Cornwall LivingIssue #72

Invest in your lifestyle

We take a look at the advantages of investing in a Peter Bull holiday lodge over a more traditional holiday home.

If you’re looking at property in Cornwall, it may well be worth considering a luxury holiday lodge as an alternative to buying a house or apartment. Luxury lodges are a long way from the caravan holidays that we all remember, now presenting a stylish, affordable solution to holiday home ownership in a county where real estate prices are high. We speak to Peter Bull Resorts about the many advantages of buying a lodge.

it’s much more simple and stress free than acquiring a house”

Firstly, although buying a holiday lodge is definitely a considered purchase, it’s much more simple and stress free than acquiring a house, and there are considerably less additional costs! The purchase is managed by the holiday park of your choice, and there’s no need to use a solicitor. You also don’t need to pay stamp fees or council tax, something local councils are keen to enforce with other second home types.

There are also some very competitive finance packages available, enabling you to pay for your purchase through easy monthly payments that suit your income and household budget. You’ll be asked to pay a minimum 10% deposit, after which finance packages are available with a very competitive rate – at a maximum, 8.2%APR. Your chosen holiday park will be able to talk you through all of your finance options and can check your eligibility as part of a park tour.

Ultimately, buying a holiday lodge is an investment in your lifestyle, and holiday lodges offer a level of comfort and finish that would be difficult to secure for a similar price in other holiday properties. What’s more, all lodges are ready to move straight into and have a beautiful level of décor and a high-quality finish, so you’ll have no need to purchase furniture or consider decorating before you can fully enjoy your new lifestyle. You can enjoy residential grade insulation and double glazing, fully integrated, top-spec appliances and desirable features including walk-in wardrobes, utility rooms, en-suite facilities, kitchen islands, larders, even Bluetooth sound systems!

Being as affordable to run as they are extremely efficient, lodge owners benefit from low running costs, as well as avoiding monthly bills like council tax. It’s usually possible for you to sublet your lodge too, which can help towards on going costs. In fact, holiday lodges can attract upwards of £1,300 a week during the main season, which translates to a good additional income!

Again, investing in your lifestyle means placing yourself in the best locations for maximising your time spent in the Duchy and with Peter Bull Resorts, it’s possible to secure the best postcodes in the county at a fraction of the usual holiday home price. Peter Bull has three resorts to choose from, each situated in a beautiful rural location and within a mile of the coast, while being conveniently close to key local towns.

Ownership at Peter Bull also affords you the benefit of additional on-site facilities, additions that would add considerable expense when investing in a traditional property. Enjoy an outdoor area with your very own decking, and take advantage of facilities like swimming pools, spas and on-site restaurants. This means that whatever stage you’re at, whether you’re looking to retire and want your own slice of Cornwall in which to enjoy your golden years, or have children who need keeping busy during your stay, a lodge with Peter Bull Resorts could well be the lock-up-and-leave answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to staying in Cornwall.

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Each of Peter Bull’s three Cornish parks offers a 12-month season, leaving you with zero restrictions as to when you can enjoy your holiday lodge.

"it’s much more simple and stress free than acquiring a house"