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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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It was like camping but without the tent loads of fun and laughs! 03/07/2018

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

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  • Liked: 

    Loved that we booked all three pods and we had the sure to ourselves. Fantastic weekend for mums abs daughters as an end of primary school leavers celebration !

    Disliked: 

    Nothing !

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This is a lovely place for a good break loads of places to visit 29/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    I like the quite surrounding,it's a peacefull relaxing site,the owners are friendly and very welcoming,the view and stunning sun set have been amazing .

    Disliked: 

    I honestly have no dislike with this place.

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Excellent site with lovely owners, great location and surroundings. 20/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Reanna W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    We absolutely loved our stay in the pods. We loved waking up the the sound of the horses neighing and it was so clean and comfortable.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff. 30/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sally_h260338 Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Our stay was fantastic from start to finish! The pods are great, comfortable and too a high spec. There is everything you need for a perfect stay! Location is fantastic we had a brilliant stay and cannot wait to go back.

    Disliked: 

    One of the beds was a little springy but we had expected this from the previous reviews online. The owner assured us they were looking into this and were going to replace the mattresses that were springy.

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Superb 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven P. Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    We loved everything about Woodpecker Pods.
    The pod was clean and spacious and the instant kettle is a great touch.
    The communal facilities are all excellent - the BBQ, fridge/sink/toilets and especially the showers.
    The playing field is great for the kids and the location, tranquillity and wildlife are wonderful.
    Excellent value for money and can't recommend highly enough.

    Disliked: 

    The only drawback was that the mattresses were somewhat uncomfortable....very springy. On discussing this with the owner he took the feedback on board and said he will look at replacing them.

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Fantastic little place. safe for kids to play, Clean and tidy. 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gareth E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    The location

    Disliked: 

    Beds were a little too springy for me. about that’s Personal preference I guess

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Overall a clean friendly site in a nice location 13/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jayne A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    The location is beautiful, the pods are really comfortable.

    Disliked: 

    A microwave on top of the fridge in the kitchen would’ve been handy.
    Single bed and mattress, feel a pair of bunk beds would’ve been far better and more comfortable, there was only 2 in our pod so it wasn’t an issue but friends had 4 people in there’s and felt 2 sets of bunks would’ve been bettee

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Lovely site with very clean facilities. Great value. 15/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jonathan W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    The pods are quality designed and quite generously spacious for four (compared to many) and are very clean and warm.

    There's some quality details - like the very fast boiling kettle tap.

    You can buy as extra all you need for the fire pit - or take your own wood etc.

    The shower and toilet block is very modern and nicely designed. Continuous hot water.

    The play field with a sea saw and swing for kids is a good space for games.

    Wonderfully quiet countryside.

    There's a lovely fish and chip shop a short drive away.

    The barbeque space is good. It would be a fairly intimate space if other people were staying in the other pods.

    We didn't use Wi-Fi - so have not given a rating for that.

    Disliked: 

    The beds were a bit too springy /soft for our liking - but just a personal preference.

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Excellent 😁 02/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom danielle_b220401 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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    We love woodpecker pods, we booked for New Year's Eve with friends, nice and clean, loved the addition of a fridge on site, shower and toilet facilities are excellent. Pods lovley and warm. Bed comfy.lots of out door seating, fire pits. BBQ area is excellent has all the tools needed. Good washing up area. Had a excellent time. Coop down the road if you forget any bits. Owens's are friendly and will come and chat. We got to see a shouting star ⭐️ .

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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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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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