Customer News


Our Park Manager Rob was aiming to retire at the end of the 2023 season.

This week Rob has informed us that he has decided to bring his retirement forward and will be leaving in the next few months.

Andrew Osborne will be taking over the Park Manager role.

Due to the age and condition of the building, we will be closing the club, while we decide whether to rebuild it, or to have no club.

Unfortunately this means that the club will not open for the 2023 season.

We apologise for the lateness of this announcement, and to all customers who make use of the club.

If any static caravan owner or seasonal customer wishes to leave the park, we will issue them with a full refund of their rent deposit, less any outstanding balances.

If you would like to leave, please let us know in writing or email by the 10th February.

A formal notification of this message is being posted out to all static and seasonal customers today.


Due to the high demand for seasonal pitches at Thirkleby Hall, we are making all our 50 touring/camping pitches available for seasonal customers, and will not be offering any short stay touring or camping pitches at Thirkleby for the 2023 season. We apologise to any disappointed customers. Short stay touring and camping pitches can still be booked at our Tollerton park near York.


Next year’s hire caravan prices have been posted on our web site and we are now taking hire bookings for the 2023 season. Please call our head office on 01243 514433 between 9am and 5.30pm Mon to Fri to check availability and book.

Please note that last years 3 bedroom ‘no dogs’ caravan at Itchenor has been replaced with a brand new 2 bedroom caravan, so we can only take bookings for up to 4 people and no dogs in this caravan.


We are currently preparing the renewal forms for the seasonal customers at Grey Tower, Thirkleby Hall and Tollerton.

Due to the increase in the cost of electricity we can unfortunately no longer include electricity for free in the price of the seasonal pitches.

We will be adding meters to all seasonal pitches over the winter, and from next year seasonal customers will be invoiced for the electricity they use. We aim to read the meters three times during the season, so you will receive three small invoices, rather than one large one at the end of the season. All seasonal customers will be asked to pay a £150 electricity deposit at the start of the season. This will be held in reserve to pay for the last electric bill of the season. Any funds left over will be refunded back to you, or can be credited off your winter storage.

As electricity will be charged as an extra item, the seasonal rents for Tollerton and Thirkleby Hall will not increase in 2023. The Grey Tower seasonal rent will go up by only 3%.

The Grey Tower seasonal letters were posted out on 21st Oct.

The Tollerton & Thirkleby Hall seasonal renewal forms were sent up to to Tollerton & Thirkleby on 21st Oct, to be distributed out by the Park Managers.


The 2023 season renewal letters for the static caravan owners on all parks were posted out to your home addresses between 13th – 16th Sep, so you should receive them shortly.

We have tried to keep the instructions simple, but if it doesn’t make sense, here is a summary of what you need to do:

  • The coloured Site Application form is your annual contract to site a caravan on the park. Check your contact details at the bottom are correct and that we have your current email address, and then sign and date the form and return it to us.
  • Pay the rent deposit and your electricity bill. You can send a cheque with your Site Application form, or pay by bank transfer. Our bank details are provided on the white Information sheet.
  • Decide if you wish to use our optional Frost Precautions service to drain down your caravan for the winter, and then complete the Frost Precautions form and return it with your payment.
  • You must also insure your caravan. For all parks except Elliotts, you should receive your insurance renewal quote from GoldPark in October. Renew with GoldPark. Or if you have opted to insure with another provider, you must send us a copy of the insurance certificate and pay a £36 admin fee.
  • The rent balance payment is due by 15th February. To avoid forgetting, you can send a postdated cheque back with your Site Application form and we will sit on it until February.
  • If you have sadly decided to give up your caravan, notify us by letter/email. We will then inspect your caravan. If it can be resold on the park, we will make you an offer to buy it, otherwise we will let you know what the disposal costs will be.

If you need any additional assistance, you can call us at head office on 01243 514433 between 9am and 5.30pm Mon to Fri, or email us via our Contact Us page (and don’t forget to tell us your Park, Pitch Number & Surname).

Please remember that the government reduced the VAT rate on holiday caravan rent during the covid crisis, which reduced the gross rent you had to pay for the last two years. But the VAT rate has now gone back up to 20%, which has made the 2023 rent increase look larger than it actually is.

A family business specialising in small, friendly and picturesque caravan parks.

We currently have six holiday caravan parks in the UK and we offer – static holiday caravans for sale on all our parks – holiday caravans for hire on most of our parks – touring and camping on some of our parks:

Bablock Hythe (Oxfordshire)

Elliotts (Hampshire)

Grey Tower (East Sussex)

Itchenor (West Sussex)

Thirkleby (North Yorkshire)

Tollerton (North Yorkshire)

We also have one residential caravan park:

Thameside (Oxfordshire)

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