Caravanning in Devon & Cornwall


If you’ve never taken a domestic holiday before, you’ll discover a surprising array of hidden delights in the UK, and plenty on offer for the whole family. A perennial favourite is Devon – and for good reason. Such are the differences between Devon and the rest of the country that city-dwellers can really feel like they’ve gone somewhere, but without breaking the bank.

Often referred to as Devonshire, Devon is steeped in the kind of history befitting the Celtic west half of the British Isles. It borders Cornwall to the west and Dorset and Somerset to the east. Coast-fanciers have plenty of options, with the Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea to the north, and the English Channel off the southern coast. Devon’s history stretches back to the Roman invasion in AD 43. The Romans dubbed the area Dumnonii, which is thought to mean ‘deep valley dwellers’.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

In terms of area, Devon is England’s fourth largest county, but it’s population density is low by English standards, owing partly to the space-hogging sprawl of Dartmoor which, at 368

Finlake, situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, comprises a hundred acres of Devon countryside, with access to miles of woods and the wildlife within. Close to many beautiful beaches and leisure facilities, Finlake has several lodges and holiday homes, in addition to its caravan space.

Formerly Paignton Holiday Park, Devon Hills is a wonderfully relaxing, rejuvenating place for a family holiday or romantic short break. Located near the Torbay coastline, it is set among 60 acres of parkland. Again, lodges and caravans are provided for thos who don’t have their own.

Bossiney Bay, Cornwall, is a caravan holiday location surrounded by lush green countryside. Close to some beautiful beaches, there are a number of activities to keep you occupied on your holiday.

Boasting spectacular vistas, with a family-oriented vibe, Praa Sands in Cornwall is famous as caravan holiday destination. A nearby golf course provides entertainment and stunning scenery, while a leisure complex onsite (with indoor pool) should keep the non-golfing members of your party happy.

South East England is as rich in caravan holiday spots as the more well-trodden South West, and is not to be ignored. Martello Beach on the Kent/East Sussex coast features excellent leisure facilities, including a gym and indoor heated pool. Acres of expertly landscaped grounds offer a chance to explore, and take in some breathtaking sea views.

Edgely, in Surrey, is set in 26 acres of wildlife-rich woodland. Take an early morning walk through the woods before returning to the excellent facilities of the caravan park.

Take a look at the Park Resorts website to find out about more caravan holidays all over the UK. The Park Resorts site also has a number of static caravan for sale links if you are in the market for a permanent holiday home.

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