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Ecopod interior
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Baxby Manor
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The Hideaway at Baxby Manor


York, Yorkshire,


  One-off feature  
  In the heart of North Yorkshire is a small, relaxed, friendly campsite where you can enjoy a chilled-out glamping experience. Nestled within a 6 acre field in the midst of a 110 acre farm, surrounded by trees and bounded by a stream, this is a truly special and restful place.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Tents, Tipis & Yurts  
  Property Setting: Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Family / Sports & activity / Culture  
  Bedrooms: 1  
  Guests: 2  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  Off the beaten track, but only a short stroll from the village shop and pub, the Hideaway nestles in the grounds of Baxby Manor, a house which was built in 1308 and now sits on the edge of Husthwaite village on the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. We are just a few miles from the market towns of Thirsk and Easingwold, and only 15 miles from the delightful city of York, but out here you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. It’s blissful! The accommodation at the campsite comprises wooden eco pods and luxurious bell tents, all of which are comfy, cosy and well-equipped, while still remaining a haven of peace and natural surroundings. Enjoy the tranquillity, read a book and watch kingfishers by the stream, or toast marshmallows on the campfire as you gaze at the stars. The Hideaway was awarded a Gold David Bellamy Conservation award in January 2014.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  The Hideaway is a perfect base for walking, cycling and touring North Yorkshire’s countless attractions. To the North you have the vast, dramatic landscape of the Moors; to the West are the green pastures of the Dales, home to Bronte Country and James Herriott; South you find the city of York with its famous minster, the Jorvik Museum and the National Rail Museum; and to the East, the Wolds and the coast with its charming fishing villages, Whitby’s quaint streets, the imposing cliff-top Abbey and the famous resorts of Scarborough and Filey. When you want restaurants, shops and attractions, you can head for the city of York or the spa town of Harrogate. If you want history and culture, visit Beningborough Hall or Newburgh Priory. And if you’re after fresh air and exercise, try horse riding, go karting or trekking. This part of the world has much to offer.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: From the North, take the A1/A19 to Thirsk, follow signs to York. Continue South on A19 ignoring first turn-off to Carlton Husthwaite and carrying on through village of Thormanby (on a hill), turning 2 miles on left signed Husthwaite and Coxwold. From the South, follow the A19 North from York approx. 15 miles, past Easingwold, turning is on right 1 mile past second Easingwold by-pass roundabout, signed Husthwaite and Coxwold. The entrance to Baxby Manor is 2 miles further on left opposite a cemetery and immediately before the village sign of Husthwaite.  
  Nearest airports: Leeds Bradford International Airport 1 hour  
  Nearest train station: York or Harrogate or Thirsk 30 minutes  
  Nearest bus stop: Several local bus services  
  Car Hire: Optional  
  Nearest restaurant: Husthwaite and Coxwold  
  Nearest beach: Whitby and Scarborough  
  Nearest shop: Husthwaite  
  Nearest market: Easingwold and Thirsk  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Barney Smith
  Contact Phone No. 01347 666079 / 07739 666079
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Birdwatching / Cycling / Fishing / Flying / Golf within 30km / Horse Riding / Tennis / Walking  
  Interior Details The accommodation is split into either eco pods or bell tents. We have two Double Ecopods (which sleep 2) and one Family Ecopod (which sleeps 2+2), all of which have proper beds and mattresses. If you fancy something more luxurious, then stay in one of the bell tents. With two single beds, a double sofa bed, lanterns, tea lights, glasses, cutlery, BBQ tools, a salad bowl and servers, a single gas ring, a kettle, 4 chairs, a table, a washing-up bowl and loads of cushions and throws, not to mention your own campfire by the door, there’s quite a lot included! You will need to bring your own bedding and slippers or similar to wear inside. There is no electricity but lanterns and candles are provided.  
  Exterior Facilities BBQ / Garden  
  Exterior Details Each ecopod and bell tent has its own fire pit for cooking on, and there is a heated log amenity building where the showers are as warm as the welcome. Here you will also find toilets, laundry facilities and a drying room, as well as a shop that sells eggs and other local foodstuffs. The 110 acre grounds have some lovely walks around farm lanes and fields and from the top fields there are views of the village over the Vale of York to the Pennines and the Hambleton Hills, including the famous White Horse of Kilburn. There is a wide range of habitats within the farm, from woodland and hedgerows to fields and stream, and this encourages lots of wildlife, which you can always be keeping an eye out for. And when you want a hot meal, the village is only a couple of fields away and has a shop and a pub with good food and beer.  
  Further Details There are numerous mesmerising places to visit in the area. Yorkshire’s rich past has bequeathed us castles, abbeys and stately homes in abundance. Castle Howard, Beningborough Hall, Newby Hall, Duncombe Park, The Abbeys of Byland, Rievaulx and Fountains and Helmsley Castle are all within 30 minutes of Baxby Manor. Spend some time in historic York, where you can’t fail to be captivated by the pretty streets and the medieval city walls, and while away an afternoon in a local pub or a traditional tea room. Take a drive through the spectacular Moors, eat fish and chips in beautiful Robin Hood’s Bay, visit Castle Howard, the setting for Brideshead Revisited, or go for a walk through the picture-perfect Yorkshire Dales. Whether you’re looking for fun for all the family or for a solitary escape, North Yorkshire is the place.  
  Conditions of
Campfire cooking only at the Ecopods. Dogs welcome by arrangement but at an additional charge. We have a strict no noise policy after 11pm (unless you are here for a wedding). Preserving the environment is very important to us here at Baxby Manor and we have perfected all our ‘green’ systems at the Hideaway so that you have all the comforts you want and need. Solar panels and biomass boilers will be used to heat the water for your showers and power a small light in your camping cabins. We have also installed Heat Recovery systems to make sure nothing goes to waste.  
  Other Information Child Friendly / Other rental properties on site / Pet Friendly / Short breaks available / Suitable for events / Wheelchair Friendly  
  What visitors have said about The Hideaway at Baxby Manor
Just got back from The Hideaway after a cracking weekend. Barney is a wonderful host and should be very proud of his campsite. Lovely and peaceful with outstanding facilities. Local pub worth a visit serving excellent food. Already booked to go back.

We’ve just arrived back from the best weekend we’ve had in a long time! We stayed in an eco-pod and it was gorgeous, we loved it! The site is absolutely amazing, so peaceful. The staff are so friendly and they have thought of everything to keep you comfortable. The showers, loos, pot wash etc, are spotlessly clean and warm. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a fab weekend.
Paula and Gary 

What a lovely campsite. We had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed our time away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. It had everything we wanted. Quiet, peaceful, good facilities, friendly atmosphere and the lovely Barney and Holly. We will be back!!!!
Emma and Murray 

Last weekend we stayed at the Hideaway and had the most fantastic time. Barney is a real work-horse, does he ever sleep!! We were treated to an impromptu sing around the campfire by local musicians on Saturday night. The butcher supplied us with excellent BBQ fodder on Saturday morning – and even gave us a bone for the dog!!! Being disabled, my every need was catered for. Thanks Barney. We will definitely be back.

We had a fabulous time in the Bell Tents – they were great. We hired them all with a group of friends, everything was provided. We loved the fire pits, fabulous setting and the facilites were excellent. Great walks and pubs nearby. Many thanks to Barney and his wife for looking after us – nothing was a problem. We wish you much success with your venture.

We’re home after one of the best night's camping we’ve ever had. Brilliant bell tent, fantastic facilities, superb setting… the list goes on. Many thanks Barney – very highly recommended. Do yourself a favour and get it booked.

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