Choosing the perfect holiday to entertain the whole family can be tough, so why not invest in a holiday home this summer? A summer weekend at a caravan park is just the ticket to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and relax.
When it comes to buying a static caravan, you would be forgiven for thinking it is not an affordable option for your family. Of course, there are luxury mobile homes on the market which will set you back hundreds of thousands of pounds; but there are more affordable choices for families on a budget too. Consider purchasing a used holiday home or taking advantage of the finance deals offered by many caravan parks. It is just a case of finding a park and a home you like!
Location, Location, Location
When searching for the perfect destination for your holiday home, remember not all static caravan parks are created equal! Ideally, you want to look at the location to see if it is easy to get to by road or public transport and what attractions are nearby? Next, you need to assess the amenities on site; for example are there leisure facilities, restaurants and pubs? Finally, you should consider the other residents and don’t be afraid to ask questions of the site manager when you go for a look around. It is important to know what ages of residents regularly use the park. Are they mostly elderly couples or are there plenty of families with children?
Heading off on holiday to a caravan park can be a great way to escape the hustle and bustle and you will often find you spend far less staying at static caravan parks than booking a couple of weeks in sunny Spain. The upfront investment in a stylish new holiday home soon pays for itself in family fun and year round holidays as you can escape for a few days at any time of year! It is important to check out what is included in the price when shopping for a new or used holiday home. Here are a few things you should check are included:
- Site fees – how long are these included for?
- Siting and connection
- Rates and water rates Ideally these should be included until the end of the year of purchase
- TV connection
- Other amenities such as a fridge as it can be tricky trying to find one to fit in your holiday home!
Holiday homes are the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors whilst benefiting from more luxurious amenities than camping and you don’t have to wait for the weather to be hot and sunny before taking off to your caravan for the weekend! Parks such as The New Pines Holiday Home Resort are the ideal place to spend a fun filled week with the whole family, at any time of year.
Maria John is a contributing writer for a variety of travel websites and blogs and has worked in the travel industry for almost two decades, during which time she has organised group adventure holidays for a range of ages and group sizes. She sources her advisory information from the official product and service providers for accuracy of content.