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- Well-maintained and peaceful adults-only touring park
- A five-minute drive from Easingwold and half an hour from York
- Overlooks trout fishing lakes and has views of the Howardian Hills
A quiet countryside hideout for fly fishing to a backdrop of dreamy views – if the sound of such a setup strikes a chord, it’s high time you tow your caravan to a pitch overlooking the top-notch trout lakes at Thornton Lodge Country Retreats.
Amble around this adults-only park to find your favourite view, perhaps along the national 28-mile Foss Walk running through the farm, which goes from Foss Crooks Woods near Oulston Reservoir through the Vale of York and into the centre of York. A top tip is that most visitors prefer looking westward to the Howardian Hills and the Pennines at this scenic North Yorkshire spot.
Other areas of the site worth a look include the barbecue and picnic areas – prime places for filling up on food. But if a meal cooked by someone else is what you’re after, make haste for Easingwold via a footpath leading from the grounds and across a field (40 minutes’ walk). Cyclists can also set forth on national route No.65 using a bike rented from the park.
Whether you walk, drive or ride, this whole area is steeped in history, with local places of interest ranging from abbeys and halls to clay pigeon shooting grounds. It’s a cinch to get out in the car too as the A19 road, leading to York (half an hour) and further up to Scotland, is three miles away.
Alternatively, stay awhile on site and immerse yourself in the peace and quiet, safe in the knowledge that essential amenities like electric hook-ups and chemical disposal points are close to hand.
Tents are not accepted at this park.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
At least one of the party members must be aged 30 or over.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.
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Electric optional grass touring pitch
Max. persons: 5 x
One allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 8.0m width x 10.0m depth (26.2ft width x 32.8ft depth) Calculated area: 80.0m² (861.1ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop
— 8.8 miles
8.8 miles York: Rail Station Coach Stop — 13.4 miles
13.4 miles Ripon Bus Station — 13.7 miles
- Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station
— 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Hammerton Rail Station — 11.0 miles
11.0 miles Cattal Rail Station — 11.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 30.4 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
— 27.2 miles
27.2 miles Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.3 miles
This part of Yorkshire is rich in history and culture. Within 10 minutes’ drive is Coxwold with its tip-top 12th-century church and Shandy Hall, a museum in the old home of writer Laurence Sterne.
Veer slightly outside the village for Newburgh Priory Estate, a Grade 1-listed Tudor building, or branch out a little further (15 minutes) to Byland Abbey and wander around the ruins. If religious structures of note whet your whistle, don’t miss Rievaulx Abbey – set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, it’s one of the most impressive landmarks of its kind in England.
Castle Howard (half an hour) is yet another of the area’s historical highlights. This stately home is topped with a grand domed roof and surrounded by gardens lined in ornate fountains. Navigate towards another manor house too, the National Trust’s Beningbrough Hall, a huge Georgian mansion with a baroque inside, cantilevered stairs and wood carvings.
- Duncombe Park (7.8 miles)
- Rievaulx Abbey (8.3 miles)
- Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (8.4 miles)
- Rievaulx Terrace (8.4 miles)
- Beningbrough Hall and Gardens (8.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12:30 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Thornton Lodge Country Retreats cancellation policy
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Thornton Lodge Country Retreats have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Thornton Lodge Country Retreats dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Thornton Lodge Country Retreats? This part of Yorkshire is rich in history and culture. Within 10 minutes’ drive is Coxwold with its tip-top 12th-century church and Shandy Hall, a museum in the old home of writer … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Thornton Lodge Country Retreats?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12:30 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 12 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Thornton Lodge Country Retreats? From £15 (for 1 night, 3 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability