The popularity of people owning their own static caravans has soared in recent years, offering the chance to enjoy fantastic holidays with family and friends year after year. However, finding the perfect static caravan is a tricky process and can seem overwhelming with all the choices on offer, particularly for first time buyers. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at all the things you need to consider when buying a static caravan from choosing the right location to subletting while you’re not using it.
North Wales provides some truly breathtaking landscapes featuring dominating rocky mountains, lush moorlands and golden sandy beaches to explore. The region is renowned for natural beauty and each of our three privately owned caravan parks offer something a little different. Our most popular park, Triangle Wood, is set on the picturesque North Wales coastline within walking distance of the beach and fantastic views across the rolling Welsh hilltops. This beautiful park is exclusively for owners and their families with no age limit and site fees starting from only £2850. There’s even an exclusive owners bar brand new for 2017 and the bustling seaside town of Prestatyn is just a five minute drive away.
Our other two caravan parks, Tyddyn Cethin and Tyddyn Morthwyl, are based further south in the seaside town of Criccieth, perfectly situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, these parks are ideally located for you to explore the stunning wild scenery of the Llŷn Peninsula. Tyddyn Cethin is a well established, family friendly caravan park running alongside the River Dwyfor with everything you need right on your doorstep. Our other caravan park, Tyddyn Morthwyl, is a brand new development featuring over 40 acres of boundary around the park and the first phase of 12 stunning new static caravans have now been released.
All of our parks are family friendly and feature free WiFi throughout, pets are also more than welcome so you really can bring the whole family along. The best way to see which park is right for you is to spend some time there for yourself so you can meet the other owners and explore the local area. We also have regular open days where visitors can come and see the full range of facilities so feel free to get in touch and book your place on the next one.
Once you’ve chosen a park, the next big step is actually choosing your static caravan. You can see our current range of static caravans for sale here but we highly recommend viewing a few different models before making a decision. The models we currently have in stock range from basic homes such as the Carnaby Dovedale which is a perfect for first time buyers right up to the magnificent Taliesin Lodge complete with a private hot tub. Working out exactly what you can afford to spend on your caravan is the first step, but apart from the initial cost, other factors to consider are:
Site Fees - With site fees from only £2850, we pride ourselves on offering some of the most competitive prices in North Wales
Gas - Gas is a vital source of power to your static caravan and is usually supplied by the bottle
Electricity - Each of our parks charge different amounts for electricity supplies depending on usage
Insurance - As a static caravan is a big purchase, you will need to insure it along with all of the contents inside
General Maintenance - Modern static caravans are extremely well built so only the most basic of maintenance is required such as keeping the guttering clean and checking window seals
Finance Arrangements - Many of our owners spread the cost of payment out with our finance packages so it’s important to be aware of how much this will cost you per-month
Once your budget is established and you know which caravans are in your price range, you can think about some of the more specific things you need. Larger families will want a static caravan with at least two or three bedrooms, although some have fold-out double beds in the lounge and dining area which is great for guests. Layout is important too, as each of our caravans are designed differently with some featuring free standing furniture as well as a range of space saving innovations.
If you feel the overall cost of owning your own caravan stretches your budget a little bit too much, subletting is an excellent way to make money from your holiday home while you aren’t using it. Some people choose to only rent it out to friends and families whereas others put it out on the market for anyone to use. Whatever you choose, we can help guide you through the whole process and advise on how to maximise any additional income.
Another way to reduce the cost of owning a static caravan is via joint ownership where payments are shared between friends or family, otherwise known as an ownership syndicate. This method of ownership is becoming increasingly popular but it’s important to rota the usage so everyone knows when they can use the caravan and come up with a process to settle any disagreements that arise. By making sure everyone is on the same page, you can enjoy holiday home ownership at a fraction of the cost and you can even draw up a legal document for extra peace of mind.
As mentioned earlier, if you come along to one of our sales days our staff will be more than happy to show you around the various models available. You will also get the chance to meet with other owners who can tell you more about the benefits of owning a static caravan as well as any useful local information.
Becoming an owner has never been more popular or easier, if you would like to know anything else about buying a static caravan please contact us directly for more information.