Ever wanted to add a dose of indulgence to the classic camping experience? Choose one of these four Yorkshire locations for the ultimate glamorous camping – or glamping – experience. Think cosy rugs under your bare feet, a proper bedside table and an electric kettle for your morning brew.
Our pick of Yorkshire glamping locations ranges from comfortable cabins with their own libraries to glass-walled domes where guests sleep surrounded by nature. Choose from traditional yurts, teepees or quirky woodland pods. You’ll be able to warm up baked beans on a camping stove and brush your teeth in the moonlight – and then retire to a comfy bed to sleep. Rise with the sun for early morning eggs and bacon and then drive, walk or cycle off to explore the peaceful haven that is Yorkshire, with its misty moors, gentle hills, dry stone walls and quaint villages.
Glamping with a hot tub in the heart of North Yorkshire
Camp Katur | Bedale
If you’re looking for a unique twist on the glamping experience, book yourself into one of the teepees, domes or caravans at Camp Katur. Facilities like ice boxes, a mini library and a fully equipped communal kitchen will add all the convenience you need for a comfy stay.
The camp, nestled between the vast Yorkshire Dales and the heather moorlands of the North York Moors, has a range of accommodation options. Relax in the light and spacious bell tent, which comes with a log fire to keep your toes toasty warm till morning. Or dive into a world of fantasy and book one of the hobbit pods – these tiny wooden huts with bunk beds face an expansive meadow where you can lay out a picnic blanket and sip a cold Chardonnay in the evening.
The woodland unidome (hidden in the leafy woods) has walls and a ceiling made of curved glass panels. When you wake up in the morning, marvel at a 360° view of the trees and sky from your bed. In one of Camp Katur’s two innovative geodomes, marvel at the walls and roof which are made up of tessellated glass triangles. At any of the dwellings at Camp Katur, you can cook up a sizzling barbecue of local sausages using the handy kit provided, or make an easy meal to share in the communal kitchen.
If you’re craving heat, head to the eco spa to ease your muscles in the wood-burning sauna (boost your blood flow with a cold shower afterwards) then relax in the outdoor hot tub. In the evening, gather round the communal campfire with fellow glampers to start a singsong under the stars. If you’ve remembered to pack marshmallows, grab a stick and toast them till they’re golden for a sweet (and gooey) finish to your day.
Camp Katur provides sumptuous add-ons to further enhance your stay. Feast on an English Breakfast hamper complete with sausages, bacon, eggs and all the trimmings to set you up for a day exploring the hills and valleys of the surrounding countryside. If you’re in the mood for celebrating, book a nibbles-and-fizz hamper and take it to one of the hammocks on site.
- Spa and hot tub
- Pizza oven
- Food and drinks hampers
An adults-only site for luxury glamping in Yorkshire
The Little Hide | York
This sophisticated site just outside York offers comfortable glamping options in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. After being greeted by ducks and kingfishers in one of three large ponds on the grounds, make your way to a wood-panelled pod or cabin, a yurt or a bow top caravan. Accommodation here comes with all the ingredients for a sound night’s sleep, including deep mattress beds, feather duvets and heaters.
Located 13 miles from the North York Moors National Park and about 30 from the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, this is the ideal springboard to walk trails like the Cleveland Way, try out countryside pursuits such as horse riding or rock climbing and – at the end of a full day – enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal like roast beef and Yorkshire pud in a chocolate-box country pub.
Stay in one of eight pods named after birds, including ‘Wren’ and ‘Jay’. From your cosy spot under the duvet, listen to the cheerful chirping of the dawn chorus and feel the gentle breeze through the walls. Because the toilet and shower facilities are in separate buildings, you’ll even have an opportunity to gaze at the twinkling stars if you need to pop to the bathroom in the night.
For a little more comfort, stay in the Cabin, which has handy extras such as electric sockets and hangers, plus shelves scattered with books to devour if it’s a drizzly afternoon. Another option is the Yurt, which sleeps up to three – its canvas walls make this a similar experience to staying in a tent. Or choose the bow top caravan to make the most of a mini kitchen where you can make quick and easy meals – from beans on toast to spaghetti – that somehow seem to taste better in the fresh air.
The Little Hide offers a range of bookable extras. After a romantic walk in the nearby woods, why not surprise your partner with the Love Birds Package, complete with wine and biscuits, or a flower posy? Munch on popcorn and sip fruity Pimms, or, if it’s nippy out, take advantage of the Hot Drinks Pack that you’ve brewed on a camping stove (also available for hire). Add a couple of marshmallows to a hot chocolate and you’re in camping heaven.
- Choice of accommodation: pod, cabin, yurt or bow top caravan
- Extras and packages available for hire
- Dog-friendly (certain pods only)
Luxury glamping Yorkshire: a cyclist’s heaven
York Holiday & Cycle Stop | York
After a satisfying day rolling through the Yorkshire Wolds, wash away the day’s biking mud under a hot shower then drift off to sleep in a heated glamping pod at York Holiday & Cycle Shop. This place is the ideal destination for weary-legged riders to recover, relax and revitalise.
Pods here have power points for charging up your smartphone and bike lights (or for plugging in your computer if you fancy unwinding with a film before bed). Cook up a wholesome meal in the communal kitchen area like a warming bowl of cheesy pasta or chilli-con-carne. If you’re tired after a day’s exploring and you don’t feel like cooking, choose a spicy curry ready meal from the on-site shop. While you’re there, stock up on porridge oats to make the quintessential camping porridge breakfast that’ll boost your energy for a day full of cycling.
Located deep in the heart of Yorkshire’s cycle country, the site has everything you need to look after your treasured holiday companion (we mean your bike, of course). In the cycle wash area, clean off any mud from Yorkshire’s finest cycle tracks and get your two-wheeler looking pristine for the start of the next day. Each pod also has a secure storage container where you can lock your bike.
Seeking inspiration for where to go tomorrow? Ask the staff at York Holiday & Cycle Stop – they have a wealth of detailed information and maps all ready to share with you. Routes vary from short, gentle rides of under 12 miles to longer, more challenging journeys taking in steeper hills and trickier terrain. Handily, all itineraries will lead you back to your pod.
The site is also just over a mile from National Cycle Network Route 66, which cuts from the west coast in Lancashire to the east coast near Hull. Longing to experience the peace of nature? You’ll find the York Holiday & Cycle Stop is set in a village surrounded by tranquil country lanes and tiny Yorkshire villages, such as Fangfoss, which is famous for its adventure park, Jubilee Gardens. A short way away are the Yorkshire Wolds, chalk landscapes with dry valleys and varied fauna and flora – think grazing Konik ponies, orchid meadows, water voles and woodland glades.
- Heated glamping pods
- Lighting and power points
- Shaving points
- Cycle wash area
- Secure bike storage
- Route maps
A Yorkshire glamping spot with memorable views over the Wolds
Wolds Glamping | York
Maximise your time in the countryside by staying at a glamping site with breathtaking views. At Wolds Glamping, which is located in a small market town at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, you’ll be right in the middle of this region’s natural beauty.
Creature comforts like central heating and carpets mean wellbeing is at the top of the agenda. Plus, you’ll have a solid roof over your head with the soothing influence of nature just steps away. Stay warm – or cool – whatever the weather in the insulated and double-glazed pods at Wolds Glamping. All six have power sockets for recharging your phone or plugging in your hairdryer.
The site is located in Pocklington, an East Riding village surrounded by walking and cycling trails. On a clear day, look out for the Pennine Hills and Flamborough Lighthouse. A few miles south is Pocklington Canal – be sure to take your binoculars – you may well spy a kingfisher, heron, barn owl or red kite.
For a low-key afternoon activity that gets you out in the fresh air, walk to Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, about a mile and a quarter away from Wolds Glamping. Admire water lilies and try and make out the huge carp and rudd as they lurk near the surface of the lake.
In the evenings, grill meat, corn cobs and skewers on the barbecue outside your pod or cook meals in the communal kitchen, which comes complete with microwave, fridge and kettle. There are individual showers, toilets and washbasins, with hot water aplenty thanks to a gas boiler.
For those unfamiliar with the area, the Yorkshire Wolds is a crescent-shaped patch of chalky landscape that stretches from Filey in the north to the Humber Bridge in the south. Wolds Glamping provides an ideal base for exploring this secluded area of serene countryside and coastline on two feet or two wheels.
Heading further afield, the East Yorkshire coast can be reached in 40 minutes by car. Along this stretch you’ll find Bridlington, a bustling harbour, and Filey, with its wide, flat plains. Further north is Runswick Bay, a sandy beach with rock pools – great if you’re glamping as a family and you’ve got kids in tow.Compare prices