We’ve all heard the sentiment about the difference between a house and a home. A house, or the concept of a house, is the materials and structural fundamentals of a building. A home …well, a home is where the heart is. A home is where you can fall in love with your surroundings every time you open the door; where everything has a place and your environment enriches the way you live.
Discover below why a new way of life on a residential park could be the cupid’s arrow you need to fall in love with where you live all over again.
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Why consider a new way of life at a residential park?
There are many reasons you can fall out of love or lose attachment with your current home and as you move into a new period of your life, you might see your house as more of a hindrance that requires too much upkeep, feels too big and costs far too much to run. It’s not that you don’t love it but you need a place that’s right for you that you can fall in love with all over again.
There are plenty of reasons to buy a park home that will benefit your bank account and free up some of your capital but starting a new way of life at a residential park is about so much more than that. Not only will a move to a residential park provide you with a new home to completely make your own but it will give you a brand-new opportunity to fall in love with a distinctive and popular way of living.
Fall in love with your surroundings
The countryside in England and Wales is arguably some of the most beautiful and picturesque in the entire world. From quaint hamlets, coastal retreats, rolling hills and ancient Welsh valleys, residential park locations provide convenient and cost-accessible homes in amazing locations all across the UK.
Depending on your personal preference, you can escape the city completely or settle at a park close enough to only be a stone’s throw from a big town with lots of things to do. Many of our residential parks have fantastic transport links to big cities and local amenities without having them right on your doorstep, giving you that tranquil and unhurried atmosphere you’re after.
Meet fresh faces
Community spirit has never seemed so distant in the United Kingdom and it’s a shame. Many people are happy to go about their day to day lives in private but there are so many wonderful advantages to having a tight-knit community around you.
Some people might not even know the name of their neighbours and may get no more than a terse wave in passing but at a residential park, you have a whole community of like-minded people nearby.
Many experiences are defined by the people you share them with and residential parks are known for their uplifting spirits of friendship and camaraderie. Such a close-knit community also provides extra security and safety for additional peace of mind.
Become passionate about something new
The phrase ‘I always wanted to try that but never had the chance’ need not apply when you move to a residential park. With more time than ever on your hands and most residential parks being located close to towns and cities with lots of resources, moving to a park home could be your chance to fall in love with a new hobby or activity.
The surrounding facilities and countryside near most residential parks lend themselves as hotspots for hobbies, whether that’s a spot of golf, a reel good time fishing and hiking/rambling in the surrounding wilds.
Many residential parks also offer activities on the site such as dancing and bingo and many plots at Berkeleyparks locations have garden areas so that your green fingers can work their magic.
More time with the ones you love
Owning a park home allows you to live your retirement to the full and fully embrace the luxury of time. More time in your day and a more flexible schedule will mean that you can spend more time enjoying quality time with your family and friends.
You can choose a residential park not too far away from your family so that you’re always close enough for a cuppa but still have complete control over your independence and privacy. Should you wish to venture further afield and visit your family elsewhere, Berkeleyparks locations have good transport links.
Home is where the heart is
Home is where the heart is. Home sweet home. We don’t want to keep driving the idea home but it can be worrying to take a step forward and not know whether you’ll feel the same about living in a residential park as you did where you lived before.
Berkeleyparks are BIG on giving you all the home comforts you want. Park homes come in so many different sizes and layouts, for every taste and budget so there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you.
Whether you want a well-sized home on a large plot with a big living room for entertaining or fancy yourself as more of a culinary artist and a spacious kitchen is what you’re after, we work with some of the most well-respected park home manufacturers in the business to make sure you get exactly what you’re after.
Alternatively, you can bring your favourite furniture with you to one of our fully-sited existing park homes to make sure that when you’re falling in love with park home living it’s from the cushty perch of your dearest armchair.
Fall in love with the next step
If you want to start planning for your retirement or are looking to undertake this next step now, contact Berkeleyparks today to arrange a visit at one of our 51 parks throughout England and Wales. You can meet your prospective neighbours and get a taste of what the park has to offer.