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York House Holiday Park offers 10½ month licences on all its holiday homes near Thirsk. Extending to 23 acres within the pretty hamlet of Balk, York House has a superb selection of luxury lodges and caravans offering family-friendly and stylish living.

Great location and facilities

With unrivalled views across the countryside to the Hambleton Hills, the park has a quiet, spacious feel, and is loved by residents of all ages. Its five-acre playing field, play area and indoor games area are ideal for families, while the on-site Old Barn Coffee Shop offers hand-made and home-cooked meals and treats.

Holiday homes near Thirsk – close to local amenities

If you fancy leaving the car behind, our holiday homes near Thirsk are just three miles along quiet footpaths from the heart of the bustling town centre. With its independent shops and inviting restaurants and cafes. Make sure you don’t miss the regular market days on a Monday and Saturday for even more variety.

Gold Award Park for Holiday homes near Thirsk
5 Star park for Holiday homes near Thirsk
Hoseasons Award for Holiday homes near Thirsk
White Rose Award for holiday homes near Thirsk

Get outdoors, explore, ponder, play, imagine, get back to nature and maybe get muddy!

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Why choose York House Holiday Park?

  • Superb selection of lodges and caravans offering family-friendly and stylish holiday homes near Thirsk
  • A tranquil gated park with fabulous views over the Hambleton Hills and the Yorkshire Dales
  • Five star, immaculately-maintained accommodation and facilities
  • Welcoming park with events running throughout the year for all our holiday home owners
  • Perfect for families and couples. Dogs also welcome!
  • 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor for our superb on-site Old Barn Coffee Shop serving traditional local produce
  • Great base for exploring North Yorkshire:
    – Close to the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors with Whitby and the coast just 40 minutes’ drive away. York, Ripon, Thirsk, Harrogate and Knaresborough in easy reach
    – Lightwater Valley and Flamingoland offer fun family days out
  • Accolades include
    – Visit Britain 5 star award for tourism
    Hoseasons diamond finalist award for customer service, North of England & David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award

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Balk Plan YHHP holiday homes near Thirsk

Comparing holiday homes near Thirsk? The results are in from the latest Visit England inspection (Oct 2020)…

“A very well maintained and presented park being ideally situated for exploring the local region around Thirsk and all the amenities and facilities available to them.”


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Meet the Team

John Reay

John Reay

Park Manager

Ellie Smith

Ellie Smith

Assistant Manager

Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Smith

Assistant Manager

Johnny 5

Johnny 5

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Grass Technician

Map for holiday homes near Thirsk
Call to arrange a tour:
01845 597495
York House Holiday Park Balk
Near Bagby
North Yorkshire YO7 2AQ
We are located just off the A19 or A170 near to the Market town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire

Fantastic as always! Where in the world could you get anything better? It is an ideal location for the Dales, Moors and Wolds. The accommodayion is first class, it is perfectly maintained and the staff are so friendly and welcoming it always feels like returning home to family! Ellie should be cloned, she is so friendly and accommodating.

J.B - May 2024

It was the most enjoyable stay. We very much look forward to booking again.

A&V Banks - May 2024

Site is beautifully maintained and very quiet. The caravan was spotless, well appointed and very comfortable. It had tea/coffee tray provided. A great location for visiting the area. Checking in/out was quick and easy and staff pleasent and helpful. We would definitely return.

M.W. - March 2024

We had a great family trip away. The caravan was great. Liked having washing up liquid, tea, coffee (the essentials) etc. Good to have a choice of channels/apps on the TV. Love that all the staff are friendly, it makes a real difference. Ace getting a call to say the caravan was ready a bit earlier. Lady on reception was ‘excellent’ – 5 star! Lots of ideas of places to go which we needed. Cafe was fab. We would defo come back again. Thank you.

N.S. - March 2024

The park is well kept, neat and tidy, has attractive features, a stream etc. Very peaceful, relaxing surroundings. Easy access to York via the Park & Ride, the Moors and such beautiful scenery.

A.C. - March 2024

A very quiet and restful break. Lodge clean, spacious and comfortable. All staff are helpful and pleasent. Separate dog run a bonus. Recommended!

D.F. - May 2023

Reception staff very friendly and helpful on arrival, nice quiet relaxing park – well kept & clean. Old Barn Coffee Shop – amazing lemon cake! Kind, friendly staff, nice coffee too.

C.W. - June 2023

Brilliant stay – the nicest caravan we’ve ever stayed in! Fantastic facilities, my 4 year old loved the park. Great atmosphere around the park… See you next year! laughing

L & S B - Aug 2022

Peaceful, clean. Lovely childrens park away from caravans but 2 minute walk. So you can have peace at home after the kids have played on the park. Great cakes in the cafe too!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

P.M. - Oct 2021

Reception staff – above and beyond customer service. Caravan – imaculate!

A.B. - March 2020

The Park is a hidden gem of peace and tranquility, and the ideal midpoint stop en-route to and from Glasgow to visit family.

Mrs W. - Oct 2019

Beautiful park, fabulous accommodation, so quiet & peaceful. Very clean.

Mr & Mrs W. - Oct 2019

A lovely relaxing break in exceptionally high quality accommodation. Walking has been fantastic in the area & we have also loved the convenience of having Thirsk nearby.

K.&K.B. - Sept/Oct 2019

Great accommodation with a very high standard of cleanliness. A quiet and attractive setting with everything you could possibly need in the cabin.

We would particularly like to thank Reception for the lovely warm welcome.

V.W. - September 2019

This was our second visit to Abbots Green for “Brian’s annual fish & chips tour of North Yorkshire”. We love staying here, the lodge is lovely and the site immaculate. A huge thank you to everyone for the hard work and dedication that must be applied to maintain such a fantastic park.

B&P Jones - September 2019

Excellent Holiday. By far the best holiday home we have stayed in. Extremely friendly & helpful staff.

M.H. - August 2019

Absolutely wonderful… never been on such a well kept site. All people are very friendly and welcoming. Dog thoroughly enjoyed it too 🙂

It was nice to come in to a ‘dog friendly’ caravan that was immaculately clean and doesn’t smell. Well done to all staff, had a fantastic time.

S.M. July/August 2019

A very well kept site, very peaceful. Accommodation good, helpful staff. Hope to come again, very impressed. Games room very good.

B.G.B. - June 2019

This park is the most peaceful and delightful we have ever stayed in, will certainly be booking again.

Caravan extremely comfortable – just what we needed for a restful holiday.

 Thank you.

J.N. - May 2019

Enjoyed visit, staff excellent & friendly. looking forward to coming back in August.

Mr & Mrs L. - May 2024

Mosy definitely the best caravan park we have ever stayed on. So well maintained both in the caravan and the grounds. Will definitely be returning!

C.C. - May 2024

We had a restful, peaceful stay in a beautifully kept park. Staff were friendly and professional. Caravan was perfectly clean and was equiped with everything we needed. Easy access to the Moors, York, Pickering and Scarborough. In the future maybe you can squeeze in a small pool, then the site would be absolutely perfect. Thank you – we shall come again.

A. - April 2024

We booked a last-minute family break for the school holidays and we had a great time. Lovely place/accommodation and we found lots to do.

N. - April 2024

We all had a fabulous time here. Our beautiful cabin was clean, expensively furnished and had lovely modern crockery – I want your tea pot, milk jug and sugar bowl! The views from our windows were breathtaking, and… so quiet, all the time! The play park and football pitch were a massive hit.

K.K. - March 2024

We were really looking forward to our holiday with you and were not dissapointed! The staff have been really friendly and welcoming and the caravan was clean and comfortable. We have really enjoyed our stay and would definately want to come again.
K.D. - May 2023

This is our 5th visit to the Park – never dissapointed, any problems are solved quickly.
J.N. - May 2023

Can’t wait to book again for next year… 2 weeks this time!
Thank you for a lovely holiday xx
C.H. - Aug 2022

Without doubt one of the best holidays we have ever had! The caravan was immaculate, the Park was so quiet. We WILL be back!
S.C. - July 2022

Beautiful and quaint – Our first visit to this Immaculate and beautifully maintained site. We stayed as a family of 4 and only really used the site as a base for the week while we visited nearby attractions. The kids loved the huge park and all staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Caravan was spotless and very spacious. Would certainly recommend and would definitely stay again. Zero complaints.
B.H. - Sept 2021

Nice, clean & well maintained site. Best nights sleep, very comfortable accommodation.

K.C. - March 2020

Beautiful site, very peaceful and relaxing. The caravan we stayed in was superb! Spotlessly clean which is the reason we will return 🙂
Had a fantastic relaxing stay…Thank you!
B.C. - Oct 2019

Lovely clean Park & van. Plenty of space around Park and in van. Nice to have a designated play area & dog area. Cafe lovely & staff all round very friendly. A very nice comfortable stay – Thank you.

M.G. - Sept 2019

Loved every minute of our holiday spent at York House. Lovely surroundings, so peaceful & relaxing, a great base to visit lots of different places. Loved our lodge at Abbots Green, comfortable & spacious. The dog area was brilliant for our labrador. Everything we needed was here. Perfect Holiday! Hope to be back one day soon and would love it to be our own holiday home!!

Y.B. - Sept 2019

Thank you. Amazing park, spotless park – you should be so proud of all your hard work. Super place, quiet, peaceful & amazing.

G.L. - Sept 2019

Very quiet, peaceful and relaxing holiday! Very nice caravan park, beautifully maintained to a high standard…Would definitly come again.

S.H. - August 2019

Everything about our weekend was lovely…gorgeous caravan, lovely friendly staff, especially Ellie who made changing my booking very easy (thank you). Food in the Old Barn is delicious. All-in-all a fantastic place. Will return soon.

K.R. July 2019

Our first stay at this holiday park. The park is a credit to the owners and all the team that work here. We had a lovely welcome from Sam when we arrived, took us to the caravan and explained fully about all the facilities.

We have never stayed at a holiday park that is so lovely, clean and well maintained. We have had a lovely weekend and will definitely be back. Thank you to everybody at York House.

D.J. - June 2019

The caravan was absolutely spotless and very well resourced. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay!

L.Q. - May 2019

Very loveley lodge (AG34) situated in a beautiful place on the park. the lodge itself is stunning inside – only thing it could do with is a few more sockets in the living area. Staff are excellent, so friendly and helpful. Hope to come back at some point.

L & J S. - June 2024

Lovely park, very well maintained. Accommodation spotless and comfortable. Highly recommended.

M.C. - May 2024

Clean, quiet, good location for various days out. Definitely worth a visit.

N - April 2024

We have had a fantastic short stay here. This is one of the best parks we’ve stayed at. The caravan was pristine and of a very high standard which only enhanced our holiday. The grounds of the park are so well kept, we enjoyed walking round with our children, swings and dog exercise area complete the package. We would love to come back, thank you.

The Wolds Family - March 2024

The caravan was very spacious, great beds, very clean, having 2 toilets was great. Lovely clean and tidy site.

I.G. - June 2023

Loveley peaceful site – wildlife, quiet, restful… and plenty of places to visit and walk – we’ll be back!

J.C. - June 2023

We have stayed here twice now and we love the Park. It’s friendly and quiet and would recommend it to anyone.

N.H-A. - May 2023

Absolutely love it here. The lodge was a real ‘WOW’ when we saw it and the setting is beautiful. Especially love the fenced off area for dogs to have a run. We will definately be back!

C.M. - August 2022

The site owners can be proud of themselves and their staff for delivering what has to be one of the top venues in this beautiful part of Yorkshire. From the lady site manager to the staff tendering the lawns and amenities, they all clearly love their job. Nothing is too much trouble and always delivered with a smile. Thank you for making our stay with you enjoyable – We will return.

J.T. - May 2021

Definitely 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 star place. Super clean caravan, good play area for the kids. A heavenly Place away from digital world, patchy mobile signals but WiFi is available. 

D.I. - March 2020

Our third visit here and once again we have all enjoyed every minute staying at your park. Your staff are so friendly and helpful; made us part of your family. A big thank you.

P.L. - March 2020

Very pleased with our stay – very clean, tidy and quiet. We like there is no clubhouse! Will be back (possible may buy caravan in 4 years time…commitment at the moment!)

J.W. - Sept 2019

Had a great few days – the caravan was one of the best we’ve stayed in.

Anon - Sept 2019

The water feature is fantastic… We have taken home inspiration for our own garden. The grounds are very pleasing. Thank you for having a ‘dogs on leads’ policy – it made a huge difference to our enjoyment, although we are dog owners, we are not good with dogs off the lead.

Mr & Mrs Oglesby - May 2019

Once again we had a fantastic family holiday. Our little boy loves it here. Really enjoys playing on the football field and play area.

L. S. - August 2018

All management and staff are lovely and welcoming. The grounds are immaculately maintained.

S.C. - August 2018

We first visited this site in 1965. We came to see friends who were camping here at the time. We got the camping bug and the rest of the story is history!  We have been to a number of sites over a period of 33 years and still say that York House takes some beating. Congratulations to Phil and Tim, they have done a magnificent job.

Mr & Mrs Richardson – July 19

Had a really lovely week, as always! We really do appreciate all the hard work you put in, to keep everything as beautiful as it always is! Thank you! See you all again in October. Best wishes to everyone.

 Mr & Mrs Pearson – July 2019

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