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April 6, 2023

How to get the most out of owning a holiday home


Owning a holiday home can seem like a big investment, particularly if you haven’t spent much time away from your home residence. But it can be a great way to enjoy some time in the sun and create memories with friends and family that will last for years to come.

Here at Holgates, we’re passionate about helping our customers make the most of their holiday homes. From how to select the right park, to making sure you’re taking proper care of your holiday home , we’ve got some top tips to help you get the most out of owning a holiday home.

Research The Local Area

Before you choose a holiday home, it’s extremely important to take some time to research the local area. Find out what attractions and activities are available nearby, as well as any transport links should you wish to explore further afield. It’s also worth checking into local events and festivals that may be happening in the area throughout the year.

Here at Holgates, for example, we regularly keep our residents and guests updated about local happenings, whether that’s a farmers’ market in the next village, or an art exhibition at a nearby gallery.

And, no matter which of our holiday parks you choose to purchase a home in, you’re always going to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural spots in the country.

Choose The Right Property

When it comes to choosing the right property for you, there are many factors to consider. Start by thinking about how many people you plan on having staying at once and make sure the property has enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate them.

Finding the perfect holiday home can be difficult, but that’s why the Holgates team are here to offer you advice and support throughout the decision making process.

Here at Holgates, we have a wide range of parks across Cumbria, Lancashire and The Ribble Valley, with a variety of different holiday homes, lodges and static caravans to choose from.

How Many Bedrooms Do You Need?

At Holgates, we offer a variety of differently sized holiday homes, from cosy 1-beds, to spacious 2-beds and family-friendly 3-bedroom holiday homes. Whatever size of lodge or static caravan you require, it’s important that you choose the right one.

If you choose a holiday home which is too small, for example, then you’re always going to be limited in terms of having friends or family stay with you. If you’re not sure, then it’s better to choose a slightly larger model – at least then you’ll have the option of inviting more people in future.

However, if you’re certain that you only need the home as a cosy, intimate getaway, then there’s nothing wrong with choosing a smaller model. Small holiday homes and caravans can be extremely cosy, particularly in Winter, and are a great way to spend a weekend.

Which Is The Right Park For You?

One other thing you should consider is which holiday park offers the right options for you. Here at Holgates, we manage parks across Lancashire, Cumbria and the Ribble Valley. Silverdale, our flagship park, is one of the most popular locations in the area, and comes equipped with a bowling alley and a range of other entertainment options.

If you’re looking for something a little calmer, perfect for exploring nature, then our owners only parks are an excellent solution. Far Arnside  offers breathtaking views of the coast, with unforgettable sunsets and relaxing coastal walks. Beetham and Netherbeck also are great natural parks offeringa  slower pace of life.

If you’re not certain which park offers the best solution for your holiday home needs, get in touch with our friendly, helpful team today. Or, if you prefer, why not arrange a viewing to find the right park for you?

Take Care to Maintain Your Holiday Home

Of course, once you’ve settled into your holiday home, it’s important that you know how to look after it. If you don’t look after your holiday home, it’s likely that it won’t stay in great condition while you’re not staying in it.

It’s important to keep your holiday home clean and well-maintained, including the outdoor areas – a well-kept garden and patio can really give your holiday home an inviting feel, as well as improving its overall value.

Keeping on top of maintenance is also important for ensuring that all fixtures and fittings are in good working order, including gas, electric and water elements.

And, if you’re ever unsure how to use your holiday home’s utilities properly, be sure to get in touch with our team of experts – we’ll be more than happy to talk you through any questions and queries.

Make The Most Out Of Staying In Your Holiday Home

Once you’ve chosen your holiday home, and found the perfect location, it’s time to start enjoying your holiday! Here are some of our best tips to help you make the most out of owning a holiday home:

  • Make the most of your location – explore the local area, or take a day trip to nearby towns and cities.
  • Spend time with friends and family at your holiday home – relaxing on the patio, playing games or just enjoying each other’s company.
  • Use your holiday home as a base for exploring the rest of the UK – it’s a great way to experience more of the country.
  • Explore the beauty of nature!
  • Make use of nearby amenities such as local shop and restaurants, or plan a trip away from your holiday home for a weekend getaway.
  • Keep an eye out for one-off local events, from light shows to exhibits and more!
  • Enjoy local leisure activities such as swimming, golf courses and adventure farms.

It’s also worth remembering that, while you can’t live in your holiday home all year round, you can enjoy it throughout the seasons. Whether you’re looking forward to summer strolls and days out at the beach or cosy winter nights by the fire – owning a holiday home is always an enjoyable experience.

If you truly want to make the most out of your Holgates’ holiday lodge or caravan, then it can be a great idea to spread your trips out throughout the year. Get the best of both worlds with relaxing Summer days and cosy Winter nights.

For More Information On Owning A Holgates’ Holiday Home, Get In Touch Today

Here at Holgates, we want to help you get the most out of owning a holiday home. With parks located across Lancashire, Cumbria and the Ribble Valley, we have something for everyone – from bowling alleys and arcades, to peaceful coastal views and countryside walks.

If you’d like more information on any of our parks or lodges, or would like to arrange a viewing, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have!

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