Lord Stones Country Park, a glorious 160 acre site on Carlton Bank near Stokesley, which has long been a pivotal spot for walkers tackling three of the country’s most popular trails – the Cleveland Way, the Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast, has been given a much needed polish by a local family and is due to re-open on October 14.
The hidden gem on the very western edge of the North York Moors National Park has undergone an extensive transformation by local landowners John Reeve and his 3 son’s Dominic, Patrick and James, on a mission to breathe new life into their community and bring a taste of gourmet glamping to Yorkshire.
The family, who run the neighbouring Urra Estate, have redeveloped the café, restaurant, shop and camping facilities at the park, including unique camping pods that will add a touch of luxury to a night under the stars.
The new light and airy café, headed by chef Michael Chase, previously of The Star at Harome and Jesmond Dene House Newcastle, will boast a bespoke Spanish charcoal ‘Josper’ oven, popular with the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal.
Belted Galloway cattle roam the nearby pastures and feature, along with other native breeds, on the Lord Stones menu including, Bisdale Beltie Steak and Ale Pie, 100% ‘Beltie Burgers’ and delicious dry aged steaks – all perfect for ravenous ramblers.
Lord Stones Country Park also has a well-stocked shop, featuring local food and drink including grouse, beef, lamb and pork from the local estate.
“As a family-run business, we live and work in the community and we’re passionate about Lord Stones becoming a local hub for the community and visitors alike, driving new business and employment to our local area.” says Dominic.
“We understand how important this site is so respecting the site’s natural beauty was very important to us and we feel we’ve created something special – a ‘new chapter’ in Lord Stones’ history book. We hope that everyone is as excited as we are to explore the new facilities.”
Lord Stones Country Park will officially open to the public on October 14 and looks forward to welcoming back customers old and new, to enjoy this beautiful Country Park.