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We’re keen bloggers at both of our holiday parks and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resorts on Anglesey. With our bi-weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House or The Oaklands of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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Which Holiday Home Should I Buy?

Purchasing your very own holiday home is a very big decision. Apart from the initial purchase fee, you will also need to consider running costs and on-going maintenance. 

The holiday home you buy can have a massive impact on all of this with some manufacturers adhering to a higher baseline standards than others. That is where the BS3632 regulations come in.

What Are BS3632 Standards?

 

Back in 1963, the UK government published the BS3632 standards to dictate the minimum quality criteria that residential UK holiday homes should adhere to. This was intended to protect buyers by adding a layer of security in the buying process. 

These standards cover a wide variety of areas. From a safety perspective, a minimum standard of building materials and construction methods are outlined to ensure that all holiday homes are suitable for habitation; fundamental in ensuring the safety of both yourself and your family. 

Running costs are also taken into account with the inclusion of criteria such as insulation, double glazing and much more.

Do All UK Holiday Homes Meet BS3632 Standards?

 

The simple answer to this is, no! 

Some holiday homes may instead meet the EN1647 standards which are an alternative set of regulations utilised within the EU. 

Sadly EN1647 standards are nowhere near as extensive as those which govern the UK holiday home industry. The EU regulations are instead intended to provide a minimum standard of park homes which are to be used as temporary holiday accommodation as opposed to full time residential purposes. 

Naturally this means that EU holiday homes do not need to be designed to be as enduring as their UK equivalents. This can impact not only on running cost on account of reduced insulation levels for example, but even affect safety standards with the building techniques outlined being far less stringent. 

How Do I Know The Difference?

 

Any UK holiday homes which adhere to the superior BS3632 standards will proudly display the below logo. This is the easiest way to identify a holiday home which is designed to stand the test of time:

However, should you find yourself in doubt, make sure that you ask before committing to a purchase! You wouldn’t buy a car without looking into its Euro Ncap rating or fuel efficiency, so why act any differently when it comes to making the big decision on which holiday home is right for you?

Here at Bulmer Leisure, we can guarantee that all of the new and preloved holiday homes that we have for sale on our Anglesey holiday parks adhere to the more stringent BS3632 standards. When you purchase a holiday home from us, you can therefore be confident that your home away from home will be safe for your family and efficient when it comes to long-term running fees. 

To book a park tour and view our range of BS3632 holiday homes, get in touch with us by clicking here. 



We’re delighted to present two new Luxury Lodges here on Anglesey, one at Silver Bay and one at Woodland Falls Holiday Parks. Both of these wonderful holiday homes offer an impressive 50-year licence and come fully furnished and ready to move into.

Introducing the Aspire Oslo at Woodland Falls, Lligwy

 

This wonderful new Luxury Eco Lodge is now available to own at Woodland Falls Holiday Park! With a superb 50-year licence, the Aspire Oslo at Woodland Falls, Lligwy offers three spacious bedrooms, excellent living and dining facilities as well as a large decking area overlooking the woodland surrounds.

As well as the contemporary design and mod-cons, this Eco-friendly lodge also features a number of sustainable features such as solar panels and a water heat source pump. Not only do these features help reduce carbon emissions, long term, they help the affordability of your energy bills.

Nestled among the green countryside of north Anglesey, Woodland Falls Holiday Park offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. At its centre is the Oaklands leisure complex. This offers owners a space to relax in the company of friends and family with a coffee, tea or something a little stronger. There’s also a games room offering pool tables for the more competitive groups. Upstairs find a full gymnasium and fitness suite, providing a great space for keeping active while on your holidays. 

Situated close to the northeast coast of the island, the award-winning Lligwy beach is just a short walk from the site. Here you can enjoy the beautiful coastal views, feel the soft sand between your toes and perhaps brave a dip in the sea. 

Interested to find out more? Get in touch with us by clicking here. 

Introducing the Aspire Oslo Luxury Lodge at Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn

 

This stunning, brand new luxury lodge has just arrived at Silver Bay! The 50-year licence offers many years of memory-making in this beautiful holiday home. With a spacious open plan living area, three bedrooms and an L-shape decking area offering sea views, the Aspire Oslo is a wonderful space to holiday on Anglesey with family and friends. This Luxury Lodge comes fully furnished, with contemporary Scandinavian stylings and all the modern touches that will help make this lodge feel like your home away from home.

There’s so much more to experience than just this beautiful holiday home. At Silver Bay, we have lots of great facilities for all of the family to enjoy.The Deck House bar & restaurant gives owners a comfortable, relaxing space to indulge in delicious food and refreshing drinks during each stay. It also regularly hosts great events during holidays, from live music to children’s entertainment and much more.

There’s also the fantastic Leisure complex, offering a swimming pool, gymnasium and spa facilities, so whether the kids fancy a splash, you like to keep active or just want a relaxing massage, there’s something for everyone. The added bonus for owners at Silver Bay is having direct access to the award-winning Silver Bay beach! It’s one of Anglesey’s best and provides owners with a wonderful place to relax and play, particularly throughout the summer months.

Interested to find out more? Get in touch with us by clicking here. 

You can learn more about our Aspire Oslo luxury lodges by clicking here.



Introducing Bulmer Leisure

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of Bulmer Leisure, a name that will encompass all of our present and future holiday parks. After more than 30 successful years of Silver Bay Holiday Park and an expansion to the North side of the island in Lligwy, we introduce a name that will uphold the values we want to protect the very most. Any Bulmer Leisure holiday park will be the perfect place for families, couples and friends to have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery of Anglesey from the comfort of our luxury caravans and lodges.

Bulmer Leisure will continue to uphold the same values and family ethos we always have. Creating a real focus on cleaner, environmentally conscious parks and engaging with the local community through employment and partnerships. We have committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. We are achieving this through improving our on-site practices, creating eco-friendly lodges, and working with our contractors to create a more sustainable supply chain.

Where did the name Bulmer Leisure come from?

You may recognise the name Bulmer from somewhere else. That’s because for three generations, our Holiday Parks have been privately owned by the famous cider making Bulmer family. Building on the Bodior Estate, once used as a family holiday retreat for the Bulmer family, Silver Bay was founded in the 1980’s.

Continuing to use the well known and respected family name, Bulmer Leisure will now encompass both Silver Bay and Woodland Falls holiday parks. Equally luxurious, stylish, comfortable, and the perfect setting to escape life for a while. 

What does this mean for current owners? 

The decking of a a grey lodge This name change will not affect current or future holiday home owners. Bulmer Leisure will remain a privately owned family business, prioritising the needs of our holiday home owners.

The only difference you will find is a few name changes here and there. We can assure that your home away from home will remain the same peaceful escape as always.

Learn more about us here



Here at Bulmer’s Holiday Parks we’re delighted to have completed Phase One of our Luxury Holiday Lodge development at Lligwy.

Lligwy Falls combines the premium, luxury experience of a Bulmer’s holiday home, with picturesque woodland surrounds that unite to offer the perfect Anglesey retreat.

To celebrate, we’re offering a one-off small selection of Show Lodges, with site fees until 2024!

Our latest luxury lodges also offer great value, with licences of 50-years. As well as this, they are Eco Lodges, fitted with quality technology, including solar panels and water heat pumps, to help create a more sustainable holiday park, whilst still offering the high standards you’d expect from our holiday homes. The eco technology also means the cost of power is significantly reduced.

All our luxury lodges are fully furnished and ready for you to move into, bringing further value and ease to the owner experience. 

 The Lodges

We have a number of wonderful luxury lodges waiting for you at Lligwy. Take a look at some of the options below.

The Oslo

Taking inspiration from contemporary Scandinavian design, the spacious, comfortable Oslo offers a welcoming atmosphere for owners and guests alike.

The bright, brilliantly designed open plan lounge-kitchen-diner space is perfect for hosting family and friends at your lodge, with even more space to escape out through the French doors onto the sizeable decking area.

With three bedrooms (two doubles and a twin), plus two bathrooms (one main and an en suite), the Oslo offers ample room for a family to luxuriate in this holiday home. 

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Learn more by clicking here.

The Harrington

This stylish, intelligently designed and fully furnished luxury holiday home combines comfort and modern flourishes to create a superb space.

The large living area includes a kitchen-diner plus a cosy lounge space, perfect for welcoming family and friends. There’s also plenty of room to relax on the decking area, accessible from both the lounge or the side door of the lodge.

With two bedrooms (one double, one twin), this beautiful holiday home offers plenty of space during your many stays with us at Woodland Falls. 

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The Brampton

The fantastic three bedroom Brampton is another perfect space to escape to with family or friends, with ample space to enjoy the company of those you love the most. 

Walking through the door, you’ll find a spacious, open-plan living space. Step inside and be greeted by a thermowood vertical brise-soleil partition and refreshing white gloss kitchen with contrasting dark grey island unit. The lounge and dining area is more than big enough to host your nearest and dearest on your many stays with us. 

The contemporary theme runs throughout the spacious eco lodge. The master bedroom features a king-size bed, dressing table and stool, walk-in wardrobe and also an ensuite bathroom. The other two bedrooms include 3ft divan beds. There’s also a family bathroom which includes a bath and shower.

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Discover more about the Brampton here.

Luxury Caravans at Brook Views

We also have a luxury caravan development at Woodland Falls. These stunning holiday homes, which are fully furnished and ready to move into, offer the comfort, space and practicality to make for the perfect Anglesey retreat for you and your family.

Want to find out more about our luxury caravans? Click here.

What else can you expect from Woodland Falls holiday park?

As well as our luxury holiday homes and tranquil woodland surroundings, there’s plenty more to enjoy. Our park is just a short walk away from the award-winning Lligwy beach, regularly named one of the best beaches in the UK, and voted no.1 by The Sunday Times.

There’s also the Oaklands, our new leisure complex, offering owners another place to relax, socialise and keep fit. Kick back in the lounge bar with a coffee, tea or alcoholic drink, enjoy a game of pool in the games area or get active in the gymnasium and fitness studio. 

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Interested to learn more? Download our new brochure here. Get in touch by clicking here or calling 01407 860 860.

 



Nestled into the rich woodland of north east Anglesey, Woodland Falls Holiday Park Lligwy offers the perfect tranquil retreat. With the award-winning Lligwy beach just a short walk away, this site has the best of both worlds and the comfort of our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges at its heart. 

50-Year Licence

One of the greatest benefits to owning one of our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges at Lligwy is the longevity of the licence. Unlike most other holiday parks, we offer a a 50 year licence on all new lodge plots. This gives you both greater value for money in the time you have ownership of your property, and also affords you a greater sell-on value compared, should you wish to sell your holiday home at a later date.

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable

We’re proud to lead the way in offering a more sustainable holiday home experience with our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges. Among some of the first in the UK, our lodges offer a more sustainable way of living, with solar panels and water pump technology; whilst not scrimping on the luxurious comfort you’d expect from the Bulmer’s Holiday Park experience. In the current financial climate, our eco-friendly technology provides a more sustainable running cost for our holiday homes.

Our aims go beyond the lodge offering, with targets of reducing our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. Learn more about our sustainability goals and projects.

Our Eco-Friendly Lodges come fitted with solar panels

Fully Furnished Holiday Homes

Another benefit to our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges is that they are furnished and ready for you to move into. Our contemporary furnishings offer you the perfect home away from home, without the hassle from the moment you sign on a property.

An example of the open plan, fully furnished lounge-diner-kitchen space in one of our Eco-Friendly Lodges.

Woodland Falls Facilities

There’s plenty more to Woodland Falls Holiday Park Lligwy than just our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges. Our site has a fantastic new Leisure facility for residents to enjoy during their stays. Why not grab a coffee or alcoholic beverage with friends or family at The Oaklands, play a game of pool in the games room or get active in the gymnasium or fitness studio? 

Want to learn more about our sites and luxury lodges? Download a brochure here. Want to pop by and take a look around? Why not Come and Visit us? Want to speak to someone? Request a callback here.


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Introducing the latest lodge to arrive at Silver Bay Holiday Park – The Oslo. This lodge has a strong connection with its Scandinavian namesake with it’s incredibly sleek and upscale design. If you’re looking for a holiday home with an inviting atmosphere, then this is the perfect lodge for you!

The Oslo’s stunning contemporary design creates a modern and relaxing home. A mixture of light oak elements and soft grey enhance the light coming in through the french doors and the splashes of zesty yellow fabrics add to the modern feel. 

Although this lodge boasts a it’s beautifully designed modern interior, there is still a very homely feel as soon as you enter. The bright open living concept provides an inviting experience, perfect for families of all ages. The lounge is perfect for family gatherings for all seasons, with two double doors to create an indoor-outdoor space during summer and a raised log burner for the winter. 

The Oslo also features a fully fitted kitchen with all the modern appliances, perfect for feeding the family or entertaining friends. Once again the open design means you can still enjoy your company while you are in the kitchen. 

There’s plenty of sleeping space for large groups and families in this luxury lodge. The Olso hosts a main bedroom with additional en-suite, a second double bedroom and a twin room with two single beds. Each room design uses the same sleek oak and yellow colour scheme as the living space, which creates a relaxing sleeping environment. There’s plenty of wardrobe space so you can get comfortable and feel right at home.

There will be two Oslo lodges at Silver Bay, both brand new, fully furnished with decking and ready to move into. Follow the link for details about The Oslo Luxury Lodge.

            

How do you become a lodge owner at Silver Bay?

Interested in owning an Oslo lodge? Or maybe you’d like to experience Silver Bay for yourself? What better way to do so than viewing a virtual tour or get in touch to discuss your options.



Luxury Lodges Available Now

Only 1 1/2 hours from Chester, Silver Bay Holiday Village is an owner only holiday park, nestled on the coast of the island of Angelsey, North Wales. Affording private access to a secluded Green Flag beach, Silver Bay has something for everyone. From boating and beach time to coastal paths and cycling trails, Silver Bay is situated to make the most of the best that Angelsey has to offer.

Silver Bay holiday home owners enjoy the use of a fully equipped gym, Spa and heated swimming pool together with a bar, lounge & restaurant to sit back, relax and take in the views..

Each luxury Lodge is fully furnished to the highest standard, from the nautical feel of the Navigator to the contemporary feel of the Rustica. The Lookout luxury lodge enjoys a separate lounge and galley kitchen whilst The Muskoka lodge has a centre kitchen & lounge enjoying floods of light and panoramic views beyond.

Holiday homes afford elevated positions with decking to enjoy the views of the Llyn Peninsula. Private driveways complete the external appearance whilst the grounds surrounding each holiday home are fully maintained.

From soft furnishings to kitchen wear, holiday homes are ready to move into so that you can take full advantage of year round breaks and holidays straight away. 

Click here to take a virtual tour of the park and get in touch to arrange a personal tour of the park.


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You might be wondering what the benefits of buying a lodge home are and how it is better than booking a holiday abroad. Well, let us tell you why we think it could be one of the best decisions you ever make. 

With the rising costs of holidaying abroad and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, it’s no surprise that more Britons are expected to holiday in the UK in 2020 – and North Wales is expected to be one of the most popular destinations.

What if you had the option to holiday in the UK, whenever you like? Below we’ll talk about the benefits of buying a lodge home in the UK and buying on Anglesey, in particular. We’ll also give you some pointers on what you need to think about when thinking about buying a holiday home.

What are the benefits of buying a lodge home in the UK?

The value of the pound

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Back in 2016, we talked about how the value of the pound had dropped since the European Union Membership Referendum result. And this is still the case as we enter 2020; at the moment you can expect to get 1.17 euros or 1.3 US dollars for every 1 pound.

By holidaying in the UK, you don’t have to worry about unpredictable exchange rates and forking out more for your holiday.

It’s close to home

Have you ever had a last minute urge to go away for the weekend or had a particularly difficult week and needed a break? As a holiday home owner in the UK, you now have that freedom.

Fancy a weekend break or a whole week away? Just hop into your car and you can be in your holiday home in no time.

Keep the kids entertained

One of the hardest parts of going on a family holiday is keeping the children entertained. By owning a lodge on a holiday park, you have facilities and entertainment on your doorstep so you never have to worry about that again.

We have a great range of activities available for your little ones so they’ll never be bored again when it comes to the school holidays.

Take your pets on holiday

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Forget putting your pets in a kennel or hiring a sitter, now you can take the whole family on holiday.

We welcome all pets here at Silver Bay, just make sure to let us know before you arrive.

Why should I consider buying a lodge home on Anglesey?

The beautiful beaches

One of the main attractions for people that visit Anglesey are the beautiful beaches. We have the blue waters and sandy beaches you might expect outside of the UK, but all easily accessible from the rest of the country.

Last year, we put together some of our favourite beaches on Anglesey, including our very own Silver Bay beach.

The amazing food

Anglesey has no shortage of ingredients with many of the restaurants on the island creating delicious dishes using fresh, local produce.

We recently produced a map of the best places to eat on Anglesey based on feedback from our holiday home owners and social media followers.

The local attractions

There’s plenty of things to see and do on Anglesey. Whether you’re looking for something adventurous or a fun family activity, you’ll never be bored.

What do I need to think about when buying a lodge home?

Do your research!

The first step to buying a holiday home is always do your research. We have an online brochure to give you an idea of what life is like here at Silver Bay.

Visit the holiday park in person

Nothing comes close to seeing the real thing and we think our holiday park and lodges look great in the photos, but they look even better in the flesh. Each lodge comes with plenty of space for the whole family and is finished to the highest standard, not to mention the spectacular views. 

All of this can only really be appreciated by visiting us in person. You can request a callback to arrange a visit.

Do I have the finances?

You should always try to find a holiday property that’s within your budget. We offer a selection of lodges and caravans, both pre-owned and new, so there’s sure to be something that suits your budget.

You should also remember that holiday parks will often charge site fees, which you should factor in when considering your budget.

Decide how you would like to purchase

Before purchasing your holiday home you should know that brand new caravans come with a licence of 15 years and lodges with a 50 year licence. If you would still like to go ahead, there are a few options available to you.

You can always buy the property outright with cash or you could use a private funding source; for example a remortgage or equity loan.

We’re always happy to discuss the different options with you, request a callback today and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.


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On Sunday 5th August, we will open our gates for the grand opening of our new development, Bay View. Join us for fizz and nibbles and take a tour of the stunning holiday lodges available on Bay View. You can also see the amazing facilities that we have on site.

Bay View plan

The name ‘Bay View’ derives from the southerly facing plots, which benefit from breathtaking views of the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia. The development is just a short walk away from Silver Bay Beach and will be fully landscaped with a hard standing parking area for each holiday lodge. There are 17 holiday lodges currently available on Bay View with just five now available on the front row.

One of the lodges available to view will be the Bella Vista, a contemporary and spacious holiday lodge with a refreshing white gloss kitchen and neutral grey tones and hints of blush pink throughout. The lodge features a fully glazed front elevation with french doors and high level windows as well as a vaulted ceiling to the lounge, kitchen and diner. You can take a look at the other lodges available on our luxury lodges page but we agree that it’s definitely worth viewing the lodges in person to truly appreciate their beauty and quality.

There’s no need to book to attend our open day, just turn up on the day. If you require any further information please feel free to get in touch or, alternatively, you can request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch. You can also download our free brochure to get a feel for Silver Bay before you visit. We hope to see you there!


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Located on a small development of only two lodges enjoying panoramic views over Silver Bay and the Llyn Peninsula beyond, we’d like to introduce you to The Lookout holiday lodge. Created to make the most of  the awe-inspiring coastal views, and providing a sanctuary that’s every bit as unique as you are. The Lookout holiday lodge is a place where you can truly relax and be yourself.

The stunning architectural exterior of The Lookout lodge captures the eye outside; but it’s what’s inside this beautiful holiday home that’s really exciting. Modern and contemporary, yet still retaining an element of retro, the design of this property is perfect for families of all ages.

Long day at the beach? Take it easy in the elevated lounge area or enjoy the evening sunshine on the adjoining balcony. The Lookout also features a fully fitted kitchen with all the mod cons and appliances, perfect for feeding the family or entertaining friends.

The Lookout holiday lodge living room

The master bedroom comes complete with a walk-in wardrobe and wet room with a large double walk-in shower. And just across the hall you’ll find four unique cabin beds with quirky naval porthole style windows.

Our Next Open Day

The Lookout is not one to miss; but don’t just take our word for it. You can view the lodge for yourself on our next open day, taking place 12-4pm on Sunday 3rd June. This will give you the opportunity to explore the park, the lodges and the facilities Silver Bay has to offer. Plus there’ll be some fizz and nibbles for you to enjoy!

If you would like to see more images of The Lookout, you can find them here. Or, if you would like to find out more about The Lookout or the open day, please call us on 01407 860860 or request a callback.