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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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Pros And Cons To Residential Park Living

Pros And Cons To Residential Park Living

An estimated 160,000 people in England live inresidential park homes. And with aspirational locations and like-minded communities, it’s no wonder why! You might be wondering if these sites are only for people who have retired. But while the beautiful scenery, amazing...

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A wonderful summer at Gateforth Park

A wonderful summer at Gateforth Park

It’s been a fantastic summer here at Gateforth Park as we’ve welcomed more residents to their new homes and have been assisting others with their preparations to join us in the near future. With just six plots left for Phase 1 of our residential park in North...

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Are Residential Park Homes Warm in the Winter?

Are Residential Park Homes Warm in the Winter?

Believe it or not, we are approaching the end of the British summer. The nights are getting longer and very soon the temperature will start dropping. The good news is that if you live in a Gateforth Park residential park home, you can stay warm and safe throughout the...

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Growth and blooms at Gateforth Park

Growth and blooms at Gateforth Park

Gateforth Park really has been blossoming over the last couple of months, and not just in the flowerbeds! With resident numbers growing as quickly as the plant life on the park, it’s been wonderful to see it so vibrant and active as a proper sense of community...

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Just 18 plots left for Phase 1!

Just 18 plots left for Phase 1!

Interest in our fantastic residential park homes remains high and we are now well over half way to filling all the plots for Phase 1 of the Gateforth Park development. We now have just 18 plots left, and have welcomed residents into 14 homes so far, with two more...

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Can You Live in a Residential Park Home All Year Round?

Can You Live in a Residential Park Home All Year Round?

Residential park home living is an increasingly popular option for retired and mature people in the UK. In this blog, we’ll be looking at what’s involved with residential park home living, assessing the benefits and asking the all-important question - can you live in...

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How to Stay Active in Retirement

How to Stay Active in Retirement

Retirement can be the beginning of an amazing part of your life. If you stay mentally and physically active you can enjoy the best retirement, have fantastic adventures, make new friends and have a happy, fulfilling life. Whether you live in a residential park home,...

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Introducing our new park managers

Introducing our new park managers

With the community at Gateforth Park growing by the month, we are pleased to welcome our new park managers to the team. Amanda Kenney and Andrew Balderson are now living on the park and will be ensuring that everything runs smoothly at all times. They’ll be keeping...

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Positive start to the new year at Gateforth Park

Positive start to the new year at Gateforth Park

The first months of 2021 have brought some new show homes, new residents and new site managers to Gateforth Park, along with lots of other exciting developments! It’s a constant pleasure to see the park transform with every home that arrives or flowerbed that’s...

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Things you should do and see in retirement

Things you should do and see in retirement

Are you ready to retire and relax? Or is retirement just the start of the next big adventure? If you’re looking for the best things to see as your life moves beyond the 9 to 5, read on. Go backpacking If you missed out on the thrill of a gap year, it’s never too late...

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Keeping your park home plans moving!

Keeping your park home plans moving!

If you’ve been thinking about making the move to a park home, you may have decided to put your plans on hold until the coronavirus pandemic is over. But let us help keep your plans moving! Here at Gateforth Park we are doing everything we can during these most...

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Park Home Highlight: The Residence

Park Home Highlight: The Residence

Park home living offers a range of accommodation options, and our series of Park Home Highlight blogs looks at the homes that are available at Gateforth Park. In this blog, we take a closer look at the Residence from Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes. This...

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Who can buy a Gateforth Park residential home?

Who can buy a Gateforth Park residential home?

We think retirement living in the UK should lend itself to a bit of luxury. That’s why we’ve developed Gateforth Park into one of the best places to live in Yorkshire for the over 50s. Simply choose a plot that suits you, and get ready to enjoy a relaxed, stylish...

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Autumn sun: November at Gateforth Park

Autumn sun: November at Gateforth Park

Gateforth Park seemed to be bathed in an autumnal glow for much of November, and it's been wonderful to see the site looking so lovely in the gorgeous sunshine. The pretty views of the countryside surrounding the park have been a constant delight, with the Autumn rays...

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What’s it like living in a park home?

What’s it like living in a park home?

What's it like living in a park home? There is now doubt, after a year like 2020, that life as we know it is changing.  We have all spent a lot of time at home and this has been an opportunity for us to assess our lives and how we want to live.  Many people have found...

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Welcoming more new residents to Gateforth Park

Welcoming more new residents to Gateforth Park

It’s been another busy month here at Gateforth Park with lots of developments on site and the exciting arrival of more new residents. New residents at Gateforth Park After welcoming our very first residents Sue and Gez just a few weeks ago, we’re delighted that three...

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