Wyldecrest Parks has just expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of a new mobile home park. The company has stepped into Herefordshire with the purchase of Saltmarshe Castle Caravan Park, its first site in the region. “This is a stunning park! Wyldecrest can’t believe that we’ve had the opportunity to find such a gem and are proud to add to our portfolio”, says Wyldecrest Parks’ Chairman Alfie Best.
The brand new Wyldecrest site, located on 67 acres of land, within a peaceful rural setting, approximately 2.5 miles north of the town of Bromyard, is currently planning to over 360 park homes with planning permission for 520.
The area is renowned for its scenic beauty and ancient towns and cities, including Herefordshire, Worcester and Leominster. The park itself is laid across elevated and gently sloping south facing land, with many of the caravans enjoying views over the surrounding countryside. The park has been created in the grounds of Saltmarshe Castle, a former country house. Although the Castle itself was demolished many years ago, parts of the outer walls and turrets still remain together with various outbuildings and stables, making this a historic and beautiful park.
With a capacity for over 300 people, the Club Complex, which includes restaurant, lounge bar and a games room amongst other leisure areas, is just one of the unique facilities on this park. The site also offers the opportunity to enjoy outside activities including play area, football pitch and fishing lake.
Already planning ahead
Wyldecrest Parks is already working on the development programme to improve its unique facilities. “We’re looking forward and have already allocated a £1.5 million budget for the park’s upgrade over the next 2 years”, explains Alfie Best, who also adds that the money will be spent with local contractors and the company will look to employ seven people to run the new acquisition. “This park will be a heavenly retreat for people to both live and holiday”, he guarantees.
The Essex-based company, valued at £200 million, is one of the biggest mobile park home operators in the UK and is set to become the largest in the country by the end of this year. The company, owned by the successful Romany Gypsy entrepreneur Alfie Best, has added 14 parks to its portfolio just in the last year, and now boasts 44 residential and holiday mobile home parks spread across the country, and expects to spend up to £17 million on new acquisitions by the end of 2015.
Wyldecrest Parks is the only park operator to be ISO 9001 accredited within the market and to have nationwide parks across England, Scotland and Wales.