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Debussy Dome

General

  • Hillside glamping in geodesic domes at the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds
  • A 20-minute drive from Pocklington and 35 minutes from York
  • Café on site; meals and home produced meat for sale; free farm tours

Seeking a sweet spot for a glamping hol right by the Yorkshire Wolds? Then it might be high time to scale The Private Hill and settle into a geodesic dome… with far-reaching views across 60 miles of the Vale of York.

The lush surrounds of this award-winning farmstay a 20-minute drive from Pocklington give it a peaceful atmosphere: spend your days here gazing out across green fields home to the homebred pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle that lend their names to the glamping units. These domes come with all the amenities needed for a comfy stay including real beds, soft sheets and duvets, and a choice of pillows.

Start your stay with a gentle games of croquet, boules or quoits out on the lawn – then, as night falls, watch the sunset over the vale with a tipple from the fully stocked minibar or retreat to your dome and snuggle beside the woodburning stove with a meal made in the kitchenette. In the morning, brew up a Nespresso coffee using your machine while listening to music on the Sonos speaker… all sounds very blissful indeed…

You could also sip a cuppa while reading one of the daily newspapers laid out at Jane's Dome, the on-site café, which serves North Yorkshire breakfasts and afternoon cream teas as well as other meals, and has a licensed bar. A small shop stocks local snacks and ingredients, and you can also pick up home produced Aberdeen Angus steaks and other meats to chargrill on the communal barbecue. Frozen meals are available for fuss-free feeding too (and are easily warmed up on the Miele microwave in your unit).

For dinners out, set off on a scenic stroll through the countryside towards local pubs… or cadge a lift there and back with one of the staff members.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Thursday 31 December 2020.

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

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Tents are not accepted at this park.

The restaurant is open between 02/01 and 31/12.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

No electric barbecues allowed.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Entertainment and activities are available between 01/01 and 31/12.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

No gas barbecues allowed.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

No charcoal barbecues allowed.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Coronavirus update: The café has been laid out with more than two metres between tables, to allow for generous social distancing. Room-service breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and three-course dinner are also available.


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Glampimg at its finest. Absolutely stunning views from each Dome.05/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Druid geodesic dome
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Warm welcome, never ending views, alpacas, log burning stove, comfy bed, White Company toiletries, Jane's Dome.

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    Leaving to go home!

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Pétanque

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Geodesic domes

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Thrussendale Road, Acklam, Malton, North Yorkshire, England, YO17 9RG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.0461°N 0.7936°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Fridaythorpe (E Yorks): Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
Malton Bus Station — 6.0 miles
Stamford Bridge: The Square Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
Train stations
Malton Rail Station — 5.9 miles
York Rail Station — 13.6 miles
Driffield Rail Station — 14.9 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 29.8 miles
Airports
Humberside Airport — 36.8 miles

Directions


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

Free hour-long tours are available around this working farm where you can bottlefeed lambs or watch baby calves take their first steps if you turn up in the right season.

Eager to explore the surrounds as well as the site? Bring a mountain bike and head off into the lanes or organise a horse riding trip at the nearby stables.

For trips to towns, Pocklington (20 minutes’ drive), Pickering (half an hour) and Helmsley (45 minutes) are within easy reach for markets and architecture, while the mighty city of York is 35 minutes away if you fancy browsing the boutiques in its atmospheric Shambles.

Must see

  • Castle Howard (6.9 miles)
  • The Arboretum - Kew at Castle Howard (6.9 miles)
  • Kew at Castle Howard (6.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Treasurer's House (13.0 miles)
  • Nunnington Hall (13.2 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:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Private Hill cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Thursday 31 December 2020.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Private Hill will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • Can bookings for The Private Hill be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Thursday 31 December 2020. Read more
  • Does The Private Hill have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Private Hill dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near The Private Hill? Free hour-long tours are available around this working farm where you can bottlefeed lambs or watch baby calves take their first steps if you turn up in the right season. Eager to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Private Hill?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Private Hill? From £80 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Thursday 31 December 2020.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/01 and 31/12.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
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.
The restaurant is open between 02/01 and 31/12.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £100.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 15/07 and 30/09 and between 01/12 and 31/03.
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
No electric barbecues allowed.
No gas barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 7 p.m..

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