Jack Interviews new owners
Jack, a park trustee, interviewed our new arrivals this month to learn about their experiences transitioning from holidaymakers to permanent owners.
“Tell me about yourselves!”
N: “We are based in a small Lincolnshire village. I was in the RAF for 27 years in the medical branch and then was in general practice for 20 years.”
C: “I was a Retail Manager at Next, and travelled around a lot with Norman. We were stationed in Cyprus in the late 1970s and early 1980s; we bought a holiday home there which we had for many years. Alas, Brexit changed everything so we sold our holiday home and moved back to the UK.
“How did you first end up at Burton Constable Holiday Park?”
N: “We were looking to buy a holiday home in this part of the world. We had looked south of the Humber and did not find anything that appealed. We looked about for lodges to rent where we could spread our wings and look around East Yorkshire; we came to stay in one of your pet-friendly lodges.”
C: “We looked at a few places in the area and did not find anything that appealed – then on reflection we thought that this place is pretty ideal and decided to speak to Bryne and see if anything was available here.”
“And how was your Hire Fleet experience?”
C: “I enjoyed the quietness of the park, and the reception staff were so friendly – they are your main asset! They couldn’t have been warmer or more helpful – they even lent us a phone charger for the week of our holiday when we forgot to pack one.
“What made you think about buying a unit here?”
C: As well as the above we liked the dog friendliness. And Bryne treated us very well not being forceful and letting us decide.
N: “We looked at quite a few units and ultimately decided we did not want a caravan. We have a 20-month-old pup and we wanted a bit more space; the unit we chose had a very large decking and we saw that the dog would have ample room to run around.
C: “We have changed a few aspects of the lounge creating a holiday atmosphere distinct from our main home – we want it to seem like a completely different experience. It has been joyful and exciting picking new items for the lodge, every car trip so far has had a full boot.
“Is there a friendly atmosphere here?”
N: “Yes there is a nice holiday community here. We enjoyed the owners’ event put on by the Park on Thursday which was a good chance to meet some of the other owners. We’ve also been up to the Bar with other people and introduced ourselves – people are friendly and like to know you which is nice.”
C: “Not only the owners – the renters are also social and want to chat to us.”
N: “As well as the staff being very helpful – our neighbours have been extremely kind, lending us garden tools and helping out with sorting out a wasps’ nest that was forming – little things like that make a the difference when new to the Park.
Jack: “I know what you mean about holiday community – we have a lodge up in Scotland and we try to make our trips up coincide with our friends visiting their holiday homes up there.”
“How has your experience been so far?”
N: “I have enjoyed the friendliness of the Park and the other customers/owners– as well as the team here. We are not far away, just an hour and a half but it still feels like we are on holiday. We are 15 minutes from the coast and there is lots of future exploring to do. I like popping across to the Stables Kitchen to have a nice sandwich and a scone.”
C: “We like the space of inside the lodge and between the lodges. You’re not cheek-by-jowl unlike some other parks. Most of all the dog-friendliness of the Park appeals to the third member of the family, Honey our cockerpoo.