New to Gransnet, I imagine this has been discussed before, but we are thinking of retiring to the coast so we can clear mortgage and get a cheaper house. First of all I am worried about taking us an hours drive from our friends and family - will people come to visit, or is that going to be increasingly unlikely? I wanted to be nanny by the sea (my kids don't have kids yet) but am I more likely to be nanny that lives too far away?
secondly, I'm thinking are park homes too good to be true, looks cosy but is it? And also I think that might make it even more unlikely we'll get lots of visitors. DH isn't in great health so we can't be too isolated.
I am not sure why a park home would not be 'secure'? My sisterIL's is just as secure as any other bungalow apart from the site being leasehold, which is often the case with apartments too. And an apartment would not have a garden if the DGC come to stay.
The other thing is that they may not always want to visit the same place for their holidays. We did decide not to move back to where we lived because we would have been an hour or two away from the family - but I still would like to be near the coast.
The ones where you have to move out for two weeks a year are holiday sites. Why would anyone buy one as a permanent home - the day will come when you can't just hop off somewhere else for a short while.