Moving into Lancashire greenery is a dream come true for many people. The Saddleworth Moors provide some of the most stunning countryside panoramas and walks in the wider Lancashire area. Therefore, there is little wonder why so many people choose to buy park homes at The Moorlands, based in the heart of the district.
Offering luxury properties, this beautiful slice of Lancashire country remains a favourite spot for thousands of people every year. It offers a spectacular opportunity for families and couples to downsize to cosier, quieter properties closer to the wide-open countryside.
The Moorlands Park is a park which combines everyday convenience with incredible luxury. It is situated close enough to main roads for ease of access, yet is far enough away from frantic city life to offer genuine peace and quiet. This factor helps to make the park increasingly popular year after year.
About The Moorlands
The Moorlands is a family business and has been under current ownership since 1994. It has been a part of the landscape since 1986, and in that time, it has offered homeowners a superb vantage point for trips across the North of England. It is close to the quaint village of Saddleworth, which has many amenities and local sights worth exploring.
The Moorlands supports park lots across its neighbourhood for retirees and semi-retirees alike. Its extensive selection of residential properties will appeal to anyone looking for a foothold in the rolling countryside of the North while offering competitive park rates and amenities. Since establishing in 1986, the park has welcomed more and more residents who are keen to see the sights for themselves.
The Moorlands’ park home neighbourhood is stunningly curated and is carefully landscaped. The family team behind the park’s operation are always approachable and take great pride in their long-established community. There is a close community spirit to this park, which will appeal to anyone keen to make new friends and acquaintances.
However, park living at The Moorlands is also famously private. While the neighbourhood is friendly and welcoming, pitches are designed to safeguard privacy at all times. Residents can expect access to their own private, personal amenities, with access to wider site facilities as and when they require.
The Moorlands is a residential park which is well-equipped to cope with modern living. While it is a park which removes itself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the owners understand that certain mod cons must always be available. Residents benefit from a full, on-site laundry service, as well as access to convenient waste disposal and recycling for ease. It is simple to set up and benefit from power and utilities on-site. Full information is always available from the park team.
The Moorlands is also popular with homeowners with pets. The park permits residents to bring dogs with them to their new homes, which of course means they can take advantage of the spectacular local walks. Contact with the park is recommended should more than one dog be moving on-site. However, the owners are always welcoming and will be happy to discuss any concerns or queries ahead of viewings or moves across.
For many people, The Moorlands’ location is its biggest selling point. It is nestled deep within picturesque countryside, just outside of Oldham town and closely linked to the village of Saddleworth. Residents can take the time to gaze across miles of glorious, green landscape from the comfort of their own homes. However, if they do wish to venture further afield, the park is closely linked to the main roads as well as public transport.
The Moorlands is just a short drive or walk away from the famous Pennine Bridleway, which you can view from up on high. The park is developed and designed to emulate the fabulous surroundings as closely as possible, blending in closely with the unspoilt greenery for miles around. Many people choose to move to The Moorlands for its precise location, as it is a great launchpad for trips up to Manchester, Leeds, York, Liverpool, and both the Peak and Lake Districts.
This park is positioned with tranquillity in mind. Despite being a stone's throw away from Oldham town centre, residents are never affected by noise or light pollution. Homeowners can head back to their own corner of Lancashire paradise after each adventure. Residents also take full advantage of links to Saddleworth, with local pubs and quintessential English heritage available to explore.
Residents appreciate that you can easily walk from The Moorlands to Saddleworth itself. This means everyday amenities and facilities are always within a few minutes' reach. Once again, the location of the park, and its proximity to many different sites of interest help to make it so popular with local people.
Aerial views of the park will show you that the park is enveloped by wonderful, green plains and hills stretching across miles. It is the perfect foothold for avid walkers and hikers, with local trails only a few minutes outside of the park's main gates. The park's owners will always be ready and willing to recommend nearby attractions and walks, too.
Residents at The Moorlands will likely recommend taking time to get to know the park itself before exploring the wider perimeter. The landscape is carefully tended within the park itself, making it always pleasant to come back to. The more adventurous residents and visitors at the park will take to the rugged walks and hiking trails in their spare time, though it is recommended that new walkers work their way up to some of the more adventurous experiences on their doorstep.
The Local Area
Beyond the park itself, there are many local attractions and sites of interest available for residents to explore at their leisure. Oldham town provides plenty of shopping and heritage interests to local people, with the famous Coliseum Theatre being a popular entertainment spot. It is also worth exploring local museums and the Oldham Gallery, too, based in the town centre.
Saddleworth itself is a pleasant, traditional community with real ale pubs and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The owners of The Moorlands Park recommend taking a closer look at local fare, as they are popular with residents and visitors. There are also plenty of events which take place locally, such as food and drinks celebrations, brass band contests and independent music festivals. The local area is brimming with character and charm, and for many people, it will feel like stepping into the past.
For residents who prefer modern amenities and charms, head for the main road to connect easily to northern cities and resorts. Driving out to popular resorts such as Blackpool and York are always possible, with The Moorlands situated in a perfect vantage point. The park owners state that trips out to major cities will only take an hour from the community gates, making it the perfect launchpad for wider adventures beyond the Saddleworth Moors.
However, the Saddleworth Moors themselves present wonderful walks and days out for the whole family. They are picturesque and photo-ready, meaning it is always worthwhile taking a camera. As mentioned, local trails are ideal for dogs and their walkers. There are new stretches of trails to be discovered with each trip out.
Out in Oldham, there are further green pastures to enjoy, with various curated gardens and parklands open to the public. It is also home to an intriguing market scene, which is popular with local residents and visitors alike. The general area offers a huge variety of things to see and do, bringing together heritage, modern appeal and countryside panoramas into one package. However, residents are of course free to explore the wider regions however they wish.
Why Buy Property at The Moorlands?
The Moorlands is a wide, diverse neighbourhood which is welcoming and always ready to help new residents. Its luxury property selection will appeal to anyone keen to break from suburban or city living. Carefully maintained and well-loved by thousands of people over the years, the family approach to park ownership has also helped to establish The Moorlands as a leading name in Lancashire residential housing.
Recent owners of the park lived on-site since its establishment in 1986. Therefore, residents here are in good hands. The park has upgraded and enhanced over the years as demand has increased. However, the look and feel of the community has stayed true to its original vision. The Moorlands has been owned and operated across three generations, with a clear promise to continue offering peaceful living for all residents.
Buying a property at The Moorlands puts residents in the centre of a caring community with incredible views at their doorstep. It is a convenient and well-loved community which continues to welcome new owners year after year. Contemporary, luxury properties are developed to blend in with the general aesthetic and feel of the region. The Moorlands stands as a residential park which brings people closer to the heart of the North, with everything they need within arms’ reach.
The Moorlands, Saddleworth
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 around your home, unless you have obtained our approval in writing .
3. You must not have external fires, including incinerators.
4. You must not keep inflammable substances on the park except in quantities
reasonable for domestic use.
5. You must not keep explosive substances on the park.
6. 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 or delayed
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
Where waste is collected by the local authority
7. 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.
8. 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 the 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
9. No person under the age of 55 years may reside in a park home
10. 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, especially between the hours of
10.30pm and 8.00am.
11.You must not keep any pets or animals except the following:
- Not more than 1 dog (other than any of the breeds
subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which are not permitted at
all, THE FOLLOWING DOGS WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO RESIDE ON THE PARK WITH NO EXCEPTION, THE PARK MANAGEMENT WILL REFUSE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DOGS ONTO THE PARK AS RESIDENT. THESE DOGS INCLUDE ALL CROSS BREEDS WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DOGS.
Staffordshire bull terriers
Pitt bull terriers
English Bull Terriers
Dobermans (Dobermans Pinchers)
American Bull Dogs).
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
- Not more than 1 domestic cat. You must keep any cat
under proper control and must not permit it to frighten other users of
the park, or to despoil the park.
12. Nothing 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, Electricity, & gas
13. Where water is not separately metered at the park home or not
separately charged you must not use hoses, except in case of fire.
14. You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage.25
It is a legal requirement that any electrical work must be carried out by a fully qualified electrician who is a registered member of an approved body such as the NICEIC.
Electricity will be metered and charged quarterly along with a meter charge, payment for which will be due immediately on receipt of invoice.
It is a legal requirement that any work done on the gas system must be carried out by a GAS SAFE (LPG) registered fitter. Copies of certificates must be produced if requested by the owner.
Gas ( LPG ). The owner will remove all empties which are disconnected and will deliver all full bottles direct to the occupier’s site. Deliveries by third parties are not allowed. Carriage of gas in vehicles is not allowed anywhere on the site.
Vehicles and parking
15. You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the displayed
speed limit. 5 M.P.H
16. You must not park anywhere except in the parking
space[s] allocated to your home.
17. You must not park on the roads or grass verges.
18. Other than for delivering goods and services, you must not park or allow
parking of commercial vehicles of any sort on the park, 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
19. You must hold a current driving licence and be insured to drive any
vehicle 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
20. Disused or unroadworthy vehicles must not be kept anywhere on the
park. We reserve the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently
21. You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park:
(a) major vehicles repairs involving dismantling of part(s) of the engine
(b) works which involve the removal of oil or other fuels.
22. You must not use or display guns, firearms and offensive weapons
(including crossbows) on the park and you may not keep them on the pitch
or in your home.
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE.
23. The owner and his employees and agents shall not be liable whatsoever for loss or theft of, or damage or loss to, or theft from, any mobile home or other vehicle or property whatsoever.
The owner shall not be liable whatsoever for the loss of any mobile home keys.
Further, the occupier shall indemnify the owner and keep him indemnified from and against all actions, proceedings and claims by a third party in respect of all and any loss, damage or liability caused by or arising out of neglect or default or wilful act of the occupier or members of his household or guests or visitors.
The occupier also agrees and covenants to insure and keep insured the mobile home and its contents with a member of the British Insurance Association against loss or damage by theft, fire, storm and tempest and liability to any third party and such other risks.
That the owner may from time to time reasonably require them to produce to the owner, upon request, the policy of such insurance and such evidence that the owner may reasonably require that the policy is valid, current and all premiums have been paid.
24. 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
THESE RULES ARE ENFORCED FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OCCUPIERS. ANY VIOLATION OF THE REGULATIONS WILL BE INFORMED IN WRITING AND THE OCCUPIER WILL BE GIVEN 14 DAYS TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS WILL BE TAKEN AS A MUTUAL TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT AND THE PARK HOME MUST BE REMOVED WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THIS POINT.