How to make the most of a Short Weekend Away

Everyone needs a weekend away every now and again, but what’s the point if you aren’t making the most of it?

Retreat Caravan Park offers facilities to help you enjoy your stay with us. As we are dog-friendly you can bring all the family along and take a stroll to the miles and miles of sandy beaches by taking our designated pathway right to it.

You may feel like looking at some of the local landscapes and seeing what Somerset has to offer. With lots of historical attractions nearby such as the Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and the Cheddar Gorge and Caves, there’s so much to learn about where you’re staying. However, if this isn’t for you, then there are nearby towns centres and shops to take a browse in. The town centre is only half a mile down the road from our site where there is a swimming pool, cinema and endless amounts of shops; there are always things to do and take part in.

When you find yourself ready for a nice meal, try a recommended restaurant or café. Ask the team at Retreat Caravan Park and they will share any experiences and where would be best for your desires. We can even suggest activities to do during your stay if you aren’t sure. In our town centre, in Burnham-On-Sea, you can visit Brean play, our local play centre for kids. Places like this can be useful to make sure everyone in your family can have fun.

If you don’t feel like going out one day, maybe try bringing board games, cards or films to watch; have a relaxing day in and unwind. Quality time with whoever you may bring is still a good way to make the most of your time away.

To book your short weekend away or look into buying a holiday home, don’t hesitate to call on  01278 795006 or send an email via our contact page.

The Top 5 Accessories your Static Caravan Needs

If you’re heading to your static caravan for a nice summer holiday, you can spice things up by introducing some of these great accessories to your home away from home.

Awning

Awnings are a versatile and stylish way to add shade and usable space to the side of your caravan. They are perfect for use in Summer when eating outdoors or can be used as a place to store equipment, as an extra ‘camping-style’ bedroom or even as a wet room. The best part is they can be neatly rolled away when they aren’t needed.

Fencing

Adding fencing around your static caravan, garden and pitch is a great way to create a cosy and comfortable feeling to your home away from home. Fencing is a great way to create a real community space whilst secluding yourself away enough for your own homely space. A lot of our holiday homes that are currently for sale already feature fencing.

Tool-Kit

Unfortunately, things can go wrong at any given moment, meaning you will really regret not having a tool-kit to hand. A basic, easy-to-find tool-kit will be enough, as they tend to include a wrench, mallet, screwdriver and other bits and bobs, but it will really come in handy and help you out should you if you run into any common problems.

Storage Unit

It’s no secret that the storage space in a static caravan can often be on the small side. That’s why an outdoor storage unit is the perfect accompaniment, particularly for items like garden furniture and bicycles that you wouldn’t want to leave in your caravan. Most storage units are lockable to ensure optimum security and can also be bolted to the ground.

Safety Equipment

Not all static caravans are kitted out with the latest safety equipment, so it’s vital that you get the things you need for optimal safety. We’d advise a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and smoke alarm that is tested regularly to ensure your static caravan is as safe as possible. Whilst fires may be rare, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Have we missed any fantastic static caravan accessories from our list? Tweet us @retreatburnham with your suggestions!

If you’re looking for your own static caravan holiday home to accessorise, you can take a look at the ones we have available here. For more information, or to simply talk to the team, you can get in touch here, or give us a call on 01278 795006.

Why Investing in a Holiday Home is the Perfect Late New Year Resolution

Millions of people all over the world decide to invest in a static caravan holiday home for their own individual reasons. However, there are a few that crop up time and time again. If you’re unsure whether to buy your own holiday home in 2018, we’ve put together our favourite reasons why investing in a holiday home is the perfect new year resolution to set yourself.

Spend more time with Family

Having a static caravan holiday home readily available means it’s easy to spend more time with your family. Think back to the last time the entire family got together for a Sunday Roast? It is a distant memory for many as people are simply too busy to keep time free. Static caravans allow people a place to shut off from the distractions of everyday life and spend precious, quality moments with their family.

Something for getting Older

Owning a static caravan holiday home can make retirement look like a great prospect. Having a static caravan can mean you have a whole new location to explore, with fun and exciting places to see, interesting people to meet and new hobbies to discover. Rather than going on holiday for a week and not getting the chance to explore all the places you want to see; a static caravan holiday home can allow you to truly immerse yourself with a new location.

Switching off is Easy

The modern world is full of technological advances that ensure it’s impossible to get a moments rest. Having a static caravan can mean that time is spent genuinely relaxing without the worries of everyday life. If you’re someone who has a stressful job, you could hugely benefit from the advantages a relaxing holiday home can offer on the weekends, weeks off or simply for special occasions.

If any of the above sound like something you’re in need of, a holiday home could be the perfect chance for you to make the most out of 2018 and beyond. Owning your own holiday home in Somerset couldn’t be easier with Retreat Estates. Our Retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind and is the ideal location for you and your family to begin a lifetime of fantastic weekend breaks and enjoyable holidays.

Why not take a look at our fantastic selection of holiday homes available to purchase now? For more information on how we can help you, get in touch with the Retreat Caravan Park team today by giving us a call on 01278 795006 or via our contact page.

Pros & Cons of Static Caravan Ownership

Many people dream about owning their own holiday home. After visiting a specific resort year after year, it’s not unusual for families to want to return to their own static caravan. Having the luxury of going on holiday whenever you want, making use of the resorts facilities and returning to your favourite holiday location are only some of the benefits, though static caravan ownership is a decision that needs careful consideration.

To help you with your decision, we’ve put together the pros and cons of static caravan ownership.

Advantages

Home from Home

A holiday home is another place for you to call home. You’ll be able to make more memories with your family and friends, meet the locals and explore new and exciting parts of the country that you have yet to visit.

Access

You’ll be able to visit your holiday home whenever the resort is open. Though some are open all year round, many resorts close for business over Christmas. This eliminates any worrying regarding booking, avoiding peak times, spending extra money or having to organise a holiday.

Location

Finding the right location for your holiday home is vital. If you’ve found somewhere you’d love to visit every year, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Holiday home resorts often have some fantastic facilities available to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Family Time

Owning a holiday home is the ideal chance to spend more time with family and friends. You’ll always have somewhere to go when everyday life gets stressful, whether you’re in need of a romantic getaway with your partner or a fun break with the family.

Disadvantages

Responsibility

Owning a static caravan holiday home comes with a great deal of responsibility. Whilst holiday home ownership is great for some, it may not be right for everyone. You’ll need to ensure you’ve done your research and figure out how to maintain and look after your static caravan.

Little Variety

Many people enjoy exploring the world and going to new places every year. If that’s you, a static caravan holiday home may not be for you. Static caravans are ideal for those who enjoy feeling settled and at home and getting to know somewhere a bit more each time you visit.

The advantages of static caravan holiday home ownership far outweigh the negatives. However, it’s important to think carefully about whether you are prepared to take on the responsibility of ownership.

If you’re thinking about buying a static caravan, we can help. We have a variety of static caravans available to buy now. Alternatively, you can talk to a member of the team via our contact page, or by giving us a call on 01278 795006.

5 Ideas to Modernise your Static Caravan

Many static caravans come ready styled and furnished, meaning it can be difficult to create an interior or exterior to your own tastes. If you already own a static caravan and feel it could do with a style overhaul, we’ve put together our top five ideas to help you modernise it.

Flooring

The flooring in your home away from home can make a huge difference. Older caravans or those that are well-loved will have obvious signs of ageing and wear and are probably due an upgrade. If you want carpeted flooring, you could have it professionally fitted or could do it yourself by carefully cutting out edges and avoiding obstacles like the counters and the fridge.

More modern caravans will have laminated flooring, which is a cleaner and more hygienic solution. Again, this could be fitted professionally or done yourself. Adding rugs on top of laminate could provide a brighter, cosier and warmer environment.

Seating

A static caravans seating area is one of the most important areas. If it’s not comfortable, has faded or is starting to show signs of wear, it’s probably time to consider a change. Whether you want to replace the entire seating area or simply get new seating covers for an entirely new look, there are many options available. You should opt for a fabric that compliments the rest of your caravan’s furniture and is also hard-wearing.

If you’re someone who often has pets or children staying in your static caravan, a seating design that is easy to clean or will mask the odd accidental spills and stains is ideal.

Kitchen & Bathroom

Don’t be afraid of giving your kitchen or bathroom a modernised overhaul. If your furnishings have got a few chips or are cracked, they can easily be fixed yourself with a bit of DIY. Alternatively, you could get an entirely new replacement, though it would be best to call in a professional to fit anything that involves water.

Replacing cabinet doors and drawers with more modern furnishings is a great way to give your kitchen or bathroom space a new look. However, this can be expensive depending on how many things you’re looking to replace. Alternatively, rubbing down surfaces with sandpaper and using varnishing, waxing and painting is much cheaper!

Curtains & Blinds

Most older static caravans will have curtains. For a more contemporary feel, why not replace them with blinds? The possibilities are endless, and it will be easy to find somewhere that will cut them to size. Whether you’re looking for roller blinds, venetian or fabric, your caravan will have an entirely new look.

Many people opt for blackout blinds in their caravans, specifically in the bedrooms. All light will be kept out and your sleep will be undisturbed, specifically on mornings where getting out of bed is just not an option.

Exterior

Over the years, the exterior of your static caravan can become worn. It can be possible to remove any stains and dirt quite easily, as well as dents and any paint damage, which you should be able to obtain from most DIY stores. Don’t do anything to your caravan’s exterior until you’ve given it a thorough wash- you’ll be amazed at the difference!

If you’re looking for a completely new exterior, you could opt for a caravan wrap. These are vinyl adhesive covers that are applied to the caravan to give it a brand-new look. If you change your mind in the future, the wraps can be easily removed.

Many modern caravans are now decorated so beautifully on both the interior and exterior that there will never be much need for an overhaul. If you’re looking for a brand-new static caravan holiday home, take a look at our current holiday homes available now.

For more information, get in touch with a member of the team via our contact page or by giving us a call on 01278 795006.

Why Investing in a Holiday Home is the Perfect New Year Resolution

Millions of people all over the world decide to invest in a static caravan holiday home for their own individual reasons. However, there are a few that crop up time and time again. If you’re unsure whether to buy your own holiday home in 2018, we’ve put together our favourite reasons why investing in a holiday home is the perfect new year resolution to set yourself, even if it is a bit late!

Spend more time with Family

Having a static caravan holiday home readily available means it’s easy to spend more time with your family. Think back to the last time the entire family got together for a Sunday Roast? It is a distant memory for many as people are simply too busy to keep time free.  Static caravans allow people a place to shut off from the distractions of everyday life and spend precious, quality moments with their family.

Something for getting Older

Owning a static caravan holiday home can make retirement look like a great prospect. Having a static caravan can mean you have a whole new location to explore, with fun and exciting places to see, interesting people to meet and new hobbies to discover. Rather than going on holiday for a week and not getting the chance to explore all the places you want to see, a static caravan holiday home can allow you to truly immerse yourself with a new location.

Switching off is Easy

The modern world is full of technological advances that ensure it’s impossible to get a moments rest. Having a static caravan can mean that time is spent genuinely relaxing without the worries of everyday life. If you’re someone who has a stressful job, you could hugely benefit from the advantages a relaxing holiday home can offer on the weekends, weeks off or simply for special occasions.

If any of the above sound like something you’re in need of, a holiday home could be the perfect chance for you to make the most out of 2018 and beyond. Owning your own holiday home in Somerset couldn’t be easier with Retreat Estates. Our Retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind and is the ideal location for you and your family to begin a lifetime of fantastic weekend breaks and enjoyable holidays.

Why not take a look at our fantastic selection of holiday homes available to purchase now? For more information on how we can help you, get in touch with the Retreat Caravan Park team today by giving us a call on 01278 795006 or via our contact page.