Is Britain’s first £1 million caravan on the way?

Caravan for sale on the Sandhills park

With the news that a holiday caravan in Dorset is on the market for a whopping £700,000, we can’t help but wonder how long it’ll be before we see one with a £1 million price tag.

The luxury static caravan in question can be found on the Sandhills Caravan Park, where it boasts an enviable location near the beach not far from Christchurch.

It’s perhaps not surprising that such an expensive holiday home should be found in this part of the world, because nearby Sandbanks is home to Millionaires’ Row, where a single mansion is worth £6 million.

The two-bedroom caravan selling for £700,000 marks a new record, according to My Holiday Caravan, which specialises in static caravan sales.

It predicts the record won’t last for long, as other caravans on the site become available and surpass the listing price for this one.

Paul Craven, director of My Holiday Caravan, said: “Sandhills is increasingly seeing customers wanting to make their holiday homes a match to the exclusive lifestyles with which this gorgeous area is associated.

“It’s a very clever move, because even if the final price does nudge a million pounds, it’s massively less than a similar spec house would cost in a less privileged position.”

Whoever takes possession of the caravan currently on the market will be able to enjoy high-end decor and furnishings inside, as well as views across the sea to the Isle of Wight on the outside.

While many people like the simplicity of a getaway in a caravan, high-end examples represent the complete opposite of escaping modern life.

They are equipped with state-of-the-art entertainment systems, remote-controlled blinds and mood lighting to create the perfect holiday atmosphere.

Caravans at Sandhills, which is part of the Park Holidays group, start at £145,000.