Why Now is the Perfect Time to Buy a Holiday Home in Dorset

November 23rd, 2020

After a difficult year, an increasing number of people are altering the things they value in life. More and more of us are looking for ways to spend meaningful time with our loved ones and find new ways to make the most of their leisure time away from work. Owning a holiday home provides a whole host of benefits, that will enable you to escape the current climate and focus on the things that really matter. Here we take this into consideration and list the reasons why we think there’s never been a better time to buy a caravan holiday home in Dorset.

Foreign travel restrictions

In 2020 there was a boom in domestic travel as many people chose to holiday closer to home. With foreign travel restrictions set to continue into next year, we expect this trend to continue, and foresee an increased number of people flocking to the Dorset Coast. Owning a holiday home in the Swanage, means you’ll be able to take much needed breaks without the hassle of booking in advance. With the freedom to come and go at your leisure throughout the season, you can enjoy plentiful holidays and last-minute weekends away.

We know many people have grown accustomed to the belief that a holiday isn’t a holiday unless you travel to another country. However we truly believe that Dorset has as much to offer as some of the most popular far flung holiday destinations. You’ll be surprised at the beauty on your doorstep – after all, the surrounding coastline has been designated a World Heritage Site!

swanage dorset

Self-contained holiday home in Dorset

All of our holiday homes for sale are completely self-contained and come with private parking and a small outdoor space. This means there’s plenty of room for social distancing and it’s easy to keep within your family group. Having somewhere to call your own means you can ensure high standards of cleanliness are maintained at all times. You don’t have to use shared facilities if you don’t want to and won’t have to worry that housekeeping standards are not in line with your own. You’ll be able to take all the precautions that you see fit in your new home away from home. Turn your static caravan into a safe space where you’ll enjoy spending time.

self contained holiday home

Outdoor spaces and fresh air 

After months of being cooped up indoors, we know people are craving wide open spaces and the freedom of the great outdoors. Dorset boasts some of the best scenery in the whole of the UK, so there’s plenty of places to sit back and enjoy nature, away from the crowds. Whether you prefer beautiful beaches or picturesque countryside, we’re certain you’ll find somewhere to relax and enjoy the fresh air. With more time to spare you’ll be able to venture further afield and seek out lesser-known spots that you may not have otherwise discovered. We’re sure you’ll feel like a local before you know it!

dorset countryside and coast

Quality family time 

If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s that family means everything. Having somewhere special to spend quality time together, is certainly one of the greatest benefits of owning a static caravan at Ulwell Holiday Park. Enjoy a getaway with your family bubble, whenever you need a break from the stresses of daily life. Make memories in your happy place that you’ll come to treasure even in the most trying times. Many of our existing owners have purchased a holiday home as a family, allowing different families to make use of the home at different times of year. 

Pet friendly travel

Many families have taken the leap and welcomed a four-legged friend into their family this year. This means that, for the first time ever, some couples are having to consider a dog in their travel plans. Ulwell Holiday Park is dog friendly, so you will be able to bring your canine companion to your holiday home in Dorset. They will enjoy long walks and a variety of dog friendly attractions, beaches, pubs and restaurants nearby.

couple and dog walking through the holiday homes for hire

No stamp duty to pay

We’re often asked what are the benefits of buying a caravan holiday home over a cottage or apartment. One of the main advantages is there is no stamp duty to pay on static caravans, which means there are huge savings to be had straight away. Another benefit is that as part of the annual site fees owners can enjoy use of the park’s facilities, including indoor swimming pool, children’s play park, shop and on-site bar and restaurant. Static caravan owners will also be part of a wider community, who share a common interest in Dorset. You can get to know your neighbours and make lasting friendships.



Ulwell Holiday Park is one of the best holiday’s parks in Dorset. We have a selection of caravan holidays for sale, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Feel free to get in touch to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team. We’re a family run holiday park, with our owner’s best interests at heart, so we’ll be on hand to help you through the buying process.

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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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We are currently at an amazing 4.5 score at TripAdvisor, based upon 200+ reviews from verified guests.

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Proudly associated

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

  • Camping and caravanning
  • AA
  • British Holiday & Home Parks assocation
  • Poole Tourism
  • Visit Britain
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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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