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Skelf Island | A treetop adventure across the dormant water of The Great Lake.

We at Castle Howard Lakeside holiday park are delighted that Skelf Island has reopened!

Skelf Island is an outdoor play area situated on the grounds of Castle Howard just next to The Great Lake and is a great day out for children. Featuring tree top adventures and a giant bridge over The Great Lake you can be sure thrills can be had and another reason to bring your children for a day out, whilst you view the grounds of the 17th century castle.

Below is a message from the Skelves regarding health and safety of the re-opening of the island.

A view from above of the tree top adventure park as you can see there is a lot of fun to be had

The skelves have been in lockdown too and we need to make sure everyone has space to play, so please work with us not to overcrowd the Island. 

The Skelves are patient, kind and considerate and they hope you’ll be the same, whilst also having lots of fun! Please read the following information from our friendly gang of Skelves…

We are limiting the number of people playing at any one time and we’d suggest that after an hour of playing you let others have a turn. 

The rope bridge to Skelf Island is now one way! From the mainland across to the Island. And don’t get too close to anyone taking a little longer to brave the bridge. Please use the low level broadwalk to return.

We’re doing our bit by keeping Skelf Island clean and tidy and we ask you to help by not bringing food and drink into the play area and making sure all litter is safely disposed of. 

We look forward to seeing you on Skelf Island soon! 

Classic car show at Castle Howard | Sunday 4th October 2020

Originally planned for fathers day in June the classic car show is returning to Castle Howard on Sunday the 4th of October 10am to 4pm. Holiday home owners on lakeside holiday park who already have a ‘Friends of Castle Howard pass’ get free entry to the car show. So providing you are within your social distancing bubbles bring along your family for a fun filled day out.

Set within the grounds of the Castle Howard Estate, the Classic Car & Motor Show will offer a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, day trippers and families. With over 500 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display, over 40 trade and auto stalls plus quality food, drink and ice cream on offer, the event is set to be a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.

The Classic Car Show is included within a Castle Howard Gardens ticket (free for Friends of Castle Howard). This event is compliant with COVID-19 Government guidance and we politely ask, due to the recent guidelines that visitors do not book for more than 6 people in a party (unless your household or support bubble is more than 6 people). 

Advice on ‘draining down’ a Holiday Home

For those who prefer holidaying at home in the summer months, here is some advice on how a drain down of your holiday home would be beneficial over the winter months.

As the big freeze descends  over the country and temperatures start to fall, no-one should be worrying about the possibilities of a burst pipe or avoidable damage that frost can cause whilst unoccupied.

The easiest way to stop this from occurring is the process called a ‘Drain Down’ . This is the process of removing all water from your system and making sure there is no possibility for freezing.

How to Drain Down a Holiday Home.

This can be undertaken for a fee by a local tradesman or by yourself.

First address your manufacturers handbook for guidance about your system. Next locate your stopcock, as this stops the main water supply to your caravan or lodge. It’s essential to start your ‘Drain Down’ by turning this off.

The process from this point is systematically emptying the water.

  • Empty toilets cisterns, pipes and any standing water, to prevent freezing and cracking. Make sure valves are tied up so they don’t fill up again. Turn on all taps to allow for any residual water to leave the system.
  • Drain residual water from radiators.
  • Pour a small amount of non-toxic antifreeze or salt into sinks and basins, this just gives added help to stop pipes freezing.
  • Anything you are not sure on, consult the park maintenance team or a tradesmen who deals with Holiday Homes frequently.
  • Make sure you leave window trickle vents open so there is constant air-flow throughout your holiday home to allow moisture to escape. Another tip is also to leave internal doors ajar to allow for further air circulation.
  • Remove all water from any exterior tap pipes and you can cover them for extra protection from frost.

Lakeside Holiday Park garden party

Anything else to tick off the list?

To prevent cold weather damage even further, whilst you’re away from your beloved Holiday home, see our checklist on the simple tips and hacks. Putting these handy things in place to will ensure the winter months fly by without any damage, giving you peace of mind. Click here to see what else you can do!

Why buy in winter

Why buy a lodge or caravan in Winter?

Now the days are getting shorter and the weather getting colder, holidaying in the UK could be the last thing on your mind. Here at Coastline Leisure, the change in weather doesn’t stop us from finding you the perfect holiday home.

So why buy in Winter?

Why buy in winter

Picture Postcard views

We have to say that all three of our parks are picture postcard indeed!

With stunning woodland views, to crisp lakeside vistas, each park has a view which is sure to take your breath away.

Exploring the park through a particular season will help you truly gauge what it’s like for you to be at a specific park. Brave the cold, come and experience the park at winter. We’ll put the kettle on!

As well as the breath taking views, you can also see what the holiday homes are truly like in winter.

What it feels like to be on the parks in winter and how each holiday home will perform, feel and react.

If you choose to visit in person. Our helpful sales team on each park can answer all questions about all you need to know about owning a holiday home in winter.

Some food for thought!

1.All of our are lodges built to British structural standards. All walls are 5 inches thick as well as central heating and double glazing. These lodges can withstand all of the British weather that will be thrown its way.

2. Most our Caravans depending on the model, come with gas or electric fires to get all snuggled up in a lovely warm living space this winter. Each caravan is insulated adding that extra warmth.

End of Season Sale!

The GREAT thing about Winter is the legendary Coastline End of Season Sale!

As we have transitioned into the off season, many parks go into close down. But not at Coastline Leisure, all the parks are open 12 months a year. Holiday whenever you wish. Our End of Season sale is in full swing! Check it here!

So let’s beat the winter blues and plan for a cosy winter AND 2019 holiday today! Always good to have a holiday to look forward too!
how do you Holiday

How do you Holiday?

Is it lakeside view that calls, a stroll in the ancient woodlands or a relaxing space on the grounds of a stately home?

BE it cocktails in a quant village, trips to the beach or just watching the changes of the day from the luxury of your Holiday Home, Here at Coastline we’ll find a Lodge or Caravan and Park to fit how you Holiday!

How can Coastline Leisure Help?

One of the first thing to consider when buying a holiday home is…. Where should it be?

Walking onto a park and falling in love with it is the first step to the Holiday home of your dreams. So how do you Holiday? Site seeing, Walking, Fishing or just relaxing. Knowing this will help you narrow down the options.

Here at Coastline Leisure we have three perfect Holiday destinations to choose from. There is a park for everyone and every holiday.

Just remember what to consider when choosing.

1. Location : Whats in the area? What can we do whilst on holiday?
2. Accessibility : How far away is the park? Do we mind travelling far?
3. Added extras: Can i fish? On site facilities? any activities?

Our Parks

Once you have talked through all the necessities you would like whilst on Holiday, you can then choose through the 3 parks we have. Here are a taster of each below.

Heron Lakes Holiday Lodge Park

Located just outside of Beverley in East Yorkshire, this breathtaking holiday park caters for those who love to be lakeside. Now a recognised nature reserve your can sit and watch the wildlife go past for hours. Very close to the beautiful Beverley, a stunning historical town with many up and coming places to be as well as picturesque historical cobbled streets and buildings. A perfect balance of new and old.

Love to be near the coast on holiday? Well Heron Lakes can cater for that too. Only a short drive to the coast, popular destinations such as bridlington, Hornsea, Flamborough and further are easily accessible from Heron Lakes.

Food for thought: Strictly a lodge park.

Hollicarrs Holiday park, Escrick Park Estate.

How do you Holiday - Hollicarrs

Hollicarrs on the stunning estate grounds of Escrick. Located within ancient woodlands this is a perfect place for walkers and those that love the outdoors . A great place get away from busy city life. With on site facilities there is everything you may need for a relaxing holiday. From tennis, french boules, cycle hire and more, You will always find something to do at Hollicarrs.

Conscious about the countryside. Hollicarrs boasts many David Bellamy awards for their efforts towards conservation and protection of wildlife. An added bonus which definitely adds appeal.

Food for thought: Predominately Lodges but do have some caravans for sale.

Longing for a Lodge, How do you Holiday - Castle HowardLakeside Holiday Park, Castle Howard.

On the grounds of the magnificent 18th Century home in the Howardian hills. Lakeside holiday park, Castle Howard is an elegant holiday park nestled alongside the great lakes. This beautiful secluded park its a truly quiet place to wind down on holiday.

With stunning views of Castle Howard itself its a breathtaking location. Perfect for those who love market towns and locally produce, this park is very Close to Malton, the town famous for its food markets. For those wanting a day out in a larger historical town, Castle Howard is on 30 minutes from York. Perfect for days out shop and exploring!

Food for thought: Caters for both Lodges and caravans.

 

Why not join the staycation revolution today and lets start getting Holiday ready for 2019 her in the UK!

Longing for a Lodge, How do you Holiday - Castle Howard

Longing For a Lodge at Castle Howard?

Are Caravans not your thing but you’re longing to own a holiday home at Lakeside Holiday Park Castle Howard? Who Wouldn’t want to own a holiday home on the Grounds of an 18th Century Home!

Predominantly a Caravan Park as you will notice when your on site, however your in luck! Lakeside Holiday park also offers Lodges too!

Starting from £59,995 we will help you find a Lodge that is perfect for you. From single to twin Lodges in all shapes and sizes. Simply Pick a Plot and Choose the perfect Lodge you have been longing for.

Longing for a Lodge is over!Tingdene Valetta External, Castle Howard, longing for a lodge

Tingdene Valetta, This recently refurbished Lodge is a great Starter Lodge for all.

Starting from £59,950 this lodge can be sited on the plot of your choosing, allowing you to pick where will be best for your Holiday needs. With calming interiors, freshly painted and beautifully laid out. This lodge is a calming place to get away from from busy everyday life to relax on this quiet park.

2017 Carnaby Hemsley, The Carnaby Hemsley is sited on Plot 1. The first you see when on this holiday park its ready to start your holidays right now. Including decking and all ready to go. This lodge with its stunning country interiors, is a great space to enjoy with family and friends. With stunning cottage country interiors, on trend this year with the addition of tartan. Its really worth a visit.

2014 Prestige Buckland, Prestige Buckland Lodge, Castle Howard, Longing for a lodgea pre loved lodges that has very recently come on to the market. Already sited on plot 129 adjacent to the great lake, its a stunning locations towards the back of the Holiday Park.  The twin lodge is very spacious, with 2 bedrooms and a beautiful lounge, perfect for a break away.

Included in the price of the lodge is also 4 Friends of Castle Howard passes allowing you access to the house and grounds for free. It just keeps getting better and better.

Wanting a Brand new Lodge?

We can cater for that! From standard layouts to bespoke beauties. With factory visits, to show the process of the build and an interior designer to help you on your Journey to the lodge of your dreams.
We predominately offer Lodges from the Lodge manufacturer Prestige and Homeseeker however if you wish to choose from a range of manufacturers thats an option to. With manufactures of Lodges such as Tingdene, Atlas, Omar, Carnaby and more. There will be a style and shape and budget for everyone.
                                                Longing for a Lodge Longing for a Lodge Longing for a lodge

Wish to view these lodges?

Well of course, We’d love to meet you. We are located in the estate village of Coneysthorpe! You cant miss us head for Castle Howard, we are 5 minutes from the main entrance.

It will be a great opportunity meet our lovely sales team, to look around our lodges and get a feel for the park.

Alternatively you can ring our lovely sales team on site on 01653 648576  or send an email to info@coastline-leisure.co.uk and we will contact you to arrange any more information you wish to receive.

Autumn Staycation

5 Reason for an Autumn Staycation

Now the hype of our glorious summer is dying down, its time to dig out the knitwear, scarves and boots and think about breaks away here in our own country.

Well winter is coming we need something to look forward to!

The dictionary definition of Staycation:

A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

Take advantage of our own countryside, after all the country we live in is absolutely Breathtaking! From mountains to valleys, historical cities and more it time to explore.

Why Stay in the UK on holiday?

  1. The scenery is breathtaking! Its that time of year again when the leave change from luscious green to the autumnal colours we love so much. Orange, yellows and reds littering every inch of our breathtaking countryside.
  2. Peace and quiet.With the Kids back at school, you will be able to enjoy a quiet and peaceful break away. Another plus to this is lots more room to explore. Popular destination will be less busy allowing stress free holidaying.
  3. Top destinations on your door step. No airport cues, waking up at the crack of dawn to check in or be squashed in like sardines to get anywhere. You can travel on holiday at your own pace and  to some of the best destinations the UK has to offer.
  4. The price due to autumn being classed as the off season, Prices are usually pretty reasonable.
  5. Something to look forward too. With the days are getting longer, the nights colder and the travel home darker. So something to look forward to to keep spirits lifted is a bonus in our minds.

How about an Autumn staycation in Yorkshire?

As you know all our parks situated in Yorkshire. They offer idyllic locations so you can choose a perfect Autumn staycation. There are a number of breathtaking sites to see in and around Yorkshire that would be perfect for day trips.

For a spot of holiday shopping, you wont be short of boutiques, high street, market and unique shops from fashion, beauty, food in the beautiful cities and villages Yorkshire has to offer. Whether its York, Beverley, Malton or Hull, theres something for everyone.

Autumn staycation -Brimham rocks

More of a walking holiday enthusiast? From unbelievable views and long walks  North York Moors,  including the naturally occurring strange rock formations of Brimham Rocks. Or a little further afield from our Parks is the Yorkshire Dales, With stunning waterfalls and breath taking views to soak up.

Maybe seaside excursion along Yorkshires Historic coast. With a lot of victorian seaside destinations all in close proximity, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Either pop Whitby for its famous abbey and precious stone Jet or a long walk along Robin Hood’s Bay.

Or head to Flamborough to visit the white cliffs and the lighthouse. Further down to see the exciting Bempton cliffs home to many puffins. Don’t forget the famous Yorkshire fish and chips, or try a Hull delicacy the ‘Patty’.

Try before you buy?

Our parks are holiday home parks with luxury caravans and lodges to mainly purchase.

However, we offer rentals on our luxurious park Heron Lakes Holiday Lodge Park . It’s a way of ‘try before you buy’ and it enables you to see for yourself how ideal a holiday home could be for you.

We have several different style lodges to choose from. You’ll be able to sit at the comfort of your decking or sat lakeside watching the beautiful wildlife.

Autumn staycation

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The Moon- A different kind of view

A different kind of view. The Night sky!

On this day in 1969. We landed on the moon!

We did indeed, with ‘one small step’ earth made history on the 20th of July. Letting our minds wander to what can be seen in the expanse of space. 

With all our parks located in stunning locations which hold breathtaking views, there is one view that can easily be missed.

The one above us. The Night Sky!

The sky is such a beautiful sight, with spectacular light shows, glimpses of planets passing by, the expanse of twinkling stars and of course the moon itself. You will notice something new every time you simply look up.

A holiday with a difference: Stargazing!

So how about a Lodge or static caravan that would be perfect for a stargazing holiday? Set up a telescope, sit back, relax and take in all the stunning views the cosmos has to offer.

With all our parks situated in areas with minimal to no light pollution with in the countryside and with constant effort to keep light pollution to minimal as is possible. Seeing the stars is easy.

From the comfort of your decking or sat lakeside watching the reflections of the milky way go by. In these warm nights it would be perfect to holiday with a difference.

Out of this world Reductions!

Prestige Maple external, Heron Lakes

Across our parks we have a range of holiday homes which would be perfect for all a stargazers holiday needs.

2017 Prestige Maple show home NOW £149,950. Located on the exclusive trout lake at Heron lakes. The sky here seems never ending, with uninterrupted views in every direction, this lodge would be perfect to spot a planet or two.

Wanting to be more in the North of Yorkshire, Then we suggest the 2012 Tingdene Valetta, Pricing from £59,950. Recently refurbished and ready to be sited on any free plot at Lakeside Holiday park. You could be picking prime stargazing space very soon!

For more options click here!

Stargazing Top tips:

  1. Makes sure the moon full in a cloudless sky, so check the moon phases before you pick a spot or set up camp on your decked area.
  2. Bring a compass, makes constellations easier to spot! To cheat a little, there are lots of apps that can help you find a constellation
  3. Remember your camera as you will want to document the beauty of the night sky.
  4. Stargaze at all times of the year, the sky is constantly changing. Having your holiday lodge or static will make that a lot easier.

For those who are beginners at stargazing! The easiest star to find is Polaris or the north star. Heres How!

1. Find the Ursa Major (the plough or big dipper), you cant miss it, it looks like a saucepan.

2. Then follows its tail (or handle) parallel to the star and you will find Ursa Minor (little bear or little dipper) and there it will be.

Tada, you’ll know its the Polaris as its the brightest star in the collection.

Does this sound like the perfect Holiday for you?

Find the perfect lodge or static caravan to stargaze for hours on end. Today could be the day you find the holiday home of your dreams and a new hobby to go with it! To see all our reductions click here.

Alternatively if you wish to speak to our friendly sales team to help choose the perfect location for you. Please ring 01964 545968 or email at info@coastline-leisure.co.uk. We are happy to answer any question you may have.

Happy Stargazing.

Luxury Lodges here at Coastline Leisure, Part Exchange today

Wanting to Part Exchange to a Luxury Lodge?

Yes – Then look no further!!!

Here at Coastline Leisure, we have large selection of both new and pre-owned holiday homes for sale. With prices to suit every budget. From Single to twin lodges, we will find you the perfect holiday home this summer.  So why not part exchange your existing tourer, motorhome or caravan for a luxury new or pre-owned static caravan or timber lodge today.

Part Exchange made easy!

Part exchanging your existing tourer, motorhome or caravan is a process made simple by Coastline Leisure.

All you have to do is;

  • Choose one of our 3 prestigious Yorkshire holiday parks, (see below)
  • Choose your dream holiday home / timber lodge. 
  • We then give you a price based on the current market valuation for your part exchange.

If you wish to know more about choosing a lodge click here.

Food for thought.

  • We can arrange payment facilities if required*
  • All upgrades include the 2018 park fee for the remainder of the season once you part exchange
  • If you have an existing holiday home / timber lodge elsewhere we can arrange the transport

We make this part exchange process as easy as possible for you, ensuring a smooth transaction into your dream holiday home / timber lodge!

*Finance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

Which park to choose?

All our Holiday parks are situated in Yorkshire, with amazing connections to any holiday day out you would wish to want.

Castle Howard Lakeside Holiday Park, Coneysthorpe, North Yorkshire. Located alongside the great lake at Castle Howard in the estate of Coneysthorpe. Offering stunning views of the 18th Century House itself. The park is close to Malton and York,  offering a great location to explore Yorkshire itself.

Banner showcasing Castle Howard Lakeside Park,

For more information click here

Heron Lakes, Routh, East Yorkshire. Just outside the Historic town of Beverley and 15 miles way from the city of culture Hull,  Heron Lakes boasts stunning lakeside views.  With the ability to fish and boat on the lakes, Heron Lakes is a haven for those who wish to sit back and relax. For those wishing for days out, it is situated on the Coastal road, you can explore the stunning east coast cliffs and beaches. 

View over the Boating Lake at Herron Lakes

For more information click here

Hollicarrs Holiday Park, Escrick, North Yorkshire. Making its home in an ancient woodland, all 25 acres of woodland, this David Bellamy award winning holiday park for conservation is one for those who wish to do their part for nature. Located near York, this tranquil holiday park is a great place to get away from the busy modern day world. 

The holiday home and lodge area on Escrick Park Estates, Hollicarrs,

For more information click here

Interested?

If Part Exchange is definitely the option for you. Call us today on 01964 545968 or email us at info@coastline-leisure.co.uk and arrange to talk to one of our team about you Holiday Lodge dreams.

Coastline Leisure infographic for tips on purchasing a brand new lodge?

Are you considering purchasing a brand new lodge?

Are you considering purchasing a BRAND NEW lodge? With so much choice out there here at Coastline Leisure we have gathered the tips of the trade and food for thought information to make your purchase as stress free as possible.

From types of exterior to longevity of decking , we have all the tips for you. As well as narrowing down Location, site fees and lifestyle.

Considering purchasing a brand new lodge? An Infographic showing the top tips for buying a luxury lodge.

Thinking of buying luxury Lodge? Here at Coastline Leisure we have put together the answers from the top asked questions we receive from customers when purchasing a lodge into a handy infographic. From what to look for in a park to how a lodge is built.

Considering purchasing a brand new lodge?

PLOT RESERVED…. What an exciting moment!.

The first Consideration needs to be picking a location that is right for you.

  • How far do you want to travel?
  • What amenities would you like at a park?
  • Whats the area local to the park like?
  • What surrounding scenery would you wish to wake up to on holiday?
  • Do you wish to do your part for nature?

When you have decided this you can then pick a park!

Here at Coastline Leisure all our Parks are sited in Yorkshire,  are 4 and 5 star ⭐ parks in magnificent locations with prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Awards! Striving to make sure the habitat in which our parks call home are the best for wildlife that has been here years before us, from deer to swans to otters and more.

And of course an important question bout the wildlife in our live….Is the Park dog friendly?

A very important question indeed! YES, our Parks are dog friendly with mapped out areas for comfort of your pet. However, for cat lovers this is difficult as we are located on sites of conservation. This is a question to ask the park managers directly.

Now the park is chosen! Your one step closer purchasing a brand new lodge! The second consideration is the Lodge itself.

Come down and see for yourself, with a choice of three parks we have a lot of choice for your holiday lodge owning future.

How are lodges built? Are the warm? Will they withstand British weather?

All our Lodges are Built with 5 layers of protection. From insulation to bonded moisture barriers, making sure your lodge is a comfortable as possible.

Lodges as standard are clad in timber. Creating a stunning classic finish, timber cladding has maintenance involved. These lodges involve maintenance every year your lodge to ensure that you reseal and protect it from the elements.

However, here at Coastline Leisure we offer a solution that may interest you …. CanExel !

What is CanExel?

CanExel is a composite cladding made from wood fibre, resin and wax fused under pressure and finished in your chosen colour which consists of five coats of baked on paint.

Wanting no maintenance? This is the option for you!

This makes this style of cladding simple to maintain. It provides increase resistance to splitting, warping, splintering and buckling. With a 10 year guarantee!

Some of the lodges we show have CanExel as standard however for most, this is an extra so consider there will be an extra charge on the lodge price.

Lastly a third consideration before coming to see us is the PARK FEES!.  

Yes there is a park fee every year after purchasing your lodge. As well as Maintenance bills for the use of electricity, water etc. Remember different parks have different fees due to location. Depending on what park suits you best, all information will be explained our friendly team on site.

So your on your now on your way to purchasing a brand new lodge of your ✨ DREAMS✨

Interested?

How about try before you buy! Another option that might suit you might be looking into our  rentals on our Beautiful Park Heron Lakes for a short break which is a great way to determine what holiday home is right for you.

For more details , call us on 01964 541777 or email info@coastline-leisure.co.uk

We hope this informations helped!