Static Caravan Site Fees for UK Holiday rentals

May 15, 2008

UK static caravan holiday site fees – A caravan haven site in the North east will cost you around £3600 per year! Not at that cheap is it?

No poll tax to pay but many other extras, electrical appliance tests yearly, charges also appear for rubbish collection, connection charges for the site fitting your gas refill bottle, you are not allowed to fit it yourself!

Draining the system down for winter costs more, filling it back up after winter costs more, frequent caravan wiring tests cost more.

Most parks are open 10 or 11 months a year, this may sound like a decent stretch but the amenities are certainly not open for this length of time.

Haven at Filey Yorkshire, all very nice, but it works out far too expensive.

Also bear in mind the possible resale value, do not take any notice of the site ‘bumf, be prepared to lose a fortune if you sell up you have to pay the site a hefty fee just to sell up, the yearly site rent is not transferable to the new owner, there are many other things to bear in mind.

In short £2000 for a small site up to £5000 for a site with lots of facilities. The fees include rates. The smaller sites open March to September larger ones open for 11 months of the year

If you can afford the outgoings you will enjoy it all.


11 Responses to “Static Caravan Site Fees for UK Holiday rentals”

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  2. pat turner on June 2nd, 2009 10:39 pm

    please can you tell me if you have to pay rates aswell as the site fee even if the site is only open for seven months

  3. admin on June 3rd, 2009 7:56 pm

    hi pat try to ring up the caravan site you are looking to visit…if you are going to the caravan site when it is open you probably will have to pay the rates with the fee unless the rates are included in the site fee.

  4. Pat Field on August 28th, 2010 11:13 pm

    Indeed! the advertising for buying your own holiday home almost defies belief for leaving out the facts! Own your own for as little as 26.00 a week ? What about the site fees (at least another 200 a month). Plus all the other costs mentioned in previous posts. I have just worked out that I could take five holidays a year for the equivalent of a year’s site fees without the rest of the hassle….why would anyone do it???

  5. Rick on March 16th, 2011 10:37 pm

    The only way you could possibly make buying a static caravan worth your while is if it is your only home and you can find cheap digs for the 2 months of the year you are kicked out for otherwise forget it. The site fees are colossal, the depreciation on your purchase is about 75% in the first year and the maintenance works out more than a house. In my opinion a massive waste of money. Stick to renting one when you fancy a break or holiday but do it privately and not through the site agents. the site owners pockets are already lined enough. Pat, your absolutely right “why would anyone do it???”

  6. John on May 17th, 2011 6:59 pm

    HAVEN. DEVON CLIFFS. It is massively expensive to own your own caravan. I was not told how expensive it would be when I bought mine. I paid £27,000 for it 2 years ago, but Haven now value it at £15,000, despite advertising an identical model for £31,500. I pay £5,500 pa site fees, £500 rates £250 insurances £70 gas certificate £200 open and closing charges, and various other costs. If you want to sell, you have to sell to Haven at a fraction of what you paid, or if you sell privately, you have to give them a percentage of the sale, they have to interview the purchasers, and they put their rent up by another £500 pa for not buying a Haven Caravan. DON’T BUY ONE!!!

  7. frank makison on May 29th, 2011 9:32 am

    i was toying with the idea of a site caravan, but having looked into it,just doesn`t make economical sense! there`s no way the average family can afford it! i`ii stick to going abroad thank you very much.

  8. Norton on June 4th, 2011 8:24 am

    Glad I found this site. Saw a one year old caravan at Haven Pwllheli for sale for only £21k. Couldn’t find any info on the fees but as it’s on one of the best plots now expect to find it’s £4 or £5kpa and that’s why the owner is selling. A very expensive holiday option unless you can get there regularly.

  9. charles beecham on August 2nd, 2011 10:56 am

    waste of money, if the site or area deteriorates your stuck with it. buy a motor home, depreciation is the same running cost are less and you can go to somewhere different every time you use it. Alternatively take out a second mortgage and buy a flat in a different location than your home . you can rent it toout as holiday,maintainence is low and it will increase in value over time. the outgoings will not be anyworse than a tin tent it wont blow away or get submerged in sea water and you wont ahave to scrap it after 10-15 years

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  11. Stephen Else on January 6th, 2016 4:06 pm

    I bought a cheap static home on White Cliffs Caravan Park ( Capel le Ferne, Kent – inbetween Folkestone and Dover) last August. I only paid £5000 for it and its solid, dry and very nice inside and out and situated in a paddock with 5 other static homes well spaced apart. Its easy to heat. The site has an over 50′s policy. Its very quiet. There is a but stop outside the park and the buses run to Dover/Folkestone every 20 mins. The site fees are £3,200 per year and that is inclusive of rates, water and sewerage charges. The site is open 11 months of the year. Closed 1st January to 1st February each year. 47kg gas bottles are only charged at £59. Its a lovely site with beautiful views and many walks and historical places. Depreciation of Static Home value really applies to more expensive models. I looked at several sites before deciding on this one.

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