Purchasing your first home away from home is a HUGE decision and with so many options available, sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. Here’s our guide to help you make the right choice for you and your family.
Purchasing your first home away from home is a HUGE decision and with so many options available, sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start.
Here’s our guide to help you make the right choice for you and your family.
Opting to buy a preloved static over a brand new one has many benefits, but firstly, it’s important to be sure who your van will be used by – is it an investment/ holiday let? Is it for a weekend getaway for yourself? Is it for a family with children (do they need separate rooms?) Or is it for a romantic escape for a couple?
One of the key benefits of purchasing a preloved caravan is the money you could save (potentially thousands) that could be put into the pot to spend whilst enjoying your time in the caravan. For example days out (of which there are LOTS to choose from close to Harlyn Sands, just check out our previous blogs for some ideas https://www.harlynsands.co.uk/our-park/news/top-5-places-to-visit-in-cornwall/ ), you could also invest in new furnishings and upgrades too, such as central heating for your van (ideal for those chillier Cornish evenings, or to warm up after a day in the surf).
Though it’s not always necessary to upgrade the specification of a preloved caravan, quite often it is in fact possible to get “more for your money”, with a higher quality finish and furnishings than your budget might allow when buying brand new.
If you’re looking to rent out your van, it’s important to consider the target market and their needs. For example, at Harlyn Sands, we are incredibly family friendly and offer lots for children to do including our Kids Club, splash pool and fun park (children also have right of way on all roads through the park for their safety!). With this in mind, many of our guests are those with families, so vans with twin rooms are a massive plus. Here at Harlyn we offer a Seashell Letting Facility where we take the hassle out of letting out your van, so your holiday home remains a place to relax when you come to stay (terms and conditions apply).
Other things to consider when buying a preloved caravan:
How old is the caravan?
What did the previous owners use the van for?
Think about the wear and tear of a van that has been used year round compared to that of a van used occasionally at weekends.
What repairs have been completed if any?
Service history of any appliances. Just like you would at home, gas appliances must be checked annually for safety.
Pitch sizes – can your chosen van fit on our available pitches?
Park fees – if you buy a preloved van from us, your 2021 pitch fees are included.
Maintenance and servicing costs
Insurance – must be fit for purpose.
We have new and preloved vans available from as little as £12,995 including park fees for 2021, so contact us today and let us help you make the best decision, so you can stress less and relax more here in beautiful North Cornwall.
Please call 01841 520720 or e-mail email@example.com and one of the team will get back to you with further information or to organise a viewing.
You can view a selection of our available vans here https://www.harlynsands.co.uk/caravans-for-sale/