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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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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 throughout, the design of this property is perfect for families of all ages.

After a 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.

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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, leading to the second bedroom, you’ll find four unique cabin beds with quirky naval porthole style windows.

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.


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The first weekend of December has been and gone and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to put your Christmas decorations up! We’ve been keeping an eye on the latest decoration trends this year to help make your holiday lodge look extra special over the festive period. Here are some of the top trends to help you on your way:

Scandinavian

From Scandi-noir TV series gracing our screens to Hygge taking the country by storm last Christmas, Scandinavian culture has well and truly made its way into our lives.

The trend is very much about “less is more” with a focus on the colour white, even down to the colour of your Christmas lights (keep to white bulbs rather than mixing them with warm, yellow bulbs). To keep to the minimal aesthetic, try to stick to only one or two colours throughout the house.

The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe comes from Norse mythology so it makes sense to complete the theme with a sprig hanging above the door. Why not tie it together with a ribbon in your chosen colour scheme? Stockings hung over the fireplace is also a Christmas essential; maybe try some white, knitted ones in-keeping with that cosy, Scandi feeling.

Quirky

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the quirky trend where you can mix as many themes and colours as you want, sometimes the more the better. If you do want to stick to a theme, how about going tropical? Palm tree prints aren’t just confined to summer and pineapple-shaped glassware and baubles are everywhere this year, too.

Not keen on the tropical theme? Why not go for a cactus, unicorn or even a llama? The rule of the quirky trend is that there are no rules, but if you want a bit of direction think colourful decorations in block colours, clashing patterns, neon brights, quirky accessories and pops of metallic.

Country

Countryside styling takes the classic festive look and gives it a farmhouse spin. It’s all about using raw and rustic materials paired with classic shapes and designs. Up-cycled pieces also play a big part and give that homely, tactile feeling.

When picking your decorations think raw wood, textured finishes, industrial metals, hessian fabric, linens and vintage tableware.

Festive flowers

Bringing the outdoors indoors is more prevalent than ever, with many people filling their houses with indoor plants and buying fresh flowers, so it’s no surprise that this has influenced Christmas decorations as well. You may have noticed most shops now sell the classic Poinsettia, known as the “Christmas flower” in North America.

This festive season no flower arrangement would be complete without some sparkle and glitter and many florists are taking a modern approach by combining crisp, white flowers with different metals. This year’s bouquets are also bursting with colour, featuring festive reds and greens.

There’s many ways you can bring the outdoors inside this Christmas; how about entwining a floral garland around your staircase or framing a mirror? Or why not create a spectacular floral centrepiece for the table?

Metallics

This year, metallics featured heavily in both interior design and fashion and there’s no exception when it comes to Christmas decorations.

Copper, rose gold and bronze will be bigger than ever this festive period and this isn’t restricted to just the decorations. Hosting and entertaining is a big part of Christmas so your tableware is the perfect place to add a touch of glamour.

Whether you’re going for the minimal Scandi look or the over-the-top quirky trend when decorating your holiday lodge, we’d love to see your photos. Make sure to share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram and tag Silver Bay with the hashtag #SilverBayXmas


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The Muskoka Holiday Lodge

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Drawing inspiration from the rich, rugged texture made famous by Canadian landscapes, the Muskoka lodge combines the very best of style, luxury, and comfort all in one offering. Such a fine lodge deserves only the best spot, which is why you’ll find this property on our latest development Headland Rise. Accentuated by magnificent views of Silver Bay beach and Rhoscolyn, this really is holiday home living at its finest.

Spend some time basking in the stunning, open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner, or enjoy some downtime in one of the three bedrooms – all of which benefit from the exposed oak theme that is carefully positioned in a stylish manner throughout. If you’re looking for an extra-special holiday home, complete with magnificent views, vaulted ceilings and all the mod-cons you could need, the Muskoka could very well be the holiday home for you. Call us today for more information on 01407 860 860.


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We love our holiday village, there’s no denying that – and we’re firm believers that anyone who visits our site will fall in love with it too.

When it comes to buying a holiday home at Silver Bay, there are a few key steps to securing your amazing luxury lodge for many years to come!

If you’re intrigued to find out more about the process of buying a Silver Bay holiday lodge, then be sure to read on and see all that there is to discover.

Step 1: Research, Research, Research!

The first thing to do before buying at Silver Bay is to do your research! We have an amazing brochure available for download, and we also have an extensive gallery online so that you can see exactly what life is like at our amazing holiday park.

We’re easy to reach by car, making us perfect for weekend getaways  the whole family. It’s also a good idea to do some research around the local area. You’ll soon see what amazing restaurants, attractions and much more we have on offer here on Anglesey!

Step 2: Visit Silver Bay

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The most important thing to do before buying a holiday home is to head on down to Silver Bay to see what all the fuss is about!

We’re certain you’ll love every second you spend here with our amazing spa, private beach, boat park and more. It’s also the perfect opportunity to go and explore our luxury lodges in more detail when you’re down here.

We use only the highest of finishes at Silver Bay and there’s lots of room for the whole family. We challenge you not to fall in love with Silver Bay!

Step 3: Consider Your Finances

The next thing to do is to find a property in your budget. We have caravans for sale as well as lodges, from brand new properties to second-hand ones available – so it’s all about finding the perfect property for you within your price range.

Once you’ve settled on one that suits both your lifestyle and your wallet, it’s time to take the next step towards securing your beautiful luxury lodge.

Remember, as well the price of the lodge there will also be site fees. These are paid annually on March 31st. We can also arrange a monthly direct debit if required.

Step 4: Decide How To Buy

There are a few things to consider when it comes to buying a holiday home. For example, if you purchase a caravan you will have a lease of 15 years and a lodge will come with one for 50 years.

As well as this, there are a few options you have as to how to buy your holiday property. If you decide, you can purchase the property outright with cash. But this isn’t your only option.

You can also use a private funding source to purchase a property. This includes a re-mortgage or equity loan.

The final payment option for a lodge or caravan is our tailor-made holiday home finance package. This requires a 20% deposit and a maximum term of 15 years.

Step 5: Find Answers To Any Questions You May Have

You need to make sure you’re completely clued up before purchasing a holiday home, and there may be some more questions you have.

It’s easy to find out everything you want to know, because all you have to do is call us on reception and we’ll be happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

As well as this, we’ve listed some of the most common below to help you along on your Silver Bay purchase journey!

 

Can I sell before the license expires?

You can, and we’ll help you do it! Silver Bay will act as your agent, and because of this, we’ll also be entitled to a commission fee.

Can I live in my holiday home?

We’re afraid not. No one is allowed to live at the properties because our licences are for recreation use only.

Can I sublet my holiday property?

You won’t be able to sublet your Silver Bay holiday property, but you can share with family and friends as long as you arrange it.

Can I bring my pets?

Pets are allowed on site, but please be aware that responsible ownership rules apply.

 

Intrigued To Find Out More?

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If you want to know more about Silver Bay, then it might be time to book a visit! You’ll get to visit our holiday park and see what we’re all about!

To find out more, call us on 01407 860 111 – our friendly staff will be more than happy to help.

 

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Buying a holiday home is an incredibly exciting time in your life, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure the whole process runs smoothly.

From organising your finances to making sure you find the perfect home, there are lots to things to think about during this time, so we’ve put together a guide to assist with any holiday home buyer’s journey!

Be sure to give it a quick read before investing in a holiday home property.

 

1. Do I Have The Finances to do this?

There’s no point in buying a holiday home if you don’t have the financial stability to support it.

Most of our homeowners buy outright, but you need to decide whether this would affect your current financial status and what it could mean for your future.

For example, if you know there might be a big expenditure in the coming years either hold off, or make sure you have enough money to one side to support yourself should you need it.

You want to enjoy your holiday home without having to worry about your finances, we’re sure!

 

2. Where Do I Want To Buy?

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There are plenty of places to buy a holiday home, but you need to make sure you find the right one for you. Here at Silver Bay, we’re all about families, and we love it when people of all ages come together for an amazing week.

If you’re looking for a child-free holiday home, then perhaps something else may be better suited to you.

The best thing to do is make sure you do all of your research. It can be overwhelming because there is a lot of choice. But the important thing to remember is that you have a fantastic and fun decision ahead.

 

3. How Much Room Do I Need?

Holiday properties come in all sizes, and you need to make sure that you have the right amount of space for you and those you plan to share the holiday home with.

Here at Silver Bay, we make sure we have enough room for all the family, but if there’s just two of you then perhaps an apartment may be more suited to your needs?

Make sure you go and view anything before committing to anything on paper.

 

4. Think Of The Future

When you’re buying a holiday home you’re probably looking for a space which you can visit time and time again. That’s why it’s so important to think about the future of your family when you’re buying.

What may seem like the ideal property now might not be in five years, so you need a holiday home that can grow with your family too.

 

5.  What Is It That I Really Want?

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Are you after an escape you can drive to on a Friday evening after work for the weekend? Or would you rather a destination that requires you to plan in advance for a flight, such as a holiday home in Spain.

The choice is yours, but don’t be fooled into thinking you need to leave the country for a glorious ocean and sandy beaches – we have these right on our doorstep at Silver Bay.

 

6. Is There Enough Entertainment For The Kids?

If you’re buying as a family then you need to debate how your children will feel about your chosen holiday property.

Here at Silver Bay we provide plenty of fun kid’s activities throughout the school holidays so your little ones will never be bored.

Other holiday homes may not come with things like this, so be sure to explore all options and find the perfect one that will leave all your family smiling.

 

7. What Amenities Would I Like?

Some holiday parks might have a pool and leisure centre, but others might not. Some holiday homes may be surrounded by lovely forests, and some may be on the coast.

It’s up to you to decide what you need and what kind of things you want on sight. Here at Silver Bay, we have a beachboat park, spa and leisure centre, swimming pool, a bar and bistro and tennis courts. Some sites, however, may not.

Make sure you check out all the facilities as well as your holiday property to make sure you’re 100% happy. It’s important that you can see you and your family relaxing and having fun at your chosen holiday home destination!

If you like the sound of some of the above Silver Bay features, then be sure to get in touch today on 01407 860 111 or download our eBrochure. You can also explore our gorgeous holiday lodge options, full to the brim with luxury!

 

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Anglesey is one of the most perfect places in the entire UK to buy a holiday home.

But don’t just take our word for it.

There are reasons in abundance why you should consider buying a holiday home on our luxury island paradise, and we’re going to assist you with the journey to finding out more.

We dare you to try and get through this post without being inspired. We know we fell in love with our home just that little bit more when we were putting it together (and we already adore it)!

 

1. Our beautiful beaches

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One of the main attractions that draws those hoping to buy a holiday home to Anglesey are the gorgeous beaches. The waters are blue and the beaches sandy, and they make for an excellent past time on your break.

Your family will adore a wonderful day by the seaside as you settle down for the afternoon together. In fact, we’d go as far to say that it really doesn’t get much better than the beaches on Anglesey when it comes to the UK coast!

Some of the best beach spots in the area are as follows:

  • Our very own award-winning Silver Bay Beach

  • Lligwy Beach

  • Church Bay

  • Porth Tywyn

So once you’re settled in your brand new stunning holiday home – grab a towel, bucket and shovel and head on down to the sea for a magical day!

 

2. Our amazing food

We’re not short of wonderful ingredients here on our island, and we ensure we make great use of our fresh, local produce to make some fantastic dishes in all our restaurants.

Restaurants we adore in particular on the island include Dylan’s Restaurant and The Marram Grass Cafe – although every establishment in the area has different delightful cuisine types that you’re sure to love.

Rest assured that if you buy a holiday home on Anglesey, you’ll have plenty of places to dine for both lunch and dinner every time you come to stay!

 

3. The location

Because we’re a little island, we have the beaches you can expect to find abroad right on your doorstep. We’re also attached to the UK via a little bridge making it incredibly easy to reach us by car.

If you fancy having a holiday home that you can visit whenever you feel like it, Anglesey is the perfect place that’s not too close but also not too far.

Gather the family together and head out for a lovely holiday at the last minute. You don’t need to worry about booking flights and accommodation with a holiday home on Anglesey!

 

4. Our attractions

We have plenty of things to see and do on our island, meaning you’ll always have some fun activities to partake in during your holidays.

Why not visit the South Stack Lighthouse? Or perhaps head on over to Beaumaris Castle or the Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens?

You’re sure to find something enjoyable on a trip to Anglesey, and there’s always plenty to discover making your holiday home feel like a new escape with each and every visit.

 

5. We’re great for families

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As well as having plenty of fun things to do, Anglesey is also a great place for families to come together and spend some quality time in one another’s company.

For example, our gated community here at Silver Bay means you and your family can rest assured that you’re in safe hands, and our beach and amenities such as our new pool are a great place for everyone to have some good, quality fun.

Perfect for those looking for somewhere safe to gather everyone together on Anglesey!

 

6. Our island is beautiful

Another reason why you should consider buying a holiday home in Anglesey is because of our natural beauty.

We’re incredibly lucky to be surrounded by mountains and beaches – all of which make for amazing places to explore. Pull on your walking boots and head among the green mountains or slip your feet into flip flops for the beach.

It’s your choice, so it’s entirely up to you!

But one thing everyone has in common who owns a home here is that they get to rest happy knowing that they have an amazing Anglesey holiday home to return to at the end of the day.

 

7. Sense of community

Buying a holiday home anywhere may come with a sense of community, but nowhere does it quite as well as Anglesey.

Here at Silver Bay, for example, we regularly host parties for all our lodge and caravan owners. Why not come together and make new friends that you can relax with each time you visit?

You’re sure to feel like you’re right at home with a set of familiar, smiling faces to greet you every time you visit!

 

8. The nostalgia value

We all remember going to the seaside on holiday – they make some of the best memories as kids. Well, now you get the chance to make these amazing memories with your own children on Anglesey.

Our beautiful coasts mean you get all the best bits of a British holiday without the crowds, and the beaches are so great you’re sure to marvel at finding such beauty without leaving the country.

It’s time to make those memories that count with your loved ones with a holiday home on our beautiful island.

 

Silver Bay Holiday Homes

Intrigued to find out more about our gorgeous lodges and caravans on Anglesey? We take pride in providing the ultimate luxury experience for our owners.

Each of our properties comes with an incredibly high finish that will make you feel like a king (or queen!) and we take care of the site meaning there is zero maintenance required from you.

All you need to do is pop on down with your cases and relax. We’ve also got a new spa development on site with a pool, gym, treatment rooms and much more. And that’s without mentioning our amazing bar and bistro refurbishment and the award-winning Silver Bay private beach.

Take a look at our free e-brochure to find out more, or give us a call on 0161 228 6489 to have a chat with our friendly staff.

It’s time to come on over and discover why Silver Bay is one of the best paradise holiday destinations in the UK.

 

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Everyone loves going on holiday, there’s no doubt about that! But the way you choose to go on holiday is one of those avenues that has a lot of options to consider.

Do you want to stay in a hotel? Or would you rather have access to a place you can call your own?

Do you want to stay somewhere warm or are you one of those that prefers their holiday snuggled up around a fire whilst it snows outside?

These are all things you need to consider when going away – and much more too.

But in this blog, we’re going to discuss all the benefits of buying a holiday home, and how you could have your best holiday yet that never has to end!

 

Hotel Or Holiday Home?

One of the key things you’ll find yourself debating when it comes to going on holiday is whether to keep forking out for hotel rooms or pay out in one lump sum and get access to your very own private holiday property.

There are two sides to this argument, and a lot of it will depend on exactly what you want from your holiday experience. But as holiday home providers we’re going to tell you exactly what’s so great about buying a holiday home as opposed to staying at a hotel!

 

Reasons To Buy A Holiday Property

If you have a favourite place you visit year on year – one that you know, love and trust – it will always ensure you have an amazing holiday. So why not consider buying?

Purchasing a holiday property can be an investment, but it means that you can have access to a safe and enjoyable place time and time again.

But that’s not where the benefits end –

  • Purchasing a property means you don’t need to worry about booking hotel accommodation – you just hop in your car/on a plane and head on over!

  • If you own a property on a park, you’ll find that your exterior will be maintained, meaning you don’t need to lift a finger.

  • Holiday properties on parks also usually have some form of children’s club and a range of amenities. This means that you can guarantee your family will be entertained when you go.

  • A good holiday park will give you a long property license (ours last 50 years!)

  • There’s a great sense of community when buying a holiday home, especially if you buy in a holiday village. You and your children will make friends you can meet up with time and time again.

  • A holiday home will allow you to visit your favourite place in the world over and over, as well as providing you with your very own slice of paradise. It’s yours to own! And there’s something exceptional about that feeling.

  • You know your holiday home will have amazing amenities because you’ll have visited and picked them – and it’s almost like the holiday never has to end because you can always nip back soon and have another great break!

 

There are, of course, reasons to stay in a hotel on you break as opposed to buying, for example if you don’t have a large family or children.

Yet there’s something quite special and unique about owning your own property. There’s a sense of pride that goes with it that simply cannot be matched by anything else.

Plus, it’s a great way to bring the family together in what will become a home away from home.

Where To Buy Your Property

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Another big question to consider when it comes to going on holiday is deciding where to go.

The world is full of beautiful, stunning destinations to choose from. Whether your heart lies in Dubai, New York City or perhaps on the rural coast of Anglesey, there’s something for everyone.

So how do you know where to buy or go on holiday to?

 

Decide What It Is You Want From Your Break

The first thing to consider is what kind of holiday do you like?

Do you want to explore the city with a sense of adventure? Perhaps you want to get right to the very heart of nature and explore some beautiful natural scenery? Maybe you even want to spend it flying down slopes covered in glistening snow?

Whatever it is you want will greatly affect where you buy. So do your research and align the best places to visit for the kind of holidaying experience you want for you and your family.

 

Buying – Home VS Away

Another thing to consider is whether it’s best to buy your property at home or away. Purchasing a holiday home in the UK has some great benefits – they’re easy to get to, can be enjoyed over long weekends and bank holidays, and you also don’t need to pay for flights.

Buying a property abroad means you’ll have to fly, and depending on where this is it can be expensive.

Make sure you consider all angles before deciding what’s best for you and your loved ones.

 

Why Choose Silver Bay?

There are many benefits to buying a property on our gorgeous holiday park, and we feel we should let you know about the great features our current lodge owners are already enjoying.

 

Private Beach

Silver Bay is home to an award-winning private beach that you simply can’t afford to miss out on.

It’s absolutely stunning and makes for a wonderful place where everyone can come together and spend some quality time as a family.

Whether you fancy building sand castles, frolicking in the water or exploring the rock pools, it’s a stunning place to spend the day.

 

Boat Park

If you have a boat and would like to park it at Silver Bay, we have a boat park that you can make the most of.

Owning your own boat is an exciting way to venture out on the open waters, and because we have a beach you also know you’re going to be able to use it when you visit.

And if you’ve ever wanted a boat but had nowhere to park it, that could all change with a Silver Bay lodge under your belt!

Restaurant/Bar

Our restaurant and bar are great places to socialise, and we’ve recently undergone a massive refurbishment that’s due to be complete any week now.

We’re really proud of this space we’ve created to come together as a big Silver Bay family and we can’t wait for our guests to enjoy it!

For a sneaky little look at some exclusive interior shots, take a look here

Spa And Leisure

Just last year, we also have a brand new spa and leisure development that cost £1.7 million – and it’s been a huge hit with our lodge owners.

Home to a gym, swimming pool, spa treatment rooms and a jacuzzi, our spa is the perfect place to relax on your break as well as keeping healthy.

There will also be classes on during the holidays such as spinning, kettlebell training and body pump – so be sure to get involved!

 

Kids Club

Because we’re a holiday park home to a lot of families as residents, we make sure we have lots of fun activities for children during the school holidays.

From baking to movie nights and much more, we’ll keep your little ones entertained whilst you get to relax!

Some activities do require an extra cost and need to be booked in advance, so be sure to keep up to date with what’s going on to avoid disappointment. 

Intrigued To Find Out More?

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Discover our gorgeous lodges right here to see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.

We also have a free eBrochure available to download that you’ll find if you click here brimming with information about our holiday village.

We’re all about bringing the family back together again and having great holidays each time you visit. So what are you waiting for?

It’s time to begin your Silver Bay journey today.