Finding Your Perfect Holiday Home

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Everyone gets those post holiday blues, especially on your first day back at work but, there is a way to turn those blues to yellow! Buying your very own holiday home is becoming more and more popular and for a few good reasons!

Somewhere the sun scorches, in amongst the luscious countryside or a quaint beach house, having somewhere to escape isn’t just a luxury for the very wealthy anymore! However, there are things you should think about before you jump straight in. To make it easier for you, we’ve found some of the most important points for you to consider before finding your perfect holiday home.

Location

When it comes to choosing a destination for your holiday home, it’s important to remember you’re not just going on a week’s holiday. For a longer stay you may need to consider things such as can the internet be installed.

You should also think about what sort of escape you want, one by the sea, in the middle of a city, or maybe somewhere in between the both. You should also think about how easy it is to get to, is there public transport or do you have to hire a car or grab a taxi?

Amenities

It’s important to know what is nearby your chosen location. Is there a local shop or supermarket? You’ll have to decide whether you’re happy to travel 20 minutes to pick up a loaf of bread!

If you’re planning on going away for a while, it may be best to hire a car so you can get around easily and explore the area, for example, you may find a secret beach around the corner which you never knew about. In this case, it’s good to know whether there is parking at your holiday home. If you aren’t a fan of driving when you’re on holiday, it is good to check whether there are restaurants or beaches which are within walking distance.

Try before you buy

It’s advised to visit the area at different times of the year to ensure you’re happy with the surroundings and atmosphere. You may love the quiet, winter escape which you’re used to, but what if you choose to go in summer and the local town is crowded with rowdy people.

Or maybe, you who love the hustle and bustle of the town during summertime! You’re going to struggle when you want to visit and empty town in winter with not many people to meet or talk to. This also helps those who like to test what the weather is like at different times of the year, maybe you thought it would be hotter? Or maybe it’s too hot, it’s best you check!

Legal Advice

Especially if you’re buying abroad, it is a good idea to have your own solicitor to oversee any contracts and transactions, it can often get confusing if there is a language barrier. Telford solicitors specialise in a number of services, including Commercial Property where they work with buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants etc.