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General

  • Peaceful location near the North York Moors National Park
  • Half an hour from both York and the Yorkshire coast
  • Luxury pods with firepits and patios

Gorgeous pods on a spankingly clean and blissfully peaceful little site near the North York Moors National Park: you wooden want to miss the setup at Woodpecker Pods.

Based three miles from Kirkbymoorside, 15 minutes' drive from Helmsley and Pickering, and half an hour from both York and the Yorkshire coast, this friendly little park will have you sorted for warm welcomes and spectacular scenery, in an area full of outdoor activity spots for walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and golf.

Each pod sleeps up to four, and comes with outdoor furniture, a firepit, and a patio to sit on and sip wine under the stars. A big covered deck communal barbecue is also on site, for mingling and cooking with mates or other guests. Wifi is available and the site has communal toilet and shower facilities.

Market towns and small villages with shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets are within a short drive.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.9

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Cute pod and clean facilities 28/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Donna S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Cute pod and clean facilities

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The kids were lovely and clean, shower pod was spotless. ... 25/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Keira T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    The kids were lovely and clean, shower pod was spotless. Play area right in front of pods so the kids were always viable.

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    No wifi

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Wonderful pod experience:) highly recommend! 24/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sara R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Loved super clean n friendly!

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What a lovely little place for a night away! Despite ... 23/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Becky C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    What a lovely little place for a night away! Despite the wind and rain we managed to get the bbq and fire pit going, the kids had an amazing time. The pods are more spacious than you would think and the toilet/shower facilities are great. We'll definitely be back in the summer!

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    The weather!

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Excellent site with really good facilities. Good location too. 18/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Pods were well furnished and very clean. Option to use the bbq and fire pits was a lovely touch. Lovely surroundings. Very clean shower and toilet facilities and owners were lovely and polite.

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Excellent location, really freshly feel. Good sized pod for a family. 09/10/2017

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    Lovely, friendly welcome. The view was amazing, clean and well equipped pod. Excellent touch having a kettle and water jug. Showers and toilets were kept spotless, a good size and well heated. Good location close to Pickering, Helmsley and the East coast. Great on site facilities, kids park, little football net and ball, fridge, cups and kettle, food washing facilities.

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    A slight niggle being mum to young children, it is useful to have a little stool or chair in shower room to sit kids so can dry their feet n put shoes back on after shower.

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Excellent. Would stay again. Have recommended to family and friends. 08/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sian H. Confirmed

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    Everything! Pods were fantastic and super clean. Play area straight opposite was great and our daughter loved it. Owners were really friendly and made time to chat with us. Fantastic to have the toilet/shower pod so close which were also immaculately clean.

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Fantastic site with great facilities 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachel F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    The pod, the grounds, the views, the communal BBQ area, the coffee making facilities, the outdoor furniture, the shower, the owners cat!

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    The thin mattress. I reported it though and the owners seemed like they wanted to do something about them

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A lovely little site with friendly and helpful owners 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kirstie N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    The Pods lovely and warm, fab pod with washing facilities and showers. Loved being able to use the fire basket to toast marshmallows!

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Lovely site, highly recommended 31/08/2017

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    Amazing site situated in a peaceful location. The pods and shower block are kept immaculately clean and tidy. The owner was so accomodating and helpful (bearing in mind I booked the wrong week, but Fiona went above & beyond to allow us to stay the week we required!).
    The pods come with some extra equipment (kettle, cups, lamp & mirror) which I didnt notice mentioned on the description. These were unexpected & welcome additions.
    We've stayed in many pods across the country over the years, and I would go far as to say that this campsite is by far the best in regards to how well kept it is, and also a brilliant location with many places to visit in less than an hours drive from the campsite.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Welburn Grange Cottage, Kirkbymoorside Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England, YO62 6HJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.2374°N 0.9463°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Pickering: Eastgate Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Thornton le Dale (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 9.1 miles
Eden Camp (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 9.1 miles
Train stations
Malton Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Glaisdale Rail Station — 15.3 miles
Egton Rail Station — 15.7 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 26.5 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 26.6 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.3 miles

Directions


As you turn off the A170 the site is approximately a mile and a half down the road on the right hand side.

Some SAT NAVs may take you to a neighbouring farm on the left of this road (it has a long road running up to it). The site is approximately a half mile further along the road on the right.

Also, when looking for the site on a map please be aware that it is at Welburn near Kirkbymoorside - not the Welburn near Castle Howard.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The site is close to the splendidly scenic North York Moors National Park for walks, bike rides and essential picnics, with more of the same available at Dalby Forest about half an hour away.

Close to home for towns and shopping, the market town of Kirkbymoorside is three miles away and two more market towns in Helmsley and Pickering within 15 minutes' drive, both with castles that are well worth a look.

Half an hour away is the North Yorkshire coast around Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby and Ravenscar, and the fab old city of York, with famed minster, excellent views over the city at Clifford's Tower, and Yorkshire Museum, with regular exhibitions and permanent displays of local finds from Roman and Viking times onwards.

Other local attractions include Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Abbey, Flamingo Land, Ryedale Folk Museum, the National Centre for Birds of Prey at the Duncombe Park estate in Helmsley, the Sutton Bank National Park Centre at Thirsk, World War II sights, sounds and smells at Malton's Eden Camp, Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary and loads more: ask the team for tips, or drive off in any direction to see where you end up.

Must see

  • Duncombe Park (5.2 miles)
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo (6.0 miles)
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway (6.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Nunnington Hall (2.5 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace (6.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Woodpecker Pods cancellation policy

No refunds after 2 weeks of booking.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Woodpecker Pods will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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