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Follow the transformation

A really exciting opportunity has arisen for us to totally refurbish and renovate one of the original brochure park home properties here on The Elms. Back in 1987 12a Birch Grove, a large 42 by 20 foot park home, was sited on The Elms for residents Mr and Mrs Finn.

Situated on a superb plot adjacent to the lake with stunning views and a prime end plot location with a garage, this property was used to feature in our brochures back in the late 1980’s. Oh how times have changed…

Mr and Mrs Finn loved their new park home and took great pride in its appearance. Unfortunately, not long after they moved in to their new home, Mr Finn passed away. Mrs Finn however, embraced life and became quite a character here on The Elms riding around on her three-wheeler bicycle and coming up to the office just for a kiss from John Kinch! She swore this is the reason she moved here! Mrs Finn went on to enjoy many happy years here at the Elms until she sadly passed away in December last year, having been a resident here for nearly 30 years!

Due to progressing ill health in her later years, the property has had little maintenance work carried out on it, so when the opportunity arose for us to purchase the property back, we decided it was perfect for us to take it under our wing and inject some life back into this property on such a prime plot. We decided to write blog posts about its progress to show you how an older park home, that some may think is near to the end of its life, can actually have a new lease of life injected back into it and look just as good as new.

Before: A few pictures of what the property looked like in May 2017…


These pictures taken in September 2017 show that the garden is all cleared, the kitchen has been stripped out and the transformation is on its way.

More pictures will follow shortly revealing some very exciting changes…

Track progress of this renovation project as we go through each stage and see the exciting developments that will take place as we transform this 1987 property into 21st century living.


Big changes are happening as we can see from the latest pictures taken in October!

The new kitchen is really starting to take shape and the new doors and wardrobes give a fresh feel to the bedrooms.


To make the most of the impressive views we are opening up the kitchen window area – wow what a view this will be!

birch grove

Latest updates for November – Scaffolding went up last week all in preparation to install a brand new roof. Now it’s really starting to take shape!

new roof

A bit of an update on our refurbishing. 

The bathroom has been fitted and tiled, giving it a luxurious and modern finish. The kitchen has also been fitted and tiled.

The rest of the home has also been decorated throughout – next stop the carpets… 


These are the latest transformation photos from March 2018. It’s all coming together now!




We have finally been able to get on with the outside work of the refurbishment project at 12a Birch Grove. Check out the transformation photos!

When the renovations are finished this prime park home property will come on the market for sale, so watch this space.

Follow the transformation project through our Facebook Page! 


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