Sometimes it can be hard trying to figure out what you want when it comes to buying your first holiday home.

We have decided to put out a little bit of a inspiration for all the factors you might consider when it comes to choosing the perfect holiday home for you. The things you have to consider can be anything from the facilities available on your chosen resort to the size of the bedrooms or even the view you will have when you look out the window. So have a browse below and see what you like the look of and then hopefully at the end you will have a better idea of your dream holiday home.


what destination are you looking for?

beach

Talacre Beach - window shop for your dream holiday home

Talacre Beach Resort – North Wales

Lighthouse in Talacre Beach - window shop for your dream holiday home

Seaview Holiday Home Park – North Wales

countryside

countryside - window shop for your dream holiday home

Piran Meadows Resort – Cornwall

HC Countryside - window shop for your dream holiday home

Hawkchurch Resort & Spa – Devon

woodland

Woodland - window shop for your dream holiday home

Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa – Norfolk

Cheddar Woods Woodland - window shop for your dream holiday home

Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa – Somerset


what facilities would you use the most?

swimming pool

Talacre Pool - window shop for your dream holiday home

Talacre Beach Resort – North Wales

Aberconwy Pool - window shop for your dream holiday home

Aberconwy Resort & Spa – North Wales

gym

HC Gym - window shop for your dream holiday home

Hawkchurch Resort & Spa – Devon

Norfolk Woods  Resort & Spa – Norfolk

spa

Spa Reception - window shop for your dream holiday home

Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa – Norfolk

Aberconwy Resort & Spa – North Wales


what is your ideal holiday home?

open plan living diner area

Open Plan Living Diner - window shop for your dream holiday home

Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa – Somerset

Open Plan Living - window shop for your dream holiday home

Aberconwy Resort & Spa – North Wales

spacious bedrooms

Spacious Bedrooms - window shop for your dream holiday home

Seaview Holiday Home Park – North Wales 

Spacious Bedroom - window shop for your dream holiday home

Aberconwy Resort & Spa – North Wales

bright bathrooms

Bright Bathrooms - window shop for your dream holiday home

Aberconwy Resort & Spa – North Wales

Bright Bathroom Shower - window shop for your dream holiday home

Talacre Beach Resort – North Wales

amazing views

Seaview Views - window shop for your dream holiday home

Seaview Holiday Home Park – North Wales

Aberconwy Resort & Spa – North Wales


So now you have an idea of the things that will make your dream holiday home you will probably want to get looking and see what is available. Either follow the links below or give our friendly team a call today on 0800 717 707.

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It’s now more than ever we have seen a rise in holiday home ownership. And 2022 will be no different to the last 2 years.

Since the coronavirus pandemic there has been a boom in holiday home ownership for a numerous different reasons. Owning one will allow you to have complete holiday freedom where you can kick back, relax and unwind with no stresses. The past 2 years have made many people in the UK realise that owning a holiday home in the UK is just as good as going abroad for plenty of reasons. Continue reading below to see why we think owning a holiday home will still be popular and why you should perhaps consider buying one!


benefits of owning your own holiday home for staycations

1. doesn’t take much planning or organising

If you have got your own holiday home it means you don’t need to spend too much time planning and organising when you want to go as you aren’t dependent on availability. All you need to do is decide a day between yourselves and then head over to enjoy your staycation in the UK!

2. different activities and facilities to keep all entertained

If you own a holiday home with us we have various different resorts across the UK where your holiday home can be based. At each of our resorts we have different activities and facilities which will be perfect for all the family. From having fun in the swimming pool to relaxing in the sauna, keeping fit in the gym or enjoying a bite to eat at the restaurant.

3. lots of different things to do close by

No matter where your holiday home is based in the UK there will be plenty to do in all the local areas and they will all be a short drive away from where you are located. This means you can really explore all the beautiful and amazing places in the UK and find your favourites for walks, trips to the beach and different activities to keep the kids entertained.

4. can take your time exploring the area

Sometimes when you go on holiday abroad you try to cram everything you can into your days as you probably won’t be going back to that location for a while. But if you have a holiday home you don’t need to squeeze as much as you possibly can into your stay. You can return time and time again and explore new areas every time you do come.

5. clean safe environment

With owning your own holiday home you know that whenever you go to it, it’s a clean and safe environment for you and your family. You control all aspects of your holiday home so that means you can relax and unwind knowing it’s a safe space so you can relax and enjoy the rest of your staycation.

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where can you own a holiday home with Darwin Escapes?

Cornwall

Fistral Beach in Cornwall

Located close to Fistral Beach, our resort in Cornwall can be your perfect home away from home for surfing, soaking up the sun on a sandy beach, and exploring all that Cornwall has to offer. With plenty of family friendly facilities you will be spoilt for choice with all of the things you can do on the resort and around the area in Cornwall.

Devon

View of Village in Devon

Our resort in Devon is located in the South East of the region, so its extremely close to the coastline in Devon. You will be able to enjoy the beaches and explore the Jurassic Coastline whilst still being close to the amazing countryside. You will have the best of both worlds if you own a holiday home with us in Devon.

Norfolk

Kings Lynn in Norfolk

Enjoy the woodland and the seaside at our stunning resort in Norfolk. Located in the Kings Lynn area, you will be able to keep yourselves busy with the range of things to see and do inside the resort and outside of the resort. With there being so much to see and do you will always be able to find things to suit everyone in the family.

North Wales

Point of Ayr Lighthouse in Talacre Beach, North Wales

All our resorts in North Wales are sat across the coastline, so you can be guaranteed that you won’t be far from a beach. Each of the resorts we have in North Wales are unique and created to suit a range of different groups and families. They’re the perfect base for exploring the countryside and the beautiful coastline that goes across North Wales.

Somerset

countryside in Somerset

Known for its countryside and hills, Somerset makes a great location for owning a holiday home. Our stunning resort is in the perfect location in the region and only a 10 minute walk away from the famous Cheddar Gorge which is a great day out. And there are some unbeatable facilities and things to do on-site as well as around the area.


Owning a holiday home in 2022 is perfect for everyone, whether you own a holiday home yet or not you will still be able to enjoy the joys of staying in the UK for your holiday this year.

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North Wales is the perfect place to enjoy owning a holiday home. And it makes the perfect base to explore the North Wales coast.

At Darwin Escapes we like to think we know a thing or two about North Wales since our HQ is based here and we have 4 amazing resorts along the coast. So what better way to provide you all with a helping hand than putting together this handy blog? Below you will be able to read all about what you can do and where you can explore close to each of our resort in North Wales. Hopefully this helps you figure out which destination will suit you the most when it comes to owning your own holiday home.


relax and enjoy award-winning facilities at Aberconwy Resort & Spa

pool at aberconwy, with purple runner lights on

At Aberconwy Resort & Spa you will be able to enjoy a relaxing escape in your own holiday home. This resort is definitely suited to those who want the luxury of a spa, pool, gym, sauna and award winning restaurant that are based on site with your holiday home. As well as being perfect for the ultimate chill out it also makes a great base if you want to explore Conwy, Anglesey, and Llandudno!


Talacre Beach & New Pines are both the perfect base for families

Exterior shot of holiday accommodation at Talacre Beach Resort family cycling through New Pines

If you are wanting a family escape then Talacre Beach and New Pines will be perfect. Both cater for families of all ages and you will always find something to do that will interest everyone. Whether you want to play in the indoor heated pool or enjoy some time with the kids in the play parks. There is also a bar & bistro on both resorts along with family entertainment throughout the whole season. Both aren’t too far away from the beach either, so on a sunny day head down to Talacre Beach or Rhyl Beach.


 

get your peaceful escape on the coast at Seaview Holiday Home Park

static caravan for sale at Seaview Exterior shot of a static caravan for sale at Seaview Holiday Home Park

Our Seaview Holiday Home Park is tucked away in the hills of Gwespyr just up the road from Talacre Beach Resort. It’s a peaceful place to own a holiday home as there are no facilities on site. People just enjoy time to themselves with the amazing views of the North Wales coast from their holiday home. But if you wanted to enjoy a few facilities you are able to drive a mile down the road to Talacre Beach Resort and enjoy all that’s on offer there! Seaview is also the perfect base to explore the beaches nearby on sunny days.


why buy a holiday home in North Wales?

If you’ve read all the information above and still want to know more about why you should buy a holiday home in North Wales then read our blog on the top 5 reasons to buy a holiday home in North Wales. Hopefully that will help you make your decision and you can enjoy exploring the North Wales coast from your static caravan in no time.


Our holiday caravan parks in North Wales are extremely popular and suit a wide range of families, couples and groups.

find out more about owning a holiday home in North Wales

 

 

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Enjoy a home away from home with our Pathfinder Retreat (2021) at Aberconwy Resort & Spa in North Wales.

This 40ft x 20ft holiday home in North Wales could be the perfect place for you to relax and unwind in your own retreat. With an open plan living and dining area, the Pathfinder Retreat at Aberconwy Resort & Spa is the ideal space for entertaining family and friends and making fantastic memories together.

Throughout our Pathfinder Retreat you will notice its rustic wooden features and neutrally toned design making it the perfect canvas to really make it your own. There are so many unique features throughout this holiday home like the gorgeous fireplace and large French doors that open out onto your spacious L shaped decking area.

With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, central heating and a fully equipped kitchen you will have everything you could need in an incredible resort on the North Wales coast. Have a look through the images and video below and if you want to find out more about owning a holiday home at Aberconwy Resort & Spa you can book a resort tour!



To find out more about ownership in general give our team a call on 0800 717 707. We also have a finance calculator to help you figure out costs online.

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So you’ve been thinking of owning a holiday home in North Wales?

We thought we would give you a helping hand and put together a list of all the latest lodges for sale in North Wales. Across our 4 North Wales resorts we have a range of caravans and lodges that will suit a range of different couples & families looking for their new home away from home. Have a browse through this list and see if any of these take your fancy if you’re looking to buy a holiday home in North Wales. The 4 resorts we mention are:

Aberconwy Resort & Spa

Atlas Lilac

Information about Atlas Lilac:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 40ft x 16ft
  • Central heating
  • Cooker, microwave, fridge freezer

price – £259,995


Pathfinder Retreat

Information about Pathfinder Retreat:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 40ft x 20ft
  • Central heating
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cooker, microwave, fridge freezer

price – £359,995

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Pemberton Knightsbridge

pemberton knightsbridge in Aberconwy

Information about Pemberton Knightsbridge:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 43ft x 14ft
  • Central heating
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cooker, microwave, fridge freezer

price – £175,995


Pathfinder Tuscany

Information about Pathfinder Tuscany:

  • 2 bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 40ft x 16ft
  • Central heating
  • Double Glazing, french doors
  • Imitation log burner
  • Decking included
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cooker, microwave, fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher, washer

price – £184,995


New Pines Holiday Home Park

Regal Elegance

Information about Regal Elegance:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 30ft x 12ft
  • Central heating
  • Double glazing, flame effect fireplace
  • Cooker, fridge freezer, microwave
  • Washer

price – £37,750

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Atlas Jasmine

Information about Atlas Jasmine:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 43ft x 14ft
  • Central heating
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cooker, fridge freezer, microwave

price – £94,995


Atlas Mirage

Information about Atlas Mirage:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 36ft x 12ft
  • Central heating
  • Cooker, fridge freezer

price – £62,995

find out more


Seaview Holiday Home Park

Prestige Buckland

Information about Prestige Buckland:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 40ft x 20ft
  • Central heating
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cooker, fridge freezer, microwave

price – £160,000

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Swift Burgundy

Information about Swift Burgundy:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 32ft x 12ft
  • Central heating
  • Cooker, fridge freezer, microwave

price – £72,995


Carnaby Oakdale

Information about Carnaby Oakdale:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 36ft x 12ft
  • Central heating
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cooker, fridge freezer

price – £72,995

SOLD


Delta Santana

Information about Delta Santana:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 35ft x 10ft
  • Cooker, hob
  • Free wifi
  • Sofa bed

price – £46,745

SOLD


Talacre Beach Resort

Pemberton Avon

Information about Pemberton Avon:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 35ft x 12ft
  • Central heating
  • Double glazing, flame effect fireplace
  • Sofa bed
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cooker, fridge freezer, hob, microwave

price – £69,995


Willerby Lymmington

Information about Willerby Lymmington:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 35ft x 12ft
  • Central heating
  • Cooker, fridge freezer, microwave

price – £57,995

SOLD


Delta Resort Plus

Information about Delta Resort Plus:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 12ft x 29ft
  • Cooker, hob

price – £46,995

SOLD


Owning a holiday home is perfect if you are wanting somewhere to escape to, luckily for you we have 4 amazing resorts across North Wales that you can explore.

own a holiday home in North Wales

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Has the thought of owning a holiday home in North Wales been running through your brain recently?

If so then you are in the right place as we have put together the top 5 reasons why you should buy a holiday home in North Wales! The whole of the country is beautiful and full of incredible sights, interesting history and beautiful holiday resorts. And North Wales in particular is extremely popular with holiday makers and holiday home owners, and it’s not hard to see why.

Have a read through our reasons below and see if it helps you make a decision on buying your holiday home here.


great range of resorts available

pond at New Pines with resident ducks in

Here at Darwin Escapes, we have 4 incredible North Wales holiday home resorts that are across the coast of North Wales. Each resort has different things about them from a spa, to evening entertainment, heated indoor pools, and some delicious restaurants. Have a read through them below and see what they offer for you. So whether you are looking for a lodge for sale in North Wales or just want to own a holiday home in one of our North Wales Darwin Escapes resorts, all of them make the perfect destination for your new holiday home.

short drive away from Anglesey

No matter where you are in North Wales Anglesey is a trip you can do within a day! The island itself you can get to by going over either the Menai Bridge or the Britannia Bridge by car. Anglesey is such a popular and well-known part of North Wales due to how unique it is with all the stunning scenery and history it has. Below is a list of some of the popular things you can do during your time exploring the island:

rich in history

As a region, North Wales is rich in history with plenty of historic attractions and monuments to visit. In fact, Wales is often called ‘the land of castles’ as there are still around 427 of them in the country, approximately 100 of them are in North Wales! As well as castles there are other ways to experience the historic side of North Wales like riding up the Great Orme in a tramcar, which is Britain’s only cable-hauled tramway!

close to Snowdonia National Park

This national park is home to Wales’s highest mountain, Snowdon, with an elevation of 1,086m above sea level. As well as Mount Snowdon, there are also over 100 lakes, networks of trails and other craggy peaks throughout Snowdonia National Park to explore. Wales isn’t all about mountains, there are so many other things to discover, from underground caverns to in-land surfing, take a look at the most popular attractions below:

beautiful coastline

Photo of the Talacre lighthouse from the distance

Did you know there are over 100 different beaches in North Wales alone? With around 250 miles of coastline so it’s no surprise that there are so many beaches for you to explore. All of our North Wales resorts are either right by or not far from a beach too! When the sun is shining and you’re relaxing on the sand some of these beaches will make you feel like you have been transported to the Costa del Sol – what more could you want?


6 holiday homes for sale in North Wales right now!

Prestige Buckland (2014)

where? Seaview Holiday Home Park

Prestige Buckland Exterior static caravan for sale in North Wales - Seaview Prestige Buckland Interior static caravan for sale in North Wales- Seaview

what’s inside?

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Central heating
  • Conventional cooker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Microwave

price – £160,000

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Prestige Buckland (2015)

where? Talacre Beach Resort

Prestige Buckland Exterior static caravan for sale in North Wales - Talacre Beach Prestige Buckland Interior static caravan for sale in North Wales - Talacre Beach

what’s inside?

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Central heating
  • Conventional cooker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Over the bath shower

price – £159,995

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Homeseeker Lodge (2016)

where? New Pines Holiday Home Park

Homeseeker Lodge Exterior holiday home for sale in North Wales - New Pines Homeseeker Lodge Interior holiday home for sale in North Wales - New Pines

what’s inside?

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Central heating
  • Conventional cooker
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Microwave

price – £125,000

Atlas Lilac Lodge (2021)

where? Aberconwy Resort & Spa

Atlas Lilac Lodge Exterior holiday home for sale in North Wales - Aberconwy Atlas Lilac Lodge Interior holiday home for sale in North Wales - Aberconwy

what’s inside?

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathroom
  • Central heating
  • Conventional cooker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave

price – £259,995

Pathfinder Retreat (2021)

where? Aberconwy Resort & Spa

Pathfinder Retreat Exterior holiday home for sale in North Wales- Aberconwy Pathfinder Retreat Interior holiday home for sale in North Wales - Aberconwy

what’s inside?

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathroom
  • Central heating
  • Conventional cooker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Microwave

price – £359,995

find out more

Pathfinder Tuscany (2017)

where? Aberconwy Resort & Spa

Pathfinder Tuscany Exterior holiday home for sale in North Wales - Aberconwy Pathfinder Tuscany Interior holiday home for sale in North Wales- Aberconwy

what’s inside?

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathroom
  • Central heating
  • Double glazing
  • Imitation log burner
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washer & dishwasher

price – £184,995


so, why own a holiday home?

The main benefit of owning a holiday home is that you get complete holiday freedom. Which means you can explore all of the things North Wales has to offer in your own time. And if you can’t fit it all in during your trip then no problem – you can come and visit again, and again! The holiday homes we have for sale suit all types of families and groups, from static caravans to holiday lodges. All with open-plan living areas, spacious bedrooms and fitted kitchens. If you are interested we do offer flexible finance options that you may find useful.


Our holiday caravan parks in North Wales will provide you with the perfect base. That way you can go out and explore all that this area has to offer.

Make memories with friends and family and enjoy unwinding in your own holiday home at one of our unique resorts.

our North Wales parks

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Have you ever wondered what the real benefits are to owning your own holiday home? Well here they are.

Owning your own holiday home comes with a host of benefits for the whole family and there may be some you’ve never thought of before, so we thought we would list them all here for you!

regular family time

You’ll get to spend a lot more time together as a family, from regular weekend breaks to full school holidays. There is something for all ages to enjoy on your regular holidays, whether that’s a children’s entertainment program for the younger ones, or an onsite spa, offering Aromatherapy Associates treatments. Or you could enjoy a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool, or maybe you can relax in sauna or steam room. We really do have something for everyone to spend regular family time together.

guilt-free relaxation

Imagine sitting on the sofa, kicking back and watching the football, or your favourite movie, but there’s a little nagging guilt eating at you to get up and clean, hoover the stairs or do the washing. Does that sound familiar?

Well a holiday home gives you an escape and offers guilt-free relaxation so you can relax with your favourite movies or pop to the bar and enjoy a drink while watching the footy, all guilt free. And you can really enjoy the time you spend with your children, having fun instead of worrying about what chore you need to do next. There’s no little voice nagging at you when you’re on holiday.

brand new areas to explore

Darwin Escapes has 8 beautiful sales locations all only a short distance from the surrounding local areas, meaning your holiday home is the ideal base to explore some fabulous new areas! Owning your own holiday home means you don’t have to cram all your exploring into one week, you can take your time and explore all the historic castles, family activity centre or the best surfing spots in the UK. Owning a holiday home opens up a whole new world of discovering the UK’s most beautiful destinations.

fabulous facilities on your doorstep

All 8 of our ownership destinations are home to fantastic facilities, from beautiful hydrotherapy pools and onsite spa, to indoor heated swimming pools and children’s entertainment programmes. Your home away from home could be minutes away from a spa offering Aromatherapy Associates treatments, a fully stocked bar, Bistro restaurant serving mouth-watering meals, as well as offering a great Go Active+ programme which includes rock climbing, mini jet-skis and archery! Imagine having all that on your doorstep!

a fantastic community

When you become an owner with Darwin Escapes, you’ll join a friendly community where your children will make forever friends and so will you. Parks often have fun days and events for owners to gather, including the anticipated annual Owners Ball event, as well as those regular drinks at the bar with your new neighbours.


Owning a holiday home opens the door to a brand new lifestyle for you and your family. Darwin Escapes have 8 unique destinations offering holiday home ownership, from spectacular North Wales to the picturesque Devon and Cornwall seaside locations. Each of our destinations offer something different, with fabulous facilities to take advantage of and breath-taking surroundings to explore.

If you’d like some more information about owning with Darwin Escapes, call our dedicated Ownership Team on 01745 858010 or talk to an advisor via our Live Chat service.

Find your perfect holiday home destination at Darwin Escapes

our ownership resorts

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Have you ever thought about owning your own holiday home? We’ve got the top 10 reasons why buying a luxurious holiday home could be the right decision for you

There are endless reasons why holiday home ownership could be right for you, but we’ve put together the top 10 reasons and benefits that having your own personal escape brings.

Owning your own holiday home is much easier than you think, with our professional and friendly team taking you step-by-step through the process and offering affordable finance options, to help you spread the cost, owning your own holiday home could be just a click away. Read our finance guide for more information. In most cases, you could be in your holiday home with a couple of weeks of purchasing! Imagine starting a whole new lifestyle by next month!

Read our top 10 reasons why we think buying a holiday is one of the best things you can do…


impulsive getawaysYoung couple walking their dog along a hill by the lakes

When you own your own holiday home, there is no booking, searching for the best deal, frantically packing, and trying to stay under the airline’s weight limit. You can just get up and go! Owners often leave the necessities and luxuries at their holiday homes, meaning your packing can be as minimal as you choose, from taking all your DVDs for a movie marathon to bringing a fancy new dress for a night out in the onsite bar & restaurant.


amazing local areas

Darwin Escapes has a variety of destinations offering ownership, from North Wales to Cornwall, all our locations all have beautiful local areas waiting to be discovered. You’ll be able to spend sunny evenings strolling along the beach or heading to your local pub for a few drinks, or you may want to jump in the car for a short drive to the many retail parks, cinemas, and boutiques available around our destinations.


enjoying home comfortsfamily of 5 sitting on the floor playing board games

Your holiday home is exactly that, yours. Imagine going on holiday and being able to take your own style with you, everything inside your holiday home has been personally chosen by you and it’s exactly how you like it. Home comforts are a must when relaxing and recharging, you’ll feel at home as soon as you open the door.


reduced travel time

Owning your own holiday home means getting to go on holiday whenever the mood strikes!. When you go abroad you’ll normally spend a few months looking for the cheapest deal, then you’ll travel an hour or more to the airport, wait around in the airport for up to 3 hours, before sitting in an airplane for anything up to 8 hours. That is a lot of time spent on one or two weeks away! Whereas when you own your own holiday home, you’re generally only a few hours’ drive away from your own personal escape, and it’s waiting for you whenever you’re ready.


quality family timefamily having a running race outside their lodge with their pet dog

Modern living often means busy lives, finding quality family time can be a struggle. But owning your own holiday home means getting quality time is just a drive away, picking your little ones up on a Friday after school and heading to your personal escape is the quality time everyone needs. You can spend your weekends relaxing in your holiday home, exploring the local area, seeing friends and making the most of the facilities, there will be something for everyone.


more holidays

Due to less travel time, not having to pay every time you visit and not having to book, you can have as many holidays as you choose! Some of our destinations are open 12 months of the year, such as Hawkchurch Resort & Spa in South Devon, and some are open for 10 months out of the year, like New Pines Holiday Home Park in North Wales. Our ownership community often spend the 6-week school summer holidays at their home away from home, spending time together and relaxing, while enjoying the facilities and events taking place.


reduced cost per holiday

Did you know purchasing and running a holiday home is actually cheaper than a 2 week holiday abroad every year? Over a 10 year period a 2 week break abroad will cost you around £1.75 per hour*, over the same time period the cost of running a holiday home only costs around 50p per hour! That’s a big saving, plus you will get more frequent breaks throughout the year, not just for two weeks! Read our finance guide for more information.

*costs correct as of 2017.


no pet left behindFamily walking their pet dog through Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa

If you have a fur-baby, there no need to leave them behind, you’re holiday home is as pet-friendly as your residential home! The whole family can enjoy a holiday relaxing and exploring the local area on walks, there are so many new places waiting to be discovered (and sniffed!).


joining a friendly community

Becoming an owner means more than just finding the perfect escape for you. You’ll be joining a friendly community on the park, with all the little ones making life-long friends, with a range of family fun events to gather the community throughout the year, as well as spending time with friendly adults and enjoying the evening entertainment.


stress & guilt-free holidays

When owning your own holiday home you don’t have to feel guilty when wandering to the bar to watch the football game, or spending your day relaxing with a good book. You can truly relax and know that your family is as happy and content as you are, giving you that stress and guilt-free holiday you’ve been craving.


How does owning your own holiday home sound?

If you’ve been considering purchasing a holiday home and joining our ownership community, call our dedicated Ownership Team on 01745858010 or talk to an advisor via our Live Chat service. Darwin Escapes has a total of 8 sales locations for you to browse, each having its own unique character and offerings, we are sure to have the ideal holiday home destination for you.

Start your holiday home journey and enjoy your quality time!

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One of the questions that we’re most asked by people who are thinking about holiday home ownership with us is “Can I live in a holiday home all year?”.

Well, the simple answer to this is, no. The holiday home ownership industry can be broken down into two parts; those locations that offer residential park homes and those that offer holiday homes only. We fall into the second category, offering a HUGE range of holiday homes across the UK in our beautiful destinations and having a wide variety of both static caravans and stunning lodges.

Keep reading to find out the differences between park homes and holiday homes. We also tell you about our own holiday home ownership resorts, our open seasons, and site fees (as of April 2022, please note these are subject to change).


what is a holiday home?

Young family walking from their lodgeA holiday home is defined as being a ‘mobile home’ that is owned in addition to your usual bricks-and-mortar home. The key thing to remember is that you can not live in this property permanently, you must own or be renting a permanent residence along with your holiday home. This is a legal requirement of owning a holiday home in the UK.

There are some pretty serious legal facts to take into account with this. For example, if someone fails to follow these rules, it means that they will be considered to be a breach of the regulations and could be liable to a council tax evasion conviction. This can sometimes result in a jail sentence and/or serious financial penalties, so it’s definitely something to be aware of when choosing your holiday home option.

When you buy a holiday home with us, we will ask if you could please provide proof of your main registered address. This could be a council tax bill or other utility bills for your primary home, you are then required to provide proof every year.

Buying a holiday home is much simpler than buying a brick-and-mortar home, it’s a process you will absolutely love! There are no legal fees, so you don’t have to pay out to consult a lawyer or for them to draw up any paperwork. There’s no stamp duty, so you don’t have to worry about paying any extra for the holiday home than the price you see and you holiday home will come fully furnished, so you don’t have to worry about buying a new fridge/freezer or sofa set.

There are literally no worries, you’ll have everything you need in your holiday home and the process is really simple, with our friendly sales team being able to answer any questions you may have and also offer affordable finance options so you know owning your dream holiday home is closer than you think!


how long can I stay in my holiday home?

The total amount of time you can stay in your holiday home throughout the year will vary depending on the license of the holiday resort you choose to own on. This is called our ‘open season’ and it varies between our holiday resorts across the UK.

All our holiday home ownership resorts are open for Christmas, New Year, and the summer holidays, so those daydreams of spreading your toes in the sand and basking in the summer sun are closer than you think! Get some quality family time during all school holidays and find your next adventure with your family and friends in your own UK holiday home.

Interior shot of the open plan living area in the Bowmoor lodge

Below is a guide of our own holiday resorts open seasons:

  • Aberconwy Resort & Spa
    • Open 12 months of the year, but this is not a residential resort, you must still have a primary address.
  • Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa, Hawkchurch Resort & Spa, Piran Meadows Resort & Spa, and Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa
    • Open 11 months of the year. We do kindly ask owners to leave their holiday homes between the 10th January and 10th February.
  • Talacre Beach Resort, New Pines Holiday Home Park, and Seaview Holiday Home Park
    • Open 10 1/2 months of the year. Closed for six weeks of the year, generally between 10th January and 1st March.

When you become a holiday home owner at one of our holiday parks, you can enjoy as many getaways as you wish. There’s no booking or queuing, you can just jump in the car and off you go on your next holiday break away.

Enjoy the feeling of complete holiday freedom, escape to your own luxurious piece of the world where you can relax and unwind, or explore the local area and find your next adventure around the corner! Imagine jumping in the car or hopping on the train and being only two hours away from your own UK holiday home.

our resorts


what else should I know?

Holiday home owners do not pay council tax as you pay this for your primary residence.

pool at aberconwy, with purple runner lights onEvery holiday home resort will have annual fees you need to pay, these are called site fees. These site fees basically serve the same function as council tax bills, the fees cover the cost of maintaining the park and the facilities, as well as the rental of the plot your holiday home is on.

Your site fees will vary depending on the resort you choose, the location of your plot, and other factors. Our fantastic sales teams will be able to tell you all about these annual costs but below we have our starting site fees costs* at our different locations across the UK.

  • Talacre Beach Resort  |  from £5,263 to £7,145
  • New Pines Holiday Home Park  | from £4,017
  • Seaview Holiday Home Park  | from £4,140
  • Aberconwy Resort & Spa  | from £6,775.81
  • Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa  |  from £6,492
  • Piran Meadows Resort  |  from £5,479
  • Hawkchurch Resort & Spa  |  from £6,106
  • Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa  |  from £5,245

After choosing your perfect destination, you can then start searching for your dream holiday home! Here at Darwin Escapes, we have a huge variety of both static caravans and holiday lodges for sale across our resorts. Whether you’re looking for a cosy caravan to start your ownership journey in, or searching for a glorious lodge with spacious open plan living areas, perfect for entertaining family and friends, our resorts will have the perfect holiday home for you and your budget.

*Please note: these costs are correct as of April 2022. They are subject to change, as well as vary for any current offers, so please do contact us for the most up-to-date costs.

about holiday homes


what is a park home?

As with holiday homes, a Park Home is still classified as being a ‘mobile home’ but they are covered by separate legislation.

However, a park home can serve as a permanent residence. They are generally a detached bungalow-style construction, which comes in various sizes and styles. Modern park homes are similar to standard bricks and mortar homes in a lot of ways, without looking like it. They are centrally heated, have double glazed windows and mains plumbed in.

The major difference between park homes and bricks and mortar home is the land on which the property sits. With park homes, residents will not own the land on which the property is situated. You instead pay annual site fees to the owners of the park for as long as you are a resident, these work in a very similar function to council tax bills. This does mean that you will be never in full ownership of the property, it is controlled by the owners of the park.

Here at Darwin Escapes, we do not offer park homes ownership at any of our locations across the UK.


our holiday home ownership options

larger ownership lodge at aberconwy resort at sunset, with the beach, sea and mountain in the backdrop

Here at Darwin Escapes, we have stunning ownership destinations waiting for you to explore, where you can discover a whole new lifestyle and start your journey to endless holidays.

We know that one size doesn’t fit all, we have proudly unique locations across the UK, from the sandy beaches of Cornwall, the coastal region of Norfolk, the diverse landscape of North Wales and the stunning Devonshire coastline. Whether you’re searching for a spa getaway or a family-filled adventure location, our resorts have it all and we can’t wait to meet you and find your perfect holiday home with you!

We also have a HUGE range of holiday homes from sale, including new and used lodges and static caravans from the UK’s leading manufacturers. From cosy static caravans, perfect for the weekend break, to luxurious large lodges ideal for summer-long getaways and entertaining friends and family. With such a varied range we are sure to find the perfect fit for you, and with our fantastic finance options available, there’s never been a better time to buy your holiday home in the UK with us here at, Darwin Escapes!

Find out more information and contact our fantastic team on 0800 717 707

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Find your dream holiday home with Darwin Escapes and get ready for a summer of adventures!

Book your virtual tour with our amazing team members at your perfect resort, find your home-from-home with our huge range of holiday homes for sale, and start your ownership journey with Darwin Escapes. Buying your holiday getaway in your dream destination has never been easier with our personalised virtual tours.

what is a virtual tour?

A virtual tour is your way of seeing everything you need to about ownership while enjoying a cup of tea in your own living room. Once you have contacted us to book your virtual tour, our fabulous team will contact you to book an appointment that suits your needs.

larger ownership caravan at talacre beach at sunset with mountains in background

Our sales advisor will then give you a video call, you’ll first have a chat about everything you’re looking for when buying a holiday home. From the facilities available at the resort, what kind of holiday home you are looking for and what your budget is. Your personal advisor will then take you for a stroll (virtually of course!) and show you everything the resort has to offer, from swimming pools, spas, and gyms to restaurants and playgrounds.

Then the super exciting bit – you’re advisor will show you a range of holiday homes personally chosen for you based on your conversations. Whether your searching for a large lodge or a fabulous static caravan, we will have the home-from-home perfect for you. You can enjoy looking around the holiday homes, from the bedrooms and living areas to the bathrooms, discuss any extras you may want to include (imagine relaxing in the sun on your own decking?!), and also talk about our affordable finance options if you choose to.

Once you’ve chosen your perfect holiday home, you can buy it from your armchair – it’s really that easy!

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find your UK destination

Here at Darwin Escapes, we have eight beautiful resorts offering holiday home ownership. Whether you’re searching for a holiday home to escape to in Cornwall, a countryside retreat in Somerset or Norfolk, looking to enjoy the best of both worlds in Devon, or wanting to explore the stunning landscape of the North Wales coastline, our locations are the perfect places for a holiday home retreat.

All our destinations have a HUGE range of holiday homes for sale in the UK, from glorious static caravans to beautiful lodges. Your personal sales advisor will be able to help you find your dream holiday home.

There has never been a better time to book a personalised virtual tour, take full advantage of relaxing in your living room while searching for your home from home.

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