WELCOME TO GISBURNE
When you buy a lodge with us, your home becomes Gisburne Park Estate, one of the most beautiful Estates in England.
In 2003 I inherited Gisburne Park Estate on the death of my father and commenced with transforming a tired but unspolit shooting and hunting estate into a luxury, state of the art holiday village. 50 years ago this site was a state of the art dairy farm that my grandfather built. Sadly with the farming economy as it was, the farm became redundant and remained in a sorry state which inspired my father to apply for planning permission for a holiday park which he was granted. It is this permission that has turned into my lifetime project.
My great grandfather founded British Home Stores and bought the sprawling 5,000 acre Ribble Valley estate off the titled Ribblesdale family whose 2 sons were killed in the Great War.
This estate has a rich and extraordinary history: Such a legend was Lord Ribblesdale that King Edward nicknamed him ‘the ancestor’ and his portrait was painted by the famous John Singer Sargent – the work now hangs proudly in the grand entrance of the Tate Gallery, London. When Jacob Astor drowned on the Titanic it was his widow that became the last Lady Ribblesdale. Oliver Cromwell marched his troops onto the estate on 16.08.1648 during the Second Civil War and stayed in the Hall. The estate has had many other notable guests over the years including Winston Churchill to more recently the Queen and Prince Charles.
The village of Gisburn, little more than 5 minutes walk from the park, received its Charter for Gisburn Fair in 1260. This is one of the earliest mentions of the village. It was granted by Henry III to the Abbot and Monks of Sawley Abbey. At the centre of the village is the ancient church which is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. One could assume that the foundations for the present church could have been laid circa 1135.
Start the day with a hearty full English breakfast in Hindelinis.
Then enjoy a healthy walk around the estate or an evening stroll down the river surrounded all the time by some breath taking scenery and wildlife.
As the sun sets locals and residents alike can be found enjoying a well earned drink around the fire pit or by the bar.
The life that Ribblesdale offers is unique. Endless space and a friendly community, in a world famous location.
Welcome to the Ribble Valley. A rural haven of beautiful moor land and spectacular scenery.
It is to wonder that the Ribblesdale family built Gisburne Park where they did o the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Fast forward to today and we live in one of the largest Areas of Outstanding National Beauty in the UK.
SETTLE TO CARLISLE
The Settle–Carlisle line is a 73-mile-long main railway line in northern England. The route, which crosses the remote, scenic regions of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, runs between Settle Junction.
80 miles of walks within this magical Yorkshire Estate along the River Wharfe. Also check out Hesketh Farm, cafe, restaurants and Estate shop.
Malham is a small village in the Pennines at the southern base of the Yorkshire dales. The main attractions are the stunning scenery of Malham Cove and Gorale Scre both of which are within walking distance from the village.
GISBURN FORST CYCLEWAY
The best place for mountain biking in the north of England. 10 miles away. Cycle network of 16km through the largest forest in Lancashire.