Ask our residents

We put a series of Frequently Asked Questions to a our park residents. This is what they had to say...

Why did we buy a park home?
"With a limited choice of available bungalows, we did not want to live in a flat or an apartment."
Pam & John Pictor, Blunsdon Abbey Park, Swindon
"We wanted to down size and have enough money to enjoy the rest of our retirement."
Pam & Keith Markham, Pine View Park, Bedfordshire
"We have always liked them, having first looked at bungalows, but park homes are better designed, nice to look at and better value for money."
Mr & Mrs Deavin, Wildwood Park, Cotswolds
We have very much enjoyed our time at Blunsdon Abbey Park and like the close community feeling throughout the park.
What advantages would park home life give me?
"Quiet, peaceful living. A good community and someone near if you need them."
Julia Barley, Blunsdon Abbey Park, Swindon
"Park life had given us an affordable, modern home in a secure setting within a mile of town centre shops and facilities, leisure centre, library, hospital, GP and with a bus stop just outside the park entrance."
Pauline Welsh, Wildwood Park, Cotswolds
"Quiet, tranquil living in a friendly, neighbourly community.
"Mrs Heather Goodwin, Hillcrest Park, West Midlands
"I feel we have made more friends living in a park home than we would have done living in a house.
"Mrs C Bennyworth, Pine View Park, Bedfordshire
Would we be financially better off in a park home?
"Yes, council tax is Band A, while gas and electric bills are lower, as is water and sewerage charges."
John Pictor, Blunsdon Abbey Park, Swindon
"Our yearly fuel bills are a quarter of our previous home."
Mrs Heather Goodwin, Hillcrest Park, West Midlands
we are delighted with our new home feeling secure in the knowledge that due to magnificent support from Park Home Life, that we may look forward to many years of living in a well maintained environment.
What is the community like?
"The community is great – very caring and we feel safe, which is worth a fortune.
"Mr & Mrs Godsmark, Pine View Park, Bedfordshire
"Park Home life is the best ever! No rowdy people, total respect for your neighbours. The park where I live is lovely and clean, superb."
Lesley Cooper, Hillcrest Park, West Midlands
"Excellent, people tend to look out for each other. If somebody is poorly there is always somebody willing to do odd jobs for them, like run them to the shops or hospital."
Mrs C Bennyworth, Pine View Park, Bedfordshire
What is the most important advice you would give a purchaser?
"Choose your park home site carefully. Do your research. Speak to residents on the park."
John Pictor, Blunsdon Abbey Park, Swindon
"Visit the park several times on different days of the week and times of day to get a clear impression of the park. Chat to as many residents as possible for their opinions. Check out local facilities and public transport."
Pauline Welsh, Wildwood Park, Cotswolds
"Don't hesitate, go for it, it's like being in a world of one's own very friendly, very relaxed and much respected community."
Lesley Cooper, Hillcrest Park, West Midlands
"Look at the park owners website, accreditations etc. Speak to people on the park to check."
Glynis Bayliss, Hillcrest Park, West Midlands
What facilities should I look for on a park?
"Mains gas (essential). Parking for cars. Transport links. Being close to the shops etc."
John Pictor, Blunsdon Abbey Park, Swindon
"It was important for us to have parking space, garage, a small garden and easy access to local shops."
Pauline Welsh, Wildwood Park, Cotswolds
"We considered it important to have two good size bedrooms, one en-suite and bathroom, large garden and garages for extra storage."
Mr & Mrs J. Marriot and Mrs P Massey, Wildwood Park, Cotswolds
"Large garage, manageable garden, a well kept tidy park, mains gas and close to the amenities."
Mr & Mrs Deavin, Wildwood Park, Cotswolds
"New home with 10 year guarantee, no immediate maintenance."
D & A Tait, Wildwood Park, Cotswolds

Testimonials

It is stress free living. We're making a new garden and there's less to keep clean. The park is quiet and friendly... and we were able to bring our cat with us.
Mr & Mrs R.W. Graty
Park home residents
On retirement, having made the decision to downsize. Our new park home suited our budget, lifestyle and standard of living.
Mrs Welsh
Park home resident
After selling our business and deciding to retire we found that by downsizing to a new park home, we would free up some capital to enjoy our retirement.
Mr & Mrs J. Marriot and Mrs P Massey
Park home residents
It is a stress free lifestyle and like being on holiday all year round, with money to spare and enjoy after downsizing.
Mr and Mrs Graty
Park home residents
We enjoy a quiet, friendly community and stunning views over fields to the woods where we can see all kinds of wildlife.
Pam and Keith Markham
Park home residents
The residents are very friendly and a few of us go out once a month which is great. We had a 'ho-down' last summer to meet a few more people on the park.
Pam and Keith Markham
Park home residents
Park Home life is the best option for us as it has allowed us to downsize whilst maintaining a good standard of living.
Mrs Welsh
Park home resident