Advertising feature – Quarry Moor & New Park, Ripon, Yorkshire
They also offer beautiful, modern accommodation in a tranquil setting that is also a haven for wildlife.
The local area offers the best of both worlds, where modern and traditional values sit comfortably together. A bus stop at the entrance to the park allows easy access to Ripon and its superb amenities.
Located on the River Ure, Ripon boasts a comprehensive range of independent retail outlets and quaint tearooms, and is also well served with banking, medical and leisure amenities, including a swimming pool.
This beautiful market town was founded over 1300 years ago, and is famous as an old cathedral city where monasteries have stood since the 7th century.
The old city of Ripon is filled with shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs, and also boasts many historical buildings and museums, including Ripon Cathedral, the Wakeman’s House, Studley Royal, and Ripon Spa Gardens where a Victorian bandstand is set.
A market is held every Thursday on the market square next to its 300-year-old Obelisk, where the Hornblower will sound his horn at 9 o’clock every night.
In addition to these amenities so close at hand, the parks enjoy a rural location offering local walks, and the stunning area of Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage site, in the nearby village of Studley Roger.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the valley of the River Skell, on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales and only 30 miles from the historic city of York, Fountains Abbey is a huge estate of beauty and contrasts, including the largest abbey ruins in the country, and one of England’s most spectacular Georgian water gardens.
The perfect place to escape from it all and enjoy a great day out, there is plenty to keep the visitor occupied. You can set your own pace to explore over 800 acres of naturally beautiful countryside, with ten historic buildings to discover spanning 800 years of history, and acre upon acre of open space.
At time of writing there was a new 40x14 2-bed Prestige park home available for sale at £109,500 on a plot with its own driveway; and also a completely refurbished 2-bed park home at around £130,000
Quarry Moor & New Park, Harrogate Road, Ripon, Yorkshire HG4 AAQ. Tel: 01423 322130. Email: [email protected] Website: www.yhlparks.co.uk
• Ground rent £130 - £135pcm
• Over 50s
• Pets welcome with limits on numbers (usually one per home)
This review was published in the Residential Parks Guide available with the August 2010 issue of Park & Holiday Homes. To order your copy please click here