Rowanwater is a beautiful, peaceful and secluded development where residents can enjoy the comfort of their bespoke lodges safe in the knowledge that they have their own little private community. Conveniently located, Rowanwater is 45 minutes away from Manchester and the Lakes, easily accessible along M6. The park is just thirty minutes by bus or car to Preston, Lancaster or Blackpool and ten minutes by bus or car to Garstang.
Safety and Security
During planning flood, risk assessments were undertaken and subsequently, we built our lodges at a height no lower than 10.2 metres above sea level. The minimum height above sea level for properties in a flood plain required by law is 10.1 metres. This elevation, in combination with the fact there is a flood gate on the river means that the risk of flooding is minute and even if we did flood the lodges are built high enough to remain dry. Lakeside lodges are actually higher than the flood gate so the risk of flooding is near impossible. All lodges set back from the lake are built on 8-inch steel reinforced concrete, and all lodges by the lakeside are on 10-inch steel reinforced concrete, they are not moving anywhere!
Fishing at Rowanwater
As Rowanwater used to be a Fishery, your private lake is stocked with Specimen Carp & Catfish weighing up to 15lbs and can be fished at your leisure. Residents who occupy lakeside homes can fish from their gardens or decking, and those residents who occupy plots on the landscape can fish from the communal fishing areas illustrated on the Site Plan. We can even build you your own private fishing peg on your plot, a dream come true for the keen fisherman. The River Wyre runs alongside Rowanwater, and the fishing rights for this stretch of river are owned by Rowanwater, meaning that no one else is allowed to fish this section of the river. The River Wyre is home to a variety of different fish, including Atlantic Salmon which travel thousands of miles from the Atlantic Ocean up the River Wyre to the Bowland Fells to spawn.
Things to do near Rowanwater
St. Michaels in Lancashire offers several areas and sites of local interest that would appeal to a middle-aged couple. Here are some suggestions:
Lytham St. Annes
Just a short distance from St. Michaels, this charming seaside town offers beautiful beaches, scenic promenades, and a lovely town center with boutique shops and restaurants. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, visit the iconic Lytham Windmill, or explore the picturesque Ashton Gardens.
St. Michaels Church
Located right in the heart of the village, St. Michaels Church is worth a visit. This historic church dates back to the 12th century and features impressive architecture and stained glass windows. It offers a peaceful reflection atmosphere and a rich history to explore.
Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve
Situated nearby, this nature reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. You can take a walk along the trails and observe various bird species, including wading birds, ducks, and geese. The reserve is also home to other wildlife, such as seals and butterflies, and offers beautiful views of the estuary.
A short drive away from St. Michaels, Lytham Hall is a grand Georgian country house set in stunning parkland. You can take a guided tour of the hall to learn about its history and architecture or enjoy a leisurely walk through the surrounding gardens and woodlands.
If you're looking for a livelier atmosphere, head to Blackpool, which is known for its vibrant entertainment and attractions. You can visit the iconic Blackpool Tower, take a stroll along the promenade, or enjoy classic seaside activities like amusement parks and arcades.
Marton Mere Nature Reserve
Located on the outskirts of Blackpool, Marton Mere is a wetland reserve offering tranquillity and wildlife encounters. It features walking trails, bird hides, and a visitor centre where you can learn more about the local flora and fauna.
If you happen to visit during the summer, check if the Lytham Festival is taking place. This annual music festival hosts a variety of performances and concerts featuring renowned artists, providing a memorable experience for music lovers
Rowanwater Park Rules
All Owners of Holiday Lodges must provide the Company with details of their registered address.
All Lodge Owners must have valid insurance as specified in their Contract, a copy of which must be provided to the Company.
All Lodge Owners must only park their vehicles in the spaces allocated for the plot on which their lodge is situated and ensure that their visitors use the visitor parking bays or parking spaces allocated for the plot belonging to the Lodge Owner/Owners whom they are visiting.
Parking on the roadways and other lodge parking areas is strictly prohibited. Washing lines are not allowed on site and washing must not be hung over decking/veranda rails.
Lodges are fitted with washer-dryers. Sky TV aerials and dishes are permitted on site providing they are positioned unobtrusively by our nominated installer who specialises in the installation of satellite dishes on lodges. Domestic refuse must be deposited in containers provided and not left out in bin liners.
Pets are allowed on the Rowanwater site but must be kept under control at all times. Dogs must be kept on a lead around the site and must live inside the lodge, not outside in kennels.
The breed of dog permitted is at the Owner's discretion and dogs which are considered to be dangerous breeds will not be permitted to live on the Rowanwater site.
All dog fowling must be picked up immediately and placed in a bin. Lodge Owners can walk their dogs along the river bank road and along the rivers edge.
Access to the public footpath on the Fiddle Neck can be gained through the locked gate which must be re-locked after access has been gained.
There is also access to the lakeside between points A & B on the attached site plan.
External fires and disposable barbeques are not permitted. Residents may barbeque within their own plot with recognised gas or charcoal barbeques.
Rowanwater has been designed as a peaceful country environment and Lodge Owners, visiting adults, parents and grandparents are requested to ensure that children in their care are under control and respect the privacy of other residents at all times and do not cause a disturbance.
Children must be supervised properly to ensure that they are not a nuisance to others or a danger to themselves.
The site is situated alongside the River Wyre and the lake on site has deep areas of water up to 6ft deep.
Although life belts are situated around the site and a boat is available for emergency use only, it is the Lodge Owners' responsibility to ensure that children under their care are kept safe from these potential hazards.
The Company will not accept responsibility to any loss or injury that occurs on site. Occupiers of properties on Rowanwater will not: Commit any criminal offence on the site or use a property for the furtherance of any criminal activity. Commit any acts of vandalism, nuisance or anti-social behaviour.
Carry a weapon or firearm on site. Use unlawful drugs. Create noise or disturbance.
Carry out any trade or business on site. Ball games are not allowed on site. Swimming in the lake or river is not allowed.
The siting of plant pots and garden ornaments etc., must be authorised by the Company. Unauthorised pots and ornaments or any other items left around a lodge will be removed and disposed of by the Company.
All areas around lodges must be kept clean and tidy at all times. Fishing on the lake is private, for Lodge Owners only and not open to the general public. Lakeside residents may fish from within their own plot and from the area marked on the attached site plan, between points A and B. Residents, guests and visitors may fish the River Wyre from any point on the site.
Anyone fishing on the site does so entirely at their own risk. The volume of televisions or music played must be kept to a level that does not cause a disturbance or offence to neighbouring properties, especially between the hours of 11pm and 8am. Music must not be played on communal areas. Any motor vehicles must be used in a manner that does not cause disturbance or offence to neighbouring properties, especially between the hours of 11pm and 8am. Cars must be parked tidily and correctly in designated parking areas.
Owners are not allowed to bring quad bikes, off-road motorbikes, lorries, commercial vans, boats, trailers, caravans or motor homes on to the site. Caravans and motor homes may be parked outside of a resident's lodge for a maximum of two days when loading or unloading but must be stored off site. Parking is for private cars and road going motorcycles only. Owners or users of vehicles and cycles are responsible for any damage caused. Unlicensed or uninsured vehicles are not allowed on site.
Drivers must abide by the 10 mph site speed limit at all times. The Company will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to vehicles or contents. The site is protected by electric security gates. Lodge Owners will be issued with 2 remote devices for the electric gates and 2 keys for the pedestrian gate.
Additional keys and remote devices are available at cost. Replacement remote control devices and/or keys will be chargeable. Lodge Owners can also open the gates from their lodges by use of a telephone to allow access for visitors.
The gates will automatically open between the hours of 8am and 4pm to allow access to service vehicles and Royal Mail vehicles. Once a vehicle has driven through the gates they will automatically close behind the vehicle.
To enter the site between the hours of 4pm and 8am drivers will need to use the remote devices to open the gates which will automatically close after the vehicle has driven through. At all times the gates will open automatically for any vehicle leaving the site and close behind the vehicle.
The pedestrian gate will allow pedestrian access at all times by the use of one of the two keys issued. All deposits are non-refundable.