“AN excellent” year has been enjoyed by the owners of a £500,000 holiday park in the North York Moors National Park.

The 10-acre Wayside Lakes development between Kirkbymoorside and Pickering is situated next to the Wayside Holiday Park, both of which are owned by Yorkshire businessman Mark Goodson.

Mr Goodson, whose family ran cinemas in Filey, Tadcaster and Sleaford, is hoping that 2018 will prove even more successful for Wayside Lakes.

The five-star development, caters for up to 38 exclusive lodges, 12 of which have now been bought and are occupied.

Mr Goodson said: “Wayside Lakes is a quality addition to Wayside Holiday Park and we believe strongly it’s our best creation to date. The up-market holiday lodge market is buoyant, thanks to the strength of the so-called grey pound, and we have discovered an exclusive holiday park is an idea whose time has come.

“The market has picked up and we are looking forward to an excellent year.