Caravan & Lodge Holiday Homes - Costs to Consider

So you’re thinking of buying a holiday home…

When looking for a bolthole away from everyday life, a Static Caravan or Lodge can offer many benefits in comparison to a traditional bricks and mortar holiday home.

For example, when purchasing one of our holiday homes you will not be liable for costs such as stamp duty or council tax, and no solicitor is required to process your purchase. You also will not need to worry about ground maintenance, as this is all included within your annual pitch fee. With Static Caravan and Lodge Ownership, there will be a set of charges, most of which you will be familiar with from household bills.

All charges will be fully explained when you visit the holiday park of your choice.

Pitch Fees

Pitch fees are an annual set of charges that pay for the pitch that your holiday home is sited on and towards the services available at the park. These can either be paid in full or using our direct debit scheme.

  • Devon from £4,545
  • Dorset from £7,495
  • Hampshire from £6,395
  • Sussex from £4,625
  • Kent from £3,245
  • Essex from £3,395
  • Suffolk from £3,695
Costs to Consider
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Electricity and Gas
Gas and Electricity Charges

We invoice electricity based on individual meters for each Holiday Home. Usage charges are less than at home as we use our buying power and recharge at cost. Currently costs are around a third less per unit consumed than most people would pay at home. 

Gas can be either cylinders or bulk LPG site; we monitor charges to ensure that we offer good value for money, plus a high level of service, but caravan owners are able to buy from wherever they choose. Most owners budget around £475 a year for gas and electricity costs.

Insurance
Rates and Water Costs

Rates and water costs are billed separately from pitch fees, so need to be taken into consideration when buying a holiday home. Typical rates and water costs are around £375 per annum.

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Insurance

It’s important to protect your investment, with specialist caravan or leisure home insurance. You should also make sure that your insurance package suits you and your needs, as well as meeting your obligations to your holiday park. We work with three insurance partners, 'Towergate', 'Compass' and 'Leisuredays' as not only do they share similar values, but we believe that their expert and knowledgeable team provide members with quality products and service. Costs will vary depending on the age and size of your caravan holiday home, and the level of cover you require. 

Holiday Home owners are also free to buy suitable cover from other providers should they wish.

Other Costs

Other unavoidable running costs (e.g. meter-reading charges, or administration charges) may also be applicable.

For full details contact the park of your choice who will be pleased to explain the likely running costs for any particular Caravan Holiday Home.

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For detailed information on running costs and payment options on a holiday home of your own, please contact one of our helpful holiday home advisors below.

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Did you know...

You can generate an income from your holiday home?

As a Holiday Home owner with Park Holidays UK, you have complete freedom to use your Holiday Home as you wish. While many people choose to keep all the fun to themselves, for others they want to take advantage of the opportunity to gain an extra income*. (This income could go towards your annual costs including pitch fees)

* Maximum age for holiday homes applies - please refer to our letting guide for more information.