Cornwall is a popular holiday destination for people of all ages. Home to a wealth of wonderful seaside towns and coastal escapes, it often makes for a great way to break free from the humdrum of everyday life! But what if you were to escape out to North Cornwall for good? For thousands of people, the area provides incredible retirement potential.
Meadowlands Court, based in Bude, can be found to the north of this beautiful county. This park home community is specially designed and cultivated to provide safety, security, peace and tranquillity to all its residents. Available for people aged 45 years or older, two-bedroom properties are coming available now for anyone who wants to take the chance to make a break for the coast.
However, there are likely going to be a few questions you’d like to ask about the community before you buy a property here. In this guide, we’ll let you know all the crucial details. What’s more, we will introduce you to the stunning county of Cornwall, and we’ll maybe even make a few suggestions for trips you’d like to make. Start planning your retirement now!
About Meadowlands Court
Meadowlands Court is a fantastic development which is designed to offer unparalleled comfort and class. Developed as a gated community in Bude for single retirees and couples, moving to Meadowlands means you'll be meeting likeminded people. You'll also be on the doorstep of many local attractions and famous sights. However, you will be nestled away just enough for it to feel peaceful and harmonious.
This park community is surrounded by sandy hills, extensive coastlines and incredible walks and trails. You'll be able to get to and from quaint Cornish towns, seaside haunts and more besides. What's more, the gardens here are beautifully landscaped, meaning it will always feel as though you are coming home to your own little slice of heaven.
Meadowlands Court welcomes buyers who bring pets, too! Therefore, if you have a furry friend or two who you'd like to bring along with you, they can be right there to move in on the big day. Meadowlands Court's bungalows are surprisingly spacious and are designed with fresh new facilities and dressing for you to enjoy from day one.
Park communities like Meadowlands Court are a rarity. This is a magnificent Cornish gem, one which you may wish to take a closer look at if you have a fondness for the local area.
Exploring the Local Area
Cornwall is a county which is full of surprises. It is a hub of family holidays, with seaside fun here having been enjoyed for decades and decades. It’s also a region which is full of heritage and character, all of which is vibrantly celebrated from town to town. Take a look at long, glistening coastlines, walk along the sandy plains, or take in an authentic tea room or two! Cornwall is home to some intriguing market towns, too, which you will certainly want to explore from the comfort of Meadowlands Court.
Here are just a few ideas you might want to bear in mind for when you move into your new park home. All of the following resorts, towns and sites of interest are accessible via public transport or a short drive. Meadowlands Court is well-connected to the main roads, which means you’ll never feel too far off the beaten track!
Of course, one of the first places you’d probably like to explore is stunning Bude. Meadowlands Court is based here, which means it is only a short trip down the road to experience the town centre in all its glory. A traditional market town, Bude is a quiet, yet characterful little place. It’s famous with locals for being fantastic for sailing, fishing, and even for playing golf. What’s more, the town is a certified award-winner, having clutched the Best UK Coastal Town prize in recent years.
Bude is popular for its rugged coastline and its wide access to the wild and wonderful Cornish waters. There are beaches for miles around, many of which are dog-friendly. Why leave your pets at home when you can take them on a Bude adventure? The town is proud of its reputation as a busy, yet secluded Cornish resort, well-known in the local area, but perhaps not as big a tourist draw as you might expect. For anyone looking for a spectacular seaside retreat without the crowds, Bude is somewhere you’re going to want to head for.
While in Bude, make a point of heading out towards Widemouth Bay. This popular coastal bay is famous for its incredible array of rock pools and has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Beach Award in recent times. Therefore, you know that you're heading to a resort which has been carefully looked after for everyone who visits. Many people visit Widemouth Bay to learn how to surf or body-board. You're never too old to give anything new a try!
Intrigued by ancient English legends? Cornwall is home to plenty of fascinating historical sites. However, Tintagel Castle is something that little bit different. The incredible rugged plains and castle ruins here once played host, it is told, to King Arthur of the Round Table. If that’s not fascinating enough, you can explore the rocky terrain to spy on genuine medieval artefacts and buildings, as well as to gaze across the beating waters beyond. Even the approach to the castle itself is stunning! It’s definitely a local trip you will want to take a camera to.
Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm
Prefer taking some time out to sample a bit of local produce? How about some genuine Cornish cider? Or cyder, perhaps! Healy’s Farm can be found out in Truro on the North Coast, meaning it shouldn’t be too much of a drive from nearby Bude. It’s a great little farm environment where you can see and sample fruit produce made here, including genuine cider and traditional apple scrumpy. This is Cornwall at its tastiest and most tantalising!
For a chance to sample an authentic fishing village in its sleepy, yet industrious element, do make a point of heading out to the gorgeous Port Isaac. This coastal village is home to a welcoming community, and it’s a location which has plenty of history. You might be able to learn more about traditional fishing and the growth of the port industry here when you visit! Port Isaac is a fabulous little trip out in North Cornwall, particularly as it is free from the noise and bustle of many big tourist attractions. If you’d simply like to take the time to relax in a pleasant, rural slice of traditional Cornwall, we highly suggest you make a beeline for Port Isaac.
Newquay is one of Cornwall's most famous towns and resorts, and for a good reason. For many people, it's home to some of the best surf-friendly waves on the whole of the Cornish coast. What's more, it's a fantastic resort built for family adventures. It's also home to many popular festivals and events, making it a hotspot for anyone thirsty for some coastal fun. Newquay isn't too far from Bude itself. That means, if you find the market town or nearby Port Isaac to be a little too sleepy for your tastes, you can always live it up over on the North Coast!
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
If heading into the popular resort of Newquay doesn’t tickle your fancy, take a gentle day out to Lappa Valley. Here, you’ll find a woodland train which will take you across some of Cornwall’s most carefully-maintained railway tracks. It’s a great day out for all the family, with plenty of kids’ activities and attractions dotted along the way. For fans of steam engines in general, however, this is a day out you are not going to want to miss.
Why Move to Meadowlands Court?
Homeowners residing at Meadowlands Court have access to an incredible amount of beautiful scenery, and access to some of Cornwall’s most popular sights and sounds. It is based in a cleverly secluded location – not too far away from where the action is, but just detached enough for it to feel comfortable. If you have looked for retirement plots elsewhere in Cornwall, it may be time to think about heading out to Bude.
Meadowlands Court is a development which is continuing to grow popular with local retirees, and with people who simply want to experience the Cornish coast up close and personal. There is nothing quite like taking the time to appreciate the English seaside. It is a world away from the cities and towns on the mainland, and what’s more, it is always difficult heading back from a Cornish holiday.
Therefore, why not become a local? Meadowlands Court properties are available now for purchase. As they are growing in popularity, there has never been a better time to start thinking about heading to Bude. Why not take a look at what’s available?