Groundbreaking Work at Angrove Country Park

A major infrastructure project CLS completed recently forms the foundation of the successful launch for Angrove Country Park – in what is our 50th year.

The £1.5m holiday lodge development is perched on the verge of the beautiful North Yorkshire moors in 1,000 acres of arable farmland managed by Alan Petch and his family.

Created from the bespoke wedding venue the family opened several years ago, Angrove offers lodges for private sale as well as short and long-stay holiday lets year-round in prestigious lodges enjoying views across some of the most scenic countryside in Britain.

Before the accommodation could rise from the ground, major infrastructure had to be put in place to ensure the Great Ayton staycation gem operated at maximum efficiency.

“Our glamping site wedding venture proved so popular, attracting up to 150 guests at each event, we realised we wanted to enter the holiday lodge market, which we see as a more permanent alternative,” he says.

Alan didn’t hesitate in tapping into CLS’ long experience in earthworks, civils and infrastructure to lay the foundations for the new park.

The spread of provision spanned initial earthmoving, installation of drainage and utilities ducting and major civil engineering that included lodge foundation pads, access roads, footpaths, a roadway bridge and soft landscaping.

“We’ve enjoyed a really close working relationship with CLS,” Alan enthuses. “They are experts in their field, are local and know their business inside out.  They adapted to our needs and were flexible in redesigning elements of infrastructure as the project progressed.

“A family business like ourselves, the Millers work on the ground and are involved with every aspect of a project, ensuring a close partnership throughout.”

Run on a model of ecological sustainability, the Park gives guests ample opportunity to witness wildlife diversity up close and personal from their lodge and along miles of riverside walks.

Yorkshire stone has been used throughout and the family has planted more than 10,000 native trees, erecting bird and bat boxes across the site, sowing swathes of wildflower seeds to attract pollinators and establishing their own beehives across the park.

“We strive to recycle as much as we can and have already introduced a plastic-free policy in our G & Tea House café and bistro my partner Louise runs,” Alan adds.

“Life’s about showing visitors the bigger picture about wildlife and looking after the environment. Attention to detail is critical, as guest expectations run high, especially when they are staying in “God’s own country.”

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