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The Ultimate Guide To Buying Your First Holiday Home

This guide covers everything you need to know about buying the perfect property, so you can become a holiday home owner with confidence.

Ever dreamed of having your own holiday home in the Yorkshire Dales? Buying a holiday home is a big investment and long term commitment, and there are a number of important things you’ll need to consider before you get started with the buying process. Let's talk about the main things everyone should do before buying their first holiday home.

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Choose Your Location

Choosing the location is one of the most important steps to buying a holiday home. Do you already have a favourite place to visit in mind, or are you open to discovering somewhere brand new?

We'd recommend researching locations to find out everything there is to offer that suits your needs and your interests. Whether you're an outdoorsy person who loves hiking in stunning natural scenery, or you love anywhere with quaint villages and quirky attractions to explore, you might consider a holiday home in the Yorkshire Dales.

Once you’ve chosen where to buy a holiday home, it’s best to do some research on holiday parks and resorts in the area and decide which one you could see yourself coming back to time and time again. At Long Ashes Park, we have stylish holiday lodges and static caravans for sale in the Yorkshire Dales. We're located in the heart of the Wharfedale valley, close to Grassington and Skipton and in close proximity to countryside walks, lively communities and local attractions.

Need some inspiration? Read our top 10 things to do in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Plan Your Budget

Before you dive into holiday home hunting, it's important to work out how much you can afford to spend. You should also factor in all the extra costs that come with taking on a holiday home. At Long Ashes Park, we have holiday lodges and caravans to suit all tastes and budgets.

Owning a static caravan or holiday lodge comes with additional costs such as site fees. At Long Ashes Park, our annual fees include rates, water and sewerage. Electricity is invoiced quarterly based on your usage and gas bottles can be purchased from our reception. You'll also need to insure your property through an insurance provider of your choice. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more.

At Long Ashes Park, our holiday homeowners can enjoy free membership to Long Ashes Leisure Club including access to the gym, swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and steam room.

As you don't live on our holiday park, you'll have to consider the running costs of electricity, water, gas and general maintenance, so it's important to remember your holiday home is an ongoing financial commitment.

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Decide on a Property Type

One of the most important things to decide: do you want a luxury lodge or a static caravan?

Our holiday lodges in Yorkshire make an exceptional weekend retreat and holiday getaway for those who appreciate the finer things in life. These exclusive lodges are perfect for luxurious getaways with friends and family, boasting generous space both inside and out, and are located in some of the most sought-after spots in Long Ashes Park, with sensational views out across the Wharfedale Valley.

With a static caravan in the Yorkshire Dales, you'll have all of your creature comforts whilst enjoying a luxury al-fresco lifestyle. Our range of new and pre-owned holiday caravans has something to suit every budget, allowing everyone to enjoy the benefits of a holiday home in the Yorkshire Dales.

If you’re considering swapping your motor home holidays for something different, why not look into our part exchange scheme?

Attend an Open Day

Now you've got a location and a budget in mind, it's a good idea to keep an eye out for any Open Days at the holiday parks in the area so you can visit and see everything they have to offer.

We welcome you to join us at our Long Ashes Park Holiday Home Open Day on Sunday 19th February. You'll get to meet with our experienced Park Manager and team members to take a look at our beautiful holiday homes and onsite facilities. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to explore our amenities, and see for yourself why this park is a great destination for your holiday getaways.

Discover our Leisure club with 15m pool, luxurious Long Ashes Pure Spa, and indulge in the delights of the Woodland Cafe and The Gamekeeper's Inn.

Book your time slot today to receive a free goodie bag and be in with the chance of winning a complimentary overnight spa break, with 135 minutes of treatment each and a night in our best suite!

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Arrange Your Viewing

Think you've found your dream holiday home? There are a few things you need to consider before you rush into it. Slow down and ask yourself what your must-haves are:

Do you want an open plan living space, or keep everything separate? Is the layout important you?

How many bedrooms will you need? Have you considered an extra guest bedroom?

Do you have any accessibility needs? Can the property accommodate your needs, or can changes be made to the property? Have you factored this into the budget?

Do you want to be close to certain park facilities, or maybe you want to be tucked away in a quiet corner?

It's very important to go and see your potential holiday home with your own eyes before you get carried away envisioning your future there. Organise a viewing of the property to give yourself the perfect opportunity to ask questions, walk around the property and the park, get a feel for it and see whether you can envision yourself enjoying your holidays there time and time again.

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Ready To Find Your Holiday Home?

Whether you're looking for a couples retreat or a holiday home fit for the whole family, we’ve got you covered with luxury custom designed holiday lodges and a selection of static caravans from renowned manufacturers such as Victory, Willerby and Swift.

You can find our holiday homes for sale in Yorkshire on our website. If you've always wanted to find a static caravan for sale near Skipton, or simply want to browse our holiday lodges to see what we have to offer, we’re here to help you find your dream holiday home. Start your journey with us today!

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