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10 Reasons Why Buying a Holiday Home in the UK Beats Buying Abroad
Purchasing your first holiday home is an exciting, if sometimes daunting experience, and there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. This is especially true if you’re deliberating between buying here in the UK or buying abroad.
As you’re either going to be spending many happy weeks/weekends in it yourself (and maybe letting it out to gain some extra income) the location is ultimately the most important thing to consider. Although the sunny climes of Europe (and beyond) have an undeniable allure, we feel that there are plenty of beautiful places to choose from right here in the UK - and we’re lucky enough to have 30 holiday parks in some of the most sought after southern locations.
Landscove Holiday Park, Devon
We’d put the gorgeous natural landscapes, countryside and coastlines of the UK up against any of the countries in the world, from the historic Jurassic coast to the wonderful Norfolk Broads. There’s also some of the greatest attractions in the world from internationally-renowned zoos to thrilling theme parks, and you’d be hard pressed to match the UK on its rich and fascinating history.
There’s nothing worse than being at an airport all excited for your holiday, to then hear over the speakers that you’re in for a 3-hour flight delay - lovely. You just want to get on holiday! Well, when buying holiday homes in the UK, there’s sure to be none of that. Plus, you can avoid the below-average, lukewarm plane food, squashed legs - and it's better for the environment!
We don’t know about you, but there always seems to be that before-holiday panic where you’ve either forgotten to purchase your extra small toiletries or to change your money up (at an extortionate rate). You can avoid all of that when purchasing in the UK, as well as no extra bank charges like using a debit card abroad.
Shorter Travel Time
When traveling abroad, there’s the uncertainty of how long it will actually take you to get to your destination. Even when you think you’ve planned the whole journey, there’s guaranteed to be something that won’t go quite as planned. From getting to the airport, the (previously mentioned) often delayed flight itself, then the journey on the other side, it really can be an exhausting experience. However, when purchasing in the UK, you can cut out all (or at least most of that uncertainty) – hurrah!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years, you would’ve heard the B word almost… daily? It’s undoubtedly left most of us wondering what the future holds, but, with purchasing a holiday home in the UK rather than in Spain, France, or Tenerife, there is no EU uncertainty. Which leads us nicely onto our next point…
Checking on your holiday home regularly
On average most of our owners live 1-2 hours away from their chosen holiday park, meaning that they’re able to easily jump in the car and pop down whenever they wish to. Less hassle and minimal costs involved. Sure beats asking a neighbour in garbled Spanish to pop round and Skype you back some out-of-focus pictures.
Pack as much as you like
You can bring as much as you like when visiting your UK holiday home (obviously, within reason). There’ll be no worrying about whether you’ve gone over your luggage weight allowance, no tough decisions about which outfits to pack, and no ditching your favourite shampoo or aftershave. And the best part is, you can leave your stuff there for the next time, and shelve the whole packing/unpacking chore!
Take your furry friend
If you’re in the 45% of UK households that own a pet, you’ll know just how much they are an integral part of the family. And if you choose to purchase a holiday home within the UK (and certainly at one of our holiday parks) you won’t have to worry about asking your friends or family to look after them, or pay extra to put your pooch into kennels, as you’re free to bring them with you – after all, they deserve doggy leisure time too!
Sublet your holiday home and earn
A lot of our owners choose to sublet their holiday home as a way of helping cover running costs and gain a bit of extra income while they’re not using it themselves. And the best bit is, Park Holidays UK can manage everything for you, from advertising to key handling and cleaning. More information on subletting here
Free use of all the Park’s Facilities
At Park Holidays UK, we regularly invest in complex refurbishment and updates of the park’s facilities. Our owners get to enjoy all of these facilities, and without the stress of maintenance. From indoor and outdoor swimming pools, friendly clubhouses, adventure playgrounds for the younger members of the family, and amusements and arcades, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on our holiday parks.
New indoor swimming pool at Carlton Meres Holiday Park, Suffolk
These are just some of the reasons we believe buying holiday homes in the UK will beat buying abroad; to find out more about becoming an owner at Park Holidays UK just click here.
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