Dining on the decking

Busting the Myths Around Holiday Home Ownership in the UK

Thinking about buying a holiday home? Holiday home ownership provides you with the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of life whenever you fancy getting away, plus you can take advantage of a host of other excellent benefits too. However, there are plenty of misconceptions when it comes to holiday home ownership in the UK, so in our latest blog, we have chosen to bust some of these myths.

Myth Number One – Holiday Homes Are Just For The Summer

All our holiday homes can be used throughout the year at Stratford Parks and Wixford Grange, aside from January and February when these parks close for essential maintenance works. Outside of this, holiday home owners at these parks can enjoy their property whenever they wish, admiring the beautiful change in seasons, spending a long weekend away with loved ones or taking extended holidays to make memories with family and friends.

At Firefly Fields in Norton, we offer a 12-month Holiday Home Season, meaning the holiday home can be enjoyed throughout the entire year.

Holiday Home Ownership at Stratford Parks

Myth Number Two – Holiday Homes Are Cold

This is incorrect. Holiday homes have double glazing, central heating and a fireplace to keep you cosy and warm during the cooler months. During the Summer months, you can have the peace of mind that you can stay cool, with many holiday homes often having patio doors to open up onto the decking and plenty of outside openings to let the fresh air in.

Omar Regency Lounge

Myth Number Three – Holiday Homes Are 'Just Caravans’

Many have the idea that there is nothing luxurious about holiday home ownership in the UK, assuming that they are small, cramped and old-fashioned. Again, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Our selection of holiday homes include lodges and caravans which are often more luxurious than some modern apartments. Each home is spacious with modern and stylish interiors throughout, from king size beds to walk-in wardrobes, kitchen islands and integrated sound systems, every last detail has been thoughtfully considered. In addition, our luxury holiday homes and twin lodges are often built to residential specification which means they are literally a home from home – a far cry from ‘just a caravan’!


Omar Vision Holiday Home
Omar Vision Holiday Home
Omar Vision Holiday Home

Myth Number Four – Holiday Homes Are Only For Older Generations

Holiday home ownership in the UK is simply perfect for both young families and multi-generational groups, each able to take advantage of being able to holiday when they choose. With 2- and 3-bedroom options available, there is always plenty of room for everyone plus, holiday home owners at Stratford Parks benefit from the excellent onsite facilities and seasonal events which cater for the whole family too.

Riverside Venue at Stratford Parks

Myth Number Five – There Are Hidden Costs

At Avon Estates, we pride ourselves on being 100% transparent with all costs involved from the outset. These are clearly set out on our dedicated web pages for our various Holiday Home Parks, Wixford Grange near Alcester, Firefly Fields in Norton and Stratford Parks, just a mile from world-famous Stratford-upon-Avon.

Wessex Classic Holiday Home

Myth Number Six – They Are Not Affordable For Everyone

Holiday home ownership in the UK comes in all shapes and sizes, with our pre-loved holiday homes starting from just £59,983. Talk to our team about our selection of holiday homes as well as our tailored funding packages offered via multiple partners, all there to help make your holiday home ownership dream come true.

Holiday Home

Myth Number Seven – Dogs Are Not Welcome In Holiday Homes

We understand that your four-legged friends are members of the family and that’s why all our holiday homes are pet-friendly. At our flagship park Stratford Parks, we even have a dedicated dog-walking field and impressive dog-friendly bar on-site at the Riverside Venue, meaning your pooch can enjoy holidays with you too.

Dog-Friendly Holiday Home
Dog Friendly at Stratford Parks
Bird's Eye View of the Riverside Venue

Myth Number Eight – Holiday Home Parks Are Noisy and Busy

No two holiday parks are the same and whilst some can be like this, our parks are not. We offer small, friendly sites in idyllic locations with the likes of Wixford Grange and Firefly Fields, but for a slightly bigger park in a country retreat with more of a buzz, there is Stratford Parks, where families can immerse themselves in our events during the high season if they wish or simply unwind in their own space.

River Avon at Stratford Parks

If you have any questions about holiday home ownership in the UK, give our friendly team a call on 01789 299492. You can even book a visit to tour our holiday home parks in the heart of the UK and discover our fantastic range of onsite facilities whilst experiencing our holiday homes first hand.

You can find out more about holiday home ownership at our flagship park, Stratford Parks here or, if you’re ready, book your park tour here.


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