Where Are the Best Areas to Buy a Holiday Home?

Where Are the Best Areas to Buy a Holiday Home?

Posted by Justin Allitt in Lodges, October 14, 2019

The UK is home to some wonderful holiday resorts.  Not only this, but there is a wealth of glorious countryside, coast and heritage waiting for you to discover.  One of the best ways you can take your time to explore the UK’s finest adventures is to buy a holiday home, caravan or static caravan.  This way, you will always have a foothold in a corner of Britain that you can always head back to.

But where should you think about buying a holiday home?  At SellMyGroup, we host hundreds of listings for static properties up and down the UK.  In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best-loved counties and regions our visitors have invested in over the years.  Who knows – you may even find yourself inspired to take a closer look!


If the idea of buying a holiday home out in beautiful Snowdonia appeals to you, you are likely going to want to explore gorgeous Conwy.  It is an immensely historic area, boasting the famous Conwy Castle and imposing town walls, which are said to date back to the Middle Ages.  Beyond this, you’ll have clear access to the incredible Snowdonia National Park.

Holiday home sites at Aberconwy (at the foot of spectacular rolling hills), Craiglwyd Hall and Maenan Abbey Park are well worth looking closer into.  You might even want to get some fresh sea air by pitching up at The Beach Caravan Park in Llandulas.


Cornwall is a classic holiday hotspot for many English adventurers.  Its rugged, lengthy coastline and fabulous countryside make for a unique holiday retreat.  There’s little wonder why so many people choose to visit the county each year!  You’re just a stone’s throw away from Land’s End and the gorgeous cliffside.

There are lots of holiday parks opening up to new visitors to Cornwall.  Head to Praa Sands in Penzance, or Newquay View Resort if you’d prefer to take in the town’s sparkling waters.  Alternatively, find a lodge at picturesque St.Tinney Farm Park in Otterham.


The Lake District makes for some of the most breath-taking walks and holiday experiences England has to offer.  Explore Lake Windermere and the ancient Roman defences of Hadrian’s Wall, before taking to the western coast.  The rolling hills and dales here make for some truly memorable holiday adventures, and with a Cumbrian holiday home, you can take it all in at your leisure.

Head to Windermere’s Hill of Oaks for blissful holiday living throughout the year.  Explore the Cumbrian countryside from the lush surroundings of Waterfoot Park in Ullswater, or the close-knit community at Woodclose Park in Kirkby Lonsdale.


Anyone who has holidayed in Devon before will tell you that it’s an endless treat.  From ancient castles to Dartmoor National Park, family attractions and incredible rugged coastlines, there are lots to take in here.  Explore Exeter and Plymouth at your leisure, or stick to the green and verdant pastures deeper into the county.

Dartmoor View in Whiddon Down is a hugely popular lodge and caravan resort for Devon lovers.  For further lakeside living, take to Chudleigh’s Finlake Holiday Resort, where you can hire a static home all year round.  There is also Axminster’s stunning Hawkchurch Resort and Spa, as well as the friendly Hornbeam Country Park in nearby Dunkeswell.


Where do you start when it comes to visiting Dorset?  It’s an excellent question.  However, with your own holiday home in the area, you can explore the ancient coastline whenever you wish.  Take a lookout at Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, or even the extensive Jurassic Coast.  Here, you can traverse miles of ancient terrain.  It’s a famous location for many popular TV shows, such as Broadchurch, as well as many movies.

Find yourself a holiday home at Forest Edge Holiday Park in St Leonards, where you will benefit from a touch of the coast as well as the country.  Lodges are available at Merley Court Holiday Park, too making for a similarly peaceful stay.

Dumfries and Galloway

Interested in exploring rural, historic Scotland?  We can hardly blame you.  Dumfries and Galloway is a popular county for Scottish explorers to rest and relax in, as well as to traverse for sites on interest.  Castle enthusiasts will love the opulent Drumlanrig castle, which has stood since the 17th century.  You’ll also find that there are scores of countryside and nature trails for you to explore here.  All of them are wonderfully unspoilt and within easy reach of many holiday parks.

Ryan Bay Caravan Park, in Stranraer, is one of the most popular resorts we’re proud to host listings for.  Holiday alongside beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of Scotland at Whitecairn Park in Glenluce, or even Glenluce’s eponymous holiday park just a short distance away.


If you’ve never considered holidaying in Gloucestershire before, you really will be missing out.  Home to incredible medieval architecture, castle grounds and nature reserves, a trip into the heart of Gloucs places you at the foot of the Cotswolds.  Explore the local market towns as well as the famous harbour scene at your leisure.  With a holiday home, you can cover the county as much as you like, whenever you choose!

Cinderford’s immaculate St Michaels Park is just one of the popular lodge parks we’re always pleased to list for in the county.  Sunset View Park, too, is another popular choice for Cotswold adventurers.  Do also take a look at static homes out at Little Meadow River Park, too – and book a viewing while spaces last!


Heading back to Wales – and imposing Mount Snowdon – is a county that’s bursting with scenery like no other.  Gwynedd is one of Wales’ most historically-rich regions.  Whether you choose to take a ride on the Mountain Railway or a tour of Caernarfon Castle on the waterfront, it’s unlikely that you will be stuck for things to see and experience.

Take Gwynedd at your own pace with a holiday home based at Dinlle Caravan Park in Caernarfon, or maybe at Ocean Heights Caravan Park at Pwllheli .  There are beautiful coastal sights in store for you at The Warren in Abersoch, too.


Boasting theme parks, zoos and several other family attractions, Hampshire is a county where people of all ages love to holiday.  For a quieter pace, you may wish to take in the New Forest and spot local wildlife.  Or, you may even want to look deeper into local history, with the famous Winchester Cathedral looming into view.

Milford-on-Sea’s stunning New Forest Lodge Retreat is a luxury holiday resort hundreds of people head to each year.  Do also take a lookout at Woodlands Park and the coastal Shorefield Country Park, also based in Milford.


Kent’s glorious miles of gardens keep people coming back year after year.  Why not find yourself your foothold in the region?  Home to lines of stunning medieval castles and forts and stately homes, it is also famous for its countryside walks, market towns and cycle-friendly trails.  Do also take in the glistening beaches and the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral, too.

Leysdown-on-Sea has a popular coastal holiday resort in Central Beach, or you might get a little closer to the beachfront at Sheerness Holiday Park.  There are also luxury lodges waiting for you to explore and settle down in at Thriftwood Country Park in Sevenoaks.


Lancashire is one of the most rural counties in England, making it the perfect place to buy a holiday home for anyone who loves long walks in the countryside.  It’s also a fantastic retreat for anybody keen to get some peace away from the hustle and bustle of nearby cities.  The Forest of Bowland is a particular highlight here, as is the extensive Morecambe Bay, and the rolling hills heading into the mainland.

You’ll find lodges available at Willowgrove Park in Preesall, as well as caravans at Beacon Fell Holiday Park in Preston. You may also wish to view the majestic lodges out in Moss Side’s Lawnsdale Country Park.


Whether you enjoy exploring the local countryside, the heritage of the county’s stately homes, or even heading to the choppy waters of the Norfolk Broads, a holiday in Norfolk is one you are always going to want to head back for and a perfect place to buy a holiday home. Norwich is a popular city in the region, with all the amenities you’d ever want from a city break.  Norfolk is a county which balances countryside and coast in great abandon.

The Norfolk Woods Resort and Spa promises to be a relaxing break for anyone looking for a holiday property in King’s Lynn.  Hunstanton, a popular seaside resort, also has lodges available at Searles Leisure Resort and Country Park, or for something completely different, make a beeline for Waveney Valley Lakes in Harleston.

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire plays host to some of the most historically significant cities and towns in the north of England.  Whether you choose to holiday on the Whitby coast or take in the sights of York city centre, it’s an area rich in proud heritage and unspoilt moorland.  From the coast of Scarborough out to the opulence of Castle Howard, you really can’t take North Yorkshire in without heading back a few times.  Why not find a holiday home in the area?

Yarm’s Cleveland Hills Park is well-loved and lovingly maintained.  Alternatively, take a caravan out in the country at Clapham’s Flying Horseshoe, or the rural retreat of Malton Grange, where you’ll find lodges to take up across the seasons.


Warwickshire is more than just another county in the midlands – it’s full of astounding history and countryside waiting to be uncovered.  Take in the spectacular Warwick Castle, local estates and parklands, and even the birthplace of William Shakespeare.  Stratford-Upon-Avon is a brilliant day out for anyone who has more than a passing interest in the Bard.  Venture through curated gardens, take on Kenilworth Castle, and make a point of visiting the famous Butterfly Farm.

Avon Park is an ideal holiday home location for anyone looking to get closer to Stratford, with riverside views.  Riverside Park, too, is the perfect site for anyone looking to find a static caravan in the region.  The beautiful Rayford Park, too, puts you at the riverside, a fabulous and peaceful holiday away for anyone interested in exploring the county.


Worcestershire is home to more than just a few medieval castles and cathedrals.  It’s a countryside walker’s dream, with rolling hills and nature trails in abundance across the region.  If you enjoy exploring market towns, local museums and stately homes, Worcs has plenty to offer you.  From elaborate country parks to the imposing Worcestershire Beacon, if you’ve never holidayed here before, now is a great time to find yourself a holiday property.

Take a look at the famous Sapey Golf and Country Club, with lodges to view.  Defford, too, hosts Bournewood Lodge Park, a lovely little holiday domicile you’ll love to come back to.  There are also lodges available at Stottesdon’s Hillview Park, but do be ready to book a viewing while spaces last!

Conclusion; Best Areas to Buy a Holiday Home

The UK has some fantastic holiday opportunities hidden away in the most curious of corners.  Why not take a look at some of the holiday homes and static caravans we’re proud to list up and down the country?  Make sure to book a viewing or two as soon as you can to beat the rush. For further reading see our article on What to Remember When Buying a Holiday Home’.