Luxury holiday lodges for sale
Frequently Asked Questions And Park Rules
Who owns the Park?
Croft Park is owned by Platinum Leisure Parks Ltd and is managed by Damian & Nicola. Croft Park is a multi-award winning park having achieved a 5 star rating from Visit England during its period as an exclusively adult touring park. The park's leafy seclusion offers "the perfect way to relax" according to Practical Caravan Magazine, naming it one of the UK's top 100 parks in April 2007 and again in 2009. Croft Park has now changed its operation and is concentrating on the exclusive country lodge market and has achieved the Gold Award by David Bellamy for conservation for five successive years.
How long is the season?
Croft park season is 12 months - 1st January to 31st December
How long can I occupy my lodge for, can I live here?
The lodges are not residential therefore cannot be used as your primary home address. They are for use as holiday homes during the 12 month season. Croft Park cannot be used to register :- post, driving licence, library, dentists, opticians etc. These must be registered at your primary home address.
What are the annual plot fees; are there any other costs, what is the payment schedule?
Croft Park's annual plot fees are £2800.00 for the 2016/2017 season and include the following:
General park maintenance and repairs
Park security (park access and park entrance CCTV)
Monthly window cleaning (external)
Annual maintenance and service of Croft Park provided fire extinguisher and fire blanket
Office / administrationYou will be required to pay for the LPG gas, electric and water, all separately metered. The plot fees are due in January and utilities are read and invoiced quarterly.
You will also be required to pay local authority rates as yet to be assessed between May and July annually.
How long is the licence on the plot?
Croft Park offers a 99 year licence agreement as part of the contract
Can family and friends use my lodge: can I pass it on to my family in a will?
Yes they may, all we ask is that they register at reception on arrival and conform to the park rules. The remaining licence may be passed onto family by arrangement with Croft Leisure Ltd.
Can I rent out my lodge?
Croft Park does allow you to sub-let your lodge but this must be by a separate agreement contract.
Do the lodges come fully equipped; are there any extras to pay for?
Croft Park can supply you with a variety of lodge types and by different manufacturers. Each manufacturer has a take on "fully equipped" with some lodges packages giving you everything from matching bed spreads through to washing machines dishwashers and the latest HD flat screen televisions. Croft Park would therefore advocate discussing your needs and requirements with us and enabling us to help you select either a standard packaging from the manufacturer or create a bespoke lodge to your exact requirements.
What is the extent of my plot; who looks after what, and therefore what do I look after?
Croft Park lodge plots are very generous in size, each separated by trees and shrubs to maximise privacy, a number of these trees and shrubs are planted following siting of the lodge to enable access. All plots are individual and randomly positioned creating an air of quality and tranquillity. Croft Park will be responsible for all ground maintenance to communal grass, hedges, shrubs, trees and plants. The lodge owner will be responsible for keeping the area around the lodge tidy and in keeping with the park rules. The extent of ownership extends to the lodge dimensions including the areas of decking and parking for the whole duration of the licence period.
When I buy a lodge, how long will it be from putting a deposit down to moving in?
Depending on availability from the manufacturer, it will be about 12 weeks from receipt of a signed design specification and relevant payments.
If I wish to sell my lodge, how do I go about it and are there any charges?
Should you ever wish to sell your holiday home. this can be arranged through the park or carried out by yourselves. Which ever way a commission would be charged and would be payable to Croft Park - scaled as below.
up to 1 year - 0%
1 year plus - 5% plus VAT
Does the park flood?
Croft Park does not flood and is approximately 300 feet above sea level.
Is the park secure and does it have restricted access?
Croft Park is an exclusive, gated development so only vehicles and people with the correct security permissions will be granted access. External CCTV will be installed to provide additional park entrance security; the Croft Park CCTV will not compromise your lodge's privacy. From time to time Croft Park may host accompanied visits for lodge sales and viewings of the area.
Is there a local bus service?
Yes there is a bus terminus just off the park. There are also a number of local taxi services.
Is there a local shop?
Yes, there is a local post office and general store in the village (approx. 1/4 mile). There are also a number of supermarkets such as Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and Waitrose within easy reach of the park.
Is there a local pub?
Yes there is a pub. "The Black Horse" is within the village (approx. 1/2 Mile).
These Park Rules are in place for the good management of the Park and the benefit of all who use it. These rules form part of the licence agreement that is the contract between us for your occupation of a plot on the Park. The Park Rules do not affect anything to which you are entitled under the terms of your licence agreement.
The expression you/yours means the lodge/holiday home owner and/or occupier and the expression we/us/ours refers to the park owner and/or manager.
The Park Rules set out below are the Park Rules referred to in your licence agreement. You are reminded that breach of these rules is a breach of your licence agreement and may result in termination of the licence agreement.
All holiday home owners at the Park must comply with the conditions attached to the site licence which may be viewed at the Park office.
Plot numbers/name plates must remain visible.
Your holiday home may not be used as your main residence and on reasonable notice from us, we may ask you to provide your main residential address and evidence of your residence there.
Your holiday home cannot be used for the purposes of business, trade or professional activity.
The Park cannot be used as a base from which to travel to and from a place of work on a regular basis.
The Park cannot be used to register:- electoral roll, driving licence, library, dentists, opticians, post, etc.
The Park reserves the right to charge an administration fee for handling re-directed post.
The Park will not be held responsible or liable for postage issues.
Croft Park provides a 99 year licence with each lodge.
PERMITTED NUMBER OF OCCUPIERS
Your holiday home may not be used for sleeping a number of persons greater than the maximum sleeping capacity for which it was designed.
The Park is open for occupation at any time between 1st January and 31st December ( all year round )
We reserve the right to close the park for 2 weeks per year ( in January ) this is to carry out essential maintenance works to the utilities services and the infrastructure. Prior notification will be given.
VISITORS TO THE HOLIDAY HOME
All visitors must report to the Reception and sign in before entering the Park.
Visitors vehicles must be left in the car park and not enter the Park unless for accessibility reasons.
We do not permit traders or salesmen access to the Park only by prior consent.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your visitors and occupiers of your holiday home adhere to the Park Rules and fire notices.
EJECTION ON GROUNDS OF BEHAVIOUR
We are entitled to eject anyone from the Park who persistently acts in a manner likely to upset or annoy other users of the Park , our staff or who is guilty of a criminal offence.
CONDITION OF THE HOLIDAY HOME
The colour of the exterior of the holiday home must not be changed without our prior consent in writing.
The holiday home must be maintained in a state capable of movement but may not be moved off the plot without prior consent in writing.
Nothing must be displayed in the windows or on the exterior of the holiday home except its number or a name plate of a reasonable size.
HOLIDAY HOME INSURANCE
Your holiday home must be adequately insured. This can be arranged through the Park or by yourselves. If the latter, we will require a copy of the certificate.
BUILDING AND GROUNDWORKS
Only one storage shed is permitted on each plot. The design, size and standard of this shed must be approved by the Park owner in writing and so positioned as to comply with the Park’s site licence conditions.
We do not permit external structures to be added to the holiday homes such as porches, walkways or carports.
Existing decking must be maintained to an acceptable standard.
Fences, gates, archways and trellis are not permitted.
You must not install slabs or paving without obtaining permission from us.
Individual gardens are not permitted around each lodge without express written permission of the Park owner.
You are responsible for keeping the area around the holiday home clean and tidy.
If alterations or repair works are required to your holiday home, you should consult the Park owner/operator where a list of recognised and recommended contractors/tradesmen are available. Particular note is aimed at the use of LPG gas engineers and electricians, these tradesmen MUST be fully qualified and registered. This is in the interest of safety and security.
PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS
You must not cut any trees, shrubs or hedges at the Park. If you find any trees, shrubs or hedges a nuisance or unsatisfactory, please take up the matter with us.
You must not, without prior consent, plant any trees, shrubs or hedges.
No tents are permitted on the Park
Washing lines are not permitted
Rotary washing lines are permitted but restricted to the small portable type and must be stored out of sight immediately after use.
Flag poles and flags are not permitted.
Advertising signs/banners are not permitted.
REFUSE / RECYCLING
We have provided a refuse and recycling compound on the Park for the use of all holiday home occupiers.
Separate refuse containers are not permitted at each holiday home.
Refuse bags etc. Are not permitted to be left outside each holiday home.
Waste accumulated from repairs or alterations to your holiday home ie. disused domestic appliances, carpets, cardboard containers etc., should be disposed of off the park at the local tip and not left for the responsibility of the park owners.
Electricity and water will be metered and charged at the same rate as the Park. Quarterly accounts will be raised.
The Park owners will not be responsible for loss of utilities beyond its control.
LPG gas will be supplied to each lodge via a bulk piped system and metered at each lodge.
Rates are charged separately following an assessment by the valuations officer. These will be charged annually between April and July ( approximately £240.00 to £400.00 per annum )
You must not introduce any foreign items into the drainage systems ie. cleaning cloths, baby nappies, sanitary towels, condoms, cooking fat/oils, grease or paint.
We permit 2 cars only per holiday home.
You must adhere strictly to the speed limit of 10mph on all park roads.
No vehicle except a private car is permitted on to the Park. Motorhomes, lorries, vans, commercial vehicles of any sort are permitted only by prior arrangement.
Parking on the roadside and grass is not permitted.
Quad bikes, trails bikes and scooters are not permitted on the Park.
Trailers, boats, motorhomes, touring caravans are not permitted to be parked/sighted adjacent to the holiday home. There are separate storage facilities near to the Park.
Motor vehicle repairs must not be carried out at the Park but a recognised breakdown service may attend in the event of a breakdown.
Only vehicles taxed and insured for use on a public road may be kept at the Park. We will remove any disused or broken down vehicles.
All drivers on the Park must hold a current drivers licence for the category of vehicle driven.
You are not permitted to give anyone driving lessons at the Park and we do not permit learner drivers to drive on the Park.
Please act in a courteous and considerate manner towards anyone visiting, using or working on the holiday home or the Park including us, our staff, other customers of ours and users of other holiday homes.
Please supervise children including visiting children properly so they are not a nuisance or a danger to themselves or others. • Please observe and take reasonable steps to ensure that all people who use or visit the holiday home ( including in each case children in their party ) adopt the following standards of behaviour.
You must NOT :- -
Commit any criminal offence at the Park or use the holiday home in connection with any criminal activity.
Commit any act of vandalism or nuisance.
Keep or carry any firearm or any other weapon at the Park
Use any unlawful drugs.
Carry on any trade or business at the Park
Permit anyone, who is to your knowledge on the sex offenders register compiled under the Sex Offenders Act 1997 to use or visit the holiday home.
Please respect the privacy of other holiday home owners and keep noise to a minimum between the hours of 7.30pm and 12 midnight with absolute quiet between the hours of 12 midnight and 8am.
You must keep away from any vacant plot.
Barbecues must finish by 11pm.
Dogs must be kept on a leash and not be allowed to wander the Park.
Dogs must not be exercised on the Park.
Outside dog kennels and runs are not allowed on the Park.
Please clean up after your Pets.
Children are the responsibility of their parents or guardians at all times.
Children are to be supervised at all times so they are not a nuisance or a danger to themselves or others.
No games/ball games are permitted in the vicinity of the holiday home or Park.
No cycles, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades or micro scooters may be used on the Park.
Radio controlled vehicles, aeroplanes or helicopters must not be used on the Park.
It is the responsibility of the holiday home owner to regularly check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for correct operation.
We will provide with each holiday home a fire extinguisher and fire blanket and will carry out an annual check/service as part of the annual fee. This allows us to provide full integrity of our fire policy over the full Park.
It is your responsibility that all occupants of your holiday home are familiar with the location of the fire points and the contents of the fire notices displayed at each point.
No fuels or combustible materials other than LPG containers may be stored on the Park. SAFETY / SECURITY
You should use the Park safely and should not cause any danger to others.
Please obey all health and safety notices displayed on the Park and act on the reasonable instructions of the Park staff in matters of health and safety.
CCTV cameras will protect and monitor the main access road on the Park.
Electrically operated gates will secure the 2 parks.
The park owners will not be responsible for loss, damage or theft from any holiday home or vehicles using the park and will not accept responsibility or liability for any injury sustained on the park.
We must be notified immediately when a 999 call has been made,
USE OF YOUR HOLIDAY HOME BY OTHERS
Holiday homes may be occupied by registered owners, their close friends and owners immediate families being parents / parents-in-law / grandparents / grandchildren / sons / daughters / sisters / brothers and their spouses and children but not by groups under 21 years of age or single sex groups.
Private sub-letting for hire or reward is prohibited.