Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a park open?
Depending on the park the length of season varies with most of our parks now open 12 months a year 365 days.
What is a Holiday Home on a holiday park?
A Holiday home is the term used by most parks to describe a Static Holiday Caravan or Lodge commonly built to EN 1647 and occasional to BS3632, all homes are built for use on British Caravan/Holiday Parks through out the UK and comply with the government legislation of definition of a caravan.
When can i use my holiday home?
You can use your holiday home any time of the year that the park is open.
So how is the home built?
The holiday home is built under carefully controlled factory conditions, Static holiday caravans generally have sleeping accommodation from 2 to 8 people in 1, 2 & 3 bedroom and on convertible seating in the lounge. They tend towards a fairly "open-plan" layout, and while some units are insulated and centrally heated for year-round use, cheaper models without double glazing or central heating are available aswell. Holiday homes are intended for leisure use and are available in 10" and 12" widths, a small number in 13" and 14" widths, and a few 16", consisting of two 8" wide units joined together. Generally, holiday homes are clad in painted steel panels, but can be clad in PVC panels. Lodge homes are built by specialist leisure home manufacturers, normally built to a higher standard then the traditional holiday home with better insulation, thicker walls etc with an option of real wood exterior or the modern alternative Can excel which is far less maintenance.
How secure is the park?
All our leisure parks benefit from not only the manager living on park but also key groundsman! normally access is controlled through a barrier / gate system and most parks have the benefit of CCTV
How much does a Leisure home cost?
The cost of a leisure home varies hugely depending on a number of factors, The type and style of home chosen whether new or per-owned, to the location of where the home is situated as there is huge regional differences from the highly sought after locations in Cheshire & Merseyside to the candy-floss & arcades are of Lincolnshire, The final factor is the condition & facilities on park.
Why do I have to pay site fees?
The site fees are highly important and are needed to maintain the park to its current standard, How do you purchase a home on one of our sites?
To purchase a holiday home you will be asked for a holding deposit which will come of the purchase price. This will hold the home for a period of time, in this time we stop marketing the property.
If at the end of the initial period of time you are still not ready to complete the sale, we would then need a further small deposit. The full balance must be paid in full before you can use your new home.
If you do not see a holiday home on site you like, can you choose your own?
Yes you can, but please note many of the show homes sited are at specialy discounted prices for immediate occupation but any make and model of home can be quoted for - just contact us.
How long will my chosen home take to build?
This will depend entirely on which manufacturer, make and model you choose. If you decide to go down this route you will be given an estimated delivery date from your chosen manufacturer. This could take anything from 6 weeks to 3 months.
Can I get a loan or finance on a holiday home?
There are various finance companies who specialize in caravan finance, just go to our Finance page for more information.
Do new holiday homes have a warrantee?
All new holiday homes are supplied with the manufacturers warrantee
Do I pay stamp duty?
No, there is no stamp duty to pay no matter how much you spend.
Do i need a solicitor?
No, you are obviously free to use a solicitor but as no land registry searches are required it is not needed.
How do i pay for Electricity?
Electricity is billed for quarterly at the same rate we buy it at! you can check your usage by checking your individual meter.
How do I pay for gas?
If you have the benefit of piped it is the same as above, If not you pay as you go! you pay the office and they will deliver you a bottle that day!
Are animals allowed on the park?
Animals are allowed on all our parks at the park owners discretion, Where permitted the usual common sense rules apply!