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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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Excellent pods. All amenities are perfect. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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    Everything !

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    Nothing

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First time in pods was a bit dubious but now I'm hooked on glamping 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Everything was perfect the owners where brilliant the pods where absolutely spotlessly clean

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    Nothing

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Great value for money. Lovely and clean with brilliant facilities. 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jennifer L. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great night at Woodpecker Pods.
    Lovely clean pods and facilities.
    Great to be able to buy firewood and charcoal and loved being able to have a fire.
    Friendly and approachable owners.
    Well stocked BBQ area which was great for dinner and breakfast.
    Kids loved the play area and Snowflake the cat.

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave!

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Stunning location with clean facilities and friendly host. 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alan t. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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    Fab place! Lovely first time glamping experience ❤️
    We went with another family and it was a lovely experience and we had beautiful weather.

    Disliked: 

    The beds were a bit uncomfortable but for the price i think it was really really good value.

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Excellent site, clean and family friendly. 20/06/2017

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

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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    Was a peaceful atmosphere. Lovely place. Pods are perfect. Owners thought of loads. Pods include water boiler (kettle), heater, coat hooks, mugs. Kids loved every moment and enjoyed playing on swings and on the field. Have recommended to family and friends. Other 2 pods where taken by 2 lovely families who included our kids into things they were doing. Kids loved playing with other kids. Very nice weekend will definitely be returning :)

    Disliked: 

    Weather was hot and on the night the pods held the heat. Wish we had brought a fan to cool us down through the night.
    Could do with a insect door cover to allow door to be open but to keep the bugs out.

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Excellent site, great if you can get all three pods with your familyx 09/06/2017

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

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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    Beautiful setting, pods 5* everything clean. BBQ bit perfect.

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The pods were fantastic 05/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michelle_h782615 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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    The pods were fantastic

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Winner, winner! Chicken dinner! 05/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire C. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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    We loved everything!

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Lovely small site, beautifully clean and well equipped. 05/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen H. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean and well equipped site, no need for camping chairs or tables, beds in the pods and the fridge was a brilliant bonus!
    The playing field was in our direct line of sight so we could keep and eye on the kids without worrying.
    As it is such a small site the bathroom facilities are very close, even for a night time trip. Lovely BBQ area which again was well equipped.

    Disliked: 

    The showers, although clean, were tiny.

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Absolutely everything! For our first glamping experience we could not ... 17/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom catherine_m176205 Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom camping pod
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    Absolutely everything!
    For our first glamping experience we could not have wished for better, so much so that we booked again for 2 nights as we were leaving!

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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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