A park or caravan break often makes sense when taking a family holiday or a close-to-home staycation in the UK, especially if you want to include your furry family members on the trip. However, not all holiday park accommodations are created equal, and it’s worth knowing what would suit you before committing to spending a week or three in a particular type of holiday home. Belle Aire Holiday Park has been in business for fifty years (since 1971), so we are sure we can help you pick the perfect space for your next holiday. So what is the difference between a chalet and a caravan?
What’s the Difference?
Everyone knows what a caravan looks like – mobile and on-wheels, sometimes boxy, other times round. This was an option for a couple or small family in the past but often needed outdoor space to make it usable and was the classic beach-side holiday accommodation used for generations. Childhood memories usually recall these as small, simple and sometimes cramped. Caravans, however, can also be wheel less, static and more extensive than those long-ago holiday varieties and can actually be pretty luxurious depending on where you stay. For space-saving, they often have folding furniture doubling as daytime sitting areas.
Chalets, on the other hand, are similar to static caravans as they usually stay put in one place. Once they are transported to a park and sited, they aren’t moved again unless they are sold on. They offer more space and often have additions such as heating, a fully equipped kitchen just like you have at home, a bathroom or more than one, and fixed furniture. Depending on the site too, they can be luxurious or simple.
The Belle Aire Difference
Our Chalets and Caravans at Belle Aire Holiday Park in Hemsby take the traditional holiday chalet and add layers of luxury and functionality to turn them into something special.
If you want more space, select one of our chalets. They combine stylish design and comfort, sleeping up to six people with a double room, twin room and a sofa bed. All the expected mod-cons are included from a modern kitchen and bathroom, a comfortable Hypnos mattress in the master, smart TV, free and fast WiFi, cleaning products and utensils, towels and toiletries, and bed linen.
Our caravans offer comfort and luxury and come in 2 and 3-bedroom configurations, with some also fully adapted for guests with disabilities. Spacious and stylish, each one includes a fully equipped kitchen, smart TV, free fast WiFi, cleaning products and utensils, towels and toiletries
and bed linen.
Belle Aire Hemsby
At Belle Aire in Hemsby, we have provided families, couples and friend groups with the space to create cherished holiday memories since 1971. Our luxury park accommodation is outstanding and regularly maintained since all our caravans and chalets were replaced in 2019. Each is well equipped and provides the facilities and home comforts suitable for your needs. We are dog-friendly, comfortable for the entire family, and aim to ensure your caravan or chalet holiday in Hemsby is everything you wish it would be.