Did someone say cream tea?
A short chat with our lovely resident, Joan Sherwood who also runs the cosy café-shop on our most popular residential park – the Saltmarshe Castle Residential Park.
What made you choose Saltmarshe Castle Park?
I have lived in the Herefordshire since about 1990 with my husband and we just love the area and the park. The park has some amazing views and the location is excellent as well.
You run the shop/café in the park, what made you do that?
Well I realised I had a lot of spare time on my hands and I decided to start off with a small shop-café for the local park residents. Another reason was that it was a big park and I knew that if I ran my shop well, the residents would be more than happy to visit the shop for their daily needs.
And also there was this idea at the back of my mind that it would be really nice to have a place which could become the focal hub for the whole Saltmarshe community. Our Café holds special events like Psychic evenings, Valentines party, various art & craft workshops and a monthly flower-decoration workshop. I must say that the events are very popular and we get amazing participation from the entire park community.
How is life in the park?
Life has been great, I never imagined running a café-shop but here I am and enjoying every moment of it. I love that everyone on the park are so caring and loving.
You won’t believe it, but I recently went on holiday and before going I had mentioned to a few friends around the park that I wanted to re-decorate the shop/café. You won’t believe it, when I came back – my lovely friends had re-decorated it completely!
Since I had lived on a caravan near the park, I had experienced the whole community aspect of it. So when we transitioned into a lovely Park Home, it was a very natural and also a very good decision. The homes are cosy and modern and extremely easy to clean and look after which is a blessing!
Anything else you would like to share with people who are thinking about park homes?
Well, I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It is a very good decision that we made and I am so glad that we made it.
I would invite anyone who is thinking about the move to come over for a cream tea and have a chat with us! And some of my home-baked bread pudding which is an absolute bestseller 🙂
Saltmarshe Castle Residential Park
Wyldecrest Parks would like to present from among its portfolio of more than 75 parks- the most beautiful & stunning park- set in 67 acres of woodland in the grounds of the stunning Saltmarshe Castle Residential Park.
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 boasts of ancient towns and cities like Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester and Leominster.
To the west lies the Borders region of Wales, famous for its black and white villages.
Within the surroundings of this gorgeous and historic site, 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 garden centres, family restaurants with homemade food and handcraft gift shops. This amazing park is ideal for those seeking a quiet retreat with easy access to the major towns and cities of the Midlands.
A massive upgrade and development are underway in the park and we’re unveiling and restoring some of its most historic features. We have some amazing homes available in this park, now massively reduced.
If you would like to have a chat with our friendly advisors, please call us on 0330 133 7300