Purchasing a holiday home is an amazing experience, as you take the first step towards your holiday dreams. We’re spoiled in the UK, with holiday parks in stunning locations up and down the country, as well as the opportunity to explore a range of holiday homes – from caravans to luxury lodges.
In this article, we’re focusing on lodges, and how you can find the best one for your needs. First of all, determining your budget is a key part of holiday home ownership. Once you’re happy with the amount you’re willing to spend, you can find the right lodge for you and your holiday requirements.
Let’s guide you through the different options available, and help you on your journey to becoming a proud owner of a holiday home.
Whether the holiday park you choose is eco-friendly and protecting the planet, could be at the forefront of your mind. When exploring your options, and consulting with the seller, ask about their recycling scheme on-site, and if the building materials were ethically sourced, for example.
Even the small things, such as providing vegan friendly and cruelty free toiletries in the holiday park, can make a huge difference to the planet.
For example, when buying a lodge with Away Resorts, you can help to offset their carbon footprint, as they are working with Creating Tomorrow’s Forests to plant trees for every holiday home purchased.
Holidays for all the family
If you’re planning to use your holiday home for family getaways, a lodge can be a great base for your daily adventures, whilst being easy on your wallet. It will offer adequate space for all your needs, and often some amenities, such as central heating and a flat screen TV.
A budget-friendly lodge usually has two to three bedrooms, can sleep between four and eight people, and can be 20ft by 40ft wide.
Lodges are comforting and cosy, and a fantastic and affordable way to have your own holiday home in the UK.
Romantic couples’ getaway
Thanks to its versatility, a lodge can also be the perfect destination for a romantic retreat, for a weekend away or even longer. If you have a bit more budget to splurge, then you could consider a more luxurious lodge.
A more expensive type of lodge also tends to have two to three bedrooms, and can sleep up to eight people, but you’ll usually find they’re slightly bigger in width (20ft x 42ft).
Depending on the seller and holiday park, it might even include special features such as additional bathrooms or a hot-tub for those special nights in with your partner.
With comfort, style and little bit of luxury, you can treat your newly purchased lodge as a home away from home, for you and your loved one.
Large group holidays
If you want to blow your whole budget, then you could look for lodge which offers enough space for your next friends’ reunion.
A bigger lodge can deliver all the opulence you’d want for the amount you’re paying, and provide the ultimate accommodation for your group getaways — expect high quality furnishings and finishes, double bedrooms, ensuites, and gizmos and gadgets included.
Owning a luxurious lodge is a real investment, as not only can you use it whenever you like as the perfect holiday destination for you and you friends, but they also hold their value over long periods of time.
If you so wish, you can also sublet your holiday lodge when you’re not using it, to earn an extra income to help towards running costs.
It’s also worth remembering that the location of your lodge may also have an effect on the price, activities you can do, and how much it aligns with your ideal holiday, so you should factor these into your plan.
Don’t forget, there’ll also be pitch fees and running costs included, which can be an annual expenditure.
So, now you have an idea of the type of lodges available, are you ready to embark on your next adventure and become a holiday home owner?