The Vale of York is a five-star residential and holiday park located nearby to the village of Sheriff Hutton. The park is owned by Nelson Parks Limited who have gained over twenty years of experience within the industry, and this is clearly shown in the standard of the park. Completed in 2016, The Vale of York Park is the latest development for Nelson Parks Limited. The park is designed to accommodate both residential park homes as well as holiday homes. Each plot is designed to offer a car parking area as well as a spacious fenced garden area, so ensures to offer privacy and a detached property feel for each resident. There is also a stunning lake on site which many park homes and lodges overlook, making it a very picturesque setting.
Why choose The Vale of York Park?
For those looking for a park that can offer a luxury feel, with excellent facilities and a traditional feel, The Vale of York can deliver. This gated community is the only combined park (residential and holiday lodges) in the Nelson Parks Limited family. The homes are stylish and modern; however, the community feel is very strong on the park. Whether it be families or couples, new residents will feel very welcome and find opportunities to build friendships with like-minded people. And if you have furry friends, The Vale of York Park is pet friendly.
Things to do near The Vale of York Park
Previously we mentioned that The Vale of York Park was located close by to a village called Sheriff Hutton. The village offers visitors a chance to learn about its long history, which date back to Roman times, and the castle ruins certainly dominate the village. The village is home to a couple of pubs where residents can wander down to.
A bit further along is the bustling village of Strensall. This village is where all local amenities can be found with ease. There are grocery shops, a pharmacy, doctors’ surgery, a vet, a library, a post office and also takeaways for those cheat nights when cooking is off the menu. Strensall is also home to the Strensall Common Nature Reserve. This is a staggering 42 hectares in size and has designated walking trails for visitors and basking lizards! On average a full walk around the common will take around an hour, depending on which time of year to visit. It’s always wise to keep an eye for the grazing sheep, but this is normally around the summer months.
Just under half an hour away from The Vale of York Park is the vibrant city of York. The city was founded by the Romans but has links to the Vikings, so those interested in history will have lots to discover. Did you know that York is situated halfway between London and Edinburgh? The city offers culture, fun and lots to do, so let’s explore.
Shopping needn’t be a shambles, but in York, some of the best medieval shopping streets in Europe are in the Shambles. Here shoppers will delight and find boutiques, cafes, sweet shops and independent clothes shops. The shop fronts have all be refurbished and some still have the original wooden shelves outside. There is also a daily market which is home to over 85 stalls offering a variety of interesting goods.
Retail therapy doesn’t stop there. There are many streets within this walled city where shopaholics can let their hair down. From designer stores to high street favourites, there is something for everyone. Once in York, there is also the Hop & Ride bus which will take keen shoppers to York Designer Outlet where lots of discounts can be found.
Let’s talk about culture in York. York is home to a plethora of different museums ranging from the National Railway Museum to the York Chocolate Story. A very interactive museum experience is York Dungeon. Visitors can experience the sights and smells of years gone by as well as learning about the plague and the horrible methods used in the torture chamber! York Army museum has recently undergone a 1 million refurbishment which has created an exciting and engaging attraction for all ages. And of course, we cannot talk of York and not mention the world-famous York Minster Cathedral. The medieval architecture of the cathedral is breathtaking and visitors can learn all about its rich historic past via tours and sightseeing. The cathedral is a working church, so it is open to the public for private worship.
The arts are a huge part of York. It is the only UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts. There are many theatres, galleries and cinemas showcasing local and international artists and the city holds numerous festivals.
With all the activities on offer, eating and drinking is a must. York has the best selection of cuisines, from all parts of the world. From cafes to street food or fine dining to burgers, whatever you enjoy, the city can deliver. There are also opportunities to learn to cook as cooking classes can be booked at a selection of venues.
Another attraction that is well worth considering when visiting York would be The York Maze. It is a giant maze (the largest in Europe) with over twenty rides to entertain the family and the pattern is changed yearly. The walled city of York can also be walked, which is free and offers weary walkers lots of refreshments in the way of shops and cafes during their tour.
Why buy a home at The Vale of York Park?
As we have shown, The Vale of York Park is situated in a superb location. With local amenities, a short distance away and transport links easily accessed from the park. Time on the park will be relaxing and peaceful, where residents can potter in their garden or sit and watch the world go by. Let us not forget the wonders that await everyone outside of this secure gated community. Take in as much or as little activity as needed, but it will always be there waiting to offer fun and new experiences.
The Vale of York Park