Guide to owning a holiday home

If you are thinking about becoming a holiday home owner, there is a lot to consider before taking that step into a new lifestyle.

Understandably, there may be a question you’d like answering or you may be unsure about what something means.

As a family-owned business, we have over 40 years of experience in the holiday home industry and our friendly team are ready to help and answer any queries you may have. We pride ourselves on a laid back sales approach, and when you visit our parks, the time is led by you.

To help guide you through the key questions when deciding if a holiday home is right for you and your family, the 4-steps to ownership are a very helpful tool. We recommend visiting the park you are most interested in to get a feel for whether this is the right park for your family and help answer the questions below.

Step 1 - Decide if the holiday park is the right park for you and your family.

Step 1 - Decide if the holiday park is the right park for you and your family.

Is the journey ok?

Does the park have the right facilities for everybody in your family?

What does the local area have to offer?

How long is the park open each year?

Is the park accessible by all the family?

Can all the family and friends use the holiday home?

Step 2 - How affordable are the running costs?

Step 2 - How affordable are the running costs?

What are all the costs involved?

Can we sub-let to cover these costs?

When do we receive the bills?

Can we pay in instalments?

Do we only pay for what we use?

Step 3 - Find a holiday home within your budget that suits your needs.

Step 3 - Find a holiday home within your budget that suits your needs.

What do holiday homes cost?

Do we have to buy a new holiday home?

What holiday homes are available?

Are there finance packages available?

What does the price include?

Step 4 - Find a location to suit you and the holiday home you have chosen.

Step 4 - Find a location to suit you and the holiday home you have chosen.

How do we know what plots are available?

What are the different areas on the park?

Do the site fees vary on different areas of the park?

How long will it take to site and make our holiday home ready to use?

More information

Site fees

Site fees

These are fees which you pay for the upkeep of the park, which include maintenance, grounds keeping, street lighting, bin collections and more. They are paid once a year, before the season starts. A question that comes up often with those interested in a holiday home is about the site fees to pay per year on the parks. Our site fees change yearly, so please ask our team for more information.

What is included in the price?

What is included in the price?

To make things nice and simple, we show you a total price to buy the holiday home. Included within that price are the current season’s site fees, steps to your holiday home with a handrail, siting and transport, your connections and gas safety test, and VAT. Our price on Hillside View also includes a wrap-around decking and skirting

What other costs are there to think about?

What other costs are there to think about?

Depending on the extras included in the holiday home you are buying you may need to consider things such as an aerial for your holiday home, appliances, a drain down at the end of the season, and caravan insurance. All of these you can discuss with our sales advisors and they will point you in the right direction.

Insuring your holiday home

Insuring your holiday home

At Flower of May Holiday Parks, caravan holiday home owners are required to have insurance and will be asked for evidence of insurance annually. GoldPark are specialists in Caravan and Lodge Holiday Home Insurance and work in partnership with Flower of May to provide you with an easier and improved insurance experience. GoldPark also provides a 24/7 claims helpline and you can choose to pay monthly at no extra cost. For more information please telephone GoldPark on 0330 1312210

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