If the promise of sunshine has been a sticking point in your dilemma over buying a holiday home abroad or in the UK, then the recent fantastic weather is yet another tick for the staycation camp. Tingdene Lifestyle has eight more reasons why a UK holiday home should come out on top.
1. Location, location, location
Maybe you’d like to be beside the sea, in the countryside or close to a city that is rich in history and culture – there’s no right answer when it comes to the best place to buy a holiday home in the UK. With destinations to suit all tastes and budgets; the key is to do your research to find the best location to suit your needs.
Hopefully you’ll be using your holiday home a lot, so make sure it covers all bases, from a peaceful setting for those weekends when you simply want to do nothing, to places to walk, have fun with the grandkids and pursue activities on the get-aways when you’re up for an adventure.
2. A sound investment
It may be that you want to buy a holiday home simply for yours and your family’s enjoyment, but there’s also an opportunity to make money by letting the property out when you’re not using it. Self catering is a popular option for holidaymakers, and if you chose the location with this in mind, there’s the potential for bookings throughout the year.
3. Forget the “annual holiday”
Why have one holiday a year when you can have many? A holiday home is yours to enjoy whenever you want, and if you buy somewhere not too far from home, a last-minute escape is always on the cards.
Even if you’re offering it as a holiday let, you can plan in as many holidays as you like and only offer the dates when you’re definitely not going to be using it.
4. Home from home
It’s your holiday home, so you can decorate it and fill it with the things that you and your family need to feel comfortable during breaks. There’s no need to fill the car up to the brim with everything but the kitchen sink each time you visit – you can kit it out exactly how you want it.
5. Take the dog
The look in those sad eyes when taking your dog to the kennels is enough to make anyone turn their back on holidays for good… but not if pooch can come too.
If you have a holiday home in the UK you can take them with you and enjoy the special time together. No need for complicated pet passports or the stress of finding a kennel.
6. No holiday hassles
Once the initial purchase of your holiday home is complete, all that’s left to do is enjoy it. Forget all the internet trawling for the best deals, hours spent in crowded and overpriced airports, cancelled flights, unsuitable accommodation and all the holiday extras: car park, insurance, transfers, holiday money… the list goes on.
7. Safe and sound
A holiday is meant to be a time to relax and get away from all the stresses of daily life, and with several former holiday destinations now considered unsafe, it’s not surprising that many holidaymakers are putting personal safety at the top of their list of concerns.
Avoid the stress and stick to the UK.
8. Family time
Feel like you’re not getting enough time with the family? Buying a holiday home is not just a financial investment, it’s also an investment in your family.
Think of all the memories you’ll make with the grandchildren when they come to stay, and their mums and dads will certainly be grateful for the odd get-away.
With a wide range of holiday parks situated across the country, including four in Norfolk and Suffolk, Tingdene Lifestyle has holiday homes in some of the finest locations the UK has to offer.
Whether you want direct access to the beach, such as at Rainbow’s End in Bacton, north Norfolk, or to be right on the doorstep of the Broads National Park at Broadlands Holiday Park in Oulton Broad, there’s a fantastic choice of accommodation right on your doorstep.
For more information on holiday home opportunities in Norfolk and north Suffolk, visit www.tingdenelifestyleparks.co.uk or call 0800 270 7722.