Holiday Home Ownership: The Pros and Cons of New vs Used

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Our experts have compared the pros and cons of purchasing a new or used holiday home! Find out more here…

Decisions, decisions! If you’re new to the world of ownership, you’ll know that the dream lifestyle often comes with a lot of questions and often difficult choices. Questions like where do you want your new holiday home to be located, how many bedrooms do you need? Will the kids love it and does it have a safe area for dogs?

We know there’s a lot to think about, and at Lyons Holiday Parks, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. This is why we’ve created a comprehensive guide to new vs. used models, so you can mull over all the relevant information before making an investment for life. First of all, let us answer some questions about ownership with the region’s leading tourism group and the 100-year-old family-run business, Lyons Holiday Parks.

How do I buy a new or used holiday home with Lyons?

Once you’ve found the right park for you – and believe us, there’s many to choose from! – you can contact the sales team directly to find out more about how you go about browsing our range of models. You can find all the relevant numbers on this park page, and feel free to have a gander at our parks, facilities, maps and brochures online.

When you call one of our friendly sales counsellors, they will ask you some questions to ensure all your needs are met and to make sure we’re looking in the right direction for you. It’s during this call that you should specify what it is you’re after – number of bedrooms, central heating and double-glazing etc.

Then, you’ll be invited down to the park of your choice for a casual appointment with one of our advisors. Feel free to bring along the kids and the dog as it’s vital they love the park too! If you’d like to browse our collection of available holiday homes, you can do so online by

Does Lyons accept new and used models?

Yes, of course! We’re proud at Lyons Holiday Parks that we cater to a variety of families – those who love to spend weeks on end in a luxury holiday home, or those who would prefer a used model as a general base to dash to every weekend before exploring the beach and countryside.

Our site fees remain the same, no matter how old the caravan – but do bear in mind that there is a 20 year age limit for holiday homes in all of our parks. For example, if in 2021 you purchase a 2011 ABI Horizon, you will be able to keep it on-park until 2031, so for 10 years. If you purchase a brand new 2021 model today, you’ll have 20 long years to enjoy on-park. This is subject to the discretion of the park manager, however, and we will always offer you a chance to upgrade at an appropriate price.

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How do I know if I can afford a new unit?

No matter which make, model, or year you buy, finance options are always available to prospective owners with Lyons Holiday Parks. We work alongside a trusted and reputable finance company, Black Horse, who will deal with all the monetary side of things for you. Check out your eligibility today and see just how affordable your dream lifestyle is!

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Holiday home purchasing: all you need to know!

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You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

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You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

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Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.