“Have you seen the Vicar of Dibley? Well it could have well been shot in Saltmarshe castle as the atmosphere and the setting is exactly the same. For me, this TV series was synonymous with English countryside and the charming village life-and I feel I’m living that exact same life now. There is gossip, there is banter and we all live like one big family!”
Please meet Fred (Frederik De Groot), who lives in Saltmarshe Castle Park and is also the Manager of the park.
Fred moved to England in 1996 from the Netherlands. He’s been living in Saltmarshe for about 2 years now and feels he doesn’t want to move anywhere else anymore!
I think this area –Bromyard is really an underestimated part of England. It is actually beautiful and has so much to offer in terms of history, culture, places to see, things to do, countryside, nature and so on!
There is an immense sense of freedom and serenity as you are in pristine countryside which is dotted by lovely villages. People take so much pride in their villages that it’s very heartening and also you get spotless, friendly villages to visit and enjoy.
The whole of Bromyard has an amazing sense of community, it really does. The Christmas Lights switch-on which happened recently was proof to that. Almost everyone turned up & you won’t believe it- everyone knows everyone on a first name basis.
Even the local Doctors’ know all residents on a first-name basis.
Saltmarshe Castle Park is nestled in the grounds of Saltmarshe Castle, a former country house and estate. A massive upgrade and developments programme is under way on the park and we’re unveiling and restoring some of its most historic features.
We have a lovely little tuck shop in the park which is run by the lovely Joan. It has a café and also lots of little bits and bobs. The shop is literally the life of the park. It’s the social hub and she regularly holds events like Psychic evenings etc. which are immensely popular. Her daughter is a florist in London, but she visits regularly and organises flower-decoration classes for the residents.
The Halloween Ball was such a fun event and I have never seen more ridiculous outfits in my life! We are all looking forward to the New Year Eve’s Ball which is being held at the club.
Also, did you know, the great British Morgan car (the iconic British sports car, famous the world over for their unique blend of craft, heritage and pure driving experience) has its flagship factory nearby! You can experience a factory visit, a drive and also their museum, happy days!
The lovely restaurant right next to the park – http://www.liveandletlive-bringsty.co.uk/ is an excellent place to hang out as well. It has a very Hansel & Gretel feel to it and the food is exceptional. They try to use local produce and have amazing views from their garden.
We are getting some development work done for 2019, with one of the projects being to develop the lakes on the park for fishing. We have 2 good-sized lakes in our grounds and we are getting them ready for coarse fishing. I can picture myself sitting there on a quiet day just watching the world go by!
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.
Why not see for yourself, please get in touch with us and book a visit to this lovely park today!
If you are considering the move to a park home or you’re interested in buying a park home, text HOME to 82228 or visit our website https://www.wyldecrestparks.co.uk/, or call us at 03301337300.