Coastal Comfort: Tips for Buying a Static Caravan in Skegness

Monday 13th May 2024 |Blue Anchor Leisure

Static caravans are top choices for holiday homes in the UK due to their affordability and stunning natural surroundings. Many people are drawn to the peaceful and simple lifestyle they offer. But how exactly can you invest in a static caravan in Skegness and what should you keep in mind when purchasing one?

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Exploring Static Caravans for Sale in Skegness

1.) Select a Region

Skegness, a charming seaside resort on the East coast, has long been a favoured destination for holidaymakers owing to its natural beauty and numerous seafront attractions, from the historic Skegness Pier to Natureland Seal Sanctuary, amusement arcades, and Botton’s fairground. 

Skegness could be the perfect holiday home destination for you, depending on where you live and your means of transport. Whether you're willing to take a train or drive a long distance to your static caravan, or you prefer to be much closer to escape there at a moment’s notice, deciding on how far you are prepared to travel to your static caravan is the first step to exploring caravans for sale.

2.) Set a Realistic Budget

Knowing your budget sets parameters while you’re browsing for static caravans for sale in Skegness. Beyond the initial purchase of your caravan, there are other expenses to factor into your budget including site fees, caravan maintenance and repairs, utilities and insurance. If you’re on a tight budget, our staff are happy to help you secure a loan or financing plan.

3.) Decide Between New and Pre-Owned

Our Skegness Caravans range widely in price, depending on whether they are new or pre-owned. Buying a used caravan will of course be cheaper and will also give you more scope in terms of make, model, age, style, and layout. If you want the latest features in your static caravan such as double glazing or central heating, you might prefer the newer models. However, many of the used caravans also have these features. 

4.) Choose a Size and Layout

Consider how much space you will need in your static caravan. This will depend on family size and the frequency of visitors. Many people choose to share their holiday home with family and friends, requiring a larger static caravan than they might have initially anticipated. Assess the number of bedrooms and also the size of the kitchen and dining area to avoid any discomfort. After all, your static caravan is where you’ll be spending most of your time, so it should not feel too cramped. 

5.) Consider Essential Features

Number one on your list of essential features could be a modern kitchen, a spacious living area, or perhaps other amenities such as on-site laundry facilities. Write down a list of what you and your family feel is essential so that you don’t feel that you’re compromising too much on comfort. 

6.) Find the Right Park

Onsite facilities vary greatly between our Skegness caravan parks. Once you’re set on which facilities are most important to you, explore the options for leisure and community spaces. These will often determine the atmosphere of the park and whether it's noisy or calm. Your location preferences may also influence your decision. Our parks are situated in numerous locations across Skegness, from the heart of the town itself to the quaint village of Chapel St. Leonards, the beautiful natural surroundings of Winthorpe and Ingoldmells, the seaside town of Mablethorpe and even as far as South Yorkshire. 

7.) Check Park Rules

Before finalising your decision, it’s important to carefully read the park rules regarding curfews, whether the park allows pets, subletting regulations, and any restrictions on modifications to your site. Knowing these rules in advance can prevent any unpleasant surprises and help ensure that the park’s environment aligns with your lifestyle needs. Checking these rules can also give you insight into the community's standard of living and whether it's the right fit for your family.

8.) Book a Site Viewing

Always visit the park in person to ensure it meets your expectations. Get in touch with us on 01754 897 897 to arrange an exclusive tour of the park with our ownership advisors who can answer any specific questions you may have about the park and the lifestyle it offers. During the visit, take the opportunity to inspect the facilities, observe the upkeep of the park, and assess the general atmosphere. Talk to some current residents if possible, as they can provide invaluable insights into the pros and cons of living there. 

With these tips, you're well on your way to finding the perfect static caravan in Skegness and enjoying all that this beautiful coastal region has to offer.

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