Foxes Den

Mount Pleasant, Bishop Thornton, North Yorkshire, England

Relax in a fabulous safari tent on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales near Ripon. Pub within walking distance!

Key Points

  • Relax in a luxurious safari tents that sleep up to 5 guests in 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed for 3 near Bishop Thornton on the edge of the Nidderdale AONB.
  • The tent has an open plan living area with kitchenette, dining table, comfy sofa and wood burner for added cosiness.
  • There is a spacious shower room inside the tent.
  • Outside you can tell tales around the firepit whilst toasting marshmallows.
  • There is a pub within walking distance that offers a delicious carvery every day.
  • Closed for Winter November-March.


Delightful site on the edge of Yorkshire Dales offers a rural retreat for families looking to enjoy time in the great outdoors from the comfort of a luxurious safari tent that sleeps up to 5 guests. 

Inside the tents you can find an open plan living area with kitchen, dining table and sofa, plus a wonderful log burner to keep you warm and cosy. The kitchen offers a hob for that morning cuppa plus a microwave and fridge. At the back of the tent you can find 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and another with a bunk bed that sleeps 3, perfect for families. There is also a spacious bathroom within the tent, with a modern shower, toilet and sink. 

Outside you can relax on your decked area with a drink in hand or warm yourself around the fire pit and enjoy the stars of the bright night sky. Why not order a BBQ pack and cook up a delicious treat for your family. Also be sure to remember to bring some marshmallows for that true camping experience! 

Locally there is plenty to do! Why not take a morning hike in the Yorkshire Dales before visiting the beautiful Fountains Abbey with wonderful gardens. Alternatively the market spa town of Harrogate is nearby and offers various events throughout the year as well as a multitude of independent shops to visit. After a busy day why not take a stroll to the nearby pub and enjoy a delicious evening meal before returning to your tent where you can book the movie projector and popcorn maker for your own cinema night entertainment. 

Children welcome. Dogs welcome for an additional fee.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday arrivals only with the exception of school holiday stays when there are Monday and Friday arrivals. Saturday arrivals for a 2 night weekend only in low season.

The site is closed mid November - March inclusive. 

Please click "Check Availability" and select your dates to view the price of your stay.

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more




 Shower room




 Hot water bottles


Paid Extras





 Dining area

 Fire pit

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance




 Quiet after 10pm


 Mobile - Limited mobile signal

 WiFi - No access to WiFi

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels


 Condiments & Oil





 Tea & Coffee

Young Children

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking


 Quiet location

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


What should I bring with me?

Warm clothes, especially for night, practical footwear and torches. Slippers are a must too as we ask for no outdoor shoes in the tents please.

What hampers do you offer?

We can supply breakfast hampers and BBQ hampers.

Is there room for a travel cot in the bedrooms?

There is room for a travel cot in the second bedroom - these are not provided. Highchairs are available.

Do supermarkets deliver?

All the main supermarkets deliver to us but why not order a delicious hamper too!

Is there a BBQ or campfire?

Yes and yes. Each tent has its own Weber kettle BBQ and fire pit area. Charcoal, wood and kindling can be purchased on site.

Is there a pub within walking distance?

Yes there is a pub close by, but be aware the walk is on a busy road with no footpath.

Where is the nearest shop?

There is a shop a 5 minute drive away that stocks a good range of food including amazing pies and pasties.

Is there wifi or 4G?

There is no wifi and the 4G signal is very poor so best to download things you may like to watch before you arrive.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 3rd July 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Catherine Wray from Foxes Den