So… you’ve decided to buy a static caravan! You’ve made a fantastic choice.
Not only because buying a static caravan is a truly worthwhile investment, but by doing so, you’ll be setting yourself up for a lifetime of fantastic, fun and stress-free holidays – particularly if you’ve chosen the Yorkshire Dales as your staycation holiday spot!
There’s a lot to know about buying a static caravan in the UK before you make the commitment, though, and buying a static caravan needs to be a carefully considered, step-by-step process for you to enjoy the best and smoothest purchasing experience possible – which is where we come in!
As experts in the field of static caravans and holiday homes here at Akebar Park, we’ve put together all of our knowledge into this helpful guide to buying a static caravan in the UK…
Your guide to buying static caravans in the UK
1. Why do you want a static caravan?
First of all, you need to ask yourself exactly what you want from your static caravan. What will you use it for, how often, who will join you in your home away from home… These are all important questions to ask to start off your journey to caravan ownership!
For example, are you hoping to use your caravan year-round? Do you want a peaceful retreat, or are you looking to gather the whole family together to make memories? Asking yourself these types of questions is a great starting point.
2. Understand the costs involved
Static caravan ownership isn’t just about the cost of the caravan itself. Whatever static caravan you decide on, in whatever location, there are always associated costs that you need to factor in, such as:
- Caravan park fees
- Static caravan insurance
- Gas, water, and electricity
- Fixtures, fittings, and furniture
- Contents and equipment
- Upkeep and maintenance
Although the costs involved with holiday home ownership may be overwhelming, rest assured that at Akebar Park we have a number of different finance plans available – so purchasing your very own holiday home could be more affordable than you think!
3. Location, location, location
Next, you need to ask yourself is where in the UK you should buy your static caravan. Do you want to be by the sea or in the countryside? Close to home or a few hours away?
We’re probably (definitely) biased, but the Yorkshire Dales is a truly breath-taking and exciting choice of location!
4. Find the right park
Once you’ve decided on a general location, next you need to narrow things down a bit and choose which caravan park is right for you.
Do you have a specific park in mind? What facilities do you want on-site? Do you want somewhere with attractions near by, or are you happy being further out in the sticks? Do you want a dog-friendly park?
These are all important things to think about to help narrow your decision down further!
5. Establish when to buy a static caravan
Once you’ve decided that you want to buy a static caravan and where you want it to be, the next essential question you need to answer is… when?
Believe it or not, depending on what you’re looking for in your static caravan, there are certain times of the year that are best to make your purchase.
In this blog, we outline the best is time of year to buy a static caravan for the best deals and holiday experiences!
6. Choose the best caravan for you
It’s a common misconception that all static caravans look and feel the same. However, nothing could be further from the truth!
How many bedrooms do you want? How do you want the space laid out? From décor to layout, its position in the park to how many people it can accommodate and more, there are a few things you’ll need to take into account when choosing which caravan to purchase.
7. Book a visit
Finally, before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you book a visit to your chosen park so you can get a feel for what life as an owner might be like!
Ready to buy a static caravan in the UK?
If so, we’d be delighted to take you on a tour of Akebar Park and all our caravans for sale! Simply get in touch with us today and we’ll arrange this at a time to suit you.