We know you probably have a number of questions about buying a holiday home at Hoburne and to help we have compiled a list of the most popular questions we get asked. If you have any questions that are not covered here then please call the Ownership team on 01425 282 367 or email email@example.com.
Hoburne Holiday Parks have a wide range of both new and pre-owned holiday homes “for sale". Brand new holiday homes generally start from £36,995 while our pre-owned holiday homes can start from as little as £19,995. This is, of course, dependent on what stock is available at any given time.
To find out more about availability at your chosen park please contact us.
As with owning your own car or home, there are some associated running costs to pay for your holiday home. Details can be found below:
Pitch fees vary from park to park and are charged yearly. Specific pricing can be acquired by speaking to the sales team at your park of choice. The purchase price of your holiday home usually includes the pitch fees for the rest of the current year. Payment of pitch fees can be spread over 10 months through our Premium Credit Limited Payment Plan. There is a charge of 5% for this service.
Electricity is charged separately to pitch fees. The cost per year will vary depending on how much the holiday home is used. We re-sell electricity to owners at the price we pay for it. We do not charge for meter readings.
Non-domestic business rates are charged per holiday home and are billed separately to pitch fees. Since 2012 these have been subject to VAT.
Water and sewerage
Water and sewerage charges are charged separately to pitch fees. Since 2012, VAT has also been included in the cost.
Our parks also offer a number of services including winterisation, cleaning and servicing of your holiday home. These services can be booked through reception and are all charged services. Prices vary per service.
We currently offer finance through Black Horse Finance. We work closely with them to ensure that we are offering our customers the best finance deal for their holiday home. There are minimum deposit criteria in place for all holiday home purchases that use finance towards the funding of the purchase. This may vary depending on the value of the holiday home. All finance is offered subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.
Yes. You do need to ensure that your holiday home is comprehensively insured and the policy has adequate liability cover, particularly if you intend to let out your holiday home.
Our recommended insurer, Lesiuredays, specialise in static caravan, holiday lodge and chalet insurance. 12 months standard insurance cover is included with all holiday home purchases.
Owners may select an alternative insurer providing it meets all of our minimum requirements including at least £5,000,000 public liability cover. You will be required to present a copy of your insurance certificate annually for the park to keep on file.
All new holiday homes are covered by a 12-month manufacturer's warranty. The details of the warranty can vary between manufacturers, so please ask for further information.
We guarantee to repair or replace any electrical appliance supplied in any pre-owned holiday home for 3 months from the date of purchase. This excludes items already covered by either a new holiday home warranty or the appliance manufacturer's guarantee.
While we are unable to accept a holiday home being moved to one of our parks, we are happy to discuss part exchange options to help you become a holiday home owner at Hoburne.
The package price of every Hoburne holiday home includes:
The purchase price of the holiday home
Any existing warranty on the holiday home
Standard pitch fees pro-rata for the remainder of the current season
Water and local authority rates pro-rata up to the next billing date
Transport, siting and connection of the holiday home
Decking on all new holiday homes subject to pitch
Insurance for 12 months with our recommended insurer, Leisuredays
The package price of every Hoburne holiday home does not include:
Running costs (electricity, maintenance, winterisation etc).
All of our parks have an 11 month season, meaning that you can use your holiday home every year from 7th February - 6th January.
During the period from 7th January - 6th February, you are able to use your holiday home during the weekends (from 5pm Friday - 9am Monday).
We can supply decking for your holiday home and we are always happy to discuss your requirements, explain the options available to you and arrange for a quote (including installation by our in-house fitting team).
We offer a wide range of colours, styles and accessories. The uPVC decking that we use is manufactured and supplied by Liniar and fitted by Hoburne Decking.
We welcome dogs on our parks but they must be kept on leads at all times and exercised in the designated areas. Only guide dogs are allowed in the complex and it is the responsibility of owners to clean up after their dogs and use the dog bins provided.
All of our parks offer a managed letting service for which we charge 22% commission. Linen and cleaning charges are additional and all charges are +VAT.
Letting your holiday home through Hoburne is subject to a minimum age restriction.
You are also able to let your holiday home independently and we are happy to release the keys, with your authorisation.
We operate an "open door" policy so that customers can come along when it suits them best, although we would still advise that you make an appointment. This allows us to ensure we are free to show you around and answer any questions you may have.
Hoburne's park rules exist to ensure that everyone visiting the park has a fun, safe and enjoyable time with us.
Our caravans and lodges are sold as holiday homes and therefore cannot be used as a permanent residence.
We do have some selected residential areas and parks. If you are interested in residential park homes, please contact our ownership team on 01425 282367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes! Hoburne is proud to be a member of the NCC and has been given the coveted 'blue tick' of approval as part of the National Caravan Council Approved Holiday Park - Holiday Park Ownership Scheme. What this means for you is that we have made a commitment to our customers to operate to the highest standards of customer service, to treat our customers with respect and to deal with them in a fair and open manner.
We are also members of the BH&HPA. All of our parks are graded under the 'Visit Britain' scheme and have achieved a minimum 4 star rating.
Brand new caravans are sold with a 15 or 20-year pitch licence agreement depending on the park and their location on the park.
Brand new lodges have a 25-year licence from new.
Pre-owned holiday homes are sold with the remainder of their original license agreement.
Many of our owners chose to part-exchange and renew their holiday home before their Pitch Licence Agreement expires, continuing to take advantage of our fantastic part-exchange rates and to enjoy all the benefits that Hoburne holiday home ownership can offer.
If at the end of your Pitch Licence Agreement you do not wish to continue with ownership, we have a number of trade contacts who may be interested in purchasing your holiday home.
Alternatively, you can remove your caravan from the site and the park will arrange for your caravan to be removed from the pitch and made available for collection by your chosen caravan transportation company.
There is a disconnection and de-siting charge for removing a caravan from its pitch which can vary depending on the location and whether a crane is required.
Additional charges may be payable for the removal of any decking or sheds.
Any charges paid in advance (site fees, local authority rates, water charges, etc) are refunded on a pro-rata basis.
If you're a first-time buyer, then a pre-owned holiday home could be perfect for you.
When purchasing a pre-loved caravan or lodge you get all siting and connection costs, a full valet inside and out, full gas and electrical safety checks and steps included. Some units may also include skirting and decking.
This means that you can be assured that your holiday home is in the best condition possible, so you can focus less on the setup and more on exploring the local area.
What better place to do that than Hoburne Park in Dorset? It makes the ideal base for many adventures.
See our pre-owned holiday homes for sale in Dorset below.