Purchasing a holiday lodge is an investment to create a new lifestyle. Regular breaks and spending time with your loved ones can improve your mental well-being and overall quality of life. However, there are many considerations you should factor in when making this investment.
It is important to take time in choosing your holiday park, lodge and budget to make the purchase as worthwhile as possible. This can include anything from visiting holiday parks in different locations to comparing the prices of different lodges. Taking your time guarantees that you find the most suitable holiday lodge for you.
Finding your ideal getaway
Location is the most crucial decision when purchasing a holiday lodge, as it must be somewhere you want to visit repeatedly. Would you prefer somewhere with a lakeside view, woodland trails, mountains to climb or a beach to relax? We recommend researching different regions and seeing what holiday park locations include your must-haves, whether seaside access or hiking trails.
You should also consider how far you are willing to travel. Do you want your holiday lodge to be just a few hours away, or are you ready to travel further afield? Are you happy to plan your holiday? Or do you want somewhere close enough to just hop in the car and enjoy a relaxing retreat spur of the moment?
Once you have narrowed down your location, it is time to start researching holiday parks.
What does the Holiday Park offer?
Every holiday park is unique, and so are you. To decide which holiday park you would like to purchase a lodge at, consider the holiday you hope to experience first.
Are you looking for a tranquil and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life? Determining your needs can significantly narrow your search for the perfect holiday park.
The next things to consider are on-site facilities and amenities. Most holiday parks include facilities such as a shop and a restaurant for your ease and convenience. Some also feature swimming pools, shower blocks and on-site laundry blocks. Deciding what amenities you do and do not require will bring you closer to finding the right holiday park.
At Burton Constable Holiday Park in Yorkshire, we encourage you to try before you buy. This way, you can experience what it would be like to own a lodge in our park, to make sure it lives up to your expectations. If you decide to buy a lodge after holidaying in our park, we will cover the cost of your holiday as a bonus.
What are the site rules?
When purchasing a holiday lodge, you must understand the holiday park’s site rules. For example, some have age requirements, pet policies, visitor restrictions, and quiet hours. Depending on your preferences, these rules could either enhance or negatively impact your enjoyment. Make sure you’re choosing the correct holiday park for you.
Even if you are happy with your chosen holiday park’s rules regarding guests, age requirements, pets, etc., you should still research additional site rules. These could cover anything from parking to expected behaviour. You must fully understand all site rules and clarify anything you are unsure of, as breaching these terms could result in the termination of your agreement.
At Burton Constable Holiday Park, young children and pets are welcome. We also have quiet hours between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. to allow for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Know the uses of your holiday lodge
It is important to understand that a holiday lodge is for recreational purposes and shouldn’t be used as a primary residence. This means you cannot live in your lodge all year round.
Licensing bodies and local authorities enforce this rule. If ignored, your site owner could terminate your agreement.
Burton Constable Holiday Park is open 11.5 months a year, closing for two weeks at the end of February before opening again in March. If you spend more time at your official residence, you can stay at your lodge as long or as frequently as you would like during the open months.
Manage your budget
Establishing a realistic budget is essential when selecting a holiday lodge for sale. You should consider the cost of purchasing the lodge and ongoing expenses such as maintenance, pitch fees, and utilities.
Your budget should also help you to determine what lodge to buy. Lodges can be purchased new or used and offer a range of luxurious experiences at different levels, which influences their pricing. This means a wide range of lodges are available to fit different budgets.
Get the best for your budget
Whether you’re buying a new or used holiday lodge, you must thoroughly inspect the property before finalising the purchase. This allows you to check for any wear and tear, structural issues or needed repairs, ensuring you get the best value for money.
Insurance and warranty
It is advisable to have insurance on your holiday lodge. Shop around, get multiple quotes and make sure to find the policy that is the best for you.
Most holiday lodges come with a warranty. Check the warranty terms and see if the holiday park is registered with any other warranty schemes you could benefit from.
At Burton Constable Holiday Park, all our lodges for sale come with a three-month warranty and one year of insurance.
Look into the legal
Seek legal advice before signing any contracts or agreements.
A holiday lodge is a personal asset, like owning a car, so knowing your rights when investing in such a purchase is essential. Solicitors with expertise in property transactions can help you navigate the legal aspect of purchasing a holiday lodge.
Plan for the future
Purchasing a holiday lodge is a long-term investment; however, it is still wise to have a plan in case circumstances change.
If you plan on selling your lodge later, check whether your agreement stipulates that you must offer it to the site owner for purchase before putting it on the wider market.
A clear plan is vital whether you want to sell your lodge or pass it down.
If you are looking for a peaceful countryside escape, Burton Constable Holiday Park has a wide range of luxurious holiday lodges for sale in Yorkshire.