- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
With its rustic yet luxurious interiors, log-fired terrace hot tub and uninterrupted views through the tree canopy towards the North Yorkshire Moors, this is a treehouse like no other.
Whatever the weather and whoever the company, Rufus’s Roost is a place to rest, recoup and revitalise. Inside, it blends rural character with contemporary comfort, with a log burner for winter days, a popcorn machine for movie nights and a ‘Beasts, Birds and Bugs’ log for monitoring the local wildlife. Outside, between the two ‘turrets’, there is fantastic veranda complete with dining furniture and a hot tub, not to mention some pretty sensation views. And in the area you will find beautiful walks, charming market towns, historic halls, rolling dales and quaint fishing villages. Good for the heart and soul, as well as the environment, this eco-friendly treehouse is truly a unique place to switch off.
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. Access to the treehouse is through the forest on a raised boardwalk.
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
The treehouse has three bedrooms - two doubles on the ground floor and one bunk room on the mezzanine above - as well as a sumptuous bathroom and a modern kitchen/dining/lounge area with a wood burner. In the cold dark winter months you can retreat to the ‘Den’, complete with beanbags, a TV, a games console, movies and a popcorn machine, and the bat monitoring station (with binoculars) is a delightful touch. Heating and hot water comes via an Air Source pump, lighting is LED and all products are environmentally friendly.
Outside the treehouse there is a large veranda with al fresco dining furniture, a pizza oven and a gorgeous log-fired hot tub from where you can gaze at the stars.
Conditions of Rental
Not suitable for hen and stag groups. Please keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 7am. Open all year round. Bedding and towels are provided. Check in from 4pm and check out by 10am. No smoking and no pets.