Buying park homes, lodges, static caravans

Buying a Static Caravan, Lodge or Park Home?

Posted by Justin Allitt in Buying a Holiday Home, March 1, 2018

Have you ever been interested in owning a static caravan, lodge, or park home? There is now an easy way to make your dreams a reality. Whether you fancy a holiday retreat or a permanent change of scenery, Sell My Group has everything covered.

If you’re looking to buy now or in the future, you can browse all the available options from the comfort of your own home. Forget touring the country as you try to find the perfect location for your dream retirement or holiday home. You can take a virtual tour of parks up and down the country without travelling a single mile. Sell My Group is the UK’s leading online marketplace for static caravans, lodges and park homes. You can get a real feel for what each location and property type has to offer.

Sell My Group has thousands of park and holiday homes to choose from. This allows a buyer to do their homework before arranging a viewing. Sell My Group offers you all the choices in a free and convenient format — without the pressure.

Buying a Static Caravan

ABI Static Caravans

There’s something intrinsically romantic about static caravans. Contemporary models are like palaces, with designer interiors, integrated appliances, and features you would normally associate with luxury new-builds. We’ve come a long way from the tin cans of yesteryear, so buying a static caravan for the first time could be the best holiday decision you make. The modern static caravan gives you the potential to own a comfortable second home in a location where you may not be able to afford a brick and mortar alternative.

Is there somewhere you want to visit year after year? Wouldn’t you like to have your own base there? Maybe you have family or friends in a certain area and would like the opportunity to spend regular periods of time close to them?Whatever your reasons, a static caravan gives you a reliable holiday spot that you can return to year on year, without all the rigmarole of making arrangements for where you’ll stay every time.But that’s not the only benefit of owning a caravan. Take a look at some of these benefits of buying a holiday caravan:

Great Affordability

Caravans remain one of the best options for the affordable, holiday-on-demand experience. They’re a low-investment holiday home you can head to on planned trips or spur-of-the-moment holiday getaways. There are static caravans available at all price points, even for the family on a budget.

Luxury Accommodation

It’s no coincidence that some of the most popular kinds of holidays also feature a home away from home — and then some. Cruises and villa holidays are great examples of what we look for in holiday accommodation. Caravans can capture some of that same feel, providing you with all the new sights and sounds of a holiday while maintaining your own creature comforts.And if you have the money to spare, there’s really no limit on how luxury you can get with a caravan.

Sought-after Locations

Half of the appeal of a static caravan lies in its location, so most are in prime areas of natural beauty, or at least somewhere with a close connection to the richness of nature. Static caravan sites range from woodlands to riversides to shorelines, all offering their unique appeal.

On-Site Amenities

Going away from home doesn’t mean having to sacrifice all the usual creature comforts. Most caravan sites offer on-site amenities, from the basics like showers, toilets, and baby changing areas, to bars and swimming pools.

By the Sea or in the Countryside?

For those hankering after a holiday home by the sea or in the countryside, a static caravan is a great buy. At Sell My Group, you can view the UK’s widest range of static caravans. It has models for all budgets in literally hundreds of locations up and down the country – from Scotland to Cornwall and everywhere in between.Whether buying a holiday caravan for a fun-packed family getaway or a relaxing retreat, Hagans Leisure is one of the UK’s leading Caravan Holiday Park operators.

Beacon Fell Holiday Park is located in Lancashire and commands breathtaking views over the Ribble Valley, Beacon Fell View and is set in 30 acres of beautiful, landscaped parkland. Solway Holiday Village in Cumbria offers you the perfect setting for your family holiday and is ideally situated for exploring the Northern Lakes, Carlisle Castle, Gretna Geen and Hadrian’s Wall. In Ireland, Causeway Coast Holiday Park is situated on a mature 28-acre park. Partially wooded, the elevated site commands a breathtaking view over Ballycastle Bay, enclosed by the cliffs of Fair Head and Rathlin Island.For further advice on purchasing a static caravan, you can view our blog on buying a static caravan.

Buying a Holiday Lodge

State-of-the-art holiday lodges offer space in a stunning, contemporary environment. Built to high specifications, they benefit from added extras which include large, open-plan living areas, with plenty of storage and family-sized bathrooms — not to mention smart en-suites. Fancy a breakfast bar or bi-folding doors? You can find both these features and much more in a lodge. Benefits of investing in a lodge include:

Extended Holiday Season

If you don’t want your holidays limited to the on-season months, holiday lodges make a great investment. Your lodge is a home you can access all year round, and even many park-based lodges won’t close for the winter months.

Large Bedrooms

Done with sacrificing comfort for a good holiday? With holiday lodges, you don’t need to compromise. You can have the same level of comfort thanks to sizable bedrooms, even while you’re on holiday.

Family-Sized Bathroom

The sanctuary of the bathroom is real for anyone sharing a home with a spouse, children, and/or an extended family. With a holiday lodge, you can have access to a family-sized bathroom (or bathrooms) that can accommodate everyone — which can sometimes be a challenge when you’re away from home.

Great Storage

If you’re bringing in the family or you’re a clutterbug yourself, then you need good storage options. But many holiday options force a compromise when it comes to spreading out. If you’ve suffered one too many holidays in a cramped hotel room, then it could be time to upgrade to your own lodge.

Huge Open-Plan Living Areas

Bright and airy living spaces always convey a sense of joy and luxury. Holiday lodges often feature open-plan living areas, giving your family space to spread out, but also an incentive to spend time together rather than disappearing into separate rooms. These kind of spaces are ideal for talking, playing board games, or just hanging out as a family.

Quality Fixtures and Fittings

A holiday lodge is a house by any other name — and that comes with all the upsides. With a lodge, you can have all the same quality fixtures, fittings, plumbing, and utilities as you’d expect at home.

Bang up to the Minute Interior Design

If you’ve ever stayed in a dated hotel room, you know that being stuck in the past tends to sap the energy out of a place. Lodges follow the latest design trends to keep a sleek, modern look, leaving that 80s hotel room in the dust.

And the Rest…

Some lodges benefit from balconies, extended verandas, hot tubs and boat moorings. To see what is currently available, visit the Sell My Group website where we have an A-Z list of parks.

One of our Sell My Group Recommended Parks is St.Tinney Farm Park in Cornwall, a family owned 34-acre private estate, located in rolling open countryside and fringed with gentle babbling brooks.

Bowdens Crest Holiday Park in Somerset offers peace and tranquillity in a stunning setting. With far-reaching views across outstanding landscapes, it is ideal for those who hanker after a bolthole in natural surroundings.For further reading on lodges, see our blog post on how why lodges have transformed holiday home ownership.

Buying a Park Home

For a move to a permanent and desirable area, park home living is an affordable option. As well as offering luxury, all-year-round accommodation in beautiful, well-maintained grounds, park homes are a great investment. Providing secure, peaceful living in a friendly, welcoming community, they are the practical solution to downsizing. With many park home sites developed exclusively for the retired or semi-retired, you can be sure of making the right move.Benefits of owning a park home can include:

Permanent Residential Tenure

Park homes are available all year round, so you can occupy them as a permanent residence or visit to suit the owner — whichever best fits your life. With a park home, you can have complete control over your residence, so you know that coming to visit (or stay for good) will always be an option.SecurityHoliday residences can’t always offer the best security, but that’s one arena in which park homes can really shine. As a permanent residence complex, most will have all the security features needed to protect homes that will often stand vacant for long periods. Many parks have full CCTV and they may also be gated communities to control access.

Stunning Surroundings

It’s really in the name: “park home”. Park home sites are chosen for their outstanding natural beauty, which means they can be in some stunning surroundings – whether on the coast or in the country. With a park home, you can take up a permanent residence in a quiet spot away from city life — perhaps even quieter than your average village.

Luxury Fixtures and Fittings

Modern park homes come with the fixtures and fittings of a luxurious holiday retreat or hotel.

Low Maintenance

Park homes are usually low maintenance, thanks to their simple construction and one-storey design. A well-built park home may last in the region of 50 years with only basic maintenance. That makes looking after a park home easier and makes repairs a less daunting prospect.

Pets are Usually Welcome (subject to park rules)

Dogs are usually allowed on park home sites (subject to park rules)

While not always the case, park homes are often pet-friendly. The wide open spaces combined with good security make them ideal, pet-friendly  destinations. Dogs, in particular, will have the space to roam — and make some friends! But checking the park rules before renting or buying a park home is essential.

Inexpensive Retirement Home

A park home is an ideal property as part of a retirement plan. You can take up permanent residence and settle down to a quieter life.Some parks cater specifically to the older crowd, which can help retirees find a suitably quiet place to get away from it all — without worrying about kids or noisy families running around.Sell My Group has one of the largest selection of park homes for sale in the UK. Its property portal is packed with homes in every type of location – from secluded countryside parks with far-stretching views over prized landscapes to coastal resorts and picturesque villages.

Sell My Group Parks

Set in a stunning location, Welford Chase is another of Sell My Groups Recommended Parks and nestles on the banks of the River Avon, just five miles from historic Stratford-upon-Avon. The park offers luxury lifestyle living exclusively for the over-50s.

If you are looking further north to Scotland, Heather Bank Park in East Renfrewshire is set in the rural location of the East Renfrewshire countryside and is an ideal place for a tranquil retirement. The park has a lush countryside backdrop but is also located half an hour from the city of Glasgow — combining the appeal of nature with convenience and the chance for more sightseeing.You can also look through our manufacturers section which will give you links to all the major builders of park homes, lodges and caravans in the UK.