Static caravan ownership is a wonderful thing. It is surprisingly affordable, there are plenty of options available, and you can enjoy a home-away-from-home where you can relax and destress all year round. However, buying a static holiday home is a big purchase – and it’s really important to ask the right questions so you can be confident you are making the right choices. So, before you start your search, read on for our top 10 questions to ask yourself when buying a static caravan.
1. Where should I look?
Location, location, location – it is a pretty important place to kick things off!
Do you want to be close to home with limited travel time? Or perhaps you would like a holiday escape that’s further away. Are you dreaming of reliving childhood holidays by the sea? Or are National Parks and walking high on your list of priorities? Are you a fan of fishing? Or do you fancy spending your holiday mountaineering?
These are all important things to think about that will impact your choice of location.
A simple way to find out more about your potential holiday home and whether static caravan ownership is for you, is to take a look at social media, so why not discover photos and updates about Akebar Park and the surrounding area by browsing through our social media posts here?
2. What should I expect from a park?
Once you have narrowed things down and chosen a location, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of park you would like. Do you want entertainment? If so, what kind of activities would you like to see on offer? Are you looking for a child-friendly park? Are dogs allowed?
These are all really important things to consider when choosing the right holiday park for you.
3. Are there facilities on site?
If you’re purchasing a static caravan as a home-away-from-home and a chance to escape everyday life, you’ll probably want some home comforts on site so it’s important to think about what the facilities are like. Are there any leisure facilities? What about food and drink or entertainment?
At Akebar, our static caravans for sale in Yorkshire benefit from a superb on-site pub as well as a golf course.
4. What about the activities and entertainment nearby?
Sure, purchasing a static caravan gives you the chance to escape to the country – but to make sure your time there is stress-free, you’ll probably want some facilities and decent activities nearby. From essentials such as supermarkets to golf courses, nature walks and attractions and days out for the family, it’s important to consider the surrounding area when purchasing a holiday home.
5. How much does it cost to keep my caravan there?
It’s now time to start thinking about the costs involved in static caravan ownership. From site fees and insurance to gas and electricity fees, it’s important to factor in the costs associated with having a holiday home.
Our dedicated sales team will explain everything in detail face-to-face, however, if you wanted to contact the team to work through anything in advance – please contact them here.
6. What about hosting family and friends?
While we don’t allow sub-letting, however, it’s absolutely fine for friends and family to use your caravan. In fact, it’s one of the biggest perks of owning a holiday home of your own!
7. Will I need to have caravan insurance?
Yes, we can offer affordable insurance, through our partnership with
GoldPark Caravan Holiday Home Insurance.
8. Can I get finance on buying a static caravan?
A static caravan is a big purchase – and as a result, we have finance packages available. Our expert sales team can organise several different options, over varying amounts of time, which means that you can choose the exact right one for you.
9. Are the other caravan owners happy?
Before you progress to putting down a deposit or signing any paperwork, make sure you properly investigate your surroundings.
Are there lots of people around? Or is the site fairly empty?
Is it a close-knit community or do people keep themselves to themselves? And most importantly, are the other owners happy with their purchase?
There’s no better research than going straight to the horse’s mouth – so feel free to ask your potential neighbours their thoughts on holiday home ownership too!
Click here to read some lovely feedback from other happy owners at Akebar park.
10. Can I sell my caravan?
When you are looking to upgrade or simply sell your holiday home, most parks will offer assistance – you’d be more than welcome to discuss your requirements with our sales team directly. Alternatively, sales can be made privately between the owner and the potential buyer.
Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Akebar Park is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Designed to give you all the practical features you need without compromising on high-quality furnishings, our holiday homes and static caravans are great value for money. On-site, we boast an excellent pub, a private golf course and stunning surroundings to explore – so however you wish to spend your Yorkshire escape, we’ve got plenty of activities to make sure you enjoy every second!
Now is the perfect time to consider static caravan ownership so take a look at our holiday homes and decide which is the best option for you.
With our dedicated team on-hand to answer all your queries, you could be enjoying your home-away-from-home very soon.