West Park was the first of the West Park Estates to be developed. It lies approximately four miles south east of the famous market town of Pontefract in West Yorkshire.
A thriving market town, Pontefract owes much of its fame to its most famous product, Pontefract Cakes, which are small liquorice sweets. Liquorice was grown in Pontefract from around the 16th century on plots of land behind people’s houses. Although originally consumed as a medicine both for humans and for horses, by the 19th century, it was used extensively for confectionery and demand for Pontefract Cakes outstripped the capacity of Pontefract growers to supply the liquorice. The town still hosts an annual Liquorice Festival each July.
Pontefract is also known for horse racing which has taken place in the town since 1648. Pontefract Racecourse is the longest flat, circular course in Europe. The town itself has a good variety of shops, a bustling market and a castle, the ruins of which have been the subject of a multi-million pound restoration project, complete with a stunning visitor centre, housed in the 19th century blacksmith’s workshop. King Richard II was murdered at the castle in 1400 and the famous outlaw Robin Hood was also thought to have carried out some of his activities in the nearby forest of Barnsdale. Market days are Wednesday and Saturday, with a smaller market on Fridays and there is also a covered market which is open all week. Pontefract is near the A1 (or Great North Road) and the M62 motorway.
This site is situated in a must-have location. The major cities of Leeds, York, Wakefield and Sheffield are all within 30 minutes' drive. Other attractions such as Xscape and Junction 32 Outlet Village are just 15 minutes away. Since the medieval times the market town of Pontefract has been making its mark on history, housing one of England's greatest Castles and one of the original places where liquorice plants were cultivated. While liquorice growing disappeared some time ago, this beautiful town is packed with things to do including shopping, horse racing, historic castles, pretty villages, golf, museums, nature reserves and colourful carnivals. With large cities close by its easy to see why Pontefract is such a sought after location to live.
As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on the caring and professional approach at all our park home sites to create attractive living spaces for the over 40s. At West Park Estates, you can buy a luxurious and comfortable park home in a beautiful setting at an affordable price, releasing funds from the sale of your ordinary house for that new car you've always wanted, or maybe an exotic holiday abroad. Maintenance and heating costs are low too, allowing you to devote your time and money to other more interesting pursuits.
There is easy access to the park from the nearby A1 trunk road, running North to South. The M62 motorway is only two miles to the North and runs East to West. In an ideal location, West Park supports the usual services: electric, water and bottled gas.
*Exclusively for the 40+
*Central location with easy access to Leeds, York, Wakefield, Doncaster and Sheffield.
*Exclusive fully managed private development
*Located in the sought after historic market town of Pontefract
*Pet friendly park
*Goldshield 10 year warranty included