Got lots of questions? We’ve tried to answer some of the basic ones below…
- How much does a typical holiday home cost?
A new home can cost anywhere between £20,000 and £100,000+ depending on factors like its location, size, fixtures and fittings and whether it’s a caravan or a deluxe pine lodge, as well as siting and connection fees. Pre-owned homes can be purchased from as little as £12,000 including siting and connection fees.
- Is finance easy to arrange?
Many parks that specialise in sales have financing facilities and insurance information. Dedicated holiday home dealers should have finance departments to advise.
- What are the other costs involved?
There is an annual fee payable to the park, which includes the up-keep of the site. Running costs may be payable for heat, light and any entertainment the park provides. All this will probably add up to at least £1,000 per annum – likely more. Also, insurance for the home and contents with a specialist company is essential. As mentioned before, your chosen park can help with this.
- Can I sub-let my holiday home?
The parks usually encourage sub-letting but check first if this is your intention as not all parks will allow it.
- Can I bring my dog?
Most parks do not have a problem with pets. However, before committing yourself to anything be sure to thoroughly check their terms and conditions of ownership.
- What to I do next?
Visit your chosen park’s website or call them and mention FreedomPark Holidays and they will be happy to discuss availability. Then set aside a weekend to visit them – for the opportunity to discuss your preferences and budget.
- Are there restrictions on the amount of time I can live in my holiday home per year?
Generally a site licence and insurance does not allow full time residential use. Parks are usually open for between nine and eleven months a year – look at your parks site licence for their terms and conditions.