Caravan or a lodge: Which is right for you?

When looking into purchasing your very own holiday home, whether for personal use or to rent out to holidaymakers looking to escape the mundane nine to five, there are a few things to consider before signing on the dotted line – such as location and holiday home type, as well as affordability.

Luckily for you, we’ve gathered up some information which could get you well on your way to deciding if Away Resorts static caravans for sale, or their lodges, are the right option when it comes to deciding what’s best for yourself, your budget and your future holiday plans.

With this being said, let’s explore the options at hand.

Read on, to find out more.

What’s the difference between a caravan and a lodge?

The main difference between a caravan and a lodge is size. Lodges can be up to two times bigger than a static caravan – perfect for those with a larger family looking to purchase a holiday home.

Another difference is insulation. With a lodge often needing to meet residential standards, they’re made with higher grade insulation than what you’d find in a static caravan, making a lodge a great holiday option for the colder, wetter months of the year.

Why a static caravan makes a good holiday home

Caravans today are beautifully designed and cleverly built to maximise every inch of space, making static caravan holidays feel like you’re embarking on an adventure of exploration. Static caravans are easy to maintain and available in a wide range of designs, layouts and sizes. This makes it easier to choose a holiday home that completely suits your style and needs, as well as allowing you the opportunity to make your home away from home as luxurious or as minimal as you’d like.

Why a holiday lodge makes a good holiday home

One benefit holiday lodges have is their increased space – open plan living quarters, luxury interiors, and all the mod cons you would need for your time away. Plus, as mentioned before, lodges are built with superior insulation in the floors, walls and roof – perfect for holidays whatever the weather, all year round.

If this wasn’t enough, holiday lodges tend to have more outdoor space than that of a caravan, by having their own balconies, verandas and patio areas. Having this extra space outside within your lodge boundaries, opens up the opportunities for outdoor dining and cooking on the barbecue, as well as giving the kids more room to run around, play and explore.

Why location is everything when it comes to holiday homes

Location is everything, especially when purchasing your holiday home. To enjoy your surroundings, and even spark joy just at the thought of visiting your holiday home for the weekend, you’re going to want the location to reflect you, your needs and your passions.

If you or your family are outdoorsy – hiking, long walks, etc. – looking into rural countryside locations might be the best option for you, such as the Peak District, Wales, or even Scotland. However, if you’re more of a water sports and sand between your toes kind of person, a location near a beach, such as Cornwall, Devon or even Skegness, might be more suitable. Everyone is different, so choose what’s best for you.

Another thing to consider about the location is accessibility – will you be able to get there within a few hours or does it require a long journey? The closer the location is, the more often you may tend to visit. So bare in mind the travelling distance and journey.

So, which is best suited for you – a caravan or lodge? Countryside or seaside? The choice is yours!

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