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A Buyers Guide To Choosing The Perfect Holiday Home
Written by  Don Amott Parks
, Posted on Wednesday January 31, 2024

A Buyer’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Holiday Home

Imagine having a place of your own where you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and unwind in a relaxing setting whenever you wish! A holiday home can be a dream come true for many, offering a place to chill out and create lasting memories. However, choosing the right holiday home is not always a straight forward decision. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll walk you through some of the essential factors to consider when selecting your ideal holiday home…

 

Location

The location of your holiday home is arguably the most critical factor to consider. It not only determines your accessibility but also influences the overall experience. There are a few specific things to think about:

1.   Proximity to home

Importantly, decide whether you want a holiday home near your primary residence for quick getaways or if you’re open to a destination further afield.

2.   Local attractions

Consider the proximity to local attractions, such as beaches, hiking trails, cultural sites, or theme parks, which can enhance your holiday experience and rental potential.

3.   Climate

Think about the climate, as it can affect the time of year you’ll use the property. Although the UK climate is relatively stable from location to location, some areas on the coast or further north/south differ have different weather variations.

 

Facilities and amenities

The facilities and amenities offered by your holiday home can greatly impact your comfort and enjoyment. It’s a great idea to consider:

1.   Size and layout

Assess the size and layout of the property to ensure it meets your needs, whether you plan to accommodate a large family or prefer a cosy retreat. Thinking about the number of occupants is key!

2.   Kitchen and cooking facilities

A well-equipped kitchen can save you money on dining out and make your stay more convenient.

3.   Outdoor space

Consider if the property has a garden, terrace, or balcony for outdoor activities and relaxation.

4.   Communal sports facilities and restaurants

Some holiday homes are part of resorts or communities with shared facilities like swimming pools, gyms, or restaurants, enhancing your experience.

 

Family-friendly features?

If you plan to use your holiday home for family vacations, it’s essential to think about these types of questions:

Would the park environment suit your children?

If you have children, ensure the property or park is suitable for children with appropriate safety measures, like pool gates or childproof sockets.

Are there activities close by?

Look for nearby family-friendly activities, such as parks, beaches, children’s play areas or entertainment options suitable for children.

What are the sleeping arrangements like?

Assess the number of bedrooms and the suitability for your family, as well as additional sleeping options like pull-out couches or bunk beds.

 

Setting a realistic budget

Your budget is a crucial factor that will guide your search for a holiday home. Of course, prices vary depending on whether they are used or brand-new, however, it’s important to think about the following when determining your budget:

  • Purchase Price: Determine how much you can afford to spend on the property, factoring in deposit payments, mortgage rates, and property taxes.
  • Ongoing Costs: Remember to budget for ongoing expenses such as property maintenance, insurance, utilities, and local property management fees
  • Financing Options: Explore your financing options, including mortgage rates and terms. It’s wise to shop around for the best deal.

 

Our holiday homes for sale in Lincolnshire

Choosing the perfect holiday home involves careful consideration of location, facilities, family-friendliness, and budget. Here at Don Amott Parks, we offer five superb park locations across Lincolnshire, offering a great mix of action and relaxation, with a large range of holiday homes for sale by a number of leading manufacturers including Victory, Swift, Abi and Willerby. Ensuring you do the right research when it comes to choosing both the location of the home and what type of home would suit you best, is essential part of making owning your very own holiday home a reality!