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York House Holiday Park offers 11-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.

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.

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.

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

Contact us at:

sophie@yorkshireforestfolk.co.uk

or call: 07815 775934

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
– 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

Visit York House

Meet the Team

Samantha Reay

Samantha Reay

Park Manager

 

John Reay

John Reay

Park Manager

 

Ellie Smith

Ellie Smith

Park Assistant

 

Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Smith

Park Assistant

 

Paul Sorbie

Paul Sorbie

Gardener

 

Dawid Potoczny

Dawid Potoczny

Grounds Assistant

 

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

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

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

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

Beautiful accommodation, luxury lodge, pet friendly – home from home.

The maintenance and layout of the trees, plants and water features etc adds a lovely touch and to see all the ducks, rabbits, squirrels and birds was just a delight.

Couldn’t ask for a more peaceful, well kept park. Excellently maintained plus the fenced-in run for the dog was an added bonus.

Well done to all 10/10

A.W. - 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

We had a lovely break at York House Holiday Park in one of the Luxury Lodges on Abbots Green. Everything was beautifully clean and the lodge was very bright, light and cheery, so even when it was raining we could sit and view the lovely scenery. The management team are fabulous, nothing’s a problem for them, real Yorkshire hospitality…

ps… The Old Barn Coffee Shop is an excellent facility with fabulous food and cakes.

A. M. - May 2019

The Park is very quiet which is what we look for. Very considerate from other park users which again was a joy. Everyone was very considerate and respectful of each other’s right to a quiet holiday. Staff very, very friendly and helpful and the caravan (DD2) was spotless and excellent value for money. Park very well cared for. We will definately be back soon!

A. Stefansson - April 2019

Many years ago we had a caravan here, my brother and wife still have their caravan here. The changes are great, so we will be booking to stay for some more holidays here in the near future. Can’t believe how clean the site is and how friendly everyone is…although it always was a very friendly site.

J. Waller - Oct 2018

It is a lovely park with wonderful views across to Sutton Bank. The park is kept so tidy and spotless. The parking spaces next to the caravans are excellent, with not having to park on the grass. Also, the grass looks fresh. The park is in a fantastic location, being out in the countryside but is also very close to Thirsk to be handy for the shops. It is ideal for being close enough to have a touring day around both the Dales and the Moors, with also York just down the road. Would definitely come back again. Really enjoyed it.

M. Dunn - Sept 2018

Another lovely week. Well presented, professionally maintained. Thank you once again.

Mr & Mrs Sparham - Sept 2018

My husband and I always loved to come and stay here when we came to see the kids and grandchildren. Now i’m on my own I still love it here, i’ve felt safe and welcomed. I am now seriously considering buying here if funds allow. It will give me some security and allow me to come whenever I want to, rather than only when you have availability to rent.

K Kitch - June 2018

We went here for a weekend break with friends and it was fab…There is also a fantastic café which sells delicious food. The site is immaculately kept and there are loads of ultra-modern and beautifully furnished (to show home standard), caravans for sale. Well worth a look. It’s a kid’s paradise.
Trish36 · Jan 2018 via TripAdvisor

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

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!  Large tent – a touring caravan and 3 static caravans later, we had to retire from the site for personal reasons (nothing to do with the site). We still get a feeling to pop down for a Mon – Friday and still enjoy visiting places within easy reach. 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 Phillip and Tim, they have done a magnificent job.

Mr & Mrs Richardson – July 19

This is 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

The static caravan we stayed in was immaculate – the site itself is kept to an excellent standard. It is also run to a high standard and very friendly – would highly recommend to anyone.

D. E. - May 2019

This Park has to be the best one I have ever been to – I love the landscape, trees, fountains, streams, bird boxes… EVERYTHING is so neat and well kept. Staff all friendly, you should be very proud! Thank you.

A. N. - May 2019

We have had another lovely holiday here at York House. We are always impressed at how immaculate the park is and how welcoming and friendly the staff are. It’s the first time we’ve stayed in a ‘pet friendly’ caravan but we were very impressed with it. It is a lovely caravan in a great location (DD3). Looking forward to returning soon!

K. M. - August 2018

We had a very enjoyable stay. Standard of holiday park is excellent and staff very friendly and helpful.

A. Foy - August 2018

Exceptionally clean common areas, very friendly, helpful staff. Closed-in dog area is wonderful. Peaceful and relaxing – just what we wanted! Thank you.

F. M. - August 2018

This was our 1st stay at this site. We stayed in the superior caravan for a mid week break, the caravan was spotless!! Nothing was broken everything was all in working order, beds were made up nicely on arrival with hire towels folded up on our beds.
Staff were very friendly and were on-site 24/7 to help if something went wrong. The site was very quite and peaceful which is want we wanted. We took our dog with us and stayed in the pet friendly caravan, site is very dog friendly, we loved the enclosed dog walk where we could let the dog off the lead and have a run. We paid for the holidays packages which was: towel hire, tolietries, English breakfast pack, continental breakfast pack. We really enjoyed the breakfasts, certianly worth every penny. The little decking area outside of the caravan was perfect for the dog where she could get some fresh air without running off. The beds were very comfortable, everything was tidy when we arrived. We got escorted up to our caravan which was brilliant so we didn’t have to go round and round looking for it.
The site was well kept and tidy.

Really enjoyed our stay. Will be back for sure!!

AB - May18 Via TripAdvisor

This is a little diamond, easy access to many attractions, coast, shopping , idyllic, tranquil, immaculately kept. All caravans kept pristine and all amenities are of a good standard.. great play area for kids to burn of energy, lovely onsite coffee shop.

JayneW - Nov17 Via TripAdvisor

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

Lovely place. This is the second time we have been to the park. Beautiful lodges and static vans,

very friendly staff, excellent Tea Room and Lounge. We can’t fault this place and recommend it to anyone.

Situated in a quiet little village near Thirsk and only 20 miles from Ripon or York with lots of tourist attractions

in between. This feels like home from home and we’ll be back again this year. Maybe looking to buy!!

MS · 29 April 2016 via Facebook

Peaceful haven for country lovers – Excellent clean caravan, very comfortable, lovely small quiet site, very friendly helpful staff, we loved it there so did my dog. Near to Thirsk for shops and takeaways, very good walks nearby and Rievaulx Abbey was great, will return for another enjoyable stay.
smchale2018 · April 2018 via TripAdvisor

We like the site so much so we bought a holiday caravan there.

Which is great, a lovely quiet site and nice views from our caravan.

MD · 6 March 2017 via Facebook

Great, efficient, friendly service right from the initial booking phone call. Sam was fantastic as I only rang the afternoon I wanted to visit! The caravan was spotless, modern and perfect for our needs. Fantastically dog friendly…have had such an enjoyable experience…would recommend to anyone without hesitation.

EC - May 2018

We have hired a caravan for the last 4 years at York House. It’s a beautiful friendly site, always spotless, even has a lovely enclosed area to take your dog. We always have a good time there

CS · 2017 via Google Reviews

Definitely the most expensive short break holiday I will ever go on!…It has cost over £30,000!
Yet I can’t wait to come back as I now have my dream holiday home. Everyone I have met has been so helpful and supportive, especially Sam & Ellie.
I just feel ecstatic about my static!!
Mr K Crabb · May 2018 new owner

We have been on lots of caravan hols with our Poodle, Prada. This was the cleanest, most comfortable van we have been in. The grounds are immaculate and the staff were charming and so helpful. The bistro/cafe was very nice and served tasty food. We will definitely be back…and telling all our friends about it!

R & M Rogers - May 2018

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