For those who are over fifty-five and looking to retire to a mobile home park with attractive gardens and lots of space, St. Ives Park in Cambridgeshire is the perfect place. It is also situated just ten minutes away from the town centre and there is a regular bus route for those that do not drive. The park is also close to local amenities which is very helpful for residents.
Why choose St. Ives Park?
St. Ives is a very special park, which over the years (and lots of care and attention) has matured into a thriving community. As we have mentioned, the park is perfectly suited to over fifty’s who wish to take it easy and relax in the park living lifestyle. The gardens on the park are maintained to a very high standard and have gained an excellent reputation on the park.
Things to do near St. Ives Park
As the park is located so close to St. Ives, let us begin by exploring this stunning market town. St. Ives boasts a rich history, which dates to the Saxons AD500 and has an imposing statue of Oliver Cromwell! Local markets are a regular presence in the town centre, on Mondays and Fridays. It is a great place to feel the buzz of the town with locals and visitors exploring the many stalls. There are opportunities to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, and clothing, all sold at very reasonable prices.
There is a picturesque river called the River Ouse that flows through the town. A fun activity for visitors to St. Ives is cruising in style on one of the many boats, there is a local company that can offer a fun experience with a tour guide.
Anyone for lunch? The selection of places to dine in St. Ives will not disappoint. There are several pubs and restaurants offering mouth-watering menus and lovely places to relax and enjoy the environment. Once the energy levels have been replenished, the next stop should be to wander around the various antique shops in St. Ives. There are even places where visitors can bid on their chosen items, so there are bargain hunting opportunities available!
One final must-do activity is to take a scenic walk over St. Ives Bridge. The bridge dates to the 15th century and goes over the River Great Ouse, St. Ives. An interesting fact about this beautiful bridge is that is one of only four bridges in the UK that has a chapel attached to it.
Huntingdon is a mere twelve minutes from St. Ives and again, offers a lot to explore. This is a market town with a solid history. The town has lots of fascinating buildings which date back to the times of Oliver Cromwell who was famously born in this town. Huntingdon has lots of local shops to enjoy and weekly market twice weekly in fact on a Wednesday and Friday, which is always very popular. If you prefer a quiet stroll in the park, there is a small well-maintained park to walk around, with a maze and a bandstand, or head to the Riverside Park which again offers walkers wonderful views and relaxation.
Residents living at St. Ives Park are very lucky to live just half an hour away from the famous city of Cambridge. Visitors travel to this historic and cultural city from far and wide and it is not difficult to see why. One day will not be long enough to cover all the city. One of the most famous activities to do in Cambridge is punting along the river! These can be organised with a tour guide, or it is possible to hire one and try doing it solo. The views are spectacular, and it will be lots of fun. If that is a little energetic, the City Bus tours are a popular way to visit. Here, there is the opportunity to sit back and relax or hop off to explore an area that interests you.
From learning all about the Egyptians to exploring the North and South Poles at the Scott Polar Research Institute, the culture available in Cambridge is vast. A great place to start is to visit The Cambridge Museum where there is information about the history of the city dating back over 300 years. Take some time to learn about the heritage and people of times gone by. For visitors that love food, then Cambridge is the perfect place to really go to town. The range of food types ensures that there is something for everyone, whether it is a chilled brasserie lunch or a French five-course meal for two, there is something for all.
Cambridge is also a prime-time location for shopping. The city has a seven day a week market with stalls offering items from clothing to vegetables! Cobbled and ‘oldy world' streets are home to many independent boutiques and shops, whilst the centre offers not one, but three shopping centres. Here visitors will find their favourite high street shops and more and one day will most turn into a repeat visit!
Why buy a home at St. Ives Park
St. Ives Park is the ideal location for a perfect mix of relaxation and opportunity to explore the local area and beyond. The park is spacious and offers residents a tranquil place to enjoy their retirement years. Being part of the Berkeley Parks family also offers residents the peace of mind that they are in good hands. For those looking to purchase a new home on-site, it is worth noting that all the new homes sited are fully furnished and have tiled roofs, LP gas central heating and double glazing. The brick skirt, paths and steps are included in the price quoted. For those looking to explore the option of park home living for their retirement, a trip to St. Ives Park in Cambridge should be on their list of parks to visit.
St. Ives Park