Retirement villages are becoming a very popular option for retired living for many ageing people across the UK. It’s easy to understand why. When you move to a park home, you not only get to live permanently in a luxurious private property, but you also get all the fantastic benefits of having an easier to run and maintain home. When you consider this alongside the many perks of living in a like-minded village with amazing community spirit, is it easy to see why so many people have chosen park home living, it’s like a permanent holiday! We know, however, that it can be very challenging to choose a location. Riverside Meadow has put together a list of why we think South Devon is the perfect location to retire to.

Seaside towns

South Devon has a whole wealth of peaceful seaside towns and gorgeous rolling beaches to visit. Choosing to retire to Devon allows you to make the most of some of the most stunning beaches in England. Exmouth is just a scenic 30-minute bus ride from our park and is one of the oldest and most renowned beaches in Britain. Part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, Exmouth Beach boasts two glorious miles of golden sand, perfect for an evening sunset stroll or a gentle paddle in the deep blue ocean. Or, just a short distance away are the beautiful Dawlish Town and Dawlish Warren Beaches. Watch as steam trains travel on the train tracks behind the beach at Dawlish Town or sunbathe in a sheltered sand dune at Dawlish Warren. However you wish to relax, South Devon’s stunning coastline will have something for everyone.

Tranquil countryside

One of the fantastic benefits of park home living is that it removes you from the hustle and bustle of city dwelling and allows you to relax in a peaceful area. What could be more perfect than a morning walk through the stunning surrounding countryside of South Devon? Riverside Meadow is perfectly positioned on the banks of the River Exe, providing gorgeous riverbank views and stunning scenery. Getting in touch with nature can be a therapeutic way to spend your time and there is an abundance of well-kept parks, woodlands and gardens to explore in the local Devonshire area. If the local countryside is not enough, Dartmoor National Park can be reached by bus from Riverside Meadow and hosts 368 square metres of open moorland, country trails and breathtaking views to explore at your own pace.

Fabulous food

South Devon has some fantastic options for delicious meals, luxurious afternoon teas or fresh produce from the abundance of pubs, cafes and farmers markets in the local area. We all love going out for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink, and what better place to wine and dine than by the glorious River Exe waterfront. There are plenty of fabulous local restaurants on Riverside Meadow’s doorstep; to name just a few, The Galley Restaurant serves fresh fish and seafood dishes, The Passage House Inn has a range of local beers, wines and ales and overlooks the Exe Estuary and the Pig and Pallet dishes up mouth-watering barbecue meats, burgers and more! If all of that has got you feeling hungry, come down to South Devon and sample the local cuisine personally.

Amazing shopping

Just a short 10-minute bus ride away from Riverside Meadow lies the historic city centre of Exeter. Submerge yourself in shopping and culture in this fantastic, vibrant city. There are plenty of independent boutiques, high street chains and bustling shopping quarters to while away the hours in. If that’s not enough, explore modern shopping centres such as the stylish Princesshay centre with over 70 stores or the Guildhall Shopping Centre which fashionably combines shopping and dining for a fantastic day out.

Luxurious retired living at Riverside Meadow Residential Park

Finally, we recommend South Devon for your retirement because we are perfectly situated in Topsham, allowing you to enjoy all of the unique features of Devon we have just listed! Riverside Meadow is an exclusive residential retirement village development based in a coveted location, on the banks of the River Exe. Our prime location and amazing facilities make us the perfect spot to while away your golden years. We have amazing on-site facilities and are proud of the warm, friendly community atmosphere that our residents love. We have a stunning range of brand new, purpose built detached park homes available, choose from the Anthemthe Reprise and the Sofia.

To find out more about our retirement village here in Devon, give Riverside Meadow a call on 01392 874771 or click here to register your interest today.

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