Kingfisher Lakes

UK England North East England East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea

07843 548 460   Hempholme Lane, Brandesburton, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 8LY

  • Luxury Cabins
  • Perfect for Activities
Lakeside cabins in a beautiful East Yorkshire location

Based on a farm and set between two large lakes, there’s no special prize for guessing how this glamping site got its name. Located just off a quiet country lane and surrounded by mature willow trees, its luxury log cabins, yurts and safari lodges provide as peaceful a spot as you could wish for, and are a haven for wildlife, with herons and the odd kingfisher appearing regularly at the water's edge. Dragonflies abound, deer roam nearby, and the numerous country walks you can do from here make this a rural retreat par excellence.

The stars of the show at Kingfisher Lakes are the three beautiful lakeside cabins, all fully equipped with en-suite facilities, kitchens and wood-fired hot tubs. Two of the cabins, Sunset Lodge and Willow Lodge, are perfect for couples with a king-sized double bed and spacious lakeside balconies for romantic evenings under the stars. The larger Evergreen Lodge sleeps 2–6 and is ideal for families or small groups. Inside the cabin you'll find a king-sized double, bunk bedroom and there's space on a sofa bed for two more. In the large open plan living area there's a full kitchen, proper dining table and french doors that lead out onto a secluded deck with lake views.

Beyond the cabins, by a second lake, further glamping accommodation includes half a dozen safari lodges and yurts, complete with proper beds, wood-burning stoves, interior lighting and BBQ. Sleeping between 2 and 10 people, there's something for everyone and each has access to a covered cooking area and a central, wooden lodge where the toilets, showers and washing-up area are found.

The area is popular with walkers – paths lead directly from the site entrance – and deer are often spotted in the neighbouring fields. But it's the lakes that set this place apart, with lots of opportunities for kayaking. You can hire two-person kayaks for a paddle on the waters, while further afield it's just a 15-minute drive to the coast, where popular beaches are matched by stunning cliff-top walking routes, notably at Bempton, Sewerby and Flamborough.



Kingfisher Lakes has three secluded en-suite Log Cabins with private log-fired hot tubs that are ideal for self-catering stays.  Each cabin is exceptionally comfortable and cosy, with a separate living space, full kitchen facilities and bedrooms with bedding, duvets and pillows provided. In addition to the cabins there are 6 yurts and safari lodges set around a second lake. Each has a wood burner, proper beds with bedding provided, electrical sockets and lighting. Kayaks and firepits can be hired for your stay. There's also a communal glamping space in large log cabin containing cooking facilities (gas hobs, microwave, large fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, washing up sink) as well as a large seating area.

Suitable For

Families, couples and groups.


Many local beaches including Fraisthorpe, Bridlington and Hornsea, while the larger seaside spa town of Scarborough is 50mins away by car. Stunning coastal areas including Flamborough Headland with its many coves and caves, as well as Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve. A 30–40 min drive gets you to Hull. The UK City of Culture in 2017 boasts a bustling marina, charming Hepworth's Arcade and the recently regenerated Humber Street. The latter is now a music and arts hub on the site of the historic fruit market where your host family first started selling the farm’s potatoes many years ago!  Other attractions include the numerous museums and galleries, plus the iconic Humber bridge. En route to Hull, the town of Beverley is a lively market town full of stylish, independent shops and restaurants. Home to one of Europe's finest Gothic churches, Beverley Minster (01482 868540) and also plays host to a well known folk music festival every summer (01377 217569), while Skidby Windmill (01482 848405), half way between Hull and Beverley, is Yorkshire's last working windmill and provides tours between 10am – 5pm. Closer to home, the canal that runs through Leven and Driffield makes for lovely walking and narrow boat tours are available.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of great places around Brandesburton village to eat. Bert’s Bistro (01964 541809) is a very popular venue for everything from coffee and cake in the morning to a special evening meal – fantastic food with an Italian twist. For a good pub (with massive food portions) try The Dacre Arms (01964 542392). It's a good option for a weekend cooked breakfast too.  The New Inn Leven (01964 542223 and The Duke of York (01964 500300) offer decent pub grub. In Brandesburton there is Costcutters (7am–8pm; 01964 543480) and village store (6am–8pm). Archers Deli (01964 541544) is the local’s favourite for sausage rolls, pies, freshly made to order sandwiches and sweet treats, while In Leven (the next nearest village) there's Charter’s Butchers (01964 543480).


Log Cabins available all year round, Glamping units April–October.


From £280 to £580 for a weekend stay in the various accommodation types & sizes

The Owner Says

Kingfisher Lakes Glamping & Log Cabins is the ideal getaway; nestled in between two beautiful lakes in rural East Yorkshire, you will feel a million miles away from it all in this special little haven. We can’t wait to welcome you for your Glamping or Log Cabin stay! Come and see for yourselves how Kingfisher Lakes can be the perfect place for you. Take a look to choose your ideal accommodation to suit your needs and plan your holiday to be as relaxing or jam-packed full of adventure as you wish.

This is a very small, family-run site close to our working potato farm so you can expect a friendly, one-to-one, tailored guest experience.

Reconnect with nature. Spot deer. Catch a fish. Read a book. Paddle into the sunset in a kayak. Hit the beach. Explore rockpools. Toast marshmallows. Stargaze. Enjoy one another and make memories…all from your cosy base under canvas.

If you don’t normally do camping then glamping is an easy transition to it, or perhaps you’re a seasoned camper who just fancies a load more comfort without the hassle of putting your tent up and bringing bedding. Fantastic facilities within the shared washrooms and kitchen area make this an easy place to relax. Kayaks and firepits can be hired for you to enjoy as and when you wish throughout your stay; they certainly add a bit of magic in the memory-making department!

Or perhaps you’re after some real luxury and a romantic getaway for two in a lakeside log cabin with a sublime log-fired Scandinavian-style hot tub Couples, young families, older kids or groups... Whichever best describes you, we’re sure you’ll find contentment here!

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Contact Website  07843 548 460  Kingfisher Lakes, Hempholme Lane, Brandesburton, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 8LY

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Getting There

If using Sat-Nav use this postcode: YO25 8NA

From South: From the M1, take the M18 towards Doncaster/Hull, then the M62 east to Hull/York/Goole, this road then becomes the A63 towards Hull. Take the A1034 towards Market Weighton/South Cave, then follow signs for Driffield/Bridlington. Then take the A1035 (A165) towards Hornsea/Bridlington. Turn left at the Roundabout into Leven village, going all the way through it, then take the first left (Hempholme Lane) – this is on a sharp right hand bend so is easy to miss, so if you get to Brandeburton village you have gone too far so turn back round. At the end of Hempholme Lane (this is a single track road for most of the way but there are passing places), turn left, then go straight on at the next T-junction, the entrance to Kingfisher Lakes is then 200m on your left.

From North & West (York/Leeds): From the A64 at York, take the A1079 towards Hull, continue on this for approx. 27 miles. After the village of Bishop Burton you will reach Killingwoldgraves roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A1035 (Dog Kennel Lane). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1035, at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A1035 towards Bridlington & Driffield. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1035 signposted Bridlington & Hornsea. Then take the 1st exit at the next roundabout towards Bridlington & Hornsea (A1035). Turn left at the Roundabout into Leven village, going all the way through it, then take the first left (Hempholme Lane) – this is on a sharp right hand bend so is easy to miss, so if you get to Brandeburton village you have gone too far so turn back round. At the end of Hempholme Lane (this is a single track road for most of the way but there are passing places), turn left, then go straight on at the next T-junction, the entrance to Kingfisher Lakes is then 200m on your left.

From Brandesburton village (off the A165 Scarborough-Hull road) take the turning down the side of the village newsagents shop. The road veers off to the right but you take the left (straight on with the play park to your right), follow this road for 2 miles, shortly after a T junction signposted to Burshill/ Baswick (don’t take this one), Kingfisher Lakes is on your left

The nearest train station is Beverley (0845 748 4950) which is a 15-minute taxi journey away. Brandesburton is on the main bus route along the East Coast from Hull to Scarborough.


  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot Tub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby

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