What Do I Need To Think About When Buying A Holiday Home?

Posted: 1st July, 2016

Buying a holiday home is an incredibly exciting time in your life, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure the whole process runs smoothly.

From organising your finances to making sure you find the perfect home, there are lots to things to think about during this time, so we’ve put together a guide to assist with any holiday home buyer’s journey!

Be sure to give it a quick read before investing in a holiday home property.


1. Do I Have The Finances to do this?

There’s no point in buying a holiday home if you don’t have the financial stability to support it.

Most of our homeowners buy outright, but you need to decide whether this would affect your current financial status and what it could mean for your future.

For example, if you know there might be a big expenditure in the coming years either hold off, or make sure you have enough money to one side to support yourself should you need it.

You want to enjoy your holiday home without having to worry about your finances, we’re sure!


2. Where Do I Want To Buy?


There are plenty of places to buy a holiday home, but you need to make sure you find the right one for you. Here at Silver Bay, we’re all about families, and we love it when people of all ages come together for an amazing week.

If you’re looking for a child-free holiday home, then perhaps something else may be better suited to you.

The best thing to do is make sure you do all of your research. It can be overwhelming because there is a lot of choice. But the important thing to remember is that you have a fantastic and fun decision ahead.


3. How Much Room Do I Need?

Holiday properties come in all sizes, and you need to make sure that you have the right amount of space for you and those you plan to share the holiday home with.

Here at Silver Bay, we make sure we have enough room for all the family, but if there’s just two of you then perhaps an apartment may be more suited to your needs?

Make sure you go and view anything before committing to anything on paper.


4. Think Of The Future

When you’re buying a holiday home you’re probably looking for a space which you can visit time and time again. That’s why it’s so important to think about the future of your family when you’re buying.

What may seem like the ideal property now might not be in five years, so you need a holiday home that can grow with your family too.


5.  What Is It That I Really Want?

The Wessex Luxury Holiday Lodge at Silver Bay - Dining, Lounge and Kitchen

Are you after an escape you can drive to on a Friday evening after work for the weekend? Or would you rather a destination that requires you to plan in advance for a flight, such as a holiday home in Spain.

The choice is yours, but don’t be fooled into thinking you need to leave the country for a glorious ocean and sandy beaches – we have these right on our doorstep at Silver Bay.


6. Is There Enough Entertainment For The Kids?

If you’re buying as a family then you need to debate how your children will feel about your chosen holiday property.

Here at Silver Bay we provide plenty of fun kid’s activities throughout the school holidays so your little ones will never be bored.

Other holiday homes may not come with things like this, so be sure to explore all options and find the perfect one that will leave all your family smiling.


7. What Amenities Would I Like?

Some holiday parks might have a pool and leisure centre, but others might not. Some holiday homes may be surrounded by lovely forests, and some may be on the coast.

It’s up to you to decide what you need and what kind of things you want on sight. Here at Silver Bay, we have a beachboat park, spa and leisure centre, swimming pool, a bar and bistro and tennis courts. Some sites, however, may not.

Make sure you check out all the facilities as well as your holiday property to make sure you’re 100% happy. It’s important that you can see you and your family relaxing and having fun at your chosen holiday home destination!

If you like the sound of some of the above Silver Bay features, then be sure to get in touch today on 01407 860 111 or download our eBrochure. You can also explore our gorgeous holiday lodge options, full to the brim with luxury!