The Hideaway at Baxby Manor
Get right off-grid at this countryside glampsite in a beautiful farmland setting, where peace and quiet and deep, dark skies await. You can pitch a tent or campervan on the rustic six-acre site at 700-year-old Baxby Manor – everyone gets a campfire pit, and there are hot showers, sinks and loos in a modern, spotless, heated facilities block. Three chalet-style wooden eco-pods and some cute hobbit houses take care of the glamping end of the market, but it's all very low-key and eco-friendly – so, no electricity and barbecue or camp-stove cooking only, but candles and lanterns are provided, and the shower-water is heated by a biomass boiler. Peace and quiet is what you're promised and it's what you'll get too – it's definitely not for big groups, party people or late-night revellers, and there's a strict keep-it-down policy between 11pm and 7am.
It's the extras that really make this place – like the alpacas that sometimes come to visit, the farm eggs that you can buy, or the fact that the local butcher calls every Saturday morning to sell bangers, bacon and barbecue packs. Every weekend and daily in school holidays, there's breakfast, barista coffee and home-bakes from a vintage caravan-cafe. It would also be an amazing wedding venue, if you're that kind of couple – think marquees among the wildflowers or a tipi in the vintage apple orchard. You're a short walk from Husthwaite village (a couple of miles off the A19), where there's a pub and a shop; and nearby attractions include Coxwold (2.5 miles away), Thirsk (9 miles) and Sutton Bank (12 miles), so the location's great for the west side of the North York Moors National Park. Check out also their fabulous self-catering Treehouse, Rufus's Roost, nearby.
The Owner Says
***Special offer: Off-Peak, Mid-Week (Sun–Thurs) – Stay one night & get 10% off, 2 night 20%, 3 night 30%, 4 nights 40%, and stay 5 nights and get 50% off! ***
***Special Offer: BOGOF! Book 2 nights for October and receive the second one FREE!***
We are a small, relaxed and friendly campsite with proper campfires on every pitch, situated in the heart of North Yorkshire we can offer you chilled out camping and glamping that's in-tune with nature and doesn't cost the Earth. There are just 40 pitches in a 6 acre field, which nestles in the midst of our 110 acre farm, surrounded by trees and bounded on one side by a stream. It is off the beaten track, but only a stroll from the village shop, pub and bus stop.
The Hideaway@Baxby Manor is a special, peaceful and restful place where you can spend precious days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A haven for walkers and cyclists, and a perfect base for exploring the many historic, cultural and outdoor attractions of this lovely part of Yorkshire.
We are about camping, the countryside and getting away from it all.WE HAVE A STRICT ‘NO NOISE AFTER 11PM’ POLICY SO IF YOU WANT TO STAY UP LATE PARTYING-THIS IS NOT THE SITE FOR YOU!
You will love it here...
…if you appreciate nature and peacefulness off the beaten track,…
…if you want to toast marshmallows on an open campfire whilst gazing at a sky laden with stars,..
…if you want time to yourself to read your favourite book or watch the Kingfishers and the Otters.
Our favourite spot
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.
The local area
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.
Best local places to eat and 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.
Why stay with us?
No hardstandings and all pitches are grassy and flat. Three Eco-Pods and five Hobbit Houses. You need to bring your own bedding in both. No cooking facilities in the eco-pods, just a bed with mattress, but a camping stove, crockery indoor seating and a log-burner in the Hobbit Houses, there is outside seating and Firepits provided at every Hobbit House, Pod and camping pitch. Firewood £6-50 per bag (or two for £11) or you can bring your own). A heated timber amenity building houses showers and disabled facilities. The entire eco-friendly building includes Heat Recovery ventilation throughout, water and space heating by biomass boiler, LED lighting and minimal lighting around the site for star-gazing purposes. There is a drying room, pot wash, fridges and freezers, shop selling essentials and local food stuffs, plus a book swap for all. Near the entrance in the village there's a large games area with exercise park and children’s play equipment. There's also a child-free quiet area, aptly named 'The Sanctuary’ of five . Chemical toilet disposal for vans.
Offers & Deals
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Accommodation2 double eco-pods (sleep 2) and 1 family eco-pod (sleeps 2+2), plus hobbit houses that sleep up to 4. Camping is in 40 pitches in a 6-acre field.
PricePods from £50 (2-night minimum stay at weekends); hobbit houses from £47.50 Sunday to Thursday or £95 holidays and weekends. Tent pitches (2 people) and campervans £22, with electric hook-up £28.
Opening TimesOpen Easter–end-October.
Trains to either York or Thirsk and then Stephensons of Easingwold Bus Service to Husthwaite. Check their websites for timetables.
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