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"Free" Static Caravan @ Park Holidays (Site Charges+Connection Fee Applies)

AndyToysAndyToys

For anyone interested in buying a holiday home, I found this on the Park website:

"WE HAVE A FEW CARAVANS TO GIVE AWAY AT SELECTED PARKS - LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

We are keen to attract new customers to enjoy the caravan ownership lifestyle so we are giving away some caravans on a first come first served basis.

All you pay is the standard pitch fee and the connection cost charges - then you are ready to enjoy your holiday home!

We haven't gone completely mad - these are older smaller units - often 28' x 10' units around 15 years old. They are fully safety tested and ideal starter caravans for people who want to discover if they like the lifestyle, then perhaps upgrade to something more luxurious in the future.

As you would imagine - demand is likely to be high so please get on the phone to the park of your choice ASAP if you are interested.

The situation changes daily - but we aim to have such caravans available at the following parks -

Harts, Leysdown, Kent

New Beach, Dymchurch, Kent

Winchelsea Sands & Frenchmans Beach nr Rye East Sussex

Oaklands, St Osyth Beach & Seawick, nr Clacton, Essex

Steeple Bay, nr Maldon, Essex

GIVE THE PARK A CALL FOR MORE DETAILS -BUT BE QUICK OR YOU MAY MISS OUT!!"

I have listed this under deals as there is a connection fee and ongoing pitch fees so whilst the caravan is free you have to shell out money in order to take up the deal.

The offer applies to older caravans only but the deal may be useful for anyone on a budget that is looking for a basic holiday home.

Direct links:

http://www.parkholidaysuk.com/news/free-static-caravans-pay-only-pitch-fees-siting-costs.php

http://www.parkholidaysuk.com/caravansales/forsale/holiday_homes_for_sale_results.php

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    AndyToys
    For anyone interested, you can check out what the parks have to offer here:
    http://www.parkholidaysuk.com/
    Pokey
    An unusual deal but a good one. If we lived any where near these parks I'd be tempted to find out more.
    sme24185
    how much are the fees?
    Gitfinger
    'We haven't gone completely mad - these are older smaller units'


    For some reason I have started thinking about the Father Ted episode when they go on holiday.... :thinking:
    raefil
    Pitch fees

    These vary depending on location. Typically they range from around £1500 upwards and average around £2,500. Your pitch license agreement with us sets out the controls which limit future increases.
    Gakusei
    Gitfinger
    For some reason I have started thinking about the Father Ted episode when they go on holiday.... :thinking:


    Hide and seek in a caravan! - classic :-D
    jazid
    Looks like it will cost you £2,000 to £3,000 in annual fees to say the least. Sublets and limits on maximum number of weeks per year (to stop people living in them 365days/year) are also usually restricted from what I understand (unconfirmed).

    Perhaps a deal for some, but not most.

    Buying a Caravan Holiday Home is a big decision.
    It's important that you think about all the facts - work out your budget for buying and the annual running costs.

    We try and make buying as easy and affordable as possible. The sited price of your Caravan Holiday Home will normally include all siting and connection costs plus the first season's pitch fees and insurance charge. The exact details will be explained when you visit the holiday park of your choice.

    In future years there will be various charges, most of which you will be familiar with from household bills.

    Pitch fees

    These vary depending on location. Typically they range from around £1500 upwards and average around £2,500. Your pitch license agreement with us sets out the controls which limit future increases.

    Rates and Water costs

    We include rates and water costs in the pitch fees to make your charges as simple as possible - some Holiday Parks make a separate charge so if you are looking at several parks its an important issue to double check.

    Gas and Electricity Charges

    We invoice electricity based on individual meters for each Caravan Holiday Home - you will find usage charges are less than at home as we use our buying power and recharge at cost. Currently costs are around a third less per unit consumed than most people pay at home. Gas can be either cylinders or bulk LPG site - we monitor charges to ensure we offer good value for money plus a high level of service, but caravan owners are able to buy from wherever they like should they choose. Most owners budget around £300 a year for gas and electricity costs.

    Insurance

    Specialist Caravan Holiday Home insurance is important - each year we negotiate on your behalf so you can be offered the very best cover at affordable prices. Holiday Home owners are also free to buy suitable cover from other providers should they wish. Costs vary depending on the level of cover and are currently from £200 to £300 per year.

    For full details contact the park of your choice who will be pleased to explain the likely running costs for any particular Caravan Holiday Home.
    AndyToys
    It probably makes good business sense, in these credit-crunch times.
    Park could leave these vans empty and make no money on them, or give them away and have the site fees coming in on a regular basis.
    They'd also benefit from having the vans regularly occupied because the people staying there would be spending money on site, in the bar etc..etc.
    AndyToys
    sme24185;4889489
    how much are the fees?

    I believe a friend pays around £40-£60 a week, but it's not a "Park" site.

    She gets probably about half this back by sub-letting to friends and family; she could get more if she sub-let more often.

    Edit: Just read Jazid's post above, £2-£3K per year would be about right and fits in with what my friend pays for their van (~£50pw).
    Mascherano
    With the cost of foreign holidays being slightly more expensive for the next couple of years some people may be tempted to stay in Britain.
    I think this is madness as in the UK you pay though the nose for a disgusting and degrading experience in a dreary squalor-hole.
    Why not just pay a few extra quid and do what we always do- go abroad
    markvirgo
    Gitfinger
    For some reason I have started thinking about the Father Ted episode when they go on holiday.... :thinking:


    They are not small just far away. :-D
    deanos
    Mascherano
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    Why not just pay a few extra quid and do what we always do- go abroad


    Ok if you have the money , alot of people dont nowadays, and the exchange rate is crap.

    At least if people are having a holiday in the UK they are helping out our enonomy and supporting UK jobs.
    Mascherano
    deanos
    Ok if you have the money , alot of people dont nowadays, and the exchange rate is crap.

    At least if people are having a holiday in the UK they are helping out our enonomy and supporting UK jobs.

    I drove past a travel agent today Tenerife £120 quid, Ibiza £125, Turkey £140 etc etc. You couldnt stay in Blackpool for that sort of money
    deanos
    I bet you could stay in Blackpool for that money , wouldnt be very nice tho, last time i went on a stag do we got £7 B+B and the place was a dive LOL
    Gitfinger
    Mascherano
    I drove past a travel agent today Tenerife £120 quid, Ibiza £125, Turkey £140 etc etc. You couldnt stay in Blackpool for that sort of money


    I wouldn't stay in Blackpool if they were paying me that sort of money! :whistling:
    hudds town
    I'd love one near to Yorkshire but got forty quid left till payday on wednesday. :oops:
    mercurystar999
    £7 a night B&B!! I've been to some hell holes but that must of been minging!
    JBAUERBEATSJBOND
    Anyone watch the inbetweeners caravan club episode :)
    shadowdogg
    they would have to pay me to use a carvan tbh
    Al Fresco
    Chavtastic deal !

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