Law firm Gordons has advised Cardale Escapes on the acquisition of a holiday park comprising 50 static caravans and a four-bedroom detached house in Beckwithshaw, near Harrogate.

Called Cardale Estate, the park is set within 85 acres of established mature woodlands and has a licence for a total of 77 static caravans. All values relating to the transaction are undisclosed.

A team from Gordons led by commercial property partner Joanne Fearnley, who was assisted by commercial property solicitor Jennifer Stead, advised Cardale Escapes.

Commenting on the acquisition John Brooksbank, managing director of Blackshaw Holdings, said: “Cardale Estate is a premium holiday park with huge potential in beautiful rural surroundings just three miles from the centre of Harrogate and all the town has to offer.

“Joanne and her team at Gordons were instrumental in enabling this complex deal to complete. They dealt with the challenges with practical and effective advice.”

Cardale Estate will complement John Brooksbank's wide range of property and business interests in the north of England. These include an existing holiday park, water sports activities, golf and waste management.

The area around Cardale Estate is popular with walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, the holiday park is well located for accessing regional attractions such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Gordons commercial property partner, Joanne Fearnley, added: “Cardale Escapes has exciting plans for the holiday park and, with it being so close to Harrogate, it provides residents with the best of both town and country.”

Employing 170 people, Gordons has offices in Leeds and Bradford. Some of the firm’s other commercial property clients include retailers AO, B&M, Iceland Foods and Wren Kitchens.