The ultimate guide to buying a park home

Our simple buyers guide will make it easy for you to get started on your journey to purchasing a Willerby Bespoke park home. With just five easy steps and support available from our in-house experts, you’ll be living the park home dream in no time.

The Charnwood Willerby Bespoke park home living and dining room

Owning a park home is a unique form of home ownership with countless benefits

For the retired or semi-retired, park home living provides a secure and peaceful lifestyle, as well as offering you the chance to live within a like-minded community. It’s a popular route for those looking to downsize and fund their retirement by releasing capital by selling their bricks-and-mortar homes.

Making the move doesn’t have to be daunting, we can help answer all your questions. Read on to find out how much a park home costs and if you can live in a park home all year round.

Our definitive guide to buying a park home gives you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Taking you through the process, step-by-step, you will be enjoying the park home lifestyle in no time.

Ready to take the next step in your journey? Visit one of our showgrounds to view our homes in person or call one of the Bespoke team who can answer any questions you still have.

Step one - do your research.

Buying a park home is a big purchase and even bigger lifestyle change so we recommend doing lots of research before getting started. Here’s some things to consider: - What’s your budget? - What’s your timeframe? - Where do you want to live?

The Acorn Willerby Bespoke lodge dining

Step two - shortlist potential parks

Once you’ve decided on a location, we’d recommend creating a shortlist of potential residential parks you want to live on and be sure to visit them all, speaking to the park owner and other residents to get a real feel for park life.

The Kingswood Willerby Bespoke park home dining room and lounge

Step three - reserve a plot or a showhome

Once you’ve decided on the park you want to live on, you have two options - you can either purchase a showhome the park already has on the site, or you can reserve a vacant plot if you want the chance to order a bespoke home.

The Delamere Willerby Bespoke park home living area

Step four - choose your home

If you’ve reserved a plot and need to choose the perfect Willerby Bespoke model for you, why not book an appointment at one of our showgrounds to view a range of models. Once you’ve chosen your home, our team will work with you to ensure it’s designed to your exact liking.

The Charnwood Willerby Bespoke park home kitchen

Step five - get ready to move in

Your new life starts now - it’s time to move into your dream home. Consider things like changing your Doctor’s surgery and updating your contact details with your banks, employees etc. Once you’ve moved in, we recommend reading your Owners Handbook to be sure you know everything there is to know about your new home.

The Hazlewood Willerby Bespoke park bedroom

What’s the difference between a residential and holiday park?

As much as we’d all love to holiday all year round, locating your park home for residential use requires a lot more consideration than that of a holiday home. As well as finding a park with the right ambience and sense of community you’ll need to make sure that it meets the legal requirements for all year round residency. Here is our guide to the fundamental difference between the two types of parks.

Benefits of park home living
There are a host of benefits of becoming a Willerby park home owner from offering an affordable living solution with a low maintenance property, to releasing equity from your current home and joining a like-minded, friendly community in a safe and secure environment. Design your home to your exact specifications, choose your layout and colour schemes and enjoy your home in a beautiful location that you’ve always dreamed of.

How much do park homes cost and what are the running costs?

The price of your park home depends on a range of factors including; location within the UK, model and size of the home, interior specification, plot size and plot location - parks in areas of natural beauty or prime locations often carry a premium. We advise you to enquire at your chosen park for an “on park price” which would include the cost of the home, transport and siting costs plus any decking or landscaping, should you desire these. Just like a domestic home there are similar costs to consider for a park home including; gas, electric, water, council tax, insurance, and ground rent. These are often significantly lower than a bricks and mortar property and are worth investigating beforehand.

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