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What Are the Pros of Owning a Residential Park Home?

What Are the Pros of Owning a Residential Park Home?

As the desire for peaceful and comfortable retirement living in the UK grows, residential park homes have become an increasingly popular choice. If you’re looking for change and are considering your accommodation options, here’s how retirement living could benefit...

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Can You Get a Mortgage on a Residential Park Home?

Can You Get a Mortgage on a Residential Park Home?

If you're looking for a new place to call home in retirement, a residential park home could be an attractive option. But can you get a mortgage on a residential park home in Yorkshire? Let's take a closer look.   Is it possible to get a mortgage on a residential park...

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Homeowners Q&A: “We’ve found our happy place.”

Homeowners Q&A: “We’ve found our happy place.”

Tell us about yourself We are Lynn and Trevor Simpson both aged 71, born and lived in Leeds until Gateforth Park beckoned. We retired from working around 10 years ago but owing to various commitments we have only recently fully retired. Prior to this Lynn was a...

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Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Show 2023

Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Show 2023

We had a wonderful time showcasing Gateforth Park alongside York House Leisure's holiday parks at the Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Show 2023 this week. Our stand was busy for all four days of the show with visitors chatting to our park managers Carol and Paul and...

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Welcoming our new park managers

Welcoming our new park managers

We are delighted to welcome our new park managers Carol and Paul Tott to our wonderful Gateforth Park team. Originally from Stockton on Tees, Carol and Paul have had varied careers both at home and abroad. They join us from a touring park in Filey, where they worked...

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How long can you stay in a residential park home?

How long can you stay in a residential park home?

With over 250,000 people now residing in residential park homes across the UK, park home living is an increasingly attractive lifestyle choice for those over 50 or entering retirement. And it doesn’t take long to figure out why!     Residential park homes offer a...

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Which Size Park Home Do You Need?

Which Size Park Home Do You Need?

With many park home models available at Gateforth Park, each with unique designs and features, you may be wondering where to start with choosing your perfect residential park home.  This guide will help you to understand all the different possibilities – from square...

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New residents and more reserved plots on Phase 2

New residents and more reserved plots on Phase 2

The next stage in Gateforth Park’s development is gathering pace after the summer months have seen new residents welcomed and more plots reserved on Phase 2. With the first two sets of homeowners moving in by the end of July to the stunning Lakeside properties, this...

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Phase 2 well underway after Open Weekend

Phase 2 well underway after Open Weekend

We’re only two weeks in to May and it’s been an exciting month already at Gateforth Park. Phase 1 has completely sold out and the first home has been delivered on Phase 2. And did we mention our successful Open Weekend? Phase 1 sold out We are delighted to have...

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7 Hobbies To Take Up During Retirement

7 Hobbies To Take Up During Retirement

As providers of residential park homes in Yorkshire, we know a thing or two about living the good life during your retirement or even semi-retirement. While the work-free life or winding down your working week can be a little daunting at first, it presents a whole new...

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Hive of activity as spring arrives at Gateforth Park

Hive of activity as spring arrives at Gateforth Park

The warmer weather and the arrival of spring has heralded lots of activity at Gateforth Park. Although we have been maintaining the park throughout the winter and progressing with the development of Phase 2, recent weeks have seen activity ramp up even further....

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Winter at Gateforth Park: Phase 2 takes shape!

Winter at Gateforth Park: Phase 2 takes shape!

The winter weather hasn’t dampened activity at Gateforth Park and we’ve been cracking on with the exciting next stage in the development. With our team on track to welcome the first residents to Phase 2 of our residential park in Spring this year, construction is well...

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Best Places To Visit In Yorkshire During Your Retirement

Best Places To Visit In Yorkshire During Your Retirement

Whether you live in Yorkshire or just nearby, this diverse county offers a trove of hidden gem locations to visit during your retirement. From the breath-taking Yorkshire Coast to the charming natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, we’ll run through our top picks for...

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Homeowners Q&A: “We loved the park at first sight.”

Homeowners Q&A: “We loved the park at first sight.”

Tell us about yourself. We are Colin and Liz. We are both 63 years old, from Manchester and are now retired. When did you move to Gateforth Park? We moved to Gateforth Park in March 2021 from Tyldesley in Manchester. What model of park home do you have? We live in a...

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