Costs to Consider when buying a holiday home
Owning a static caravan or lodge can provide numerous advantages compared to a conventional bricks and mortar holiday home. These include access to the park facilities, a friendly community atmosphere, and the option to join our managed letting scheme. One of the main benefits is its affordability. Not only is the initial cost lower, but you also don't have to concern yourself with additional expenses like stamp duty, council tax, and solicitor fees that may be associated with other types of holiday homes. Furthermore, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that ground maintenance is included in your annual pitch fee.
While there are ongoing costs to consider when buying a static caravan or lodge, most of them will be familiar to you from your household bills. Rest assured; all charges will be thoroughly explained when you visit the holiday park of your choice.
Park Holidays UK & Park Leisure Pitch Fees
Pitch fees are an annual set of charges that cover the cost of the pitch where your holiday home is located and contribute towards the amenities and services provided at the park. These fees can be settled either in full or through our convenient direct debit scheme.
* Pitch fee from prices correct as at February 2024
- Cornwall from £5,013
- Cumbria from £4,025
Derbyshire from £3,495Devon from £4,895
- Dorset from £6,945
- Essex from £3,745
- Hampshire from £8,095
- Herefordshire from £4,608
- Kent from £4,225
- Lancashire from £5,150
- Northumberland from £6,340
- Scotland from £3,645
- Suffolk from £4,225
- Sussex from £5,875
- Wales from £8,498
- Yorkshire from £3,325
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Gas and Electricity Charges
Currently, the costs per unit consumed are approximately one-third less than what most individuals would pay at home. As for gas, it can be obtained either in cylinders or in bulk from the LPG site. We closely monitor the charges to ensure that we provide excellent value for money along with a superior level of service. However, caravan owners have the freedom to purchase bottled gas from any supplier they prefer, additionally, a number of our new pitch developments across various parks now have piped gas.
Rates and Water Costs
Holiday Home Insurance
Other costs to consider
Additional costs such as meter-reading charges or administration fees may also be applicable. To obtain comprehensive information regarding the running costs of a specific caravan or lodge holiday home, please contact the park of your choice who will gladly provide you with detailed information.
The cost of buying a static caravan or lodge
Refer to our Holiday Home Pricing Guide to get a better understanding of the cost of buying a static caravan or lodge and the type of holiday home you could acquire within your budget.
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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.
Did you know...
You can generate an income from your holiday home?
As a holiday home owner with Park Holidays UK & Park Leisure, you have complete freedom to use your holiday home as you wish during the season. While some owners prefer to keep all the enjoyment to themselves, others seize the opportunity to generate an additional income* when they’re not using their holiday home by joining our letting service. This income can be used to cover your annual expenses, including pitch fees.
* Maximum age for holiday homes applies - please refer to our letting guide for more information.
Costs to Consider FAQs
What are caravan pitch fees?
Caravan pitch fees, also known as site fees, represent an annual set of charges designed to cover the expenses associated with the location of your holiday home and support the amenities and services offered at the park. You have the option to settle these fees either in full or through our hassle-free direct debit scheme.
Contact our team for more information on pitch fees.
What are the average pitch fees for a static caravan or lodge?
The pitch fees can vary depending on the park and the specific location of your holiday home on the pitch. For the most current and accurate information on these fees, we recommend contacting our team.
What bills do you pay on a static caravan or lodge?
The main running costs to consider include pitch fees, gas, electricity, rates, water costs, insurance, and potential additional expenses. For a more comprehensive understanding of these costs and any other specific inquiries, feel free to contact our team of holiday home advisors. They are available to offer detailed information and address any questions you may have.