Fed up with the doom and gloom this winter? Perhaps you’re looking forward to renting somewhere for a week and getting away next year? Or maybe you’re looking to grab life by the horns and purchase your very own holiday home? You can take a break whenever you like with the freedom that comes with owning a holiday home.
The pandemic brought with it an unprecedented increase in the number of ‘staycations’ as more people look to holiday on home soil, in light of international travel rules and restrictions. With this has come an increasing interest in static caravans as a means of spending a well-earned break. Buying a holiday home is a big investment, and there’s a number of important considerations you’ll need to make in advance.
1. Choose your location
Choosing the location is crucial. Firstly, you’ll need to choose which region you’d like to spend time in – it’s a good idea to research the surrounding area and look at what there is to do. Deciding how often you’re likely to want to visit is also something to think about. After all, if you’re looking to spend most weekends there, it’s unlikely you want to be driving for hours to get there – so it’s a good idea to factor this in.
Once you’ve chosen which region of the UK you want to be in, it’s best to do some research on parks in the area and decide which one you could see yourself in. Here at Daly Parks, we have four tranquil parks to choose from, with static caravan sites across Cumbria, Lancashire, Northumberland and Durham. Experience the 5-star holiday home lifestyle in one of our parks: Causey Hill, Northumberland, Willow Tree in Grange over sands, Cumbria, Scout Cragg, Lancashire and Village Green, Durham. Each park is located within close proximity of rolling hills and national parks including the Lake District and the Pennines. With all this on your doorstep, there’s certainly lots to think about! Find out more about each of our parks today.
2. Weigh up the costs
A static caravan will effectively become your second home, so it’s important that you weigh up the costs of taking on an additional responsibility. Here at Daly Parks, we have holiday homes to suit all tastes and budgets across all four of our sites, giving you the freedom to take control of your finances.
Something else to think about it the upkeep of a static caravan. It may sound obvious, but owning a static caravan requires regular upkeep including cleaning, gas and water checks, and inspecting any damages that requires repair. It’s also essential that when leaving your static caravan, you keep it secure at all times. In a previous blog, we discussed the importance of securing your static caravan for winter. During the down season, some parks close for a short period, which increases the risk of theft inside your holiday home. To reduce your risk, make sure to take valuables with you, lock doors and windows, and install security measures such as alarms to help deter thieves from your property.
3. View the homes in person
Whether it’s a couples haven or family home you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered, with a selection of two to six berth holiday homes from renowned brands including Willerby, Swift and Victory. There are a number of considerations you’ll need to make when choosing the perfect home for you:
- How many bedrooms do you require? Do you need to account for additional visitors?
- Do you have a preference when it comes to layout? (i.e. open plan or separate room space).
- Would you like to be located closer to park facilities such as play areas for the children?
- Do you have any accessibility requirements that your static caravan must meet?
All of our holiday homes for sale are available to view on our website, which you can browse according to park location. Whether you’re looking for static caravans for sale in Grange over sands, or simply want to browse our static caravan site in Cumbria to see what we’re about, we’re here to help you find your dream holiday home. Start your journey with us today!