Holiday Home Use Only
SCP is a holiday home park not licensed for residential use. Consequently your holiday home shall at no time become your sole place of residence, and my not be used for more than 6 months consecutively.
The park is open all year round, however, neither the title Swainby Country Park or any of its pitch numbers may be used to form any part of an address by which an owner can receive mail, Your own permanent place of residence must be used for this purpose.
Children must not travel to and from the park on a daily basis for the purpose of attending school.
Relocation and Sale of Holiday Homes
Holiday homes can only be removed from their pitches by the SCP. If you are planning to sell your holiday home, you must contact SCP in the first instance.
The “agreement to occupy a pitch” may only be assigned with the approval of the SCP.
Holiday homes over 10 years old may not be re-sold on park.
When owners notify their intention to leave the park, or to up-date their holiday home, SCP will have first option of purchase.
If the SCP’s offer of purchase is considered unsatisfactory, the holiday home may be sold on behalf of the owner to a third party, and a commission of 15% plus VAT will be deducted from the sale price. Sale to a third party at a price less than that offered by SCP will not be permitted.
A reasonable charge, based upon the time spent and costs incurred will be made for disconnecting your holiday home from park services and preparing it for transport away from the park in the event of owners relocating.
No “For Sale” notices may be displayed in holiday homes without permission from SCP.
Refunds on vacating a pitch, either in full or in part, will be made in accordance with the BH & HPA guidelines.
Family Use & Subletting
Your holiday home shall only sleep the number of persons for which it is designed and shall only be occupied by yourself or members of your family; commercial sub-letting is not allowed.
However family members are allowed to use your holiday home (ie spouse, parent, grandparent, child, (including stepchild), grandchild, brother or sister).
Family members using your holiday home in the absence of yourself must be conversant with the park rules, copies of which are available from SCP.
Arrangements for transfer of holiday home keys must be made between you and your family members and not SCP.
You should ensure that guests use the park in a responsible and careful manner, at all times respecting the property and privacy of other owners.
SCP retains the right to refuse admission to any person not complying with all park rules.
SCP will be unable to give assistance to any person who has not registered to stay in your holiday home.
No teenage groups or single sex groups may use your holiday home.
Permission must be obtained if the family member has a pet.
Constant or regular use of your holiday home by persons other than yourself is considered to be sub-letting, and is not allowed.
We expect all owners and guests to display courtesy, respect and consideration at all times to neighbours and other holiday home owners. Bad language, unruly and intimidating behaviour will not be tolerated. Excessive noise during the day that spoils others’ enjoyment of the peace and tranquillity of the park is not allowed, and of course, there must be quiet between 10:30pm and 8am.
You must provide details of other family members who will be using your holiday home.
You are responsible for the safety and conduct of your children staying with you.
Vehicles on Park
All vehicles must be driven carefully while on the park, and must be taxed and insured as required by law. Drivers must hold a current driving licence and insurance.
A speed limit of 5 mph is in force throughout the park, and pedestrians always have the right of way.
No learner drivers allowed. No sitting on Mum or Dads’ knee. Drive on the roads whenever possible.
Disused vehicles must be removed from the park.
Commercial vehicles (Inc, motorhomes) should not be brought onto the park without approval of the SCP.
Delivery vehicles are not permitted onto the park without the permission of SCP.
Gardening & Around Your Holiday Home
You shall be responsible for keeping the area around your holiday home, in a neat and tidy condition at all times.
If SCP considers that an owner’s area requires a pitch tidy a written notice will be sent. If said notice is not acted upon within 14 days, MCP will arrange for the work to be carried out and charged to the owner accordingly.
Planting of trees and shrubs is subject to prior permission of SCP in respect of type and position, this applies to satellite dishes and aerials also. Stones and sticks, which can damage cutting machines, must not be left on the grass.
No external alterations or additions to your holiday home or your pitch are permitted, this includes fences and sheds, etc, erected without the permission of the SCP. Any veranda or patio addition (or change to existing) must first receive written approval by SCP.
All holiday homes must be screened to improve the appearance and to help with insulation and storage. Screened holiday homes must be provided with adequate ventilation to allow good circulation. Only non-combustible materials may be stored under your holiday home.
No tents are to be pitched at the sides of holiday homes.
To minimize the risk of fires, storage boxes should be constructed of metal or plastic, and should be no larger that L5’ x W4’ x H5’5’. Sheds must not be situated on verandas due to new fire safety laws. Only 1 shed per home is allowed. All storage boxes/sheds must first be approved by SCP.
Only park approved contractors may be used.
Holiday homes must be kept in good condition internally and externally and must be no more than twenty years old.
Unofficial washing lines or rotary dryers may not be erected, although window hook-on airers may be used.
Windbreaks should be muted and neutral in colour so as to blend in with the natural surroundings of the park, and when not in use are to be removed and stored at the end of each day.
Responsibility & Emergency Procedure
Cotterhill Limited trading as Swainby Country Park will not be responsible for any loss, theft or damage to your holiday home. All holiday homes must be insured and a copy of the current certificate must be supplied to sCP.
You are responsible for ensuring that electrical and gas appliances and installations comply at all times with the requirements of all appropriate authorities. A dry-powder fire extinguisher must be kept in all holiday home (2lb capacity is ideal). In the event of a fire ensure that your holiday home is evacuated, raise the alarm, call the fire bridge from the nearest telephone (in the village) or attack the fire using your fire-fighting equipment, if it is safe to do so.
Our advice on security preparation for the winter should be closely followed. If you do not follow the winterisation advice and create a loss of water, a charge of £250 will apply.
Dogs are not allowed unless written permission has been granted by the SCP. Permission will depend on the breed of the dog and the responsibility for their conduct lies with the owner. Dangerous breeds and breeds deemed as unsuitable by the management are not allowed. A maximum of two approved dogs per holiday home only. Dogs must not be exercised on the park, please take the shortest route off the park. Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times. Incessant /nuisance barking will not be tolerated.
Dog’s Excrement carries diseases which are dangerous to humans, children are particularly at risk, so whenever you walk your dog you should always carry a means of removing any fouling.
Never leave your dog tethered outside you holiday home when unoccupied or leave it in your holiday home.
Small children should not be left in control of dogs.
You are responsible for all household rubbish being deposited in the waste bins provided. No garden waste is to be deposited in the refuse bins, all such waste (green waste) is to be put in green bags and placed beside the “house hold waste” bin point.
No large appliance boxes, unwanted fittings, garden furniture or similar items can be disposed of by SCP. These items should be taken to the local tip or disposed of via your home address. Only grass cuttings and weeds should be put in green bags (no pots, no polystyrene trays ect.)
Do not leave household rubbish beside the bin point for wildlife to break open.
Do not send children to the bins with rubbish as they cannot reach the bins to put the rubbish in. Always replace the lid down.
No fat is to be poured into the waste and sewage system.
Behaviour, Noise & Weapons
No offensive or dangerous weapons or ammunition may be brought on to the park (ie catapults, bows and arrows or guns etc).
Excessive use of TVs, radios and any other excessive noises from musical instruments, music systems, motor vehicles or other appliances, especially between the hours of 10.30pm and 8.00am must be kept to a minimum.
If any crime or misdemeanour is committed on or off the park by any person occupying your holiday home, SCP reserve’s the right to exclude that person from the park or cancel your licence agreement. When no crime is committed, but activities such as nuisance, rowdiness, etc results in investigations on the park by police, the above clause also applies.
No ball games are allowed in the vicinity of holiday homes.
Working On Park
No commercial enterprise or business activity may take place on or be operated from the park.
Electricity, Water & LPG Gas
Everyone using the park is required to comply with the regulations of the site licence, water authority, and any other statutory authority (this also applies to electricity and LPG gas authorities).
No hosepipes may be used inside or outside your holiday home to comply with the 1989 water supply bye-laws and to prevent contaminated back-flow into the water system.
The washing of cars and excessive watering of plans is not permitted on park.
Any electricity or gas maintenance engineers contracted by you must be able to provide to SCP with appropriate certification before any work is carried out.
Site Fees & Bills
You will be informed in November of the site fees to be charged for the following year. If you are wishing to terminate occupancy you must advise the management by 30th November. Site fees are to be paid in full before 31st January, otherwise an administration surcharge of 10% plus VAT will be levied in addition (this is also applicable with any other fees owed to the park). Access to the park for the new season will not be permitted unless the site fees have been paid.
Disputes, Additional Rules & Acceptance Of Park Rules
Any dispute will be settled by SCP, their decision being final.
Additional rules may be added from time to time without any notice.
Payment of the site fees is deemed to constitute acceptance of these rules.
ALTHOUGH RULES ARE NOT POPULAR, THEY ARE FORMED FOR THE SMOOTH RUNNING OF SWAINBY COUNTRY PARK AND THE WELFARE OF ALL PEOPLE USING IT
Where agreements for the occupation of holiday home pitches are entered into, these rules form part of the agreement.