Buying a holiday home is a lifelong dream for many, and owning your own static caravan or lodge brings several exciting benefits.
Here are just eight reasons to buy your own holiday home.
Love every weekend
It’s an obvious benefit, but is definitely worth mentioning: holiday home owners can pop off on short holidays whenever they want!
No more boring weekends with nothing to do and counting down the days to your one big summer holiday when you can finally get away from it all - just get down to your holiday home at the weekend to have some fun away from home.
Whether you love walks along the beach or exploring the countryside, you can buy a holiday home which allows you to do your favourite activities and spend quality time relaxing with your family all year-round.
Holiday homes can earn you some income
As well as bringing untold hours of joy and amazing memories, your dream holiday home can work for you as a secondary income source, so you’ve got a little extra income to enjoy even more of the things you love.
Holiday lets are well known to be a good investment, and offering out your property as a holiday rental doesn’t need to be a complex process. Holiday parks (like ours!) will typically manage the whole process for you - you just need to decide when you want to make your property available for renting.
Benefit from tax incentives
If you invest in a holiday property and decide to offer it to paying guests, you could also benefit from a number of tax incentives.
From capital allowances on items which increase the potential rental income (meaning everything from furniture and appliances to a new kitchen or bathroom could be deducted from your pre-tax profits), to decreasing your finance payments, the potential tax benefits on holiday lettings could be significant if managed correctly.
Just one quick conversation with an accountant could help you make huge tax savings, meaning your holiday let has significantly higher profits than expected. Please note Lovat Parks does not offer formal tax advice. We recommend you speak to a professional about this.
Be part of a community
While we love going on holiday and escaping the stresses of day-to-day life, the one thing which is always missed is the local community you have at home. Holiday home ownership on a holiday park changes that.
By buying your holiday home in a park, you’re immediately joining the local community within the park itself. You’ll get to know your fellow holiday home owners and build relationships with them and the local community surrounding the park. So wherever you go, you’re surrounded by friendly faces who are always ready to pop around for a drink and a catch up.
Entertainment for the whole family
When you have your own holiday home, you can choose the perfect location to provide something your entire family can enjoy.
From fun days out with the children to taking the time to enjoy delicious meals at some of the best restaurants around, holiday home ownership in your favourite destination guarantees you’ll always have something for everyone when you go on holiday - just one less thing for you to worry about.
Save money on holidays
While buying a holiday home can cost a larger sum initially, it can save you a huge amount of money on holidays over the long term.
Recent research from Expedia shows the average family holiday now costs a whopping £2,417 - and that’s just for your main summer holiday! Once you have your own holiday home you don’t have to worry about this again and can enjoy saving money.
The freedom to enjoy regular short breaks alongside your big holiday means owning a holiday home pays off much faster than you’d initially think. And having your own holiday home means you can even spend long periods of time away, so you can really forget about the stresses of daily life and spend some quality time relaxing, even during peak times.
Improve your mental health
Life can get incredibly hectic at times - we all have moments where things get a bit too much or our mental health starts to suffer. Owning a holiday home provides you with the perfect way to spend time away from the stresses of day-to-day life and relax.
Worried about work or putting together your next big event? Or maybe you just feel like you’ve spent a little too much time indoors recently? Escaping to your home-from-home for a weekend retreat is the ideal way to put all those worries to one side and get out there.
When you’re taking a stroll along the seafront or relaxing in front of a cosy fire, your worries are quick to melt away. You’ll start the next week refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face any challenges coming your way!
No more packing!
It’s easily one of the worst parts of your holiday experience: running around trying to get everything together, desperately squashing your suitcase so it closes and dragging heavy bags around; before doing it all over again when you go home.
Packing. While nobody particularly enjoys packing, holiday homes offer the perfect solution. This is your home-away-from-home, meaning you can simply leave your holiday essentials where they are. From fresh towels and changes of clothes to travel irons and kettles, all these items you use every day can be left at your holiday home.
All you need to do is fill a small bag with any extra bits you need, jump in the car and make your way to your destination. Say goodbye to worrying if you’ve got enough changes of underwear and hello to more amazing family time!
Holiday home ownership, as it should be.
Whether you’re looking for new or pre-owned, we’re sure to have an ownership option and plan to work for your family’s needs. All of our parks are pet friendly.
Our aim: to make living the holiday home ownership dream a smooth, stress-free reality, so you can waste no time in making memories of a lifetime.
Your getaway, your way.