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Vowles Parks

Posted on 09 Sep 2009

Michael Cowton

VOWLES Parks Ltd is a family-run business based in Somerset. After owning several holiday parks, the family decided to venture into residential parks and have not looked back since


Situated on the spectacular Cornish south coast, Mountlea Country Park is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village of Par is close by, offering all the necessary amenities including post office, health centre and library. The park covers ten acres and overlooks Carlyon Bay. Many of the homes have sea views over the bay to Dodman Point or across Par Bay towards Polkerris and Gribbin Head. The majority of homes have garages and generous, well-established private gardens. St Austell is only four miles away, and there is a regular bus service from the park entrance. The town is surrounded by many historic and botanic places of interest.


Mountlea Country Park, c/o The Office, Trevadlock Hall, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7PW

• 50+, semi-retired and retired
• Pets by arrangement
For sale – At the time of writing properties included a 1999 42x20 Tingdene Dolben Lodge at £169,000; a 2003 45x20 Omar Heritage at £180,000; a 2001 36x20 Oulton Excel at £89,000; and a 1999 40x20 Homeseeker Grampion at £156,000


This small residential park is situated close to the attractive village of Bradford-on-Tone. Most of the homes have adjacent garages, with private driveways, and all the gardens are fenced. Bradford-on-Tone is full of rural charm, complete with a post office, shop, pub, church and quaint thatched cottages. The park is set in beautiful countryside, and close to the thriving town of Taunton, which can be easily reached by an excellent bus service. Renowned for its shops, restaurants and nightlife, this busy county town nestles on the banks of the River Tone, and prides itself on its colourful history and also the award-winning floral displays and gardens.


Devonia Residential Mobile Home Park, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1EW

• 50+, semi-retired and retired
• Pets by arrangement
For sale – At the time of writing there were no properties available


Idyllically situated in the tranquil Clynne Valley, Mill Gardens is set in picturesque wooded surroundings less than two miles from Oystermouth, one of the most attractive seaside spots on the South Wales coast, with a Victorian pier, promenade and castle ruins. The beautiful Mumbles and the stunning Gower Peninsular with its dramatic coastline and wonderful beaches are only four miles away. For those who like to enjoy the benefits of a city centre, Swansea is three miles along the coast, and there is a main bus route only a short walk from the park entrance. Many of the plots offer good-sized gardens. Mill Gardens has won the ‘Mumbles in Bloom’ award for the past three years.


Mill Gardens, Blackpill, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA3 5AZTel: 01792 405010

• 50+, semi-retired and retired
• Pets by arrangement
For sale – At the time of writing properties included a new 40x18 Stately Chatsworth Gold at £149,950; a 2002 Omar Colorado Elite at £119,950; and a 2002 42x20 Homeseeker Langdale Plus at £105,000


This delightful park is situated in the village of Charlton Mackerell, and is surrounded by stunning countryside. The village offers a church, post office and stores, and also caters for a variety of interests at the two community centres. The park is only three miles from the busy market town of Somerton, which has a wide range of shops and local amenities. Most of the plots on Primrose Hill have large, well-established gardens which provide the park with a nice open feel, in keeping with the picturesque landscape. A mobile library calls fortnightly, and a Nippy bus service is available from the park to Yeovil.


Primrose Hill Residential Park, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7AP

• 50+, semi-retired and retired
• Pets by arrangement
For sale – At the time of writing properties included a new 37x19 Homeseeker Brecon at £134,950; and a 1996 32x20 Homeseeker Langdale Plus at £99,950


Situated six miles from the thriving town of Launceston, Trevadlock Hall Park enjoys breathtaking views over spectacular Bodmin Moor and surrounding countryside. The local village of Lewannick is within walking distance, and has a post office, shop, doctor’s surgery, pub, village hall and church. The park covers seven acres and the majority of the homes have extremely generous plots and purpose-built garages. There is a daily bus service to Launceston, and a fishmonger and mobile library call at the park. The residents meet socially in an informal group known as the ‘crafties’, and there are several social clubs and societies for the more mature person in the nearby village of North Hill.


Trevadlock Hall Park, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7PW

• 50+, semi-retired and retired
• Pets by arrangement
For sale – At the time of writing properties included a 1991 42x20 Omar Sheringham at £120,000; a 1999 42x20 Manor Park Oakleigh Special at £142,000; a 1991 36x20 Wonderland Dorchester at £125,000; a 1994 42x20 Manor Park Oakleigh Special at £139,950; and a 2000 46x20 Manor Park Oakleigh Special at £174,950

This beautifully situated park lies in a sheltered valley on the outskirts of South Molton, and is surrounded by stunning Devonshire countryside. All the homes are set in beautifully landscaped grounds with well-maintained gardens. The park has been described as North Devon’s premier residential retirement park. Situated on the River Mole to the southern side of the moors, South Molton is a thriving market town and known as the gateway to Exmoor. It offers all the necessary amenities and shops within walking distance of the park. 


The Mill On The Mole, South Molton, North Devon EX36 3QA Tel: 01769 572412

• 50+, semi-retired and retired
• Pets by arrangement
For sale – At the time of writing properties included a new 44x11 Pathfinder Ferndale Plus at £107,000; a new 44x20 Stately Windsor at £169,950; a 1998 30x20 Omar Oulton Excel at £105,950; and a 1991 36x20 Omar Southdown at £129,950


Vowles Parks Ltd – Main Office: Coombe Farm, Sandford Road, Winscombe, Somerset BS25 1JF
Telephone: 01934 808073  Email:  Website:

This review was published in our annual Residential Parks Guide 2009 distributed with the September 2009 issue of Park & Holiday Homes magazine. To order our latest issue please click here.

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