Simple steps to safeguard your holiday home over the winter

To ensure that there is no damage and inconvenience to you, we offer a professional Winterisation service which will keep your holiday home protected over the winter period.

Our professional service includes:

  • Removal of drain valves and draining down of cold water systems
  • Removal and dismantling of the thermostatic shower valve
  • Disconnection of water supply at the stopcock
  • Testing the condition and tension of retaining chains
  • Drainage of all u-bends and water traps and sealing with paper block
  • De-Winterisation and reconnection of your holiday home for the new Season

We also offer a host of additional services including Annual Gas Inspections, Periodic Electrical Inspections, Portable Appliance Tests, Cleaning Services and much more.

Plus, you can save when you book these services in conjunction with the Winterisation Service! For more information or to book, contact your park Reception Team.


Our simple guide to protecting your holiday home

The winter months can take their toll on your holiday home. We've outlined a few simple steps below that you can take to safeguard your caravan or lodge. With these steps, paired with the comprehensive Winterisation service we provide, your holiday home is sure to be protected! 

  • Start in the bedroom and remove any valuables from cupboards, then leave the cupboard doors open for ventilation. Take bedding like duvets, pillows etc home or put in vacuum-sealed bags. Stand mattresses on their side and leave the wardrobe doors open, along with the bedroom and bathroom doors to improve airflow.
  • In the kitchen, empty all food from the fridge and cupboards, including unopened packets. Clean the fridge with a weak bicarbonate of soda solution and the cupboards with an antibacterial spray. Clean all the worktops and the cooker.
  • You should turn off and disconnect the bottled gas supply and store the canister safely. You can then light a gas ring until the flame dies to be certain there’s no gas left in the pipe.
  • In the lounge area, clean all the surfaces and ensure all sofa cushions are moved away from the exterior walls. Rugs should be rolled up and stood on their ends.
  • Throughout your holiday home, ensure that any blinds are left up to protect the mechanisms. Take down any nets or curtains to avoid mildew and take them home with you. If you choose to leave them up, make sure they’re left open.
  • Once the inside is complete, ensure your gutters and downpipes are in good condition. If there are any gaps where insects or rodents could get in then block them appropriately, including putting the plugs in your sinks and shower and popping paper down the toilet. Check that the roof, chassis and skylights don’t have any leaks or loose joints and that the windows are secure.
  • If you have any outdoor furniture, store it away in a safe location. If your steps are removable, place these inside the holiday home. If there’s vegetation growing near or under the holiday home, clear it to discourage wildlife.

We love to hear your feedback from our parks

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I loved Ballintuim the minute I saw it. It is idyllic and peaceful and a really relaxing place to be. The wild life is exceptional and just love it here as it is fantastic.

Karen Fleming,

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We love Ballintuim caravan park it’s really peaceful with beautiful views and is in easy reach of what we like to do and visit we like it there as it’s dog friendly and our Stafford bull terrier Murphy loves it.

Lorraine Boath ,

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Great site for a quiet relaxing break. Ideally located for exploring surrounding areas. Great area for walkers, cyclists & skiers.

Alan Cunningham ,

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Ballintuim is such a lovely part of Scotland, surrounded by beautiful countryside and so many things to do and see if you like outdoor leisure and each time I arrive at my holiday home it has a real calming effect on me - so relaxing.

Jim Allan ,

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Ballintuim Caravan Park is an idyllic location and setting for enjoying relaxing time away from city life. Stunning surroundings with beautiful views, where you can also enjoy the sights and sounds of the wonderful wildlife Located close to many other great places to visit.

Elizabeth Hall. ,

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Excellent location for country walks through Strathardle Glen and surrounding areas. Plenty of wild life to be seen and within easy reach to Glenshee, Braemar, Pitlochry, Killiecrankie and many more places.

Ian Norris ,

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The views are stunning and the peaceful and natural surroundings are perfect.

Karen Fernie,

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I love going to my caravan, we go every weekend and any time we are on holiday from work. We love the site but think they could do more for teenagers.

Moira Pritchard - Thurston Manor, Thurston Manor

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Friendly, quiet and enjoyable scenery

Peter Dann - Thurston Manor , Thurston Manor

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It's a very friendly park clean and tidy people are so helpful with each other

Mrs Johnston - Thurston Manor , Thurston Manor

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