayland Caravan Park, Looe Widemouth Bay Caravan Park Bude Widemouth Fields Bude
Beachside Holiday Park Berrow Beeches Holiday Park Watchet Bowdens Crest Caravan Park Langport Brean Down Caravan Park Brean Brightholme Holdiay Park Brean Bucklegrove Caravan Park Cheddar Carefree Holiday Park Weston-Super-Mare Cheddar Bridge Touring Park Cheddar Coast Caravan Park Clevedon Country View Holiday Park Weston-Super-Mare Cripps Farm Caravan Site East Huntspill Diamond Farm Caravan Park Brean Dolphin Caravan Park Brean Dulhorn Farm Caravan Park Weston-Super-Mare Edithmead Leisure & Park Homes Edithmead Happy Days Holiday Park Brean Hazelwood Caravan Park Weston-Super-Mare Helwell Bay Holidays Watchet Holiday Resort Unity Brean Home Farm Holiday Centre Watchet Kinnoul & Pinmoor Caravan Park Brean Lakeside Caravan Park Burnham-on-Sea Meadow Lee Park Weston-Super-Mare Merrybee Caravan Park Brean Netherdale Caravan & Camping Park, Bridgewater Newcombe Caravan Park Burnham-on-Sea
Northam Farm Brean Ocean Lodge Holiday Park Brean Oxenleaze Farm Caravans Wiveliscombe Porlock Caravan Park Minehead Purn International Holiday Park Ltd, Weston-Super- Mare Quantock Orchard Holiday Park Taunton Rose Farm Holiday Park Burnham-on-Sea Sandy Glade Holiday Park Burnham-on-Sea South Somerset Holiday Park Ltd Chard Southfield Farm Caravan Park Brean St Audries Bay Holiday Park Watchet Summerhaze Caravan Park Brean Sun Valley Caravan Park Weston-Super-Mare Sunningcrest Caravan Park Brean Swallow Point Caravan Park Weston-Super-Mare The Burrows Holiday Park Brean The Paddocks Brean The Retreat Caravan Park Burnham-on-Sea The Warren Caravan Park Brean Three Acres Caravan Park Burnham-on-Sea Warren Bay Holiday Village Watchet Warren Farm Holiday Centre Ltd Burnham-on-Sea West End Farm Caravan Park Weston-Super-Mare Westhill Farm Caravan Park East Huntspill Westward Rise Caravan Park Brean Yellow Sands Holiday Park Brean
DORSET 185 5
Beaulieu Gardens Holiday Park Christchurch 186 6 The Bull Inn Caravan Park Dorchester 1877 Chesil Vista Holiday Park Weymouth 188 Clay Pigeon Caravan Park Dorchester 189 Cove Holiday Park Portland
Dolphins River Park Charmouth 1 Durdle Door Holiday Park 191 Wareham 3 Eype House 192 Bridport 193 Gorselands Caravan Park West Bexington on Sea 194 Golden Cap Caravan Park Dorchester 195 Graston Copse Holiday Park Burton Bradstock 196 Herston Leisure Swanage 197 Highlands End Holiday Park Bridport 198 Hook Farm Caravan & Camping Park, Lyme Regis 199 Larkfield Caravan Park Burton Bradstock 200 Lyons Gate Caravan Park Dorchester 201 Manor Farm Holiday Centre Charmouth 202 Meadowbank Holidays Christchurch 203 Merley House Holiday Park Poole 204 Monkton Wyld Caravan Park Charmouth 205 Newlands Holidays Charmouth 206 Old Coastguard Caravan Park Burton Bradstock 207 Osmington Holiday Park Weymouth 208 Pebblebank Holiday Park Weymouth 209 Sandyholme Holiday Park Weymouth 210 Seadown Caravan Park Charmouth 211 Swanage Bay View Caravan Park Swanage 212 Swanage Coastal Park Swanage 213 Tanglewood Holiday Park Ltd Poole 214 Timbervale Caravan Park Lyme Regis 215 Treetops Caravan Park Wareham 216 Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park Swanage 217 Ulwell Farm Caravan Park Swanage 218 Warmwell Caravan Park Weymouth 219 Waterside Holiday Park & Spa Weymouth 220 Westhayes Farm Caravan Park Lyme Regis 221 White Horse Holiday Park Weymouth
Wilksworth Farm Caravan Park Poole Wood Farm Caravan Park Charmouth
Carrington Park Milford-on-Sea Deers Leap Caravan Park Ringwood Downton Holiday Park Milford-on-Sea Forest Edge Country Park St Leonards Hurst View Caravan Park Lymington Kingfisher Caravan Park Gosport Oakdene Forest Park St Leonards Riverside Caravan Park Hamble Sandy Balls Holiday Village Ringwood Shorefield Country Park Milford-on-Sea Southsea Leisure Park Southsea
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Cheverton Copse Holiday Park Sandown Fairway Holiday Park Sandown Sandhills Holiday Park Bembridge Waverley Park Holiday Centre Cowes
Beach Park Leisure Lancing Briar Cottage Caravan Park Chichester
Coombe Caravan Park Salisbury