Ultra luxury lodges are often better equipped than normal homes
Long waits for airport security checks are also making UK holidays more attractive and the boom in luxury lodge holiday home parks suggests more of us are investing in them.
Made from resin-bonded timber that will easily last 40 years with free-standing baths and fully-fitted kitchens, ultra luxury lodges are often better equipped than normal homes.
Yet unlike bricks and mortar, lodges will depreciate in value over time.
Lodges represent a realistic and easier alternative to traditional bricks and mortar second home ownership
On the plus side, you can buy in places you might never be able to afford a holiday home.
“Lodges represent a realistic and easier alternative to traditional bricks and mortar second home ownership,” says Josh Donald, managing director of family-owned South West Holiday Parks.
“In Shaldon, south Devon – where we have our Coast View park – a house with sea views, parking, and access to leisure facilities costs well over £1million.
Ultra luxury lodges at South West Holiday Parks have contemporary, fully-fitted kitchens
“Owners also benefit from enhanced security and all of the tedious jobs, such as cutting the grass and taking the bins out, being undertaken by the park,” he adds.
South West Holiday Parks has three “five-star boutique parks”: Coast View in Shaldon, Juliots Well at Camelford, north Cornwall and Seaview International at Boswinger, south Cornwall, with static caravans and luxury lodges still for sale.
A new section at Coast View, called Lyme Bay Drive, has single lodges starting from £199,000 and 16ft twin lodges from £265,000, while at Juliots Well a new section called Rock Terrace is on sale off-plan with prices from £119,000 (0330 380 1020; southwestholidayparks.co.uk).