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buyer's guide

Whether you’re looking for a holiday home by the beach in North Wales or searching for a countryside escape in Somerset, we have wonderfully unique ownership destinations, which means we’re sure you’ll find your holiday-ever-after.

Buying a holiday home is an exciting process, but can seem daunting at first, so we’ve put together this buyer’s guide so you know exactly what to expect and how your ownership journey will start. Below we have information about how easy it is to buy a holiday home, from choosing your perfect holiday home or lodge to financing and annual running costs.

There are no hidden fees or costs when you’re buying a holiday home with Darwin Escapes, and if you would like to talk to one of our friendly team feel free to fill in the contact form at the bottom of the page, or give them a call on 0800 717 707.

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our five simple steps to ownership

Watch our quick video below for all the information on the steps of buying a holiday home – from choosing your plot to moving in!

what type of holiday home is for you?

What’s the difference between a holiday home, a static caravan, and a holiday lodge?

It’s all about the size.

  • a static caravan is usually around 28ft x 10ft
  • a holiday home is usually around 40ft x16ft
  • a holiday lodge is usually around 40ft x 20ft

average costs

Below we have some average costs of where each of our holiday homes starts from:

  • static caravans start from an average of £23,995
  • holiday homes start from an average of £125,000
  • holiday lodges start from an average of £129,995

Once you have bought your holiday home, there are also annual running costs to consider, which include site fees, water rates, and holiday home insurance. The below are average costs only and will vary depending on the resort, holiday home, and plot location, but they will give you a guide to the annual running costs of your holiday home every year.

  • our average site fees* are from £3,852 per year
  • average annual running costs are from £954 per year

If you’d like some more information about site fees, what they are, and what they cover, please read our site fees guide where you’ll find all the information you need.

site fees guide

financing your holiday home

finance optionsOne of the biggest questions we get is “how much does buying a holiday home cost?” And as you can imagine the answer is generally, it depends on what kind of holiday home you’re looking for.

We have a HUGE variety of holiday homes for sale, from starter static caravans to large, luxury holiday lodges. So whether you’re looking at dipping your toe into the holiday home lifestyle with a starter static, after cosy holiday home perfect for romantic weekends away or looking for a larger lodge for entertaining family and friends, you’re sure to find your dream home from home with us.

For more detail read our finance guide, here we break down all the average running costs, as well as our finance calculator if you would like to spread the cost of your holiday home into monthly repayments.

finance guide

the benefits of owning a holiday home

Owning a holiday home really does open up a whole new holiday lifestyle, being able to enjoy endless getaways with your family.

Imagine being able to jump in the car on a Friday afternoon and being on holiday in a couple of hours, well with a holiday home you can do just that. There really is no booking, no waiting or queuing, you can just get up and go!

With your own holiday home, you’ll also have all your home comforts waiting for you, as well as a friendly community where you’ll meet forever friends. Enjoy unlimited access to the facilities on-park, which quite often includes an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, children’s activities, and more.

Enjoy quality time with your loved ones and endless summer-long days on sandy beaches or create new festive traditions with your family with your own holiday home. All our resorts are also pet-friendly, so you can bring your best four-legged pal with you on every holiday away too!

It really is more than just a caravan, owning a holiday home is a wonderful lifestyle that’s just waiting for you.

  • access to facilities at the resort
  • holidays whenever you choose
  • local area to explore
  • quality family time
  • joining friendly community
  • your own personal escape

want to part-ex your tourer?

Whether you’re looking at part-exchanging your tourer caravan, houseboat or RV – we’re here to help! We can part-exchange most things and start you off on your static holiday home journey.

Please note, we don’t ‘onsite’ a caravan – which means we don’t sell our plots for you to bring a static caravan from another resort/company to us. You can still search through our current lists of holiday homes for sale and find your perfect match at one of our resorts.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our resorts in England and Wales are open. Please note, the opening times for all facilities and bistros/restaurants are subject to change throughout the 2022 season. All visitors and guests are asked to follow all government advice relating to Covid-19 whilst at our resorts.

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