A family enjoying their Parkdean Resorts holiday home (3)Parkdean Resorts has teamed up with Visit Essex to uncover hidden gems which make the county a great location to buy a holiday home.

The holiday park operator has worked with the Destination Management Organisation to highlight five reasons to snap up a holiday home in the area, from stunning scenery rivalling overseas destinations, to being within reach of family-friendly attractions, the great British seaside and must-see beauty spots.

Located north-east of London, Essex combines countryside, woodland and seaside landscapes, and is home to seven of Parkdean Resorts’ holiday parks all offering ownership opportunities.

Great reasons to buy and return for frequent breaks away include…

Scenery that rivals abroad
You’d be forgiven for not knowing that Osea Island even existed, making it one of the county’s best kept secrets. Sat on the Blackwater Estuary surrounded by four and a half miles of its own beaches and coastline, the luxury island is just one of many striking destinations in Essex well worth visiting more than once.

Activities fit for the whole family
Whether it’s Colchester Zoo which is home to over 260 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes, Hedingham Castle for a dose of the county’s history or Cudmore Grove Country Park, there’s plenty of day out options on the doorstep come rain or shine.

Charming countryside and pretty villages
An Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, Dedham Vale on the Essex-Suffolk border was made famous worldwide by artists such as Constable and Gainsborough. Filled with charming villages, rolling farmland, rivers, meadows and beautiful countryside, there’s no shortage of places to go and see.

Being beside the seaside
Essex has the second longest coastline of any in England, perfect for building sandcastles and relaxing walks. Villages along the coast also make popular visitor spots, such as Frinton-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Burnham-on-Crouch. Southend-on-Sea remains a firm favourite for holidaymakers due to its attractions from the famous Pier, which is the longest in the world, to Adventure Island Fun Park.

Less chance of rain
Essex is amongst the driest of all of the counties in the UK, with an annual average rainfall of around 600mm. In some years rainfall totals in Essex can be below 450mm, which is less than a third of the annual downpour of some of the soggiest places in the UK. Sunglasses at the ready…

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Carol Jolly, Tourism Marketing & PR Manager of Visit Essex, said ‘In Essex we are extremely lucky to have a bit of everything – an amazing coastline, wonderful rolling countryside, quant villages and inspiring towns.  We have over 450 visitor attractions ranging from beautiful historic houses to galleries, museums and theme parks, plus Essex is 71% rural (not many people realise this!), so we also have incredible open spaces and country parks such as Hadleigh, Cressing Temple and Great Notley.  I believe visitors to Essex will be pleasantly surprised by what we have to offer once here, and will enjoy the many different facets of our wonderful county.’

Parkdean Resorts’ holiday parks in Essex all with ownership opportunities include Valley Farm, Naze MarineMartello Beach, Coopers Beach, Waterside, Weeley Bridge and Highfield Grange.

Holiday homes can be used for at least eight months of the year, sometimes more depending on the park, meaning regular breaks away from the demands of everyday life can be fully maximised, returning again and again to owner communities where lifetime friendships are often formed.

John Waterworth, chief executive at Parkdean Resorts, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Visit Essex and offer prospective buyers an insight into what makes Essex such a great place to buy a holiday home. Essex is one of the most picturesque parts of the country with the likes of Constable Country and the stunning south east coast within arm’s reach of all our parks in the county.”

For anyone interested in owning a holiday home in Essex, each park has a dedicated team of advisors on hand to help. There is also the opportunity to enjoy an Ownership Experience Day. This offering gives families the chance to spend the day at their desired park, with access to all facilities and a complimentary lunch, as well as spending time with an advisor to discuss requirements.

Find out more about becoming an owner with Parkdean Resorts by visiting website or calling 0333 015 6882.

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