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Why Static Caravans are the Perfect Option for Retirement

Posted by Pam Slater on 24th March 2022
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Retirement is a time for life to wind down.  It is the opportunity to explore your surroundings, take things a little slower, watch every sunset and find joy in every sunrise.  It is the point in life where one explores the options that will improve their lifestyle.

When retirement comes it is not uncommon to consider having more holidays closer to home and that leads many to think “would a static caravan be a worthwhile investment?”.  Here are some reasons why a static caravan is the perfect option for retirement.

The Lifestyle Choice

Why Static Caravans are the Perfect Option for RetirementThere is no bigger or better investment one can make than the one when they invest in their own health.  Owning your own static caravan in the countryside increases your exposure to many health benefits.  Consider what it encourages you to enjoy.

  • Sunlight

Whether it is taking a walk on the beach or in woodland, or simply sitting out on the front porch of your caravan, you will have the chance to enjoy the sun.  Standing in direct sunlight at any time of the year encourages your body to make Vitamin D, Calcium, and other nutrients that help make you strong and healthy.  But that is not the only benefit an afternoon relaxing in the sun can provide you with.  It can also kill bacteria, reduce blood pressure, help you get a better night’s sleep, all the while bringing you joy, comfort and lasting memories of relaxing days.

  • Fresh Air

If you live in a town or a city, it can feel like fresh air is hard to come by.  Owning a static caravan in the countryside provides the opportunity to get away at any time to enjoy some fresh air.  Fresh air is known to boost the immune system thus improving your overall health.  It may also improve your heart rate, provide your body with more oxygen, as well as help you to digest food more efficiently.

Buying a static caravan in your retirement can really improve your health, and may help to keep you in better overall health as you age. Who wouldn’t want that?

Stress-Free Holidays

Consider the stress involved with booking a holiday.  First, you need to debate over where you want to go, how much you are willing to spend, what type of property you’re going to stay in, where you are going to eat, etc.  If you’re flying somewhere you have queues at check-in, security, the gate, and much of that is repeated at the other end.  The effort can seem more and more tiresome as you grow older.

Now, consider owning a static caravan.  When you have the luxury of a holiday home available all year round, holiday planning looks more like this.  Decide you want a holiday.  Pack your bags.  Leave for the holiday.  Everything you need is already available and sorted at the other end.  Stress-free.

Get Away at Any Time

Why Static Caravans are the Perfect Option for RetirementWhen you are retired or semi-retired, you find that you have a lot more time on your hands than you used to.  But you don’t need to spend your days wondering what to do with yourself.

If you purchase a static caravan at a holiday park then you will have access to an adventure any time you want it.  If you wake up one Thursday morning and think, I could do with a walk in a nature-inspired area, you simply need to drive to your static caravan and enjoy the journey as you look forward to enjoying your caravan, park, and countryside.  No worries, no planning, no restrictions.

The freedom of being able to relax on holiday at the drop of a hat is good for your mental wellbeing.  And nothing bad can be said about having access to as many relaxing holidays as you want in a year.

You can also invite family and friends to join you, making lasting memories for the whole family.

Cost-Effective

Static caravans are cost-efficient when used frequently, compared to the cost of flights, apartments or hotels.

Those who are in the process of retiring or who are semi-retired often access their savings or the 25% tax-free portion of their pension to fund the purchase of their holiday home.  Once they have completed that purchase, they never have to spend a fortune on holidays again, and they have the option to create extra income.

Extra Income

Owning a holiday home comes with the opportunity to rent out your caravan for others to use.

That expense you now avoid every time you want to go on holiday flips, and you have the opportunity to make income from others who would like to stay in your holiday home.  By renting out your static caravan when you are not using it you will be bringing in extra income that can help make your lifestyle more comfortable and can actually pay towards your original investment and annual costs of your holiday home.

Always check the Park Rules for the holiday park you are considering for your static caravan purchase to determine any rules around this option.

Explore Your Perfect Retirement Holidays with Coastal Kippford

Why Static Caravans are the Perfect Option for RetirementWhen it comes to finding the perfect static caravan holiday home for your retirement, why not consider the beautiful area of Coastal Kippford?  This wonderful and often undiscovered location gives you access to nature walks, woodland, beaches, and a plethora of historical places to explore.

You don’t need to take our word for it!  The following comments are from a Coastal Kippford Static Caravan owner of 14 years.

“We have found that when it comes to a place of peace, tranquillity, community, and safety, Coastal Kippford has it all…  Being retired I spend a lot of time at the park.  The static itself is not the only home away from the home vibe that you get, the park comes with a sense of community.  Other static owners are looking for the same peace and tranquillity as yourself.  This goes a long way to making the place feel safe.”

Read the full experience of Angela and Paul Harrison in the following blog: Is it Worth getting a Static Caravan at Coastal Kippford?

Check out the static caravans for sale at Coastal Kippford.  Viewing appointments available 7 days a week.  Contact us on 01556 620 636.

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