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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 wouldn't 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.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.8

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Everything! So so peaceful pods in a beautiful location, lovely ... 20/01/2019

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    Everything! So so peaceful pods in a beautiful location, lovely welcoming owner and amazing facilities. Loved the fire pit and the fact there was a communal BBQ with cooking utensils. Toilets and showers were lovely and clean and warm, our pod was warmed up for us with the heater too before we arrived. Beautiful nature and wildlife location- surrounded by fields with horses and sheep nearby, and we saw a beautiful barn owl flying around the area and heard different owls at night. This was a perfect weekend in the pods, all the best bits of camping without being cold! We will definitely be back to experience the pods in the summer too!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing it was perfect !

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exellent facilities quiet location all equipment there to be used ... 09/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andrew s. Confirmed

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    exellent facilities quiet location all equipment there to be used if nessecary clean toilet and showers and nice pods.

    Disliked: 

    not much around there, everywhere is a drive away.

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The shower block, The welcoming owners, The atmosphere of site, ... 07/01/2019

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

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    The shower block,
    The welcoming owners,
    The atmosphere of site,
    Easy to book,
    Good price.

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Fantastic site can't find a single fault 06/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stuart P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Quiet peaceful location
    Friendly staff couldn't do enough for the guests

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Enjoy our stay lovley site friendly hosts everything we needed ... 04/01/2019

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

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    Enjoy our stay lovley site friendly hosts everything we needed for a short break away

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Excellent site, reasonably priced, with warm, clean facilities 31/12/2018

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    Feeling of tranquillity on the site, despite being close to the owners house. Only a few pods on site, so was able to book them all and have exclusive use.
    Clean, warm pods, including separate toilet/shower pod.
    Enjoyed using the onsite braziers to have a log fire as it was a very cold evening.
    Just over a mile to the nearest pub for very good quality food. Probably a nice stroll in Summer, but as it was a dark cold wintry night, we drove.
    Have stayed here previously and would happily recommend it and stay here again 😊

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Perfect for short family break - comfortable, quiet & near Helmsley! 30/12/2018

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

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    Clean & Comfotable beds & bedding. Well maintained site. Showers & toilets easily accessible from Pods. Friendly welcome with fire burning in fire pit and candles alight to welcome us - appreciated that the pod had been well heated too, prior to our arrival.
    Short drive to Helmsley - good location for Castle, Duncombe Park, Reivaulx Abbey & North York Moors.

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    Nothing

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Beautiful and peaceful. 18/11/2018

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    Firstly after reading the reviews about the lumpy mattresses I was slightly worried about having a good nights sleep during our 2 night stay, but we all slept fine. The pods are epic. A kettle and oil filled heater which takes about 20 mins to take affect ( but keeps it so warm after that) are an added bonus. The amenities pod is great , 2 shower rooms and 2 toilet rooms plus washing up area with plastic cutlery. There’s a fire pit outside each pod plus a covered communal bbq area in the middle of the area. We brought logs and fire lighters just to have the fire pit lit on a nighttime just to make it look and feel magical. Will definitely be back

    Disliked: 

    Poor WiFi signal but EE & o2 have a strong 4g signal there

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Toilet facilities were the best we've seen on a campsite. 23/10/2018

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    The pod was fantastic,warm ,comfortable, very clean and well equipped. The site was easy to find and the owner was friendly, very helpful and welcoming.

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Excellence site, great facilities, well looked after with great amenit 15/10/2018

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    The pods and bbq area were great, bunk beds, a single bed and a mattress that went on the floor. There was a kettle and heater in the pod too. The kids absolutely loved it especially playing and running about in the field opposite with the play equipment didn't matter that it was raining at times.
    The shower and toilet pod were great, clean and well looked after. The fridge in the porch was great. Good communication with the owner when I rang up regarding payment.
    Would highly recommend, looking forward to going again

    Disliked: 

    The mattress were a bit lumpy which we had read before we went so we took a roll mat to put on top then sleeping bags.
    Could of done with a list of equipment that is available at the pods. Eg kettle and heaters in the pod. Fridge in the amenities pod. Linen available to hire.

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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.

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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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