Park Holidays UK

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 £3,495
    Devon 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 £5,140
  • Northumberland from £6,340
  • Scotland from £3,645
  • Suffolk from £4,225
  • Sussex from £5,875
  • Wales from £8,498
  • Yorkshire from £3,325
Costs to Consider
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Electricity and Gas
Gas and Electricity Charges

Electricity for each holiday home is invoiced according to individual meters. The charges for usage are lower compared to home usage because we leverage our purchasing power and recharge at cost.

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

When purchasing a holiday home, it’s important to consider that rates and water costs are invoiced separately from pitch fees. Therefore, it is necessary to take these expenses into account. On average, rates and water costs amount to approximately £393 per year.

Insurance Insurance Insurance
Holiday Home Insurance

It’s important to protect your holiday home with specialist caravan or leisure home insurance. Additionally, it is essential to ensure that your insurance package aligns with your specific requirements and fulfils your obligations to your holiday park. We collaborate with four reputable insurance partners, namely 'Towergate', 'Compass', 'Leisuredays', and 'Gallaghers', who offer a wide range of comprehensive insurance packages. These partners not only share similar values but also possess a team of specialists and knowledgeable professionals who provide our members with high-quality products and services. The cost of insurance will vary based on factors such as the age and size of your caravan or lodge holiday home, as well as the level of coverage you desire. However, holiday home owners are also free to buy suitable cover from other providers should they wish.

*Park Holidays UK Limited and associated Park Leisure trading names are an introducer appointed representatives of the listed Insurance brokers which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) we may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to them. Leisuredays is a trading name of Caravan Guard Limited. Registered in England Company No. 04036555. Registered Office: Caravan Guard Ltd, New Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2JZ. Compass Insurance is a trading name of Binnacle Insurance Services Limited. Registered in England, Company Number: 11429456. Registered Office: 7 Pullman Court, Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3ND. Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited. Registered Office: Spectrum Building, 55 Blysthwood Street, Glasgow, G2 7AT. Registered in Scotland. Company Number: SC108909. Park Holidays UK Limited and associated Park Leisure trading names is an introducer of Towergate Insurance. Towergate Insurance is a trading name of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited. Registered in England Company No. 4043759, Registered Office: 2 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7PD.

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.

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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 & 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.