Located in Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester Holiday Park is only a few minutes away from the historic town centre, its Roman heritage attracting more than 4.5 million visitors every year. Consisting of a total of 14 acres of green land, Colchester Holiday Park offers a variety of excellent accommodation types, tailored to your needs.
With its open spaces and woodland walks, Thriftwood is the perfect choice for families with children of all ages, and is equally well suited for couples, adults and seniors who are looking for a peaceful break away from it all. Thriftwood continuously aims to achieve excellence by providing holiday-makers with the best experience possible, which is also confirmed by an array of industry awards.
Essex is a real county of contrasts offering a rich tapestry of everything that makes Britain great. In Essex, you will find a combination of modern facilities, fascinating towns and villages and ever-changing coastlines to create the perfect day trip or short break.
For a nation that loves nothing more than a day beside the seaside, Essex has one of the mildest climates and the least rainfall in the country. Furthermore, the county boasts a coastline of over 350 miles, fronted by verdant marshlands and evocative creeks. From remote places to bustling beaches with all mod cons, the Discovery Coast offers plenty to see and do, from Harwich in the north to Southend-on-Sea in the south.
With a history that pre-dates the Romans and has influenced our nation’s greatest events, from the oldest recorded town to the Magna Carta, from the Tudors to both World Wars and a vibrant culture composed of art, film, music, dance and literature, Essex is both surprising and rewarding for visitors.
What could be more quintessentially English than a country house? Essex is blessed with a wealth of historic venues that make a fantastic day out for all the family. The first jolt to the senses is arguably the sight of Audley End House and Gardens. One of England’s grandest stately homes, it offers a stunning backdrop for the perfect day out.
Contrary to popular belief, Essex is essentially a rural county and, despite its proximity to London, its rolling countryside, quiet lanes and picturesque villages remain undiscovered by the majority of visitors. With over 3,500 miles of public footpaths, bridleways and byways, there’s plenty of countryside for you to explore. There is a wealth of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
Situated between London and the coast, Kent offers everything from ultra-modern art galleries to centuries-old heritage sites. From romantic weekend breaks to fun-filled family holidays and from lazy, luxury spa breaks to exhilarating cliff-top hikes, you’re never short of things to do in Kent. Because of the super-fast links to London, Belgium and France, some people speed straight through Kent. But those in-the-know appreciate the fact that there are a million reasons to slow down and explore.
A nature lover? From a glorious 350-mile shoreline that frames chalk downland and haunting marshes, to hop gardens, oast houses, orchards and farms, Kent is not short of countryside and coastal attractions. Pristine sandy beaches flow towards a world-class icon; Dover’s towering White Cliffs are quite simply a must-see sight. The bountiful Garden of England overflows with fine produce, from oysters and succulent fish to apples and cherries, hops and fine wines. And everywhere top-notch chefs are preparing culinary specials from sea and land, well worth a try.
Visit unique heritage sites like The Historic Dockyard Chatham and discover history that runs like a rich seam of chalk through Kentish life. The past here is unparalleled. Stunning castles at Leeds, Dover and Hever. Awe-inspiring cathedrals at Canterbury and Rochester. Exquisite historic homes at Penshurst, Knole, Ightham Mote and Chartwell.
Wildlife parks at Howletts and Port Lympne. Legendary Kent gardens at Sissinghurst, Leeds Castle, the Secret Gardens of Sandwich and Penshurst Place. It is without a doubt the perfect destination for both the brain and the soul. Visiting Kent will connect you to two literary and scientific giants: Charles Dickens and Darwin. Mind, body and spirit − it doesn’t get more compelling. Inspiring, intriguing, surprising. It’s time to discover Kent.
Holiday Lodges for Sale
Traditional, English Luxury
For those in the market purchasing a truly luxurious holiday property, average UK earners could easily pay out more than half of their income to obtain such a dream, leaving them with little financial leeway to enjoy the property. Our holiday homes are a way for you to score a great value for money luxury holiday home within an ideal location. With sophisticated, elegant interiors that are balanced with opulent, distinctive exteriors, our holiday statics have been designed by the best companies in the UK with one aim: to stand out from the crowd.
The sales teams on Thriftwood and Colchester holiday parks are determined to provide the ultimate holiday-home experience. Working together with the UK’s leading lodge and static manufacturers such as Omar, ABI, Carnaby, Willerby and Atlas, we focus on a combination of quality, comfort, luxury and practicality, in order to deliver outstanding lifestyle environments to be proud of.
Every holiday home on the Thriftwood and Colchester park comes with all the charm of a traditional British holiday but is modern and up to date at the same time. It is the little things that make a tremendous difference, and our partners ABI, Carnaby, Willerby and Omar provide such a detailed level of craftsmanship, care and attention to detail.