Make the most of our local community
South Newlands is located on the edge of the picturesque and peaceful village of Riccall. But back in 1066 Viking invaders ‘Earl Tostig’ and ‘Harold Hardrada’ sailed up the Ouse and landed in the village before going off to battle near York. Hopefully, when you visit, you will find us a little more friendly!
The village has a range of amenities including: two pubs; shops; a post office; a regular bus service to York & Selby; a doctor’s surgery; a beautiful ancient parish church and even a fabulous Italian restaurant.
Things to do in the village
Ideal for children, Riccall has its own park which includes excellent play facilities and even a large purpose-built skateboard ramp. The village is also fortunate enough to be on a Sustrans Route – allowing you to cycle easily and safely to York or Selby along the original rail track.
Christmas trees and more at South Newlands
We are blessed with some of the most fertile soil in the country which allows us to grow a variety of superb Christmas trees. Every December hundreds of people return to ponder, pick and ultimately choose their favourite tree and you are welcome to join them. A festive getaway to include Christmas shopping in York and at the local Designer Outlet won’t disappoint. We also organise our own private firework party around Guy Fawkes night in November. And in the summer we encourage guests to sit outside, drink and chat. Many people have made good friends at South Newlands and that’s how we always want it to be.