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The Hideaway is a small, relaxed and friendly campsite in the heart of North Yorkshire offering chilled-out camping that's in tune with nature and doesn't cost the earth.

There are just 40 pitches in a six-acre field, which nestles in our 110-acre farm, surrounded by trees and bounded on one side by a stream. We are off the beaten track, but only a stroll from the village shop, pub and bus stop.

The shower block is a brand-new log cabin-style building: it is heated and there is plenty of hot water! Preserving the environment and what we have achieved here at Baxby Manor over the years is important to us, which is why when you come to stay at The Hideaway things may be a little different from your 'standard' campsite…

A biomass straw pellet boiler is used to heat the water for your showers, LED lights are used throughout the building and rainwater is used for flushing the toilets. We also have a heat recovery system installed to make sure nothing goes to waste! You wouldn't know any difference though...just read our reviews!

The Hideaway is a special, peaceful and restful place where you can spend precious days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A haven for walkers and cyclists, and a perfect base for exploring the many historic, cultural and outdoor attractions of this lovely part of Yorkshire. We are about camping, the countryside and getting away from it all, and for those reasons:

We have a strict no noise policy after 11pm so if you want to stay up late partying, this is not the site for you!

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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only had three nights here,we came home today,first two night ... 19/06/2017


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    only had three nights here,we came home today,first two night busy third very quite, all nights were great for us,lovely staff,wonderful place.A lot of effort been put into Baxy Manor. only negative thing was (nothing to do with place or staff) i and husband could not understand if they go to a place that state please keep dogs on leads/and recycle bins people still had dogs off leads and put recycle in wrong places.its not hard to do. Rant over. again lovely place and will return again.


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Customer service
Child friendliness


Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Leave the car at home



Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby



Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches


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  • Baxby Manor, Husthwaite, York, North Yorkshire, England, YO61 4PW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1686°N 1.2215°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 6.6 miles
Ripon Bus Station — 12.4 miles
Knaresborough Bus Station — 14.9 miles
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Hammerton Rail Station — 12.2 miles
Cattal Rail Station — 12.5 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 28.7 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 28.8 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 25.2 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 27.4 miles


From the north
Take the A1/A19 to Thirsk, following signs to York. Continue south on A19 ignoring the first turn off to Carlton, Husthwaite, and Coxwold and carrying on through the village of Thormanby (on a hill), turning two miles on the left signed Husthwaite, Coxwold, and at a twelfth century church. The entrance to Baxby Manor is two miles further on the left opposite a cemetery and immediately before the village sign of Husthwaite. There's a small grass triangle with a four-foot oak tree and a wooden sign in the middle.

Please do not follow your satnav onto Ings Lane!
From the south
Follow the A19 north from York approx 15 miles, past Easingwold. Turning is on right one mile past the second Easingwold bypass roundabout, signed Husthwaite and Coxwold. Entrance to Baxby Manor is two miles further on left opposite a cemetery and immediately before the village sign of Husthwaite. There's a small grass triangle with a four-foot oak tree and a wooden sign in the middle.

Please do not follow your satnav onto Ings Lane!

Local bus services

North Yorkshire County Council Public Transport Information
Local public transport information

Traveline Yorkshire
Local public transport information

Regular bus service through Husthwaite


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

Ready to explore? There's plenty to do whatever time of the year you visit.

The variety of scenery around us provides endless possibilities for walking, cycling and touring - north to the vast dramatic open landscape of the Moors; west to the green valley pastures of the Dales, beloved of our famous local vet - James Herriot - and Brontë Country; south through the rich farmlands of the Vale of York, to the City, with its glorious Minster, Jorvik Museum and the National Rail Museum; east to the Wolds and coast - picturesque fishing villages, Whitby old town's quaint streets, imposing clifftop Abbey and Dracula legend, plus the traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough and Filey.

Visit historic York and the Spa Town of Harrogate. The city of York and the spa town of Harrogate are both within a 30-minute drive, providing a host of attractions and the opportunity to shop 'til you drop during the day, and dine out or party at night.

There are numerous other places to visit in the region. Yorkshire's rich past bequeathed us castles, abbeys and stately homes in abundance. Castle Howard, Beningborough Hall, Newby Hall, Duncombe Park and the abbeys of Byland, Rievaulx and Fountains and Helmsley Castle are all within 30 minutes of Baxby Manor.

This part of Yorkshire supports many fascinating craft industries, particularly in our immediate area, where almost every village has its own wood carver and furniture maker - the most renowned of which is Robert Thompson - the Mouse Man - at Kilburn.

York attractions
Spend some time in historic York, with its quaint streets and world famous Minster. The Jorvik Viking Museum and Castle Museum will transport you back in time. Walk round the medieval city walls and down the famous Shambles (probably one of England's most famous streets) - take a river trip or visit the National Railway Museum.

And, when you need to refuel, why not visit Betty's famous tearooms, or discover one of the many pubs (reputedly one for every day of the year!), bistros and restaurants hidden in the network of streets.

If you need a little retail therapy, York, Leeds and Harrogate have a great selection of individual shops, waiting to be discovered, along popular high street names. Just outside York, you will find shopping centres at Monks Cross and Clifton Moor and an enormous range of discounted designer labels for fashion and the home at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet. There are colourful and interesting markets in all of the surrounding towns - one for every day of the week!

Evenings out
If you're not ready for a sleepy evening by the fire, there's a great selection of dining out in the area - the Balmoral in Husthwaite; the Fauconberg, Coxwold, White Swan, Ampleforth, Black Swan, Oldstead; Star at Harome. Or head into York, where there is something for every taste and budget - from bistro to rosette dining. Do a ghost walk, visit the theatre or see a film at the stylish riverside City Screen.

Out and about
A spectacular drive through the North York Moors takes you to the dramatic east coastline with beautiful Robin Hood's Bay, nestling between the cliffs, and Whitby, home of the ultimate fish and chips! Why not stop on the way in Heartbeat Country, and visit the NYM Steam Railway (Pickering to Grosmont)? Or go to Scarborough, via Castle Howard, the setting for Brideshead Revisited. A visit to the farm shop and delicatessen there is a must for self-catering or gift buying.

Head west and you are soon in the Yorkshire Dales, with its picture postcard images of drystone walls and dramatic countryside - real Herriot Country - with miles of walks ranging from gentle valley bottom to the strenuous 'Three Yorkshire Peaks' challenge.

Get active
This is the place for walkers and cyclists, and plenty of activities for all ages.

Riding stables are popular locally - there is a trekking centre just a few miles away, and there are several golf courses in the area. There is some great fishing to be had on the local rivers and fish lakes.

You will find go-karting at Monks Cross, and, further afield, a trip to Xscape will brush up your winter sports on the indoor real snow ski slope and ice rink.

For family fun, test your nerve on the large variety of rides at Flamingoland and Lightwater Valley Fun Parks.

Horse racing
At York, Ripon, Wetherby, Thirsk, Beverley and Catterick.

Visitor attractions
Baxby Airsports Club
Microlight experience flights and lessons. Run by proprietors David and Elaine and based right here at Baxby on the farm's 110 acres.

White Rose Riding School
Private and group horse riding lessons and scenic hacking for all experience levels.

Beningborough Hall
1716 Georgian mansion is set in a park and gardens.

Newby Hall & Gardens
Hall and beautiful gardens.

Newburgh Priory
Lovely priory.

Rievaulx Abbey
Atmospheric abbey ruin.

Flamingo Land
Theme park and zoo.

Eden Camp
Modern history museum covering 1914 onwards.

Elvington Air Museum
Museum showcasing all things aviation related.

Shandy Hall
Books, paintings, manuscripts and prints of writer Laurence Sterne.

Eating out
The Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold (2.5 miles)
Great food. Fantastic friendly atmosphere.

The White Swan, Ampleforth (7 miles)
Really good food.

The Durham Ox, Crayke (5 miles)
Excellent food and a great atmosphere.

The Carlton Bore, Carlton Husthwaite (2 miles)
Great food.

The Black Swan, Olstead (5 miles)
Upmarket, high quality establishment with superb food.

Crab and Lobster, Dishforth (8 miles)
Great food and lively atmosphere. Fish is a specialty.

The Oak Tree, Helperby (6 miles)
Sister to the Durham Ox in Crayke. Same excellent standard of food!

The Orchrd Inn, Husthwaite (400 metres)
Good value. Lively atmosphere.

Must see

  • Rievaulx Abbey (7.5 miles)
  • Duncombe Park (7.6 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (7.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Rievaulx Terrace (7.6 miles)
  • Nunnington Hall (10.2 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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Terms and conditions

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

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

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.

Pitches: a £30 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

No vehicle movement between 11pm and 7am.

Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Strictly no arrivals before 2pm.

Pitches are held until 11pm on the day of arrival. Where a booking is not taken up by 11pm (e.g. if you are delayed en route) it will be considered cancelled unless you have let us know that you will be late.

It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure children are supervised at all times whilst on site and around the adjacent stream and disused railway embankment. The stream that runs parallel to the site is un-fenced, has steep banks and deep pools of over 4 feet in places. The disused railway embankment running parallel on the other side of the site has steep and unguarded bridges and drop-offs. Children are not the responsibility of The Hideaway@Baxby Manor and can not be held responsible or in any way to blame should any harm befall anyone in your party.

Special consideration should be given to the use of toilet blocks. Please strike a balance between their enjoyment and that of others.

Sleeping in private cars or vans with side and rear windows may be allowed on the site, at the discretion of the management, provided the vehicle has specially designed internal sleeping accommodation such as fully reclining seats and fitted curtains. A tent attachment for changing purposes must be erected. Intention to use this arrangement must be made clear on booking.

Vehicles on site must have a current and valid road fund licence displayed. Drivers of vehicles, including motorcycles, must hold a full current driving licence to drive on site.

Touting and commercial advertising is not allowed, no advertising notices should be displayed on a unit.

A firm’s car or van, which has the firm’s name and description on the sides, is acceptable at sites.

Ball games, frisbee, cricket and any games that may interfere with the enjoyment of others are not allowed in the vicinity of units.

For safety reasons the flying of model aircraft and kites is prohibited.

Generators may be used at the discretion of the site manager who will advise of the most appropriate running times. Customers may be asked to refrain from using them if they cause a disturbance.

To avoid damage to our sewerage system we ask customers to use only biodegradable chemical fluids that do not affect the natural bacterial balance within the system.

Lead should be no longer than 2m. Proprietary pet cages are only allowed within the confines of the unit including an awning. With the exception of guide dogs, pets are not allowed in the toilet block or other buildings.

There is a non-smoking policy in all site buildings.

Campfires are not permitted other than in the fire rings provided. Wood is available to buy on site.

Any cause for complaint must in the first instance be addressed with a member of staff.

An accurate unit size along with any ancillary equipment you intend to use during your stay (awning, pup tent, toilet tent etc.) is required as part of the booking.

Groups of more than three couples or three families are not permitted via If we see a group forming we will ask you to leave and no refund will be given.

In the event of poor ground conditions a pitch may not be available. The site manager will endeavour to advise the customer in advance should this occur but no responsibility can be accepted if this is not possible.

On arrival, a pitch may be chosen from those remaining of the type you have booked. The staff member will do their best to accommodate preferences; however, management and safety issues also have to be met. Customers are therefore required to abide by the guidance given when pitching.

The six-metre rule must be observed: units excluding guy ropes must be 6m apart from adjacent units.

It is a requirement that the unit (along with any ancillary equipment) fits within the confines of the pitch whilst maintaining the 6m rule. If this cannot be achieved you may be required to purchase an additional pitch (if available) or remove the ancillary equipment.

It is the responsibility of customers to ensure the mains electrical cable from the hook-up point to their unit and the unit’s installation are safe. All units should be protected by a residual current device (RCD). For tent campers, this should be incorporated into a purpose-made mains supply unit designed for tent camping conditions.

If a customer leaves a unit or other property at at the site without paying or prior arrangement, the proprietor shall be entitled to make such arrangements as he may deem fit for the removal or storage of such property. The expense of such storage or removal shall be charged to the customer. In the event of the customer failing to pay such an account within 14 days of an account being rendered, then the proprietor may make such further arrangements as he may deem fit to dispose of the property to reimburse himself for out-of-pocket expenses and to recover any unpaid fees due.

All items of lost property will be retained for one calendar month.
a. Items not claimed after this period will be donated to a local charity or church close to the site. This includes any monies.
b. Any items that are not of use to any of the local charities will be disposed of.
c. Anything where the owner is readily identifiable will be either directly returned to the owner if still on site or contacted by phone if possible. If it is not possible to contact the owner the items will be passed to the police.