We caught up with the lovely Mr Bird & Ms Hardman who have recently moved into our gorgeous Saltmarshe Castle Park. They previously lived in a 4-bedroom house on the outskirts of Worcester city before they moved.
Q. How did you hear about Wyldecrest Parks?
We saw some Wyldecrest Parks homes & articles on a Facebook ad and we decided to investigate further.
Q. What made you pick Saltmarshe Castle Park?
We were originally looking for a place down south, however once we started looking this ended up being too far for us to move. So we came across Saltmarshe as it’s perfectly situated not far from where we were currently living with Worcester and Hereford 30 minutes away and we actually came to one of the open days held at the park back in April 2017.
We both absolutely fell in love with the park, sounds silly but it was like driving into centre parks and we just fell in love with the woodland around and the countryside.
Q. What were your reasons for moving into a park home?
Our top reasons for moving into a park home were the location of the home on Saltmarshe, the views and location that park homes have to offer as they are secluded, beautiful and you are almost in your own little world. The cost of living here is so much more affordable.
The woodland walks that are on the park, the fishing lake, all this on our doorstep.
Q. What needed to be right when you chose the park & the home?
The most important factors which needed to be right when we chose the park home were the drive, we really wanted a driveway.
Location of the home, as when we chose the plot this was very important where our home would be facing however we do have the most perfect views from wherever we look.
Even just after the first week of us living here, we knew we had made the right decision. The air is so much cleaner and fresher. There’s no light pollution.
We just do really feel like we are on a holiday.
Q. That’s so nice to hear! So what do you feel is the best part of living in the park?
The best part about living on the park, is where we are situated has the most beautiful scenery. The park is so clean, the air is clean. Sounds funny but even the nights are so dark due to no light pollution, so we are sleeping so well.
We love the nature and wildlife that we have right outside our door. Sheep in the field opposite and we have seen so many different birds.
There is nothing better than waking up to these views, starting your day with a view that we now have it’s the best part to the day.
Q. What entertainment options or trips they make often around the area?
We have popped up for lunch at the Sapey Golf Club which was lovely. Love that we have the use of a shuttle bus on the park which we have caught a couple of times.
Even though it’s not all finished we are excited to use the fishing lakes when they are filled up again with fish. And the woodland walks.
Q. A lot of people attribute a great sense of community to the park home lifestyle. Was a sense of community living important when you chose the park lifestyle?
Everyone on park is so friendly which is refreshing. We only have neighbours on one side at the moment so we have been alone with our one side of neighbours so we do look forward to gaining other neighbours.
Staff on the park are very helpful and nice as are the workmen.
Q. What made you choose this particular park home?
We loved that the home was open plan, it felt so spacious and with all the glass Velux windows the views are just spectacular.
It really is just picturesque, with the windows and views it really brings the outside inside which we love especially with all the nature around.
We also loved the separate study area, this was super important for us.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It will help a lot of people who are thinking about downsizing or moving into a parkhome from what have been their homes for years!
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