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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our 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, 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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The Easter holidays may almost be over but we’re still feeling in that holiday mood from the success of our Easter activities. We want to thank everyone that visited Silver Bay during the holidays, it wouldn’t have been the same without you!

From scuba diving and lifeguarding to football and pilates, and not forgetting a whole selection of arts and crafts activities for the Busy Bayers, there really was something for everyone to enjoy over the holidays.

This year we changed things up slightly for the Silver Bay Easter egg hunt with people of all ages searching every nook and cranny of the park for codes to solve the final puzzle; it was great to see friends and families working together to find the codes and earn their Easter eggs.

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After working up an appetite at the Easter egg hunt we served up a carvery with a selection of different meats and all the trimmings. We received some great feedback on the carvery and will be doing it again soon, keep an eye on our Facebook page for any updates.

 

Halfway through the holidays we welcomed prospective lodge owners to our Easter Open Day to experience Silver Bay for themselves, including our luxury lodges, facilities and beach. We hope to open our gates again soon so make sure to keep an eye out for our next email invite.

Easter carvery at Silver Bay

Do you feel like you need some extra rest and relaxation after the Easter holidays? Why not take advantage of our Spa Treatment of the Month? This month we’re offering ELEMIS Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub for just £25. Call the spa on 01407 862049 to book.

We may be entering the final few days of our Easter activities but it won’t be long until the May half term where we’ll have a whole host of activities to keep the family occupied; look out for our activity newsletter, coming soon. If you’d like to find out more about how to become a lodge owner at Silver Bay or would like to arrange a visit you can request a callback from a member of our friendly team or view our online brochure.


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It’s that time of the year again, spring has sprung and Easter is just round the corner!

We have three action-packed weeks of Easter activities planned for the whole family to enjoy, so if you’re still deciding on when to visit Silver Bay then this could be the perfect way to help you decide.

Don’t forget to get your baskets at the ready and keep your eyes peeled for the Silver Bay Easter Egg Hunt, taking place at 10:30am on Sunday 1st April!

You can view the full timetable below and make sure to keep reading for a week-by-week breakdown of all the activities we have planned.

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Saturday 24th – Friday 30th March

For those looking for a relaxing morning in the pool we have the Adult Only Swim 9:30am – 10:30am every day for the next three weeks. For something a bit more active there’s the Rookie Lifeguards course on Monday, Scuba Diving on the Tuesday and Water Polo on the Thursday.

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In the Studio and Gym we have a range of Supervised Activities for 7-11 year olds and Supervised Gym sessions for 12-16 year olds throughout the week. We also have multiple Spinning, Pilates and H.I.I.T sessions giving you a range of different options to get that perfect workout. If that doesn’t take your fancy then why not have a kickabout with Football Fun on Wednesday and Friday.

Not to forget those Busy Bayers! Keep the little ones occupied with a range of arts and crafts activities taking place all week; from Candle Creations to Make Your Own Puppet Pal we’re sure there’s something to engage their creativity. On Good Friday we’re devoting the day to all things Easter, including Papier Mache, Pottery Painting and Easter Cards.

Saturday 31st March – Friday 6th April

The Easter crafts don’t stop there! From Saturday through to Monday we have more activities to keep your Busy Bayers in the Easter mood, from baking and sewing to making your own Easter baskets and bonnets.

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Didn’t get chance to take part in one of our pool courses? Don’t worry! We’re running some more Rookie Lifeguards, Scuba Diving and Water Polo sessions this week, with an additional Water Polo session on the Friday as well as the Wednesday.

Saturday 7th – Saturday 14th April

In the final week we still have an array of activities available in the pool, studio and gym as well as many more activities for the Busy Bayers, including Junk Modelling, Jewellery Making and Sand Art.

Please remember that all sessions have limited places so make sure to book in advance by calling the spa on 01407 862049.

Does this sound like something you and your family would like to take part in? Take a look at how to become a lodge owner in our brochure or why not pop along to our next open day, taking place on Sunday 8th April.

 


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With warm beach weather approaching (we even had a mini heatwave over Easter!) and longer days just around the corner, summer is on the way here at Silver Bay Holiday Village.

Our calendar is jam-packed full with events that you and your loved ones won’t want to miss. And as well as making sure Silver Bayers have plenty to do, we’re also going to be digging deep for charity.

For a full run down, take a look below and pop these all important dates into your summer calendar of fun!

 

18th June – Snowdon Sunrise Charity Walk

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We always take great pride in doing our bit for local charities, which is why we’ve decided to get the Silver Bay team together and embark on the Snowdon Sunrise Charity Walk 2017.

Taking place on the 18th of June, all funds raised will go towards the all-important Wales Air Ambulances. And best of all, you can join us too! Just make sure you book via Breese Adventures.

The Wales Air Ambulance team will be trekking along with us, and we’ll be walking between 1am and 9am under the guide of the Anglesey moon, led by headtorch lights! It’s a magical walk and an experience that you’ll never forget. We hope to see you there!

If you can’t participate, but would like to donate, simply visit the GoFundMe page here.

 

3rd and 4th June – Menai Raft Race

As we’re an island, there are always lots of exciting water-based activities going on. From boat voyages to adrenaline-pumping sailing, if you’re a watersports enthusiast, you’ll love Anglesey.

This year, we’ve decided to get involved with local water sports activities ourselves, and for the first time ever will be taking part in the Menai Raft Race! This annual event is an Anglesey classic, and on the 3rd and 4th of June our Grounds Maintenance Team will be heading out on the water and racing locals who have endeavoured to build their best rafts!

If you’re interested in Raft Silver Bay, like our page on Facebook where you’ll find a collection of upcoming images full of all the latest updates. And best of all, this event also raises a lot of money for local causes – which makes the Menai Raft Race one of the most important events in the Anglesey calendar.

 

Summer 2017 – Date TBC – Guinness World Record Attempt

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This summer we’ll be hoping to make Silver Bay a record-breaking holiday park – and we need your help! From gathering as many superheroes as we can on the beach at one time, to building the world’s highest stack of coins on a holiday park, we want to know which event you’d like to do the most – and we need your votes on social media.

We’re also looking for even more special ideas, so if you have something that you’d like to put on the table, perhaps the most amount of people snorkelling in wigs at once, or maybe the largest amount of sandcastles shaped like Disney characters on one beach, let us know right away on Facebook.  

Our Guinness World Record Attempt is an event that we can’t wait to launch this summer when we welcome everyone back for six weeks of sun, fun and excitement. We’ll be posting more details soon about the attempt and when it will be taking place. Make sure you check back so that you don’t miss out!

 

Summer 2017 at Silver Bay Holiday Village

We hope you can make it to our events this summer, and if you don’t feel like taking part feel free to pop down and cheer us on! The team and our lodge owners will really appreciate your support.

To find out more about any of the events call us on 01407 860 860.

 

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A holiday away from reality can be one of the most romantic times of the year for couples, but for those with families, one-on-one time with your loved one can sometimes fall to the wayside.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case.

There are plenty of things couples can do whether they have families or not, that’ll make the trip away together extra special. So for some expert, romance holiday advice, you’ve come to the right place!

1. PLAN A DATE NIGHT

If one night is all you can spare, grab it with both hands. An evening together can go an incredibly long way when it comes to taking time out for one another.

This can be as in depth or as simple as you like. If all you want is a meal together with a chilled bottle of fine wine, there are few better places on the Isle of Anglesey than The Deck House. In fact, why not make it extra special andtake a look at our private dining options?

However, a date night doesn’t just have to be about having a meal. Heading out on the town for a few fruity cocktails or venturing on a beautiful head-clearing walk (we recommend a wander down Beaumaris Pier if you’re on our island), are both perfect choices. It’s all about doing something a little different in your schedule.

2. TAKE A TRIP TO THE SPA

Visiting the Spa is one of the most relaxing things a person to do. It’s a chance to let go of the things on your mind and focus on yourself, and what better person to do that with than the one you love?

Sometimes, you both need a break, and an afternoon at the spa can make you feel as though you’ve been away relaxing for days. A couples massage is the perfect way to take any strains and stresses out of your mind and your relationship, so why not treat yourselves? You can take a look at our full collection of spa treatments right here.

 

3. DO SOMETHING UNIQUE

Perhaps you and your loved one do go on dates a lot, but what you’re actually feeling tired with is the endless meals and drinks out.

Well, why not do something a little different?

Here at Silver Bay, we pride ourselves on offering the space and opportunities for you to do something unique. Head out together on a kayak, or perhaps spend some time beach combing and snorkelling together in our blue waters. Rekindle your sense of adventure together and do something worth remembering – it will revitalise your date life!

4. HEAD TO THE BEACH

When it comes to romantic settings, few places outdo th beach. There’s something relaxing about experiencing the end of the land as it merges into the sea. As you look out onto the horizon, your lover’s hand in your own, it can feel like anything is possible.

Discuss your future, hopes and dreams and you’ll find that you’re closer than ever before. And remember, you don’t need to escape to faraway shores to discover a beautiful coast. Our Silver Bay Beach is both awe-inspiring and award-winning, making it the perfect date spot.

 

5. STAY IN

Going on a date by default usually involves going out. But have you and your loved one ever thought about bringing the date inside? Whether you’re staying in one of our stunning lodges, or at home, why not nip to the corner shop for a bottle of bubbly? Perhaps pick up a few cheeses and Italian meats, matched perfectly with a thick, crusty bread.

Turn on the radio or put some songs on your phone, light some candles and then have a picnic in your own quarters. There’s nothing more intimate when it’s just the two of you by candle light.

 

6. MAKE IT A DOUBLE DATE

Sometimes it can be hard to head out on a date if you haven’t been alone together for a while, so there is another avenue that you can try to get back into the swing of things.

Double dates are usually something enjoyed by teenagers and young adults, but double dates can actually be a very clever way to spend time with friends and your loved one! With busy lives and children, this is a great opportunity to reconnect with your chums and there is sure to be fun and endless conversation between all partners. Why not even make it a triple date? A group night out at the Deck House is guaranteed fun – and who knows, with warm and welcoming Silver Bay community, you’re likely to even make new friends along the way! Go on, get social!

7. RENEW YOUR VOWS

For an extra special holiday to remember, why not renew your vows?

It’s the perfect way for any loved-up married couple to mark a defining point in their relationship, all the while paying tribute to your unwavering feelings for one another. It can be extravagant or as subtle as your like, with as many or as few guests as you like, too.

Your relationship will feel brand new as your pledge your love for one another once more, so why not start planning right away?

 

8. PRETEND IT’S YOUR FIRST DATE AGAIN

For our last romantic suggestion, we thought we’d suggest something a little different. Rekindling romance can be a tiring task if you have been together for a long time, so why not do something you’ve not done for a long time? Go on a ‘first date’!

Have your partner turn up to the bar or restaurant first, with you joining a few minutes later. Assume pretend names if you like and spend some time getting to know each other again. It might feel a bit silly at first, and even if it isn’t something you can take series, nothing fuels love quicker than laughter.

BE MORE ROMANTIC AT SILVER BAY HOLIDAY VILLAGE

If you want to reconnect and dedicate time to one another throughout the year, then why not considering investing in a holiday property? Our luxury lodges on Anglesey are the perfect place to spend holidays in the sun amongst some of the most beautiful scenes in the UK.

To discover more, take a look at our free eBrochure, or give us a call on 01407 860 860. We offer taster weekend’s if you’re interested in purchasing, so why not see if Silver Bay could be the romantic holiday spot you’ve been looking for?


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The Summer holidays are finally here! It’s a great time to be a kid because there are six long weeks to have some much-deserved fun after a hard school year. However, it’s important as parents to make sure your child doesn’t switch off fully during the break, and also that they keep their studying up to ensure they’re ready to head back and learn even more come September. And just because you’re on holiday, doesn’t mean the kids can’t learn.

In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to make sure your kids find time to study whilst still having buckets of fun.

So if you’re a parent wondering how you’re going to fit some study time during your holiday, and also how you’re going to get them to do it, don’t worry. – we’re here to help!

1. Encourage Them to Keep a Diary

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When your child hasn’t lifted a pen or pencil for around 6 weeks, it can be quite a hard slog for them returning to school in September.

However, an easy way for your children to keep writing during the break is to keep a diary.

Encourage them to write down their favourite parts of the days when you’re away and suggest doing a drawing to illustrate them too.

It will get them writing and working on their handwriting, as well as their English. This fun activity can even be enjoyed by the other members of the family too – which might make your little ones more inclined to do their work!

2. Educate Them with Culture

Every child loves a trip to a museum, and when you’re staying on Anglesey there are plenty of opportunities to educate and excite them with an educational twist.

We have a range of both galleries and museums that the kids will love here, and some of our favourites include the Beaumaris Gaol and the Anglesey Transport Museum.

A trip to the South stack lighthouse is another way to get them thinking whilst also making for a pleasant afternoon out for the whole family.

There are plenty of opportunities to make learning fun by a culture visit – you just have to find them.

3. Get Reading

Chances are your child might already have some reading to do over the summer, but if not, then you can keep their reading skills in check by getting them to read to you or your partner.

It will help them when the new term rolls around again, and even if your little one is reluctant to do so – you taking the time to read to them instead will engage their brains and get them thinking creatively.

 

4. Encourage Them To Create

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Just like keeping a diary will get your children thinking in a creative way, it can also be a good idea to encourage them to partake in some art activities too.

Whether you nip to your local craft shop and stock up on glue, paint and tissue paper – or perhaps pull out something more basic like some plain paper and pens and pencils, it’s the perfect way to have fun and get those arty fingers working too!

5. Create A Treasure Trail

There’s nothing more fun than setting up a treasure trail for the kids to enjoy this Summer! It takes a bit of time on your behalf, but what’s really great about this is that you can leave clues which require a riddle to solve.

Whether they are required to do some basic maths, such as addition or times tables, or perhaps have to solve something a little more complex if they’re older, it gets them thinking without them even realising that they’re working hard on something.

They’ll be more interested in the treasure trail treat at the end!

 

6. Set Aside a Time for Homework – and Make it Fun!

Nobody likes homework, but it’s a necessary evil when you’re learning the knowledge that will set you up for life during your school years.

However, homework doesn’t have to be a drag. By introducing elements such as some tasty snacks such as carrot sticks and dips or perhaps some tasty popcorn, homework might not seem like such a horrible process.

Teach your little ones that sometimes learning can be fun, too!

Silver Bay & You

If you’re looking for somewhere where you and the kids can retreat to every Summer then why not consider taking a look at our lodges here at Silver Bay?

We’re a luxury holiday park on Anglesey with our very own private beach, recently renovated bar and bistro and a £1.6 million spa development for the whole family to enjoy.

To find out more, either give us a call on 01407 860 111 or fill in our request a callback form right here. You can also download our eBrochure to discover exactly what Silver Bay is all about!

 


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It’s finally Summer time, and residents from far and wide are flocking to Silver Bay for another Summer of fantastic fun. But in between hitting the spa and relaxing on the beach, there’s plenty of time to switch off from the real world and settle down with a good book.

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the very best Summer reads to complete your Silver Bay visit. So without further hesitation, explore the reads below and head down to your local bookstore – just in time for the Summer holidays!

 

1. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

For a breathtaking read that will send chills down your spine, you can’t go far wrong with the first book of George R R Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series.

It’s quite a thick book, making for the perfect Summer read for those on long Silver Bay breaks. Filled with battles, love and betrayal – Game of Thrones is the perfect novel to keep you on the edge of your beach towel.

And because it’s such a long series you can continue to read his books long after you’ve headed back home, too.

 

2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

When a book is turned into a film, it’s usually a sign that the original novel is a great read. And this is especially true of Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You.

Moyes takes us on a journey with themes of love and an exploration of human relationships. It shows two unlikely characters thrown together and how they fall for one another.

Moyes creates the perfect backdrop for love to flourish, and this novel really is romantic fiction at its finest.

 

3. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

The title of this one may seem like it’s going to be a chic lit read, but in actual fact, the novel is a nail-biting thriller that is perfectly suited to both genders.

This is the first novel from Jessica Knoll, and you’ll find it hard to put down the tale that follows Ani Fanelli and her life, as well as her disturbing past.

Ani gets the chance to reveal to a documentary producer what happened during a terrible incident back when she was in high school – but things soon start to fall apart.

This really is one that will have you hooked from page one, and we’re certain it will make a great reading companion on those lazy afternoons.

 

4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

Everyone loves Harry Potter, and although these books were created for children the stories are enjoyable for any age group.

Now JK Rowling has captured the 8th Harry Potter story alongside Jack Thorne and John Tiffany in a fantastic play.

In the play script, we’re introduced to Harry as an adult and follow the life of his son, Albus, as he ventures off to Hogwarts.

This book is slightly different in that it’s actually the scripts from part one and part two of The Cursed Child play – but don’t be put off. JK Rowling and co. manage to tell the story wonderfully whether in script format or traditional prose.

5. Night School by Lee Child

You may remember recently that a film under the title Jack Reacher was released starring Tom Cruise. Well, fans will be pleased because the Night School by Lee Child is the latest addition to the Jack Reacher story.

This book can be enjoyed by both men and woman, and it sees Jack head back to his old Army days, but with a twist.

It’s up to Jack to save the day once again, and without giving too much away, we’re certain you’ll love this read from the spectacular author that is Lee Child.

 

6. The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

What’s great about this novel from Paula Hawkins is that it starts with the usual commute to work – something we’ve all faced at one point in our lives.

But this riveting story doesn’t stay this simple for long.

In the book, the reader follows the life of Rachel, who one day sees something on her morning train commute that will change her life forever.

The book is described as a ‘psychological thriller’, so if you’re looking for something to really capture your heart and soul whilst at Silver Bay Holiday Village, this could very well be the book you’ve been searching for!

 

It’s Time To Head To Silver Bay

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We hope you feel inspired to escape with our book choices and find something on our list that will entertain you during your trip to Silver Bay.

If you’re intrigued to find out more about our wonderful lodges and think you could see yourself becoming a resident too, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01407 860111.

You can also download our fabulous eBrochure right here.

 


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Half Term is nearly upon us – and like usual we have some amazing activities happening here at Silver Bay!

We’re really excited to share with you all the fun things going on in our Leisure centre as well as across the Holiday village in general.

Below we’ve attached a thorough guide so that you can plan ahead.

Whether you fancy your hand at Zumba dancing or can feel your creativity ready to burst at the sound of Sand Art – we have something to keep everyone happy!

Just remember to make sure you book the activities that have a star next to them – we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

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We also have a range of amazing beauty treatments available in our spa for the ultimate indulgent pamper. Why not consider a gorgeous Shellac manicure for just £25 pounds, or perhaps a full body Swedish massage for £45?

We’ve included our full range of beauty services and our prices below for you to peruse at your leisure!

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We can’t wait to see everyone again, and we hope to see all our residents at Silver Bay next week for a half term filled with fun and excitement!

If you’re intrigued to find out more about owning a holiday home here at Silver Bay Holiday Village then feel free to download our free eBrochure.

You can also explore our blog to discover everything you need to know about Anglesey and our amazing facilities.


20/May/2018
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Buying a holiday home vs going on holiday is one of those debates that’s been raging on for years – and a lot of the time, it’s down to personal taste.

But here at Silver Bay, we’re all about buying your very own slice of paradise; a place that you can return to time and time again and know for certain that you’re going to have a brilliant trip.

But this isn’t the only benefit to owning a holiday home as opposed to going on holiday.

Let us delve a little deeper into the exciting world of holiday homes and help you discover exactly what you can expect if you choose to purchase a property instead of a two week holiday the next time you want to get away!

 

1. Holiday homes are great investments

When it comes to going on holiday, you go and have an amazing two weeks and then come home again – but with a holiday home you can rest assured that not only can you have an amazing break, you can also be happy that you have an investment in your hands too.

Holiday homes are a great way to pass on property in your family, and you can also sell them on too if you decide to eventually move on.

Here at Silver Bay, our properties come with a 50-year lease – that’s much higher than most similar holiday properties in the area.

Take a look at our options here.

 

2. You can create a home away from home

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When you go on holiday, you’re very much heading into someone else’s turf. And although that sometimes can be an enjoyable experience, there’s something quite great and comforting about getting away to something familiar.

When you have a holiday home, you can have it however you like. You get to plan the design, the ornaments and whatever else you like so it’s suited entirely to your personal taste.

You can also make sure it’s always stocked up with your favourite things to really make you feel at home each time you visit. Perfect!

 

3. They’re easier to get away to

When you go on holiday you have to fork our for numerous things including flights, accommodation, and whatever else you need – which quickly adds up in terms of cost. This isn’t true if you have a holiday home.

You get the chance to take last minute trips for cheap, especially when your property is in the UK, and they’re also great for getting away for a weekend break without having to pay loads.

All you need to do is pack a bag and throw everyone in the car and you’re off! It’s that simple – which is one of the main things our residents adore about owning property on our holiday park.

 

4. There’s a sense of community

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You can make great friends whilst going on holiday for a couple of weeks, but nothing quite beats the sense of community you get from owning a holiday home.

You’ll find the same people around when you visit, allowing you and your children to make friends that you can interact with the next time you visit too.

In this way, you get to holiday with friends when you go away, as well as having someone to relax and have fun with at resident gatherings such as the parties we have here at Silver Bay!

 

5. You’ll always get access to your favourite amenities

When people go on holiday you’re bound to have access to certain amenities, but when you own your own holiday home you know you’re going to get everything you want each and every time you visit.

This means you get to avoid any nasty surprises such as the pool being too small or the beach being miles away.

At Silver Bay, our pool is brand new, and our private beach is close to hand – perfect for those lazy summer days. Don’t miss out.

 

6. You know you’re going to a beautiful destination

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As well as amenities that may not always be what you thought, if you go to a hotel, your room might not be either. It’s happened to all of us, that strange smell that won’t go away, or that weird noise you keep hearing in the middle of the night and can’t figure out what it is.

The area you’re staying in could also be questionable if you’re new to the area and leave you feeling unsafe. This won’t happen with a holiday home.

Our gated community is the perfect place for you and your family to relax and have some fun.

You also get to visit our park before you buy if you’re interested in joining our community to get a taste of what we’re all about – so there’ll be no nasty surprises upon arrival.

You’ll know exactly how amazing Silver Bay is before you leave your home!

 

7. You get your own private outdoor space

When on holiday, you’ll find all outdoor space is usually communal. This means you have to share and can’t dine alfresco in peace and private. Here at Silver Bay this isn’t the case.

Most of our properties come with decking, and these are great places to relax outdoors with room to manoeuvre for just your family or company – perfect!

You can rest assured your holiday home will be private. Even our caravans are spaced out to avoid that ‘packed in’ feel you get from some holiday parks.

 

8. Lots of extra space

If you go on holiday, the likelihood is you’re going to have one bedroom for your family, two at a push – and they quickly get cramped.

But here at Silver Bay you can ensure you invest in a property that has plenty of room for all of your family.

You’ll get more bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom, a kitchen, dining room and much more. It’ll feel more like a home than a hotel ever could – perfect for an excellent break for everyone.

 

Holiday Homes at Silver Bay

What do you think? Intrigued to find out more about our holiday homes? Take a look here at our wonderful collection. We also have a fantastic e-brochure you can download.

If your interest is piqued and you’d like to see what a day would be like in one of our very own Reef lodges would be like, take a look here at this blog entry.

Silver Bay is a family friendly holiday park that everyone’s sure to love. So what are you waiting for? Call us on 01407 860 111 to discover more and speak to our friendly staff!

 


20/May/2018
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There are many individual aspects that make each holiday home unique, and what may be someone’s idyllic paradise, may not be someone else’s cup of tea.

So how do you find your dream property in a world full of holiday homes calling out your name?

Well, there’s a few key areas to consider when it comes to searching for a holiday property, and one of those things is figuring out the ideal ingredients that you’d like your holiday home to have.

Deciding what you want from your holiday property

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To find the perfect property, you have to know what you’re looking for.

  • Are you looking home or away?

  • Do you want a beach?

  • Would you like a sea view?

  • Is it important to you to have a pool and spa facilities?

  • How many does your holiday home need to sleep?

All of these are key to deciding what type of home you’re looking for and where it’s based too. A quick Google search will show you exactly what facilities you can expect from holiday homes in the areas you’re looking at.

Which leads us nicely onto our next point. How do you know where to buy?

 

Deciding where to buy

Deciding where to buy your holiday home is a big part of any search. You’re committing to an area, so it’s incredibly important that it’s your perfect home away from home.

It’s also crucial to visit the property you’re looking at. Browsing online will only get you so far. You need to get right to the heart of the destination you’re considering and then explore its offering.

Also make sure to visit areas close by that you haven’t considered before. You could find your perfect holiday retreat nestled in the next town that you hadn’t spared a thought for until now.

It’s also a good idea to seek advice when purchasing abroad from an expert. Buying a holiday home in Spain, for example, won’t be the same as purchasing a home in the UK. Make sure you go in prepared.

Things to remember when buying a holiday property

Here’s your checklist of areas to consider when buying a holiday property whether you’re opting for somewhere you can have a staycation in the UK or planning on venturing overseas.

1. Remember your budget and stick to it

Sometimes it can be tempting to look at properties you can’t afford or be tempted into spending more than you’ve got. Don’t be pulled into this. Your perfect holiday home has to be the right price so that you can enjoy it – especially abroad.

What’s the point in splashing out if you can’t afford the cost of flights or entertainment whilst you’re away?

2. Is your property going to be maintained all year round?

When buying a holiday home, you’re also buying a responsibility.

Don’t get us wrong, it’s a nice responsibility to have, but if you’re in a different country to your property you need to make sure there’s someone on hand to look after it.

If you choose a holiday village or a complex you will have year-round maintenance on hand, if your property is independent, you will need to factor additional costs for your home to be taken care of all year round.

3. How close to local amenities is this property?

If you’re buying home or away, you need to make sure you’re in a good location. You don’t want a property that’s going to take around eight hours to drive to (unless that’s what you fancy!), much like you’re not going to want one that’s hours away from an airport.

A holiday home is supposed to be a relaxing option, make sure you choose somewhere easy to access where you can do precisely that.

4. Does this holiday home make the whole family happy?

We imagine there won’t just be you in the holiday home, and because of this, it’s important to consider what your loved ones might need too.

Children in tow? Take a look at what there is to do for them. If you’re buying on a holiday village, you should expect children’s clubs and facilities to banish the ‘I’m bored!’ cry!

But also make sure the adults in your family are catered for too. A spa, gym, pool, and fitness centre is a great addition for those family members who want to relax and revive whilst on holiday.

Don’t buy a property for one or two family members, buy something that everyone will love. This will be a greater return on your investment and you’ll be settled for years to come.

 

The benefits of buying a holiday home at Silver Bay Holiday Village

Headland Rise Luxury Lodge Development - Silver Bay Holiday Village, Anglesey.

If you know what you want, and it’s a luxury holiday home in the UK, then why not consider Silver Bay Holiday Village?

We’re located on the isle of Anglesey, and we have everything from an award-winning private beach through to a spa and leisure complex. We even have a boat park for those mariners amongst you too!

When the day turns into night, you’ll be able to head to our onsite restaurant and bar for a relaxing evening looking out over the Snowdonian mountain range. We also have a kids club called Busy Bayers, where your little ones will be able to get involved with all sorts of fun activities!

Take a look at our free eBrochure here, or give us a call on 01407 860 111 and start planning your future family retreat today.


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There are a lot of essential components required to create the perfect holiday home, and here at Silver Bay we’ve refined our holiday lodges to ensure that our customers get access to only the very best accommodation around.

But what is it that makes a perfect UK holiday home?

Let’s find out.

 

1. The Location

First and foremost, for a holiday home to work it has to be somewhere that’s truly special.  Luckily for us, Anglesey is one of those places. With the Welsh mountains and beautiful coastline both close by, you can be sure you’ll have access to some amazing views no matter which way you look.

These views set the tone for the whole holiday park, and they provide a relaxing place where all the family can happily unwind together.

 

2. The Weather

When people think of holiday homes, they usually think about spending glorious hours soaking up the sun. Yet whilst we do have sunny weather in Anglesey through the summer months, what many people seem to forget about is just how beautiful autumn, winter and spring can be when you’re surrounded by nature.

Embrace the beauty of all seasons at Silver Bay, and you’ll soon realise you can holiday in the UK no matter what time of year it is.

 

3. A Beach

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Although we appreciate beauty can be found away from beaches, we have to say we’re immensely proud of the Silver Bay private beach available to our lodge owners.

Access is only available to residents, and we also have a boat park so that if you’d like to sail or dock your boat at Silver Bay the options are there.

It truly is a slice of paradise – and the beauty of the Anglesey coastline shines through for all our residents to enjoy. All the family will have fun on Silver Bay beach – and so will any pets too!

 

4. Little Touches of Decor Magic

With each and every holiday home we’ve created, we always ensure that the finer details are refined to perfection.

This means making sure that the lighting is perfect with the likes of the soft lighting in our ‘Reef’ properties, as well as including fully integrated kitchen appliances that are sure to impress.

It’s these little design quirks that make our holiday homes truly spectacular.

 

5. Amazing Architecture

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When it comes to our suites, we really like to make a big statement. One of our favourites is the bi-fold panoramic doors that come with our ‘The Reef’ property. These doors sweep one side of the building with floor to ceiling glass, and they look magnificent.

As they are doors, they can also be opened to let the warm weather in during the summer months, and they really do offer a slice of holiday home luxury for all our homeowners.

 

6. Plenty Of Room

Nobody wants a tiny holiday home, that’s why here at Silver Bay we make sure there’s lots of room for everyone.

Our ‘Reef’ lodge in particular comes with three bedrooms that are very spacious. Every member of the family will be satisfied with their bedrooms and living space after they’ve explored what ‘The Reef’ has to offer.

If you’re after a holiday home with plenty of room, you won’t go wrong with Silver Bay.

 

7. Beautiful Furnishings

When you have a holiday home, you want it to look the part – so that’s what we offer at Silver Bay.

Our refined furnishings matched alongside our beautiful bathroom suites and stunning kitchens will make sure you feel at home, whilst also providing you with some magic holiday home touches.

We pride ourselves on offering beautiful furnishings that will impress and inspire anyone who walks through your holiday home doors – so why not what see what we have available for you and your loved ones?

 

8. Outdoor Space

The great thing about Silver Bay is that there’s so much outdoor space you won’t know what to do with yourself – and some of our lodges even come with their own private areas.  Our ‘Reef’ property in particular has a section of decking so you can relax outdoors in the sun.

However, even if your holiday home doesn’t have any private outdoor space, you can be sure you won’t feel left out. The vast open space surrounding Silver Bay alongside the beach are enough to keep anyone satisfied.

So why not make the most of what Anglesey has to offer with a holiday home at Silver Bay?

 

Silver Bay Holiday Homes

If you’re interested in purchasing a holiday home at Silver Bay then why not get in touch today? We have a new development in production right now, and we also have some fantastic properties already built just waiting for new owners.

To find out more, call us on 01407 860111. You can also take a look at our e-brochure here.