The South of England continues to offer wonderful retirement opportunities to people from all over the country. Devon is a county which never fails to delight! Cat & Fiddle Park is a fantastic, exclusive retirement community based in the vicinity of the quaint yet popular Clyst St Mary. This neighbourhood of park homes offers wonderful properties and grounds for residents aged 50 and over. It is always recommended that you book a viewing for any slots available as soon as you can.
The park benefits from a unique location which is close to coast, countryside and city convenience. It is just outside the popular city of Exeter, and is only a few minutes away from the sea. Cat & Fiddle Park was set up to bring retirees closer to the tranquil coastline of southern England. However, it also provides lots of ease of access to countryside walks and modern amenities.
Cat & Fiddle Park is regarded as one of the most convenient parks of its kind in the region. This is not just because of its location and its luxury homes, but also for its additional services and amenities on-site.
About Cat & Fiddle Park
Cat & Fiddle Park, exclusively open to people over 50 years of age, is a wonderful, close-knit neighbourhood. Park management here goes to great lengths in making sure residents are safe, secure, and well-catered to. The fantastically landscaped grounds and beautiful surroundings will appeal to anyone looking for a countryside home for their retirement years.
The park has plenty of modern facilities and amenities. It is unique from many parks in the region in that it support mains gas supply at each property. This may be more convenient for residents who are used to gas bottle services at standing caravans. However, the neighbourhood here is altogether more convenient.
As well as being blanketed by wonderful, peaceful Devonshire countryside, residents have clear access to main roads and local villages. On-site, community members benefit from visiting services for incredible convenience. Residents have news and milk delivered to their doorsteps on a daily basis. What’s more, there are visiting service and tradespeople who offer care and support to residents. For example, there is a regular mobile library service, as well as barber, hairdresser and chiropodist services which attend regularly. More information is available from the park operators.
Cat & Fiddle Park also welcomes pets, as the name might suggest. Each case will be considered, however, residents may be able to bring one cat and one dog to their property. As considerations will be assessed, it is recommended that potential residents consult the park operators to avoid disappointment.
The properties here offer a modern, luxury standard, with various value-added facilities arriving with many lodges. The park operators will also cover many running fees in the costs residents pay. This can help to make things easy to understand and process. Residents can also consult the park team for details on heating, glazing and other enhancements.
Cat & Fiddle Park benefits from a friendly atmosphere of like-minded people. Park management is very approachable and very flexible with a variety of needs and demands. Residents can also ask for more information on the local area. Residents can also drive easily to and from the park, while also depending on public transport nearby if necessary.
Cat & Fiddle Park is just as popular for its stunning location as it is for its fantastic facilities. The park is just a few miles from Exeter centre. However, it is free from travelling noise and light pollution. Residents will benefit from a park that feels as though it is out in the rural countryside, but which is actually only a few miles down the road from major towns and villages. Exeter, of course, is a big city with lots to offer. Therefore, the closeness is hugely convenient for everyone staying here.
Travel is very easy to manage around the park. You can reach Cat & Fiddle Park just off the M5 running around Exeter and heading towards Exminster. It is only a few minutes from Clyst St Mary, a small village which has plenty of local charm, character and amenities. Residents will have clear access to main motorways as well as connects via the railway, the nearby airport and more besides. Residents can also catch buses from outside the park into Exeter once every half an hour during daily running. You can also take the same transport links out towards Sidmouth, which is also easily accessed from the park.
Park residents benefit from the ‘best of both worlds’ with a location that offers country, coast and city amenities. The breath-taking views of the Devonshire countryside will appeal to anyone keen to get closer to England’s famous rolling green pastures. Beyond this, you can see the coast and sea beyond from up on high, with that wonderful salty air always present.
Cat & Fiddle Park is not far from the base of the River Exe, boasting waterside walks for any residents who prefer to take a wander through the local greenery than to visit nearby cities. The location is a big draw for many people who choose to move here, and it is another reason why it is so popular with locals, and those who have moved from further afield.
The Local Area
With Exeter just a few miles to the East, Cat & Fiddle residents always have easy access to city amenities, events and attractions. Exeter is a fantastic, historic town with lots of heritage and sites of interest for all to explore.
Devon itself is a county which is hugely popular with holidaymakers. Moving out into rural Exeter may feel like an extended holiday to many people! However, having so many countryside and coastal walks on the doorstep will always be a boon to Cat & Fiddle homeowners.
There are Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty over to the East of the park, as well as many quaint, yet popular seaside experiences to be had down towards the South. The famous resort of Torquay is just a few minutes to the South of the park, making it a must-see location for any residents who are keen to take on the classic English seaside charm.
Cat & Fiddle Park is also in a fantastic location for access to two of the South’s best-loved national parks. Dartmoor National park can be found towards the South-West of Exeter, with Exmoor only a few minutes to the North. It is rare that you will find so many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in such close proximity, which really does make Cat & Fiddle Park a prime contender for one of the most sought-after residential spots in the region.
Residents with dogs will enjoy taking their furry friends out on extensive walks around the countryside trails and parks. However, the local coastlines, too, will be of great interest to all. Cat & Fiddle Park is based in between the extensive shorelines and the national parkland, giving it a brilliant balance.
The park is also close to many more sites of coastal and countryside interest. It is central for access to popular resorts such as Weymouth, Bournemouth, Lyme Regis, Poole and Minehead. Travel a little further to find historic towns of Bath and Basingstoke, as well as the important portside cities of Portsmouth, Plymouth and Southampton. People choose to move to Cat & Fiddle Park often for the sheer amount of choice in local excursions. It could make for an eventful retirement for many people.
This part of the country is full of unique surprises and experiences. Therefore, it is little wonder why parks such as the Cat & Fiddle community stay so popular across the years.
Why Choose Cat & Fiddle Park?
Cat & Fiddle Park is a safe, secure, gated community which is exclusively available to retirees and those who are approaching retirement. It is carefully maintained and is run by friendly staff. The park welcomes travelling amenities and services, and is based in a fantastic position central to some of Devon’s most interesting and exciting attractions.
Residents can also take the time to visit major towns and cities nearby, with scores of modern facilities and services available just a few minutes’ drive away. There are also plenty of village amenities and services within walking distance of the park, making it popular with many active people.
Cat & Fiddle Park is a residential community which has grown in size and demand over the years. It offers new visitors to Devon the chance to take in the county in wider detail. For those residents who have enjoyed the county for some time, it places them in the heart of the region. Cat & Fiddle Park is a residential zone with much to offer people who are looking for a quiet retirement.
Cat & Fiddle Park
RESIDENTIAL PARK RULES
PARK RULES FOR THE CAT & FIDDLE PARK
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 and any 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 form part of the Agreement by which homeowners occupy the pitch in accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended.
With one exception the rules also apply to any occupiers of park homes who rent their home. The only rule which does not apply to occupiers who rent their home is rule 30 about the colour of the exterior of the home, as someone renting their home would not be responsible for exterior maintenance.
None of these rules is to have retrospective effect. Accordingly:
• they are only to apply from the date on which they take effect, which is 20th December 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.
These rules also apply (for so long as they live on the park) to the park owner and any employees, with the exception of the following rules 13, 15 and 24.
The Park Owner does not accept any liability whatsoever for loss or damage to any property of the Homeowner, including the park home, their family or any visitor to the park.
Condition of the Pitch
1. For reasons of ventilation and safety you must keep the underneath of your home clear and not use it as a storage space.
2. You must not erect fences or other means of enclosure unless you have obtained our approval (which will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed). You must position the fences and any other means of enclosure so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions and fire safety requirements and to a maximum of 1m in height. Park boundary hedges and or fences must not be interfered with and no unauthorised entrances to the park are permitted.
3. Trees and Shrubs and other planting must not be permitted to grow to a size or shape to interfere with a neighbour’s pitch. Vegetables are not to be grown.
4. You must not have external fires, including use of incinerators.
5. You must not keep inflammable substances on the park except in quantities reasonable for domestic use.
6. You must not keep explosive substances on the park.
7. 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 unreasonably). You must position the shed so as to comply with the park’s site licence and fire safety requirements. The footprint of the shed shall not exceed 48ft² or 4.47m².
8. You must not have any storage receptacle on the pitch other than the shed referred to in rule 7 and any receptacle for the storage of domestic waste pending collection by the local authority.
9. You must ensure that any structure erected in the separation space between park homes is of non-combustible construction and positioned so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions and fire safety requirements. The separation space is the space between your park home and any neighbouring home.
10. 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.
11. 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).
12. 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 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
13. No person under the age of 50 years may reside in a park home, with the exception of the park owner, the park manager and their family etc.
14. You must not use musical instruments, all forms of recorded music players, radios and other similar appliances and motor vehicles so as to cause a nuisance to other occupiers.
15. You must not keep any pets or animals except the following:
- Not more that one dog (other than any of the breeds subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which are not permitted at all). You must keep any dog under proper control and you must not permit it to frighten other users of the park. You must keep any dog on a leash not exceeding 1m in length and must not allow it to despoil the park.
- Not more than one domestic cat.
The express terms of a homeowner’s Agreement contain an undertaking 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. A similar requirement not to cause a nuisance applies to tenants and again this includes the behaviour of pets and animals.
Rule 15 does not apply to pets owned by the park owner and their family, the park warden etc.
16. Nothing in rule 15 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.
17. You must only use fire point hoses in case of fire.
18. You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage.
19. You must not access vacant pitches and must not disturb building materials and plant.
Vehicles and Parking
20. You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the displayed speed limit.
21. Parking is only permitted for one vehicle per park home.
22. You must not park on the roads or grass verges.
23. You must not park anywhere except in the permitted parking spaces.
24. Other than for delivering goods and services, you must not park or allow parking of commercial vehicles of any sort 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, manager and their family etc.
25. You must not park Boats, Camper Vans, Motorhomes, Touring Caravans or Trailers of any sort on the park.
26. You must hold a current driving licence and be insured to drive any vehicle which is your responsibility on the park. You must also ensure that any vehicle you drive on the park is axed in accordance with the requirements of law and is in a roadworthy condition.
27. Disused or unroadworthy vehicles must not be kept anywhere on the park. We reserve the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently abandoned.
28. You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park:
(a) major vehicle repairs involving dismantling of part(s) of the engine
(b) works which involve the removal of lubricants or fuel.
29. 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, a copy of which should be provided to the park owners, and they are securely stored in accordance with that licence.
30. Homeowners must maintain the outside of their park home in a clean and tidy condition. Where the exterior is repainted or recovered homeowners must use reasonable endeavours not to depart from the original exterior colour-scheme.
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