From a city-centre apartment to a bungalow in Scotland

Please meet the charming Debbie Thirsk, resident of our Park Village Residential Park in Crieff, Scotland.

She moved into her new home at the end of July 2017 and is really looking forward to enjoying a fantastic relaxing summer this year!

We caught up with her over the phone and she had a very interesting story to tell us. Read on.

Before the move, I used to live in Hull in East Yorkshire in a city-centre apartment as I was working as a commercial accountant.

When I made up my mind to retire to a quieter way of life, I always knew that it had to be in Scotland. Even though I have family spread across the world, I have a lot of friends in Scotland.

So I started with attending shows and searching on the web. I actually looked online for a couple of years as I wanted the perfect location to spend my best years of life.

Also, I wanted a bespoke home!

When I went to visit Park Village Residential Park – I loved it instantly. The plot backs onto the local park (Mcrosty Park). And the Barvick burn runs through there as well.

My Home

So designing my forever home was very important for me. I actually went in for one of the biggest sized homes – a 50 x 20!

I also merged 2 home styles – I chose the outside of an Omar Colorado & the inside of an Omar Heritage! That helped me get an amazing open-plan kitchen with an island!

I also have a fabulous summer home in my garden where I indulge in my craft & knitting work. I am so looking forward to sorting everything out soon just in time for the summer.

My lovely garden

I just love just sitting in the garden, which is getting more established this year.

It is just so beautiful in here and even when I am not in the garden, I enjoy watching all the birds and animals out of my windows. I have been told that the salmon and trout can be seen leaping in the burn at the back of the garden in Sept/October, so I am going to try and experience that this autumn.

The Wildlife

Currently I have 2 grey and 2 red squirrels that visit me daily to be fed, along with the usual robins, blue tits, bullfinch and an occasional woodpecker. There is a heron that can be seen perched in the trees around the park, although he hasn’t visited my garden yet.

But last June, and again this year, we had a visit from an escapee peacock – he came from a wildlife park 10 miles away, and we actually featured in the local Perthshire press as well. I managed to trap him for the wildlife park last year by helping them set up a trap in my garden and they have set it up again now, but this time after spending 2 or 3 weeks with us, he appears to have gone walkabout again.

He became a firm favourite with the residents here and all of us gave him a name- “Dave”.

The Park

It is a really friendly park and we have a whole mix of people from various backgrounds. We have a ladies social group on our park. We regularly organize events such as regular bingo nights and we recently had a quiz night as well.

Our Residents association is very good and helpful and helps with any issues. Our resident park manager couple Eric & Dorothy are very helpful and lovely people. They won the park manager of the year award from Wyldecrest Parks.

Park Village, Crieff

It is a small park, only 39 homes and all plots are occupied. There is currently only one brand new show home for sale, plus one pre-owned home. Please click here for detail on the Omar Regency for sale (36 x 20) for £114, 995.

If you’re looking to discover the very best Scotland has to offer Park Village is the perfect location for you. This stunning park is situated on the northern fringe of the town of Crieff on the edge of the picturesque Scottish Highlands, the ideal setting for anyone interested in nature.

Crieff itself is the principal town in the beautiful valley of Strathearn in the heart of Perthshire and is within easy distance of Scotland’s rugged west coast and the fishing villages on the east coast. Crieff has a lot to offer and as a centre for the arts, antiques and crafts is very popular with tourists. The nearby Drummond Castle Gardens are a sight not to be missed as is the Famous Grouse experience, at Glenturret – Scotland’s oldest distillery.


  • Situated in the beautiful village of Crieff
  • Range of supermarkets
  • Crieff Food Company – Locally sourced supermarket
  • Full range of independent shops
  • Golf courses in Crieff
  • Bus stop outside park
  • Breathtaking countryside
  • Riverside position
  • Famous Grouse Whisky Experience, Crieff

Why not see for yourself, please get in touch with us and book a visit to Park Village today?

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