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Top Ten Advantages of Owning A Holiday Home
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Buying a holiday home is an exciting prospect yet a big decision to make. Therefore, it is important to consider all of your options to ensure it's right for you. Old Park Wood believes owning your own luxury retreat comes with a whole host of benefits, some you may never have even thought of. Exploring a beautiful part of our country and making memories with your family and friends year after year are almost certain, but there are so many other advantages to owning your little sanctuary away from your everyday life and stresses. The below blog explores top ten reasons why a holiday home could be just the ticket for you and your family.

1. A Home from Home 

Having your own holiday home means that you can get away from it all, any time you want! 

You have a permanent holiday spot that’s always ready for a short weekend here or a week there. No more time spent looking for deals online, you can fully focus on the job at hand – relaxing! 

The added benefit of having your own holiday home means that packing is a thing of the past.  You can leave your essentials in your holiday lodge and never worry about forgetting your phone charger or toothbrush again!

2. New Areas to Explore

Soak up the culture of your new area. Most parks, like Old Park Wood, are near villages, towns and cities which gives you the perfect opportunity to explore new areas of the country. 

Why not go and see a live music or show, explore walks, local exhibitions, museums and historic sites such as castles or monuments. 

Old Park Wood is situated in the Holker Estate between Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Hills. It is an idyllic area yet close to beautiful sites such as the medieval village of Cartmel and other places of interest such as Ambleside, Grange over Sands and Windermere. You will be spoilt for choice for day tripping!

 3. New Way Of Living


Make the most of your weekend and holiday time to indulge in things that you enjoy that you never seem to get around to at home: i.e. art, wine tasting, crafts, writing, cooking, baking, sewing, music, gaming.

Old Park Wood is situated near the medieval village of Cartmel, famous for its traditional Lakeland inns, tea rooms and gourmet restaurants. Visit L’Enclume if you fancy a 2 Michelin star fine dining experience or indulge in what Cartmel is famous for - its sticky toffee pudding or tasty cheeses!

Go on, why not taste a new way of living! 

4. Quality Time With Family 

With all the Great Outdoors has to offer and no demanding schedule, you can spend your leisure time making memories with those special little people. You might find yourself taking them to the onsite playground or taking your family out to a day at Cartmel Races. Whatever it is you choose to do, quality time will definitely be had. 

5. Community

Becoming a holiday home owner means more than just finding the perfect escape for you. You’ll be joining a friendly community when joining a park, making lifelong friends.

When you join the Old Park Wood community you will also be gifted a Holker Privilege Pass, meaning that you get lots of fantastic benefits for being part of the Holker Estate ‘family’.

6. New Activities To Enjoy

When you own a holiday home this is also your chance to try out activities and hobbies you’ve not had chance to do due to life being so busy. Why not give cycling or hiking a go? 

At Old Park Wood cycle paths and trails are just a stone’s throw away and waiting for you. Why not try a spot of fishing? We have fishing permits available for the River Leven for all home owners. 

7. Stress & Guilt Free Holidays

When owning your own holiday home, you don’t have to feel guilty when spending your day relaxing with a good book. The picturesque Cumbrian landscape also helps with destressing. Why not take your book to Coniston Water, enjoy the water and hire a boat?

You can truly be at ease, away from it all and also know that your family are as happy and content as you are, giving you that stress and guilt free holiday you’ve been craving.

8. No Fury Friends Left Behind 

If you have a fur-baby, finding a kennel you’re happy with and isn’t expensive for your pet can be stressful. But what if you could take them with you? The whole family can enjoy a holiday relaxing and exploring the local area around your luxury holiday home. 

Your furry friends will certainly not be bored because there are so many picturesque walks in the surrounding areas to go on. From walking around the village of Cartmel, to exploring a coastal walk in Grange over Sands, they will certainly get their fair share of exercise!

9. More Frequent Holidays

Due to less travel time, not having to pay every time you visit and not having to book, you can have as many holidays as you choose! Our ownership community often spend the 6 week school summer holidays at their home away from home, spending time together and relaxing, while enjoying the facilities and events taking place around the local area.

The beginning of August sees the return of the Cartmel Agricultural Show which is always a family favourite! Late August over the bank holiday also sees the Cartmel Race meet which is sure to be a high octane event. For more of a chilled out event, why not come along to our pop up pub and pizza events at Holker Hall? Every Saturday from 3pm we will be offering wood fired pizzas, traditional ales and family fun! Come along!

10. Holidaying in the UK 

After the low-cost airline boom, people are finally returning to holidaying in the UK.  The novelty of travelling abroad, stuck in tiny seats and dealing with the stress of airports has become a lot less attractive. 

On the flip side, driving up to a holiday home set in glorious British countryside certainly has its benefits. No airport dramas, no passport, no luggage limits; you can pack as you please and arrive when it suits! The perfect start to what a truly relaxing break should be set within the stunning Holker Estate.


Contact Details:

Owning a holiday home opens the door to a new way of living, once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never want it to end. If you’d like some more information about owning your own home, please contact reception on: 01539 558266, or email opw@holker.co.uk