Sitwell Suite

Enchanting woodland suite with rustic good taste near Sancton. Have fun at the communal fire-pit toasting or snuggle up in front of the wood burner.

The Quirky Tour

Large themed suites set amongst gorgeous woodland for you to explore. Don’t come expecting wifi - this place is the antidote to the online world!

The suites are romantic for a couple, with gorgeous bathrooms, but well suited to a family as there is a separate bunk room, or a group of friends - even the sofabed could be used to add 2 more. 

There is greenery outside every window and a terrace from which to enjoy the location outside.  We were able to try out the woodland activities too which was great fun! I shot the balloon with the rifle and climbed high in a tree as well as axe throwing and archery! 

Jess' visit on 11th February during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Woodland suite inspired by the author Dame Edith Sitwell sleeps up to 6 guests in a king size, bunk bed and sofa bed near Sancton.
  • The suite is kept warm and cosy with a wood burner in the master bedroom and a radiator in the spacious bathroom with shower and bathtub.
  • Cook al fresco on the BBQ or gas hob and enjoy dining on the covered veranda taking in the woodland setting.
  • Relax in the communal Woodshed chill out area or book a spa treatment in the comfort of your own suite.
  • Take a stroll to the nearby award-winning pub for a delicious lunch.

Special Offer

25% discount for couples.


Woodland suite inspired by the author and stylish eccentric Dame Edith Sitwell, sleeps up to 6 guests on 500 acres of native English woodland in the peaceful Yorkshire Wolds near Sancton. 

The interior of the suite has a literary decor with bookshelf wallpaper, an old fashioned bureau and a portrait of the author herself. There is a wonderful master bedroom area and a second bedroom with bunk beds as well as a sofa bed. A woodburner keeps the suite cosy whilst the basic kitchenette area with fridge, kettle and sink offers enough to make that all important cuppa. The spacious bathroom has a modern shower and a free standing bath tub - perfect for relaxing in after a long day. 

Outside is a large covered veranda with charcoal BBQ and twin gas hob. Enjoy cooking and dining al fresco whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the woodland around you. If you prefer not to cook then take a 20 minute stroll to the nearby award winning Star at Sancton Pub for a delicious home made meal. 

If you fancy a change of scenery then head to The Woodshed, a communal chill out area with wood burner where you can enjoy tea, coffee and homemade cake all on an honesty based system. Outside you can chill out around the covered fire pit - a great place for conversation, story telling and stargazing in all weathers.

If you want to relax further then a Spa treatment can be organised in the privacy of your own suite for that extra luxury. Choose from a massage, manicure, pedicure or facial. 

Locally you can try your hand at a range of activities including polo, gliding, watersports and golf! If you prefer a slower pace of life then the country houses of Sledmore and Burton Agnes Hall offer gorgeous interiors and well designed gardens to admire. 

Whilst here why not take a day trip to the North Yorkshire Moors for a day of hiking or to the Yorkshire Dales where you can visit the beautiful Aysgarth Falls, Malham Cove or Bolton Abbey with its famous stepping stones across the River Wharfe. 

Children welcome. Sorry, no pets. An infant can be added as the 5th guest at time of booking.

There is a minimum 2 night stay except on Sundays when 1 night can be booked. Arrivals are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekly stays have Monday, Wednesday and Friday arrivals. 

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Room Types

Double Ensuite
Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more











 Sofa bed




 Dining area


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Pub within walking distance



 Family friendly site


 Book a beauty treatment

 Book a massage





Young Children

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)


Is the suite self catering?

Not totally. There is a fridge, electric kettle and a 2 ring gas hob plus a BBQ. There is also a large clay oven available at The Woodshed.

Do you take pets?

Unfortunately we aren't able to take pets due to the wildlife.

Can I come by train?

Yes, our nearest train stations are Beverley and Brough, both a 10 minute taxi ride from the site.

What do I need to bring with me?

We recommend outdoor clothes, wellies, sturdy shoes for the stone paths and slippers for inside the suite. A torch is also handy!

Are the suites warm and cosy?

Yes there is a wood burner in the master bedroom and radiators in the bathroom.

Is the suite private?

Yes there is at least 25 metres between suites.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 28th March 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Carolyn & Christian Van Outersterp from Sitwell Suite