Our guide to ownership

If you are thinking about becoming a holiday caravan or lodge owner, there is a lot to consider before taking that step in to 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 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 caravan 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.

We’re always happy to welcome you to our parks, and you can arrange a visit with our team by calling James (Coastal parks) on 01262 676442 or 07984 204501 or Stuart (Country Parks) on 01347 810829 or 07943 593376.

STEP ONE

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

Questions to ask:

  • 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 caravan or lodge?

STEP TWO

How affordable are the running costs?

Questions to ask:

  • 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 THREE

Find a holiday caravan or lodge within your budget that suits your needs.

Questions to ask:

  • What do holiday caravans cost?
  • Do we have to buy a new caravan?
  • What stock is available?
  • Are there finance packages available?
  • What does the price include?

STEP FOUR

Find a location to suit you and the holiday caravan you have chosen.

Questions to ask:

  • 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 caravan or lodge ready to use?

Site fees

A question that comes up often with those interested in becoming an owner is about the site fees to pay per year on the parks. As each park has different site fees, and even varying prices within the same park, it’s best to discuss this with our sales team.

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What is included in the price?

To make things nice and simple, we show you a total price to buy the holiday caravan or lodge. Included within that price are the current season’s site fees, two gas bottles and a regulator – if required, steps to your holiday caravan with a handrail, siting and transport, your connections and gas safety test, and VAT.

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What other costs are there to think about?

Depending on the extras included in the model you are buying you may need to consider things such as an aerial, appliances, a drain down at the end of season, and caravan insurance. You may also want to consider adding decking to expand the living area too. All of these you can discuss with our sales advisors and they will point you in the right direction.

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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. Your first season’s site fees are included in the price we state.

Connections

This is the connecting of the caravan or lodge to the gas, electric and water supplies from the park to your unit.

Siting

This is the placement of your holiday caravan or lodge on your chosen pitch, plus the necessary work to ensure it is level and stable ready for you to move in.

The Anchorage

Is a luxury, owners-only development as part of Fir Tree Park. It is opposite the main park and is exclusive to owners.

If there is anything at all you aren’t sure about, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.

For advice on our coastal parks call James on 01262 676442 or 07984 204501 or for our country parks contact Stuart on 01347 810829 or 07943 593376.

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GoldPark Caravan Insurance 

At Flower of May Holiday Parks, caravan and lodge owners are required to have insurance and will be asked for evidence of insurance annually.

Insurance will cover your caravan and its contents and also your liability, as the owner, for injury to third parties or damage to third party property caused by your negligence, for example, failure to properly look after your home. This could include people using your home with your permission.

GoldPark are specialists in Caravan and Lodge Insurance and work in partnership with Flower of May to provide you with an easier and improved insurance experience.

With a friendly and experienced team, based in the UK, GoldPark can give you a quote in minutes by asking a few simple questions. Cover can be arranged immediately.

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