Hobbit House BT1 in Manor House Grounds, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, England
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
In the grounds of a medieval manor house in the heart of North Yorkshire is a small, relaxed, friendly site 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, you'll find a small collection of hobbit houses, as well as simple camping pitches, ecopods and a treehouse. Wonderfully rural, yet walking distance to the village of Husthwaite. Please note that the site is closed from early November until end March each year.
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 luxurious hobbit houses as well as wooden ecopods and a luxury treehouse, 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.
This 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. And if you’re after fresh air and exercise, try horse riding, go karting or trekking. 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.
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 is 2 miles further on left opposite a cemetery and immediately before the village sign of Husthwaite.
Leeds Bradford International Airport 1 hour
Nearest Train Station:
York or Harrogate or Thirsk 30 minutes
Nearest Bus Stop:
Several local bus services
Husthwaite and Coxwold
Whitby and Scarborough
Easingwold and Thirsk
There are five charming hobbit houses on site, each sleeping 4 (one double and two singles) and one of which is dog friendly. The hobbit houses have a log burning stove inside to keep you toasty warm, and also come with a single gas stove, kettle, BBQ tools and crockery (no cooking pans included). There is no electricity inside but there are tea light lanterns so you can sit outside and gaze at the stars…. You will need to bring your own bedding (sheets,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 as we ask that no outdoor shoes are worn inside. Campfire cooking only so bring a camping stove with you. There is a heated, modern toilet and shower block with privacy cubicles, hot showers, and a disabled toilet and shower. There is a baby changing area. There's a separate drying room for wet boots and outdoor clothes. The indoor heated pot-wash room has a communal fridge and freezer.
The hobbit houses each have a private decked terrace area with upcycled furniture made from wooden pallets and decking. There is a large multi use games area with exercise park, children's play equipment and a tennis court just a 5 minute walk from the campsite. There are fire pits on all pitches (you can bring your own wood or buy it here) . 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. Freshly baked bread and croissants available from the mobile bakery on the village green every Saturday. And onsite is a beautiful vintage caravan serving delicious home baked food and fresh coffee.
Conditions of Rental
Refundable damage deposit due on booking. Dogs welcome by arrangement but at an additional charge. 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! Solar lights and lanterns (no electricity). You will need to bring your own bedding (sheet,duvet/sleeping bag and pillows). 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.