Woodland breaks for groups with 4 off grid huts near York. Enjoy a drink or meal in the forest bar or visit the award winning Fairy Trail.
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The Quirky Tour
I visited the huts for myself whilst on the Quirky Tour and feel that this would be a fun way to get some friends or 4 families or couples together, whilst still having some privacy from each other.
Each hut has plenty of outdoor space in the form of a large wooden deck with table and seating, BBQ and a kitchen hut with coolbox to cook basic meals.
Kids would love to roam the surrounding woodland whilst the adults hang out. This is an off grid back to nature experience - bring torches, wellies etc and switch off from technology.
Be sure to go on the amazing Fairy Trail! It is included in your stay.
CEO Jess' visit on 12th February during The Quirky Tour 2023
- Grab your friends and family and enjoy an off grid back to nature woodland experience with 4 woodcutters huts sleeping a total of 8-16 guests.
- Each hut has a king size bed and double sofa bed plus a kitchen hut with gas hob and cool box. They are spread out amongst the trees giving each hut privacy.
- All get together and dine al fresco using your BBQ's on the covered decks or arrange for use of a larger tent to gather together.
- Situated just 10 miles from York city centre and just 2 hours from London by train this site is rural yet well located.
- There is an award winning fairy trail, that guests of all ages can enjoy, that you can access without charge as part of your stay.
Retreat to a woodland with your friends and enjoy an off grid stay in a beautiful 200-acre woodland with unique fairy trail a few miles east of York. Each hut sleeps 2+2 guests thus offering a wonderful break for 8-16 people to reconnect with nature and each other.
The huts are generous in size and offer a cosy stay with woodburner. Each one has a king size double bed and a double sofa bed with bedding included.
Outside they have a spacious deck area with large awning, ideal for dining al fresco on the picnic bench, plus a kitchen shed with 2 ring gas hob, coolbox and BBQ.
There is an amazing handpainted bath house just a short stroll away with each hut having its own dedicated shower or bath and toilet. There is a plug socket in here in case you need it for charging your electronics, however it is highly recommended to enjoy a digital detox whilst here.
Next door you can find The Northwood Trail; Englands Fairy and Hobgoblin Sanctuary. This wonderful off grid attraction including the café / bar Northwood kitchen, and renowned fairy museum has recently won the best magical experience in 2022!
Woodland activities are great fun and can be organised half an hour away.
When it comes to eating and drinking, this fabulous woodland kitchen and bar is just a short walk from your hut and offers a great choice of drinks including woodland cocktails. You can also enjoy a continental breakfast or light lunch here too. This is truly an experience not to miss and is magical when it is lit with fairy lights aplenty. Also whilst here you can naturally enjoy a sport of forest bathing, a simple way to restore your body and mind.
The site is ideally situated just 10 miles from York city centre (less than 2 hours from Kings Cross) and is close to the Yorkshire Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty plus the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The stunning Heritage Coast is less than an hour’s drive away and offers quaint fishing villages and classic seaside resorts whilst the Yorkshire Dales offers a day trip out with plenty to see and do for all ages. If you are looking for a fun family day out then little ones will love Piglets Adventure Farm whilst older ones will enjoy York Maze or Flamingo Land.
When visiting as a group you may wish to have use of a large tent so you can gather together. This can be arranged within the price.
All bedding is included, but please bring your own towels.
There is a 2-night minimum stay.
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The site uses minimal electricity and an increasing proportion of energy usage is renewable. LPG is used to heat water (more efficient than electricity). Spent water is sent to a bio digester or reed bed and then released into the ground on site. It has won lots of accolades over the years and is a member of the Green Tourism scheme, holding a coveted gold award.
The site recycles and encourages the guests to recycle materials, packaging and waste and examine ways to reduce / phase out such “waste” materials at source in the first instance. Food for the woodland kitchen is sourced locally where possible. There is a 20 year Woodland Management Programme and 20 year Bio Diversity Plan, which includes measuring the bio diversity, it’s changes and the impact of our business activities. This includes tree and under storey planting such as native English Bluebells, and the control of pests (such as grey squirrel) and invasive non native plants, such as Rhododendron and Bracken. The site has introduced a Transport policy to encourage the use of bicycle hire and is implementing car sharing, both amongst guests and staff.
Nearby (within 5 miles)
Lake / River
Pub within walking distance
Family friendly site
Bring your own towels
Included - Linen
Kitchenware / Utensils
Welcome all ages
Parking not alongside accom
Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)
The Woodcutter huts are set in one area of the woods together, but there are other accommodations on site so consideration is needed for other guests especially in school holidays.
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