Leisure home living is something that many are considering when they retire these days. Holiday parks create a peaceful environment in which to live and they provide a community lifestyle. Mainly occupied by the over 50’s, the luxury holiday lodges at our Thriftwood Country Park site are hugely popular amongst people looking to enjoy life to the fullest and embrace a carefree way of living after many years of working. 


When you’re wanting to purchase a holiday lodge, there is understandably a lot to think about and you will need to ensure that you’re choosing the right holiday park and the perfect lodge for your individual requirements and preferences. To help you ensure that you’re opting for the very best lodges available, below we have listed some of the most important things to look out for when you’re purchasing a lodge. 


Secluded location on a holiday park 


It is always important to take into consideration the holiday park itself when you’re choosing a holiday lodge. Ideally, you should look for a lodge that is in a secluded area, away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park. If you want to be able to relax in your own haven of peace and tranquillity, you don’t want to be located on top of other park users. 


You also want to ensure that you have your own private driveway/parking space next to your lodge, preventing any hassle when arriving on-site. Similarly, it’s beneficial to enquire about where any visitors you have are allowed to park. 


Spacious and well-designed interiors 


Commonly, holiday lodges come fully furnished and it is important to look for somewhere that feels like home to you. Whether you like minimalistic and luxurious styling or you prefer more of a classic and country feel, always take this into consideration when purchasing a lodge. After all, this is your space, your vision and your pride and joy. 


Luxury holiday lodges come in all shapes and sizes as well, and you want to look for somewhere that is spacious enough to accommodate your entertaining needs. If you’re going to have family and friends staying with you, having a spare bedroom is important and you may want to look for an open plan living area, ensuring there is plenty of space for everyone. 


A range of on-site activities 


Whether you’re going to be living in your luxury lodge all year round or you’re going to use it as more of a holiday home, it is worthwhile looking for a holiday park with lots of on-site activities to enjoy. Whilst you will have your own fully equipped kitchen and bathroom in your lodge, preventing the need for on-site facilities, you may still want some entertainment. 


Finding a holiday lodge that is located on a leisure park that offers things such as a; clubhouse, licensed bar, games room, swimming pool and children’s play park is beneficial. With all of these things on-site, you will never get bored. 


Upfront and ongoing costs 


Although lots of holiday lodges are very luxurious, they are still extremely affordable and you can easily purchase somewhere that is within your budget. Looking for a lodge with transparent upfront and ongoing costs is really important though and it will help to prevent any nasty surprises in this regard. 


Commonly, you will need to pay a site fee each year for your holiday lodge and this is usually inclusive of your water fees. However, you often have to pay for things like gas and electricity separately, and it can be useful to get an estimated price for this if possible. 


Trying to find lodges for sale in Kent?


If you’re interested in purchasing a lodge, hopefully, the information above will be beneficial. Now you know what to look out for when you’re browsing different holiday lodges, you can ensure that you’re making the right choice for you and your needs. Should you be trying to find lodges for sale in Kent, don’t hesitate to contact us at Sellers Leisure today. We can help make your luxury lodges dreams the reality you have always wanted, worked hard for and now deserve. With a brilliant selection of high-spec lodges to choose from, you can trust that we will have the perfect holiday home for you at Thriftwood Country Park.