Different types of static caravans: a guide
Buying a static caravan will redefine your relationship with holidays. It will turn the odd weekend away or a temporary break into a permanent escape and a long-term project. You’ll find yourself with a space that you can call your own, freely access when it suits you, and to do with as you please.
Before we get to that stage, there are first several decisions to be made, and navigating the available options can present a challenge for prospective caravan owners.
What is a static caravan?
In simple terms, a static caravan is a caravan that is used as a holiday home, stays in a fixed location, and is equipped with all the luxuries of modern life. The market for static caravans is ever-expanding with choices as confusing as they are abundant. Googling the topic might well land you with more questions than answers as you uncover the full range of static caravans and lodges on offer.
From “roughcast” to “twin units”, there is a whole glossary of words to describe the various types of caravan. However, at Haven we’ve simplified the options into several categories to help first-time buyers in making their choice. Our handpicked ranges categorise our models into simple groups so you know exactly what you’re getting for your money. Whether you're looking for comfort, luxury, indulgence, or something a bit different, you'll find it below.
If you’re still wondering what a static caravan is, then our comfort range will give you a good idea. The models in this range have all the crucial features of a static caravan - they stay in a fixed location on our excellent Haven holiday parks and are equipped with all the things you'd want in a static holiday home. These caravans do exactly what they say on the tin, providing comfort with their roomy living areas, great kitchens for cooking your own meals and a variety of bedroom layouts to choose from. You may even find some surprising luxuries such as en-suite bathrooms, bay windows, and media units in some you might not expect at such an affordable price.
What sets the Comfort range apart from the others is its excellent value, so they are a great place to start when searching for your first static caravan. Prices for the Comfort range represent a large but valuable investment on your part and are fitted with all the amenities to make a caravan into a home. Both attractive and practical at the same time, the Comfort models make the ideal choice for a first holiday home.
The Luxury range is the best option for buyers who are looking for a static caravan that's designed not only for relaxing, but also entertaining others. These holiday homes are stylishly designed with either an elegant contemporary decor or a warm country furnishings, depending on the feel you’d like to go for.
Static caravans in the Luxury range also boast special features such as king-size beds and free-standing furniture, fully integrated appliances, en-suite shower rooms, and more, adding an extra bit of flare to the space where memories are made. You’ll feel every penny’s worth in the homely touches and extra space afforded by a Haven Luxury caravan. Browse our Luxury caravans here.
Our Indulgence range is made up of the very finest static caravans we have to offer at Haven. These wonderful static holiday homes offer high-end rooms from beautiful lounges to deluxe kitchens and spacious master bedrooms. With high-end finishes throughout, you'll find top of the range home comforts in every room.
There are options for kitchen islands, dressing tables, towel radiators, VELUX roof lights and chic soft furnishings among others. Our Indulgence range is certainly an investment, but one that’s sure to pay off as you will have a truly splendid place to make memories with your family. Indulge more here.
If you’re someone who values uniqueness, who wants to find a holiday home that stands out from the crowd and doesn’t mind stretching the budget a little to achieve that, then perhaps our Special Editions range is for you. These caravans are crafted by elite UK manufacturers, with the wow factor in mind. These static homes have extra special features and unique twists.
Perhaps you’re looking for something with a bold contemporary finish, or mirrored dressing rooms, or a king-sized bed for that perfect night’s sleep, or maybe an extra bathroom or toilet, so there are no queues when the whole family is visiting? If you're hankering after something a little different, then these could be right up your street, but please note that stocks are limited, so take a look today!
Lodges are extra-spacious static caravans, ideal for large families and those who want to use their holiday home for extended periods. The lovely lodges are almost double the width of an ordinary static caravan and feature open-plan designs, luxury cladding on the exterior, and contemporary finishes inside. If your budget has a little more wriggle room then you may want to look at purchasing one of our holiday lodges.
There are two different types of lodge on offer that provide unrivalled ambience, a wealth of special features, and an exceptional quality of craftsmanship. Luxury Lodges are available at 9 of our parks. The interior is 16ft wide and boasts a bathroom with shower, 2 (for 4 guests) or 3 (for 6 guests) bedrooms, a kitchen and dining area, a lounge, and a balcony. Lodges are fully heated throughout and come with a gas or electric fire in the lounge. It’s easy to see why these are called luxury as they are truly the pinnacle of Haven accommodation, bringing warmth and comfort to a new level. Look into our Lodges here.
Let2own - make no site fee payments until 2031
Let2own is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.
‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2own until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview. The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.
“Make no site fee payments when using Let2own until 2031” is applicable to new customer purchases of new Atlas Chorus 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2own contract. It is not applicable to part-exchanges or private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion. It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Chorus 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.
An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2own until 2031” operates under Let2own is the purchase of an Atlas Chorus 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.
Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Chorus 3 Bed indicate that under Let2own it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.
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