We (Ed and Kate Nichols) have owned and run Hillcrest Park since March 2011. We started with three cottages and a few touring pitches, but over time we have gradually expanded and we now have five holiday cottages, 20 touring pitches, 10 glamping pods, and now holiday lodges for sale.
We are located right on the border of North Yorkshire and County Durham between Richmond and Barnard Castle in one of the northernmost of the Dales, Teesdale, with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on our doorstep.
The area is something of a hidden gem, offering much to see and do close by – just take a look at our Local Attractions page.
We are also within easy reach of the North Yorkshire Moors, The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire coast. As we are surrounded by farmland we are blessed with beautiful views over Teesdale and are just a short walk from the River Tees and the Teesdale Way.
As dog lovers ourselves, we think it is important that all the family enjoy their holiday together so all of our accommodation is dog friendly. We have a small shop onsite selling the basics, but you can also pre-order a welcome pack of locally sourced produce. Our communal campers’ kitchen has kettles, toasters, microwaves, hotplates, sink and fridge as well as a basic supply of cutlery, crockery, pots and pans – again, just in case you left something crucial behind!
We offer a mix of accommodation, whether you want a peaceful adults only glamping experience watching the sunset from our ‘poddery’, the comforts of a cottage, somewhere to bring your own caravan or want to invest in yourself with one of our beautiful holiday lodges for sale, we aim to offer all our guests a tranquil setting and a warm welcome.
Hillcrest Park is our home as well as our business, so it is important to us that our guests have a good experience and we are usually around if you need any help, but are happy to let you enjoy your holiday in peace.