5 Reasons to buy a holiday home in Dorset

September 21st, 2018

As ‘staycations’ continue to grow in popularity holiday homes are becoming a viable option for many families. They offer the opportunity to spend time together throughout the year and a place to escape from the stresses of daily life.

Whilst there are numerous benefits to owning a holiday home, especially in Dorset, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 reasons why we think owning a holiday home is a wonderful investment.

1. Spectacular landscape and location

Dorset is the perfect place to own a holiday home thanks to it stunning scenery and convenient location. Just 3 hours from London, it boasts the perfect mix of countryside and coast with views to rival even the most exotic of holiday destination.

The Jurassic Coast adorns the length of the county providing an abundance of beautiful beaches, coastal walks and natural landmarks to explore. You wont get stuck for things to do during your time here, as there is something something new and exciting to discover around every corner.

Old Harry Rocks
If having an area of outstanding natural beauty right on your doorstep hasn’t been enough to convince you to make the move, the county experiences some of the warmest weather in the UK, so you can really enjoy the summer months.

2. Flexibility and convenience

One of the best things about owning your own holiday home is the flexibility it enables. Say goodbye to booking accommodation months in advance during the height of the season and simply turn up at the drop of hat. You can choose when you want to go and how long you want to go for, even if it’s just for a quick weekend away or a last minute break. You won’t even need to spend time packing suitcases or arranging the car as you can leave everything you need at the caravan ready for your next visit!


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3. More quality time with the family

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend time doing the things that really matter. Away from the never-ending list of jobs to do around the house, you’ll find more time to spend with the family, whether it be relaxing in a luxurious caravan or exploring the great outdoors. Share your holidays with your loved ones, or let your extended family make use of the space when you are unable to.


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4. Luxury interiors

Gone are the days when a caravan holiday entailed cramped family getaways in a dark and dingy caravan. Static caravans today are light, bright and contain all of the latest ‘mod cons’ you would expect from a luxury home. State of the art kitchens and spacious dining and living areas help create the perfect space for entertaining and socialising and large comfortable bedrooms provide the perfect retreat after a busy day. Depending on the terms of purchase, it is sometimes possible to negotiate inclusion of soft furnishings, so you walk straight into a fully furnished unit without having the hassle of decorating!

abi oakley static caravan for sale

5. Fantastic facilities

Holiday homes are typically located on holiday parks many of which boast a suite of facilities for your enjoyment. This means you can fill a day with exciting activities without even having to leave the confines of the site. Enjoy a relaxed morning swimming in the pool before dining with new found friends for lunch! What’s more many of these facilities are often included within the parks annual site fees so they wont even cost you a penny!

indoor swimming pool

Ulwell Holiday Park is located in the Isle of Purbeck, just a short drive from beautiful beaches and the quaint town of Swanage. We have a range of brand new holiday homes available for purchase, which make the perfect base for any couple or family wanting to spend more time in Dorset. Why not get in touch today to talk to one of our friendly and helpful team to discuss holiday home ownership.

What our guests say

  • A lovely quiet site

    Andy Blackwell

    A lovely quiet site, nice warm amenities with good sized shower cubicles, shop not open yet as it’s too early but the local pub is ideal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. If you’re reasonably fit you can walk into Swanage but the bus service is great so why would you want to. Overall a very nice break, we will be back.

  • Super swimming pool

    Joseph Molford

    Fantastic site, we have had a brilliant holiday. Super swimming pool and changing facilities. Site really handy to get to Swanage and Studland. Will definitely return. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely holiday.

  • Excellent quality caravan site

    Peter Skrobacz

    Excellent quality caravan site, top quality, small and friendly, location fantastic. Been visiting Ulwell for over 25 years now and every year is special.

  • An amazing week at Ulwell

    Jenny H

    We have just returned back from our weeks stay at Ulwell Holiday Park with our 2 small children and dog. It was an absolute brilliant week! The site has everything you need, and more! A lovely comfy pub on site for drinks and a bowl of chips, a small shop, swimming pool, large play are with park, and the bus stops right outside.. what more could you want

  • Easter break


    We have just returned after a brilliant Easter break. Couldn’t fault anything at all and we didn’t want to leave. We didn’t visit the pub but the shop is stocked with local produce and essentials. The facilities are great and the location convenient. Our van was spotless and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back

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Over the years the family has developed the park to award-winning standards and in a style which compliments its surroundings.

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Finding us


From Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry and following the B3351 into Swanage.

From Wareham using the A351 into Swanage, turn left along the seafront towards Studland.


The park is situated on the main bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage.


1 ° 58’ 16” West, 50° 37’ 34” North



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