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Park review: New plots on two parks in Essex and Wiltshire


Parks in six counties and new plots available in Essex and Wiltshire

Plots are now available at two parks in the group owned by JJ Cooper and Sons. These are at Thundersley in Essex and Amesbury in Wiltshire.

JJ Cooper and Sons’ other parks are in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey.

In Berkshire, Garstons Park Home Village is at Tilehurst; California Country Park is at Finchampstead. In Surrey, Lodge Park is at Horley.

In Oxfordshire, Oxford Park Homes is at Sandford-on-Thames and Lincoln Farm Park is at Witney.

Kingsleigh Park, Essex

California Country ParkThundersley sits three miles south west of Rayleigh and eight miles south east of Billericay.

It’s in an elevated location, about 200 feet above sea level, which makes its position unusual amid the flat lands of Essex. Wildlife Trust-owned woodland and a Site of Special Scientific Interest are nearby.

The park is 45 minutes from London and 20 minutes’ drive from the Lakeside Shopping Centre at Grays. Thundersley Park overlooks the open space of Swans Green Recreation Area and is within easy walking distance of a village store.

It’s also close to the coast; the traditional resort of Southend is about 20 minutes’ drive from the park. Southend famously has the longest pleasure pier in the world. It also has the Royal Pavilion, which hosts a programme of events including concerts, plays and exhibitions.

Southend also has a plethora of restaurants and cafés offering all styles of food; many are along the seafront. You will never be short of things to do if you move to Kingsleigh Park.

Bungalow Park, Wiltshire

Garstons Park Home VillageSeveral plots are available at Bungalow Park. The name of this park sums up exactly what the entire park home concept is about — one-level living. It’s a short walk from Amesbury and only five miles from the cathedral city of Salisbury.

Amesbury is on the bank of the River Avon and its history as a town goes back to the year 979 when a Benedictine abbey was constructed there. Supermarkets and shops including a butchery and bakery are nearby.

Amesbury has a weekly market, plus restaurants and inns. The park is two miles from Stonehenge and also close to Woodhenge. Many walks are on offer, some following the River Avon.

Salisbury is a lovely old town with lots of individual shops and plenty of places to eat. The cathedral, which has the tallest spire in Britain, houses the best-preserved of the four original Magna Carta manuscripts, dating from 1215. The world’s oldest working mechanical clock is here, too.