Holiday Caravan Ownership – Frequently Asked Questions

Buying a holiday caravan from Little Trevothan might just be the best decision you ever made! It can be your happy place, a bolthole to which to escape to take holidays in this stunning part of the world.

If you are thinking of joining us, here are the answers to some of the questions you may already be asking yourself, and others you might be glad we mentioned!

When can I use my holiday caravan?
We are open for 10 months of the year from 1st March until 31st December. Whenever you come to use your holiday caravan you must be taking a holiday. You cannot live in your holiday home.

What influences the cost of a holiday caravan?
Prices for a holiday caravan vary up and down the country, much like conventional properties, and location is a key factor influencing the cost. The price will also reflect the model of holiday caravan you choose.

What’s included in the price?
Our price will always include all of the carpets, kitchen appliances and furnishings that come as standard. Some holiday caravans have optional extras such as microwave ovens, so look out for this. In some cases the central heating and double glazing is optional as well, so check all details. We will give you our price in writing to ensure there are no surprises later.

What else should I budget for?
We charge for having a new holiday caravan transported from the factory, sited on the pitch, and commissioned (made ready for your occupation and connected to the utilities). We will always tell you our charge in writing.
Other costs to consider will be the annual pitch fee (what you pay for the right to occupy your pitch on the park), utilities such as water, gas and electricity, plus rates and insurance for your holiday caravan. Again, we will tell you about all these in writing.

Will I be asked to sign a contract?
It is in your own interests to ensure that you sign a written contract (known as a Licence Agreement). You should also consider our Park Rules which are binding for all our customers. We will be happy to provide you with copies of our Licence Agreement and Park Rules. If you buy from us we will meet you to explain them. We want our customers to be happy that what we offer works for them.

What happens if I decide to sell?
If you wish to sell your holiday caravan, you are obliged to offer the sale to the Park in the first instance. Another option is to sell the holiday caravan on the park, with our agreement, and the buyer will have the benefit of the remaining Licence Agreement term. In this situation you must pay us a transfer fee, as specified in the Licence Agreement. You may also move your holiday caravan off the park.

Can I live in my holiday caravan?
No you cannot.
You can use your holiday caravan for short breaks and longer holidays, and some retired people spend many of the summer months in their holiday caravan. But it cannot be used as your main residence.
If you lived in your holiday caravan it would be a breach of our planning and Site Licence, and you would have none of the protection in law provided to occupiers of residential parks. We ask all our customers for proof that they have a genuine permanent home address elsewhere.
We are required to ensure the holiday caravans are for holiday use only so, for example, our customers should not work locally and commute from their holiday caravan, or enrol children into local schools. They should be registered to vote at their main place of residence too.
This important holiday requirement is included in the Licence Agreement, which would be your contract with us, and must be respected.

Do talk to us if you have any questions on the above, or there is anything else you would like to know.