Go on holiday whenever you want to
If you want flexibility, spontaneity and real freedom with your holidays then a holiday home is for you. You’ll get your very own home away from home that you’ll grow to love more and more each time you visit. But the best part is, because it’s yours you can come and go as you please – no need to worry about availability or the hiked up school holiday prices.
Buy a lifestyle not just a property
Many of our customers tell us how they have fallen in love with their new holiday homes, have made new lifelong friends and created memories that they’ll cherish forever. With Harvey Longsons buying your new holiday or park home couldn’t be easier.
Hundreds of properties available around the UK
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to invest in your first static caravan, holiday lodge or park home, or if you’re looking to upgrade to something bigger, better or newer, we have exactly what you need. With hundreds of static caravans, holiday lodges and residential park homes listed online you can find the perfect home for you, at the click of a button. You’ll get access to a huge range of homes around the UK, from budget caravans to luxury lodges.
No pushy sales people
You don’t have to sign up to view the results and if you do decide to get in touch, we promise we won’t pass your details on to other parks and you won’t be harassed by sales calls! You can search based on your specific requirements or even browse through based on your preferred park or location, making it really easy to find what you’re looking for.
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Buying a New Or Used Park Home? Find Out What You Need to Know With Our FAQs
When you’re choosing your first holiday or park home it’s an exciting time! But it can be easy to get carried away and there are a few things you need to know and consider before making your final choice.
Here at Harvey Longsons we want you to find the perfect holiday or residential home for you and make the buying process as easy and stress free as possible.
We’ve put together this list of FAQs, giving you all the “Need To Know” information to get you started. If you don’t see your questions answered here or if you would like to speak to one of our park home sales specialists, just give us a call on 01760 629819 and we’ll be happy to help you.
Set yourself a realistic budget and stick to it. Are you going to use savings or get finance to buy your dream holiday home? Most Parks and Caravan sales companies will be able to offer you finance subject to circumstances. Decide on your budget before you start looking or you may end up falling in love with a holiday home that you can’t afford. Remember to allow for extras such as steps or a verandah and there may be a set up or delivery fee too.
Once you have decided on your holiday home you will need to consider the yearly running costs. These include pitch fees, possible management fees, insurance, gas and electric.
Setting up your new holiday home is like setting up a new house – You’ll need to furnish it too! Whilst you’ll probably find all the big furniture is included or inbuilt, you are going to need kitchen essentials such as pots and pans, knives and forks, a kettle etc. You’ll need to allow money for things such as bedding, cushions, a TV and a DVD player too. Try to factor these costs into your budget.
Holiday and park homes come in lots of different sizes with length and width options to accommodate your needs whether you’re just a couple or a large family. Decide on the number of bedrooms you need and whether you will want more than one bathroom. Size options vary depending on the park you choose but most new parks are designed to accommodate the largest of holiday and park homes.
It is important to choose an area that you love to visit, but it needs to be convenient for you too. Decide on how often you will be travelling to your caravan. If you intend to travel most weekends then you really need to be within a reasonable travelling time. Most people find an hour to an hour and half journey time comfortable. You may be looking for something for longer holidays. If you plan to travel to your holiday home and stay there for weeks on end, then you might be willing to travel a little further.
Some parks have restrictions on the age of the holiday homes on their park, meaning you may be forced to upgrade or sell in the future if your home gets too old. This does vary from park to park so check with your chosen location for their terms. It should be quoted in the contract they issue to you when you buy your caravan or lodge. If you’re buying a second hand home this is very important so check the manufacture date of the caravan or lodge and the park terms carefully.
Park operators have varying opening times and seasons and many are open for practically the whole year. Even if the park is open, some areas can be very quiet during the winter months, so consider when you will want to use your new holiday home.
If in the future you decide to move your holiday to another park or sell it there may be restrictions, commission and levies applied by the park operator. Find out the details now so you know what your rights are and to avoid any disputes that may occur in future