If you’re looking to buy a holiday home in the UK, you may be left wondering where to start. After all, static homes for sale in the UK are a large investment, and the last thing you want to do is make a mistake. It’s for this reason that we’ve compiled a handy guide on how to go about starting the process of buying caravan holiday homes for sale in the UK.
As with anything, taking everything one step at a time is the best way to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed. Therefore, we’ve broken our guide into manageable sections, so that you’re able to focus on one thing at a time.
Read on to discover the process of buying static holiday homes in the UK.
First things first, location is key when considering holiday homes to buy in the UK. After all, your holiday home is likely somewhere that you’ll visit at least on a yearly basis, so you need to choose somewhere that you love returning to. Whether you’re after a location you simply enjoy visiting or you want to be near friends and family, selecting your location is your first port of call.
One thing you must ask yourself is how far you’re willing to travel. Do you want something on your doorstep or something further afield? It’s said that one to three hours is the optimal travel time from your home address, as this is far enough to feel like a holiday, but not so far that the commute is exhausting. Similarly, picking a location within this distance allows for frequent visits to your holiday home, so you can really get your money’s worth.
In addition to how long the commute takes, you will also have to consider how you’re planning to undertake the journey. Thankfully, all our parks are easily accessed via car and public transport alike.
Last but not least, you need to ensure that the area caters to your requirements in terms of the local scene. Regardless of which Allens park you select, you’ll be gifted with beautiful natural scenery on the outskirts of wholesome towns.
Discover your ideal location here.
Once you’ve narrowed down the location, you can actually go about selecting the park itself. Here at Allens, we’re happy to provide guided tours, so that you can visit the site, meet the team, view the facilities, and even view the available homes.
Every one of our parks is kitted out with unique facilities, so you must assess which are most important to you and use this information to guide your decision. We have parks suited to families, couples, and lone travellers, so it’s all about assessing which park is best suited to your personal requirements. Similarly, if you have pets, they are welcome to join you at every one of our holiday parks.
After the facilities, you must also ask yourself how much time you’re looking to spend in your holiday home. Each of our parks has a period of closure; this period will never be for more than a couple of months, but it’s still worth looking into before committing to a specific park.
You can learn more about each park’s unique facilities and periods of closure here.
So, you’ve found your perfect location and your preferred park; now comes the time to find your dream home. This is arguably the most exciting part, as you’ll be able to explore a smorgasbord of homes on your chosen park.
Things to keep in mind when choosing your home include how many people will be visiting, as this will determine how many bedrooms are required. After this, you can go on to assess the layout and determine whether it’s suited to your needs. Speaking of your needs, you must also consider whether you’re in need of any accessibility requirements and if the home has the potential to accommodate these.
Another object of consideration is whether you’d like a new or a pre-owned home. Here at Allens, we offer both pre-owned and new solutions, and each has its benefits. Though pre-owned homes are cheaper, new homes are equipped with modern features; it’s all about weighing up what’s important to you.
Finally, you need to consider which plot you’d like best. We’re more than happy to guide you about which plots are the quietest, closest to the facilities, or have the best views.
View our range of available holiday homes here.
There are of course some additional costs that come with a purchase of a holiday home, and we’re more than happy to provide you with a breakdown of this before you commit to your purchase. At the very least, you’ll be required to pay annual site fees and your utility bills.
Contact us to find out more about the additional costs of owning a holiday home.
Here at Allens, we’re known for our state-of-the-art facilities and friendly residents and staff. See for yourself by contacting us today.
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