Residential park profile: Kirkstead Bridge Park
A new park home development just a mile from fascinating Woodhall Spa where aviation history mixes with antiques and golf – and where there’s a tiny, unique cinema in the woodland
I’m driving along a narrow road that follows the River Witham as it flows wide and deep through the fenlands of Lincolnshire.
by Val Chapman
This is a beautiful region of wide-open vistas, of scattered farmsteads. It’s easy to be captivated by this locality as a place to call home, I decide – even before I reach Kirkstead Bridge Park.
This is a well-established park home estate – and it’s expanding, with 22 new plots being created in a separate area alongside the existing estate.
Kirkstead Bridge isn’t merely a place name. It’s the name of a bridge that crosses the River Witham just a mile from Woodhall Spa.
Steps lead up to the river bank from close to the entrance of the park. Riverside walks are an obvious attraction – and fishing rights can be purchased. It’s a lovely, tranquil scene; a stretch of the river that flows 80 miles through Lincolnshire.
The river is one reason to consider Kirkstead Bridge if you’re looking for your next move. Another is the park’s proximity to Woodhall Spa, a place steeped in aviation history and with a golf course ranked among the top 50 in the country.
Woodhall Spa is a fascinating place. Its Petwood Hotel was home to the famous 617 Dambusters Squadron. There are antique shops aplenty and a good selection of eating establishments of all types. And it’s also home to the famous, tiny Kinema in the Woods, which dates from 1922. It’s so tiny, in fact, that the roof trusses are too low for an image to be projected from the back of the auditorium, so films are projected from behind the screen and onto a mirror to flip the image. The Kinema is believed to be the UK’s only full-time cinema still using rear projection.
All of the shopping requirements you need are in Woodhall Spa including a Budgens supermarket which delivers to Kirkstead Bridge Park.
All this is two minutes’ drive or 15 minutes' walk from the park. Lincoln is 30 minutes away (you can take a bus there, from just outside the park, to avoid parking hassles) and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is based at Coningsby, just a few miles away.
Kirkstead Bridge Park
The park was established around 20 years ago and was acquired last year by Tingdene Parks; plans started then for the new area. It’s an opportunity to buy into a brand new community.
Plot sizes vary and can accommodate homes from 36ft x 12ft to 50ft x 20ft. All of the plots will be landscaped, with lawns, and will have driveways and brick-built steps, included in the price. Metal sheds (neat and smart) are available and most of the plots can have garages. Some can have parking for two cars.
Part-exchange is available; Tingdene parks work with Quickmove. There’s also a Moving Made Easy scheme in place, which takes over the moving process, organising valuation and surveys and liaising with estate agents.
Ground rent at Kirkstead Bridge is £149 per month; there is no additional service charge.
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