Mount Park is based within the South Downs National Park, close to the town of Steyning in West Sussex. This part of the UK is much-loved for its fascinating history, heritage trails, and its stunning countryside. Popular with retirees looking for a peaceful spot to retreat to, the site is nestled deep within its little community and is not far from public transport links and main roads.
The park is part of McAlister Estates; a family run residential park home business with five award-winning parks located across the Surrey and Sussex area. They have been successfully offering park home living lifestyles for over fifty years to retired and golden citizens.
About Mount Park
Over the years, this site has grown into a supportive community, which is close enough to attractions and local towns, while still feeling like its own private setting. Whether you have explored West Sussex before, or you are a resident looking to find somewhere to settle down in retirement, the development presents a well maintained and ideally positioned park.
Residents can enjoy the privacy that comes with owning a detached property, as well as benefitting from the support of their neighbours if needed. Each park home is sold with a perfect plot of green garden space, which allows residents the opportunity to maintain and develop, in keeping with park rules. Over the years, the gardens have added such value to the park, and the creativity and pride are clear to see; with blooming flower pots, shaped hedges, and welcoming patio areas.
McAlister Estates ensures that support is on hand to make sure that all their residents can settle down into their own private homes and have everything that they need. The park itself is extremely secure, ensuring that you will have no worries or concerns moving out to the park from afar.
The park also offers a recently developed visitor parking area to enhance the community in the park further.
What's going on in Steyning?
The park's location is right on the edge of the famous market town of Steyning, which is the centre for the small friendly community comprising of local shops, coffee houses, restaurants and so much more. The town has three main car parks, a newly renovated Post Office and store, a doctor's and dentist surgery, a well-stocked library as well as the working historic Norman St. Andrews Church.
Not far from the centre of Steyning is Steyning Leisure Centre. The centre offers fitness activities for older people including swimming, aerobic classes as well as membership to their fully equipped gym. Now is the perfect time to re-ignite your passion for sport and all available on your doorstep.
Anyone for Cricket? Or football, rugby or hockey? Steyning has clubs for all of these, with each club being very involved in community initiatives and encouraging the younger generation to get involved also. Many social events are organised throughout the year to bring the town together and promote the recruitment of more volunteers.
Steyning is home to a plethora of clubs and societies, from bowls, tennis to bridge and there is always something to get involved with. One of these is the Steyning Walking Club, and if walking is a pass time of yours, the sites Steyning location and beyond will not disappoint.
Cissbury Ring, managed by the National Trust, is a 5000-year-old hill fort and is a popular walk for many Steyning residents. It offers breathtaking views, and on a clear day, one may see the Isle of Wight from its 600-foot summit! Chanctonbury Ring is another wonder of the South Downs, offering spectacular views with prominent beech trees.
The Steyning Farmers Market held every 1st Saturday of the month brings lots of local food producers together and is a must if you love food! Steyning is a delightful place to live, offers such a lot, and is within walking distance from the site. Many residents enjoy a stroll to collect their paper or perhaps pick up a mid-morning treat from the local bakers.
Getting to and from the site is very straightforward via the local A283 which runs through Bramber and past Bramber Castle. You can get to the park by heading off the roundabout towards Clays Hill which then leads onto Bostal Road, where the park is on the left-hand side.
The Local Area
The local area boasts plenty of green walks and parkland, as well as the historic Bramber Castle, part of the English Heritage collection. The castle ruins date back to Norman times, where the last remaining tower still stands giving visitors an insight into how imposing the castle would have been. Bramber village is close by offering thirsty visitors a well-earned drink and meal!
Seaside locations nearby
If you imagine long walks along the promenade, ice creams, and breezy sea air, then Mount Park is ideally located near to coastal towns including Shoreham, Worthing, and Brighton.
The nearest is the port town of Shoreham, a vibrant small town with plenty to offer visitors. As well as the selection of coffee shops, restaurants, and local shops, every third Saturday, the bustling East street is transformed into a beautiful 30 stall outdoor Artisan's market. There you can explore local food, drinks as well as arts and craft. The town boasts a right amount of parking, a post office as well the train station, which offers a direct train to London in just over an hour, Shoreham is a great town to have just down the road.
If you continue through the town of Shoreham, you will head towards the city of Brighton, which is the iconic seaside resort in East Sussex. Just driving into Brighton is a treat for the eyes. You will be greeted by the beautiful architecture of buildings, both commercial and residential, which overlook the famous promenade and sea views. Brighton offers visitors so many different experiences, these range from the famous Sea Life Aquarium, the Marina, Brighton Pier, a selection of culinary venues as well as independent boutiques and shops.
And finally, but by no means least, is the more traditional seaside resort of Worthing. A cultural town with so much to offer people of all ages. The promenade leading to the famous pier provides visitors with plenty of room to walk, ride or skate their way to the town, all while enjoying envious sea views. Worthing can offer contemporary and classic, a traditional cream tea, or perhaps a Thai restaurant to tempt you with tastes from afar.
The park's location is easy to reach any of these seaside towns, yet there is so much to see locally; it may take some time to get around to them.
Why move to Mount Park?
This is an established residential park and is open to new residents all year round. It offers the perfect opportunity for retirees to break away from the cities and towns and to relax in a genuine countryside retreat. This park can offer the best of both worlds due to its unique location and community links. Residents who decide to embrace park home living will feel instantly at home to start enjoying their silver and golden years.
West Sussex is a county with lots of heritage and beautiful walks to discover. Beyond this, it is also full of transport links and sites of interest to keep you amused for years to come.
Mount Park puts you right in the centre of the local countryside, which is never too far from lots of activity and exploration, but never too close to be disturbed by noise.