For many of us, retirement is the perfect time to re-evaluate, considering downsizing our homes whilst simplifying our lifestyles.
Moving to a securely gated residential park home ticks all those boxes (and more!) with modern, comfortable and stylish living set in a safe and secure environment,
surrounded by a like-minded friendly and supportive community.
So, if you have been considering making the change, here’s our five reasons to retire to a park home.
1. Reduce your cost of living
If running a traditional bricks and mortar home has become unsustainable then park homes are for you, providing a considerably more affordable way to live.
As they are generally smaller in size, with each built to high specification, complete with energy-efficient appliances, they boast low running costs and are virtually maintenance free. In addition, all park homes fall into the lowest Council Tax Band, average ground rent costs a little as £230 with all utilities are metered and insurance costs minimal, plus there’s fibre internet direct to your home!
2. Stylish Simplicity
Reduced livings costs don’t mean a compromise on style. At Avon Estates, each home-owner is able to enjoy luxurious living combined with all the mod-cons, beautiful gardens, parking spaces and private decking areas.
Grandchildren and loved ones are welcome to stay for a night or two, with dogs happily accepted as part of the family. Sleek designs, pure comfort, what more could you want?
Prices and Deposits
Costs are generally the key differentiator. Residential park homes will start from around £240,000 whilst a holiday home will be available from £59,983.
When it comes to deposits, £10,000 is needed to secure a residential park home whilst a holiday home sale requires a 10% down payment.
3. A New Way of Life
Each of our residential parks offer supportive communities where there’s always someone to lend a hand or sit and enjoy a cuppa with. You can choose to join in with events or simply make new friends to spend your time with.
Plus, there’s plenty to explore with the stunning English countryside on your doorstep, promising beautiful walks and a new lease of life to explore with friends old and new.
4. More time for you
Living in a park home is so easy, modern and stress-free. There’s very little to no maintenance needed which means more time for you and your loved ones.
As Mark and Elizabeth, who moved to Presthope Grange last year explain, “No longer having the large house and garden to look after we find ourselves with time to pursue our interests, hobbies and to travel. We have recently returned from a 3 month stay in Australia. Park Home Life has certainly ticked all the boxes for us.”
5. Safe and Secure
All our residential parks are gated meaning high levels of security as well as total privacy for our residents. With the additional presence of park owners and wardens, you can rest assured there is someone keeping an eye out at all times, ensuring total peace of mind day and night.
This can be particularly appealing for those with grandchildren who visit, allowing grandparents to safely host whilst the children play, ride their bike and enjoy precious time together.
Sound appealing? Then book a visit or contact our residential sales team on 01789 299492 to find out more.
You can also arrange a park visit, no pressure, no hard sell just the time to tour, meet our residents and view our current properties.