If you are beginning to formulate plans for your retirement, there is much that needs to be taken into consideration. After all, when you’ve worked hard throughout your entire life, it’s only natural that you will want to make the most of your retirement to enjoy some quality ‘me’ time! Many retirees also enjoy the increased opportunity to indulge in their favourite pastimes, take up new hobbies, and spend more time with friends, family, and loved ones.
If this is starting to sound familiar, we’re here to help. Allens Caravans’ retirement caravans and residential park homes are ideal for retirees, providing the opportunity to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery that surrounds our parks. What better way to maximise the opportunities that retirement can bring than by investing in a park home?
Retirement is something that many people look forward to, and it is a time that should be greeted with open arms and a smile. However, others dread the possibility of having too much time on their hands or staying in the same location that they have been in for their entire working lives.
So, to help you put your mind at rest and expand your options a little, we have compiled just a few of the reasons why you should choose a retirement caravan or residential park home for your retirement.
As we have already mentioned, some people approaching retirement may be feeling concerned about having too much time on their hands without the need to go to work every day. Another common worry is that you will end up getting bored or feeling as though you are wasting your time by not doing anything productive. While it may take a little while to successfully switch from an on-the-go corporate mindset to a more relaxed pace of life, when you do manage to achieve this, you will reap the multitude of benefits that life on a residential park can bring.
Additionally, you don’t need to spend every day doing the same thing to feel calm and relaxed. One of the best things about our residential caravan parks is that they offer a wide range of amenities for residents to enjoy – both on and off-site. This allows our residents to mix and match their day as they please, making the most of both our facilities and the local area.
This may seem like an obvious point, but for many people, the expanse of free time stretching before you once you retire may seem daunting. However, this should always be seen as a good thing!
Having plenty of free time available to you is a wonderful advantage of retirement. Without the constraints of work and managing a hectic lifestyle, you are opening yourself up to the opportunity to do whatever you want, when you want. This level of freedom is highly sought-after by many people, so you should do your best to view it as a privilege and a reward for all your hard work over the years rather than something to be dreaded.
Ever wanted to take up a new hobby, or simply wished you had more free time to indulge in your favourite pastime? Whether you want to spend more time with loved ones, see more of the stunning British countryside, or even just something as simple as reading more books or cultivating a beautiful garden, the relaxed way of life to be found in a residential caravan park is ideal for helping you achieve your personal goals. Say goodbye to clock-watching or struggling to find the time, and instead, make sure your hard-earned retirement is time well spent.
Retirement caravans also offer a sense of freedom and a chance to escape the hectic hustle and bustle of town and city life. Instead, residents can enjoy a lovely, long retirement set amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.
This increased time and flexibility also mean that you have the freedom to do what you’ve always wanted to do. Whether that’s to head out on regular countryside rambles or simply to relax with loved ones in your state-of-the-art residential park home, the choice is entirely yours.
Also, you have the freedom to choose the location and appearance of your retirement caravan. From the park you pick to your new home’s size, interior, fittings, and more – you have complete control over almost every aspect of your residential park home. This high level of freedom offers you a great way to create your very own bespoke, personalised park home. Featuring all the important amenities alongside your favourite home comforts, a modern, luxurious retirement home can be the home you have always dreamed of owning.
One of the highlights of life in our residential caravan parks is the community feel at the heart of each park, and the opportunity it provides to be social all day, every day.
However, every once in a while, you’ll want a little bit of privacy. Whilst you have plenty of privacy indoors, you might find that sitting on your deck or in your garden, with the world walking past and stopping to say “hi” is a bit much.
Of course, that’s not to say you don’t want to catch up with your Boules buddies, just that you need a little time and space to yourself. It might be that you want to enjoy your morning cuppa in peace, or you might just need to enjoy your own space. Either way, there are a few ways you can turn your caravan into a private haven.
Trellis is a nice alternative to fencing because it gives you privacy, along with a decorative element, and it doesn’t completely block out the world beyond. You can use trellis panels, or you can invest in a couple of free-standing trellises with planters incorporated into the design, which will only serve to make the blocked off area more attractive. If you don’t fancy having plain wooden trellises, you can use paint in almost any colour, from the bright Caribbean blue to light pastel hues.
If you prefer a little bit of greenery in your outdoor space, box hedges are a great way to create a border without making it look like just another plain structure. The hedge will not only add colour and freshness to your sundeck or outside space but as organic material, it will serve to enhance the miniature ecosystem surrounding your park home plot. You can get as creative as you like with the topiary aspect of a box hedge, but the important thing is that it will serve its purpose and look good doing it.
It might be that you want a temporary privacy solution; one that can be moved around as needed and used to create a homely indoors-outdoors vibe. In such cases, traditionally indoor pieces can work a treat. A vintage room divider or decorative screen will be freestanding, making it ideal for a deck or patio. As well as the decorative elements of the screen itself, the piece will give your outdoor space a little bit of character, whilst offering you plenty of privacy. Don’t be scared to mix and match different screens either, as this will only enhance the vintage feel.
Modern residential park homes have come a long way from their humble beginnings. Not only are the retirement caravans of today much more comfortable, luxurious, and spacious than older models, but as a general rule, they have also become far more affordable. This means that residential park homes are becoming increasingly more sought-after as a cost-effective alternative to standard bricks and mortar properties.
One of the benefits of park homes becoming more affordable is that you don’t need to worry about missing out if your retirement budget is a little tight. In addition, this should leave you with more money to enjoy the facilities and activities in and around the park, providing you with the opportunity to partake in the hobbies and pastimes you’ve always dreamed of giving a go!
After all those years of hard work, you deserve to enjoy a luxurious life post-retirement. Bearing this in mind, Allens Caravans offer plenty of leisure facilities and amenities for your comfort. From central heating and double-glazed windows to driveways and fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms, our park homes rank highly when it comes to convenience and luxury.
Our residential caravan parks offer a wide range of amenities including leisure centres, indoor pools, tennis courts, bowling greens, on-site fishing opportunities and much more. Local shops and transport facilities including bus stops are just a short walk away from our parks. Plus, to ensure all residents feel safe, our caravan parks have year-round, on-site security wardens and managers.
When you are wondering whether a park home is a good investment or not, remember that it isn’t just the home you are buying, you are also buying the lifestyle. The convenience of our fantastic facilities right on your doorstep makes for the best retirement that you could hope for.
The country lifestyle is a very healthy one. The environment and air we breathe is cleaner, the air is fresher and there is always plenty of calm and peace to be found in the countryside. With so much natural beauty surrounding our parks, there is plenty to see and do, allowing you to enjoy an active lifestyle beyond the facilities onsite. Life at a residential park home is a lot healthier, ensuring you have a better standard of living.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to wake up and see gorgeous, picturesque views from your window every single day? How wonderful it would be to enjoy a life away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, a life of calm and relaxation?
Make this dream of yours come true by investing in one of the many residential park homes located in tranquil residential caravan parks offered by Allens Caravans. This year, you can make a conscious lifestyle change and enjoy the life you have always dreamed of.
The homes in our residential parks are a great investment. Increasing numbers of people are saying goodbye to their stressful city lives and moving into our residential park homes, simply because it gives them a better quality of life. Many post-retirement couples look to downsize their homes and move into more efficient and convenient properties. In these situations, our residential park homes are ideal.
At Allens Caravans, we believe in the importance of comfort and luxury for every resident. For that reason, we offer an enviable range of facilities and amenities across our residential parks. If you are interested in purchasing a retirement caravan but are not quite sure which location to go for, simply take a look at our selection of residential parks.
Our website can give you more information and greater insight into the lifestyle that Allens Caravans can offer you, but if you would like further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced and knowledgeable team today.