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 long, dark winter months. In this short article, we will take a look at how winter living in our residential park homes can be a warm and cosy experience.

High spec properties

You might think that our residential park homes are built to a lower spec than most traditional bricks and mortar housing. But at Gateforth Park, our residential park homes are all built to a spec that offers excellent insulation and is very easy to heat. And because of this very high spec, you will find that your gas, water and electricity bills should be lower than in most older traditional homes.

Manage your utility bills

All of the residential park homes at Gateforth Park are supplied with LPG Gas on site. This is supplied and billed directly from Calor Gas. Electricity and water (as well as sewage) are distributed to each home via meters, and bills are paid directly to the park. This makes it very easy to monitor and pay your utility bills, helping you to avoid any nasty surprises when it is time to pay.

Stay connected and online

We know that the winter months can be lonely. Adverse weather and dark nights make it hard to get out and about, but at Gateforth Park we pride ourselves on our community spirit.

Residents are encouraged to take an interest in their neighbours and socialise with other park residents. Plus, it is easy for our residents to get online and connect with the outside world. Each residential park home property is installed with a high-speed fibre internet connection. All residents need to do is find a supplier and get connected.

Stay secure

Let’s face it, dark, cold nights can put you on edge, especially if you are living on your own. At Gateforth Park, we want our residents to feel secure all year round. Our park is a gated community, helping to give residents peace of mind that they are safe and secure in their properties.

Do it yourself

There are also a few simple measures you can take yourself that will help your property stay warm and cosy in the winter months. Curtains can act as another layer of protection for your property, so make sure you close them as early as possible during the winter.

It is also sensible to move your sofas and armchairs away from radiators. This may seem counterintuitive, but it will allow the heat from the radiators to spread around the room. Finally, remember to keep your internal and external doors and windows closed. Even very small gaps will allow heat to escape.

Gateforth Park is a high quality new residential park homes development in North Yorkshire. Our peaceful and friendly gated community will help you enjoy the very best retirement living UK park homes can offer. Find out more about our ultra-modern accommodation or book a visit.