February 01, 2017
A new caravan storage park in Gwent has created a safe and secure space for 130 caravans.
The area, at Mamhilad Park Estate near Pontypool, has been created to cater for owners looking for easily accessible, CCTV monitored, storage.
A pitch for a caravan on the site costs £300 plus VAT a year. Access to the are is come and go as they please using a bespoke security fob.
Johnsey Estates, owners of Mamhilad Park Estate, has invested significantly to create the bespoke caravan park which has secured a Caravan Storage Site Owners Association (CaSSOA) Gold Award for the standard of its facilities.
CaSSOA awards three levels of security, gold, silver and bronze, based on a number of features including CCTV, entry points, perimeter fencing and alarm systems. Storage at a CaSSOA gold site can help reduce insurance premiums for owners
James Crawford, CEO of Johnsey Estates, said: “This is a welcome additional feature to our expanding list of excellent facilities here at Mamhilad Park Estate.”
“Caravans are becoming bigger and more valuable packed with many expensive fixtures and fittings. Owners often don’t have space to keep their caravans at home and need somewhere which is safe, secure and above all accessible.
“We are confident that what we have created here is what caravan owners want. We carried out considerable research, talking to many owners, ahead of creating this brand new storage facility here at Mamhilad Park Estate. The fact that the park is so close to a roundabout off the A4042 dual carriageway and so accessible to the road network is a major attraction.”
Mr Crawford said as well as local caravan owners they were taking bookings from elsewhere in the UK. Owners will leave their vehicles at the site and pick them up when travelling from Wales and return them to the site.
Caravan owner Sian Hitchmough and husband Graham, from Newport, are the first to take up a pitch at the site with her 2012 four berth Avondale tourer.
Sian said: “My father in law who lives in New Inn, Pontypool and is a life-long caravanner spotted that the new park had opened at Mamhilad Park Estate and told us about it. We moved our caravan to Mamhilad from where it was previously kept in Magor as the facilities, including a flat tarmac surface which makes manoeuvring the caravan easier, are much better. My father in law is now about to follow our lead.
“We like the fact that the site is extremely secure, is covered by CCTV, that we can enter whenever we like and that the road access to the site is excellent which makes it so easy when we’re towing.”