The holiday caravan market has seen many parks expanded and also upgraded. At one time you wouldn’t have had plumbed in loo facilities unless the owner had been forward thinking. Now that’s all changed – but this next decision is a major part of the buying process. Firstly how far do you want to travel, say on a Friday evening, after a long working week? Well it may surprise you that some owners can live 30 minutes away, or up to a three-hour drive! Look carefully at the area you want, seaside or countryside retreat?
Look at the parks in your chosen area, look to at the facilities and this of course affects the ground rent too. Check if children are allowed and pets - some parks won’t and want adults only. See if there is a well-stocked shop or facilities which may include café/restaurant and a swimming pool plus gym in some cases. Will the park allow you to sub-let? Some owners won’t allow this and only want the purchaser using the home. Does the park get very busy and does the operator want to move you onto a new home upgrade after 10 years? Some parks will allow older units to stop on over 20 years old as long as the unit is kept in good serviceable condition.
Some parks pitches allow off-road parking which will of course be essential for most, but some will also come with a small garden and it’s up to the owner of the home to keep this looking tidy. If gardening isn’t your bag then maybe a plot with just grass cut by the operator is what you want. Don’t forget that decks are popular additions to homes. Check this can be done and also the pitch allows the size you’re after. One thing is for sure – UK parks offer locations and facilities for every taste.