Haven Holidays

Haven Holidays

August 01, 2011 01:00 ET

Competition Winners 'Over the Moon' at Static Holiday Home Prize from Haven Holiday Homes

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2011) -

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Mr & Mrs Caddy of Mansfield are the proud winners of a brand new ABI St David holiday home – worth more than £40,000 - courtesy of Haven and ABI.

The couple, who are both in their eighties and met when they were just seventeen, described themselves as 'over the moon' at their win in the nationwide competition.

The prize included all the connection charges for the static holiday home and a year's site fees at the Haven Park of their choice – but with 34 parks all around the country they had no hesitation in picking Perran Sands, near Perranporth on the North Cornish coast.

Mr & Mrs Caddy's eldest son Chris and his wife Rachel live at St Teath, less than an hour's drive from Perran Sands – and the couple are already planning extended stays in Cornwall that will allow them to spend more time with their grandsons.

Joshua, 8 and Matthew, 7 'can't wait' to enjoy all the facilities on the park – which include heated indoor and outdoor pools, Adventure golf, a climbing wall, play areas and a full programme of kids' clubs, activities and daytime and evening entertainment – as well as a Surf School.

The holiday home caravan will have ample room to accommodate the youngsters. A spacious 38' x 12' it has a double bedroom and two twin bedrooms, an ensuite loo and separate shower-room with a comfortable lounge, dining area and beautifully appointed kitchen. The prize comes ready to move into – right down to the knives and forks!

Brian Caddy, who used to work as a Post Office Executive, says that he and his wife Irene have always loved holidaying by the sea and are looking forward to walks along the beach and the South West Coast Path – as well as sharing their new static caravan and all the attractions that Cornwall has to offer with their other two sons and a total nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren!

The couple first visited Newquay in the 1950's when they enjoyed family holidays in Cornwall in a tiny touring caravan. 'Our first van would have fitted into our new ABI six times over!' chuckled Brian. In those days the journey used to take the family 12 hours but today the internal flight to Newquay from their home in Mansfield takes less than an hour – and remarkably cost only £9 more than the cost of driving.

More recently the couple have spent several holidays in Spain but have recognised that UK breaks are easier, cheaper and less stressful.

General Manager June Donnery says 'We're delighted to welcome Brian and Irene to Perran Sands. We're seeing more and more older couples buying a holiday home where they can relax and enjoy quality time with their grandchildren. I'm sure they will all have a wonderful time here.'

For more information about holiday home ownership with Haven click on www.havenholidayhomes.co.uk call 0871 230 1299.

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