There has never been a better time to buy a static caravan or holiday lodge. Holiday homes come in all specifications from the very basic to the very luxurious. Most of the time your available budget will be the deciding factor in the holiday home that you end up choosing but even within a tight budget you still have plenty of choice.

From 1 bedroom static caravans all the way through to 4 bedroom luxury lodges, and with sizes ranging from between 24ft long and 42ft long there really is something to suit everyone. Options include open plan layouts, end bedrooms with central lounge, en-suites, pitched roofs, double glazing, central heating, 2 bathrooms, freestanding furniture and so many more choices.

Therefore before even looking at any caravan we recommend that you first spend time thinking about how many times a year the holiday home will be used, what length of holidays you will be taking, what time of year the holidays will be and also will anyone else be using the holiday home (eg, friends and family, sub-letting, etc).

For example if you are buying a static caravan as a couple who wishes to use it every weekend throughout the year then a 2 bedroom holiday home with en-suite to the main bedroom, double glazing and central heating would be a sensible choice. A standard 37ft long x 12ft wide would give you more than enough space and the spare bedroom is great should you invite guests without taking up too much space when you holiday together on your own.

However if you intend to only visit a few times a year and sub-let it out the rest of the year then maybe going for a 3 bedroom static caravan would make more sense as this would allow families with 3 children to rent out your holiday home, or maybe a small family plus grandparents. By having the extra bedroom you open yourselves up to more customers who could hire your caravan. Having the extra bedroom will take space away from the lounge and kitchen but does allow a greater flexibility when hiring the caravan out.

Once you have decided on the number of bedrooms you require then it is time to start looking at all the different designs available to you. You can do your research online to begin with but nothing compares to actually viewing some holiday homes yourself.

You can view static caravans and holiday lodges at holiday parks where they sell their own, visit a caravan dealer, or even make appointments to view some private ones for sale. The more holiday homes you visit the more likely you will end up buying the one that is perfect for you and your needs.

Finance is normally available when buying via a holiday park or via a caravan dealer. This will obviously increase the price of the holiday home overall but will allow you to pay for it over a number of years. Alternatively you might be able to secure a personal loan at a more competitive interest rate. This could also be a way of securing finance if you were buying from a private individual and didn’t have enough money to cover the purchase price.

If you decide to buy privately please ensure that the holiday home does not have any outstanding finance on it, this is something that could cause complications for you at a later date.