In Wales, a caravan equipped with a luxury Italian kitchen, top-of-the range flat screen television and iPhone controlled heating system has been sold for a whopping 550,000 pounds ($793,000).
The luxury three-bedroomed holiday home, which resembles a recreational park trailer or park model in the U.S., has become the most expensive caravan in the country after being sold to a millionaire couple last month, London’s Daily Mail reported on Thursday (Jan. 13).
Nestled on the seafront in Abersoch, North Wales, the chalet has spectacular views over the Lleyn peninsular and even its own private decking and staircase to the beach below.
The anonymous owners, thought to be a professional couple from Warrington, Cheshire, paid three times the average United Kingdom house price – to lease the holiday home for 20 years on the exclusive Warren holiday park.
Known as the Anniversary Lodge because it was built to mark the 75th anniversary of park owners, Haulfryn Holiday Homes, the fully-furnished property has the look of a footballer’s modern, luxury pad, rather than a cramped, shabby caravan.
It comes complete with furniture designed in Milan, Italy, an integrated sound and television system and underfloor heating, which can all be controlled from the owner’s iPhone, even if they are hundreds of miles away.
The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, silk sheets and an en suite spa shower and toilet, while the marble-tiled bathroom comes complete with jacuzzi bath.
The caravan also has reflective double glazing, designed to keep the heat out in summer, but in during cold winter months, and bi-fold doors which open the front of the property out entirely, giving unhindered views of the picturesque coastline.
Despite all the extravagant extras, the lodge is still technically classed as a caravan because it is on a chassis and has wheels. The Warren, which has around 700 holiday homes, is popular with the millionaire Cheshire set who privately own many of the static caravans on the site.
They pay several thousand pounds in annual lease fees to Haulfryn, on top of gas and electricity bills. The site also has a gym, club house, tennis courts, restaurants and four swimming pools. Jim Gandon, director of sales and marketing at Haulfryn Holiday Homes, said: “We don’t shy away from the fact it’s still essentially a static (permanently sited) caravan.
“That’s the heritage of the holiday park. The great British holiday has evolved and we should embrace that. “Nothing quite like this has ever been sold before.”