Expert Guide to Buying a Static Caravan
If the warm weather from the summer has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t need to go abroad to enjoy a fantastic summer holiday. In fact, staycations are great for holidaymakers who would rather not dig out their passport to enjoy a break away from home.
This is what makes static caravans so popular, as they provide a home away from home while allowing you to get away from it all and enjoy some time in nature, often in the beautiful British countryside. The great thing is that if you buy a static caravan, you get to enjoy a holiday home without the price tag usually associated with traditional holiday homes. So, if you’re thinking of taking the plunge and becoming the proud owner of a static caravan, here are a few things you should consider:
Choose the Right Holiday Park
As the name suggests, moving a static caravan isn’t as simple as it is to pack up a touring caravan, so it’s important that you find the right holiday park to get set up at. It’s a good idea to choose somewhere that you can see yourself enjoying for years to come.
Try to take into consideration the facilities at the park itself as well as what is going on in the local area. Our Silverdale holiday park, for example, has a number of excellent facilities on-site including a swimming pool, bowling alley, and a restaurant & bar. It’s also ideally located for the local area of Lancashire and the Lake District, located in the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Consider the Fees
Before you decide to jump in and become a static caravan owner, you should make sure that you’ve considered all the costs you may incur. You will need to pay some fees to the holiday park to keep your static caravan on-site, so you should find out what the fees will be before you commit to anything.
The additional costs will include things such as insurance, pitch fees, and electricity & gas. These will vary from park to park so it’s advisable to get a firm costing before you make a decision so you can be sure that you are happy with the costs.
Make A Well-Informed Decision
It’s likely that you’ll need to have a bit of a shop around before you find the static caravan which is perfect for you, so make sure you give yourself the time to do this. However, it will be likely that plots are limited, especially for those that have the best views or facilities, so you might wish to bear this in mind during your hunt.
Make sure to ask the salesperson plenty of questions - they’re there to help you to come to a decision so they should have all the relevant information on hand. It’s a big decision so they will understand that you might have a lot of questions.
Think About How You’ll Use Your Static Caravan
Depending on how you intend to use your static caravan, you’ll have different needs that should inform your decision. Perhaps you like to be able to spend plenty of time sitting in the living area where you can read the newspaper or play a card game. If this is the case, it may make most sense to invest in a caravan that has more space allocated to the living area.
Think about what you like to do when you are on holiday and how you are most likely to spend your time in your static caravan to give yourself a better idea of what type would be best for your needs.
If you feel ready to make the decision to buy your own static caravan, we can help you to find one that is perfect for you. We have a selection of these holiday homes for sale at our holiday parks, suited to a variety of budgets and needs. Get in touch with a member of our team if you would like to find out more and they’ll be more than happy to help.