Why Buy a Park Home?
Apart from the way they are constructed, a park home is almost exactly the same as a modern bungalow. Most Park homes have central heating, double glazed windows, pitched roofs and new homes are normally supplied fully furnished. It is the way of life that is special. Residential Park Home estates are usually sited in rural or coastal areas, attract older and retired people and are generally regarded as very secure and possessing a sense of community often lost elsewhere.
In every respect park homes are modern homes with all the usual facilities of fitted kitchens, often two bathrooms (one ensuite), bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and access to broadband and satellite TV.
Best of Both Worlds
What makes park home communities different is that, like Crosbie Towers, they are usually located in rural or seaside areas (in our case both!), and they tend to attract older residents (indeed as at Crosbie, many parks restrict residency to older people) and so there is a greater sense of community with a greater likelihood of knowing all your neighbours not just one or two. This is the park home lifestyle.
The main difference is in the legal tenure of the property. You buy and own the home but the ground it sits on is usually rented from a site owner who levies a monthly rent (or pitch fee) for the services provided such as drainage, street lighting etc. Here at Crosbie Towers, gas and electricity are site supplied and metered and while we enjoy the public water supply the site has its own sewage facilities which reduces this element of the Council Tax. The park enjoys full telephone and broadband coverage.
2019/2020 Annual Charge
Covering maintenance of the park and associated services.
This cost is offset by the lowest Council Tax rate, being set at Band A.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I live permanently in a park home at Crosbie Towers?
Yes, we have a Permanent Residential Licence granted by North Ayrshire Council in 2019
Are park homes suitable for people with a disability?
Yes, definitely. They are all on one level and can be easily adapted.
Is the park restricted in any way?
Yes, we restrict residence to the over-50s age group for ownership of a home although a spouse or partner may be a bit younger. Children may not reside or register for school, but they are welcome visitors at any time including to stay for short holidays.
I have heard that park homes are not like Bricks and Mortar homes?
Quite right. They are differently constructed but just as robust and just as warm; In fact, newer park homes are better appointed than most modern bungalows and visitors are constantly surprised at the interior size and layout.
Do I get title deeds for a park home?
The form of tenure is different in that you own the home and not the ground it stands on. Title deeds in Scotland apply to the land so do not apply in this case but you do receive a legally binding contract between you and the site owner which allows you to remain in your home as long as you want and to sell it on if you so desire, just like a traditional home.
At Crosbie Towers, are the holiday homes and permanent homes mixed together?
No, they are situated in two different areas of the park.
Is there car parking at the homes?
Yes, and we have lots of visitor parking