Buying your own static caravan

If you look at self catering accommodation in the UK, there is a significant gap between camping and cottages. That gap is plugged by caravans, modern comfortable vans that offer every home comfort you could possibly want yet with that enviable freedom you can only get from a self catering holiday. The parks they are located on are found in the most beautiful areas of Britain too, and with all this at our disposal why bother going abroad?

The fact is that caravan holidays are experiencing a huge resurgence of interest with more and more of us choosing to take a staycation. Savvy travellers who already know the benefits a caravan holiday brings with it are tapping into this market and buying their own, and this is easily done with there currently being a great, and affordable, range of static holiday caravans for sale.

As with anything else, you have a choice of new or pre-owned static caravans, and your budget and what you want is what will determine which one you go for. As with property, there is somewhat of a buyers market in static caravans at the moment with many owners choosing to sell their private vans rather than rent them out to yield the income needed for the site fees and charges.

A good quality van with mod cons on a site in a popular area of the UK can command hundreds of pounds a week during school holidays. Many owners are choosing to go down this route in order to cover the site charges and still have the luxury of having a caravan of their own to go to for most of the year. Owning your own holiday home in the shape of a caravan is now a very realistic option, and also the opportunity to bring in some extra income.

There are several routes open to you when it comes to finding your perfect static caravan. You can always do an internet search but as with every other large item you are better off going through a dedicated agent so you have some comeback. If you have visited a holiday park you really like you may have noticed a sales office at reception, these are for both new and used caravans and are well worth a look.

If you buy a static caravan through a park you always have more chance of having it re-located to a park of your choice. There could well be a waiting list but if you are prepared to wait you will have more chance of moving it than if you buy it from a private owner.

It can be a joy owning your own static caravan and making those little changes to put your own stamp on it. Whether you are just looking for it to be used by yourself and other family members, or are looking to rent it out, a caravan in the UK is currently a very good investment and will save you a lot of money in the long term on holiday accommodation.