If you’ve been looking for scottish holiday homes, you’ve come to the right place. We have a fantastic selection of lodges and static caravans for sale for private use or ‘buy to let’.
To make life easier we’ve outlined some points to consider before making that important purchase.
The single most important thing you must do before buying is view the holiday home in person. This is the only way you will get to see the lodge or caravan up close and personal and get an overall impression of the park.
Here is a list of essential questions to ask yourself before and during the viewing if you want to make the very best decision.
There’s absolutely no point in purchasing a wonderful holiday home if you are ambivalent about the holiday park it’s located in. Ask yourself the following questions:
- is the holiday park somewhere I can envisage visiting time after time?
- are the common parts of the park well maintained?
- are the local area facilities and activities what I need?
2. Opening Times
Is the holiday park open all year round? If not, is that a problem for you?
3. Holiday Home – New or Pre-Owned
Are you looking for a brand new or pre-owned lodge or caravan? This will have an impact on the price and how long it can stay on the park.
Do you know your Victory’s from your Willerby’s? Your Swift from your ABI’s? These are just some of the leading manufacturers in the UK. When deciding we recommend you purchase only a reputable brand that will provide the comfort and build quality that you require. And a good warranty too!
How big is big enough? Consider whether you’ll be staying in your holiday home as a couple, or with other family members or friends.
- decide on the number of bedrooms / toilets / shower rooms that you’ll need
- ensure that the overall size is one suited to your needs.
Be clear about the pitch location and parking space? Do you want an outside veranda? How important is the view?
7. All Mod Cons
Most modern scottish holiday homes are likely to have a range of mod cons. Check that the model you’re interested in has what you need, eg. microwave, fridge freezer, cooker, double glazing, central heating, pull out sofa bed, etc.
8. Holiday Park Facilities
If you’re planning to holiday regularly in your holiday home, does the holiday park offer what you need onsite, eg. playground for kids, WiFi for you (and the kids!), laundry facilities and so on?
For people who like to holiday with their pets, it’s important to check if the park is pet friendly – and for exactly which types of pet. Most dog friendly holiday parks will expect dogs to be under control at all times – and that means being on a lead within the park. It should go without saying that doggie doo’s need to be cleaned up at once!
10. Annual Costs
Check carefully the annual costs for the holiday home – these will be pitch fees, rates, insurance, gas and electricity. The holiday park should be able to give you detailed guidance on expected annual costs so you can factor those into your budget.
11. Option To Rent
Some holiday home owners choose to rent out their holiday home at certain times of the year to generate rental income. If this interests you, discuss whether this is an option with the holiday park before you commit to a purchase.
At Coastal Kippford we do allow Owners to rent and with staycations on the rise demand is high. Please ask for a copy of our current rental policy.
There are many scottish holiday homes, but the most important thing is to choose one to match your needs as well as your budget. If you address each of the pertinent points above, we have every confidence that you will locate the perfect holiday home for you.
View our Holiday Homes for Sale. Viewings available by appointment 7 days a week.