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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 many factors to take into consideration. This is especially true if you are deliberating between buying here in the UK or buying abroad.
Given the last year we have had, going abroad may not be an option for many of us, due to this we are expecting a boom in UK Staycations and have already seen the beginning of it.
Landscove Holiday Park, Devon
We have put together 10 reasons why we think a UK Staycation with us is the way forward!
We feel that there are plenty of beautiful places to choose from right here in the UK - and we’re lucky enough to have holiday parks in some of the most sought-after southern locations for the perfect staycation.
Staying closer to home
With the risk of going abroad heightened due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of us may not feel 100% comfortable getting on a plane or travelling through an airport. Buying a holiday home with us you can relax travelling in your own vehicle and enjoy your holiday in your own space and time. Providing peace of mind, you may not have when staying in a hotel or B&B.
In addition to the risks with travelling abroad, you will also avoid arriving to the airport 3 hours earlier than your flight, queues or flight delays - when you are eager to start your holiday! When buying a holiday home in the UK, there is sure to be none of that. Plus, you can avoid the below-average, lukewarm plane food, squashed legs - and it is better for the environment!
We have 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 are 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 right on our doorstep!
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 (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, guaranteed there will be something that doesn’t go quite to plan. 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!
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 a flight, or better still, forking out for a management company abroad.
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!
Let your holiday home and earn
A lot of our owners choose to let their holiday home as a way of helping to cover running costs and gain useful 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. Find out more information on letting and how much you could earn 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 a holiday home 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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