park of the year winners


Pant Mawr Residents
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Towergate Award

park home & holiday caravan magazine champion park

Our winner is Pant Mawr Residential Park, in Harlech, North Wales. Steve Rowe reports on the awards ceremony, when Editor Alex Melvin and Paul Baker, from award sponsors Towergate Insurance met the residents.

Christine was a doctor's receptionist for five years before taking early retirement when Roy finished work, aged 65. Before this, Christine worked as a receptionist for Sheffield Council. The couple had been considering a number of retirement options and began to research park home living after a chance internet search. They went into their search with open minds and no preference for a particular area. To Christine's surprise, Roy soon revealed a yen for coastal living - something he hadn't ever mentioned before! The couple discovered Pant Mawr ('Little Hollow' in Welsh) after leafing through a copy of PH&HC and spotting a small advert. After visiting the park, Roy and Christine fell in love with the stunning location.

Christine said, "It's a real wildlife haven and such a beautiful place. We both knew we'd found our dream park. Straight away, we could imagine living here and going for walks with our Yorkshire Terrier, Harvey. We were really impressed with park owner Neil Collis, too. He's a hands-on owner who explained everything clearly - even stuff about tricky areas like park home legislation. It's a relatively new site - it opened in 2006 - and we were really excited at Neil's plans. All the homes are sensitively positioned around well-spaced plots. Homes are not all in regimented rows like on some parks. It's clear Neil has put a lot of effort into creating this special park."

To read about Pant Mawr's winning success download the pdf here.


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