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Steps to Buying a Static Caravan

Our step by step guide has been created to help make your holiday home buying process as easy and straight forward as possible. 

  1. Choose a region

    Making the lifestyle change to incorporate a holiday home into your busy lives can be very daunting but equally enjoyable and exciting. At this stage it is very important to choose which region of the South West you would like to make your continued holiday destination. Think about how far you are prepared to travel and what key factors you are looking for in the area itself.

  2. Choose your park

    Once you have chosen your preferred region, you will need to consider what facilities you will require from your park. Are you looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful, a retreat from everyday life or somewhere that caters for families who are looking for fun and freedom? Surf Bay Leisure has a close relationship with all of the parks in our guide and can provide you with information on each parks facilities and availability. Armed with this knowledge we recommend that you make a shortlist of the parks that meet your requirements. We can then organise for you to visit these parks in person to decide which one suits you best.

  3. Choose your pitch

    Now you have chosen your ideal park, it’s time to decide where you want to site your caravan holiday home or lodge, visit each pitch to sample the surroundings and view that you will have. Confirm and discuss the following:


    • Site rental/annual costs such as Insurance, Winterisation services
    • Pitch size restrictions
    • Caravan specification restrictions
    • License Agreement & site rules
    • Park opening times & facilities
    • Subletting & selling 
    • Bring-on charges levied by parks are also excluded
  4. Choose your holiday home

    This is the most enjoyable part of the process! Now you have spoken to your chosen park and have all your pitch and holiday park information, you can go ahead and choose your own holiday home. All of our staff are fully trained and conversant with the holiday home buying process. We recognise that this is an important investment and decision for anyone to make and that’s why we offer impartial advice and guidance to ensure that you find the perfect holiday home. At this stage there are a number of questions to bear in mind:


    • Who will be using the holiday home?

    • What size will you need?

    • How many bedrooms will you require?

    • Are there any essential features that you will require such as an en-suite bathroom, free standing furniture, double glazing or central heating?

    • Where do the windows need to be for you to take advantage of that fantastic view?

    With all of these things in mind, the next thing to do is come and visit us at one of our three Sales Centres in Devon, Dorset or Somerset and let us help you find your dream holiday home.

  5. Place your order

    Now that you have found your park and chosen your perfect holiday home, you will need to discuss a total price (including siting, connection & delivery) with the park owner who can then place your order! All payments for your order will be made direct to the park who will also arrange delivery, siting & connection for you. Payment options are available3T’s Leisure Ltd trading as Surf Bay Leisure is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 688925) as a credit broker not a lender.



  6. Enjoy your holiday home!

    That’s it! Your fully furnished holiday home will be ready for you to move into so you’re able to escape from it all, to a place you love for many years to come.