Family EcoPod

UK England North East England North Yorkshire York The Hideaway at Baxby Manor

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 4 children)

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Our Eco Pod is fitted with a double bed, single bunk and small single to fit two adults max and two children (under 14). 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

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

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, glampers, kids, dogs (except in glamping accommodation or The Sanctuary), couples, families – yes.

Stag, hen and noisy parties, large caravans and motorhomes – no.


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

During the school holidays and every weekend during term time, a vintage caravan ('Liza-Jane') arrives, serving daily breakfasts (830 - 1030am), amazing home-baked cakes croissants, breakfast pastries, and proper coffee. Most Fridays there are also authentic stone-baked pizzas - not to be missed. ON a Saturday morning the local butcher visits at 9am – 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

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Getting There

The site is quite hard to find and you can't rely on Sat Nav to get here alone. From the North, take the  A1/A19 to Thirsk and follow the signs to York. Continue south on the A19, ignoring the first turn-off at large crossroads and carrying on through the village of Thormanby Turn left after 2 miles (signed Husthwaite, Coxwold, and 12th century church) and Baxby Manor is 2 miles on the left opposite a cemetery, immediately before the village sign of Husthwaite. From the south, follow the A19 north from York for around 15 miles, past Easingwold, and make a right 1 mile past the second Easingwold by-pass roundabout (signed Husthwaite, Coxwold, and 12th century church). Baxby Manor is 2 miles on the left opposite a cemetery and immediately before the village sign of Husthwaite.

Trains to either York or Thirsk and then Stephensons of Easingwold Bus Service to Husthwaite. Check their websites for timetables.