We are back to the lovely Saltmarshe Castle Park to meet a lovely couple Mr & Mrs. Clarke who have moved in about 2 weeks ago.
Hope you enjoy reading about their experience of selling their properties in France & UK & moving into a park home bungalow.
Q. Where were you living before moving into a park home?
We were living in a 1 bed apartment in Sidmouth in Devon.
Q. How was the transition period/process for you? How long did the whole moving process take?
Well we had a property in France and a property in Sidmouth to sell. However this process was actually only 4 and half months long.
Q. How did you hear about Wyldecrest Parks?
We actually saw about Wyldecrest on the internet as we searched for park homes in and around Herefordshire. We came across a few older looking homes and then saw the brand new ones on Wyldecrest and thought how lovely they looked.
We then realised that Saltmarshe Castle Park was perfectly situated in the location they were after as we have family in the area.
Q. What made you pick Saltmarshe Castle Park?
We really wanted something rural as that’s what we love but we didn’t want to be situated too far from everything we needed. So we loved the location as it is rural but you still have your local amenities, Bromyard down the road and Leominster only a drive away.
This also meant we were only 1 hour away from family so this was ideal considering our previous location was hours away from family.
We also absolutely fell in love with the park its self with the views and countryside.
Q. What were the top reasons for moving into a park home?
Our friends had actually purchased a park home and we were amazed by the facilities within the park and all that comes with the home.
Finance side of things, a park home really does have so much to offer at such a great price.
Q. What was included in the sale?
- Fully fitted kitchen
- Two completed fully fitted bathrooms which they kindly swapped a bath to a shower room as we preferred two showers.
- Fully carpeted
- TV stand
Q. What were the most important factors which needed to be right when you chose the park & the home?
The location of the home was very important to us. But we really love that a park home is easy to maintain and this was important when purchasing the home.
It was also important for the views around the property, and we completely fell in love with the views where our home is situated.
We also had to factor in the price of the home. This was extremely affordable for everything you get. If we were to purchase a home/apartment where we used to live this would be triple the price so we were over the moon especially with the views.
Q. What is the best part of living in the park?
We have only been living on the park for 2 weeks however there is such a friendly and helpful atmosphere here.
It’s so tranquil and peaceful and you really can’t beat it.
Even though there is lots of development going on park, you can see how life here will be. The workmen on park have also been so helpful. Very friendly and have even offered to do the odd jobs for us.
David and Martin have been fantastic. And Mark the park manager has been brilliant.
Q. What entertainment options or trips they make often around the area?
We have been down to Sapey Golf Club.
Through the years we have been at many golf clubs but not as golfers but as socials members and this is what we plan to do at Sapey Golf Club.
We have been for lunch with family already and had a fabulous meal. And we are very grateful for the discount cards you get as being a park home owner.
Q. What made you choose this home?
We loved the separate study, as I love to keep all my paperwork and filing separate. And the utility room was a huge plus as we have somewhere to go with dirty shoes; my husband preps the veg it’s just such a useful space.
The vaulted roof was also a huge reason we picked this home as it just feels so open and makes such a difference.
Thank you so much Mr & Mrs Clarke for sharing your story with us!
Saltmarshe Castle Residential Park is located in a peaceful and breath-taking woodland setting, approximately 2.5 miles north of the town of Bromyard on the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It is situated with south facing views overlooking the Bromyard Downs and Malvern Hills.
This park is situated in the endless grounds of Saltmarshe Castle, a former country house and estate first owned by the Higginson family and then through the generations to the Barnaby family in 1946. Although the Castle itself was demolished many years ago, in 1955, parts of the outer walls and turrets still remain, together with various outbuildings, stables, ice house, and cider wheel, making this park a unique place to live.
Bromyard, the nearest town, is where you will find all your local amenities, doctors, dentist, optician and vets along with the local shops.
The area is renowned for its scenic beauty and many ancient towns and cities, including Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester and Leominster, all accessible by the local bus services in Bromyard.
Within the local surroundings of this gorgeous and historic park, you can find a wide range of farms, many of them selling locally grown fresh produce and ingredients, as well as some of the most amazing centres, family restaurants with homemade food and handcraft gift shops.
There are at least 7 new show homes available to see on the park with a choice of plots available as well