Inside £500,000 luxury caravan boasting rooftop deck – is it worth the price?


Inside £500,000 luxury caravan boasting rooftop deck – is it worth the price?

Camping and caravan holidays are already seeing a huge increase in interest ahead of the summer months, according to industry insiders. Already, UK

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Camping and caravan holidays are already seeing a huge increase in interest ahead of the summer months, according to industry insiders. Already, UK staycation provider Park Holidays says it has seen a “real-time growth in demand”.

However, they come with a sizeable price tag with some of the most opulent costing as much as £500,000.

So what exactly can holidaymakers expect from one of these high-end caravans, and are they worth the investment?

Park Holidays gave an exclusive look inside two of their most popular luxury static caravan offerings, which they describe as “lodges”, currently available for purchase.

Geoff Barnes, marketing director for Park Holidays said: “Luxury caravans and lodges are a great choice for a holiday because they really are a home-from-home.

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“You’ve got all the facilities you could possibly want in your caravan or lodge; fully integrated kitchens, cosy bedrooms, big TVs, central heating, superfast internet and so on.

“Luxury lodges also come with private sun decks, separate en-suite bathrooms complete with toiletries and towels and adjacent parking as standard.

“Whether you choose a caravan or a luxury lodge, you’ll still have full access to fantastic onsite facilities like our swimming pools, restaurants and entertainment too.

“All holiday homes enjoy a minimum 5-meter distance from neighbouring accommodating so it feels very private. A luxury lodge will offer more spacious accommodation and is ideal for use in all seasons.”

Their most expensive holiday homes, dubbed “Prestige Plantation Lodges”, can sometimes exceed the £500,000 price tag, but offers a “bespoke designed luxury” residence.

Situated on the front row of Sandhills Holiday Park in Christchurch, these static caravans look out onto impressive vistas of the Dorset coastline.

Each of these static caravans features a choice of two or three “spacious bedrooms” which can include deluxe features such as “walk-through wardrobes, dressing areas and en-suite facilities”.

Exact features can be picked specifically by the customer to ensure their holiday home meets all of their needs.

Holidaymakers can relax in an open plan lounge, whip up delicious meals in the state-of-the-art kitchen and then sit down with the family for dinner in the dining area.

The features don’t end inside the holiday home, however, with bifold patio doors leading owners out onto a private sundeck.

Furthermore, some models can also feature a roof top decking area promising “unique views”.

Other modern features include radiator central heating, double glazing, added insulation, USB charging points, vaulted ceilings, piped gas system, and a pitched tile roof.

Luckily, if the £500,000 price tag seems a little out of reach, Park Holidays also offers a lower-cost lodge known as the “Delta Lakeside”.

Coming in at £99,995, these new upscale lodges features a choice of two or three bedrooms, complete with walk-in wardrobes and ensuite facilities.

The open-plan “contemporary” living space comes complete with “free-standing stylish sofas and ample space between the dining area and kitchen, with modern appliances from cooker to dishwasher”.

Much like the more Prestige Plantation Lodges, the Delta Lakeside static caravans also feature patio doors to provide a seamless living space between indoor and outdoor.

On sunnier days, guests can also make use of a private outdoor decking space.

All models include central heating and double glazing as standard.

Though buying a holiday home does come at a cost, Mr Barnes points out they can be used throughout the year.

“A luxury lodge also offers more home comforts, space and luxury than a traditional caravan and our owners enjoy the freedom of a home-from-home lifestyle in beautiful coastal and countryside locations,” he said.

“Most of our parks offer 50-week seasons too (in a ‘normal’ year), giving flexibility to enjoy a holiday home throughout the year.

“Plus, at most of our parks owners can visit as often as they like for as long as they like during the season, so last-minute holidays are no problem!”