Q. What is the process? How does it work?
You basically purchase the Mobile Home fully equipped (furnished, household appliances, garden furniture, semi wooden terrace if applicable, heater …) and installed. With regards to renting the plot, there is an annual pitch rental fee which depends on the site, the surface and where the plot is located on the site. This fee varies between 2,050 euros & 4,150 euros/per annum, you can recoup some of this money if you decide to rent your Mobile Home through the management company (see below).
Q. Can we come and visit the site?
We can arrange a viewing trip to visit any of our holiday sites where you will greeted by our specialists who will be delighted to welcome you, show you around and answer all your questions. Maximum stay is 3 days/2 nights, with a small admin fee of only 40 euros per family, refundable when you purchase a Mobile Home with us. Bookings must be made at least 10 days prior. Visits are not possible in the peak seasons (July-August).
Q. Which Mobile Home models do you offer?
We offer Brand New (from 38,000 euros to 48,000 euros) as well as second hand Mobile Homes (2 years old) on all our sites. Village Center has carefully selected a range of Mobile Home from the best French manufacturers, IRM and O’Hara. With sizes offering up to 36.5 meter squared and capacity to sleep up 6 to 8 people, there’s plenty of comfortable space to make you feel good in your holiday home.
Q. Will my Mobile Home meet recognized standards?
All the Mobile Homes for sale have been built and conceived to meet modern European Standards.
Q. Can Family & Friends use it?
Yes, of course they can. As the Owner, you will provide Village Center with a list of up to 6 ‘families and friends’. Those families and friends will then be welcomed to come and enjoy your Mobile Home and site facilities freely.
Q. Can I rent my Mobile Home out?
Yes you can, through the management company – Village Center – who owns many campsites in France and takes care of managing the Mobile Homes on behalf of the owners. When you buy a Mobile Home, you have the choice of 2 different formulas:
‘OPTIMUM’: In Peak Season, you authorise Village Center to manage and rent your Mobile Home on your behalf. The Peak Season starts on the Saturday prior the 14th July and last for a period of 5 weeks (until mid August). The cost of renting your plot is divided by 2, or you prefer, you benefit from a 50% reduction on the annual pitch fee.
- you decide do not want to rent out your Mobile Home
- you decide to rent out your Mobile Home except during 5 weeks in the peak season
With these 2 Formulas, you can – if you wish – authorise Village Center to manage and use your Mobile Home on your behalf. You decide of 3 periods (minimum 1 week each), your Mobile Home will be used during those defined periods only.
- if you ‘bring’ the client; you will receive 75% of Village Center’s catalogue price. For example, one week in ‘Le Castellas’ resort between the 21st June and the 4th July, costs 504 euros. You, the owner will receive 378 euros.
- Village Center ‘finds you’ the client; you will receive 60% of Village Center’s catalogue’s price. For example, one week in ‘Le Castellas’ resort between the 21st June and the 4th July, costs 504 euros. In this instance, you will receive 302 euros.
Q. Is buying a Mobile Home a good Investment?
The answer is yes, as you buy quality holidays in a beautiful area for your family and friends to enjoy for 10 years and more. The home doesn’t actually gain in value over time, but you will have enjoyed unforgettable moments with your friends and family, all in the facility of secured camping sites with plenty of activities and fun for all ages.
Q. Can I stay on site all year round?
The answer is No. The sites are opened from the 15th March to the 15th November. All the sites are closed during the winter months (4 months) while the staff carries out essential work and maintenance. During this period there’s no power, gas or water.
Q. Can I keep my Mobile Home forever?
Village Center offers to you a lease up to 10 years. If the Mobile Home is kept in good condition and looked after, you can renew your lease.
Q. Where are the sites located?
- In the Languedoc near the Mediterranean (3 sites)
- Atlantic Coast and Brittany (4 sites)
- In warm and sunny Provence (2 sites)
- In the Countryside (3 sites)
Q. Which types of activities and services can we find on the sites?
Daytime Fun and Activities: the site team offer a wide range of sporting activities including: stretching, archery, aqua-gym, sports competitions, games, etc… and also a Kids Club.
Evenings Entertainment: café, disco evenings, karaoke, cabaret evenings, shows etc…
Many Facilities: huge swimming pools, paddling pools, aqua-gym pool, playing field, table tennis, football and volley ball pitches, games room (billiards, arcade games, etc…)
Various Services: these vary depending on the site: supermarket, bakers, snack shops, bar, restaurant, hairdresser, doctor, kids club … everything is FREE!
Q. Who is my contract with?
Your contract will be with Village Center, a subsidiary of a major property development group, a PLC quoted on the Paris stock exchange. Village Center is the second largest company owning campsites, it manages more than 25,000 beds! You are in safe hands with the knowledge you are being looked after by professionals and true specialists of the holiday and leisure industry. Total Peace of Mind …
Q. What are key benefits of owning a Mobile Home with Village Center?
Once you are the owner of a Mobile Home on one of the 12 sites, you will automatically join a Very Exclusive Club. Your VIP card allows you to benefit from:
- The Nomad Offer – possibility to spend one week in any of our 28 sites or Residences (except during the Peak Season). Note, you will have to pay a small admin/transfer fee between 50 and 150 euros/week.
- The Discovery Pass – you can enjoy the facilities of any/all our sites by the day for free.
- The Welcome Cheque Book – for your friends: friends and relatives can come and visit you and enjoy all of the site facilities for a day, free (up to 5 times/year). They are not allowed to sleep on the site, unless of course you have included them in the list of ‘families and friends”. (see above)
Q. Can you help me with Insuring my French Mobile Home?
Yes. We work closely with a specialist bilingual insurance company who can provide quality insurance cover at a competitive price. Complete our French Mobile Home insurance quote form now for more info.
Q. How do I convert my pounds sterling into euros and transfer the money to France?
Our UK based specialist partner can help you with buying and transferring your foreign currency. Find out how many £££‘s you can save with FCGs commission free pounds to euros currency exchange service. Simply fill in our form to find out about buying and converting foreign currency.
Q. I am very interested but would like to find out more about the regions before I go out.
We’ve put together a handy guide to the French regions
Q. Can you help with a UK loan to arrange finance to purchase a Mobile Home?
Of course. For a completely free, no obligation loan offer from a qualified broker, fill in our UK Loan form now.
Q. Are the Mobile Homes guaranteed? For how long?
All NEW Mobile Homes are covered from the constructors guarantee, usually one year.
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