Hawthorne Sands is nestled neatly in Middleton Sands close to the shores of Morecambe Bay. It offers complete privacy and relaxation, a perfect location to escape with the family. This small and friendly Park offers a peaceful hideaway located in the pleasant countryside of the Heysham peninsula and only a few hundred yards from the sandy beach.
This is an Owner only Park, with a great community feel and a quiet beach location. The Park offers occasional entertainment, suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
Park Rules 2015 Season
Introduction and Summary
This agreement permits you to station a holiday home on a park and to occupy it for holiday and recreational purposes. This permission is personal to you and may not be assigned or transferred to another person. The permission comes to an end when you sell the holiday home to anyone else (including a family member). Please note that this is a legally binding agreement.
All persons using the park must comply with the following rules which are necessary in order to maintain standards and conditions and to ensure that all occupiers enjoy the benefits of the park. Payment in full or in part and/or entry onto the park shall be deemed to be acceptance of these conditions and rules and, as such, form part of the agreement for the occupancy of a pitch on a park.
The expression ‘you’ refers to the Holiday Home owner/occupier and the expression ‘the Company’ refers to South Lakeland Parks Ltd and associated companies whose registered office is at 3 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YZ. You are reminded that breach of these rules is a breach of your Licence Agreement and may result in termination of the Licence Agreement. The offer of an Annual Site Licence is granted subject to the holiday home being maintained in a good condition, compliance with the terms and conditions of the licence as outlined below, general site rules being observed and the reasonable behaviour of the holiday home owner and all other users.
1. Site Licence and Park
1.1 All occupiers at the Park must comply with the conditions attached to the Site Licence issued by Lancaster City Council which are on display in reception.
1.2 The park comprises of Hawthorne Holiday home Park, Carr Lane, Middleton Sands, Heysham and includes all facilities now or presently on the site and maintained by the Company.
1.3 Pitch numbers must remain visible.
1.4 Your holiday home must not be used for permanent residential accommodation and we will ask you to provide evidence of your home address. Any change of your permanent home address must be notified to the Park Office immediately.
1.5 Your holiday home may not be occupied by any person or group of persons for more than 8 week continuously in any season.
1.6 The park cannot be used as a base from which to travel to and from work on a regular basis.
2. The Season
2.1 The Park is open of occupation from 1st January until 31st December each year.
3.1 Pitch fees are due in two equal instalments payable on the 1st November and 1st March
3.2 Pitch fees are reviewed on an annual basis. The Company will give you three months notice in writing of any increase in pitch fees, having regard to any changes in the cost of living, sums spend by the Company on the park and/or its facilities, changes in the costs of salaries/wages paid to our staff, changes in the length of the Season and any other relevant factor.
3.3 No holiday home may be occupied unless the pitch fee if paid in full.
3.4 All holiday homes will be subject to an annual review as to fitness to remain at the park. Where the Company decides not to renew a holiday homes owner’s occupancy, two months notice will be provided in writing.
3.5 Local Authority Rates and service charges will be apportioned to each pitch and are payable within 14 days of demand.
3.6 Interest will be charged from the due date on all overdue accounts at the rate of 4% above the Base Rate of The Bank of England for the time being.
3.7 Electricity charges will be payable within 14 days of demand. Changes will be based on the guidelines issued by OFGEM.
4. Holiday home Sales
4.1 The sale of all new and used holiday homes onto the park will be conducted solely by the Company.
4.2 Re-sale of Holiday homes – the Holiday home Owner must first complete a Private Sale Agreement and offer the holiday home to the Company at a fair market price. The Company will have 7 days to accept your offer of sale.
4.3 In the event of the Company not wishing to purchase the holiday home, permission to sell must be obtained in writing from the Company. Permission to sell on the park will normally be granted to the Holiday home Owner upon completion with the Company of a Private Sale Agreement.
4.4 You agree to conduct the sales transaction through our office and appoint us your agent for that purpose.
4.5 Any holiday home owner may not introduce as a prospective purchaser any persons who have previously approached the Company directly with a view to purchasing a holiday home from the Company, nor may the seller sell to an existing South Lakeland Parks customer.
4.6 Full details, both as to the identity of the proposed new owners and as to the conditions of the sale must be fully disclosed to the Company prior to the completion of any sale. The full gross proceeds of the sale must be transacted through the Park Office.
4.7 The Company will finalise the financial arrangements and pay to the seller of the holiday home the balance due, after deducting 15% of the consideration plus VAT together with any other sums which may be due to the Company. 28 days should be allowed for receipts of such balance.
4.8 The Company reserves the right to relocate any holiday home to an alternative pitch upon any sale or transfer of ownership.
4.9 A holiday home’s appearance reflects on the Park and as such the Park reserves the right to withhold re-sale permission not unreasonably to holiday homes it believes are detrimental to the Park.
4.10 The owner of a holiday home who disposes on the basis that the holiday home is to be removed from the park must give the Company 28 days notice of removal. The Company must carry out disconnection of the holiday home from services and make ready to remove. A reasonable charge will be made for this service. All monies due to the Company must be paid before the holiday home is removed from the park.
5.1 No holiday home may be sublet on the park.
5.2 When the holiday home is to be occupied by persons other than the owner, prior notice must be given to the Park Office. All persons staying overnight on the park must report to and sign in at the Park Office on arrival (or as soon as possible if arriving outside Park Office hours).
5.3 The Park Management, at their discretion, may refuse admission to persons with good reason.
5.4 The Company reserves the right to terminate all services to the holiday home during the closed season – e.g. electricity and water – and may do so without prior notice. The Company is unable to guarantee continuous supply of water/electricity to holiday homes and you are advised to take precautions with electrical dependent equipment (i.e.: not to leave freezer etc. overly stocked in case of power interruption).
5.5 No holiday home shall be used for sleeping a number of persons greater than the number for which is was designed.
5.6 We do not permit traders or salesmen access to the Park without our prior consent.
5.7 It is your responsibility to ensure that your visitors and occupiers of your holiday home adhere to the Park rules.
5.8 Please respect the privacy of other holiday home owners and keep noise to a minimum from 10pm with absolute quiet between 12 midnight and 0800 hours.
5.9 All owners accept that their conduct and behaviour, and that of their guests, must remain respectable and legitimate at all times. Any actions/behaviour on or off the Park that could bring the Company into disrepute may result in the Licence being revoked.
6. Motor Vehicles
6.1 Only one vehicle may be parked at each holiday home unless provided with hard standing for two vehicles.
6.2 Only private vehicles may be bought onto or parked on the Park. No commercial vehicles, vans, wagons, touring holiday homes, motor homes, boats, jet skis or trailers are to be bought onto or parked on the Park.
6.3 Please drive carefully at a speed not exceeding the 5mph limit in force on the Park. Observe all roads signs and the traffic management system in force. The same requirements as on a Public Highway apply on the park e.g. vehicle fitness for purpose and safety, qualified drivers, drink driving, vehicle lighting, crash helmets etc.
6.4 Vehicles must be kept to authorised parking spaces and must not obstruct any roads.
6.5 Driving or parking on the grass if not permitted.
6.6 Speed should be kept to an absolute minimum and pedestrians must be given priority.
6.7 In the interest of safety and to comply with the Road Traffic Act 1988 the use of Mini Moto’s, Quad Bikes, Trial Bikes, Electric Powered or Petrol Driven Scooters are not permitted within the boundaries of the Park. Cycles, Skateboards, Roller Blades and Roller Skates are also prohibited from use on the park.
6.8 Only vehicles taxed and insured for use on a public road may be kept at the Park and we may remove any disused or broken down vehicles for which you will be charged.
6.9 You are not permitted to give anyone driving lessons on the Park and we do not permit learner drivers to drive on the Park.
6.10 Washing cars with a hosepipe is not permitted.
7. Building and ground works
7.1 Each holiday home is restricted to one shed of non-combustible material and of a type and size which we approve in writing. Such approval with not unreasonably be withheld.
7.2 No external structure may be added to the holiday home e.g. decking without the prior written agreement of the Company. Where such approval is granted the owner must follow agreed size and design criteria and all works must be undertaken by a Company approved contractor for which the Company will act as agent. Porches, walkways and carports are not permitted.
7.3 You must not install slabs or paving without first obtaining written permission from us.
7.4 Pitches must be kept clean, tidy and free from litter at all times.
7.5 Satellite dishes are only permitted with our express written consent.
7.6 Fences are not permitted around the pitches.
7.7 The Park will be responsible for general grass cutting but individual site occupiers will be responsible for ensuring that the lawns are kept cut and any flowerbeds and pathways on the pitch are kept in proper repair, neat and tidy at all times, including the removal of weeds and rubbish from beneath the holiday home. If the company if impended from carrying out normal site maintenance and the holiday home owner fails to maintain their pitch to a satisfactory standard the Company shall be entitled to recover the cost of remedial work. The Company reserves the right to trim or remove plant material.
7.8 No plants, bushes or trees may be removed by the Holiday home Owner. No pruning of trees may be carried out except with the prior permission of the Company.
7.9 Garden furniture on the pitch must not impede grass cutting undertaken by company personnel.
7.10 Any occupants wishing to erect a small plan garden or patio must first make an individual application to the Company. Permission will not be unreasonably withheld.