A beginner’s guide to buying a lodge

A beginner's guide to buying a lodge

Owning a holiday lodge can be an exciting and affordable way to enjoy a relaxing getaway, or fun-filled family adventure, right here in the UK. But with so many options available, and lots of things to consider, it can be tricky to know where to start. 

If you’re purchasing a lodge for the first time, then we’re here to help guide you to becoming a holiday home owner. 

A beginner's guide to buying a lodge

Step 1: Which lodge is right for you? 

The first thing to consider when purchasing a holiday lodge, is to determine the right size, style and type for your requirements. Ask yourself, what will you mostly use the lodge for and who will you be going away with? This will help you to think about the number of bedrooms you require in your new holiday home, for example. 

There are also a variety of options available in terms of the level of luxury, and décor of the lodge. Do you want something stylish and modern with all the latest gadgets? Or are you looking for something more classic, encompassing the natural surroundings within the character of the lodge? 

The good news is, once you’ve decided on the type of lodge you wish to purchase, there are a range of holiday parks across the UK, with diverse holiday homes to suit you and your budget, and being specially designed to meet all your needs. 

A beginner's guide to buying a lodge

Step 2: Determine your budget

The next step is an important part of buying a lodge, as you’ll want to find one that suits your budget, whilst getting the most for your money. 

At this point in the process, it’s best to consult with a trained adviser from a holiday park operator, such as Away Resorts, for example. With their help, you can explore the various options you have, and consider the perfect lodge, without blowing your budget. 

If you’re conscious of how much it will cost to own a lodge, you might want to consider a pre-owned holiday home. You still can experience all the best parts of owning a luxury lodge, but at a fraction of the price. These lodges usually start at a price of £59,995. 

On the other hand, if you’re wanting something brand new, and at the peak of luxury, then you should be looking for a top of the range lodge. These are available from around £159,995, but are certainly worth the investment if they deliver everything you could imagine from the perfect holiday lodge. 

Don’t forget to include annual running costs in your plan. This can include: 

  • Pitch fees
  • Local authority rates
  • Water charges
  • Gas and electricity
  • Winterisation (the process of preparing your holiday home for the winter)
  • Insurance

Once you have your budget in mind, and an idea of any additional costs, you can then arrange your finances accordingly. 

Step 3: Pick the perfect location

One of the most fun parts of buying your own holiday home, is exploring your favourite destinations. Think: when you imagine yourself on a well-deserved break, where do you picture yourself? 

You can find lodges in idyllic locations by the seaside, where you can look out to the ocean and take daily trips to the beach. Or perhaps you’d prefer a lodge in the heart of the countryside, accompanied by regular walks to take in the beautiful scenery. Another option, is to consider a lodge in a forest or wood, which truly brings together the outside and inside, situated in a picturesque location.  

Also, take into account the wider area. Does the perfect location have local activities or tourist attractions which interest you? And how far away is it from home, and how long will it take you travel there? These are all questions to consider when buying a lodge. 

A beginner's guide to buying a lodge

Step 4: See it for yourself 

You really can’t get a feel for a holiday lodge, just from viewing it online. The best way to help you decide the right lodge for you is to arrange a visit to the holiday park, and see it in person. 

Not only will you benefit from the advice of a professional on-site, who can answer all your burning questions, but you can also soak in the atmosphere of the holiday park and the local area. You can check out whether the park facilitates all your needs, such as including a fancy restaurant, or both outdoor and indoor swimming pools. 

Step 5: Join the owners’ community 

Once you have done all your research, and considered all the previous steps, you’re now ready to become a holiday home owner. 

When you’ve purchased your very own lodge, you can benefit from all the privileges which come with it, such as exclusive use of the park facilities, and invitations to special owners’ events. 

With so many benefits to lodge ownership, and our handy beginner’s guide, there’s no reason why you can’t start the journey towards your dream holiday home, today! 

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