We Brits definitely love our caravans. In fact there are currently over half a million touring caravans and over 350,000 static caravans in the UK today. If you fancy your own holiday home, then there’s never been a better time to invest in a static caravan.
If you’re thinking about buying holiday homes this winter, here are the best reasons why you should.
You can pick up second-hand static caravans for a low 5 figure sum which makes them affordable and easy to finance. Most owners rent their holiday homes when they’re not in use which brings the costs down still further. Compared with paying out for a couple of family holidays with hotel and flights every year, a caravan begins to make great economic sense and gives you and your family plenty of flexibility.
Imagine being able to jump in the car after a hectic week at work and head off on holiday. No passports, no airport check-in, just a short drive to a relaxing weekend in your own holiday home. Most UK parks stay open all year round so you’ll be able to get away whenever you want to. What could be better than that?
Health and wellbeing
There’s a reason we crave a holiday; it’s the best stress-buster available, helping us to relax and unwind with family and friends. The ability to get away and enjoy a break whenever you like really is one of the biggest pros of caravan ownership, and the health benefits speak for themselves. Taking a holiday means you eat and sleep better, get plenty of exercise and improve your wellbeing while enjoying all that Vitamin D from extra sunlight.
Discover new experiences
Most holiday parks have plenty of things for you to do and they’re usually located close to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or places with plenty of attractions for holidaymakers, home and abroad. Whether you’re looking for roller coasters or rural retreats, there’s an incredible choice of things to do whether you’re a history buff, a culture vulture or a thrill-seeker.
Dogs are welcome
Do you loathe leaving the faithful family hound when you head off on holiday? One of the great things about owning static caravans is the opportunity to bring all the family, including your pets! Most parks welcome animals, although do check before you buy. Your dog will love exploring the local scenery just as much as you do.
Caravans have changed
If your experience of caravan holiday homes is a draughty and miserable tin box from decades ago, things have moved on at a pace. Modern static caravans usually take the form of beautiful lodges with a top of the range finish and kitchens to die for. In fact, once you’ve spent some time enjoying the en-suite bedroom in your luxury lodge you may not want to go home.
You can relocate abroad
If you’ve always dreamed of relocating abroad then a static caravan could be the first step to realising your dream. Choose a park at your dream destination and you have the ideal base for getting to know the locals, learn the language and immerse yourself in the culture before jumping in at the deep end and making the move permanent.