Discover Parks Holiday Home Buyers Guide

Check out our buying guide. It'll help you keep a clear head and stay focussed so you end up at the perfect park on the perfect plot in the perfect home! 

1: 'Discover' The Right Park

This is the most important decision you're going to make, and with three very different Discover Parks, will it be Arrow Bank, Pearl Lake or Rockbridge?

Peaceful and laid back, vibrant and active, rural and idyllic - what's your vibe?

THE most compelling reason to choosing a park is the distance from home. Less travel time - more opportunity to use your holiday home. At Discover Parks, we have owners from as little as half an hour's drive away up to about two hours. 

Here's a few other things to consider: 

  • Location
  • The local area
  • Site fees / running costs
  • On-park facilities
  • Children (are they catered for?)
  • Pets (what facilities are available?)

Travel distance from home
Can you be on your decking with a glass of wine in less than two hours from home? Short travelling distance means impromptu visits with friends and family. Leave clothes in your holiday home and you won't have to waste time packing a bag.  

If you live in the Midlands or South Wales, the Lake District or Cornwall might sound very attractive, but travel time is many hours. Why get to your happy place at 9.30pm when you could be at a Discover Park by 7pm? 


Site fees and running costs 
We always try and quote you a 'moving in' price - the price of the holiday home, pro-rata fees for site fees, rates and insurance. We can offer a group policy* for the insurance, although you can get your own if you prefer. 

It's important you allow for annual running costs as well as factoring in any additional costs required to get you on park and settled.

Once purchased, annual running costs are site fees, rates, insurance, gas and electric. Gas and electric are metered as used and at Discover Parks we bill you twice a year.

*Discover Parks Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Bspoke Lifestyle Ltd and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN number 413858. Compass Insurance is a trading name of Bspoke Lifestyle Ltd, registered in England and Wales under Company Number: 11429456 at Registered address: 7 Pullman Court, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3ND. Bspoke Lifestyle Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN Number: 820727.


Local area
Are there plenty of attractions and events, places of interest, things to see and do? Especially if the children and grandchildren are staying. Check out these local websites:


Our parks - the details 

(Holiday Home owners at Arrow Bank and Rockbridge can use all the facilities at Pearl Lake - a 10-15min drive away)

Arrow Bank is quiet and relaxing. Situated on the edge of the black and white village of Eardisland. There's fishing on the River Arrow which meanders through the park, as well as at Jennifer's Pool. There's plenty of open space and heaps of local walks.  Dog friendly with dog wash and dry. 

Pearl Lake has a vibrant feel with lots of on-park facilities.  9-hole golf course, crown green bowls, fishing on the lake, woodland walks, play equipment and field for the children and the Lakeside Bar and Bistro. Dog friendly with dog wash and dry. 

Rockbridge Rural idyll - the perfect antidote to the frenetic pace of modern living.  An international dark skies community, the River Lugg borders the park whilst there's unlimited walking with Offa's Dyke Path close by. Dog friendly with dog wash and dry. Rockbridge Retreat, a brand new development of fabulous Holiday Homes will be completed during 2024. 


What about the kids? 
At Discover Parks there's wi-fi on all three parks, recreation fields for a good kick about and at Pearl Lake a zip wire, bike track and a wild play area. Holiday Home owners and their visitors at Arrow Bank and Rockbridge can use all the facilities at Pearl Lake - just a 10-15 min drive away.   

Dog friendly 
We love dogs at Discover Parks!  Each park has a dedicated, secure, off-lead dog and a dog wash and dry!


2: Choose Your Holiday Home


  • Number of bedrooms (how often will guests be staying?)
  • Open plan or separate lounge and kitchen (cosy v spacious)
  • Bath or shower (are you a soaker or prefer a quick hose down?)
  • En-suite bathroom? (2 bathrooms more useful when guests arrive)


3: Choose Your Plot

Not all holiday homes have a choice of plots - nevertheless there are some things to consider:  


  • Orientation (sunrise to sunset - a sunny breakfast or a setting glass of wine?)
  • Location & view (near the lake, by the river, overlooking fields, people passing, quiet corner)
  • Access (close to communal car park for guests/mobility access?)