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Relax. Explore. Experience.

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T O P ET ER BU L L R E S O R TS Holiday home ownership is a dream of many but at Peter Bull Resorts we are making that dream a reality with our affordable range of holiday homes and three perfectly located holiday parks on the North Coast of Cornwall. Whether your idea of holiday heaven is a slice of rural tranquillity, the buzzing outdoor scene or a traditional family friendly getaway our parks could offer you the chance to enjoy easy limitless holidays, all year round. We offer a full range of modern holiday homes including luxury lodges and high end caravans, providing you with the perfect base from which to relax, explore and experience your new Cornish lifestyle.


16 Resort profiles

Owner Interviews




Living the Cornish lifestyle

Do it all at Newquay View, perfectly placed for relaxation


Subletting your holiday home


Fun for all the family


Buying your dream holiday home


Bude Experience the Cornish lifestyle with a restful retreat in Bude

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Widemouth Escape to the great outdoors at Widemouth Fields

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Publisher Andy Forster 07711 160590 Copyright © 2018 Peter Bull Resorts. All rights reserved. Peter Bull Resorts provides the information contained in this document to stimulate thought and discussion. We work hard to ensure that the information presented is accurate at the time of publishing, but you should take independent advice before acting on any information presented. No part of this document can be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Peter Bull Resorts. All material is acted upon at the reader’s risk and, whilst every care is taken, Peter Bull Resorts and the publisher will not accept liability for loss or damage.

Lifestyle features 14


Pemberton Marlow


Willerby Skye



Willerby Clearwater

Practicalities 21

ABI Harrogate Superior craftsmanship

Interiors Features that create a true home from home

Sumptuous and substantial


Exploring on two feet Great Cornish walks with perfectly placed lunchtime pub stops

Style and charisma Luxury living space

As the sun goes down We visit our favourite beaches and the best sunset spots

Willerby Aspen Elegance personified

Commercial Director Jonathan Perkins 07587 072706



Owner benefits Holiday home benefits and our buying process


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Do it all at

NEWQUAY VIEW From sunrise walks along the beach to gazing out at the view from your patio, glass of wine in hand, Newquay View is perfectly placed to relax, unwind and enjoy some serious R&R. It also offers hop-skip-and-a-jump access to some of the UK’s best watersports beaches and is just a short stroll from vibrant Newquay town centre and close to UK-surf-capital Fistral Beach. Assistant Park Manager Lydia Harbour has been welcoming visitors to Newquay View since October 2016. She loves the team at the park because they always look after each other and the guests. She says: “Our staff always go the extra mile. We offer a warm welcome to all our guests and it’s our duty to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing experience with us.”

On-site stars Facilities and activities at Newquay View are plentiful, including a well-stocked shop, a launderette and indoor pool with sauna and steam room. There’s also a heated outdoor pool that’s open for dips and dives from May until mid-September. For the active, Blue Surf school offers private surf lessons and equipment hire for all ability levels. The on-site café is a great place to refuel with a coffee and a cake and there’s even a brand new luxury hair and beauty salon for 2018.

Lydia added: “Relaxing with family and friends in the Porth Venue Bar and Restaurant is always a treat with some delicious food options available, and kids love the amusement arcade and two outdoor play areas.” “Families can also enjoy entertainment 7-days-a-week from April to October, including Panto night, meeting Surfing Sami, bingo, quiz nights, music and cabaret evenings. And if that’s not enough there’s also a host of kids’ activities on offer during school holidays including archery, Nerf War, clay modeling and t-shirt decorating.”

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Location, location Located just minutes away from Porth Beach and within easy reach of six more beautiful bays, at Newquay View you’re perfectly situated to douse your toes in the water at some of North Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches. Lydia recommends beach walks (or beach days!) on stunning Watergate and Porth as must-do experiences. Newquay airport is a short drive away and there’s easy access from well-connected Newquay train station too.

Year-round holidays With lots of options to purchase your own little piece of Cornwall, from caravans to Luxury Lodges, there are many regular visitors to Newquay View and a laid-back, community vibe that’s welcoming and easy to slot into. Lydia says: “Owners benefit from use of all the facilities on site and can purchase with low finance rates. The on-site team handles all the maintenance and management, there’s no council tax and the option to sublet if you wish. The resort is open all year round so we have lots of regular visitors.” Dogs are welcome too, with dog friendly fields available on the park as well as lots of options for walkies in the surrounding countryside.

Exclusive owners’ area Holiday homes and lodges in Newquay View Resort can be purchased on the main park or in the exclusive owners’ area: Porth Valley Retreat. This area is set at the back of the park and none of the units here are let out to holidaymakers. The spacious plots in this area all come with their own car parking space and Phase Two has just been completed with brand new plots to choose from.

Five to try nearby • Roll downhill in a giant inflatable ball at Cornwall Zorbing park. • Venture across the short footbridge for an adventure on wildlife-rich Porth Island to spy oystercatchers and explore the rockpools. • Check out the sundowner sessions at Lusty Glaze Beach featuring the likes of Morcheeba, Razorlight and Guy Garvey. • Learn to swim, dive and pose like a mermaid with Freedive UK. • Hang ten in the famous Atlantic surf with our own Blue Surf School.

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A restful retreat at

COASTAL BUDE Dig out your flippers, find your flip-flops and dust off your walking shoes. Our Bude resort is ready and waiting with private access to the South West Coast path, spadeloads of local beaches, and the coastal resort of Bude right on your doorstep. It’s the perfect place to kick back and soak up the calming Cornish lifestyle. Group Resorts General Manager Allister Wilson has worked in holiday resorts since his parents purchased their first one on Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula in 1963. He’s worked for Peter Bull since last November, and he believes the north coast of Cornwall is the best place to stay in the UK. “I’ve only moved out of Cornwall once, to Kent, but I quickly came back,” he says, “I believe the north coast is the perfect location because it offers so many beaches, lovely coves and beautiful scenery. Our Bude park is perched in a great spot to enjoy the very best of the North Coast scenery, hospitality and laid-back lifestyle.”

A perfect break come rain or shine The entire holiday park industry has undergone a dramatic change in recent years, moving away from touring and camping visitors. At Bude, Peter Bull have invested heavily in the infrastructure of the park to support this change. That means there are a host of new static caravans and luxury lodges to choose from. Allister explains: “What we’re doing at Bude is moving away from a more razzmatazz bucket and spade holiday and towards a restful retreat for couples, the older

generation and families who want to get away to a more peaceful holiday.” Our Bude park is impeccably located for walkers and dog walkers with access through the fields and directly onto the coastal clifftops for stunning scenic views. You’re also just moments from Bude’s links golf course with its fast, undulating greens and a stone’s throw from the sports centre, soft play area, stately homes and lots of options for fishing, cycling and surfing.

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Kick back with (or without) the kids There’s plenty to enjoy in Bude where great customer service and a relaxed pace come as standard. “We’ve recently spent over £70,000 on our club and created a brand new café space to give a facility where adults and children can enjoy a quiet pub feel in the evenings.” Allister says, “We also offer entertainment at weekends and throughout the summer season. One thing my dad always taught me about holidays is when you look after the kids you keep the adults happy – and that’s something we all believe in at Peter Bull. We find at Bude that we have a lot of grandparents who bring their grandchildren for a break and we very much cater for the whole family.” The park has an award-winning heated outdoor pool that’s typically open from May until September, whilst the walk into Bude itself is an easy ten minutes. From sandy beaches to great cafes and arcades, the town offers lots of traditional seaside family entertainment and treats.

Five to try nearby • Tee off with a view and enjoy a round of golf at Bude and North Cornwall golf course. • Hire an electric bike to help with the hills and pedal a canal and coast or farms and villages route from Bude Bikes. • Embrace your inner Robin Hood with a session at Red Elk Archery. • Play till your drop in the rain at The Venue where you’ll find activities for all ages from soft play to ten-pin bowling. • Go puffin (and seal) spotting on a day trip to unspoilt Lundy Island.

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Escape to the great outdoors at

WIDEMOUTH FIELDS Switch down a gear and experience life in the slow lane at Widemouth Fields, where you’ll find yourself surrounded by wide open spaces and jaw-dropping scenery. Located just a mile from the nearest beach and five miles from the village of Bude, this is a Cornish coastal retreat you and your family will return to again and again. Park Manager Robyn Blackford says the smaller size of this Peter Bull holiday park means all ages can rely on personal service. From helping customers with power cables when they’ve forgotten them, to providing dog treats for your best friend, the staff here go above and beyond to make your visit ultra-special.


Simple pleasures

Robyn has worked at Widemouth Fields for three and a half years and says in the past six months it’s undergone a transformation. “We have recently refurbished the facilities block and added luxury lodges and glamping pods,” she explains. “ A small stream running through the middle of the site and new raised rustic flower beds and palm trees all add to the aesthetics of what really is a stunning place.”

The site is perfectly located just off the Atlantic Highway and offers easy access to rugged clifftop and countryside walks. It’s also just a mile away from the golden sands of Widemouth Bay and less than five miles from Bude.

A brand new children’s play area, complete with climbing rocks, balance logs and a dish rope swing is proving very popular with younger guests and the cosy bar area has been renovated too — all part of a £750,000 investment into raising the quality of accommodation and facilities.

Robyn says she never gets bored of the cross-country views across the rolling hillsides or of the stunning walks that spread out in every direction from the site. She recommends planning a day out to conquer Cornwall’s highest peak – Brown Willy, visiting ancient villages like Altarnun and Advent, or stepping back in time to hunt for King Arthur with a trip to magical Tintagel — all within easy reach of this well-located park.

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A touch of class The new landscaping has also created 22 spacious new plots, each with spectacular views as standard. The new luxury lodges at Widemouth Fields offer the chance to own your own little piece of this laid-back lifestyle. Robyn says: “They’re all furnished to a very high standard and can have decking and high-standard integrated appliances.”

Sister-park access Owners and guests at Widemouth Fields are also given free access to the Peter Bull sister park at Bude with a more lively atmosphere and a range of entertainment on offer at weekends and in-season. There’s also an award-winning outdoor heated pool from May to September for visitors to enjoy.

Five to try nearby • Dip your toes in at a different beach every day for a week (or more!). • Leap off a cliff and into the waves with high adrenalin coasteering along the beautiful coastline. • Cycle or walk the scenic coastal path from Widemouth to Bude Canal and back again. • Wild swim in the plunge pool at the base of a 60-foot waterfall at St Nectan’s Glen. • Sample the excellent English sparkling wine at Camel Valley vineyard.

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June says “We didn’t go down to buy the luxury lodge. But Chris spotted it and you know how it went – ‘Oh, go on, let’s just have the keys and have a look inside’. So we did and that was it then!”

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Enjoy the Cornish lifestyle

AT YOUR LEISURE Enjoying the relaxing Cornish lifestyle was high on Chris and June Roden’s list of priorities when they began looking for a place to get away from their busy home lives. With ten acres of land and two businesses to run at home in Worcestershire, as well as grand-parenting duties, the chance to escape to a less frantic pace was key. They initially looked at the Peter Bull site in Bude, June recalls: “A friend of Chris’s had a place on the site in Bude and we happened to be talking to him. So that’s what brought us looking. “We chose Widemouth because it’s less busy. The Bude site accommodates children better but we wanted something quieter. So the team at Bude said take a look at Widemouth Fields and it was the lodge really that we fell in love with. It’s all very well looked after with lovely grounds and just perfect for us to relax.” June also says the site is very easy to reach, conveniently located right off the Atlantic Highway, “On a good day we do it under three hours which is good for us,” she says.

A luxury retreat Chris and June’s luxury lodge comes with a modern, contemporary look and has a light and airy feel thanks to full-height windows opening out onto decking to make the most of the spectacular views beyond. “We didn’t go down to buy the luxury lodge, “ June laughs, ”But Chris spotted it and you know how it went – ‘Oh, go on, let’s just have the keys and have a look inside’. So we did and that was it then!” The couple were very impressed with the quality and specifications of the home and say it was incredibly simple to make the few changes they wanted to make it feel just right for them. “It was lovely.” June says, “We did make a few changes to the kitchen, putting a big worktop, an island in the middle as it was just a table which I’ve now moved into the office part which we don’t need – we‘ve got enough work going on here – I don’t want an office down there!”

Own a little piece of Cornwall June and Chris drive down to their little piece of Cornwall for some peace and quiet when they can. They usually bring their dog with them and enjoy the spectacular scenery and walks on the North Coast. June says, “The park is very dog friendly and the nice thing is they have a field next door to us for dog exercise.” They can enjoy extended family time at the resort too, and June says it was easy to book Chris’s daughter and husband into a lodge about five or six away from them for a short stay with their four-year-old twins. As owners and guests at the Widemouth Fields site, the Roden family are able to enjoy all the facilities at our Bude site for free, including the kids’ clubs and award-winning outdoor heated pool.

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WILLERBY ASPEN “Elegance personified” Just because you’re on holiday, it doesn’t mean you should be denied your home comforts. After all, when you’re taking a well-earned break there’s surely all the more reason to enjoy a slice of luxury. Holiday homes have come on a long way in recent years, and there’s no finer example than the delectable Aspen from Willerby. This luxurious caravan really is elegance personified, setting a new standard for holiday home style and specification. What first becomes apparent as you enter is the sense of space and abundance of natural light that floods in through the expansive cathedral-style floorto-ceiling windows. Forget any preconceptions of caravans as ‘dark and dingy’ – the Aspen is positively cavernous, with its high ceilings and roomy feel, easily accommodating a family with plenty of room for all to spread their wings. The contemporary interiors are full of character, tastefully decorated in calming, neutral tones with carefully considered lay outs and fine attention to detail ensuring your every need for modern family living is catered for. Heated towel rails, an integrated washing machine and high-level microwave, triple mirrored wardrobes, feature fireplace, fitted curtains – all these touches collectively add up to create a home-from-home that’s as practical as it is stylish. The kitchen is complete with contemporary Shaker style units. Meanwhile, a real feature of the main living space is the sliding patio door, ideal for enhancing further with the addition of a decking to make the most of al fresco living. The master bedroom is particularly lavish for a caravan, complete with en suite shower room, integrated dressing area, an almost floor-length mirror and more windows than you might expect, again allowing in plenty of light and adding to the sense of space. If you are looking for the perfect combination of style and comfort, along with a bright airy feel, then the Willerby Aspen is for you.

At a glance • Sleeps 6 • Contemporary finish • Floor-to-ceiling windows • Sliding patio door • Master en suite

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Beauty and


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As well as its fabulous range of beaches and stunning views, Cornwall is famed for its quality of light, so put all three together and you have the perfect setting for witnessing a sunset. Every hidden cove, headland or beach offers its own individual wonders and everyone who visits has their own favourite spots. So, to help you find a few of your own, we’ve spoken to a few owners of holiday homes on our resorts in order to get the insider scoop on where to enjoy a day at the beach, and where to watch the sun go down.

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With a little insider help from our holiday homeowners, we choose some of our favourite beaches to visit and locations for watching the sun go down.

Bude and Widemouth The north coast is blessed with beauty spots and you’ll find many around our two most northerly sites, at Bude Holiday Resort and Widemouth Fields. Here the landscape is rugged, with sheer cliffs and craggy rocks giving way to huge expanses of golden sand, and it’s no surprise that Bude was recently awarded ‘Best UK Coast Resort’ Silver at the British Travel Awards. A popular favourite for many is Summerleaze beach in Bude, a wonderful family beach, with views to match. It’s also the home of Bude Sea Pool, a partially natural/partially manmade tidal pool, built in the 1930s. Holiday homeowner Kerry Mabbott recommends Northcott Mouth, ‘an unspoilt and rugged’ secluded beach, just north of Bude. The surrounding land is managed by the National Trust, and there’s a convenient car park nearby. It’s great for rockpooling

at low tide – although, as always, it’s worth checking the tide times in advance, to avoid being cut off by the approaching tide. Kerry continues: “Northcott Mouth beach is dog-friendly all year and he loves to climb the steps and walk along the cliff path.” Just like fellow holiday homeowner, Sharon Brayne, who calls it her best-kept secret, Kerry recommends a stop at Margaret’s Rustic Tea Garden – and from its name alone, doesn’t it just sound like the kind of place you’d like to visit? It has been described as “a Cornish treasure”, “perfect” and “just what you need after a lovely walk along the beach”, and surely there’s no better recommendation than that. The cream teas are as fabulous and inviting as hostess Margaret.

After a day exploring, wrap up warm on the quay and get ready for that sunset n Beach at Northcott Mouth

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Sharon tells us you must pay a visit to “unique” Clovelly, just the other side of the Devon border, and a short drive from both Bude and Widemouth Bay. The picturesque cobbled village leads down the steep cliff to an ancient quay, a genuine step back in time. After a day exploring, wrap up warm on the quay and get ready for that sunset.

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The iconic Fistral beach, just a short journey from our Newquay View Resort, is a golden stretch of sand, particularly beloved of surfers due to its steady waves. It’s equally great for kicking back and getting out the bucket and spade with the children. It also happens to be the perfect place to enjoy a Cornish sunset, with plenty of fantastic vantage points, whether on the beach itself, higher up on the surrounding cliffs, or at the table of a restaurant with a drink in hand. If you’re looking for a bit more comfort, you can decamp to the terrace of one of the beachside restaurants, including The Stable, Rick Stein, Fistral Beach Bar, and The Fish House. Here you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the beach looking out to sea. So pull up a pew, grab a cocktail for the grown-ups and some fish and chips for all, and then watch as the sun gently disappears behind the horizon. Another beautiful spot, just around the headland from Fistral, is the Gannel Estuary, with Pentire Headland on the one side and Crantock beach on the other. Perched on the edge of the headland as it juts out to sea, Lewinnick Lodge is a magical spot for witnessing a sunset, with great food.

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Linda’s favourite sunset spot

Porth Island. It’s so tranquil and I love to see the sun drop down into the water. It’s a magical place.

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Let us look after your

SUBLETTING A short stroll from Whipsiderry Beach and magnificent Cornish coastal walks. Rooms with a view. And plenty of room to invite friends down to stay. When Linda Storr first walked into her new holiday home at Newquay View she knew instantly it was just what she’d been looking for… and it’s now providing her with a source of income, too. Linda wanted to have a base in Newquay after her sons moved down to the area from their native northeast. She looked around a number of holiday sites before finding exactly what she was looking for at Peter Bull’s Newquay View resort. She says: “Straight away I said oh, Porth – definitely. It’s just out of town a bit and it’s not in your face. And as soon as I walked into the van I said ‘This is the one’. I love everything about it – especially the big tree next to it. I love that tree because it gives you shade when it gets really hot and you can just sit there in the shade on the balcony with your glass of wine and it’s so peaceful.” Linda made good use of the 12 month season and says she was very impressed by the facilities and really felt part of the friendly community there. “There’s a huge swimming pool. Not just a fun pool but a proper full size one,” she says, “And there’s a sauna and steam room

and a café just as you go in. And I thought wow, I’ll use that! Then there’s The Venue with entertainment in the summer and in the winter it’s like a little club where the homeowners meet up for a chat and a drink.”

Subletting Linda currently lives in Cleethorpes but still regularly pops down to Newquay whenever she can – she’s even planning on bringing the whole darts team down to celebrate her 60th birthday later this year. Catching the plane with friends from Doncaster is just an hour and ten minute trip and when Linda visits with her dog, Otto, she takes the train. Last year, she decided that subletting her Newquay pad was the right choice for her. She says: “I can just book out when I want to come down and that’s my time. And then it’s really easy – I don’t do anything! The team on site do all the booking and cleaning and provide all the bed linen and towels. It’s sort of my home so I like to know everything’s ok but the team are really informative and ring me if there’s anything wrong or any questions. There is a commission payable on the rental income as well as a changeover fee, but it’s worth it for me. I still get to use it too – so it’s the best of both worlds.”

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PEMBERTON MARLOW “Style and charisma” Upon entering the Pemberton Marlow, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve just walked into a suite of a luxury boutique hotel. With rich natural oak effect flooring and finishes offsetting the contemporary neutral tones, it exudes warmth and character. For a static caravan it is refreshingly bright and spacious. Finished to a high standard, attention to detail is paramount throughout, creating the perfect environment for unwinding and relaxing in – and isn’t that what holidays are all about? There’s plenty of room in the open-plan living space for the freestanding glass-topped dining table and upholstered chairs, seating four people, without ever feeling hemmed in. Following your meal, you can decamp to the seating area and sink into the plush freestanding sofas with a glass of something chilled. The large opening windows and central French doors in this area maximise the light, adding to the sense of space, while bringing the outside in. The ‘floating’ suspended fireplace is another neat feature that adds a chic, contemporary edge. It’s the perfect holiday home for families or groups of friends to enjoy, with a spacious family shower room and a master en suite toilet – just one of the many luxurious touches of this caravan. With all the mod cons you’d expect, stylish, high-impact furnishings, clever storage and generous living space, the Pemberton Marlow really is the ideal ‘lock up and leave’ holiday home.

At a glance

37 X 12 - 2 BEDROOM

• Sleeps 6 • Warm oak effect finishes • French doors • Master en suite

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All about

INTERIORS We take a look at some of the features that create a true home from home.

Breakfast bars and kitchen islands Luxury holiday homes and lodges are all about making the best use of the space available and have a strong focus on creating sociable open plan living areas, so breakfast bars and kitchen islands are common design features.

Dressing areas The master bedrooms of holiday lodges and luxury caravans often have a dressing area which is an area that is often forgotten in bedrooms. Large mirrored areas with an upholstered stool to suit the décor provides a nice place to get ready to visit local restaurants.

Storage Storage is well thought out in holiday homes including ample hideaway storage such as walk in wardrobes, lift up bed systems and apex storage as well as more decorative storage solutions such as display units and ladder shelving to help you display all your knick knacks and make it feel just like home. Some of our lodges also include beautiful larder spaces including wine racks, spice drawers and wicker drawers.

á TOP Pendant lighting give the holiday homes a modern feel

á ABOVE Dressing areas provide a nice place to get ready to visit local restaurants

Appliances Even the look of the appliances is thought about in luxury models with most incorporating stylish integrated appliances including dishwashers, washing machines, fridge freezers and microwaves. Some of the larger lodges also offer a utility room which is great not only for appliances but also muddy boots or sandy wetsuits.

â BELOW Breakfast bars are common design features

Freestanding and statement furniture In a luxury caravan or lodge you won’t find wrap around, fixed seating and dining areas, instead you are more likely to enjoy high quality, freestanding furniture including modern dining sets with high back chairs, fireside chairs with statement patterns and sumptuous sofas.

Design Features The décor of holiday homes is always stylish and modern so there is no need to decorate. Details such as pendant lighting and counter top wash basins give the holiday homes a modern feel.

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Bill’s favourite local place to eat “The Bay View Inn at Widemouth Bay and Rosie’s Kitchen on Crooklets Beach – both great value for money, good food and child friendly.”

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Room for a brood


Bill and Ruth Smith were looking for a place where they could holiday with their entire family, including a gaggle of grandchildren aged between 2 and 15. Little did they know when they purchased their first holiday home in Bude in 2015 that another would quickly follow the next year in a bid to be able to accommodate everyone! Now the Smith’s children and grandchildren visit during school holidays, with Bill and Ruth also driving down from Worcestershire to enjoy a peaceful ‘couples’ retreat most months in-between. Ruth explained: “We visited a number of sites around Cornwall and Bude just offered everything on our wish list. The buying process with Peter Bull was very easy and we liked that there was no pressure and complete honesty all the way.” Our Bude site underwent a comprehensive revamp in 2017 with the addition of brand new fully serviced pitches for touring caravans and camper vans, a new heated outdoor pool, owners’ only static caravan and lodge development and brand new hire fleet caravans, including a new Platinum range, with decking. .

Everything on hand Bude resort offers lots of facilities for families and Bill and Ruth sometimes make the trip with up to eight grandchildren. Even with a whole range of ages to entertain they have no trouble finding plenty to do. The on-site heated outdoor pool has a splash-zone that kids love and in season there’s a full programme of activities and family entertainments on offer from nature hunts and football to evening discos, quizzes and cabaret shows. “In the resort the children love the pool and the adventure playground and we all enjoy the club in the evenings for entertainment,” Bill says. “The local beach is the main attraction for the children close by and there’s lots of restaurants to choose from. For us oldies we like the walks and the range of shops.” Scenic walks along the South West Coast path are a very popular choice with many of our Bude owners and visitors (you even get your own private access route!) and Bill and his family particularly recommend the walk along the canal with a pit-stop at the Weir café.

Life’s a beach Peter Bull is the closest holiday park to the awardwinning seaside town of Bude with all it has to offer families, from exploring historic houses to watersports in the Atlantic surf. And of course there’s plenty of nearby golden sands with over 10 beaches in a 20-mile radius. “Crooklets and Summerleaze are our favourites,” Ruth says, “Not a lot to choose between them both, but we go to Summerleaze if we have the dogs with us as they’re allowed all year there.” “We just love everything about the resort and the area — it has everything we want for our holidays,” Bill adds. “We’re retired but when we’re at home we’re always busy. At Bude we can all really relax.”

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WILLERBY SKYE “Luxury living space” The Willerby Skye is geared towards socialising, with a clever design maximising the communal living space to great effect. If you love nothing more than gathering the clan together as the sun goes down to relive the day’s adventures, then this really is the one for you. Just imagine returning home after a day exploring the coast, snuggling up in the luxurious L-shaped seating area while you warm up around the contemporary curved fireplace. Equally, if you simply fancy a day of relaxing in the resort, taking things at your own pace, this wonderful space provides room for your group to come and go at leisure. Stretch out and play board games inside when the weather isn’t playing ball or soak up the sun on your decking through the patio doors when it is. With integrated appliances in the smart kitchen area, including a washing machine and a high-level microwave, everything you need is on hand and designed for modern family living. Whoever it is that’s cooking is still very much involved with the action and, crucially, can keep a close eye on the little ones as they play. The Skye is a particularly affordable option from the Willerby range, making it the ideal starter home, while having plenty of room to grow into. Although the living space is undoubtedly the focal point, the sleeping quarters are by no means compromised, as demonstrated by the comfortable master bedroom with en suite. The Willerby Skye offers affordable luxury for growing families who love to socialise.

At a glance

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• Sleeps 6 to 8 • Large seating area • Patio doors • Ideal for families

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A selection of our favourite walks with refreshments on hand!

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Cornwall offers a wonderful selection of walks that can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. The hedgerows and coast paths are full of vibrant nature. From the sweet smell of bright yellow gorse to the pretty coastal pinks that nod their heads in the breeze, there’s nothing quite like it. You’ll also find an abundance of wildlife here too, best appreciated when taking life at a slower pace. Walking in Cornwall is also the best way to find those idyllic secret spots. Secluded beaches and tucked away picnic spots can all be found within easy access of the South West Coast Path and there’s nothing quite like a good walk to work up an appetite or a thirst! Luckily we are blessed with some lovely pubs on the north coast where you can enjoy a glass of something cold or a light lunch to help you on your way.

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ä ABOVE Picturesque Newquay harbour and surfing the waves at Crooklets â BELOW The sandy expanse of Bude bay

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The Brendon Arms in Bude is a favourite. Owned and run by the Brendon family since 1872, this is a true Cornish Inn, serving traditional pub food and a selection of real ales. This waterside watering hole is a great jumping off point for level walks up the canal or a more challenging and dramatic walk along the coast. From here you can reach Widemouth to the south, a long open bay popular with surfers and families alike. Head north in the opposite direction and you’ll arrive at Northcott, a ruggedly beautiful cove, passing the beaches of Summerleaze and Crooklets on the way. Bude is also home to the Weir Bistro at the opposite end of the canal, which boasts locally produced, fantastic food and a lakeside location. They advertise a number of walking routes from here so an ideal spot for a morning coffee before a walk and a delicious lunch on your return.

á ABOVE The former coastguard lookout at Compass Point and the rugged beauty of Northcott ß LEFT The iconic Newquay Island and low tide at Porth Beach

If you’re staying at our Widemouth Fields park then The Bay View Inn at Widemouth offers great views of the beach and is perfectly placed for completing a circular route to Bude which takes in Phillip Point Nature reserve and the storm Tower at Compass Point. It’s just over six miles in in total but worth the effort with the promise of an ice-cold beer or glass of chilled wine overlooking the Atlantic swells on your return. A gentle 20 minute stroll from our Newquay park will lead you to The Mermaid Inn at Porth, the epitome of a beachside pub. You can enjoy a drink here with your toes practically in the sand! You can use it as the start or end point for a walk into Newquay or head north to the sandy expanse of Watergate Bay where you can enjoy a number of eating and drinking establishments.

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WILLERBY CLEARWATER “Sumptuous and substantial” The Willerby Clearwater is built with luxury and comfort in mind; a gorgeous lodge that really showcases what a park holiday home can achieve. What particularly strikes you about the Clearwater – other than the sheer sense of space, of course – is the feeling of solidity and quality. From the outside in, it looks and feels like a sound, substantial home that was truly built to last. The high spec finish is exemplified by the energy efficient double-glazed windows and doors, including the chic sliding patio doors. The fitted kitchen is particularly impressive. With integrated units, plenty of cleverly arranged storage, and oodles of worktop space for preparing a banquet, it’s a chef’s dream. Like the rest of the home, it brings together contemporary design and functionality seamlessly. Into the main living space, and whether dining at the freestanding table or putting your feet up to watch a movie after a day at the beach, you’re rewarded by sumptuous interior flourishes and space, thanks in part to the high vaulted ceiling. The large wraparound decking area means that you can follow the sun throughout the day, making the most of every last ray – or, equally, avoid it when you want to relax in the shade with a well-thumbed book. The bedrooms are as enticing as the main living space, in particular the master en suite with a large double bed sitting comfortably in the room, with plenty of room either side. It’s not very often that a static caravan or lodge boasts a bath, but this is simply one of the many features that set the Clearwater apart from the competition.

At a glance • Sleeps 4 to 6

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Steve says “We really like it. It’s probably one of the best moves we’ve made apart from actually taking the pub on.”

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We make it easy to buy

YOUR OWN PLACE Running and living above a busy pub and having nowhere to get away from it all was playing havoc with Steve and Karen Dunk’s stress levels. With little time to relax, they decided it was time to look for a place where they could spend more of their free time. Steve explained: “We’ve had the Pityme Inn near Rock and Wadebridge for five years now and last May I’d had enough of living, sleeping, breathing and eating it. I’m always up by 6am – even on my days off. I would get up, come downstairs and end up helping the kitchen with something. Then Karen would come down and just do a few bits in the office and we’d look up at two o’clock and our day off would be over. So I turned round to Karen and said can we look at getting a second home – see what comes up?” Because of the high property prices in the area of Cornwall where they live, the Dunk’s knew they would struggle to get a mortgage. So they started looking at different options and decided a holiday home they could access throughout the year would be a fantastic option for them. “We didn’t really want the hassle of buying a house,” Steve says, “And the buying process at Peter Bull was really very simple.”

Easy to buy The Dunks knew the Bude area because they used to live there so they decided to look at the homes at Peter Bull’s Widemouth Fields resort and fell in love with one of the caravans they were shown round. “I’m 54, Karen’s 55. For us one of the big reasons we bought at Widemouth Fields was because it was a quiet site away from the noise of the pub all day,” Steve said, “We saw Jay who told us you can’t get a mortgage on a caravan. It has to be a loan that can only be over ten years, and there’s a 10% deposit. Jay made it very easy. Once he told us all the figures and ground rent and all that sort of thing, that’s when we thought this is for us because the ten years goes with our plan of another five or six years running the pub.” During their busiest periods the Dunk’s live at the pub, but they make the most of their new holiday home by spending as much of the rest of the year there as they can. Steve says: “We really like it. It’s probably one of the best moves we’ve made apart from when we actually took the pub on.”

Time to relax From the hustle and bustle of a pub with 20 staff that can do over 200 covers on a busy August evening, the Dunks say life in Widemouth Fields is like living the dream. “The old saying is true, it’s like chalk and cheese,” says Steve. “If the weather’s really nice we tend to stick around the caravan and sit out on the decking with a cup of tea and read a book or the papers. It’s very relaxing. And now when we have a day off we actually have a day off - it’s really made quite a difference to our lives.”

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ABI HARROGATE “Superior craftsmanship” It’s fair to say that the British-made Harrogate from ABI raises the bar for holiday lodges, certainly in terms of craftsmanship and interior design. The attention paid to even the smallest of details is astonishing; from door knobs to light switches, each individual touch enhances the bigger picture, creating a truly luxurious setting. In fact, what perhaps impresses the most about the Harrogate is that, once inside, you wouldn’t realise you’re actually in a holiday lodge at all. Rather, it invokes the feeling of a cosy country cottage – and a very nice one too! The interiors are chunky, rustic and tactile, lending the lodge a classic yet highly contemporary feel, with all mod cons. Natural wood abounds, with the grain providing a sense of individuality and warmth. The kitchen area and bathroom (complete with standard sized bath) are guaranteed to be the envy of all other lodge owners. Fisherman’s lights hang from the ceiling in the main living space, drawing your eye to the high ceilings. If you really want your holiday home to make a statement then you should seriously consider the ABI Harrogate. The only small catch is that once you’ve entered, its so inviting that you may not wish to leave! If you can be tempted outside, simply pull up a chair on the wraparound decking and enjoy a new level of luxury.

At a glance • Sleeps 6 • Superior finish • Double glazing • Central heating • Utility room

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Benefits of


Be Part of a Community

Say goodbye to destination disagreements and endless trawling for cheap holiday prices. Avoid peak time price rises and forget all about checking in. With a holiday home you can return again and again to your favourite place in Cornwall.

Our holiday parks offer owners a choice of plot so you can pick the perfect site for your new holiday home. We have new owners’ developments available at all of our parks so you will be part of a friendly community of like-minded people, who all want to enjoy the relaxed environment of Cornwall.

Save Money A major benefit of caravan ownership over the traditional idea of a second home is their affordability. Particularly in an area such as Cornwall where housing prices are particularly buoyant and not as affected by market changes. With the price of new caravans starting from £38,995 we can find you the perfect holiday home for your budget.

Laid Back Coastal Lifestyle Sometimes you have to take a step away from your day to day life to be able to really relax. Owning a holiday home gives you a place to escape, where you can’t see that the grass needs cutting or the shopping needs doing. You can spend your leisure time doing the things that you really enjoy.

Earn Money One of the key benefits of caravan ownership is the opportunity to make some money from your purchase. Peter Bull Resorts allow subletting at all of their holiday parks and will fully manage the process for you from marketing and booking, right through to check-ins and cleaning.

For all the Family

Beautiful Locations All of our parks are situated on the fabulous North Coast of Cornwall. Cornwall has repeatedly won the award for the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Holiday Awards and it’s not hard to see why. There are amazing beaches and coastline, beautiful rugged moors and some lovely woodland. Cornwall’s natural environment keeps people coming back year after year.

A Taste of Luxury Investing in a Caravan or Lodge does not mean that you have to compromise on style. The interiors of caravan and lodge holiday homes are really impressive, so you get to enjoy a high standard of luxury but at a fraction of the cost.

Find out more... Want to find out more about ownership or to book a viewing? Visit or call us on 01637 852000.

A holiday home is an investment that can be shared and enjoyed by all of the family. Bring your grandkids down to enjoy a fun filled weekend at the beach or offer friends and family the opportunity to join you or take a break of their own. Plus all of our holiday parks are dog friendly so you can bring your furry friends too!

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The Buying

PROCESS Buying a holiday home is a simple and easy process. The first step is visiting the park of your choice. It is really important to make sure that you get an opportunity to spend some time on the park, visiting the local area to check that it is right for you and your family. Visiting the park will help you find out things like what the drive to your holiday home will be like, whether the facilities suit you, how close the beach is and whether it is convenient for how you most like to use your leisure time. It is a really good idea to book an overnight or weekend break so that you can really get a feel for what it is like and the full cost of this is refunded if you choose to buy a holiday home. Once on the park meet with our friendly holiday home sales teams who will ask you some questions about what type of holiday home you are looking for, what your budget is and answer any questions that you might have about owning a holiday home. The sales team will show you around any current stock that they think will meet your needs, giving you the time to explore the different options and make a choice that is right for you and your family. There may also be a choice of plot available and so they can guide you on choosing the location that best suits your needs, whether it is getting the best view or being closest to the swimming pool. If we can’t find a holiday home that suits you we may be able to order in a model which better matches your requirements. Our sales team will be able to explain all of the finance options and any part exchange deals that might be available to you, including a finance eligibility check with an on the day decision.

A finance package will enable you to pay for your holiday home with monthly payments but you are also able to buy it outright if you would prefer. How ever you choose to pay for your holiday home a deposit will be required to secure your chosen model and plot but this can be as low as 10%. The Peter Bull team will also talk you through any ongoing costs that you need to consider such as insurance, site fees and utilities, all of which can be arranged through Peter Bull Resorts; and can also explain our subletting program which enables you to earn rental income from your holiday home when you are not using it yourselves, even getting this process started on the same day as purchase. There are no requirements for Solicitors or to apply for mortgages so the buying process is quick and simple meaning you can be enjoying your new holiday home as soon as possible. Once your purchase is completed your new holiday home will be sited, connected and a number of safety checks will be carried out before you are given the key.

Find out more... Want to find out more about ownership or to book a viewing? Visit or call us on 01637 852000.

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