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Penton Park in Chertsey, Surrey is a popular Berkeley residential park. Exclusively for residents over the age of fifty, the park has a strong community feel with a busy social club and church services once a week.
About Penton Park
Penton Park is designed to offer accessible luxury to residents who are approaching retirement. Therefore, anyone moving to this residential park can expect to be with like-minded people. What’s more, there is a strong focus on a relaxed pace of living. The park is close to main roads and local sites of interest, however, residents are protected against excessive noise. Many people choose the site for its stylish, extensive grounds, which are well-maintained by on-site staff throughout the year.
Close to the community of Chertsey and the Chertsey Meads, residents benefit from lovely views of the neighbouring greenery and plains. Homeowners can get to know each other through the celebrated, on-site social club. It is another exclusive benefit to living in the grounds which will help new residents settle in.
The development's wide variety of properties and pitches will appeal to anyone who is unsure what to look for from a park home. The park team closely preserves and maintains the private gardens here, meaning that there is never a need for residents to lift a finger. On-site parking and private roads allow drivers to easily settle in and head out whenever they choose. It is a park that is notable for its thriving, independent community.
Properties are spaced across the neighbourhood to give residents room to breathe. Privacy and discrete living are virtues that are upheld here. However, there are plenty of opportunities for homeowners to get involved with the private community and to explore the local area if they wish. Residents are encouraged to make their experiences here their own.
It is also one of the most secure and protected park home communities in the region. As one of the biggest communities of its kind, Penton Park residents can be assured of secure gate access as well as personal home security. Park staff include security and safety standards in with agreed fees, as well as a variety of property upgrades. Information on individual properties is available from the park operators directly on request.
This is an idyllic, private community that is unlike any other neighbourhood in Surrey. Properties here are likely to be very popular with local people as well as tourists travelling across the county. It is also a popular resort for homeowners in need of close links to London.
The sites location is another reason for its ongoing popularity. Based close to the communities of Staines and Chertsey, it is carefully developed to offer rural luxury. However, it is also easy to reach from main roads and motorway links. This doesn’t mean that residents can expect noise – in fact, the location of the park allows for quiet nights of sleep all year round.
Based outside of Thorpe Park Resort, visitors and residents can easily reach the dwellings via the M3 or M25, just on the outskirts of the Penton Hook Marina and Yacht Club. The park is surrounded by waterways, with the River Thames flowing just North of Laleham Reach. Nearby Staines Road will connect residents to most nearby attractions, sites of interest, and services.
Residents also need not worry about access to everyday amenities and facilities. For example, there is a local health centre based in the town of Chertsey, which is just a short walk or drive away. Park homeowners will also be able to board a bus taking them from the park to Staines and Chertsey directly. Therefore, drivers and non-drivers are catered to equally.
Penton Park is in a desirable location between Surrey leisure resorts and the unspoiled countryside. Woodland and green plains can be seen for miles around from the edge of the park, as can rivers and streams linking into villages and cities beyond. The area is popular with people who are keen to take Surrey in at their own pace.
It is also popular with people who want to explore local history and heritage. Residents who want to explore local watering holes and restaurants only need to head to local Laleham, as well as Castle End. Those who would like to venture further afield will find rail links in Chertsey and Staines, with London being just half an hour from the latter station.
The Local Area
Penton Park’s exclusive community benefits from being on the outskirts of some of Surrey’s most celebrated attractions. It is just a short drive from Thorpe Park, which makes for a great day out with visiting family. It is also, as detailed above, just around the corner from Penton Hook Marina and Yacht Club. Therefore, residents with their own vessels can join and get to know like-minded sailing enthusiasts.
The park is also a short drive from Windsor Castle. Surrey’s most famous fortress is a popular haunt for families as well as couples and solo visitors, offering fascinating exhibitions and tours of its gardens and grounds. Residents can also take trips out to Runnymede, with wonderful National Trust gardens and waterside walks waiting to be explored.
The green plains of Burway can be seen from outside the park itself, backing onto the popular community of Laleham. Laleham has parks and a Village Hall, as well as a rowing club at the edge of the River Thames. Residents may also want to explore the local pubs and businesses here for a true taste of traditional Surrey.
Further into Thorpe and at the edge of the M3 lies Twynersh Fishing Complex, a popular site for budding anglers and seasoned casters alike. It is backed by woodland walks for acres around, making it another day-out opportunity for residents who want to get back to nature.
Heading further out along the B389, residents can experience Virginia Water and The Valley Gardens, and can even sign up at local links. Wentworth Golf Club is a popular country retreat offering exclusive holes to paying members. New residents may wish to take up residence here, too – if they wish to sharpen up on their handicaps.
There is further country club leisure to be found at Foxhills, just outside Lyne and where the M3 intersects Longcross. It is just a short drive from the park, meaning that homeowners looking for a quintessential English country club experience need not travel too far afield.
Of course, residents also have close links to London. Driving into the capital is only recommended if you take the M25, however, rail links should ensure you reach Waterloo within an hour. Residents who need to commute to the city, or who are keen to explore the metropolis in their own time, are always free to do so.
Surrey’s extensive attractions and sites of interest are easy to get to and from thanks to the independent living supplied by Penton Park. Residents are assured that they can head back to a secure, gated community no matter when they return from adventures in the wider county. Park staff will also be only too happy to offer ideas on what to do in the local area if residents are spoilt for choice.
Why Choose Penton Park?
Penton Park is a popular park community thanks to its extensive grounds and its close-knit community. The presence of friendly staff, an on-site social club and other exclusive facilities will appeal to anyone looking for a quiet escape into the country. The park is placed in the heart of the county, meaning that residents have unlimited choice of where they’d like to explore from day to day.
The park itself, however, provides stunning pitches and a wonderful, luxury aesthetic. The community is split into private streets and lanes, with a private neighbourhood feel imprinted into its very design. Unlike neighbourhoods elsewhere, however, only those aged 50 or over need to apply. This is an exclusive benefit for anyone keen to break away from everyday living.
People choose this site for its status as one of Surrey’s biggest and most celebrated park resorts. The park operators supply a variety of pitches and property styles, with transport links into nearby communities and villages supported as standard. People who choose this development look for security, independence, and laid-back living.
BERKELEYPARKS RESIDENTIAL PARK RULES ENGLAND 2014 PARK RULES FOR PENTON 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 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 a retrospective effect. Accordingly:
• they are only to apply from the date on which they take effect, which is 6th November 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. 1 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. Storage
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. 2 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. Refuse
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). Business Activities
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, park manager and their family etc. Noise Nuisance
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. 3 Pets
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). 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. Or - Not more than one domestic cat. You must not allow it to despoil the park. Note 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, park manager and their family 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. Water 17. You must only use fire point hoses in case of fire. 18. You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage. Vacant Pitches 19. You must not access vacant pitches and must not disturb building materials and plant. 4 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 may only park on the roads within marked parking areas. You must not park on the roads indicated as no parking areas or on 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 exceptions of commercial vehicles operated by the park owner, park 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 taxed 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. 5 Weapons
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. External Decoration 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. 6
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