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things to think about when buying a holiday home

  • ownership
October 23, 2020

Buying a holiday home is one of the most exciting things you can do! Finding that perfect escape for you and your family, knowing that you’ll get to holiday whenever you choose and as often you want to, what could be better?

There are a few things to think about when buying a holiday home in the UK, from the location to the cost, so we thought we would put them all in one place and create a handy checklist for you.

the location

man and woman relaxing on the beach in red and white striped chairs during the sunset

This is probably the most important thing to settle on, where in the UK is your perfect holiday break? How far do you want to travel from your home? Are you looking for a holiday home by the beach or a countryside escape?

Finding the right destination for you is key, making sure the local area has everything you want to explore and can discover. Sandy beaches to unwind on or glorious mountains for adventure seekers to scale, the UK is filled with exciting landscapes waiting for you.

the resort

When it comes to choosing a resort that’s right for you, there are lots of things to think about and making sure it’s right for you. We’ve got the key ones below.

How long is the season? Can you holiday whenever you choose, or is there a limit to a number of weeks per year? What facilities are there for you to enjoy on your holiday breaks? Is it pet friendly if you have a pooch to come too? Are you looking for a family friendly destination or a peaceful escape to explore together?


Exterior shot of a lodge for sale at Talacre Beachthe holiday home

Finding your perfect holiday home is so exciting, one of the most important things to consider is does it give you the warm fuzzy feels? Similar to finding your permanent address, you’ll ‘just know’ when it’s the right home from home for you. We have a huge range of holiday homes for sale in the UK for you to choose from.

Do you know if you would like a static caravan or a larger lodge? What are the absolute essential requirements the holiday home needs? For example, do you need two or three bedrooms? Do you need more room for friends and family to come and stay with you? Do you want a decking so you can sit outside? And of course, what’s your budget? This is the really big one, but with our affordable finance options, your dream holiday home here at Darwin Escapes is much easier than you think!

the cost

Once you’ve ticked off the rest of the checklist and you’ve found your holiday home, our advisors will help you work out the running costs of owning your own holiday home. Including site fees, insurance, electric and gas.

Then all that’s left to do is to enjoy endless holidays for you, your family and friends! Escape to your personal getaway whenever you choose, with no booking and waiting around, just pick up and go! Find out about our ownership resorts here and start finding your home from home with Darwin Escapes.

Your dream holiday home will tick all your boxes that you want for your private getaway, take this list with you and make sure you find your holiday-ever-after!

Our dedicated team are on hand to answer any questions you have and to help you start your ownership journey, give them a call on 0800 717 707 or talk to an advisor via our live chat service!


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