FAQs - Is buying a holiday home a good investment? – Willow Pastures

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Can I rent out my lodge?

Yes! Renting out your holiday lodge is a great option for generating income which allows you to off-set your running costs, and earn money. By renting out lodge, even for just a few weeks, it can make ownership much more affordable than you might think. Renting out your lodge is completely hassle-free with our fully managed letting service. Learn more about letting out your lodge here.

How long is the park open?

We are open 12 months. This means our owners can holiday here as often as they like and enjoy their lodge throughout the seasons! Please note that we are a holiday park and you cannot live here, we require evidence of a permanent address from all our owners.

How much are the site fees?

Annual charges comprise two elements, being the service charge and the ground rent. At present, the annual cost is £4,292 including VAT. Our on-site management team cares for your property, and the entire holiday development, 365 days per annum with the service charge covering the cost of doing so, including: waste collection, waste tank, road maintenance, pest control, wi-fi, communal area insurance, CCTV, grounds keeping, reception costs and maintenance department.

Are there any other running costs?

The only other running costs are those associated with a traditional property, such as water, electricity and gas. You do not pay council tax at Willow Pastures Country Park. Stamp duty is payable upon purchase of a Sycamore.

Is finance available?

Yes, we work with finance providers to enable our customers to take out finance on their dream holiday homes.

Is buy a holiday home worth it?

Absolutely! Your holiday home is a valuable investment; it's your personal retreat, offers potential rental income and a new lifestyle experience. Owning a holiday home provides you with a personal getaway whenever you need a break. A holiday home allows you to immerse yourself in a place and explore different experiences. You can embrace the outdoors, enjoy new activities and discover exciting local attractions.

What happens if I’d like to sell/leave?

We hope you don’t, but should you choose to sell your property, you need to notify us in writing. We will help you market and sell your holiday home and charge 2% of the sale price.

Is buying a holiday home a good investment?

At Willow Pastures Country park – yes! Our luxury holiday homes, The Sycamore, are a great investment as, unlike caravans or log cabins, they appreciate with the property market, are ICW certified and fully mortgageable. We allow letting so if you wish to let your home our for a few weeks per year, you can soon earn enough money to pay for your annual fees and even make a profit.

Are mortgages available?

Our Sycamore holiday homes are fully mortgageable. A mortgage is a much safer, more cost effect way of paying for your holiday home. For more information on this, please get in touch and we can pass on details of an independent financial advisor.

Is buy-to-let available?

Yes, you can buy-to-let a holiday home at Willow Pastures Country Park and we will manage everything for you. We will even guarantee your annual returns if you wish. Mortgages for buy-to-let holiday homes are also available.

Can I come on holiday to Willow Pastures Country Park?

Willow Pastures is the ideal place for a short break or family holiday.  Set in the heart of East Yorkshire countryside, this is the perfect base for explore the area.  Relax in your own hot tub and enjoy a fully equipped, luxury holiday home.  To book, please visit our booking page.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, up to two dogs are allowed.