Holiday lodges: Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions when buying a lodge in Forest Glade on Eden Valley Holiday park;
- When are lodges allowed to be occupied?
Forest Glade is open for 10 months of the year, so you can stay at any time between 1st March to 7th January.
- Can I live in my lodge?
No. Our lodges are for holiday use only, they are not residential. You must be registered at a permanent address either in the U.K or abroad.
- Can I sub-let my lodge?
We do not provide a renting service but you are free to sub-let your lodge. However you will be responsible for marketing, maintenance etc.
- What is the life span of my new lodge?
All our lodges are built to residential specification. All are double glazed and centrally heated as well as being fully furnished. As with any house they will need maintenance, especially external timber treatment, approximately every 5 years.
- Who is responsible for the maintenance of my lodge?
As with any building, it will need maintaining and kept in good repair. This will be the owner’s responsibility, whether done by you or by employing someone to carry out the work necessary.
- Are they leasehold?
No, but you will be given a standard B.H.& H.P.A licence agreement for 30 years (reviewed thereafter every 5 years)
- What are the yearly costs?
Ground Rent (including Rates) for 2017 £2596.67 incl vat. Electricity is resold to you at the same price as we pay, and will be invoiced separately in November of each year. Gas is bottled and paid for as and when needed.
- Do I have to have insurance?
It is your responsibility to fully insure your lodge as part of your licence agreement. New lodges are also covered by a Gold Shield 10 year Warranty.
- Can I have a telephone in my lodge?
Yes you can at your own cost.
- Is there parking near to my lodge?
Each lodge will be allotted with its own car space. There is extra parking for guests.
11. Are dogs allowed at Eden Valley Holiday Park?
Pets are welcome.(Certain breeds are not accepted) All dogs must be kept under control and we reserve the right to ask any dog that is unsociable to be removed. We have a separate area on the holiday park for exercising dogs.
12. How much is a lodge to buy?
Prices vary starting at £65,000 for a second-hand lodge to prices from £95,000 for a new lodge, depending on type and specification. They have 2 bedrooms and are double glazed and centrally heated. All have a balcony. The ground rent is included in the price for the first year only on new lodges.