When browsing static holiday homes for sale in the UK, there can be a lot of jargon to wrap your head around. Therefore, if you’re on the hunt for UK static holiday homes, you may come across an array of terms that simply don’t make sense to you.
There’s a lot to take in, from glossy brochures of holiday homes to buy in the UK to stacks of forms you need to fill out during the buying process. As providers of static holiday homes in the UK, we want to ensure that you’re not left in the dark regarding holiday park terminology. This way, you can buy a UK holiday home with the confidence that you know exactly what you’re getting.
Read on to discover a handful of the terms you’ll hear a lot of during the holiday home buying process.
First up is ‘holiday park’, which is the location in which your static home will be situated. The area is arguably the most important decision you’ll have to make when it comes to selecting a holiday home, as this will heavily influence your holiday lifestyle. Although you need to be comfortable in the home itself, you’ll need to assess the amenities the park has to offer, as well as the local area in which it’s located.
Here at Allens Caravans, we have holiday homes for sale by the UK coast and in the British countryside. You can browse our holiday parks here and discover the amenities each has to offer and the stunning local areas.
Next is what you’re actually buying, which is a ‘static caravan’. This describes a permanently sited holiday home, so it doesn’t refer to what some people may perceive as a traditional caravan. A static caravan is more like a mini lodge, in which you’ll have a bedroom(s), bathroom(s), kitchen, and lounge area. Essentially, our static caravans are comprised of every feature of a home that you could possibly need to live comfortably.
You can view our range of holiday homes here.
When leafing through brochures and forms, you’ll likely come across the term “site fees.” These fees are additional costs that contribute to enhancing your park home experience to be as comfortable as possible. In essence, they cover essential maintenance, services, and works, so that you can have an enjoyable living experience.
If you have any questions about our site fees, a friendly member of our team would be happy to assist you. Get in touch here with any queries or concerns.
Another word you may not be familiar with in the context of holiday homes is “pitch.” Pitch is the site location of your holiday home within the park. Though it’s important to assess the greater area in which your home is situated, it’s also vital to visit the park’s various pitches. Not only will your chosen pitch affect your views, but it will also impact how the sun hits your home. Ultimately, selecting a holiday home involves a lot of assessments that you may not have previously considered before embarking on the buying process.
Last but not least is “open season/seasonality.” All our parks have an “off-season” period, which describes the time in which you’re not permitted to visit the park. Despite this, at Allens, the off-season period will never be longer than two months, and this time tends to occur during the winter.
You can learn more about our seasonality on our Holiday Parks page.
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