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9.7

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General

  • Peaceful family-run park on the edge of the North York Moors
  • Under 10 minutes' drive from Helmsley
  • Around 45 minutes' drive from York and the coast

A peaceful and pleasingly spacious place on the edge of a national park, surrounded by woods and fields – what could be better for a chilled-out break? Well, since you asked… perhaps a pub, chippy and curry place a couple of minutes’ drive away? Quick access to a main road for easy ins and outs? And how about owners described by previous guests as ‘the most friendly we’ve ever come across’?

Ticking all these boxes is family-run Holly Park Farm, a rural site under 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Helmsley and just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The A170 is a couple of minutes away for jaunts west to Thirsk or east to the coast, and the aforementioned food and drink facilities are also handily five minutes' drive away in Nawton and Wombleton.

This isn’t a place to come for loads of leisure facilities, but there’s plenty of entertainment to be had roaming around the site, playing outdoorsy games, chatting with the resident chickens or creating a campfire. Amenities are spot-on too: wifi, drinking water and waste water facilities are provided, and there are a couple of well-kept toilets with a separate chemical disposal point.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 74 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

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Friendly staff04/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice spacious space well set out

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Big dog friendly, excellent site with clean facilities29/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndy W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything. It was genuinely one of the cleanest, well maintained pitches we have been on all year. We arrived around 1:30pm to an empty field with a few more arriving later on. Amenities are very clean, fairly basic but no problems. The owners are lovely taking the time out to stop and chat to us a number of times. Making a fuss of our dog (3.5 year old white German shepherd, always good to find sites who arent afraid of big dogs!). They had their own pair of Dobermans which were stunning. Chicken coupe, they sold eggs & ice cream. They also rented out fire pits etc. Beautiful place, the stars look amazing on a peaceful night. Apparently we had missed being able to see the milky way! We left site about 11:30am the next morning, you are able to stay over 12pm for a small charge. We were not hounded out and were allowed to pack up and leave at our own pace.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Fab back to basics site, perfect for a quiet getaway under the stars.24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoye C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely surroundings, friendly owner, clean facilities and quite policy. Hens, sheep and dark skies. Great base for walking, Kirbymoorside is a very nice town.

    Disliked: 

    No hot water anywhere. No showers.

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Very clean. Kept well23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnita F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Owner was very approachable. Made us welcome and checked in that everything was ok. We don’t need much when we camp if anything really but had fresh water and a hook up if we needed. Was quiet too which was also a bonus

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This was my second stay here, first time I came …10/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    This was my second stay here, first time I came with the kids, this time it was just my partner and I. It is so peaceful and so beautiful. The areas are maintained to a high standard, even tho there was only us and one other couple.
    I love how secure it is and when I was with the children last time it was really safe for them to play.
    I especially liked the chickens!
    The owners are very helpful and go above and beyond to ensure that you have a good time.

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Lovely site, peace and quiet.09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhil H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely site, peace and quiet.

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Excellent clean toilet and washing facilities.08/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnne F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nicely cut grass. The owners were friendly. It was quiet

    Disliked: 

    The only thing I didn't like was being woken up in the early hours of the morning by
    a cockerel but that's part of being in the coutry.

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Excellent place to stay03/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerrie J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The facilities are great and the site is small, which we liked. The owner gave us some good advice on places to visit to really make the most of our trip! Overall we all really enjoyed our stay!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Plenty of space around each pitch. Lovely welcoming hosts, great …02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Plenty of space around each pitch. Lovely welcoming hosts, great with the kids. The basic facilities were pristine. Idyllic location.

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My children and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    How quiet the site was. The other holiday makers were respectful in the morning of our closeness to the toilet and washing facilities and were quiet. Toilet facilities were very clean. We loved seeing all the stars on the night too!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Guncroft Lane, Nawton, York, North Yorkshire, England, YO62 7RH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2682°N 0.9914°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Pickering: Eastgate Coach Stop — 9.0 miles
Thornton le Dale (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 11.1 miles
Eden Camp (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 11.9 miles
Train stations
Malton Rail Station — 12.3 miles
Battersby Rail Station — 13.7 miles
Castleton Moor Rail Station — 13.9 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 23.8 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 23.9 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 24.5 miles

Directions


The site is at the very top of Guncroft Lane, on the left just past the last bungalow.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Nosing around the North York Moors is always a fine plan, and this is a fine spot to head out from. Get on your bike to follow part of the 109-mile Cleveland Way, ramble along miles of footpaths for stunning views or join an equine expedition from the stables 15 minutes away in Hawnby.

Dalby Forest, 45 minutes away, makes a fab trip at any hour – ride Segways or swing through the trees at Go Ape during the day, then stick around to gaze upwards by night: this is a Dark Sky Discovery Site and a top spot for stargazing.

Helmsley, within 10 minutes, isn’t just your most convenient town – its fine collection of pubs, restaurants and independent shops have earned it awards before, and the ruins of the castle make for good wandering. Just outside town, Rievaulx Abbey and Duncombe Park are also fine places for a stroll, and there’s an open-air pool should you fancy a plunge.

Away from the moors, it’ll take you around 45 minutes or so to drive to York’s historic centre or to Scarborough or Whitby for beach days.

Must see

  • Duncombe Park (4.0 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (4.9 miles)
  • Rievaulx Abbey (5.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Nunnington Hall (4.4 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace (4.9 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Holly Park Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Holly Park Farm will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Holly Park Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Holly Park Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Holly Park Farm? Nosing around the North York Moors is always a fine plan, and this is a fine spot to head out from. Get on your bike to follow part of the 109-mile Cleveland … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Holly Park Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

All barbecues and firepits must be at least 24 inches off the ground.

The washing-up and toilet areas only have cold water.

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