Holiday Home Investments in Dorset

What could be better than having spectacular scenery, seaside towns and award-winning beaches on your doorstep? Choosing to invest in a holiday home near the Dorset coast can be rewarding personally and financially.

With the obvious benefits of escaping city life and connecting with loved ones, property investment can generate income, supplement savings in retirement and provide a legacy for your family.


There are many reasons why buying a holiday home is a good investment. With the obvious benefits of escaping city life and connecting with loved ones, property investment can generate income, supplement savings in retirement and provide a legacy for your family.

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Make lasting family memories

As well as letting the property out to guests, you also have the option to enjoy the Estate at your leisure and stay at Silverlake with the family as many times as you like as a Silverlake holiday home owner.


A holiday home investment here is not just financial, it’s also an investment for your family – it’s a haven you can return to year after year with your family and loved ones.


Whether it’s paddling on the lake, cycling on the trails or spotting wildlife in the nature reserve, owning a Silverlake holiday home offers up the chance to make memories you’ll all cherish forever.

Smart savings on stamp duty and VAT

Choosing to invest in a property freehold at Silverlake comes with a tidy tax saving. Silverlake owners are purchasing a freehold plot, leading to a far lower tax bill compared with buying a ready-made holiday home.

The tax saving can be considerable. For example on a £250,000 plot, the stamp duty payable is just £2,500; there is no 3 percent surcharge to pay.

All holiday homes at Silverlake are self-build, meaning VAT is zero-rated on the construction of the holiday home, saving thousands on the cost.

An ethical investment

Whilst smaller villages and seaside towns are becoming increasingly overwhelmed with the rise in visitor numbers over peak dates, Silverlake is a sustainable, purpose-built development so there is minimal effect on the environment and surrounding communities. Embracing sustainability in your property is not only a responsible choice but also a smart investment, adding long-term value and contributing to a more eco-conscious future.

Habitat First Group’s ethos is to protect and nurture the natural environment, with Silverlake built on a former quarry which is now a flourishing nature reserve. 

Investment as a holiday let

Holiday lets are an expanding market, and with growing concern in the international travel industry, consumers have opted for more UK holidays, making it a great time to consider investing in holiday homes and holiday let properties. When choosing to invest in holiday homes or holiday property investment, location is key; owning accommodation minutes away from the world-renowned Jurassic Coast would ensure plenty of visitors throughout the year.


Short-term holiday lets can be much more profitable than longer-term lets, given that you can charge the same for a week’s holiday as you can for a month’s long-term let. The rental yield you can obtain from a holiday let investment can be up to 30% greater than a standard buy-to-let, with an annual return of 8%. It's a promising opportunity for those interested in holiday home investment.

Significant tax benefits

Tax benefits for holiday lets are not afforded to buy to let landlords, making a huge difference in profitability.  A holiday let can be treated as a business for tax purposes, whereas a buy-to-let is regarded as an investment giving rise to investment income. Unlike the latter, owners of holiday lets can deduct the entire cost of their mortgage interest regardless of other income. Holiday lets are subject to business rates rather than council tax.


You are eligible for tax benefits if your holiday let is available for at least 210 days a year and let out for a minimum of 105 days each year.  Of course, individual circumstances are unique, so professional tax and investment advice should be taken.


Selecting a reliable management and maintenance service is crucial for successful holiday home investments. Partnering with experts like Habitat Escapes, the on-site rental specialists at Silverlake, ensures a seamless holiday property investment experience. Whether you seek personal enjoyment, financial gain, or a legacy for your children, Silverlake's luxury lakeside holiday homes fulfil all your holiday let investment aspirations.