When they retire or semi-retire, lots of people will consider purchasing a holiday home and it goes without saying there are numerous benefits to having a second property you can enjoy whenever you want a break away. Holiday lodges, in particular, are a very popular choice for holiday homes and having your own luxury lodge will provide you with a home away from home that you can use however frequently you’d like throughout the year. 


There are a number of country parks here in the UK with holiday lodges available to purchase these days and choosing the right location for your new holiday home is really important. To help you narrow down your options and find the perfect county/town/city for your new holiday lodge, below we have put together a list of things that are important to consider when you’re deciding where to buy a luxury holiday lodge. 


How far you’re willing to travel


If you’re still working part-time but you’d like to use your holiday lodge every weekend or you plan on splitting your time between your house and your lodge, it is always beneficial to think about how far you’re willing to travel. The further away your holiday lodge is, the more time you will spend travelling when you’re visiting it and you may find that having somewhere closer to home is more beneficial. However, if you’re likely to spend months at a time in your lodge, you could consider a location that is further afield. 


What your hobbies and interests are


Whenever you visit your holiday lodge, in addition to relaxing and recharging, it is likely that you will want to fill your days with different activities. In order to ensure you’re not bored and struggling to find things to do, consider whether there are any interesting tourist attractions within walking or driving distance from a holiday park. You may find that some locations are better than others in this regard for you and your personal interests will influence where you should buy a holiday lodge.


Which part of the country you enjoy visiting 


Often, holiday lodges will either be located in the countryside or by the coast. So, whether you enjoy strolling through woodlands and cycling down tranquil country lanes or spending a day on the sand and participating in water sports will influence which location is best for your holiday lodge. If you have been on lots of holidays in the UK over the years, take into consideration which areas of the country you enjoyed visiting most too. You will be spending a lot of time in the county you choose, so it’s important to know you will enjoy yourself. 


How much you have to spend on a holiday lodge 


As you may expect, not all holiday lodges will be the same price. There are numerous factors that will influence how expensive a luxury lodge is, such as; the size of the lodge, the number of bedrooms it has and the facilities on-site at the holiday park. The location of the lodge will also play a huge role in how expensive it is, so you need to bear in mind your budget for this home away from home when you’re deciding where you’d like it to be located. 


Who will be visiting your lodge


Entertaining family and friends takes on a whole new meaning when you have your own holiday lodge and it is likely that you will invite your loved ones to stay with you from time to time. If this is the case, you may want to think about whether the location you choose will be suitable for group getaways. For example, if you have grandchildren, it is beneficial to ensure there are plenty of family attractions in the local area that you can visit together. 


Searching for Colchester lodges or Kent lodges?


Using the information above, you can ensure that you’re choosing the right location for your lodge and it is always worthwhile taking the time to get this right. If you’re interested in buying a lodge in Colchester or Kent, at Sellers Leisure we provide luxury holiday lodge ownership across the South-East and our country parks are the ideal location for your home away from home. We have an excellent reputation built on three decades of experience and our Colchester lodges and Kent lodges will exceed your expectations. Having a lodge in one of England’s most beautiful counties is undeniably advantageous and you will enjoy every holiday you have at a Sellers Leisure country park.