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The Best Luxury Caravan Holidays
The caravan holiday has come a long way since Sprite Caravans revolutionised life in post-war Britain by offering families a cost-effective way to holiday at home and abroad. Although cut-price camping trips are as popular as ever, a growing number of ‘staycationers’ now want more from their caravanning trips – and so we’re witnessing an increase in demand for luxury caravan holidays.
Why are caravan holidays growing in popularity?
It seems the recession and government austerity policies have been a big driver behind the boom in caravan holidays, as more households are tightening their belts and eschewing foreign holidays in favour of more cost-effective staycations, many of which are centred on camping and caravanning.
Recent figures from the National Caravan Council show that there were 9.7 million caravan holidays in Great Britain in 2017, which amounted to a total of £1.64 billion being spent on domestic caravan holidays.
An increasing number of luxury caravan parks is undoubtedly adding to this growth story – a wider variety of camping trips, coupled with more impressive on-site facilities, means that camping and caravanning trips are appealing to more and more people across the UK.
If a high-end caravan holiday sounds right up your street, here are some of the best luxury caravan parks the UK has to offer.
Six of the UK’s best luxury caravan parks
If caravan holidays in Cornwall are your thing, and you’re in the market for a luxury getaway, Piran Meadows Resort and Spa is a five-star holiday park situated in the picturesque countryside, just a short drive away from the golden sands and crashing breakers of Newquay’s stunning beaches.
Offering a range of state-of-the-art caravans and lodges for hire and sale, all of which benefit from widescreen TVs, well-equipped kitchens, comfortable lounges, free wifi and outdoor sun decking, the site also boasts an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, air-conditioned gymnasium and the Serenity Spa, which offers a range of treatments to help cleanse and re-energise your body and soul.
Over in the neighbouring county of Devon, the five-star resort at Hidden Valley Park is set in a beautiful wooded valley among the rolling hills of the south coast countryside. The site has two children’s play parks, a tea shop that offers the most scrumptious Devon cream teas and a convenience store that sells freshly baked bread each morning.
And if you want a break from those long woodland walks, some of the UK’s most beautiful beaches, including the golden sands and blue waters at Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, are just a few miles away.
Situated on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast, boasting a breath-taking clifftop setting with panoramic views of the coast and countryside, Highlands End has won no end of awards, including five stars from Visit England, five pennants from the AA and 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Not only is this site located in one of the UK’s most beautiful stretches of coastline, ideal for walks and bike rides, the site itself has a host of top-of-the-range amenities, including an exclusive leisure club with an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, and steam room. There’s also a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course overlooking the coast, as well a children’s soft play area and a bar and restaurant.
Caravan holidays in Cornwall, Devon and other south coast counties are all about the spectacular coastlines and beautiful rolling countryside, and Ladram Bay ticks all of those boxes and many more.
Set along the Jurassic Coast, this five-star site boasts a private beach that offers thrilling watersports and entertainment, both day and night, along with an adventure golf course and climbing wall. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool complex, complete with hot tubs, sauna and steam room, as well as an outdoor splash zone featuring water jets, spray guns and a pirate ship.
Luxury touring caravan sites don’t come much more exclusive than Concierge Camping is the South Downs, the ideal base for exploring the local countryside, towns and beautiful Blue Flag beaches.
Complete with 27 hardstanding fully serviced pitch areas, ideal whether you arrive with a caravan, motorhome or RV, and there are also safari lodges on site, crafted from solid wood and luxury canvas for the ultimate in glamping luxury.
All pitches are fully serviced, with individual luxury shower suites that are heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer, a washing up area and laundry room with modern equipment and granite surface tops, and a licensed shop that takes daily deliveries of locally-sourced free range and organic produce, as well as fresh bread and croissants.
At the other end of the country, Brighouse Bay Holiday Park in Dumfries and Galloway offers everything from touring and camping pitches and caravan holiday homes to glamping pods and lodges, all set in beautiful farmland along one of Scotland’s most breathtaking coastlines.
Exploring the surrounding countryside and relaxing on beautiful sandy beaches is a must, and this five-star resort also boasts a range of quality, modern amenities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, children’s play areas, ten-pin bowling, pitch and putt, a games room, lounge bar and an 18-hole championship golf course.
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