1st Time Buyer’s Guide
With the third generation of the Cox Family, now managing the business on a daily basis, West Dorset Leisure Holidays have been successfully providing memorable holidays since the early 1970s. Our company pledges include:
- To listen to your needs and requirements
- To make our Sales procedure as simple as possible
- To continually re-invest to maintain and improve the Parks
- To take care of you, not just when you are choosing your dream Holiday Home, but after you have moved in too
- To ask for feedback and to take your comments on board so we can continue to improve the service we provide
Steps to buying your dream Holiday Home
Step 1 – Find the right Park for you
The most important decision you will make first is to pick the Park that suits you best. Each of our Parks are unique and you will find the right one for you. Visit the Owning on a WDLH Park page to find out more about each of our five Holiday Parks.
Step 2 – Visit the Park
It is important to get a feel for the Park and visit the local area to be sure it is the right location for you. Make an enquiry with our Holiday Home Sales team, who will be happy to meet with you and give you a tour of the Park(s) you are interested in.
Step 3 – Choose your Pitch / Holiday Home
Depending on your budget, you may choose to go for one of our vacant Pitches and pick your own Holiday Home that fits your requirements or you may choose a Holiday Home already sited on a Pitch from the large range of new and ‘pre-loved’ Holiday Homes we have for sale at any given time – view our current Sales List.
Step 4 – The little extras
Once you have chosen your dream Holiday Home, the Sales team will be happy to go through any extras available to you, such as your options for a decking and storage box. We are happy to make recommendations and advise you if required. They will also go through the finer details of Holiday Home Ownership with you, such as the running costs, pitch fees, Ramtech alarm and the licence agreement. The team will go through this information with complete clarification to ensure there are no hidden costs and you are fully informed before you make your decision. Pitch fees include rates, water and VAT. The Licence Agreement has been agreed by the British Holiday & Home Parks Association in consultation with the office of fair trading.
Step 5 – Enjoy your Holiday Home
Once everything is finalised, we hope to have you holidaying within 3-4 weeks. You will be pleased to know that there is very little paperwork to complete and our professional in-house ‘siting’ team will ensure that your Holiday Home is prepared on it’s pitch to a very high standard and ready for you to enjoy as soon as possible.
The season length for Caravan Holiday Home Owners is 1st March to 30th November every year. In Lodge Holiday Homes at Larkfield Holiday Park, the season is 46 weeks or 10.5 months, with the close period being 6 weeks in January / February – please note these dates vary every year.
At West Dorset Leisure Holidays, we have strong relationships with a number of excellent Holiday Home manufacturers. Please contact the Sales Team who will be happy to go through the list with you and organise viewings of the Holiday Homes we currently have for sale. With years of experience in the leisure and Holiday Home industry, we’ve grown to love these manufactuers. Find out more about them on their websites
ABI – ABI have been building exceptional quality hand-crafted Holiday Homes for over four decades, that generations of British Holiday Makers have enjoyed as their home away from home.
Willerby – For over 70 years Willerby has been the largest manufacturer of Holiday Homes. They love designing the very best homes for Parks not only in the UK but across the world – places you can switch off, kick back and relax.
Swift – Founded in 1964, Swift is the UK’s largest manufacturer of Touring Caravans and Motorhomes and they also created innovative Holiday Homes created to the highest standards.
Carnaby – Carnaby’s mission for the last four decades has been to present a holiday home away from home. Whatever you’re looking for, Carnaby has the perfect solution to fit your lifestyle and budget.
Regal – Regal Holiday Homes take great pride in the level of service they offer their customers and produce fresh, modern and stylish designs for their Caravan Holiday Homes
Victory Leisure Homes – Founded in 2009, Victory Leisure Homes produce Holiday Homes of the highest quality that families are enjoying right now across the UK and Europe
Pemberton – Pemberton Caravans started manufacturing Holiday Homes in the late 1940s and now have over 30 models on offer at the forefront of advances in the design and development of the Holiday Home concept.
Pinelog – Pinelog offer a varied product range and a design service to meet customer’s specific requirements with quality materials, high levels of craftsmanship.
Prestige – Prestige & Homeseeker have over 40 years experience in producing a vast array of high-end Lodges and idyllic Holiday Homes with intelligent designs and groundbreaking creativity.
If you are unable to find your dream Holiday Home from the range of pre-loved and new models we have for sale, there are 2 dealerships located in Bridport who will be happy to help. Surf Bay Leisure display a wide range of new static caravans and provide expert advice. Southern Counties Leisure are distributors for Willerby Holiday Homes and they have a superb reputation for the expertise and service of their Sales department.