Swapping your European getaway for a luxurious staycation? This is your guide to glamping in Yorkshire.
As the lockdown is eased, more and more people are thinking about getting away this summer. And what better way to do it than by glamping in the Yorkshire countryside? From an ensuite shepherd’s hut complete with hot tub to a Mongolian yurt with a private waterfall, swap your sleeping bag for a bed and escape in luxury.
If you stay in one of these Mongolian yurts you’ll be in the heart of the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales, and it’s got a secret – a private 30-foot waterfall. These 19-foot tents are hooked up to electricity and can comfortably sleep up to five people. You can order an evening meal to your yurt or find your adventurous side and explore your surroundings. There are plenty of wild swimming spots nearby and local company Alfresco Adventures offers all kinds of activities, from canoeing to climbing.
Swaledale Yurts, Park House, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DZ. Yurts start at £138 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
Camp Katúr Glamping Village
You can stargaze from your very own bed if you go for a luxury clear Geodome at Camp Katúr. The log burner and fairy lights will add to the winter cosiness while the summer months will see you kick back in the hammocks as the barbecue gets going. From cocktail-making classes to an eco spa, you can get stuck into all sorts and since it’s based on the 250-acre grounds of the Camp Hill Estate, you can try a host of adventure activities too, like zip wires and segways. It’s one of the most action-packed places to go glamping in Yorkshire.
Camp Katúr, Camp Hill Estate, Stapley Lane, Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS. The Geodome starts at £200 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
Humble Bee Farm
If you’re after a family and dog-friendly glamping experience with loads of surrounding greenery, why not check out Humble Bee Farm on the stunning Yorkshire Coast? Their surprisingly spacious Wigwam Cabins come with plug sockets while the outside area is kitted out with a picnic bench and a charcoal barbecue, so it’s the perfect setup for families. The farm hosts activities throughout the year, from wildlife rambles to lambing and calving, or if you want to go further afield, Filey, Scarborough and Eden Camp are all a short drive away.
Humble Bee Farm Glamping and Holiday Accommodation, Flixton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3UJ. Wigwam Cabins start at £320 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
West Hale Gate Glamping
The Shepherd Huts at West Hale Gate have clean-cut, muted pastel interiors with a cosy vintage feel. You can expect a plush double bed and a fully-fitted kitchen unit complete with stacks of Emma Bridgewater crockery. Why not complete your glamping experience with a dip in the private hot tub with your complimentary bottle of bubbly? The Yorkshire Coast is just a stone’s throw away, with Filey and Bridlington on your doorstep, as well as a smattering of local walks that will take you from Flamborough Head to Danes Dyke Nature Reserve.
West Hale Gate Glamping, Grindale Road, Burton Fleming, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 3HR. Shepherd Huts start at £225 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
Escape it all with an off-the-grid-getaway in one of Yurtshire Fountains’ four luxury Yurts, nestled in a huge meadow just one mile from Fountains Abbey and Studley Park World Heritage Site. There may be no electricity but you still have everything you need, from private kitchen facilities to a gas-powered shower. Not to mention the all-important hot tub, which you can enjoy under the stars. Why not order a food package filled with locally sourced meat? You can cook it yourself on the barbecue in your private decking area.
Yurtshire Fountains, Yew Tree House, Aldfield, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3BE. Yurts start at £216 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
If you want a glamping pod your pooch can stay in, look no further than Bracken Burrows. In this spectacular location, you’ll be surrounded by the Yorkshire countryside and you can enjoy it in relative luxury. From hobs and a coffee machine to a wet room with a loo, each pod is comfortable and well-equipped – one even has an eco hot tub. You’ll be at the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds so you can explore the rolling hills and tackle the popular Minster Way walk, or head to Kilnwick Park one mile down the road. Prefer the beach? Bridlington is just a 30-minute drive away.
Bracken Burrows, Bracken Cottage, Kilnwick, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9JQ. The Pods start at £160 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
High Oaks Grange
Set in the picturesque North York Moors, High Oaks Grange is the perfect place to glamp. It’s home to a cluster of luxurious glamping pods – each one comes with a kitchenette and a proper bed as well as a lounge area with its own sofa and flat-screen TV. You’ll face out onto the Vale of Pickering, a lush green spread ideal for flat, leisurely walks. It’s a view you can enjoy at all times through the French doors, whether you’re cooking an evening meal or watching the sunrise from your bed.
High Oaks Grange, Thornton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7HZ. Glamping pods start at £138 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
Kingfisher Lakes is the perfect lakeside glamping retreat – you can kayak, fish, or even visit Yorkshire’s serene coastline, before you flop onto a comfy double bed at night. The spacious, quirkily-named 6-person Safari Tents are ideal for families as they come with bunk beds, private decking and a wood-burning stove to keep you warm. If you don’t have kids to entertain, check out the luxurious Sunset Lodge log cabin. It comes complete with a hot tub and ensuite shower room for the perfect romantic getaway, where you can wake up in your king-sized bed and look out over the lake.
Kingfisher Lakes, Corner Farm, W Lee & Co, Burshill, Brandesburton, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 8LY. Yurts start at £210 per night. Find out about their new safety measures.
If you want to spend the night in a 100-year-old gypsy wagon, head to lakeside retreat Acorn Glade, just nine miles from York. The double bed is tucked up against a stained glass window and fills the width of the charming cabin. Keep warm with the iron coal-burning stove and when you want to cook, head over to the Chicken Shed, where you’ll find a communal kitchen, complete with gas hob, microwave and fridge. Fishing enthusiasts can make the most of the lake or you can visit Allerthorpe Woods & Country Park. There are no children, pets or wifi so it’s one of the most tranquil places to go glamping in Yorkshire.
Acorn Glade Glamping, Kidd Lane, Melbourne, York, YO42 4QF. The Rose Gypsy Wagon starts at £120 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
Located on the edge of the imposing Yorkshire Dales are the timber camping pods of Catgill Farm, which face out onto breathtaking views that showcase Bolton Abbey at its finest. Your surroundings can be admired from your own log-fuelled hot tub or in front of the fire from cosy chairs on the private patio. Each pod is fitted with a kitchen, a smart TV and wifi for those who don’t want to feel too cut off. And to top it all, you get your own pizza oven, so you can feast together while the sun goes down.
Catgill Campsite, Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, BD23 6HA. Timber Pods start at £310 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
Jollydays Glamping offers a luxurious woodland escape perfect for families and big groups. There’s a range of accommodation available, but their rustic-chic Woodland Tents top them all. They sleep up to six people and come with their own bathroom cabin, complete with a roll-top bath. You can feast out on the veranda, which has its own barbecue, before ending the night snuggled up by the wood-burning stove inside. On your doorstep is the Northwood Trail, a fairy sanctuary brimming with hidden artefacts for you to spot.
Jollydays Glamping, Buttercrambe Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO41 1AN. Woodland Tents start at £395 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
You can find the two cosy Shepherd’s’ Huts at Wold’s Edge, stowed away in the foothills of the Yorkshire Wolds. You’ll find a complimentary basket filled with local produce on arrival, which you can enjoy in the sunshine thanks to the outdoor seating. Each hut has a double bed with one bunk, so it’s perfect for small families – throw in a private bathroom and you’re all set. If you love walking, you can go for the low-level Bishop Wilton or tackle longer routes like the Fangfoss Circuit. If you’d rather explore by bike, you can safely store your wheels onsite.
Snug Huts, Main Street, Bishop Wilton, York, YO42 1SQ. Shepherd Huts start at £170 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.
With the mighty North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds at your doorstep, you can truly enjoy the great outdoors while glamping at Dale Farm. They have three romantic Cabins and a Treehouse, each with decking or a balcony. Both are kitted out with a log burning stove, a barbecue and insulated walls to keep you toasty all year round. The rolling hills make it the perfect spot for walkers and cyclists or you can even set off on The Hockney Trail in the surroundings that inspired the work of world-famous artist David Hockney.
Dale Farm, Bartindale Road, Hunmanby, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0JD. Cabins start at £140 for two nights and the Treehouse is £200 for two nights. Find out about their new safety measures.Cover image credit: Swaledale Yurts