The 5 W’s Of Buying A Holiday Home

Holiday homes at Silverdyke Caravan Park

Looking at buying a holiday home is not a decision to be entered into lightly. Make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into with our 5 W’s to holiday-homeowner bliss.


The Why?

First things first, why are you buying a holiday home? It seems a simple enough question… but it’s one you’ll want to have nailed down before you even start looking for your new home away from home. It will determine what you buy, where you buy, who will maintain it and how much of your own time you’ll be willing to put in.


Are you looking for a weekend getaway or is this somewhere to spend more time in, maybe to escape the city? Is it for your own enjoyment, in which case a holiday home in the middle of nowhere is perfect with the added bonus of being close to loads of  local attractions.

Glenmohr Reiver Lodge (1)

The What?

If you’re looking at buying a holiday home for yourself, make a list of all the things that are important for your comfort. It’ll help point you in the right direction. How many rooms do you need? How important is a garden? Do you need a sea view, a swimming pool or easy access to a spa?

The Where?

Whatever your reason for buying a holiday home, you want to be able to enjoy it as much as you and a 4-hour trip can eat into your precious time away. Before considering anything further than 2 hours away, ask yourself how far you’ll be willing to travel at the end of a busy week.

A picture of a Tuscany lounge

Pathfinder Tuscany

The Who?

Another important thing to consider when buying a holiday home, is who will look after your property when you’re not there? After all you want to be able to enjoy well maintained surroundings when you are there and not have to worry about cutting the lawn. It also nice to know that there is someone overseeing your second home and having the peace of mind that it is safe and secure.

A spacious caravan living room

Sheraton Living

The When?

Once you’ve found a place that ticks all the right boxes, when is the right time to buy a holiday home? This comes down to individual circumstances. At the end of the day, it all comes down to what you can afford and if you are going to have the time to use it to make the investment worthwhile.

Here at Silverdyke Park we can offer you a prime location with stunning sea views and a huge array of things to do in the Fife area. We would love to hear from anyone who may have ticked all the 5 W’s that would like to know more. So get in touch and we will be happy to help you on your way to starting something special!