Yorks holiday centre joins Thornley parks portfolio

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Tranquil Gallaber Park near the Yorkshire Dales is now owned by award winning Thornley Leisure

North Wales based holiday parks group Thornley Leisure has announced its acquisition of Gallaber Park in North Yorkshire, one of the county’s most highly regarded holiday retreats.

The deal was signed in November, and brings to eight the number of parks now in the group.

Based near Settle in the Ribble Valley, 65-acre Gallaber boasts a five-star tourist board rating, and the David Bellamy Conservation Award at its top gold level.

Sympathetically developed over the past 15 years by its previous owners, Gallaber Park provides xxx privately owned caravan holiday homes and timber lodges, and xxx touring pitches.

Now it is set to benefit from even further investment in its facilities from Thornley Leisure which owns seven other holiday parks in North Wales and Cheshire.

The Thornley family’s business, established over 50 years ago, has itself achieved a raft of honours for the quality of its parks and the many initiatives taken to protect the natural environment.

For this reason, says managing director David Thornley, Gallaber Park represents a perfect fit for the company’s existing parks portfolio:

“One of Gallaber’s greatest strengths is its appeal to people who want a holiday location where the main attractions are the tranquillity and the beautiful surroundings,” he said.

“The park has always been conscious of this, and has focussed on developing and safeguarding its many natural features including a wildlife lake, woodland trails and butterfly meadow.

“Just as importantly, Gallaber also enjoys a high level of loyalty from customers – and finds, as we do, that most guests are either repeat visitors or come as a result of a personal recommendation.

“We are now keen to continue moving the park forward, and to raise the quality bar even higher for the benefit of both touring holidaymakers and the owners of holiday homes,” said David.

Open for 10.5 months of the year, Gallaber Park is likely to see the siting of additional luxury holiday homes in 2016, and further upgrades to guest facilities.

There is more information about the park at www.gallaberpark.com – and the other parks within the Thornley Leisure group are detailed at www.thornleyleisure.co.uk

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