Brexit, current travel restrictions & reasons why now is the best time to invest in a UK holiday home

With international travel having been restricted since last March, interest in UK holidays has boomed.

Staycations are becoming more popular, many Brits are considering investing in a UK holiday home, with 77% saying they aspire to own one. The good news is that now is a fantastic time to buy, with all of summer ahead to enjoy a UK holiday home and international home ownership becoming more complicated due to Brexit and COVID travel restrictions.

To showcase why people of the UK should look at domestic holidays homes, as Park Leisure, with our 11 holiday home parks across the country, we’ve highlighted the key benefits and considerations that make buying in the UK a great choice right now.

1. You’ll be able to enjoy it all summer

The means of buying a caravan in the UK is fast and straightforward and you’ll be able to move into your holiday home in only seven days*.

At some holiday parks, including Park Leisure, you’re able to visit at your leisure all 12 months of the year. To make the most of your home throughout the year, consider purchasing in April as you can then visit your new holiday destination during all the bank holidays and through summer.

Owning a holiday home is a financial commitment, however owning one in the UK means you can take advantage of short notice trips and simply hop in the car for a weekend away, rather than needing flights and advance commitment to visit the same country every year.

2. New EU laws are limiting the amount of time you can holiday abroad

Purchasing a home in the UK means that you’ll be much more familiar with property ownership laws and any payments that will be required.

Other countries will often have different laws that you’ll need to be familiar with, in addition to potential hidden costs and fees that can make purchasing a home abroad much more challenging.

It’s also important to remember that Brexit may have an impact on purchasing a European property, and our relationship with the EU is likely to evolve over the coming years, meaning that it’s difficult to predict how foreign home ownership will work in the long term. There is also now a 90 day rule in the EU since Brexit that will hinder how long you’ll get to enjoy visiting your holiday home before you’ll need to apply for a full long-term immigration visa – with all the costs and hassle that entails.

3. You can get away quickly and hassle free

You can choose a holiday park that’s close enough to home to be able to pack up and get away from the hustle and bustle of life within a couple of hours, making spontaneous weekends away possible and stress free.

Taking a holiday will also be much cheaper, as you’ll only have to pay for fuel, rather than flights and car rental you’ll need when visiting an international holiday home.

Lisa Williams, our director of marketing and holiday sales here at Park Leisure, said: “With stunning destinations from Northumberland to Cornwall, Britain has everything you could want for a holiday, especially whilst international travel remains so uncertain. Owning a UK holiday home means that you can make the most of the beauty on your doorstep, whilst also taking advantage of the financial benefits of owning domestically, as well as the ease of travel. Those considering a UK holiday home now will be able to take advantage of some really competitive deals and have the whole of summer to make the most of it.”

For insider tips on buying a caravan or holiday home in the UK, visit Park Leisure.

About Park Leisure

Park Leisure is a leading UK provider of luxury holiday home accommodation, operating 11 holiday home parks across stunning country and coastal destinations throughout the UK. Holiday homes can be purchased at all of Park Leisure’s locations, while five holiday parks also offer short breaks and sublet opportunities.

Open 12 months of the year, Park Leisure prides itself on creating a warm, friendly environment that people love to visit year-on-year, with a family feel and a personal touch.

Park Leisure’s vision is to create amazing memories in their stunning parks, both for owners and holidaymakers, with exceptional customer service and award-winning facilities. They do this by offering holiday home ownership and short break holidays that suit a variety of tastes and budgets.


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