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Static Caravan Versus Touring Caravan

Static caravan versus touring caravan

When it comes to choosing a holiday home, most people find themselves deciding on a caravan or some kind.

The question is.. which one?

The main consideration that most will have to make is: static caravan versus touring caravan. Both a static caravan and a touring caravan have their own unique benefits.  Both will allow a person to create their own kind of holiday escape. Hopefully Parklink can help you decide which one is right for you?

Freedom and diversity

If you desire freedom along with the ability to travel to a variety of different locations, a touring caravan of course presents many more benefits.  You can research different locations, holiday parks and campsites. This means you are able to travel to a different part of the country every time that you want to go on holiday with family and friends. Those with a passion for exploring will relish the opportunity to hit the open road and take in different sights, making it ideally suited to those with a more adventurous nature. It even means that you can take your caravan abroad to places like France, which is renowned for its exceptional campsites. In this sense, a touring caravan provides much more scope than a static caravan, making for more varied holidays for those that choose one.

That said, Static Caravan owners can join online groups which allow you to exchange holiday weeks with one another at no charge.  This can be a great way to really get good use from your ‘static’ caravan.  Always remember to check with your park operator to see if this is permitted on your park.

Which one is the best value

 There are a number of cost implications that you need to consider for both options. Fuel costs can be something most people overlook when choosing a touring caravan. It is also worth considering the vehicle that you will need to manoeuvre the caravan. There are specific vehicles that are more effective when it comes to towing a static caravan. So if you’re serious about owning one, you may find that you need to invest a new car as well as the touring caravan.

Static caravans may have the added benefit of subletting opportunities. This means that you can make your holiday home into a form of additional income. This income can be used to help off set outgoings associated with running your static caravan. Static caravan and touring caravan ownership can pretty much balance out once you take everything into account.  This obviously depends on the type of holiday parks you choose and the type of static or touring caravan you opt for.  Static caravan ownership can start from as little as £10,000 for a pre owned model and there will be ongoing running costs to consider. In terms of affordability, a static caravan does offer an affordable holiday home.

Which option is least stressful!

Picture the scene.. it’s Friday afternoon, you’ve had a stressful week at work and you’re looking forward to jumping in your car and heading to the caravan with the family.

If you own a static caravan, this is much simpler. There’s no need to load up and attach the touring caravan to your car. Furthermore, you won’t need to spend time searching and booking a site. With a static you can simply pop down to your home from home whenever the mood takes you. Most people tend to leave clothing and food etc at their static caravans so it it ready for your arrival.

A touring caravan may seem like a carefree option in theory, but often it actually requires more planning ahead, making spontaneous trips more challenging.

Now that you’ve considered static caravan versus touring caravan, which one do you think is more suited to you and the type of holidays you want to enjoy? Whichever you’d prefer, you’ll find plenty of great ones for sale here.

Own your own holiday home in stunning Lancashire

Caravan for Sale in Lancashire

If you are looking for a caravan for sale Lancashire, you’ll be delighted to learn that Parklink can help you end your search for the perfect holiday home. This particular caravan is situated on the Castle View Park in Carnforth. With stunning surrounding areas and plenty to keep the whole family entertained nearby.  Picking this park will ensure fabulous holidays for years to come. View this lodge HERE

Location

Castle View Park sits between the Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park. This means that there will be plenty to explore right on your doorstep. The Forest of Bowland, sometimes referred to as the Bowland Fells, is a site of sprawling and scenic wilderness with deep valleys and moorlands, perfect for an afternoon ramble. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a large area encompassing historical stone-built villages and strikingly beautiful landscapes. Clearly you are never short of somewhere to marvel at nature’s creations in Lancashire! There’s also much more to do than just go walking at the Lake District National Park. Why not take the kids along to Treetop Nets. Here they can play on more than 1,500 metres of giant trampolines.

Enjoy a peaceful park with outstanding views

The Castle View Park stands out mainly thanks to its stunning surroundings, making it really easy to switch off while holidaying here. City dwellers will particularly enjoy a break immersed in the countryside, and on a clear day the mountains of the Lake District can be spotted on the horizon. The park is easily accessible by car and with so many attractions nearby including The World of Beatrix Potter, Lancaster Castle and Abbot Hall. There is plenty to keep all ages entertained. You will find that owning a caravan for sale in Lancashire is something that can benefit the whole family.

Position of your lodge

This particular two bedroom lodge boasts an excellent position within the park and is tucked away in the countryside.  If you own this one you will enjoy great privacy and stunning views, as well an abundance of wildlife. It is close to Capernwray, a timeless area of Lancashire with plenty to explore, including the 19th Century Capernwray Hall.  The hall which has a fantastic public pool which is open to public and is just situated within walking distance. It is also close to the A6 and junction 35 of the M6 motorway, proving that finding a caravan for sale in Lancashire in an accessible location is easy.

The lodge has been decorated in a modern style and has generous rear garden space and ample off street parking. The site is also pet friendly.

Why not enquire about this lovely lodge?

Does all of this sound appealing to you?

If the answer’s YES, it’s time to make an enquiry through our website. We can help you with the process of securing viewings and finding more ou. If you are still keen to find a caravan for sale in Lancashire but this one has been sold, you’ll be glad to know that are able to browse by location on our site and by the kind of holiday park that you are looking for.

Contact us today – dan@parklink.uk or telephone: 07917868629

Caravan For Sale Near Me

Caravan for sale near me

Many people are now realizing that they do not need to travel far to enjoy the benefits of owning their own holiday home. You can enjoy more ‘me’ time with a caravan holiday home near home.

When looking for a caravan for sale which is near consider these following benefits:

Travelling distance

Why waste time and money travelling many hours.  Being near can mean you will get there sooner and spend more quality time with the family at your caravan.

Travelling in the car can cause stress for the family. Children in the back asking ‘are we there yet’ as well as elderly parents who may not travel well.

Invest in a holiday home near home and this will make these problems disappear!

Stunning Park all around the UK

Yes there are some stunning hotspots near the coast. If you are someone who lives inland and wonder if you will be able to find a holiday parks near home. Parklink is happy to sell you that there are some real hidden gems to be found inland.

Many Parks inland really have allot of pride in their parks which offer stunning landscaping and beautiful lakes. Many parks offer fantastic facilities which the whole family can enjoy along with excellent service. This means your caravan holiday could be anywhere.

Caravan for sale

When searching for a caravan for sale. Parklink recommends you find the location first, then park. You will find most caravans are built to a brilliant standard these days as you can read here. We are sure you will find a caravan for sale which suits your needs. Caravans can be shipped all around the country which means you will have an excellent choice even if you decide to be near home.

Convenience of being near home

Owning a caravan holiday home near home means if you have a family emergency of if you forget something you can always pop back. Part of the reason you may be searching for a caravan which is near is because you may have home commitments meaning you cannot travel far. Parklink has a useful map function making it easy for you to find the right holiday home in the right location. Click here to search locations.

Buy a caravan which is near for more ‘me’ time!

Having your own holiday home near home can mean you enjoy more ‘me’ time. You may have a spare morning where you can pop to your holiday home and relax on your balcony. Perhaps you can spend an hour reading a good book. Or your park may have a swimming pool or gym you are able to use. The benefits and flexibility can be endless and this is the true value of owning your own holiday home.

Close to your investment

You may decide to sublet your caravan holiday home to bring in some extra income to help with running costs. The park may manage this for you or you may decide to do this for yourself. Being closer to your holiday home gives you the piece of mind that you can check your holiday home in-between bookings.  You can also pop and meet the park management team if needed to discuss your letting progress. This is far more convenient than if your caravan was three or four hours drive away from home.

Your decision and your ‘me’ time!

Here at Parklink we understand that if you truly love a location it is well worth travelling many hours to get to your perfect place.  You may be someone who simply appreciates and really loves your location near home.  If this is the case then perhaps this blog will help you consider some of the benefits of having a holiday home closer to home.

Parklink covers many regions and counties and we believe everywhere in the UK has something special to offer. Contact Parklink here for more info and help if you find your self searching for ‘Caravan for sale near me’.

Caravan For Sale Sussex

Your own Caravan in Sussex

Are you looking for a caravan for sale Sussex? Look no further than Beauport Holiday Park. This well landscaped park is located on the outskirts of Hastings, Sussex and is situated on a wooded hillside.

A great location

Sussex is a rural county, best known for its stunning seaside resorts and Hastings is no exception. Hastings is steeped in history and best known for the battle of Hastings and is home to the remains of the very first castle to be built in England by William the conqueror. You’ll enjoy strolling through the well preserved old Town where you will get see for yourself the great arty influence Hastings now enjoys.

Three different vibes in one Town

An interesting fact with Hastings is it is really three different towns mixed into one. As we have mentioned, the old town which retains its original charm and character, The bustling modern shopping area in the middle and the fashionable St Leonard’s to the west where you can spend hours perusing through the cute little antique shops and chic boutiques.

A Park with everything you need

Beauport park offers people a great choice when looking for a caravan for sale Sussex. This park has a fantastic country bar which offers authentic food within a real country club atmosphere.

Enjoy Nature

If you are a nature lover than you will really appreciate this park where you can often spot wild deer and badgers amongst other wildlife visitors to the park. If you want to take part in sports whilst at your caravan you will be please to know you are right next to a Bannatyne Spa Hotel & Health Club and you can make use of the swimming pool and gym on park.

Your own bolt hole in Sussex

There is currently a beautiful lodge for sale here on Beauport holiday park which will give you the perfect place here in Sussex. This lodge is a bargain at only £79,000 and comes with all fees paid and the 1st years ground rent paid so no hidden extras. Here are some of the features of the magnificent lodge:

  • 40ft x 20ft Large double lodge – The Willerby Boston
  • Fully furnished including large appliances
  • Double glazed and central heating
  • Two bedrooms – both with en suites
  • Woodland views
  • Leather suite (worth £4000!)
  • Spacious layout
  • Like NEW condition

If you are looking for a caravan for sale, Sussex then this is a real gem of a find and we would strongly recommend having a look at this one!

Position

This caravan for sale has a beautiful wrap around deck which captures the sun all day long. There is a private block paved drive for you to park your car and the lodge itself enjoys far reaching views of the surrounding woodland. The position is spacious and you will be sure to feel quite private set away from the hustle and bustle. As well as great outdoor space this position comes with a lawned area for you to relax on whilst at your caravan in Sussex.

The next step

Why not arrange a viewing of this place. Here at Parklink we can arrange this for you direct with the current owner. But hurry, Caravan holiday homes like this don’t stay ‘for sale’ for long! Contact us today – dan@parklink.uk or telephone: 07917868629

View this holiday home here

 

Selling Your Caravan Holiday Home

Making the decision to sell your caravan

The day has arrived when you are considering selling your static caravan.  Like most people this would have been the last thing you thought of when you purchased. There are many things you now need to consider and a general process which you need to take. Each park has its own park rules and policy’s so we advise to always check with the park office to discuss their process. Here we will give you a general guide as to the usual steps to take.

Make an appointment to discuss with the park office

Your park operators will have a general process for you to adhere to and usually ask you to fill out a private sale agreement form. Fill this out and hand it in. It will usually not be a priority or obligation for the park to sell it for you as it is assumed by many holiday home owners. It is your property so you will be expected to take the bull by the horns yourself. The help you get from the park will be a reflection of how good their customer service.

Will the company buy my caravan back?

Possibly.  It could be that the company is willing to buy your static caravan back from you.  This will depend on demand and will be close to a ‘trade valuation’.  The figure they offer you will be nowhere near what you paid for the caravan.  Please bear in mind that caravans and lodges are depreciating assets most of the time and rarely hold their value. The park is business so will be hoping to buy from you at a good price so they area able to sell on and make a profit from.

How much should I sell my Caravan for?

The selling price is your decision as the owner. Always take advice from the park office on the price as they are dealing with buyers and sellers daily and will have a fair idea of the price it is likely to sell for. Factors to take into consideration include:

Supply and demand

  • How well are the caravans selling on park and are there many empty plots available?
  • How many years has your caravan got on pitch licence? This will be a big factor to the buyer.
  • How much are similar models selling for? A private sale will usually sell for less than company models as they do not come with the backing and warranty.

Take all these factors in and come up with a price you think it will sell for. Then add a little on to give yourself a little wiggle room!

Putting a sales notice in the caravan

Most parks will have a policy where you are not able to put a ‘for sale’ sign up in your holiday home. This is for the good of the park. A park with too many ‘for sale’ signs does not look good to potential buyers. Check with your office as they may let you put one of their branded ‘for sale’ signs in the window as a compromise. Work with the park and together you should be able to achieve a private sale which suits all parties.

How to prepare my holiday home to sell

Getting the show home look can be challenging especially if you are planning to continue to use. Clear out as much clutter as you can and make the place as neutral as possible. Bear in mind that your tastes will not be the same as a potential buyers. Buyers need to imagine themselves being in the holiday home.  Keep the place as clean as possible and welcoming at all times. When selling holiday homes it is always best to open the curtains wide, letting in the natural light.  Perhaps even open the windows as this will all help give your holiday home a welcoming natural ‘buy me’ vibe. Ensure the outside of your holiday home is clear and welcoming.

Where to advertise my static caravan

There are many place you can advertise your holiday home for sale. Free outlets include gumtree, Ebay as well as various other websites which may list your caravan for sale. Sometimes it worth paying a little for a professional service which will increase your chance of selling and give you less stress. Here at Parklink we have years of experience selling holiday homes at all levels and have dealt with thousands of different buyers and sellers.  We are able to help people at the right stages and we can advise you on the correct selling price and give you helpful impartial advice.

What can Parklink offer you?

You own page showing images, description, location and features.

500 word blog post to sell your park and location

Button so people can request info on your particular holiday home

We will deal with all enquiries and ensure they are serious before we pass on to you

Contact us at Parklink today and start selling today!  We would love to help you achieve your sale in the quickest times possible. Click here.

Dealing with viewings

If you have advertised through Parklink, the chances are your people will be well informed and already a match for your holiday home. It could be that they are viewing a few holiday homes so handle the viewing in a fluent business like manner. People are looking for a general overview. Just talk naturally and be yourselves! If they want to buy, they may tell you straight away or they may want to discuss privately.

Finishing your viewing

Ensure you leave on good terms and you have all contact details to follow up later on. Parklink will also be there as a 3rd party to ask them how they found and help you get the sale!

What do I do when they say YES!

Brilliant. You have a YES! The transaction has to go through the park office. Between you and the buyer, you will agree a date they will take possession of the holiday home. All funds must be paid the park office where the company will take anything you owe on your account as well as their park private sale commission (usually 15% + VAT).  You will receive the rest into your personal bank account once processed.

Who completes the paperwork

The park operators will ensure the buyers are fully aware of park rules and run through all the relevant paperwork. Once this is all complete and they have paid the balance, the last task is for you to remove all personal items and for your new owners to move in.

What happens now?

That’s it! You sit back and wait for the money to go into your bank account and all finished. If you decide to go through Parklink to sell, we do not charge any extra commission on sale so everything your receive from the park is yours to keep and use for that next purchase!

Comments?

We hope you have found this article blog informative. Please feel free to comment if you feel we can add any further tips for people wishing to sell their static caravan or lodges.

Are you considering selling?

Contact us here at Parklink today! With our industry knowledge and professional friendly approach, you will receive a 1st class service when selling your caravan or lodge.

We look forward to helping you sell your holiday home – Contact us here now!

Enjoy your own corner of paradise at Trelawne Manor Holiday Park, Looe

Set amid the lush green grounds of an impressive 15th Century Manor house, Trelawne Manor Holiday Park is the kind of place you’ll want to come back to time and time again. And it just so happens that you can, because there are some fantastic holiday homes here available to buy.

How much does it cost to own a caravan?

Like all different types of property, owning a caravan comes with a few additional costs. Before you make your purchase you’ll need to set a clear budget, both for your initial purchase and for your ongoing maintenance.

Why Caravans and Lodges Make Great Holiday Homes

Booking your holiday starts with making a choice about the kind of accommodation you want to stay in. If you like the great outdoors you might enjoy the rustic charm of a wooden lodge in the mountains or a caravan with a sea view. If you prefer your creature comforts a luxurious chalet could be your perfect choice, while those who insist on room service are more suited to five-star hotels.