Tired of the Road? Ask about Part Exchange

While the allure of the open road is undeniably enticing, the reality is not always what you may have hoped for. With slow moving traffic, stressful parking, fully booked campsites or crowded off grid spots that fall short of the instagram dream. Don’t get me wrong, its a fantastic experience but it comes with a hefty price tag and for some the novelty soon wares off.

The comfort and convenience of settling into a holiday home offers many advantages worth considering. Let’s delve into the benefits of each and why part exchanging a motorhome for a static caravan may the right move to maximise your leisure time!


Those who have looked at Motorhomes or Campervans recently may be shocked to see some of the price tags, with new prices ranging from the £70,000 to over the £100,000 mark. In comparison, you could get a brand new 2024 holiday home with a 25 year pitch license like this 2 bedroom Willerby Buxton for only £55,799.

But the upfront cost is just the beginning. Consider the ongoing expenses:

Motorhome or campervan: Annual insurance, servicing, road tax, storage fees, and fuel costs can add up to £2,500 or more before you’ve even hit the road. Factor in nightly campsite fees and additional expenses for a second vehicle, and the financial burden grows substantially.
Holiday home: With annual site fees averaging £3,550 for 2024, along with metered gas and electric usage ranging from £200 to £400 per year, the ongoing costs are more predictable. Add in nominal fee’s for holiday home insurance, gas safety certification and the financial picture becomes more manageable. The convenience of an extended 11 1/2 month season at parks like Coldstream Holiday Park really allow you to maximise your leisure time and make the most of your investment.


While modern motorhomes and camper vans offer impressive comfort within their compact confines, there’s no denying the limitations of space. Even the most spacious camper vans provide around 17 m³ of living space. In contrast, a 40′ x 12′ holiday home offers a sprawling 111 m³, complete with private bedrooms, bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas, and open living spaces. The difference in space is palpable, providing ample room to relax, entertain, and truly make yourself at home.

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Community and Stability:

One of the often-overlooked benefits of static caravan living is the sense of community and stability it affords. Unlike the transient nature of motorhome travel, settling into a static caravan park allows you to establish connections with fellow residents and become part of a vibrant community. Whether it’s participating in communal events or simply sharing stories with like-minded individuals, the camaraderie fostered in caravan parks adds a unique dimension to the overall experience.

On-site Management and Maintenance:

Another advantage of holiday homes is the peace of mind provided by on-site staff who oversee your property when you’re not around. These dedicated teams ensure the security of your holiday home and maintain the grounds, keeping everything in top condition for your next visit. Knowing that your investment is being looked after can significantly enhance your enjoyment and reduce worries about upkeep.

Family-Friendly Features:

Holiday homes are also ideal for family use, offering spacious accommodations that cater to all ages. Whether you’re sharing quality time with loved ones or hosting gatherings with friends, the ample living space and amenities make it easy to create lasting memories. Additionally, holiday homes provide a perfect retreat for grandchildren, offering a safe and familiar environment where they can explore, play, and bond with family members.


In conclusion, while the allure of the open road may never fade entirely, trading in your motorhome for a holiday home offers a compelling alternative for those seeking comfort, convenience, and a more predictable cost structure. Whether you’re yearning for more space to spread out or looking to simplify your travel expenses, part exchange could be the key to unlocking your ideal leisure lifestyle.

For more information about part exchange, including finding out what we might offer you for your campervan or motorhome when upgrading to a holiday home with us simply call us on 01890 234955 or navigate to TD12 4LG.

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