Lancashire is a truly unique part of the world. In fact, it’s a very unique corner of England, with a superb blend of countryside and coastal resorts waiting to be explored. It is a popular holiday county, however, more and more people choose to move out here to retire and to enjoy the natural surroundings. Carr Bridge Park is a popular residential park on the outskirts of Blackpool, one of the most popular resorts and communities in the region.
Carr Bridge Park is designed to offer luxury living to all residents, with a bespoke neighbourhood set up for peaceful living and wide access to some of the finer local haunts. It is an exclusive community open to residents aged 55 and over. Therefore, it has a close-knit, laid-back atmosphere, which is what many people will be looking for from a retirement community in their local area.
In proximity to Blackpool and other famous Lancashire spots, Carr Bridge Park is popular with residents who would like to take the time to explore the county and everything it has to offer.
About Carr Bridge Park
Carr Bridge Park is a unique park home location which provides residents with ease of access to cities such as Blackpool, Lytham St Annes and Poulton-le-Fylde. It is a safe and secure neighbourhood, with management and maintenance on hand to ensure that all residents’ concerns and queries are handled carefully and efficiently. Pitches here vary in size, as do the properties, which means it is always worth taking a closer look at what may be available at any given time.
The park’s properties are plotted carefully to allow for private living, while residents will still be within walking distance of one another. It therefore gives people a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, as well as to retire to their own private lodges whenever they wish. Privacy and discretion are key points here, as the park understands all residents are going to want their own space.
The park boasts well-maintained grounds and gardens. This means residents will never have to worry about tending to their own plots, or about making sure the local area looks pleasant to behold. The Carr Bridge Park team works extremely hard to uphold a fantastic community that is always pleasant to return to. It is not only aesthetically pleasing, but is fitted with all the modern amenities and standards residents will come to expect.
The park is ideal for anyone approaching retirement age who wants to break from the chaos of everyday life. It is keenly positioned so that residents can see countryside and coast from their doorsteps. It is also well-linked, which means it is never impossible to find new adventures just outside the gates.
Residents can come and go as they please with parking access and secure gating services. Only park staff and residents will have access to the community at any one time. Therefore, homeowners will rest easy in the knowledge that threats of crime and intrusion are safely diffused. Carr Bridge Park is one of the safest parks of its kind in the general area, making it an ideal spot for anyone worried about moving to an unsavoury neighbourhood. It is the perfect, enclosed community for residents who want to spend their retirement years close to nature, and within reach of a wide variety of local facilities.
Carr Bridge Park’s location is partly what makes it so popular with new residents. While holiday parks and resorts are common in the wider area, it is rare to find a residential community so close to all of Lancashire’s finest attractions. Certainly, the park is likely to be one of the first communities of its kind people will come across near Blackpool itself.
However, the park is never too far from local action, nor is it too close. Residents here benefit from a slower pace of living than most. Based just off the main roads, yet nestled away from annoying noise and light pollution, residents can always get a good night’s sleep. There are few parks which offer such a fantastic balance.
Residents also benefit from a balance of coast and countryside. To the West, homeowners are free to explore Blackpool and its sandy shores. To the East, residents can venture through the verdant countryside of North Lancashire.
Carr Bridge Park is based just off the M55 on the way to Blackpool. It is therefore very easy to spot and to plan routes to and from. Once again, the links to the motorway won’t mean that noise travels far. The community’s design and position make for a fabulous sound barrier, one which many residents will be keen to take advantage of.
Anyone travelling from Preston can also find the park with ease, as it is just to the West of the city. It is a short journey down from the city of Lancaster, too.
Those who wish to travel to and from the park via public transport can do so easily, thanks to the presence of a bus stop just outside the main gates. This will link residents to nearby villages and towns, such as Kirkham and Weeton. Residents can also take public transit routes out towards bigger locations and resorts such as Blackpool with ease.
From up on high and all around, residents can sample spectacular sights all across the Lancashire countryside. Carr Bridge Park proudly sits in a semi-rural location, giving residents the option to wander through the greenery or to check out local towns and cities. This popular park continues to grow as well as to welcome new residents year after year.
The Local Area
Blackpool, of course, is likely to be a big draw for anyone who would like to move out into Western Lancashire. It is a popular seaside resort which famously welcomes families of tourists all year round. Many people refer to it as the ‘Las Vegas of the North’. However, residents who want to take a look at less high-octane pursuits can sample the quaint villages of Lytham St Annes and Great and Little Plumpton, both close to the park. It is also possible to venture further North to sample some Areas of Natural Beauty and incredible, unspoilt countryside – if a break from the hustle and bustle of the coast beckons.
Carr Bridge Park staff also recommend visiting the Clifton Retail Park out in Blackpool itself. This retail location is just over a mile away and offers a variety of big-name high street brands and stores. However, many people will prefer to look at the local scene in more detail. There are local cafes and traditional shops and stores just a short walk away, meaning that most residents' daily groceries are taken care of. Otherwise, they can feel free to use the nearby bus stop to take a look at what else the wider area has to offer.
Market towns in the local area, such as Kirkham, will appeal to residents who are keen to explore the local heritage and to learn more about the local Lancashire way of life. There are many modern facilities which are scattered across the region, too, however, visitors will feel the rich and varied history alive and in the air as they walk around!
Countryside walking trails, coastal villages and spa resorts are all easy to spot with just a quick survey of the surrounding area. With roads close to the park, residents will always be able to park up and drive out to look into Lancashire on their own terms. Anyone who may be stuck for something to do can always ask the team at Carr Bridge Park for ideas and recommendations. The team are always happy to help new residents settle in and really find their place in the local area. Therefore, it never hurts to ask for more information.
Many residents choose to head into the local villages for pubs and restaurants, as well as to sample local wares and handicrafts. Lancashire is a county which has a very unique take on the world, from its popular seaside trails to its heritage in its many villages and towns.
Why Choose Carr Bridge Park?
Carr Bridge Park will appeal to anyone who wants to move closer to the coast and the country. What’s more, its exclusive appeal lies in the fact that it is only open to over-55s, meaning that prospective homeowners will be moving into a like-minded neighbourhood.
The community also provides stunning views of the surrounding natural area, as well as access to modern facilities and close transport links. Carr Bridge Park is in a fantastic position to offer peace and tranquillity, while never being far from the cities and towns people love to explore in their own time.
Residents choose Carr Bridge Park for its long-standing reputation, as well as its spectacular properties and pitches. It is a residential park designed to offer a unique neighbourhood experience, inspired by modern suburbia but with exclusivity and security which will be difficult to find elsewhere.
Carr Bridge Park
PARK RULES FOR CARR BRIDGE PARK Preface In these rules: • “occupier” means anyone who occupies a park home, whether under an Agreement to which the Mobile Homes Act 1983 applies or under a tenancy or any other agreement. • “you” and “your” refers to the homeowner or other occupier of a park home. • “we” and “our” refers to the park owner. These rules are in place to ensure acceptable standards are maintained on the park, which will be of general benefit to occupiers, and to promote and maintain community cohesion. They have been drafted taking into account the requirements of the Site Licence, and Fire Safety requirements. They form part of the Agreement by which homeowners occupy the pitch in accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended. None of these rules is to have retrospective effect. Accordingly: • They are to apply only from the date on which they take effect, which is 20/11/2014; and • No occupier who is in occupation on that date will be treated as being in breach due to circumstances which were in existence on that date and which would not have been a breach of the rules in existence before that date. The Park Home 1. You must ensure that at all times the Park Home complies with the definition of a “mobile home” as set out in the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended, (or any definition that may subsequently amend or supersede it) Condition of the pitch 2. You must not erect fences or other means of enclosure other than hedging and you must first have obtained our approval in writing (which will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed). You must position the hedging so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions, and fire safety requirements. 3. You must not have external fires, including incinerators, however you may use barbecues of the gas powered closed lid type. 4. You must not keep inflammable substances on the park except in quantities reasonable for domestic use. 5. You must not keep explosive substances on the park. Storage 6. You must not have more than one storage shed on the pitch. Where you source the shed yourself the design, standard and size of the shed must be approved by us in writing (approval will not be withheld or delayed unreasonably). You must position the shed so as to comply with the site licence and fire safety requirements and where practicable it should be sited at the rear of the home out of sight of public view. The footprint of the shed shall not exceed 8’ x 6’ (48 sq. ft. / 4.4593 m2). 7. Where room permits, 1 greenhouse may be erected on the pitch. Where you source the greenhouse yourself the design, standard and size of the greenhouse must be approved by us in writing (approval will not be withheld or delayed unreasonably). You must position the greenhouse so as to comply with the site licence and fire safety requirements and where practicable it should be sited at the rear of the home out of sight of public view. The footprint of the greenhouse shall not exceed 6’ x 4’ (24 sq. ft. / 2.2297 m2). 8. You must not have any storage receptacle on the pitch other than the shed mentioned in rule 6 and any receptacle for the storage of domestic waste pending collection by the local authority. Refuse 9. You are responsible for the disposal of all household, recyclable and garden waste in approved containers through the local authority service. You must not overfill containers and must place them in the approved position for the local authority collections. 10. You must not deposit any waste or rubbish other than in local authority approved containers on any part of the park (including any individual pitch). Business Activities 11. You must not use the park home, the pitch or the park (or any part of the park) for any business purpose, and you must not use the park home or the pitch for the storage of stock, plant, machinery or equipment used or last used for any business purpose. However you are at liberty to work individually from home by carrying out any office work of a type which does not create a nuisance to other occupiers and does not involve other staff, other workers, customers or members of the public calling at the park home or the park. Age of Occupants 12. No person under the age of 55 may reside in a park home. Noise nuisance 13. You must not use musical instruments, all forms of recorded music players, radios and other similar appliances and motorised equipment and vehicles so as to cause a nuisance to other occupiers, especially between the hours of 10:30pm and 8:00am. Pets 14. You must not keep any pets or animals except the following: - Not more than 1 domestic cat. You must keep any cat under proper control and must not permit it to frighten other users of the park, or to despoil the park. - Those which are housed in a cage, aquarium or similar and remain at all times within your home. Note The express terms of a homeowner’s agreement contain an understanding on the part of the homeowner not to allow anything which is or becomes a nuisance, inconvenience or disturbance to other occupiers at the park and this undertaking extends to the behaviour of pets and animals. Note These rules do not have retrospective effect. If the keeping of the pet complied with the previous rules, an occupier will not be treated as being in breach when these rules take effect. However, when the pet dies or leaves it can only be replaced if this would comply with these rules. 15. Nothing in rule 14 of these Park Rules prevents you from keeping an assistance dog if this is required to support your disability and Assistance Dogs UK or any successor body has issued you with an Identification Book or other appropriate evidence. Water 16. Where water is not separately metered at the park home you must not use hoses, except in case of fire. 17. You must only use fire points in case of fire. 18. You must protect all external pipes from potential frost damage. Vehicles and parking 19. You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the displayed speed limit which is 10MPH and you must comply with all road signage. 20. You must not make any alterations to the road or kerb line. You must only park on the roadways or in the approved parking spaces which have been created in front of homes. 21. Visitors must use the communal parking areas shown on the attached park plan. 22. The occupier may only park a maximum of 2 vehicles on the park and these vehicles must belong to the occupiers.. 23. Other than for delivering goods and services, you must not park or allow parking of commercial vehicles of any sort on the park, including: • light commercial or light goods vehicles as described in the vehicle taxation legislation and • vehicles intended for domestic use but derived from or adapted from such a commercial vehicle With the exception of commercial vehicles operated by the park owner, their family, employees and contractors 24. Motor homes and touring caravans must not be parked on the park except for loading and unloading for a maximum of one night and must be parked so they do not obstruct the free flow of traffic. 25. You must hold a current driving licence and be insured to drive any vehicle on the park. You must also ensure that any vehicle you drive on the park is taxed in accordance with the requirements of law and is in a roadworthy condition. 26. Disused or unroadworthy vehicles must not be kept anywhere on the park. We reserve the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently abandoned. 27. You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park: a) major vehicle repairs including dismantling of part(s) of the engine b) works which involve the removal of oil or other fuels. Weapons 28. You must not use or display guns, firearms and offensive weapons (including crossbows) on the park and you may only keep them on the pitch or in your home if you hold the appropriate licence and they are securely stored in accordance with that licence. External Decoration 29. Where the exterior of a park home is repainted or recovered homeowners must use reasonable endeavours not to depart from the original exterior colour scheme. General 30. Occupiers are responsible for ensuring that the electrical, water and gas installations and appliances comply with the requirements of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) and Gas Safe Register or any succeeding authority. 31. Washing hung out to dry on the pitch is to be screened from the public view, preferably using rotary drying lines. 32. Access is not permitted to vacant pitches. Building materials or other plant must be left undisturbed. 33. Joy riding of cycles, motor cycles or mopeds is strictly prohibited on the park. 34. No scrap materials of any description may be stored on the park. Green Tree Parks Limited Lawnsdale House Lytham Road Moss Side Lytham FY8 4NA Telephone 01253 735246