Killerby Old Hall, Cayton Bay: New spa, wedding venue and accommodation could be created at Yorkshire caravan park

A new spa, wedding venue, and holiday accommodation could be created at a popular Yorkshire caravan park if plans are approved by the local council.

Plans to create six new holiday lets with spa facilities as well as a wedding venue at Killerby Old Hall, near Cayton Bay beach, have been submitted to the planning authority. Shaun and Babette Pye’s application proposes building the spa facilities and the six one-bed holiday rooms inside a ‘redundant’ stone building. They said that the plan sought to “satisfy growing demand for this [type] of facility”.

The proposed wedding venue would replace an existing caravan storage area. However, no changes have been proposed to the Grade-II Listed Old Hall building.

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The site currently has 47 caravan pitches, glamping pods and holiday cottages of varying sizes, hot tubs, and a swimming pool, according to its website.

Killerby Old Hall, proposed holiday lets building.Killerby Old Hall, proposed holiday lets building.
Killerby Old Hall, proposed holiday lets building.

The proposed wedding venue building would be a timber-clad building with “views over the attractive landscaped grounds”. It would also have a “rosemary tile roof” with windows and doors in “heritage colours”. The spa facility would include a sauna, a gym, a treatment facility and changing rooms, according to documents submitted to the council.

The applicants said: “Increased visitor spending arising from the proposals will have a positive economic impact on other local businesses.” They added that as the site is “largely separated from neighbours” they did not envisage “adverse social effects”.

In terms of protecting the landscape, the application states that “excellent levels of mature trees and hedgerow screening” meant that the impact of the development on the wider countryside would be “negligible”. The proposals are currently pending a decision by the local planning authority and North Yorkshire Council.

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