Holiday Home Ownership: Your path to a healthy and active lifestyle

Can owning a holiday home improve your mental and physical wellbeing?
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Owning a holiday home in a destination like Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park can provide numerous benefits for your health and lifestyle, both physically and mentally.

One of the main benefits of owning a holiday home is that it gives you a base to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Having a dedicated space where you can relax and enjoy each other’s company away from the distractions and obligations of everyday life can help to strengthen relationships and improve overall wellbeing.

Having a holiday home also encourages you to get outdoors and take part in hobbies and interests that promote healthier behaviour.

The natural beauty of Snowdonia National Park and the variety of outdoor activities available in the area, such as hiking, climbing, cycling and horse riding, provide the perfect setting for an active and healthy lifestyle.

The national park is home to stunning landscapes, including mountains, forests, and lakes, which provide the perfect setting for a range of outdoor activities. Hiking and climbing are popular activities in the park, and offer a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. 

These activities not only get you out of the house, but they also give you a chance to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and natural environment.

Being in nature has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health and can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

Spending time in the great outdoors can also improve physical health by increasing cardiovascular fitness, strengthening muscles and bones, and boosting the immune system.

January is the perfect time to set new goals and make a fresh start, and what better way to do that than by getting active and exploring the great outdoors?

To celebrate the start of a new year, and to help motivate our readers towards new goals and a healthier active lifestyle, we recently published a couple of blogs for our two holiday parks Madryn Castle and Sarnfaen, which listed some of our favourite adventure and sport events that take place here in North Wales.

Featuring exciting and unique events from family & pet-friendly park runs, to trail running in Snowdonia, endurance cycling sportives along the Welsh coastline, and swimming events in crystal-clear mountain lakes & fast-flowing river estuaries.

Check out some of our favourite events from your base at Sarnfaen near Barmouth at this link, and from your base at Madryn Castle on the Llŷn Peninsula at this link.  


Owning a holiday home can also provide relief from the stress of work and unhealthy habits associated with city living.

The peace and tranquillity of the national park, combined with the opportunity to engage in healthy outdoor activities, can help to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing.

It also gives you a chance to break away from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city and to focus on your hobbies and interests, which can improve your overall well-being.

Love SwimRun – organise swimming and running adventures in Snowdonia National Park

In addition to the many outdoor activities, Snowdonia National Park also offers a range of events and attractions that are suitable for families and couples.

For example, visiting Electric Mountain, where you can take a tour of the hydroelectric power station deep inside the mountain, the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, the Snowdonia Mountain steam-powered Railway,  are all great ways to learn about the local area and its history.

Zip World is another popular attraction for families, where you can enjoy zip lining and other thrilling outdoor activities, such as canyoning, underground golf and go karting.

As well as the majestic mountains, North Wales is also blessed with a stunning coastline, made up of pristine sandy beaches, quaint fishing towns, secret coves and rugged trails.

Owning a holiday home by the coast can also provide numerous benefits to your health.

The coast, especially in places like Cardigan Bay and on the Llŷn Peninsula, offers a unique combination of natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Spending time by the sea has been shown to have a number of health benefits. The sound of the waves, the fresh sea air and the natural beauty of the coast can have a calming effect on the mind and can help to reduce stress and anxiety. The sea also provides a natural source of negative ions, which are believed to improve mood and increase energy levels.

Being by the sea also provides opportunities for physical activity. Cardigan Bay and the Llŷn Peninsula are popular spots for water sports such as swimming, sailing, and surfing.

These activities can help to improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthen muscles and bones and boost the immune system.

The Llŷn Peninsula also has miles of coastline to explore by foot and it’s a great spot for birdwatching – check out the Wales Coastal Path website, for an interactive map showing the full coastal path that winds itself along the whole Welsh coastline.

The coast also offers many opportunities for mindfulness and meditation. The natural beauty and the sound of the waves can provide a sense of peace and tranquillity, making it the perfect place to clear your mind and focus on the present moment.

In summary, owning a holiday home in a destination like Snowdonia National Park can provide numerous benefits for your health and lifestyle. It provides a base to spend quality time with your loved ones, encourages you to get outdoors and take part in hobbies and interests that promote healthier behavior, and provides relief from the stress of work and unhealthy habits of a city lifestyle.


Sarnfaen Holiday Park in Talybont near Barmouth

Our portfolio of Five-star escapes comprises a duo of holiday parks that provide affordable luxury and outstanding customer service. We take the hassle out of owning  holiday home, so that you have more time to cherish and enjoy the moments that matter most.

With the growing popularity of UK staycations and the increasing trend for companies to allow flexible and remote working, owning a holiday home can provide amazing opportunities for a healthy work-life balance, which allows you to spend productive time working from your bolthole, and venturing out to explore in your downtime.

A popular option for holiday homes is holiday lodges and static caravans on holiday parks. These types of properties offer a range of benefits, including access to on-site amenities, a sense of community, and the opportunity to escape to your own private retreat whenever you want. 

These types of second homes are often exempt from second home tax, are easier and cheaper to maintain, and you can own a holiday lodge or caravan in a picturesque countryside or coastal location, often popular with tourists, for a much smaller investment than a regular house.

Madryn Castle at the foot Garn Fadryn an old Iron Age Hillfort on the Llŷn Peninsula

Our beach escape Sarnfaen, is located on the shores of Cardigan Bay and offers a convenient location close to all the action. Madryn Castle is our woodland escape, located at the heart of the Llŷn Peninsula and surrounding by serene countryside and woodlands, yet just a short 10/15 minute drive from some of the most stunning and sought after coastal towns of the Peninsula. 

If you would like to discuss the potential benefits of purchasing a holiday home at one of our Five-star holiday parks, you can contact us by phone or email. We’d love to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution to your needs.

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