Buying Your First Holiday Home: The Ultimate Guide

Ever dreamed of having your own holiday home in the UK? Buying a holiday home is a big investment, and there are a number of important things you’ll need to consider before getting started. With our guide to buying your first holiday home, you'll be able to find the perfect holiday home for you and become a holiday home owner with confidence. Let's start with the basics!


Choose Your Location

Choosing the location is one of the most important steps to buying a holiday home. Have you got a favourite corner of the UK or somewhere you've always wanted to visit?

You should spend some time researching locations to find out everything there is to offer that suits your interests. If you're an outdoorsy person looking for challenging hikes and stunning natural scenery, you might consider holiday homes in the Yorkshire Dales, or if you're looking for somewhere peaceful but with easy access to city attractions, holiday homes near London might be your cup of tea.

Once you’ve chosen where to buy a holiday home, it’s best to do some research on holiday parks and resorts in the area and decide which one you could see yourself coming back to time and time again. At Lakeland Leisure Estates, we have stylish holiday lodges and static caravans for sale at Long Ashes Park in the Yorkshire Dales and at Roydon Marina Village in Lee Valley Regional Park, Essex. Each park is located within close proximity of countryside walks, lively communities and countless local attractions.


Plan Your Budget

It’s important that you work out how much you can afford to spend on a holiday home, and you should factor in all the costs that come with taking on an additional property. At Lakeland Leisure Estates, we have holiday lodges and caravans to suit all tastes and budgets in Yorkshire and Essex.

Owning a static caravan or holiday lodge comes with additional costs such as site fees. If you don't live on a park and pay site fees you'll have to consider the running costs of electricity, water, gas and general maintenance, so it's important to remember your holiday home is an ongoing commitment.

At Long Ashes Park near Grassington, North Yorkshire, our holiday home owners can enjoy free membership to Long Ashes Leisure Club including access to the gym, swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and steam room.

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Arrange a Viewing

Think you might have found your dream holiday home? There are a few things you need to consider before you go for it. Ask yourself what your must-haves are:

Do you want an open plan living space, or keep everything separate? Is the layout a deal breaker for you?

How many bedrooms do you need? What about an extra guest bedroom?

Do you have any accessibility needs that your holiday home must have?

Do you want to be close to certain park facilities? Or maybe you want to be tucked away somewhere quiet?

It's crucial to go and see a potential lodge or static caravan with your own eyes. Be sure to organise a viewing of the property so you can walk around, get a feel for it and see whether you can picture yourself enjoying your holidays there.

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Ready to find your holiday home?

Whether you're looking for a couples retreat or a family holiday home, we’ve got you covered with luxury custom designed holiday lodges and a selection of static caravans from renowned manufacturers like Victory, Willerby and Swift.

You can find our holiday homes for sale in Yorkshire and holiday properties in Essex on our websites. Whether you’re looking for static caravans for sale near Skipton, or simply want to browse our holiday lodges in Essex to see what we have to offer, we’re here to help you find your dream holiday home. Start your journey with us today!


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