Willerby Skye Holiday Home Review At Holiday Resort Unity Brean Sands

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, so when Willerby contacted me recently to review one of their luxurious holiday homes in Brean Sands, Somerset I was pleased to oblige! It's at this time of year I really feel I need a break away, and the thought of relaxing in a holiday home was just what I needed. This is an advert for Willerby Holiday Homes, however, all words and opinions are my own.


Who are Willerby?

Willerby are a company that for the last 70 years have been manufacturing holiday homes and lodges in Yorkshire. In fact, they are the largest manufacturer of holiday homes in the UK. Their goal is to create a real 'home from home' with an emphasis on quality whilst being supremely affordable.

Their lodges and holiday homes are available to buy as well as rent in many of the UK's best-loved and well known holiday parks. So I was interested to see if these holiday homes lived up to expectation.

Check-In Holiday Resort Unity Brean Sands


Last week, we drove the ninety miles to Brean Sands from our home in South Wales. Brean Sands is on the Somerset coast in England, nine miles away from Weston-Super-Mare and close to the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea. 


When we got to the Holiday Resort Unity, check-in was straight forward and simple and in less than five minutes we had our information pack and the key to our holiday home.

The Willerby Skye Holiday Home




The Skye holiday home by Willerby is a spacious holiday home that can sleep 6 to 8.  With a lounge dining area next to a full kitchen including a gas oven/grill, three bedrooms, a shower room with thermostatically controlled shower, WC and sink and a toilet and sink ensuite to the master bedroom, it's a great space to stay on a relaxing break.  It has heating throughout as well which is perfect for the British weather.

Now it's been a while since I stayed in a holiday home like this. I've stayed in holiday parks with lodges but not this style of accommodation. I must admit I had some trepidation.  I needn't have worried.


The Willerby holiday home is modern, spacious and chic. The sort of place you'd love to own or stay at with friends or family. As you come into the holiday home you enter the lounge/kitchen area. On the left is the seating area with plush sofas and a dining table, and on the right is the kitchen.











I was surprised at the quality of the kitchen. The kitchen contained a full gas oven and hob with extractor fan, a full-size fridge/freezer, and an integrated microwave. Optional extras if you are buying the Skye holiday home include a dishwasher or washer/dryer. You wouldn't think this kitchen was in a holiday home, it's the sort of well thought out and compact kitchen you would find in a new flat, small home or maisonette.

The open plan kitchen area made it feel spacious and it's always nice to be able to speak to the person cooking dinner in this style of kitchen/lounge/diner. This area has vinyl flooring to make it practical to clean.


The lounge area had a large L shaped seating area big enough to sit 6-8 on comfy cushioned sofas.  Also in this area was a small dining table and coffee table as well as a couple of stools. The carpet was plush underfoot and super clean and added a homely feel.


A wall-mounted TV, storage unit, mirror and decorative fireplace completed this area. A radiator made this area warm and cosy. Considering how windy it was outside then the heat was very welcome. There are radiators throughout the property and the PVCu windows and doors keep the holiday home warm.


There were two twin bedrooms which are compact but perfectly fine, with two single beds,  and over the bed storage, as well as a double bedroom.  As you can see there are plenty of plugs, some with USB sockets for phones and tablets.  They've tried to make the use of space here by having the over the bed storage, which I feel is a great idea, to use every bit of space. I had an issue with my photos of the bedrooms so this photo above and the one below is a stock image.



The double bedroom had a double bed, over the bed storage again, lamps and small drawers.



Also in the double bedroom was a small table in the corner of the room, a small wall-mounted TV, a mirror and a wardrobe containing an ironing board, an airer and hangers for clothes.

The double bedroom had a toilet and sink ensuite - very handy to have especially when you are visiting with family and friends, and a wall-mounted mirror too.



The main bathroom was just off the lounge and contained an enclosed shower unit with thermostatically controlled shower, sink and toilet, and was very clean and modern. A mirror was a very useful addition to the main bathroom.


So we unpacked, settled in and had some tea and cake. Well after a long drive... sorry short drive, you just have to don't you? 

The Holiday Resort Unity


The Holiday Resort Unity is a four-star resort on the Somerset coast, just 200 meters from the beach. The resort incorporates the facilities of Holiday Resort Unity, Brean Leisure Park and Golden Sands Holiday Park. Facilities on-site include Brean Splash Waterpark and Brean Golf Club.  The holiday park has facilities for touring tents and motorhomes as well as holiday homes like the Willerby Skye.  



On-site there is a variety of restaurants including the Bay of India Indian restaurant, Treasure Chinese and Sea Salt fish and chips. Entertainment is provided at RJ's with singers and comedians popular, we saw an 80's weekend schedules soon as well as live game shows and bingo.





If you have kids with you (or you are a kid at heart like Mr W) then there is an arcade with games including 10 pin bowling.





Brean Splash Water Park has lots of fun areas with slides for the kids as well as a pool suitable for adults to relax. We found the facilities to be great and I swimming a few lengths of the pool is such great exercise, it really makes you forget all the stresses and strains of life.



Talking of relaxing, we enjoyed walking around the area and just soaking up the atmosphere. It's a great place if you have a dog as they have a number of dog walks on-site as well as in the local area. Just check if your accommodation is suitable for dogs first though.  There is golf as well as a fishing lake in pretty surroundings, perfect in the summer.



It's also great to see the holiday park's commitment to wildlife, and they encourage bird and animal life within the area.


We were given a 'What's On' guide when we checked in and there were lots to do over the week, including a magic show, face painting and X Box fun for the kids, an Abba tribute band, bingo, quizzes, and discos for the adults. As you can see there is a whole host of activities if you want to take part.

The local area



A major benefit of staying here is the beautiful beaches all within a short walk. If you are a hiker, have a dog, or just love strolling along the beaches then the Holiday Resort Unity is in the ideal location. Dogs are allowed all year round on Berrow and Brean beach. 

Brean Down is a National Trust visitor area and well worth exploring too. There is a very scenic 3-mile coastal walk here, which is renowned for its wildlife and was recommended to us - maybe next time! As we all know, the benefits of walking are many including improved mood, boosted energy, and reduced stress. Staying here would be a perfect base for a walking holiday.






Other nearby attractions include Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, and  Weston Super Mare with it's Grand Pier.




That night we were happy to watch TV in our Skye holiday home and succumb to some delicious fish and chips from the Sea Salt chippy. Even though we brought food with us, you have to treat yourself now and again don't you? The chips were an enormous portion and the fish really tasty in light crispy batter.  

Sad to leave


We enjoyed our brief stay in the Willerby Skye holiday home at Holiday Resort Unity. A seven-night stay in the Willerby Skye which sleeps 8, starts from £359. If you are looking to buy a Willerby Skye holiday home it retails from £30,048. When you consider the standard of accommodation it's worth considering if you have the cash, for a comfortable home from home in a holiday location. The area has some lovely walks and Holiday Resort Unity is perfectly located for those on the Somerset coast.

Holiday park accommodation has come a long way in the last twenty years Willerby is leading the way in stylish, chic accommodation.  We will be back. Recommended.

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22 comments

  1. The static caravan - looks so spacious - I have heard such nice things about Brean Sands - and it does look lovely - a definite staycation venue!

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    1. We found it a very relaxing trip. The holiday home was really spacious especially in the communal areas.

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  2. The layout in the caravan really works well for a family with the large living area and open plan kitchen dining space

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    1. Yes you can keep an eye on the kids really easily.

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  3. The caravan looks lovely, a great space to stay for a family. I have always been impressed by Willerby caravans. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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    1. The quality really surprised me, so much better than holiday homes from old.

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  4. I haven't been in a holiday home for a long time either, but that kitchen looks great for a holiday home x

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    1. Yes, you can cook a full meal there no problem.

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  5. I haven't stayed in a caravan since I was little. This one looks beautiful, much better then the tumbled down ones I stayed in

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    1. The sofas was very comfortable and plush. Nice to have carpet in the lounge area, really helped make it feel homely.

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  6. Holiday park accommodation is definitely getting better, looks like a lovely place to stay and explore

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    1. It really is! For a long term investment it's affordable too.

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  7. My kids love this kind of holiday, I've heard of Brean Sands but we've not been there. The holiday home you stayed in looks really modern and the bedrooms are so much nicer than we have had in the past. Mich x

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    1. It's a popular holiday destination. My mum went with friends last year and enjoyed it.

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  8. WOW What a beautiful holiday home, so spacious and modern! I have lots of fond memories of Holiday Resort Unity as we used to go every year as kids with my mum and dad. Its certainly changed lots over the years now though and my kids love visiting! We love Caravan holidays and it sounds like you had a great time too!

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    1. Oh how lovely! Ir's great that you have built up so many memories here. I bet the holiday homes have improved to how they used to be.

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  9. This looks amazing and I would love to take my daughter on a holiday like this. We haven't stayed in a holidy home before but it looks great!

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    1. I was really surprised by the standard of accommodation. I didn't realise the top of the range caravans like this had carpet and a shower!

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  10. This holiday home looks absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe how spacious and modern it looks, nothing like the rickety static caravans I stayed in as a kid.

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  11. My mum visits this holiday park, will recommend this holiday home to her when she visits next

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