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ABOUT PARKLAND PLACE

Parkland Place offers unrivalled therapy for people with experience of alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction and other harmful behavioural conditions – in the comfort of a stunning, 16-bed mansion and gardens near the coast in beautiful North Wales. The house is situated amidst farmland owned by the National Trust, and offers a welcoming and comfortable haven for your journey of recovery.

Our therapeutic programme is tailored to the needs of each of our guests, and is delivered by friendly, expert staff. This truly bespoke approach allows us to address the social and psychological needs underpinning your addiction, and support you as you make key lifestyle changes.

Guests at Parkland Place are required to be, and to remain, abstinent during their stay with us.  Many of our guests require structured medical detoxification before beginning their recovery journey.  We offer no-fuss access to our own dedicated detox clinic at Salus Withnell Hall – including transfers – to ensure a seamless therapeutic experience. Learn more about our approach

Our light and generously-proportioned arts and crafts-influenced mansion is full of character, with high ceilings and many original features. Parkland Place sits in three acres of lawned gardens and is surrounded by mature woodland, wildlife and birdsong.

Each of our private rooms is en-suite, with individual styling and a range of options. Many boast shuttered feature windows, and great views across the grounds and beyond. Learn more about Accommodation and Facilities

We use the beauty and splendour of North Wales, and the region’s rich history and culture in support of your recovery. Our model is grounded in a single aim – helping our guests to change their lives. Learn more about Our Programme

Our Values

Parkland Place is operated by CAIS, a registered charity with more than four decades of expertise in supporting people with substance misuse conditions and behavioural addictions. We’ve run residential facilities since 1989, and have a fantastic record in helping our guests to succeed in reaching their goals.

Our mission is to empower positive changes in the lives of people affected by addiction, adverse mental health, unemployment, offending, and other life challenges, through a range of services and support.

  • We put people first
  • We hold ourselves accountable
  • We are proud of our heritage
  • We value integrity
  • We strive for excellence
  • We will be innovative

Joseph Smith, Mayor of Oldham (1893–1894)
by Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860-1927)
Gallery Oldham Collections
Distributed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence

A history of Parkland Place

Parkland Place – or Plas Parciau – was built in the 1880s for successful Oldham cotton spinner Joseph Smith. Smith’s family owned one of the larger mills in the Lancashire town, with some 59,000 spindles, and the captain of industry soon rose to become a prominent member of civic society – being appointed a Justice of the Peace and wearing Oldham’s mayoral chains of office in 1893.

Thanks to his wealth, Smith was able to join the many other late Victorian industrialists escaping the stresses and strains of town for a refined country mansion house amidst the green spaces, wide skies and clean air of North Wales.

Smith and his family were well regarded in Old Colwyn. He would also serve as a JP in Denbighshire, and chaired the board of enquiry which brought clean running water to the area for the first time. Smith employed a number of locals on his domestic staff, hosted agricultural shows in the grounds of his home, and his country house gardens would later be registered for their historical significance.

 

Green spaces, wide skies and clean air

We now combine the green spaces, wide skies and clean air which first attracted Joseph Smith to this place with an unrivalled therapeutic programme in the comfortable and sophisticated surroundings of his country mansion.

If you look closely, you may be able spot the red rose of Lancashire amongst the fashionable arts and crafts detailing of the property’s original stone and glasswork – clearly, this was Smith’s way of recalling his own heritage in Oldham. The rose also appears on his family crest, alongside the Latin motto Labore et diligentia.

Like Joseph Smith, we know the value of hard work and diligence; and, with similar commitment and effort from our team and from our guests, will fulfil our goal to help people change their lives.