If you’re looking for static caravans for sale in Scotland, it may be tempting to purchase one based on its price alone. But price isn’t everything; there are many other points you need to consider before you hand over your cash.
The single most important thing you must do before buying is view the caravan in person. This is the only way you will get to see the static 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 when looking for static caravans for sale in Scotland.
1. Location, Location, Location
There’s absolutely no point in purchasing a wonderful static caravan 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. Static Caravan – New or Pre-Owned
Are you looking for a brand new or pre-owned static caravan? This will have an impact on the price of the caravan and how long it can stay on the park.
Do you know your Willerby’s from your Carnaby’s? Your Altas from your ABI’s? These are just some of the leading manufacturers of static caravans. When deciding between static caravans for sale in Scotland, we recommend you purchase only a reputable brand that will provide the comfort and build quality that you require.
5. Size Matters
How big is big enough? Consider whether you’ll be staying in your caravan 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 static caravan 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 static caravans for sale in Scotland are likely to have a range of mod cons. Check that the caravan you’re interested in has what you need, eg. microwave, fridge, cooker, double glazing, central heating, pull out sofa bed, etc.
8. Holiday Park Facilities
If you’re planning to holiday regularly in your static caravan, does the holiday park offer what you need on-site, 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 static caravan – 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 like to rent out their static caravans 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.
There are many static caravans for sale in Scotland, 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 static caravan as your future holiday home.
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