An industrial heritage reclaimed by nature is the canvas for a stunning new holiday park
Maes Mynan Park was once an old sand and gravel quarry. Over the years, nature has reclaimed its territory, absorbing its industrial heritage wherever it can, leaving a canvas for a nature inspired holiday park.
An artist’s canvas helped by nature
With a little helping hand and a dose of creative land management, Maes Mynan Park is evolving into a new era, embracing the land and location to accommodate tiered pitches for holiday homes, without disturbing the natural beauty of the location wherever possible.
Adapting to climate change
By working with the land and what nature throws at it, we are creating parkland that is also a sanctuary for wildlife too. We are adapting to the changing climate, seasons, rains and droughts to manage the land in a way that capitalises on the wonders of this magnificent place.
That’s why Maes Mynan Park will always be a wonderful place to own a holiday home.
The old quarry conveyor belt and pumping works have been taken back by nature
Wild Garlic has taken back the pumping ironwork that was once made in Manchester. The old ironwork of a bridge that once conveyed sand and gravel for washing and the export, still stands upright in a beautiful leafy glade, a testament to a bye-gone era.
These lumps of industrial heritage have become surrounded by majestic ferns and greenery alongside the stream that flows first to Maes Mynan and then into the Afon Chwiler.
The old weighbridge is swapped with a new office that nestles perfectly into the landscape
The old weighbridge fell into disrepair over the many years since the quarry’s closure in the 1990’s, with the gales of 2018 and early 2019 finally taking away its roof. Trees had long taken the doorways and windows and brambles crept inside to scramble over old paperwork left behind by the previous quarry owners.
Now we have replaced it with a solid log build from Estonia that nestles perfectly into the natural North Wales landscape, perfect for a nature inspired holiday park.
The old iron used in the weighbridge has been upcycled and repurposed to make a new welcoming entrance statement into the new Maes Mynan Holiday Park office, with extra pieces used for the fire surround and hearth.
The old quarry washing bays become parking bays
The washing bays uncovered at the entrance to Maes Mynan Park have been turned into parking bays with some TLC. Stonework undertaken by a local stone mason Oliver Morrell, has transformed a messy inhospitable entrance into a welcoming opportunity for visitors to stand and stare at the beautiful panoramic views of the Clwydian Range, Chwiler Valley and Denbigh Moors.
The new gates and stone wall entrance lends itself perfectly to the transformed landscape. Gone is the old sand and gravel quarry and waterlogged scrubland.
Turning the land from an old quarry back into Parkland is a nod to its regal past in Medieval and Tudor times.
Peter has ensured through careful excavation (he thought he was on an archaeological dig at times), retained and utilised many hidden buried industrial wonders left over from the land’s quarrying days, including an old buried entrance, tarmac car parks and concrete rafts – all of which have been absorbed by the new timber office at the entrance of the Maes Mynan Lodge Park. A nature inspired holiday park is seen at every turn.
The old eerie quarry maintenance shed is now a nice shinny new one
The old eerie shed with pulleys, working bays and all the smells of an industrial past, has now been replaced, but not before nature tried to take back the old tin roof!
Old quarry pump houses have gone to make room for phase two of the Maes Mynan Holiday Park development
Old pump houses teetered on the edge of Maes Mynan Park, with trees growing through entrances and roofs.
These buildings have over the years been used as target practice for air rifles, as well as canvases for budding graffiti artists!
They have now been removed as part of the preparation work to launch phase two of the Maes Mynan Park development – a designated area for static holiday homes within a secluded wooded enclave overlooking Moel Y Parc and the great Clwydian Range and another example of a nature inspired holiday park.
Maes Mynan Park is the ideal country retreat for holiday home ownership in the UK
The evolution from quarry to parkland and holiday park is a bit like the story of Beauty and the Beast. The Beast was the quarry, but the Beauty was always evident regardless of what happened to the land in the intervening years. In the end as a nature inspired holiday park, Maes Mynan Park offers holiday home ownership to those who love to escape to the country for their relaxation time.
Location Location Location saved the day, ensuring that this magical place with stunning majestical views finally gets a make-over fit for a prince, the surrounding and resident wildlife and the natural wonders of this parkland’s heritage.
An industrial heritage reclaimed by nature is the inspired canvas for this stunning holiday park at Maes Mynan Park. Come and see for yourself the wonders of this beautiful holiday park and see if the exclusivity and natural environment offers your very own UK dream holiday home location.
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