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The Bivouac

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  • Luxury site with handcrafted tree lodges

Well. We don’t quite know where to start with the top options abounding at luxury sustainable site The Bivouac near Masham in the Yorkshire Dales. Outdoor hot tub – tick. Handcrafted and round-wood luxury timber tree lodges, each with mezzanine sleeping, a double bed behind a curtain and a woodburning stove with range – tick. Meadow yurts with meals delivered direct to the door – tick tick and another, very big, tick.

All these ticky things – and the café, but we’ll get to that – are on The Bivouac’s rustic site in the Swinton Park Estate and close to Druids’ Temple, a well-known local landmark and nineteenth century folly built by local writer William Danby as his answer to Stonehenge.

The six shacks are tucked into woodland with views of the surrounding valley and moors; the eight yurts, each on their own individual wooden platform, are on the hillside close to The Bivouac’s main building, with reception, loos and showers. Both types of accommodation come with hand-picked and upcycled items from vintage crockery to antique rocking chairs. Bed linen is provided; please bring your own towels.

The Bivouac’s café also deserves a huge tick: it has a family den underneath leading to a walled garden, views down to the valley from the patio, and is open late on Friday and Saturday nights for meals and drinks. And the sign leading to it says ‘muddy boots welcome’, which is obv the best type of café ever. Tick…

Open from 1 Jan to 31 Dec

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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 campsite must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the campsite/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 for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Fouling must be cleaned up immediately.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
All damages must be paid for.
Barbecues are not permitted.
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Guests are asked to avoid any noise or nuisance that may disturb other clients.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to the reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to our attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
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.
Total silence must be respected between 10pm and 7am.

Hired accommodation
Accommodation rate includes electricity, gas and water supply and access to the facilities.
Hired accommodation: Yurts: £100 Tree Lodges: £150 Bunk Barn: £50 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.
Please check the inventory of your accommodation on arrival. Anything missing must be reported immediately.
Smoking in the accommodation units is strictly forbidden.

Occupancy
Occupancy cannot exceed the number stated on the booking form.

Pitches
Please keep your pitch and the facilities tidy and clean.
The establishment is not liable for any damages to guests’ equipment.

Safety
Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.
Fire extinguishers and first aid kits are available on site.
No rough or disturbing games are allowed at the campsite.
Open fires are prohibited and any electric appliances used on site must not be faulty.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (a vehicle used for 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 by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Hosts are responsible for their behaviour.
Visitors must leave the premises by 10pm.

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