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- Luxury site with upcycled features in the Yorkshire Dales
- Three miles from the market town of Masham
- Hot tub, café, craft workshops and regular activities
Well. You might not know where to start with the top options abounding at luxury sustainable site Swinton Bivouac near Masham in the Yorkshire Dales. Outdoor hot tub – tick. Carefully crafted woodland and hillside accommodation so purty it'll likely make your eyes water – tick. Meals delivered direct to the door – tick tick and another, very big, tick.
All these ticky things are on The Bivouac’s rustic site in the Swinton Park Estate, 20,000 acres of spectacular scenery in the Yorkshire Dales, running from the River Ure and market town of Masham in Wensleydale up to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's close to the fably odd Druids’ Temple too, a well-known local landmark and 19th-century folly built by local writer William Danby as his (somewhat optimistic) answer to Stonehenge.
Swinton 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 obvs the best type of café ever. Tick…
Open from 07/04/2020 to 12/31/2020
Open from 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2021
Open from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
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Friendly staff. Great lodge with toilet and kitchen.
Cosy warm relaxing stay with great facilities
friendly plenty to do. lots of amenities
Friendly staff, very safe and awesome location. Really do recommend!
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Ripon Bus Station
— 9.5 miles
9.5 miles Catterick Coach Stop — 12.6 miles
12.6 miles Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 15.6 miles
- Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station
— 14.4 miles
14.4 miles Northallerton Rail Station — 14.6 miles
14.6 miles Harrogate Rail Station — 16.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 33.0 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
— 23.3 miles
23.3 miles Durham Tees Valley Airport — 24.3 miles
Stay close to your Swinton Bivouac home or flit all over North Yorkshire for historic pads, moor walks, seaside towns, gardens, gorges, Yorkshire teas and market towns.
Start off at Druids Folly with a picnic and a walk into the surrounding woodland and o’er the moors, or explore some of the rivers, moorland and dales of the nearby Swinton Park estate. Masham, a market town known for its annual sheep fair and its two breweries, is about five miles to the west; hire a bike here if you’d prefer to get around by pedal.
Within a half hour walk you’ll reach the villages of Ilton, Fearby and Healey, and an eight-mile drive will bring you to the ancient cathedral city of Ripon; both Ripon Cathedral and Ripon Racecourse are hits with travellers of all types.
Swinton Bivouac is between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors national parks: you might drive yourself slightly bonkers trying to fit in one trip all the things you can do here, but if you’re pushed for time top picks are Wordsworth favourite the Aysgarth Falls; dinner on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; a summer boat trip at Castle Howard and exploring the White Scar Caves and Stump Cross Caverns.
The Stump Cross Caverns are at the town of Pateley Bridge, which has the officially most old (and maybe most tasty) sweet shop in England in its High Street; the 53 miles of the Nidderdale Way start out from Pateley Bridge too to walk off all the bonbons.
- Jervaulx Abbey (4.4 miles)
- Fountains Abbey (8.3 miles)
- Richmond Castle (13.7 miles)
- Braithwaite Hall (5.6 miles)
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (8.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Swinton Bivouac cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
42 - 15 days before arrival : 90% of the balance will be retained.
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Swinton Bivouac will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Hired accommodation: £150.00 (€172.02) 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. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Swinton Bivouac have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Swinton Bivouac dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Swinton Bivouac? Stay close to your Swinton Bivouac home or flit all over North Yorkshire for historic pads, moor walks, seaside towns, gardens, gorges, Yorkshire teas and market towns. Start off at Druids Folly … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Swinton Bivouac?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.