Family EcoPod (8 at The Hideaway at Baxby Manor)
The Owner Says
We have two Double Ecopods (sleeps 2, one of which is doggy-friendly) and one Family Ecopod (sleeps 2+2).
Unlike most ‘Pods’ ours have proper beds in them…and mattresses! The Doubles have a double bed for two whereas the Family Ecopod has a double bed AND a bunk bed and a single bed for the kids. The singles are only suitable for kids though, they are not large enough for adults, (2ft wide).
There is no electricity in the Ecopods because that just wouldn’t be ‘eco-glamping, with soul’ now would it! There are lanterns for T-lights though so you can sit outside and gaze at the stars….
You will need to bring your own bedding (sheet,duvet/sleeping bag and pillows) and perhaps some chairs for sitting around the campfire and toasting marshmallows…we also recommend you bring some slippers or similar footwear for inside the Ecopods as we ask that no outdoor shoes are worn inside. (Keeps the wooden floor looking nice!)
Campfire cooking only, there’s no cooking facilities inside so bring a camping stove with you so you don’t have to crank up the fire in the morning for that bacon sarnie! Each Ecopod has its own fire-pit.
About The Hideaway at Baxby Manor
Tents, glampers, kids, dogs (except in glamping accommodation or The Sanctuary), couples, families – yes.
Stag, hen and noisy parties, large caravans and motorhomes - no, with a strict no noise policy between 10pm and 7am.
It's a 5 minute walk from the campsite into the village of Husthwaite, one of many old settlements around here that appeared in the Domesday Book and still reflect their history in Norman churches and exposed Tudor beamed buildings. Families staying in range of the campsite will find a tennis court here, along with a pleasant pub (Tomahawk Steakhouse). If you're looking to avoid the car there are plenty of great walks and cycle routes that link up the various villages. Elsewhere, though, its 3 miles to Shandy Hall (01347 868465), home of picaresque novelist Laurence Sterne, and a little further to Byland Abbey (01347 868614), formerly one of the greatest early Gothic buildings in northern England, now left in magnificent ruins since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. Other top attractions in the vicinity include Duncombe Park (01439 770213) and must-see Rievaulx Abbey (01439 798228) – both within the North York Moors National Park (01439 772700) and approx 5 miles away.
Food & Drink
They have have a purpose-built on-site Pizza shack (The Pizza Shack@Baxby Manor) which is open ever day during school holidays for breakfasts and homemade stone-baked pizzas.. There's also a local favourite butcher who makes appearances on request – you can hire a tripod and grill onsite for cooking on your own campfire (£5 for the duration of your stay). Pub-wise the Tomahawk Steakhouse at Husthwaite is just down the road, a 5 minute walk away.
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The Hideaway at Baxby Manor is located at Baxby Manor, Low St, Husthwaite, York YO61 4PW
Trains to either York or Thirsk and then Stephensons of Easingwold Bus Service to Husthwaite. Check their websites for timetables.