Buying a holiday home

The Process
The process of searching for your perfect home can be overwhelming so we want to help you as much as we can along the way. Location, lifestyle and choosing the right type of holiday home are all important factors and we hope the following information can help you decide what will be right for you.

Lifestyle
Buying a holiday home is a major lifestyle choice. Which type of property would suit your lifestyle - a luxury lodge or a caravan holiday home? We have both types of property for sale throughout our parks to suit all tastes, requirements and budgets.
 
Location
Choose a location you love - a place where you can create memories year upon year. Think about how often you would visit and how far you and your family would like to travel.
 
Consider what attractions are nearby to cater for you and your family’s leisure pursuits. It could be outdoor activities, shopping facilities or simply being in the heart of the local countryside.
 
We have Holiday Homes situated in thirteen locations throughout the UK. Click here to view our locations.

The Park
Once you know where you would like your Holiday Home to be located, you can then choose a park. We would recommend you visit our parks to ensure you get a real sense of what it would be like to own a holiday home on one. 
 
We want you to make the right choice and we would love for you to visit us so we can show you around and to gain a real understanding of what you are looking for. You could visit us for the day or you could take up a short holiday on one of our parks and try one of our self-catering facilities (where available).
 
Our parks are positioned in some of the UK’s most stunning places. We don’t have on-site entertainment, bars or clubs - but we offer serenity at its best, in places with breath-taking scenery and enthralling surroundings. Visiting a park will allow you to find out what facilities it has to offer and if it is tailored to suit your needs.
 
Your holiday home can be enjoyed for up to 11 months of the year (Site season permitting) but cannot be used as a full-time residence. 
 
We have Holiday Homes on 13 parks throughout the UK. Click here to view our parks. 
 
Finance
Finance options are available subject to status.
 
Running Costs
As with any holiday home purchase, there will be on-going costs related to your home including; electricity, gas, insurance and site fees. We will be able to advise you on these costs when you make an enquiry, though to give you an idea of the current site fee’s they range from £1505.46 - £5276.32 (dependent on location and unit type).
 
Depreciation
The purchase of a holiday home is a lifestyle choice and should not be viewed as an investment to provide a financial return.
 
Purchase
Please read the purchase order form thoroughly before you commit to buying, as this outlines the rights and responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer.
 
At the time of purchase you will also be provided with a copy of the standard site agreement for the unit.  Many customers also seek the advice of a legal professional to examine the document for them. This is sensible practice before the signing of any legally binding agreement.

Contact us
For more information, to arrange a viewing or to speak to one of our team please call 02476 475240.
 
To make an enquiry click here.
 

Frequently asked Questions


How much do they cost to own?
Prices vary dependent on the type, style and make of Holiday Home you choose.  We sell a variety of lodges and caravans to suit all budgets.

Do I have to pay a deposit when I purchase a Holiday Home?
We ask for a 10% deposit to be paid on all caravans and lodges on park and a 25% deposit on all caravans and lodges which have to be ordered by the Club.

What is included in the purchase price?
The purchase price includes the unit, siting, PDI and delivery costs, safety tests where applicable and connection to utilities. 

When can I use my Holiday Home?
The season varies from park to park but generally from March to January. We have two open all year round parks, Theobalds and Boroughbridge (occupancy 11 months out of 12 permitted) and two that close at the end of October, Nairn and Alton the Star.

How long can I keep my holiday home on park for?
All brand new caravans are issued with a 15 year site agreement and all brand new lodges are issued with an agreement of between 25 and 50 years dependent on unit type and location.  All pre-used caravans are issued with the remainder of the original site agreement term. 

Can Ownership be shared?
Yes, in fact shared ownership between family and friends would maximize the usage of these properties.

What additional charges can I expect?
There is an annual site rent and rates to pay which are inclusive of local water and sewerage rates, ground maintenance and vat.

Am I covered by insurance?
All units must be insured, please ask for further information. Please call Club Care on 01277 243000 for a quote.

What maintenance is provided?
The park is regularly maintained to a high standard, in particular the gardens and areas surrounding the holiday homes.


How secure is the park?
The Holiday Park Managers live on site during the season and we have staff on site during the closed period. All visitors are requested to check in at reception on arrival and departure.

What electricity and gas charges are there?
Electricity is metered and your costs will be dependent upon how much you use and gas is either piped and metered or bottled.

Can I sub-let my Holiday Home?
No, sub-letting is not permitted but you are welcome to invite family and friends to stay.

Can I live in my Holiday Home?
No, all Holiday Homes are issued with a site agreement for recreational use only and residential use is not permitted on any of our Club sites.  All purchasers must be in the position to supply us with a permanent residential address which we will use for all correspondence.

Is there a warranty?
There is a 1 year manufacturer warranty on all of our new Holiday Homes and a 10 year structural warranty* on lodges from date of first handover. We offer a 28 day warranty on all pre-used holiday homes bought from the Club No warranty is given with any holiday homes bought privately through the Club.

*subject to manufacturer