You may have heard people talk about ‘park homes’, but what does it mean? What is a park home and why are so many retired or semi-retired people choosing to ditch traditional brick and mortar properties in favour of low maintenance, detached, luxury, bungalow-style park homes? We’re here to answer all the questions you may have about what owning a park home really entails!
A park home is different to a holiday home as it is occupied by the resident as their permanent address. These detached, single-unit homes are set on individual plots, sometimes called ‘pitches’ and are located in private estates, called residential parks. A residential park is an area of land that has pitches, common areas and facilities created for permanent living. Whilst you may be the owner of your park home, the pitch where your home is located is rented out to you by the owner of the residential park, meaning you must pay a pitch fee as agreed with the park owner. The site will be covered by UK licensing laws subject to the local authority, meaning your home is protected by the Mobile Homes Act 1983 and 2013.
A park home itself is a bungalow-style home, fully fitted out with all the necessities you’d expect to find in a conventional house. Park homes often come fully furnished and are connected to essential services such as water, gas, electricity, phone lines etc. These glamorous homes are cosy and comfy without requiring huge amounts of maintenance and up-keeping, making them the perfect place to retire when you may want to slow down the pace of your life and stop wasting time on chores! Here, at Haytor View, all our park homes are built to British Standard BS 3632. This higher standard of quality assures you that the property is purpose-built for full-time living. This standard requires proper insulation and energy efficiency, so you can be certain your property is fit to handle the blustery winter months.
Our range of homes gives you the power to choose the layout and design of your home and you can also pick from a choice of colour schemes available. What’s more, these properties come with a 10-year structural warranty, giving you peace of mind and the assurance that your home is protected.
You may be wondering if a park home is really viable for full-time living, but the life span of modern park homes is designed to last on average 70-80 years, or longer! It is easy to see why so many people have chosen residential park living for their retirement. With a lower maintenance, cheaper property, you can free up time and money to do the things you want to in life, like visit the beautiful countryside surrounding your park home or spend time with other like-minded residents in the community.
If park home living sounds perfect for you, get in touch with us here at Haytor View! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help answer your questions or organise a viewing. Give us a call today on 07725 818223 or click here to make an online enquiry.