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General

  • 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…


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9.5

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

 

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Friendly staff. Great lodge with toilet and kitchen.12/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 1 bedroom lodge (pet friendly, woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Distance to walk from lodge to communal kitchen and bbq. But great it had electric and gas bbqs. Must remember to take large battery lamps. Very dark.

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Cosy warm relaxing stay with great facilities10/17/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The staff were fantastic really helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We ate at the cafe on a couple of occasions food was fab (we attended their chilli night and had breakfast) shower facilities were clean and inviting. The yurts quirky and cosy

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friendly plenty to do. lots of amenities09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRegina E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    friendly plenty to do. lots of amenities

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Friendly staff, very safe and awesome location. Really do recommend!08/21/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The site was stunning. Most beautiful views and as a location there were so many gorgeous places to go nearby.

    Disliked: 

    The fairy lights never worked even on our second set of batteries. I also thought the meals were overpriced (for children not adults).

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

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

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Location

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  • High Knowle, Knowle Lane, Ilton, Masham, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 4JZ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2037°N 1.7250°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ripon Bus Station — 9.5 miles
Catterick Coach Stop — 12.6 miles
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 15.6 miles
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 14.4 miles
Northallerton Rail Station — 14.6 miles
Harrogate Rail Station — 16.4 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 33.0 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 23.3 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 24.3 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

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.

Must see

  • Jervaulx Abbey (4.4 miles)
  • Fountains Abbey (8.3 miles)
  • Richmond Castle (13.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Braithwaite Hall (5.6 miles)
  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (8.3 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. –  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.

Payment

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.

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

  • 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.
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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.

General
Barbecues are not permitted.
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

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

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

Hired accommodation
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.

General
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.

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.

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

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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.
The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

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