Questions and Answers
What size caravans do you sell and what can I expect in it?
Usually 12 ft wide and from 28 up to 40 ft long
Most units have two bedrooms (one double and one twin). All recent new caravans have included double glazing and central heating and we sell them inclusive of a timber deck. Mains electricity (32amps) is metered to each pitch and gas is from bulk tanks through our metered estate. Mains water is provided through a Severn Trent supply and sewage is discharged to a private treatment plant. Many caravans have a satellite dish for Freesat or Sky. Complimentary wifi is provided for all our caravan users.
Do you sell both new and used caravans?
We offer both new and pre-owned holiday caravans for sale. We usually have a couple of new units as display/demonstrator models, and one or two vacant pitches for your choice of any new model.
We also have a small fleet of holiday letting caravans and these are always available for sale, subject to a small time lag if holiday contracts have to be honoured. We often offer these models for sale at bargain prices in the autumn.
May I buy a caravan elsewhere and bring it on to your park?
It is unlikely that this will make sense financially as we levy a charge to cover all the costs of moving, siting and connecting the caravan in addition to a 'siting fee' which takes the place of any profit we make when selling you a caravan direct.
If you already own a caravan and would like to move to our park we will always be happy to discuss your requirements and take a positive view.
When can I use the caravan?
The park permits use at any time throughout the year provided suitable measures are in place to mitigate frost damage.
Can I live in the caravan?
No. We require all caravan owners to maintain a permanent residential address elsewhere at all times to which all correspondence is sent. Using a caravan on our park as a permanent home is in breach of our site licence, planning consents and site rules. If you wish to live in a caravan you should seek a suitable residential park
How much does it cost to buy a caravan?
Our pre-owned caravans start from around £15,000 - although occasionally we have a very clean older model at a lower price.
New caravans are priced at the manufacturer's list price plus £4800 to cover the costs of delivery, siting, connecting and commissioning.
How much is the annual cost of keeping a holiday caravan?
We estimate that the cost of keeping a holiday caravan on our park is around £3000. This includes:
Pitch fees £2285.71 excl VAT for 2021
Rates recharge £250 approx free of charge in 2021
Gas £200 - but depends on your consumption
Electricity £100 - but depends on your consumption
Insurance £300 pa depending on the value of the caravan insured.
There are further optional charges for extra services such as:
Winter drain down
Annual gas safety check
Small repair and maintenance jobs
How long will a caravan last?
We believe that a modern holiday caravan will remain perfectly serviceable for over 20 years and we offer a standard licence with every sale which permits the caravan to be stationed on the park until it is 20 years old
We would expect any caravan we sell to be fully serviceable for as long as you wish to use it. Within the time spans indicated most owners either upgrade to a more modern caravan or move on in some other way. We have operated caravan parks in Worcestershire since 1985 and never asked anyone to remove their caravan because of its age.
Should I make an allowance for annual maintenance?
We look after the main servicing requirements in the annual costs indicated above. You should expect to replace batteries (in some boilers, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, remote controls etc); keep the caravan clean externally, service the lpg and electrical appliances. Overall maintenance is surprisingly small.
Do you have an age limit for caravans on the park?
All caravans are sold with a licence which expires when the caravan is 20 years old. We usually revert to a renewable 1 year extension for owners who wish to kepp their caravan for longer
Can I sell the caravan privately?
If the caravan is less than 20 years old and in reasonable structural condition you may sell it with the benefit of its pitch and remaining licence period. We charge a commission of 15% plus VAT on the sale price and expect buyer, seller and park owner to complete the agreement in the park office at the same time. We reserve the right to buy the caravan direct at the net price agreed if we judge the buyer not to be suitable for our park.
Can we let the caravan?
We are happy for you to allow personal friends and family to use the caravan. If you wish to let the caravan commercially you must sign up to our letting service so that we can maintain quality control over the process.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are permitted but in consideration for other park users they must at all times be kept under firm control and any mess cleared up immediately. We do not permit pets into our letting caravans
Can we arrange our own insurance?
We provide caravan insurance from a market leader in the sector and we act on their behalf to deal with variations of cover, cancellations, renewals and claims etc directly with caravan owners. The rates we charge are competitive with other products on the market. If you choose to arrange your own insurance we require to see a copy of the policy provided for inspection each year and we levy a fee of £35 + VAT to cover the cost of this inspection.
Can we park our car next to the caravan?
Yes there is one parking space by each caravan - and there is additional parking at reception
How far is it to the nearest shops?
The nearest shops are in Tenbury 3 miles from the park. Leominster with rather more facilities is 10 minutes away by car.
How far is it to the nearest pub?
The nearest pub is The Duke of York in Leysters or The Fountain on Oldwood Road - both about a couple of miles.
Is there any public transport nearby?
There is no bus service closer than Tenbury. A car really is essential.