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  1. Fabulous Hideaway @ Baxby Manor

    We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at this site. It was peaceful, with beautiful scenery in easy reach of other spectacular locations and we loved the provision of a fire pit. 6 yr old son enjoyed real outdoor play. We will definitely return.

  2. eco lodge

    Beautiful place and surroundings. Very quiet (April) stayed in eco lodge was stunning but no heating or electric which we knew about but did miss it. Some tents have electric hook up and were cheaper to stay in. There is no play area on site but there is one down the road 10 min walk. So if you love a quiet site with camp fires then this is place for you. Very clean. Little shop great staff. Just think im past the camping stage. Talked to other campers with younger children mine is 11. They said they would defo return. Enjoy x

    • Thank you for your review of The Hideaway, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay.
      There are no Glamping options with electric at The Hideaway, the tents with hook up that you refer to are pitches where people bring their own tents/campervans. 🙂

  3. The Hideaway – how a Waitrose campsite might be ………

    The Hideaway was brilliant, spacious, clean and very well organised site wiith an emphasis on being eco friendly – but sensibly so. This was my first camping trip with my partner and his 13 year old son and my first camping trip in 20 years. I was so pleased I picked the Hideaway because the owners had thought of literally everything and it had a nice, unassuming sort of atmosphere – perfect for us being fairly clueless. They were kind enough to lend an extension cable for our very big pitch. If I have one criticism it was the number of noisy toddlers having tantrums but that is a reflection on its popularity with young families and if I had a young family it would be number 1 on my list. Perhaps an adults only section would be nice though. If you are considering camping in North Yorkshire – the Hideaway would be an excellent choice.

    • Thanks for your comments Dawn. I am opening an Adults only section opening at the end of May, as it happens; The Sanctuary. 🙂

  4. Easter Stay

    Disappointed that the pitches I booked carefully due to having very small children and 2 families camping together were given away to someone else. However the stay was brilliant anyway and the owner made sure we had a suitable space. Site was very clean, tidy and facilities were excellent. Lovely stay in lovely surroundings.

    • Hi,thank you for your comments and I am sorry to read you were not on the pitches you wanted. I am unaware of having to move anyone so far this season from the pitches they booked online via the website but i do remember someone booking two pitches online thinking that they were next to each other but in fact they were mistaken and had not looked at the map on the website but as it happened we managed to find two pitches next to each other despite this…but i am glad you enjoyed your stay. 🙂

  5. Lovely site

    This was a lovely site and we would consider returning again. It was very tidy and the facilities were really clean. The only downside really was the check in and out times. Check in times were late, you couldn’t arrive before 2pm and check out was very early at 11am which when taking down a tent doesn’t give that much time to pack everything away, these times felt more in line with a hotel booking. I know that you could ask for extended time but this had to be paid at half rates which felt tight as we had already lost a full day as we couldn’t arrive on site until 2pm.

    • Hi, thanks for your comments about check in and out times, I am also happy to read you found the facilities very tidy and really clean.
      For the facilities to be this clean though I need the time between 11am and 2pm to clean them. Being a small family business it is just not possible to have an earlier check in or a later check out time, there would not be the time available for me to clean the shower block, Pods and Bell tents.

  6. Amazing site

    Loved it here! Massive pitches, friendly staff and the best facilities I’ve seen anywhere – spotlessly clean, modern and lovely and warm!

  7. We really enjoyed everything about the hideaway and will without a doubt be returning. Barney and all the staff work very hard to ensure that the site is kept too a very high standard and are always happy too help.

  8. As lovely as we remembered

    Our third visit to The Hideaway after a gap of 2 years and it was just as lovely as we remembered it to be! The toilet/shower block was as warm, clean and welcoming as ever and the small shop had a plentiful supply of local apple juice and cider – which was all we really needed! The best feature of The Hideaway, however, is the fact that there are no adventure playgrounds, games rooms or indeed any form of entertainment other than the natural surroundings. It was great to see our three children making their own fun – and thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process. We also love the fact that at The Hideaway, campfires are positively encouraged; there really is no better way to spend a beautiful, clear, spring evening. We we hope to be back very soon!

  9. Family camping

    The hideaway is a lovely site, with fantastic facilities and close to a village park and fabulous bakery van. It’s lovely to be able to have campfires and the griddle plate was great for cooking on. Our only wish would be to have non electric van pitches close together as with young families we found it quite hard to chill with my brother and his family after bedtime.

  10. A little piece of heaven

    This was our first ever camping experience made perfect by the natural beauty of the hideaway. No need for internet, phones and television when there are the birds to listen too. Sat around the campfire in the dark with a glass of wine in hand was perfection. Will definitely return and recommend.

  11. The Hideaway @ Baxby Manor

    I love this place! We have been on numerrous occasions prior and it never fails to make me relax. Noise is kept to a minimum and it is definitely quiet after 11pm. It is also a haven for wildlife. The facilities are spotless with tons of hot water for showers etc. Each site has its own dedicated firepit and having a fire to sit around greatly enhances the ambience.

  12. Hide away few days it certainly was .

    A super mini break.. a definite hide away place to total unwind and relax in amazing countryside and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Amazing amenities clean and well thought out with eco facilities even down to the wheelbarrows to transport your things to the tents or pods. I would certainly visit again ..close enough to visit York and the East coast but likewise you can also sit and chill round the fire pit and unwind ..

  13. Another lovely stay at our favourite campsite

    Unfortunately this was just a short overnight stay, but nonetheless was greatly enjoyed, as always. We love the Hideaway! Barney is the most helpful host – nothing is too much trouble! We will be back!

  14. Great visit

    Visited in October half term. Had a fab time if chilly. Make sure you bring more clothes and more bedding than you think you need if you visit at this time of year. Loved cooking on open fire and watching the stars!

  15. Lovely, lovely site.

    The Hideaway is ideal if you want peace and quiet and to “get away from it all”. If you want “life” and entertaining and “stuff to do” then it would possibly be too quiet, but for my son and I it was just what we wanted. The eco pods are adorable, like little Hobbit Houses, and the site is lovely. The shower/toilet block was spotless and beautifully warm (we were there at Hallowe’en) and even the pot wash was super clean. The staff were welcoming and friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a good stay. We have already booked to go back next year!

  16. Perfect

    The perfect autumn getaway. Loved the fire pits, the owls hooting at night and the quietness. The facilities are the very best I’ve experienced and the staff were friendly, really helpful but allowed you your space. You really do have to try the local cider available in the shop. Will definitely be back

  17. Lovely autumn stay……

    Stayed at The Hideaway October half term with friends. Lovely site, excellent very clean facilities, electric hook up really appreciated for time of year but only one post for three pitches and it didn’t reach to 3Rd pitch so we had to move tent closer. Drying room also brilliant. No kids facilities on site but I believe playground nearby…..ours entertained themselves!

  18. Hideaway

    We recently stayed at the hideaway for 4 nights! Only 3 lots of campers on the site, felt like our very own Hideaway! Facilities immaculate! Staff friendly! Lots of nice walks from park!

  19. Best campsite !

    We loved every minute at the Hideaway. Enjoyed the peace and quiet and excellent facilities. Saw some beautiful sunsets followed by relaxing evenings by the campfire.

  20. Excellent campsite

    This was our first experience of campervan camping for many years and we were not disappointed with The Hideaway it was superb. The surroundings were beautiful, the staff very friendly and helpful, the shower and loo facilities so up to date and perfectly clean! The whole ambience of the campsite was spot on, Will definitely return.

  21. Love this place

    Idyllic and beautiful as always , excellent and extremely clean toilet and shower facilities, really genuinely lovely and helpful staff/owners . Absolutely looking forward to repeat visits in 2017. Fire pits are the added bonus and one reason we return , nothing more relaxing when at the Hideaway..really is an escape for a period of time from the big wide world which we always sadly return… but renewed and entwined and reminisced with the memory of wood smoke and tranquillity and hopeful of when we can escape back here again. Could not recommend this site enough …..We Love it xxx

  22. Couples holiday

    Perfect during visit at the end of September. Helpful staff and lovely local cider! Very quiet and loved the fire pit. Good attractions nearby, including York, National Trust and English Heritage properties, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay are all worth a visit. Go to the Carlton Inn about 1/2 hour walk away, delicious food!

  23. Little Gem

    Found this campsite through an internet search and thought it looked good. The site is very peaceful but then we were only one of six campers! It was nice to be able to choose our pitch online when booking. We loved the fact that each pitch had a fire-pit and you could rent tripods and wood to use – you really know you’re camping when you can smell wood smoke! The toilet block looked as though it had only been opened last week: it was exceptionally clean (but there weren’t many campers and we had no rain) and beautifully warm. The showers had plenty of hot water and a spacious changing area. The dish washing area had three sinks and I imagine would be very crowded when the site is full. Barney was extremely helpful and passionate about his eco-campsite. Cars are not parked next to each pitch although wheelbarrows are provided to help you move kit from car to pitch. Free wi-fi is available but only round reception area.

  24. Fab site

    Great site without the commercial entertainment, back to nature. Unfortunately our camp neighbours were a little inconsiderate and were on top of us despite the spacious pitches. Good wash facilities and fire pits at each pitch. Will be returning.

  25. Lovely friendly campsite with excellent facilities

    The Hideaway is only a small campsite but that makes it feel very safe and friendly. The toilet/shower block is the nicest and cleanest that I have ever seen at a campsite. The pot wash facility is also clean and you even have access to a shared fridge and freezer. Each plot is well sized and has it’s own fire pit which is fantastic for cooler evenings. There isn’t a play park for the kids but they loved playing in the surrounding woods

  26. Excellent place to forget everything

    Excellent campsite could not ask for more. The facilities are kept to a very high standard tiolets and the washing up room a spotless. The staff are very helpful and friendly the camping pitches are of a very good size with campfires. You can buy lots from the site office and they are good value I priced lots off the site and the site is cheaper. In my opinion this is a very well looked after site very clean and for me you can’t go wrong would defenatly recommend this site.

  27. Awesome Site

    This site was recommended by friends and surpassed all expectations. Everything is catered for and then taken to that extra level without losing is primary values of being associated with David Bellamy’s principles. So much thought has gone into providing unique individual pitches in 4 different areas, all having their own character. Space abounds, wildlife is plentiful including a chorus of birds in the evening and early morning……

  28. Visit and enjoy. Leave it as you find it.

    As a returning visitor but by no means a regular camper, this is by far the best campsite I have ever used. Easy to find availability and book online. Very helpful and friendly staff. Rules are there to maintain high standards and ensure people continue to enjoy this little hideaway. The campfire facilities are the icing on the cake.

  29. Last Family Getaway of the Year

    We visited in September a late booking thanks to a cancellation. This is one of the best campsites I have been to. The plots are away from cars so you are safer. Each plot has it’s own fire pit for cooking. The shop is well stocked a was run by a couple of staff whilst we were there including the owner. The also have a symbiotic relationship with another business that run a stylish caravan café come takeaway restaurant, so if like us you come unprepared without food, there is hot food available until you are better prepared! The facilities are clean and enclosed in the same building as the shop with disabled access. The quality makes you feel like a hotel rather than a campsite (at least in the bathrooms!) A great stay. The local village currently has it’s pub being redesigned, but there is another one about 30 minutes walk through the countryside in another village.

  30. Wonderful stay

    Chilled, peaceful (apart from owls at night but you can’t really complain about that can you?!). lovely clean warm shower block and toilets. Staff so helpful and friendly. We’ll be back next year ??

  31. First Glamping Expereince!

    This was our first time experiencing Glamping and The Hideaway @ Baxby Manor was ideal for our first time! The Bell Tent which we stayed in was perfect. We particularly liked our own private decking/ fire pit area. The facilities onsite such as showers/ bathrooms and washing room were outstandingly clean! Couldn’t fault them one bit. The staff were delightful and ever so helpful. The only bad thing I have to say, which isn’t actually about The Hideaway, is that there weren’t many things for us to do in the surrounding area/ villages. Granted everyone has a different idea of activities when they go away but for us, especially during the day, we felt we were struggling to find things to do. Apart from that it was a perfect trip away and would highly recommend it!

  32. Fantastic get away site

    Second time at the hideaway & hopefully not the last this is a beautiful site to relax & enjoy camping at its best, the fire pits are excellent for camp cooking or just sitting round, the shower/toilet facilities are excellent & we’re always clean, added bonus of a drying room for wet coats/towels came in handy, no activities as such for children but there were lots of young kids there & not one looked bored!

  33. The Hideaway

    Lovely site, our children were free to go explring the site on their own in safety. The facilities are always clean, with friendly notices asking campers to be respectful of others and clean the areas they have used. The staff are warm and friendly. A visit to Liza Jane’s is a must!

  34. Fantastic Place to Stay

    Had a 2 night stay for my daughters birthday. We loved every minute of it, gutted we couldn’t stay another night due to the site being full. We will be back soon!!!

  35. Late summer break

    We stayed here for 3 nights and didn’t want to leave! The site is well maintained, and the staff were lovely. We loved being able to cook over our pitches own campfire every day and sit out at night keeping warm playing traditional campfire games.

  36. Weekend Glamping

    My partner and I spent the weekend in one of your eco Bell Tents which we found cosy and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and really liked the wild elements to the campsite. We felt it was easy to find from the A19 and easily accessible with lovely villages close by for pubs and walks. The only downside I felt was the amount of young children messing up the bathroom facilities without parental supervision. Other than that the washroom facilities were much more modern and clean than other places we have stayed.

  37. Fab campsite

    Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely campsite, loved that a lot of space left for natural growth including wild flowers, the spacious pitches, fire pits and eco emphasis. Kids liked exploring around the trees around edge of campsite and also loved the playground nearby. Nice shop onsite and toilets/showers kept clean. Could do with couple more sinks for washing up. Perhaps the owners could consider a washing machine too. We unexpectedly needed to wash sleeping bag halfway through stay but couldn’t…managed though, so not too bothered. Will definitely return.

  38. Do we really have to go back home?

    Very satisfied. We always feel welcomed. This was our second visit, and a longer one this time. Excellent base for visiting attractions, took a look at Thirsk, Easingwold (cycled from The Hideaway), visited Ampleforth Abbey (make the best cider, but if you visit the teashop try the apple cake), had a great day out at Beningborough Hall (good place for lunch too). And to ride off all the pub lunches, The Hideaway is perfectly placed for mountain biking, especially at Sutton Bank. Returning for Baxby Fest, cannot wait!

  39. Lovely stay

    We stayed in the Superior Bell tent for two nights. We had a lovely time and will be back. The shop is great, well stocked and takes payment by card. Washing facilities are excellent too.

  40. Fantastic place to chill

    My first experience of gleaming staying in a double pod. It was brilliant. The whole place is really well thought out and very chilled. 21st century camping.

  41. Family getaway

    We are a family of 4, with 2 sons age 3yrs & 7yrs. On arriving at baxby manor a little earlier than expected we sey off for a tour around the campsite. We couldn’t find any children’s play parks but settled with a good old fashioned football and plenty of green space. The camp site was immaculate. We checked in and headed over to our bell tent (which we highly recommend) all the fun of camping without the stress of setting up your own tent. Again the tent was immaculate and the little extras such as camp stove and plates were greatly appreciated. There is very little to do in the village close to the campsite but this didn’t stop us having fun we went on woodland walks and played pooh sticks on the bridge over the river. All in all this is a great place to go to relax and simply chill out with immaculate facilities and welfare areas to complete the experience. This would be a great Base camp for those wishing to go to York and other surrounding areas. Lovely place and we will be back again.

  42. Lovely stay for 2 nights

    Barney is really lovely, took time out to help us & was very accommodating. We booked for 2 adults & a 4 year old, when we arrived were given a double bell tent, but straight away Barney helped us find a solution, we had a futon mattress within minutes. My advice however would be to book for an over 5 year old if you want/need a spare bed for your child.

  43. Excellent getaway

    We were not too sure what to expect as the site was a little more commercial than we would usually choose but as we were camping for 5 nights we wanted good shower facilities. We could not fault the site, very helpful and friendly staff, small shop on site selling the basics (and the prices were quite reasonable), proper fire pit and you had the option to hire a tripod for cooking over the fire pit which was good idea. There is couple of decent walks off site but its only a 20 minute drive to Sutton Bank and 40 minutes to Knaresborough (Nidd Gorge is a lovely walk). Would definitely return and in 2017 they are opening a adult’s only section.

  44. First stay

    This is a fantastic camp site, and very well organised. Unfortunately for us it was pouring down the night we stayed and the pitch we had was a bit of a mud pit. The showers were lovely and warm, sadly the men’s bathroom was slightly flooded and a little dirty but we aren’t sure if that was due to a flux of people using it! Staff were very friendly without being overbearing. The van selling hot chocolate and croissants was much appreciated! Unfortunately with the rain we didn’t get to explore the site, but we do hope to return.

  45. Small & friendly

    Nice little campsite, the facilities are conveniently positioned and all the pitches are nicely laid out too. We stayed during the summer holidays when the site was at full capacity but it didn’t feel over crowded. The toilets & showers could have perhaps done with an extra clean during such a busy time although the actual facilities are good and well designed. There was a toddler step to help reach the high sinks and there is a well thought out smaller sink with a soap dispenser handy for little ones too. The parking spaces are a bit of a tight squeeze and although I thought this might have been a problem everyone seemed to manage just fine. There are wheelbarrows on hand to help unloading to your pitch. All in all we thought it was a nice place to camp with a lovely atmosphere.

  46. A stunning hidden gem!

    We wanted somewhere quiet and relaxing we could go with our 2 dogs, and thats exactly what we got. The facilities were second to none, the pitches were large and private each housing its own fire pit. The atmosphere was friendly and very rustic, there were owls and rabbits galore. We will be returning soon, with friends in tow as we feel its the best campsite we’ve been to. 10/10 (If you are looking for local pubs, beware!! they all close mid afternoon and the nearest one was a 45 mins walk).

  47. Quiet comfortable and clean

    A one night stay in wet conditions meant we did not get the best from this site, would have liked to use more of the facilities. Can confirm site flat and well drained, wash rooms superb. Only criticism is car parking spaces too small, not give enough room to load and unload easily.

  48. Good

    It was our first time so didn’t go far from home but the site was a good surprise, very clean showers and toilets, lovely staff .

  49. Another great stay

    Beautiful site, with lots of wild areas. There is lots of space for children to play, but no specific play area for them. Cars are not parked on pitches, so it’s really safe for them to run around. Facilities are top class. We’ve been many times and will return again in future.

  50. Very impressed

    This was the first time I’d taken my 2 boys camping so we only stayed for 1 night. We wanted to stay longer as it was just so relaxing. Everybody on the site was very respectful to others. No rowdiness at all. It would be nice to see a bit more to do for children on the site but then again it is super cheap to camp here so having activities would make it more expensive. All in all we had a great time and will certainly return I the future and have already recommended the site to many people.

  51. Beautiful camp site

    Peaceful, quiet camp site with excellent facilities & a great little shop selling locally made products. The shower/toilet facilities were clean, modern, warm & draught free. Great to have a large communal fridge for our essentials and a freezer for the ice blocks. I loved the caravan selling hot chocolate and pain au chocolate in the morning. Very helpful, friendly & informative camp site owner. Having a pub in the village of Husthwaite would be the icing on the cake for us, I hear the renovation is due to be completed next year when we will definitely return.

  52. 4th Visit

    We have enjoyed another 3 wonderful nights at this brilliant site. Love being here, it’s out 4th visit, feel so relaxed as soon as the tent is up. The site is fabulous with us preferring to stay on the ‘big’ field. The pitches are large and of course the highlight is having the evening camp fire! At night just being able to lay back and get lost in the thousands of stars on a clear night us unforgettable. Enjoyed exploring the beck on a hot day to cool off. The little shop has everything you could need and not get ripped off. The caravan selling teas, coffees and pastries in a morning is heaven. The facilities are always 1st class, although due to the mud/wet grass, the floors in the toilets could do with cleaning twice a day or more instead of once a day. Although there are plenty of signs up and shoe protectors for campers to wear, unfortunately the floors did get in a bit in a state and needed someone to go in and give them a quick clean. Showers are lovely but don’t need to be as hot as they are in the summer months. Just minor issues but certainly not enough to put us off. Overall a brilliant site and cant wait to book again for next year!

  53. Super rural site with a range of accommodation options

    Stayed at this site during a weekend trip biking at Sutton Bank and Dalby Forest. Great quiet little spot, clean and lots of emphasis on recycling. Fire pits provided which is a nice touch. Spacious facilities and a small onsite shop. Would highly recommend.

  54. Could be the ideal place to relax

    The location, facilities and layout of this site are everything that is needed to deliver on its promise to be a ‘Hideaway’. We were however unfortunate to be sharing the site with a large party of 60 which despite strict observance of the 11 o’clock noise curfew could not help but spoil the peace. The owner dealt with the dissatisfaction of other campers very well and has assured us that he will no longer book parties of more than 3-4 tents. If this is the case, we will return.

  55. Will definitely be coming back!

    I was very impressed with the Bell Tent. Very comfortable and spacious and set in a beautiful location. Highly recommended.

  56. What a find!

    Just back from a fabulous 2 weeks at the Hideaway. I’m totally torn between wanting to say to the world ‘you must go there’ and keeping it all to myself so that we can go whenever we like! Fabulous staff always ready to stop and help out or just to have a chat with (even when not at work and just bump into them whe out and about!). Best washroom facilities we’ve ever had. Thank you for a great time.

  57. An excellent campsite.

    This was our first family camping trip and I am really pleased I chose the Hideaway. It was an excellent site and the facilities were fantastic which led to a brilliant experience. My only gripe and it is a small one is the parking spaces are a little too small, I have a large family car and could not fit my car into the allocated parking space one evening due to some inconsiderate parking by other guests. This was quickly remedied by Barney who allowed me to park in one of the guest spaces, top lad! We loved this site so much we are coming back next week and losing our deposit on another camp site to do so. Keep up the great work.

  58. The rain didn’t make a bit of difference!

    What a fantastic place. My niece (8) has wanted to go camping for a while, camping is not my thing so when a friend recommended taking a look at The Hideaway and their “glamping” I had no excuse not to go! Fantastic facilities, wonderful staff and a great weekend had by all. Obviously it rained quite heavily for a lot of the time (August, what do you expect) but it just added to the adventure. Already planning out next trip!

  59. Great Stay

    My husband, 13 year old and I have recently come back from our first trip to The Hideaway – booked it based on the great reviews. We weren’t disappointed – we all really enjoyed our 6 night stay. We were blessed with great weather for the first 5 nights. We had a lot of “stuff”, everything but the kitchen sink, but we’re on pitch TE5 which was ideal as less than 2minutes walk between parking slot & pitch and nice not to have vehicles on the camping area to spoil the view. We hired a tripod for the duration and cooked on it 3 nights – the other nights we lit the fire anyway and loved sitting round it at dusk – a real selling point! Great pot wash area, indoors, never had an issue with hot water or queuing and heated on cooler nights, plus large container for washing the large griddle pans. Good loo and shower facilities, wi-fi too – intermittent around the tent, good round the reception/facilities block – didn’t feel we needed to be in contact with the outside world constantly so suited us. Had a local walk round the villages one day and a lovely lunch at The Carlton Inn, Carlton Husthwaite. Day trip to Whitby which we loved, and two days to York – one sightseeing and one shopping as a bribe for the 13 year old! For both Whitby & York, would really recommend the Park & Ride – 」5.60 for the 3 of us for York for about 8 hours and a lot less stress than parking in the city, about the same for Whitby. Tried the local cider one afternoon – very nice (and strong) available from the shop. Bought fresh eggs a couple of mornings for pancakes for breakfast. The only feedback I would give in terms of possible improvement would be that tripods were somehow provided as standard as we did have a neighbour who we gladly lent ours too one night as she had arrived after reception had closed so hadn’t been able to hire one to cook on that night. Also, the lovely young lady who ran the coffee caravan could possibly have done with an assistant some mornings – people were more than happy to queue in the sunshine we had but wouldn’t be the same experience in pouring rain. She coped very well though. In summary, I would definitely recommend this site, lovely part of Yorkshire and lovely helpful people – thanks for a great holiday

  60. Best site we have been on

    As the name states it is a hideaway. Great site not over crowded great to have fire pit.toilets, showers very clean. Good idea to take off shoes or put on over shoes to enter toilets. Very enviromentally friendly. Just one small problem the parking spaces are very tight but don’t let that put you off.

  61. Not quite the picturesque setting as shown on website

    Initial impression was slightly disappointing as we were expecting scenic views from our bell tent. Instead we were faced with a grass verge and a few trees. Whilst we were aware of the no noise policy after 11pm we hadn’t realised that it actually meant no noise whatsoever and so after spending the first night playing cards in our gazebo (brought ourselves) and laughing amongst ourselves past the curfew hour, we were reprimanded the following morning by the proprietor as someone from the fun police had reported us! I was absolutely gobsmacked! These were the same people who had woken the whole campsite that morning with their little poppets howling and screaming at 6am and had their dog barking whilst tied up outside. Some people just need to know how to chill and enjoy themselves. Maybe it was just unfortunate that we chose the same weekend as the fun police but we’re obviously not the type of clientele that is suited to this particular campsite (probably a mutual feeling) and for that reason will not be returning or recommending.

    • Hello, I’m sorry that you thought the website perceived The Hideaway to be something other that what it is, that is not my intention, most say the website does not do the place justice.
      It would be futile me doing saying otherwise really!
      I would be interested to know what scenic views you were expecting. The bell tents are situated next to the stream in a sheltered area, as is the whole campsite as described on the website.
      We do have a strict no-noise policy from 11pm and the reason I had a quiet word with you on the Saturday morning was because two or three near-by neighbours had approached me that morning as they had been disturbed by you until 12-30am.
      As you say The Hideaway is perhaps not for you but i appreciate your feedback.

  62. Never camped before – great place for first timers!

    Lovely, clean toilet and shower facilities Tripod BBQ available to hire, every pitch has fire pit, logs available to buy too. Just bring your burgers/sausages. Kids loved it, no TV IPad needed to entertain, just great outdoors and marshmallows to toast. Had a great time, looking forward to next trip.

  63. Family camping trip

    Great stay at Hideaway- loved the layout and ethos of site – especially individual fire pits made for community spirit. Lovely to see children running freely. Coffee caravan was a big hit wit has our lot.

  64. We don’t have a bad word to say!

    Me and my husband and 2 children stayed here for 4 nights. It is relatively easy to find and only 30 minutes away for us. The park is the most amazing campsite I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting! Its beautiful, quiet, clean and the staff are wonderful! The facilities are super clean and well maintained and let’s face it, you couldn’t ask for more. With the little shop on site with all the necessities there’s nothing else to do but relax around you’re fire a day watch the stars while our little ones snored away after a full day of playing in nature. Wonderful place, wonderful atmosphere, wonderful people. Thank you so much, we’ll be back soon.

  65. Best campsite in North yorkshire

    A lovely friendly site. The fire pits were a great idea and the 11pm curfew for noise was definitely child and family friendly

  66. Two night saty with family

    Return trip to Baxby having stayed previously in a Bell tent there 4 years to the day. This time we returned in a campervan. The campsite is very nice, very peaceful with really excellent and clean facilities/toilets/showers/wifi. It is a quiet camp so no silliness past around 10.30. Mix of people staying, couples young & old and families. Everybody seemed to enjoy their stay. It is a lovely, relaxed place to stay, but there really isn’t anything for children to do on the site itself. So if you are bringing kids be sure to plan some excursions.

  67. Our holiday at Baxby hideaway

    We have stayed at the hideaway a few time now and enjoyed every time it’s clean and friendly there are lovely walks around the village they have a snack caravan open every morning for lovely snacks and a meat delivery around the camp site when pre ordered bbq food logs for camp fire a lovely way to chill out at end of day

  68. Hideaway camp site

    The only negative about the site was the number of barking dogs. Fortunately we were out all day and they were quiet at night time.

  69. One night for just me and my daughter

    I had stayed at Baxby Manor the previous year in a pod with my young daughter, with my friend and her daughter taking the other pod. This year my daughter begged me to go in a tent, so just the 2 of us booked for a night, and it was also my first time camping solo. Everything went brilliantly. The only small points I would mention – and I am being picky! is that I hadn’t realised which was our firepit site and therefore put my tent up before realising I was so far from the firepit. I realise that there are safety issues, but as I was subsequently deserted by my daughter as she was having fun with new friends, I did feel a bit exposed sat on my own by the firepit in the middle of the field! In retrospect I would put the tent a little further forward in what was a large pitch, or selected a pitch at the top of the field where they appeared to be a bit closer to the pitch and perhaps a bit more private. Luckily I had also bought firelighters, but that was pure fluke, so it would have been helpful to mention that they would be useful upon booking. hot chocolate and croissants were delicious, but we did have to queue for quite a while as there was only one lady working in the caravan. Like I say, I am being picky and we loved it, a beautiful flat camping area, not too busy, very friendly staff and other campers and we will definitely be back!

  70. Single mum!

    Stayed in one of the lovely hut with 2 under 4’s. Lovely sight, barney was super helpful and friendly. I found it easy to take away my 2 little ones as the site was small enough that they could play without me worrying but big enough that i didnt have to worry about them disrupting others. Happy memories.

  71. Good but take a chill pill!

    Excellent clean facilities, but it is unnecessary to ask us to remove our shoes every time we want to use the toilet. It’s a campsite not a hospital and is mopped daily. Lack of washing machine a big problem if you’re staying longer than a weekend which many people did. I resent being threatened with naming and shaming if noisy after 11. This is excessive as it’s not a boot camp, though appreciated the quiet at night. Although it is common for family sites to be quiet at night.

    • Asking people to remove dirty shoes or wear some shoe socks makes a huge difference to the cleanliness of the “Excellent clean facilities”. It is reassuring that people realise why we ask and that campers keep the facilities clean not just for themselves but for everybody else too.

      Even family sites have noise issues especially so in August however at The Hideaway I believe that although some think “naming and shaming” is somewhat excessive I believe you’d be hard pushed to find a full site (150+ people) anywhere else where come 11pm you could hear a pin drop! I would prefer to run the risk of being named and shamed if it meant I was going to get a good nights sleep! 😊

  72. Great stopover stay

    Great stopover for the family on the way to Northumberland. Friendly staff, great facilities and nice chilled site.

  73. Lucky mistake!

    Had booked in to a different campsite nearby but preferred this one due to its facilities and appearance. Good choice.

  74. Relaxing by the csmpfire

    Just back from a few days at The Hideaway. This is a back to nature site. We loved the campfire idea and as the weather was good we sat out each evening , the night sky was amazing as no light pollution. Drying room was an added bonus as was the fridge and freezers . Showers on site were fab although could have had more hand soap maybe at all basins as one over hand wash sink was more than often empty . I was surprised as this is a family site that there was no baby change area in shower block , making showering a baby/ toddler almost impossible . We did find baby change area in drying room and feel a baby bath left in here or a deeper sink for bathing would be a great added bonus to the site as most family sites we have been to now have a family bathroom . I also feel that prices per pitch should be for a family of four rather than for two adults as most pitches were taken by families this does make a camping trip rather pricey .

  75. Hideaway review

    Loved staying at “the hideaway” would definitely stay again, very clean site, and facilities were excellent, Only negative was the vintage breakfast bar, ran out food mid way through the morning, so would recommend getting in line early if you want food, and service was very slow, gave up waiting one particular morning, other than the food issue. The actual campsite site is excellent

  76. Great site!

    The only thing that spoil our stay was other inconsiderate campers. Pitching over access to car park, and someone else blocking access to the drinking water! Also kids racing round and round in front of our tent constantly! The actual site is lovely, facilities clean, and super cafe van :-). Just would have been nice if someone could have checked how people were pitching up. Great site if you have kids, but just too noisy for us.

  77. A perfect Hideaway!

    Such a lovely campsite.good space, loved the fire pits and the site was very peaceful and relaxing. The showers/toilets wer always clean and nice and modern. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the caravan cafe was lovely. We will definitely return!

  78. Perfect

    Our 3rd visit, love this place. Baxby Manor has a special feel to it…love the fire pits and the cooking tripods. Love the clean facilities, the beck and the nice walks to the lovely pubs. Wish I could go more!

  79. A Lovely Little Hideaway

    Baxby Manor is perfectly located between the North York Moors & Dales, ideal as a base for touring both, as we did. But also some lovely little towns and villages within walking distance, great for a short hike to soak up the scenery. Great facilities and some brilliant extra touches, such as a really useful shop and the amazing ‘Liza Jane’s Vintage Kitchen’ serving barista coffee and delicious pastries,yum, in the mornings and at sensible prices. Fire pits are a lovely touch, giving a real camping experience.

  80. Peaceful , friendly Site = Hide Away

    The Hide Away was recommended by a friend and a very good recommendation it was !!! We live local so we were aware of any nearby locations , the site was excellent , peaceful and we were made very welcome by all staff onsite . this was our first camping experience so will defiantly be returning very soon . Dave , Debs Dog Sol

  81. A lovely spot

    We stayed for two nights with our 15 month daughter and had a lovely stay. The staff were friendly and helpful and the shop was reasonably priced. The facilities were great, clean and to a high spec (just a shame the showers were timed and I kept having to press the button, not the end of the world but a little annoying nonetheless). We will definitely come back again!

  82. Fantastic Place

    Beautiful location and staff are very friendly. Bathroom facilities look to be fairly new and kept clean by all who use them. Brilliant that they have a breakfast van on site for those who can’t be bothered to fire up for breakfast and a handy little shop for those forgotten essentials. Loved it all and will be going back for sure.

  83. Nice site

    Lovely site, enjoyed the fire pits. Visit totally marred by the fact that I picked up the norovirus while there. We all noticed how strange it was that there was only one soap dispenser in the toilets, and that was out of the way and very difficult to use. Maybe that contributed. I certainly used it, but did everyone else?

  84. Another amazing weekend

    Well my 4th visit this year, I think I maybe obsessed. Still time to fit in a few more. I’ve loved coming here since 2012 a few months after it first opened. It’s my go to campsite when i want somewhere close to home for a weekend. I’m a single camper, so yes its expensive as the price is £22 for a tent for 2 for 1 night over a weekend, but I’m happy to pay the cost. I could go to other sites, but I know I’ll be comparing and I think for what I get it’s good value. This is where I come for a bit of luxury. Some of my previous favourites sites, may have only had a toilet and a cold tap, some not even a toilet! Barney and his family have really made the Hideaway just that. I nice, clean, well planned and laid out site. Yes people complain that there is no washing machine or that the camp shop isn’t stocked with what they want, but its stocked with the basics that you need, plus the local cider! I can highly recommend ordering the breakfast pack from the camp food people. They deliver to your pitch as well. The toilet/shower areas are warm and generally clean, kids do like to hide out there as its warm so be prepared for bits of toilet paper scattered around, this is nothing against Barney, its just unfortunate that kids will be kids. There’s I think 5 showers, 2 private sink areas and 5 toilets in the Ladies. All with underfloor heating and a hair dryer. Plenty of mirrors to use as well. 3 sinks for washing and a separate sink, with soap for use after the loo along with a hand dryer. The entrace to the toilets alos holds all the tourist information along with local information on pubs, walks, maps etc, with a book shelf for people to swap. the disabled loo is separate and doubles as a wet room. The pot wash has 3 sinks, with stopper plugs, so no need to bring a bowl, drainers and usually someone has left some washing up liquid in there. There are 2 freezers and a fridge for essentials to go in and a few sockets for charging phones. Around the corner is the drying room. When its cold, wet or blowing a gale, this is where you will find people. It’s like walking into a sauna, sometimes my glasses steam up! Here you will find a baby change area and a sink for washing. plenty of racks and airers for drying clothes and towels. I belive there are quite a few EHU pitches, but I’ve never used them. I’ve had friends stay in the Bell tents and they loved them and said they were very comfy. If anyone is wanting to book, book early. My last two times camping here have been cancelations that I’ve managed to grab. I’m already looking at booking for 2017 when I get paid in September!

  85. Wonderful campsite

    I would highly recommend this site to anybody looking for a relaxed, friendly and extremely well kept campsite. It is perfect for both couples and families or friends. The location is excellent for exploring the surrounding area on foot or bike, and there are plenty of attractions a short drive away. I would particularly recommend the bell tents if you are looking for something that little bit more special 🙂 The wash facilities are good quality and kept clean, and the drying room is very useful if the great British weather catches you out! My absolute favourite touch is that every pitch gets a fire pit, you can’t beat sitting round a camp fire with a nice drink after a busy day!

  86. Great few days away with the family

    Enjoyed the trip away with the family regardless of some rainy weather. Fire pits and tripods are great fun and add to the experience. Lovely site, lovely staff, fab facilities

  87. Laid back family vibe in beautiful surroundings

    We have recently returned from a two night camping trip to the Hideaway. We were attracted to it due to the large pitch sizes, fire pits, size of the site and its strict no noise policy, given we have two young children. It was a beautiful, peaceful location in the middle of the North Yorkshire countryside. Everyone appeared to be like minded and friendly and there was no trouble with noise at all. The facilities were superb, exceptionally clean to say the campsite was full, and not a spider in site – a huge bonus for me! We all absolutely loved the fresh coffee and pastries from the little vintage caravan which was a little bit of luxury each morning. Despite only having two nights we felt totally rested and relaxed when we came to leave and will definitely return as soon as we can.

  88. One or two small niggles – otherwise great

    We very much enjoyed our stay at the Hideaway. The first half of our week was idyllic. During the second half our neighbouring tent was joined by other family members who set up a shelter where they sat chatting until very late – being very close to our tent, less than 2 metres it was very loud and at midnight very frustrating. Not the campsites fault, just one of those things. There were quite a few dogs, who ran freely without leads mainly in the mornings. This scared one of our daughters when they came bounding up. Otherwise all good, clean, friendly and well located. We particularly enjoyed having a camp fire in the evenings.

  89. Don’t delay, book to stay!

    What a truely wonderful place….. Friendly, welcoming staff who are more than willing to aissit you to have a relaxing, stress free break. Beautiful, well kept site with plenty room to unwind and enjoy your time away. Facilities are spot on, clean and tidy with amazing showers. Plenty of pot washing facilities and fridges and freezers to store your tasty camping treats. I could go on…… get booked in at The hideaway and see for yourselves.

  90. Relaxing

    We spent a lovely two nights at The Hideaway. Despite the rain we still enjoyed sitting by the fire and we all loved the relaxed feel and family feel if the site.!

  91. Lovely site with fab extras

    The Hideaway is a lovely, quiet site that we will continue to return to again and again. The owners and staff are lovely, friendly and always approachable, the facilities are very well maintained and the addition of the caravan for proper coffees and pastries is a treat for any camper. The site is lovely and safe for children. They can run amok in the long grass and traffic is kept away from the camping area so no worries. The benefits of each of the tent pitches having it’s own fire pit is a rare and treasured thing. The ability to chill round a real fire at the end of the day is quite lovely.

  92. Perfect Campsite

    The Hideaway is a peaceful campsite which manages to get all the most important things absolutely right. The showers are hot and plentiful and washrooms kept very clean. The pot wash room with fridge and freezers makes the chores much more convenient. The little shop has all the basics including excellent local cider, and logs for the firepits. Barney and the staff are fantastically helpful and friendly and go out of their way to ensure everything runs smoothly. This was our second visit with three generations of our family and I am sure it won’t be our last.

  93. First Camping Trip Ever – can’t wait to rebook!!!

    Stayed here last week with my teenage daughter and our dog. It is the 1st time we have stayed at a campsite and it certainly won’t be the last thanks to Barney and his wonderful staff! Loved the quiet aspect of the site, the pitches were huge and the fire pits a fabulous idea as we enjoyed some lovely toasted marshmallows in the evenings. The shower and toilet facilities were second to none and kept immaculately clean as was all of the site. The surrounding area was lovely and the site seemed really secure which was an important fact as we were 2 females. We will definitely be returning as it was a delightful experience and comes highly recommended 🙂

  94. Fantastic holiday

    We had an amazing time at Baxby Manor and will definitely return. I wish it had a children’s play area but it didn’t spoil our stay.

  95. Fabulous

    Me, hubby and our two girls camped her last week for a few days and i can’t rate this place highly enough! Fabulous place, faulous facilities and fabulous staff meant we had the best camping break ever. Will definitely be coming back!

  96. My Baxby Manor Camping Trip

    This was our second visit and it is a very friendly site and very secluded. It is the only site I know of that has a fire pit so my family and I can sit round a camp fire at night. I would recommend this site to all my friends and family. Thanx Barney

  97. Fab weekend

    Found this by chance on FB…3 families meeting , travelling from the Borders, Newcastle & Manchester….not bad accessibility for all…6 adults, 6 children. River was great fun for kids. Bought our own badminton as not huge lot of grass space for playing. Very chilled out weekend, so relaxing & amazing weather which helped. No problems encountered at all…it was just lovely! A definite recommend…

  98. 5* campsite

    Chose this campsite as it seemed to offer everything we wanted – and it did. Excellent facilities, clean, well maintained, spacious pitch, friendly staff. Sure we’ll be back!

  99. Top site

    We stayed for 4 days and loved every minute. Yorkshire is so beautiful and this site is ideally situated to visit the Dales, the moors and the coast (Bempton cliffs and the Hunmanley Gap are amazing). The site itself is beautiful, the facilities are very clean. One thing, dogs, there are we’re quite a few while we were there, not everyone had them under control and some barked until 11. But this was minor, the place is fantastic, we would highly recommend it.

  100. Lovely campsite

    Wonderful site – it was exactly as I hoped it would be. Although not entirely full, it was busy enough but it didn’t feel cramped (unlike many larger sites). No caravans and no ‘entertainment’ which are positives to us but I know not to everyone. Toilet facilities etc were probably the nicest I’ve seen and were very clean. Pot washing facilities were luxurious! Really liked having the cars in a car park and not on the field. Would love to come back at some point.

  101. Lovely Interlude

    I stayed with my husband for a mid week break during 2 days in July and we had a fab time. The facilities are second to none and everything has been considered to make your stay better. The shower and toilet facilities were spot on and very clean. Pitches are very big, and although we were in a camping pod, there was plenty of space between. Only thing I didn’t like was people walking directly past your pitch when you were sitting around fire, but not a massive issue and it wouldn’t put me off coming back.

  102. Back to Basics

    We loved the fire pits and tripods to cook on, this was real camping. The facilities were clean and all the necessary things were thought of whilst still keeping things basic. Would have preferred the shop to have been open earlier and later. It was a pity that Liza-jane cafe van was not open at all during our stay. We will definitely be back.

  103. Third year in row.

    Absolutely love this site. Beautiful and convenient location with excellent facilities. Very peaceful with no noise after 11. Can’t wait for next visit. Thanks to Barney and staff.

  104. Shame

    Stayed two years ago & was idyllic this time was spoiled by owners of yapping barking dogs, that said the site is lovely but who brings unruly dogs camping? Shame really.

    • Hi David, I am sorry that the yapping dogs spoiled your break after you had had such an enjoyable time here a couple of years ago. Although this not something that occurs regularly if i had known about the issue at the time I would certainly have had a word with the dog owner(s).

  105. The best place EVER

    We have stayed here 3 times so far, we never want to go home and can not wait to go back. The site itself is beautiful, it’s a great base for days out and a fantastic place to spend the day if you don’t want to go anywhere or do anything. It’s run by lovely people, very friendly and helpful. The showers and wash facilities are always clean and well looked after. We love the fact that we can have a fire every night. It really is our favourite place to go on holiday, very much looking forward to our next visit.

  106. Little bit of tranquility

    We had a fantastic 5 days here in July. The minute you drove in you felt relaxed and at one with nature. The pitches were large so people weren’t crammed in and the fire pits were a unique bonus, even with us having a 2 year old, she loved that she was able to roam and enjoy the nature. It was great that the campsite was so quiet and everyone was really friendly. We would recommend here to other people and come and stay again. Hopefully for longer.

  107. Perfect campsite!

    Big pitches; fire pits; beautiful location; well-stocked shop; very clean facilities; fridge and freezer; play park a ten minute walk away. Would thoroughly recommend.

  108. Perfect

    Not a bad word to say – if you want a well run campsite where you will feel safe, can have a fire and a huge pitch and the children can be ‘free’ this is it. We stayed in wood this time for a treat which was very special. Locally produced cider in the shop.. a vintage caravan selling espresso based coffees of a morning .. Lovely. I wish I had read the website better and not skim read it as I missed out on the baker and village play area for the kids it we will be back.

  109. Peaceful

    Very welcoming, accommodating & helpful staff. No noise after 11pm rule adhered to. Clean site with good facilities. We’ll go again. Well done Barney & his team

  110. Our maiden voyage in our California

    Chose this site being near to home to try out the sleeping arrangements and get used to our new camper van. The site is quiet, peaceful with excellent toilets and showers in beautiful surroundings. Will definitely be back and recommend to visitors.

  111. Camping weekend 2016

    Overall we was very satisfied with the site in all areas however when we arrived we was plot 9 11 & 12 but they would let us swap with 10 (they hadn’t arrived) so we was all together. So some of the people with us had to keep going back and forth though it only a short distance it still mattered.

    • Hi, thank you for the review. With regards moving pitches; as you know pitches are chosen by you the camper at the time of booking, T10 had already been chosen and booked by someone else when you booked your pitches so it was not possible to move on arrival as you requested. I don’t think T10 would have been too happy! 🙂

  112. Very Helpful

    We stayed for 2 nights as we were visiting York. Owner was very helpful and even provided us with a camping stove as we had managed to leave ours on the dining room table at home.. Campsite was beautiful and toliets were clean and well appointed. Pot wash area was great with plenty of sinks for everyone, never had to queue… Love that we could have a campfire, as its the number one criteria for us when choosing a campsite.. Definitely looking forward to the adults only section of the campsite when it opens though..

  113. Cant wait to come back

    I had an image of what I was looking for, for my two day retreat. I really needed a very special place with peace, quiet and nature. A place to think and be creative. I knew as soon as I arrived that this was absolutely perfect. Barney was really helpful and happy to take time to talk even though he was really busy. The grounds were kept beautifully and my pod was all I could have asked for and then some. I will be booking again for a short break with my partner and if we can get the right dates we will also take a break with my son. I have tweeted where I can and recommended to everyone. A brilliant place that I want to tell everyone about but keep to myself !

  114. Fantastic Hidden Away Camping Trip

    I went with my partner, sister- and brother-in-law for a few days during the week just before the school holidays in July. The Hideaway at Baxby Manor is a fantastic campsite with friendly staff, a great spacious layout, and quiet peaceful atmosphere. The site has been well-thought out, incorporating built-in fire-pits, pitch numbers, corresponding parking numbers, and high-end facilities. Even wheel-barrows to help get your gear to the pitches. We booked standard non-electric tent pitches online – you can even choose your spot beforehand – so everything was easy. The campfires and rent-able BBQs are fantastic and we spent much of our evenings having fun by the fire. I guess the only downside was that we couldn’t get any coffee or breakfast at the Caravan Cafe, as it has limited open hours outside of holiday time.

  115. The best camp site I have ever stayed on.

    Absolutely fantastic camp site. Wash block was fantastic, the plushest I have ever seen whilst camping for sure. Though the shop was small it was stocked with useful stuff and the idea of being able to hire a hanging BBQ to cook over the fire pit was just brilliant. As was the ability to have a camp fire at all. So many sites don’t seem to allow this and it is one of the biggest parts of camping for me. All in all would recommend wholeheartedly, we plan to come back next summer.

  116. We’ll be back!

    LOVED the Hideaway. We stayed in an Eco Pod for 2 nights to have a relaxing break away from the everyday hecticness of life. The location is perfect, the surroundings are perfect, the facilities are perfect. There’s been a lot of love & effort put into this site and it shows. We will defiantly be back for more relaxing getaways 🙂

  117. Peace & Quiet

    The Hideaway is fantastic! Been 3 years in a row now and hoping to come again. The pitches are perfect – a good size and well separated. No overcrowding and the hedges and long grass give more privacy than you’d usually get on a campsite. Facilities are good quality and very clean and the “coffee & cake van” is a bonus. But the best pit is the fire pits – just makes camping so much more fun! It’s a great place to come with friends or family and just sit around and chat and relax. Good walking country all around and the pub in the next village is also very good.

  118. Lovely stay

    Lovely campsite in a beautiful area. The cleanest showers and toilets of any campsite I’ve visited. Very helpful and friendly staff.

  119. 6 days in a lovely campsite

    A really lovely campsite .. loved the fire pits and the availability of tripods to hire (」5 for week with 」20 returnable deposit). Nice little shop with all the necessities required. Very modern and clean toilet area and a drying room (although no washing machine .. so washing has to be done by hand but not a huge problem at all!) … my only, tiny, wee two quibbles … car parking is allocated and when we came to leave we could not use car doors as parking is a wee bit tight … I had to move the car onto the main access to be able to do this. The only other little thing is the bin area .. the bins are locked and the “slot” is simply not big enough even to take a carrier bag of rubbish … it would be helpful if tops were left unlocked .. first time on the many campsites I have visited that this has been a problem. But those two things are minor niggles … overall a great wee site .. and I will definitely return.

    • Hi Carol, thank you for your comments, it is always good to receive constructive feedback.
      I thought I would respond to your comments although i realise they are only small niggles so that other can see firstly that I have acknowledged the points you have raised and secondly so that it may go someway to explaining what i am doing about it and why they are the way they are…if that makes sense?! Please don’t take this as me having a rant and being defensive, I have read many cringe-worthy responses to reviews! I hope this doesn’t come across as one of those! 🙂

      The car parking is tight and that is due to a miscalculation by myself back in 2012 when i was sat on a mini-digger digging out the roads and parking areas! I do not want to expand the parking areas because that would detract from what The Hideaway is all about, we would become more of a rural car park rather than a green conservation-concious site. Increasing numbers of campers bringing more than one vehicle does add to the problem however.

      The bins/waste issue is a continuous problem. Due to being a very rural site we do have problems disposing of (very costly) land-fill waste. I make sure all arrivals are informed that the bin lids do not open and to use carrier bags or smaller for their waste, if the bin lids are left open people treat the waste collection area as a tip and fill the bins with chairs, tables, beds, cookers etc and they can become full after just one day!
      I am as I type just conversing with a company who supply reusable recycling bags, i hope to be able to supply each pitch with two bags so as to aid with recycling and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill-my ultimate goal!

      Thank you again Carol and I look forward to seeing you in the future.

      Barney (Proprietor)

  120. Five star campsite

    Stayed here for four nights and didnt want to come home. The hideaway is the perfect campsite. Very clean and tidy and barney is very welcoming and helpful. I can easily say this is by far the best campsite i have stayed at. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

  121. Perfect escape

    A wonderful site with first class facilities in glorious countryside. We didn’t have good weather but still had a brilliant time. I’d recommend here to anyone looking for great quality camping and glamping. No kids playgrounds or entrainment just the great outdoors! We’ll be back soon.

  122. First Impressions

    At first you read other peoples reviews regarding any camp sites, this gives you some idea as to what you want from a campsite. As a family we found the Hideaway a first class campsite. Fellowcampers were enjoying themselves, having a few drinks around the open campfires.Children cooking their marshmallows in the open fire really enjoying themselves, as kid’s do. Come 11o’clock, (23.00hrs ) everything goes quite. You can turn in if you wish,or carry on talking , have a few more drink’s. During the day you may want to stay put on the campsite, you will be surprised how enjoyable this is just doing nothing. You may want to visit the National park site at the top of Sutton Bank, you may walk around the site and see the vista overlooking the Vale of York, or you may wish to hire bicylcles at the National park and see the site’s on two wheel’s.You are not far from York, Hemsley or Thirsk if you wish to see something different. There are no playground facilities on this site for the children, but this is what I like about this site as it make’s you as parents enjoy yourselves with the children. I made add that this site is Not a boisterous site. Please visit this site you will be pleasantly suprised.

  123. Chilled out camping

    I would suggest a name change to the “perfect” hideaway, lovely chilled out peaceful site which allows campfires couldn’t ask for more. Washing facilities are the best I have seen. Well stocked shop that can even sell you a toothbrush. Free freezers for your ice blocks. Will definitely be coming back

  124. Great site

    Visited with a group of friends. Barney really helpful when booking and suggested which pitches might be best for us to be together. Clear info re directions and site facilities. Lovely welcome on arrival. Great site with large pitches. Fire pit a great idea. Facilities clean and well maintained. A shame not all visitors adhering to the recycling system that they have put such an effort into. Would definitely recommend a visit.

  125. Lovely site

    We had a weekend’s camping with 4 other families at the Hideaway. We all had a lovely time. The washing facilities were great, we appreciated the efforts made, including cloths for guests, to keep them clean. It was good to have access to fridge and freezers. It would have been useful to have extra pot wash facilities, the site was not full, so presumably the queues can get even longer. We loved having the grill to put over the fire – the bbq tasted great. Although the site is well tended and exciting to explore we did find that there was a lack of a clear grass area for playing ball games. Fair enough there is no children’s play area, but then it’d be good to be able to kick a ball around easily, or put up a badminton net. The long grass is pretty, but not great for anyone with hay fever (me!) at this time of year, and make sit trickier to play games.

  126. Another Great Stay!

    We stayed at the Hideaway for a second time and it was even better than the first time around. The grass was neatly cut and the place looked amazing with all the greenery in full bloom. The toilets and showers were impeccably clean as usual. We sat under the stars with the fire pit until midnight….another fantastic night – thanks Barney!

  127. Baxby manor

    Clean, family orientated park. Enjoyed paddling in stream ( careful of steep banks) and excellent local park 1/2 mile walk up Quiet lane . Glad cars parked away from tents so children could freely run about . Friendly staff and excellent facilities, wash up, showers, freezers .

  128. I can’t speak highly enough of this place

    I’ve lost count now how many times we’ve returned here and we’ll be coming back some more. The owner (Barney) is lovely. All staff are lovely, the sites great, and quiet at night. Never had an issue ever with any other guests. It’s just a very pleasurable place to go to and I think everyone with a tent should go here at least once. If you are looking for a sprawling site that is on a main road, you can make loads of noise after 11 on and has a bar onsite, probably best give this a miss.. If you want to sit down and chat next to a real campfire and be in tranquil surroundings with children playing around you (unless you go to the sanctuary bit) and get away from it all (there is wifi if you must) then this is the place for you. We love it !

  129. Our camping trip

    The hideaway- what a fabulous campsite. The entire feel and ethos of the site makes you feel relaxed before you’ve even got out of the car. The large pitches mean you are not on top of each other, the fact that each pitch has a firepit is just the best! The facilities are spotless, and are by far the best and nicest facilities I have ever used on a campsite! My only criticism is that they are always absolutely boiling – I don’t know if this is because they are linked to the drying room? Went to use the facilities a couple of times and nearly collapsed with the heat! Aside from that, a nice campsite attracts nice campers – everyone we came in to contact with was absolutely lovely! My other half was totally won over by the place and we may very well have our wedding blessing and reception here (finances dependant).

    • People keep fiddling with the thermostats on the radiators! I went in there some time last week and yes it must have been nearly 30 degrees!

  130. Our visit

    Great campsite, lovely clean and well maintained facilities. Great little caravan on site to provide cheeky coffees and cake. Lovely setting and calm feel. No children’s play areas on site but that was perfect – they made their own entertainment running around the field and in the adjoining wood/stream areas, nothing more was needed (although we did have a visit to the local park in Husthwaite which is also lovely with lots for the kids to play on. Will definitely be back!

  131. Fantastic Stay

    Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Hideaway recently and were more than happy with everything about the site and our accommodation

  132. ‘We Love this Place’

    Our second time at this camp site having stayed last year and absolutely loved it so delighted to return for a two night stay.. arriving on Sunday 12/06/16…just for a little bit of time away from the world…and to celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary. The Hideaway @ Baxby deserves all the positive reviews it receives …we love this place .. : ) Lovely owners/staff ..all very friendly and helpful , thank you Barney for even finding us some BBQ Tongs to borrow …as we had forgotten ours 🙂 The Camp site was as lovely as we remembered it and extremely quiet due to dates and we had the whole field of our pitch area to ourselves. Stayed at T01 which was a lovely large pitch next to the beck and trees. Campfire as always was brilliant. Even the heavy rain on our first evening did not spoil our time their, possibly eased by the lovely local cider and the fact we had managed to get our tent up before the rain set in. Excellent and Superb Toilet and Shower facilities- and lovely other extras like the Pot Room with fridges and freezers and charger point for customers to use and the handy Drying Room (came in very handy this stay given the rain). Beautiful idyllic setting ….and always a wrench when time to leave…..but this means we can then look forward to returning again. Absolutely recommend this to others …especially if like us you are looking for some time away from the big wide world with the balance of a nature, within a beautifully nurtured setting, that has the most fab toilets/showers.

  133. Relaxing hideaway

    Very nice site tucked away from the world, with well managed facilities in lovely surroundings. I had my field to myself and all facilities worked well. Staff were very helpful finding me an essential tool for my Campervan. My only complaint is the taps, a very short rush of water needing a really hard push, difficult to manage the wash hand basins and a nice shower. All else really nice, beautiful and I love the fire pits.

  134. Quiet at night

    Had a lovely time at Baxby Hideaway. Really relaxing and lovely surroundings. We were expecting it to be noisy at night as our pitch was in the middle of about 6 tents all from the same party but , like magic, they all quietned down by 11. Also noted that it was windy but the site seemed pretty sheltered from it so no hassle putting tent up. One thing I found a bit difficult was getting to our pitch without walking through lots of other pitches (in the field next to the entrance). Perhaps a few paths mowed through the middle section could help?

  135. Boutique camping at its best

    Really enjoyed our stay at the Hideaway, utterly heartbroken we had to leave. Thoroughly recommend the eco-pods: very good value for money, incredibly comfortable mattress, and loved being able to sit outside under the stars toasting marshmellows over our fire-pit. Two nights were not enough.

  136. One of best

    Very high camping standard demonstrated with very clean facilities similar to German Scandinavian campsites Much better than alternatives which are just a big field with basic facilities.

  137. Fantastic campsite

    The Hideaway has everything you want from a campsite. Particularly like the availability of firepits on every camping pitch and the ability to hire tripods for cooking.

  138. Fabulous family site

    A fabulous site which is perfect for families. We could not fault a thing. We are looking at dates for our next visit. Would highly recommend this site.

  139. Fabulous stay

    Really great stay surrounded by nature. Just a couple of minor suggestions – would be helpful to have more soap dispensers in the toilets. Also the car parking space was very difficult to get into and out of – although our car is an estate, that was equivalent to most cars there carrying camping equipment. Beautiful site with plenty of opportunities to see and hear birds and other wildlife.

  140. Loved this site!

    My daughter and I had one night here in June. We are novice campers but it couldn’t have been better. Clean site, good sized tent pitch and an all important fire pit and logs to buy. Washing facilities clean and v modern. Fridges and freezers a bonus for storing food and drink. Beautiful countryside and great weather really made the trip. Coffee and breakfast from Liza Jane’s caravan was welcome, but get there early before all the pastries go! One night was too short, 2 needed but it was booked up.

  141. Small family site

    Amazing site – plenty of space for children to play. Everything spotless. A drying room with baby changing.

  142. Birthday treat

    We have just come back from a short break at the hideaway campsite, for my birthday! The sun was shining and we got a warm welcome from Barney. We were amazed at the size of the plot we had and the fire pit I’d amazing at night! Everyone is really friendly and only 20 mins drive from York. The facilities were lovely and cleaned regularly. There is a little shop to get a few bits and a lady who serves hot drinks and pastries in the morning. Sausage rolls are delicious! We will definitely be returning and the eco pods and bell tents look really nice too! Thank you for a lovely birthday!

  143. It’s just amazing!

    We love this place. We have stayed for two years in a row with three other families. It’s our annual camping weekend get away. Barney and the other team members are so friendly and helpful. The facilities are brilliant plus there is a huge focus on eco-friendliness which we like. Definitely returning again!

  144. A hidden treasure

    This campsite is perfect. Plenty of space on pitches and for kids to run around. Staff really helpful and friendly. Gorgeous setting and facilities. Unspoilt and green.

  145. Spring bank camp

    As usual our annual camp was amazing . The last 2 years have been spent here. Open fire pit is always a plus point as not so many sites allow this these days. The people who use this site are obviously wanting the same thing from a site as everyone else, clean , respectable, children under control and not rowdy. Everyone observes the no noise rule after 11pm. Fantastic to find a site like this and I hope it stays this way.

  146. Fantastic campsite

    This is our third time to Baxby. The things that draw us back are the cleanliness of the bathroom facilities and the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. The site is very well organised and people mostly stick to the rules.

  147. Hobbit home

    Lovely clean and modern facilities. The family pod we stayed in was like a hobbit home; so cute and cosy. The fire pit was a fab addition and the whole location was gorgeous.

  148. Wonderful site, another fantastic visit!

    We stayed for two nights in June 2016, and had a wonderful stay – the campsite was busy as it was half term (we hadn’t realised when we booked, and as we don’t have children we were worried about the noise… We needn’t have been concerned, as the tents/pods are all far enough away from each other so as to be very peaceful!), but facilities were plentiful and spotlessly clean. The Eco pod was perfect for the two of us, and we had a fantastic stay – Barney was very welcoming, and there was an unexpected bonus of there being a little caravan onsite making delicious coffees to buy in the mornings! We will be back.

  149. Best Campsite we have ever found!!

    What an incredible place! Beautiful, peaceful location, fantastic shower block and a well stocked shop. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and everything you need has been thought of. By far the best site we have ever stayed at. Caters for families and couples, tents, pods, tourers and glamping – all working in harmony in a well designed space. Lots of privacy but lots of open shared space for the kids to play too. The icing on the cake was the fire pits!! Toasting marshmallows and cooking tea over an open fire – brilliant! Perfect, perfect place that we can’t wait to visit again :o)

  150. A Real Hideaway!

    A real hideaway. Off the beaten track, quiet and tranquil, except for the other campers of course. Each pitch has its own fire pit so can get smokey when all of them are alight. The pitches were nicely spaced apart allowing a good area for the kids to play.

  151. Amazing weekend with friends & family

    We arrange with the lovely Barney to hire one whole field including the Pods to celebrate my husbands 40th with around 30 friends and family. The group included lots of young children so the site (including the no noise after 11rule) was perfect for us. Everything about our trip to The Hideaway was fantastic. Barney answered all my questions over the weeks before and went out of his way to help make our stay as easy as possible, the site is stunning, the pods brilliant for the slightly less hardy in the group and the bathroom and wash up facilities even converted all of our none campers. We had an amazing time and are already planning next year.

  152. Excellent camp site

    This was a very tidy and well presented site. The toilet and shower facility’s were excellent. The only down side was we struggled with directions on one of the suggested tour as the instructions were not very clear or out of date.

  153. Returning to Camp site of choice

    I cannot praise this little hidden away campsite enough. I cannot fault it in any way. Once you have been once I’m sure you will be back again.

  154. Lovely friendly place

    This was our second time visiting the Hideaway and we will definitely be returning. it is in a lovely location with plenty of walks. Very peaceful and friendly staff. Shower and toilet block is the best I have seen on a camp-site and are kept very clean.

  155. Heaven

    Fabulous site, we will certainly be returning, ticks all our boxes on how a campsite should be run and maintained.

  156. Great place

    One of the best campsites I’ve visited – lovely flat spacious tent pitches, friendly staff, great facilities and quiet – not disturbed by rowdy groups as it’s just not that sort of place. It was all lovely families with young children when we stayed there.

  157. Virgin campers

    Novice campers and I was personally apprehensive about the whole thing however, The Hideaway was recommended by a friend and we wouldn’t hesitate to come back again! The facilities were spotless and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly! They made our first ever camping holiday the best it could’ve been! Between our two parties we had two toddlers who loved the space and freedom that the site provided.

  158. Nicest Campground we stayed at in the UK & Ireland

    This was the nicest campground we stayed at out of about 8 other trip advisor recommended campgrounds in the UK/Ireland. Loved that the Washrooms and facilities were heated and clean. Good spacing between sites. Loved being close to the river and waking up to the sound of sheep. If I get the chance to go through the area again, I would definitely look into booking another night or two.

  159. Great Service

    The facilities are exceptional, if you love a good camp fire to cook over, this is the place for you. Barney’s service skills are cheerful, cheeky & make for a pleasant experience overall. Great campsite, already been back once, will be back again soon.

  160. Chillin

    I’ve written reviews before. I come back time and time again. I think my continued booking speaks for itself.

  161. Great campsite

    Lovely modern campsite – great quality facilities, very friendly staff, large pitches with the added bonus of a fire pit for a real camping experience.

  162. Spring Outing

    First trip in the old ‘VDUB’ to this site. Excellent facilities and helpful staff in very pleasant surroundings. Will be returning in the best future.

  163. First time visit

    My partner and myself booked at short notice in a bell tent. The tent was well laid out, tidy and clean. The wash facilities are brilliant. Everything about this place made us want to go back and we have already recommended to plenty more of our friends. You will not be dissapointed at the hideaway.

  164. Brilliant Site

    Brilliant site! I would love to give a bad review to keep this site to ourselves, however as Barney runs such a clean and tidy site with A1 facilities and the most level pitches anywhere, it is impossible to do so. I highly recommend The Hideaway at Baxby to anyone. Quiet, spotless and heated facilities with a very good pot wash and drying/ laundry plus fridges an freezers and shop. Just go it’s fantastic and don’t forget to take in the night sky stunning.

  165. Excellent Site for the Family

    Visiting a campsite for the first time is always a bit of a nerve wracking experience for me. I’m not a dyed-in-the-wool hardcore camper and I like a certain level of comfort with the sites I book. I spend a considerable amount of time researching campsites and I’m never quite sure if I should trust the reviews (for fear that the overly-effusive ones have been hand-picked and the more truthful ones chucked out) and cleverly-angled photographs can make a fairly mundane site look like a luxury getaway. I’d searched Google for luxury sites in North Yorkshire and The Hideaway was one of the top results. I was impressed with the website; the reviews were all positive, the facilities looked great (especially the ‘hotel-standard washrooms’) but the REAL clincher was the mention of fire pits. Who doesn’t love a fire pit?! I made the booking via the website with ease and received email confirmation shortly afterwards. I was provided with all the info I needed ahead of the visit including the extremely specific directions which helped us find the site first time with minimum panic. We made it down the windy, bumpy track to the site and was greeted by a very nice lady (sorry, I’m terrible with names) who informed us that the pitch that we’d booked was unfortunately waterlogged. This wasn’t their fault, that’s what you get for going camping at the end of March! She was extremely helpful in finding us somewhere else to put the tent and sorted us out with an extension lead for our powered pitch. Once the tent was up we made ourselves comfortable and paid a visit to the small shop to stock up on firewood, teabags (which I’d forgotten) and most importantly, a few bottles of the delicious locally produced cider. The facilities lived up to the hype from the website. The washrooms are immaculate and are fitted out to a very high standard. The Pot Wash is a good size and has fridges available for your perishables. There’s also a good size drying room and baby change should you need them. The site is nice and quiet and we felt completely safe letting the kids explore on their own. Although there aren’t any play areas on site (other than the rope swing that my oldest discovered on the second day and spent the majority of the rest of the stay on) there is a very well good park right opposite the site entrance with loads to keep them occupied. We made good use of Liza-Jane’s caravan which opens on Saturday and Sunday morning and serves up a range of delicious food and beverages. The sausage and chutney rolls are particularly good and the coffee is top quality : ) On our last night we treated ourselves to flame-grilled burgers and sausages using a tripod and grill hired from the shop (washed down with a bit more local cider) and relaxed as we watched the sun go down sat around the firepit. We absolutely loved our first trip to The Hideaway and will definitely be back.

  166. Best campsite I’ve ever been to

    Fifth time we have visited Baxby Manor. It’s amazing. Staff are ever so welcoming and friendly. Barny is the loveliest guy. The shop is excellent and the facilities are like what you would get in a top notch hotel! We will be back again and again and again 🙂 absolutely love it

  167. Quiet, well placed for local attractions…

    Second visit to The Hideaway and we are already planning a return trip during the summer 🙂 On both occasions we’ve been when it’s quiet so I can’t say what it’s like when full. Nice an clean, surrounded by trees, nice babbing stream, clean and tidy showers. BBQ tripods are supers as are the fire pits. Shop is well stocked as well. Barney is a great proprietor: friendly, helpful accommodating and quite a peaceful guy. Finally, Liza Jane and her beautiful vintage caravan sells superb pastries and the best mocha I’ve had for a while; very friendly as well. Yup, I’d recommend The Hideaway. Cheers.

  168. Excellent facilities and quiet site

    We were very impressed by the standard of the facilities and how well kept the site is. We had a relaxing time and look forward to returning.

  169. Lovely little hide away

    Great little camp site. Beck flowing through so keep kids entertained. Fire pits & tripod stands available which you can cook your burgers on. Facilities very clean. Local butcher delivery on a Saturday & fresh coffee & pastries for sale. Perfect stay & will defo be going back!

  170. Our kind of site!
    Friendly staff, pitches not all scrunched together, campfire on each pitch, clean and WARM toilets.
    Will definitely be coming again.

  171. A Hobbit Pod Adventure

    Fabulous from start to finish. The children loved staying in the pod. We had everything we needed. Barney was lovely and so were the other people manning the reception on the 2nd night. Extremely clean and beautiful wash facilities. 30 mins to York and a lovely nearby village with independant wine shops takeaways and convenience stores. Will be back. X

  172. Great campfire facilities

    the site is set up so every pitch gets its own fire pit, thoughtfully located a safe distance from your tent or tourer, and wood is readily available from the office at 6 quid a sack. So if you are looking for a campfire experience it’s great. The toilet and wash facilities are in a new and nicely designed central amenities block which is very clean and warm. The camp is also convenient if you are going to visit York, as it’s an easy run to the York park n ride when you head off down the main road which is a few minutes drive from the camp. If I’m looking for another few days away in the area I’ll definitely be heading back to Baxby manor.

  173. Perfect campsite?

    This was a chance find based on location for a one night stop-off. Note left on door for us for our late arrival. Met by Barney who helped us find our pitch. Lots of stars to enjoy next to our big fire in the fire pit. Good night’s sleep and hot shower in the amenity block that was more like a hotel bathroom than a campsite shower block. Shop for necessities. Faultless really. Would definitely recommend. Perfect campsite then? We thought so.

  174. A great trip!

    We really enjoyed our stay at The Hideaway. The site is immaculate and we loved the environmental care which the owners have taken. We also really enjoyed having our own fire pit and because each pitch had one it meant that all of the pitches were nicely spaced out. The overall layout of the site also meant that although it’s not huge it felt as if there were lots of nooks to pitch for a bit more privacy. The new wash block with continually heated facilities was more hotel rather than campsite – all very clean tidy & cosy! We stayed in the family pod. The only thing where I would suggest an improvement is that a low rail, just a couple of inches high, be attached to the side of both of the single beds. As the mattress covers are plastic and then with a sleeping bag on top unfortuately our son slid out of bed on several occassions during the night and we were concerned that our daughter in the high bunk would do the same. Otherwise a great site and very comfy beds 🙂

  175. Been 6 times and will definitely be returning.

    We found this campsite after searching the Web for campsites which allow fires. I have two boys aged 10 and 8 who think the idea of having a campfire and cooking on it is fantastic,( tripods can be hired from reception for £5). The campsite does not have any kids play areas but that never stopped kids having fun as there is surrounding woodland, a beck and plenty of grassed area for them to play in. There are nice clean showers with plenty of hot water and free to use unlike some campsites which charge for their use, clean toilets, a pot wash room, a drying room and the use of fridges and freezers included in the price. Also a shop, although very small, stocks most necessary items eg milk, bread, fire lighters, matches etc incase you’ve forgot to bring these with you, not to mention a selection of drinks and sweets for the children. Bags of logs are also available to buy for Ģ6 but I normally take my own. There is a strict noise rule for silence after 11pm but this has never stopped us or many of the other campers staying up till early hours of the morning sitting around the fire, just a bit of common sense required !! The site is owned by a guy called Barney who always gives a warm welcome. We’ve now visited this site 6 times and will definitely be returning, everything from location, cleanliness and layout of the pitches gets 5***** from us. The Lawton Family, Durham.

  176. It rained and we were pleased as that meant more cosy time in the bell tent!

    Very pleased with it – made for a very special 2nd wedding anniversary surprise! Thank you.

  177. cycle camping

    Very good reception for us as cyclists. We appreciated the free bag of logs. and the fire places with each pitch. We did think that £22 for two people and a small tent with no car a bit excessive. However the facilities were very good and I know if had been raining we would really been glad to use the wonderful drying room. It would be good if the site as well as offering logs for a fire also offered kindling to get the fire going. This would avoid the temptation of searching for twigs etc among the trees as we witnessed happening when we stayed.

  178. Brilliant camp site

    Stayed for one night and very impressed the site is informal, campfires encouraged and friendly layout plus five star facilities, the showers and bathrooms were top quality and clean at all times, drying room great Great camp site one of the best, we had a great time

  179. Little Break

    A real amazing place!! Perfect for families, couples, friends.. Anyone could go and enjoy this peaceful place. Barney was very helpful 🙂

  180. Glamping

    Fantastic place to stay, have already recommended to many friends. Facilities were one of the best where I’ve stayed. Plenty to do in the surrounding areas. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars for the wash facilities was because some campers/glampers walked through into the showers in muddy boots ignoring the request to either remove shoes or use the shoe covers and the fact that some would leave food in the kitchen sink after washing their pots – but this is not a reflection on the owners.

  181. First year at BaxbyFest

    What a weekend, been going to The Hideaway for last 3 years but never to BaxbyFest, this needed to change so we booked in Oct 2014 for the event (second weekend in Sept 2015! What a great idea that was, with the retro caravan offering coffees, cake and delicious hot sandwiches on both Friday and Saturday. On Sat night the festival kicked in sitting around on hay bales listening to great artists playing late into the night on a beautiful clear evening under the stars with the campfires burning. What a great weekend of making happy memories with friends. Highly recommend the campsite and a visit to the BaxbyFest!

  182. Nice campsite and good value

    The location of the bell tents meant that our children could not easily mix with other children. If we return to this site we would choose one of the other camping options located in the larger fields. The bathroom floor was very wet / muddy at times, but this was due to other campers not using the shoe covers provided. Overall a lovely stay though.

  183. Excellent campsite

    We stayed in a bell tent, the campsite had excellent facilities and the cleanest washrooms we have ever seen on a campsite. The coffee caravan was a nice touch and we enjoyed croissants and hot drinks for breakfast. Very friendly and helpful staff and the 11pm lights out rule is great for families.

  184. fantastic facilities

    Without doubt the ideology of being self sufficient whilst maintaining very high standards of facility was the best we have come across. It just shows that you can be environmentally aware, eco friendly and good value! We will definitely be rebooking this campsite again!

  185. Information regarding local area

    It would have been helpful if leaflets were available with maps of the local area showing available walks. Luckily we bumped into some ‘locals’ who helped us out. However I do appreciate that the camp seemed to be used mainly by families with young children who probably aren’t interested in long walks! This is constructive criticism rather than a complaint! We loved the site.

  186. Perfect stay at the Hideaway

    Absolutely perfect site, our first glamping trip was great , despite the weather! Bell tents are great if you’re not someone with your own camping gear. Toilets/wash block really superb and the vintage breakfast caravan really did add a touch of luxury. Hopeful be back soon!

  187. fantastic

    the hideaway won`t be much of a hideaway for much longer (worse luck) the facilities and staff are great, you get an on site caravan converted into a lovely little snack van offering teas and coffees and some tasty little snacks, they also have a local butcher turning up on saturday mornings at around 10am for anyone that feels like a lazy day chilling out, and his meat is fantastic. this site is getting more popular i don`t think there was a pitch spare by friday night (luckily enough we turned up on wednesday) so book early. the staff and fellow campers are really friendly and its a credit to barney and holly we can`t wait to return !!!!!!!!

  188. Rural retreat

    Everything set up and thought of for tent camping ! Large pitches with safe well designed fire pit . Able to choose pitch when booking was a bonus. Facilities kept extremely clean . Brilliant to have free access to fridge and freezer. Peaceful and quiet at night – lovely atmosphere .

  189. Excellent site

    Plenty of space on the site so we didn’t feel cramped. Clean facilities in very good condition – showers better than the one I have at home! Fire pits for each site, and plenty of logs available. Friendly helpful staff and a lovely little site shop, plus a “cafe caravan” every morning with choice of yummy hot drinks and scummy food, and the local butcher van on Saturday morning – excellent! Surrounded by beautiful countryside – a lovely part of the country to visit. Would definitely recommend to others and we will definitely be returning next summer!!

  190. Amazing

    I had never been camping before this summer and went twice in a month and a half! We love it so much. First time as a couple for our wedding anniversary and it was very romantic and secluded And a taxi ride from a Michelin starred pub that was just phenomenal but not in a snooty way (black swan oldstead) so we really did glamp it up! Went back with four small children so although a totally different experience it was probably even more magical. In the river with sodden wellies, marshmallows and sausages over the fire pit and the most amazing starry sky I’ve ever seen. It was like the kind of childhood holiday books are based on. (I have of course removed the reality of the kids being totally annoying At times!!) The fact that the site is so understated is lovely. It’s really clean and really efficient and really cool but it’s just a very relaxed place to be and the atmosphere is catching! We are now camping champions and will definitely we going back next summer.

  191. nice and peaceful campsite

    Another enjoyable stay at the hideaway.Been to this campsite now four times and we would not stay anywhere else. Open campfires on a night and we can take the dog.Barney the owner is the most friendly person you could meet and so helpful. Cant wait for our next visit.Facities would not look out of place in a 4 * hotel.We stayed for 4 nights from 31st aug to 4th sept 2015 on pitch TE6 right next to facilities.

  192. Our second stay at the Hideaway

    We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the respect towards nature ie nature allowed to develop and not trimmed to within an inch of its life. Of course the highlight for us must be the fire pits and cooking your own food over an open fire is a must.

  193. Great Campsite!!!

    This is a really great campsite, equipped with all you’ll need for a relaxing stay. Fantastic facilities, friendly staff, and spacious pitches. Being able to have a fire is also an added bonus. Would definitely recommend.

  194. Scouting for Girls

    Cooking over an open fire, with tawny owls calling from the surrounding trees, and the excited chatter of young children enjoying the freedom of a secure and highly explorable site . Fabulous Family friendly site , with modern washrooms and a brilliant drying room for towels or clothes , allowing you the luxury of staying out all day to enjoy the stunning local moors & woods with the confidence that damp boots/coats will be ready for use again by morning ! Plug points for charging phones & hair straighteners will please fussy teenagers, so they can enjoy the delights of toasting marshmallows over a campfire they helped make , whilst still looking cool 🙂 Book in now !

  195. A beautiful hideaway!

    The Hideaway is a delight to stay at, with a chilled out feel, with lovely features like fire pits on each pitch and a breakfast caravan. The facilities in the shower block were perfect, and some of the cleanest I have ever seen! Pitches were all very flat, and it was in a lovely secluded spot. The stream provided a lot of entertainment for the kids we went with, and the grownups enjoyed the fires, coffee from the caravan, and local cider from the campsite shop!

  196. Excellent camping

    We had a fantastic time at The Hideaway. We have three children and they said its the ‘best camp’ site they have ever stopped at. Although there was no ‘play area’ for them to use, the grassed area was used for cricket, rounders etc,. by other camping groups which made for new friendships to be made. The toilet and showering facilities were fantastic. Kids loved having an open fire which we used for cooking and having toasted marshmallows on. Would definitely return.

  197. A fabulous retreat

    We wanted a campsite where we could have a campfire with and a back to nature attitude. The noise policy was adhered to which led to a lovely atmosphere of people sitting round their campfires taking in the peace and quiet. During the day the kids could play in the open spaces around the widely spaced pitches resulting in some great holiday friendships being created. Loads to do in the surrounding area (we didn’t get to the end of our list). Yes – you can hear the A19 but only just Yes – you do have to take your shoes off or wear overshoes in the toilets – this meant they were rarely dirty Yes – the 3 rules were posted on every cubicle – this meant my 8 year old was soon obeying to the letter.

  198. The campsite was in such a lovely location, it was fairly busy when we visited but still so peaceful due to the different area to camp. Facilities were excellent including the on site shop, probably the best we have visited. Drying room is also an added bonus as towels dried so quickly. The fridges are great and are well used by campers. The vintage caravan was fab especially the pastries mmmmm. We will definitely be back!!

  199. Family Stopover

    To fulfil my sons Viking passions we decided on a few days in York, Im not a huge fan of camping but but finding somewhere for a family of five to stay was so cripplingly expensive camping was the sensible choice. I’m so pleased we did, and that we followed the excellent reviews and went for The Hideaway, we were in a tent and found the campsite the perfect balance of wild camping, fire pit, quiet after 11pm, streams for kids to explore (they even saw an owl close up), and modern day essentials- lots of hot water for showers (which were super clean) and the wash up facilities (also beautifully clean). Shared fridge and freezer for perishable food and a plug to charge your phone while you wash up are thoughtful touches. Kids 13yrs, 11yrs, & 8yrs enjoyed everything from exploring the site to buying sweets from the little camp shop. This site was perfect; simple, clean, full without being overcrowded and managing to feel very remote although actually very close to York. Finally must include compliments to Barney who manages to be both friendly and reserved and really works hard to make sure the site is the perfect hideaway.

  200. Lovely peaceful place to stay

    The directions give the impression that it’s difficult to get to which filled me with trepidation. However, coming from the country myself, it was pretty easy to find and the road isn’t bad at all. Barney was very pleasant to deal with on arrival and the electric pitches are massive. Where most campsites might squeeze 10 or so vans in, there were only three in our corner. The facilities for washing and toileting were superb, by far the most superior I’ve come across, and the kitchen and drying rooms were great too. There’s a lending library and lots of local info about attractions nearby. The site is clean, quiet and a great place to stay with a family. Will definitely be going back. York is easy to get to by the way – take the park and ride in, it only cost £5.60 return for two adults and two kids and it takes you right to the heart of the city. Well done Barney – you have a site to be proud of.

  201. peaceful and relaxing

    Very peaceful and relaxing, great facilities with extra lovely touches, such as café for cake and coffee, well stocked shop and fantastic meat from a local butcher which was cooked on a fire pit! Kids family, friends and dogs loved it.

  202. lovely family campsite

    Enjoyed our time here. Perfect for families, small and quiet. Really liked the peaceful surroundings and nice for children to make their own games etc not rely on playground etc. Loved caravan for coffee/pastries and butcher visit. Drying room and fridges were appreciated. Loved firepits and the fact all pitches had them. Our pitch was very spacious and felt private with small wild area dividing. Hot powerful showers too. Only downside you need more bins as got very full before collection day. Also shame some guests don’t follow no muddy shoes in toilets. We’ll definitely be back and will be recommending. 🙂

  203. Gorgeous unspoilt site

    Very satisfied with our camping experience at the hideaway. Our pitch – T01 was perfect and we’ll definitely be requesting this pitch again. Thankyou for an excellent camping trip!

  204. Fabulous

    Had a great week camping with Barney – weather great, even though arrived in a downpour, wanting a wee and driving down a long bumpy road – great signs by the way – funny! Facilities second to none, very very very !!!!! clean and well maintained & great that everyone obides by the rules with the shoe protectors. Love the fact that you accommodate people who need to charge phones whilst washing up and who don’t have electric hook up. Very friendly staff and great cider on sale in the shop. Love the fact that cars not allowed on site and having to park in “car parks” as makes it much easier to entertain young children without the threat of cars moving about. Fab campsite, great location , excellent facilities – even the teenagers want to come back again next year!!!!!! Hopefully there will be space next year !!!! Thanks again Barney, hopefully see you again very soon xx

  205. Smashing, natural campsite

    We stayed here because we were seeking a natural, quiet campsite. It was not overcrowded, but had enough other tents for the children to find friends. It felt safe as the cars were not allowed on the grass. Also the central area where there were no tents was perfect for the children. There is no children’s play area which is great as they made their own fun. Its always lovely to have a fire when camping. It’s a shame we could not access the beck a little easier and it would have been great to know the wooded bit where we were was fenced off to protect nature. None of this detracted from our enjoyment. It was beautiful and affordable. I would highly recommend it to friends.

  206. Great camping facilities

    We only stayed for 2 nights but we’re very impressed with the location and the facilities. The toilets and showers were very clean which made a great difference to our time. We would definitely recommend this place to friends. It was great that there was no noise after 11 pm which all respected. Will definitely return.

  207. Lovely campsite in a great location!!

    Stayed at the hideaway for a weekend with my wife,got to say this campsite is fantastic from the layout of the pitches to the beautiful facilities.the showers and the toilets are the best I’ve seen on a campsite. Then there’s the lovely touch of every pitch having a fire pit which just adds to the camping experience,there’s an onsite shop where you can get your basics from and fire logs plus homemade cider which defiantly is worth a try. In the mornings there’s a real cool vintage van which does hot drinks and pastries. This place is a real cool chilled out place to camp,we will be defintly be camping here again hopefully very soon.

  208. Hidden away at The Hideaway!

    We all loved our stay at The Hideaway – 2 adults, 2 young children – the toilet/shower/washing up facilities are excellent and the few rules (eg. covering/removing outdoor shoes for toilets/showers) were fair, easy to follow and well respected by all… allowing for more time to relax by the fire! The dedicated fire pits was one of the main reasons we booked but the communal fridge and freezer were a great bonus. Being a typical UK camping experience it rained 4 out of 5 days but the drying room meant that was stress free too 🙂 The little shop was crammed full of extra goodies and essentials. Overall a brilliant, well thought out and well maintained site, and with family fairly near by we will hopefully be back again soon! Ooo… and the gorgeous little caravan serving coffee and pastries was very yummy!

  209. 1st Daddy-Daughter Camping Trip

    We chose Baxby Manor from the cool camping website.
    The location was spot on and afforded us easy access to some local trips out. The firepits are an awesome idea and I cooked on the tripod over the fire for the 1st time. Coffee from the little van was good and the little shop, although little was ample for our needs. We had a good trip up to Sutton Bank for some cycling (and where they very helpfully fixed my broken chain whilst we had an icecream) and a cycle over to Bylands Abbey and back including a trip to the tea rooms opposite which were excellent. We also visited the Mouseman place at Kilburn and had an ok lunch at the pub in Coxwold. The white horse as to be expected was far better from a distance than up close. Great camp site, I don’t normally like going back to places but think we might try a pod with the rest of the family.

  210. friendly quiet quant little place

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, the place is definitely what camping is all about. The no noise after 11 was adhered to by all which is great for families. The grill tripods for hire was great for cooking, the staff are super friendly. The layout is great we had the extra large spot which was more than enough for us. It felt like we were a million miles from the hustle and bustle of daily life. They have fridges etc to store food too which was a bonus for large families. I wish I lived closer to enjoy this more often. Great wee gem of a place.

  211. Lovely, clean site, good facilities but too busy for us

    This was a family site, it was quiet after 11 and had good facilities, but for me, it was just too busy, with too many families for my personal preference on one site. To add to that was the closure of the only local pub. I think lots of people would enjoy the site – especially if they intend staying there most of the time, but it wasn’t for us. The site was well maintained, clean, safe etc, just too busy while also being too remote from any walkable things to do.

  212. A league above the rest

    The Hideaway is a beautiful campsite which brings back memories of youth with the little plumes of smoke from the cracking campfires and the babbling brook in the background. Facilities are fantastic – the showers and washrooms far ahead in terms of quality than the majority of other sites. Barney, the campsite owner, is also very friendly and helpful and has created a truly lovely camping experience. We rated the site so highly that we booked the entire place for our wedding a year ago!

  213. Happy Campers

    What made it was that all the campers in our vicinity were friendly and well mannered. The kids of all ages were good kids who did as they were told and played nicely with our two who are certainly not angels. The weather too made it and the shop and everything worked well. Camping should be simple, where adults can relax whilst the kids enjoy themselves.

  214. It was great ‘out of season’ – we loved it!

    We had an excellent stay, and loved the site, which was quiet, very clean, with basic but just the right level of shop provisions etc. It wasn’t at all busy, as we were there during the week, but saw it getting busier on the Saturday that we left. In some areas there is not much space for kids to run about, as there is long grass between the pitches, so be aware of this. We loved the ethics of sustainability, nature conservation, and the open fire pits. It is a great site fro traditional camping.

  215. Fantastic stay as always

    This is the second time we’ve stayed at this site. We brought with us some friends that have never camped before and they loved the site too. I simply cannot recommend this site enough!!! Excellent!!

  216. A little piece of heaven in Yorkshire

    Second visit and felt relaxed from almost the moment we arrived. Tucked away in the countryside, all that can be heard is the babbling brook and birds singing. Loved the clean showers, drying room (very useful with the British weather), fridge and freezer for use and friendly owner. Also really enjoyed sitting round the campfire in the evening. Thank you we will definitely return.

  217. Just what we needed!

    Baxby Manor impressed from the outset. The location is lovely – good accessible walks from the site and gorgeous villages with friendly (for dogs and children too) pubs. Barney and his staff are friendly and helpful; nothing was too much bother and the site feels safe. The highlight has to be the fire pits in the generous pitches. Plentiful wood at a reasonable cost. We were with two teenage girls who enjoyed the surrounds including a rope swing. We had a truly relaxing time with friends and we will definitely be back.

  218. The Hideaway – a little piece of heaven

    I’ve stayed here on quite a few occasions – the first time when my husband and I were looking for a two-night stay in a bell tent. This first stay was wonderful, especially having our own fire-pit, and ensured that The Hideaway would be a favourite for years to come. We have since camped there in our own tent a number of times and loved every trip. My latest stay was introducing a group of friends to The Hideaway for a one-night stay in two adjacent tents. We had a fantastic time and, though we were a group of 11 girls having a good drink and a laugh in the sunshine, followed by camp-fire fun, the pitches are generous enough to ensure we were not disturbing others. Barney has thought of everything to ensure The Hideaway is a total gem!!

  219. Great first night’s camping on a cycle touring week.

    A great location, and lovely camp site. Reading my book, drinking the local cider (made in the village) by the fire pit after a meal of Seabass and a couple of pints in the pub in the next village (nice, very reasonably priced food, and good Helmsley brewed Stormin’ the Ridin’ Pale Ale) was a great start to my tour. Excellent shower block and good little shop on site for bits and pieces – and the local cider. I will be returning with my partner and friends in the near future.

  220. First time testing a new tent with a family just learning how to camp well.

    Exceptional facilities – spotless and well managed through clear, helpful and friendly signage. Very friendly and helpful proprietor. Huge amount of pitch space. Relaxed atmosphere. Beautifully organised and broken up with managed grasses, trees etc. – not just a grass field. Fire pits a big bonus. Can’t wait to come back for a longer stay

  221. We have just been to the hideaway for the first time, with our two boys 10 and 8, you have to book early as it books out quickly and now I understand why. It’s perfect if you want a quiet break with the kids as people adhere to the rule quiet by 11pm. All we ask for in a campsite is quiet, camp fire and brook so this is perfect. We love the layout and have booked another trip there but in a hobbit pod. Facilities great and very clean..

  222. Spent two days at ‘The Hideaway’ and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The facilities are maintained to a high standard and one word sums the whole place up……..’immaculate’. We will definitely be back in the future. Thanks very much.

  223. My family and I had a wonderful break away from the rush of modern living. Complete relaxation in beautiful surroundings. Thank you for creating such a lovely haven!

  224. Loved it at the Hideaway, loved the fire pits and the fact there was a fridge and freezer! This was a huge bonus. The toilet and shower block were lovely and the surrounding area is absolutely stunning. We will definitely be back. The only thing missing was a kids play area, although we had brought plenty games for our kids,, that would have enabled us to tire them out a bit more. But it’s the only thing I can find to moan about. The Apple and rhubarb cider, yummy!!

  225. We absolutely loved everything about the site. It was perfect for us; sparkling wash facilities and a beautifully kept site but not too much more. We didn’t want camp entertainment, we wanted a place to get away and The Hideaway was just that. The pitch was huge and we had loads of room to spread out, which made it feel more private. The staff were lovely and helpful and the shop sold all the basics just in case. We loved the fire pits and the tripod BBQs, as well as the vintage van selling coffee and pastries in the morning. We will definitely be back – and as soon as possible!

  226. We came to the hideaway @ baxby manor a little apprehensive, we’d seen how beautiful it looked on the website and read the reviews but this was our first ever camping holiday so didn’t really know what to expect. We needn’t have been worried, the staff were outstanding, facilities better than I could have imagined and the setting was idyllic. Because of all of this, we decided to stay an additional night, I would definitely recommend the park to anyone looking for a perfect getaway, and we WILL return!

  227. Hi we had a great stay here facilities were excellent as well as the staff we had a lovely stay shame it was only for 2nights we had a few days of rain, our only downside was a family next to us if they wernt snoring they were shouting at 6am and not giving a dam about anyone but themselves. We didnt let this bother us this is an eco- camp site with a David Bellamy award to its name they also have lovely hot water for the showers, lovely pot wash facilities and shop as well as firepits and the selling of logs for your campfire or natural BBQ. We would defo return and stay for longer within easy reach of the city of York & Harrogate we also drove to pickering to get on the North Yorkshire Steam railway we travelled to Goathland home to Harry Potters Hogsmeade station and also where the series Heartbeat was made, then back on the train for a few hours in Whitby for fish & chips before returning to pickering.

  228. What a fantastic camp site. Lovely spacious pitches, absolutely fantastic facilities. Great little shop and onsite caravan serving teas, coffees and pastries. Local park for the children within walking distance. Staff very helpful and friendly. Village pub shut for refurbishment but local villages within easy distance. Will definitely be visiting again.

  229. We camp every year with 6 families from our village. This was by far the best campsite we have stayed at. Toilet & shower block were always clean. Showers amazing. Fab washing up facilities, drying room & fridges & freezers. Barney, the owner was lovely. Accommodating, polite & funny. The catering caravan does delicious cakes & yummy Latte’s! We can’t wait to return next year. I would like to be able to drive onto the campsite, to unload our gear. It took us a lot longer to set up than normal.

  230. Barney has thought long and hard about what us campers are looking for in a holiday. From perfectly flat and well spaced out pitches , to drying rooms, spotless toilet blocks and even our very own fire pits, this site is nothing less than perfect. I cannot recommend the Hideaway highly enough. There is absolutely nothing to complain about and everything to smile about. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to produce the best site I have ever camped on xxxxx

  231. So pleased we booked again for August! Loved the feel of the place. Individual fire pits great, good sized flat pitches, excellent toilet and shower block, clean pot wash room, no queues for anything, lots of handy info and thought the visiting butcher and vintage cake caravan a brilliant touch. Best site we have been too.

  232. Great site with the right mix of feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere but with clean facilities, big pitches, large areas of grass left long but with mown areas for pitching on and fire pits on each pitch, can’t fault it and already looking forward to going back.

  233. I have been coming to this site since it opened. I think what Barney and his family have achieved is amazing. It’s one of the best independent sites I have stayed at. I like how they mow the tent pitch area, but leave the grass to grow everywhere else. Last year they sowed more wildflower seeds while i was there and it was nice to see that they have come up this year. The whole eco friendly and being kind to nature and working with nature is lovely. Its nice to sit in front of your fire, listening to the gentle roar of it, while birds are singing their evening song and the sun sets leaving a glow on the surrounding trees. It’s heaven for me.

  234. The Hideaway at Baxby Manor is the perfect get away, for those looking for some peace and quiet, the real camp fires make for a cosy relaxing time with no loud music or party tents.. We took our own tent but did have a little nosey at the well appointed Bell tents and the Eco pods which are available to hire for the total “Glamping” experience, we found them to be impressive. We visited during a quieter time, however we would be confident in going at a more busier time as the site lay out is planned in such a way that the pitches are not overcrowded. There is a useful information area holding information of local attractions. The local cider and pressed apple juice is a must to try, my favourite was the rhubarb and apple.

  235. The Hideaway at Baxby is an excellent campsite, the pitches are cricket pitch level and dry, the trees all around keep the wind down to a minimum, the bathroom facilities are five star and amazingly clean and there are plenty of them. The shop is small but had everything I needed and more; tent repair, milk etc, ice creams hard and soft drinks and games for the kids. I took my own tent and received excellent service from Barney throughout my stay, he was available and on sight for the full working day and nothing was any trouble. I read some negative feedback before I arrived, I found it to be groundless in my experience and will definitely be returning to this site. The only problem with this site could be getting a pitch as the word gets out, what a great site it is. Hats off to Barney.

  236. Summary: Fantastic. The owners have thought of everything.
    Overall: 10 / 10
    Location: 10 / 10
    Value for Money: 10 / 10
    Quality of Accommodation: None given
    Facilities/Activities: 9 / 10
    Customer Service: 9 / 10
    Child Friendliness: None given
    Cleanliness: 10 / 10
    Wifi: 1 / 10

    The personal fire pits and reasonably priced log bags (you can take your own but not sure why you would unless you have resources on your own land) The privacy afforded by a generous 6 meters between pitches is superb. The £2 per day for dogs is reasonable and ours loved the place and didn’t mind being on a long-ish lead at all. The shower/loo block really is very clean and more than one might expect for a camp site. Washing up/laundry facilities are fantastic, too. Barney keeps everything ship shape and it shows. The site will only improve, too as the owners have planted trees in well thought out positions which will obviously grow and continue to add beauty and privacy. The little caravan cafe is a lovely touch and although it wasn’t open whilst we there, I got the impression it would be great food (from the menu and from chatting to Barney) The shop is priced well so you’re not totally out of pocket if you forget milk, wine etc The 11pm quiet time ‘curfew& #39; was respected whilst we were there which is great if you have children – on that note the main block is cctv covered so it felt very safe, too. It’s rare that anything exceeds my expectations but this site truly did. We’ll be back! What more can you say?

  237. Brilliant campsite lovely big plots lots of space tranquil and peaceful. Loved the fact fire pits installed on each pitch. Amazing washroom! V friendly and helpful owner. Will be back!!

  238. This was a return visit and every bit as fantastic a stay as the first time. We have stayed in the Hideaway’s cabins and brought our own tent – which despite being large there was plenty of room for on the pitch. the beauty of this site is in no entertainment – plenty of open space and woods for children to make their own, beautiful countryside to walk, run and cycle – with 2 fantastic pubs within easy access. Not to mention great fire pits for the evenings. The staff – Barney! has the friendliest of welcomes, and despite a day of rain the toilets remained mud free – shoe covers provided and the wash facilities are kept so clean all campers followed the “rules” to keep it so. we will definitely be returning.

  239. Lovely couple of days. Very clean, excellent facilities inc. dry room for wet clothes etc. Loved the open fires and BBQ. Had some difficulty in finding the site having been directed up an exhaust crunching pathway by my sat-vav but this was no fault of the site! If we had stayed for longer or without friends with young families, my children may have beneffited from a little park / play area. That said I would definitely stay again.

  240. This was our second visit to The Hideway, and it was perfect, we love this place and would come as much as we can but it is so popular it hard to get booked in unless you book in advance. That on its own proves how lovely this place is, even in the pouring down rain our trip was perfect. Barney the owner can not do enough for you, including lending us a extension lead for the electric hook up as our was too small, you can’t ask for much more than that. This is perfect for a quiet get away and you actually feel you are out in the sticks Julie & Sean Sullivan

  241. Second visit,first time was when it first opened,now it’s matured well,fits in with the countryside and the surroundings,really really is a top notch camp site,with a proud owner with great green credentials. All campers are respectful of the few necessary rules,which reall does improve the ambience.

  242. I loved my stay, I hope to be staying there again someday. As I normally rough it in a bush or woods someplace, the camp site was like a five star hotel to me with hot & cold running water!!! Everyone who was on site seemed to be having a very nice time as well as me. Also I did have a few chats with the park warden who came in the form of a cat at midnight!!! Keep up the good work if more camp sites were as this one I may forgo the bush’s & woods when hiking a little more. Peace K…

  243. Our weekend at The Hideaway was absolutely excellent. The washroom facilities are first class and spotless. We were having a Dads and kids weekend and the kids had a great time running around in the fresh air for hours. The fire pits are great and make the evenings fabulous. There is loads to do in the local area and many brilliant cafés in Thirsk for treats! Overall ten out of ten. We will definitely return to the Hideaway at Baxby Manor. Neil Wooliscroft

  244. Excellent site we couldn’t fault it. Barney the owner was so friendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble for him. The pitches were well spaced out and lovely and flat. The toilets and showers were spotless the drying room is a great idea for those damp towels and clothes. There is a fire pit on each pitch which we made use of every night to sit out and chat under the stars, the bags of wood are reasonably priced and one lasted us all night till 11pm quiet time. We will definitely go back for another visit and we highly recommend the hideaway.

  245. Summary: excellent campsite highly recommended
    Overall: 10 / 10
    Location: 10 / 10
    Value for Money: 10 / 10
    Quality of Accommodation: 10 / 10
    Facilities/Activities: 10 / 10
    Customer Service: 10 / 10
    Child Friendliness: 10 / 10
    Cleanliness: 10 / 10
    Wifi: 10 / 10

    Everything!! The whole place is amazing the pitches are well spaced out, we booked three together as we were with friends it didn’t feel cramped in any way and we all had plenty of room. The toilet and shower block was spotless, the shop was well stocked, the home brew cider is a must to try. The fire pits on each pitch are a great idea and the wood is reasonably priced for a large bag that lasted us all night, we made use of them each night to chat the night away under the stars. We will definitely be going again next year

    Nothing everything was great

    Would they recommend this to a friend? yes
    Would they stay here again? yes

  246. Summary: I hate camping but this place has converted me
    Overall: 10 / 10
    Location: 10 / 10
    Value for Money: 10 / 10
    Quality of Accommodation: 10 / 10
    Facilities/Activities: 10 / 10
    Customer Service: 10 / 10
    Child Friendliness: 10 / 10
    Cleanliness: 10 / 10
    Wifi: 8 / 10

    The facilities are excellent, the little touches make such a difference such as bags for muddy shoes for toilet/shower facilities. The cloths by the sinks to wipe for the next person. The no noise after 11pm and getting to pick your own pitch is brilliant. The little signs around the place make you smile. Gorgeous place and the owner barney is so friendly, nothing is to much trouble. We stayed in a tent pitch the first night and eco pod second night.

    Nothing to dislike

    Would they recommend this to a friend? yes
    Would they stay here again? yes

  247. Camped with my 15 year old son,we had a wonderful stay,staff really helpful and friendly,pitches not crowded,no loud bar,entertainment etc.Just the way we like it.Lovely to reconnect with each other,limited WiFi access, gave us time to TALK! My son loved the fact you could light real campfires and enjoyed playing his guitar. Peace and quiet at lights out was a bonus as you slept well. Showers,always hot,potwash and fridge/freezer excellent standard and immaculate facilities.Recycling on site great. We were never stuck for places to visit and plenty to keep both age ranges happy. The shop was well stocked and had the essentials as well as wood for your fire, marshmallows to toast for the kids and lovely local cider for the adults. We both enjoyed our stay and the site very much and will definitely return soon for another visit. On the downside,more local signs needed for location,as it is hidden and for us ladies sockets and mirrors away from shower rooms (‘elf and safety’) would make it easier to move between camp chick and glam (glamp!)chick! Saying that our overall scores would be 98/100. We will be back.

  248. We loved staying at this campsite. Very quiet location but near lots of attractions like White Horse, Sutton Bank, Helmsley. Great for nearby walking and cycling. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, each pitch had plenty of space especially as cars were left in car park.

  249. Liked: Everything.
    From the moment I arrived, I felt really at home. Apparently Barney who runs the place, takes care of absolutely everything and he is doing a fantastic job. Always helpful, pleasant and polite. The facilities are superb and I rate them as the best that I’ve ever used, spotless shower and toilet block with plenty of hot water. Cloths are left near the sinks so that users can just give them a wipe around to keep them tidy and from what I saw, all the guests did. It was so peaceful there and the “no noise after 11pm” is enforced so a good nights sleep can be had. there is plenty of information in the lobby for things to do locally. There is a well stocked shop on site and a local butcher van comes onto the site on Saturday mornings I will definitely go back, the next time I can get some time off work and I can’t recommend it highly enough

    Disliked: Nothing. Lovely place.

  250. This was the second time we have stayed at The Hideaway. Barney has, on both occasions, been the ultimate host and nothing is too much trouble for him. We slept in the permanent bell tents which are well equipped, stylishly furnished and fairly spacious for 4 people. One of the best things about the campsite are the spotlessly clean toilets and showers. You would think you were staying in a 4* hotel rather than a campsite, they really are a treat! There is a little shop on site and at times, if you’re lucky, a very friendly lady with a caravan parks up to serve tea and cake. The local pub is only a short walk away too. Another added unique feature about the Hideaway is there is a fire pit outside each tent which keeps you warm if you’re mad enough to glamp it in such months as February! We will definitely be returning to The Hideaway. It’s a gem!

  251. We had a lovely stay at the site, the main reason for choosing this site was the open fires, and it had lovely clean eco credentials to boot! I also loved the way that all the (very few) notices or ‘rules’ had an explanation as to why – ie don’t park on the grass (it needs to last all year) rather than a ‘no parking on grass’ blunt sign. It is great to have simple things explained and I think it makes people realise why certain rules are important and to stick to them and helps the children to understand too. Thank you! Will be recommending!

  252. It would be cool to have a pull down nappy changing bench or a just a bigger bench in at least one of the shower rooms to make it easier to lay a baby down and change their nappy after you take them for a shower. Minor quibble though. Love the site, will be back.

  253. We will be returning to the hideaway at baxby manor! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The amenities were of a high standard and very clean, the area was very peaceful and the management of the site ensured it stayed this way! Loved the addition of the fire pit on each pitch and made good use of it for cooking our meals by hiring a tripod grill from the site. Would love to stay in one of the bell tents on our next visit.

  254. Very pleased to find this gem. We are hardy campers and this site was a luxury pick. We picked this place as it was only 35 mins from home and took our 9mth daughter. This was her first camping trip, the fresh air did her good and she was mesmerised by the campfire and cooking on the grill. What a perfect find. We are booking up again for next year 🙂

  255. Booking on line was very straightforward. Pitches were clearly marked out showing pitch size and access to facilities. When we arrived we could see where our pitch would be before booking in. Each pitch had a fire pit which was very welcome on a cold evening and with the hire of a tripod meant we could BBQ without taking our own. There are no facilities for children on this site but it did not deter them from making their own entertainment. This may not be welcome for some campers but we are used to our grandchildren and so was not a problem. We would like to try the site out of school holiday time though. My only recommendation would be to insist that children be supervised in the toilet/shower area. The shop provides basic items, including gas cannisters which we forgot to take! Any noise dies down before 10pm and by 11pm all is quiet, just how we like it. Cars are not allowed to drive on the grass which means it is not churned up or muddy. Wheelbarrows are provided to transport camping items to your pitch. The distance is short so is not onerous. There are two freezers and one fridge provided for campers. This was invaluable for freezing our ice packs. There are no statics or touring caravans and limited number of motor homes. We have been on many sites where these are given preferential treatment. We paid £20 per night and I think this site was incredible value for money. We hope it doesn’t change the more successful it gets.

  256. Excellent camp site. Good distance between the pitches, great facilities, clean showers & toilets. Found the “hot room” a real benefit for drying towels etc. Only slight grumble was that the access to the site wasn’t great with a rather bumpy & long road to drive down. We used the site as a base to explore Thirsk & York, plus it wasn’t too far to travel for the Moors & Whitby/Scarborough. Would definitely recommend a trip to Whitby (best fish & chips I’ve ever eaten) & Robins Hoods Bay nearby was also a surprising treat. Very like Clovelly in Devon for anyone that’s been there. Would also recommend the Castle Museum at York. Not at all what I expected & probably the best museum I’ve ever visited.

  257. We loved the campsite and the facilities were so clean and everything well thought out. We thought the campfires and ability to buy wood to use was fantastic.

  258. Loved our stay @The Hideaway, it won’t be our last! All facilities are first class and it was a fantastic base for our holiday. Easy driving distances for lots of attractions, York (and Jorvik), Flamingoland, York Maze, Pony Trekking etc etc…. My “no comment” for on-site entertainment is purely because there wasn’t any on-site “entertainment”, but that’s one on the reasons we booked The Hideaway. We were more than happy enjoying our campfire, toasting marshmallows, playing cards and hide n seek at night in the long grass… sticky kids disco’s for us thanks. Thanks Barney! 🙂

  259. A lovely spot – well planned and excellent washrooms. We liked being able to have an open fire and hire the grill etc. Not lots of activities on site but it doesn’t claim to have them… Lots of thought put into the environmental issues which was good – maybe need to highlight recycling etc a bit more as a lot of people seemed to be using the wrong bins! Lots to do nearby so would recommend it.

  260. This is a wonderful campsite, firstly it was just tents, I get caravan envy when it rains so it’s nice when we’re all in it together.
    The wash and toilet facilities were the best I’ve seen, they were also warmed overnight or early morning with radiators so that 5am toilet trip was toasty and I warmed my back after sleeping on the air bed. The hairdryer and showers were free!! Although the hairdryer wasn’t much use if you had long hair….but it was free.
    We all had to do our bit to help keep the toilets clean by removing shoes or putting shoe covers on, which is fine, but occasionally some people wouldn’t and the loos would get muddy water on the floor which would soak your socks if you had chosen to remove your shoes rather than use the covers, in fact if you did remove your shoes the floors may be naturally wet after everyone has washed in the morning anyway so you’d still get wet feet, but as I say shoe covers are provided as well.
    The website and details when booking ask you to bring flip flops to wear in the toilets, I didn’t really understand why at first, of course it is to stop you walking muddy footwear in, however you have still walked from the tent in your flip flops. The pitch we had wasn’t as big as we’re used to, neither was next door, they ask you to pitch at least 6 meters from the next person but where we were there really wasn’t room for this. Having said all that this is a lovely camp site, there are wild flowers growing and the grass has been left to grow around pitches to add some privacy, they are going for the natural look and I would like to see this site in May/June time. Each pitch has a fire pit, you can rent a tripod for cooking over it for £5 for the whole stay and there are bags of wood you can buy on site, although we didn’t use it having young inquisitive kids- most other campers did.
    The site is quiet, we listened to owls in the nearby trees at night and I sat eating my breakfast watching a little mouse rustling in the long grass next to our tent one morning, there are country walks nearby, you can see the White Horse on the nearby hills – that’s worth a trip out, I think it was 7 miles away, they send gliders up from the same hill and there are national park walks around there. The nearby towns offer a couple of supermarkets (small ish), and a chippy etc.
    I thoroughly recommend this site and will go back.

  261. We had a fantastic week at Baxby Manor. The site has a really friendly feel and is beautiful, surrounded by trees and farmland, and peaceful. There’s lots of space between pitches, loads of areas in the middle of the fields for the children to play and make friends. Everybody loved making a fire in the evening. The facilities are really clean and well thought out and the showers are hot, powerful and free. Access is down a long fairly bumpy farm track but this didn’t cause any problems once you find the entrance (good directions are provided with booking but watch out for satnav bringing you in from the wrong direction and trying to cross another farm!) The site is pretty handy for the park and ride into York from Rawcliffe Bar and there’s lots to see in the surrounding area like Helmsley and Thirsk. We will definitely be back next year,

  262. Beautiful location, peaceful (great 11pm rule) ,clean (amazing toilet/shower facilities) great drying room and pot wash, very friendly and helpful owner and the best bit… fire pits. Very happy campers, lovely 2 weeks thank you Barney 🙂

  263. This was our second camping trip as a small family and our first time at The Hideaway. This is definitely my new favourite site. The setting is tranquil and peaceful and the amenities are fantastic. Barney was extremely helpful and even came back after 7 to get us some wood for the campfire after we ran out. We had campfires and toasted marshmallows and even saw a shooting star while stargazing. It really is perfect. Can’t wait for next time.

  264. This was now the third time we have stayed at TheHideaway and we will be going back. Its an absolutely brilliant place which caters for large parties and single campers alike. Barney who runs the place is a very good host, he is not afraid to have a word if you overstep the mark on the noise front after the 11pm curfew and also listens to any complaint you may have and acts (I have never had a complaint).. I have stayed here with large groups, small groups and soon will be going back with just my family, the place scales easily to any of these types of parties and their facilities really are very good.. If you have someone who is scared of camping hire them an ecopod or bell tent and they’ll soon be converted. I can’t praise the site enough, and we’ll have no problem spending more of our cash their in the future.

  265. Not only was this the first time we’ve stayed at The Hideaway, it was actually our first time on a camping break (15th – 19th July). What an initial experience! The Hideaway is absolutely fantastic. In a high pressure world the majority of our stay allowed us to almost completely switch off and unwind – a rare commodity these days. The whole environment is absolutely stunning – natural layout of the site, firepits (used daily), amazing modern facilities; spotless amenity block and such a friendly feeling created by Barney the owner. We will certainly be back, of that there’s no doubt!

    One touch I really liked was the “11pm curfew” on noise. Whilst I’m a bit of a night owl, this was great encouragement to simply chill or have an early night. Unfortunately a large group on our final night did not see things this way and were still partying hard until 2.45am. Needless to say, Barney was on the case as this is a crucial rule of the site.

    Can’t recommend The Hideaway highly enough!

  266. I am so glad we found the Hideaway at Baxby Manor! We were allowed to have two tents on one pitch which made it much more affordable for us and the pitches were level with short grass (grass in the field was left uncut, which was a nice touch) and a firepit. Barney was there to great us when we checked in and was extremely helpful, especially when we realised we needed a special plug for the electrical outlet. There were some essential supplies in the office which weren’t outrageously priced and we even bought some local cidre from the fridge. As we only stayed one night (unfortunately), we didn’t really need to use all the facilities, but there was a drying room and really nice wash room with fridge (and freezer I think). The bathroom facilities were amazing and nicer than a lot of hotels! Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to explore the site but we will be back! The owners really have thought of everything!

  267. I have been told if you find a gem of a campsite you should keep it to yourself, but this experience was far too good not to be shared. I am passing the details on to everyone I meet as this place should not be missed. Fantastic, look forward to my return. Catherine

  268. A superb site in a great spot for visiting North Yorkshire. Once you’ve found your way along the bumpy track from the village the site reveals itself and it literally is a hideaway. It’s incredibly quiet and peaceful, and laid out very thoughtfully with a central timber toilet/shower block that was fitted out and maintained to an incredibly high standard. There was always hot water and even though the site was pretty full when we visited (Tour De France weekend) we never had to queue for any of the facilities. The block also houses a large pot-was room which has two freezers and a large fridge. Firewood was available and each pitch had a pre-dug fire pit. There was plenty of space, and some great walks to neighbouring villages – though the walk along the old railway line to Coxwold was very overgrown! We’ll definitely be back to this site, highly recommended.

  269. This was a beautiful, relaxing site. Owner could not have been more helpful and shower and toilet facilities were incredible. Also each pitch having a fire pit was wonderful. Cannot wait to go back

  270. Thehideaway@baxbymanor is the most tranquil place ever. Peaceful and relaxing stay. A little bit of heaven in good old Yorkshire

  271. This was our second time camping here and we love it. The tents are spaced nicely apart and have a fire pit with each pitch. Cars aren’t allowed next to the tent, but can be parked very close by. This makes for great spaces for kids to run about in. The toilets/ showers are immaculate and modern in design. There is no charge to use the freezers, unlike other sites. This all leads to a lovely released feel to the place. PS- the locally brewed cider, sold in the shop, is delicious

  272. Small campsite with lovely big pitches and surroundings with fire pit and wood to buy. Natural surroundings with excellent shower / toilet block. Drying room very effective as it was so warm in there, like a lovely sauna. Pot washing area and use of frige /freezer. Owner very friendly and helpful. A perfect location for us to go walking and so much choice of activity in beautiful N. Yorks. We are a couple in our sixties with a border collie dog and loved this campsite. It was full of younger families really enjoying a camping experience with children loving the outdoors and making friiends and so the atmosphere was lovely. We have already booked to return in September.

  273. Booked at very short notice for a couple of nights. Very pleased with the site. As it was a last minute decision to book we arrived late but the site owner couldn’t have been more accomodating and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay. The site feels very relaxed and laid back, Was perfect for the couple of nights we were there

  274. We booked the Hideaway very last minute after booking into a campsite near Scarborough and having been kept awake by inconsiderate neighbours and having 2 cars arriving at 10.30pm and pitching up next to us, as you can imagine we were quite tired. What a difference The Hideaway was, if you’re looking for a peaceful getaway in beautiful surroundings, then this is for you. The whole site has been well planned and is top notch. Starting at the reception/amenities block, There’s a little shop with some essentials, including firewood etc. The toilets, showers etc are fantastic and are easily comparable with a good hotel’s facilties. Very modern and so clean. There are shoe covers provided, so you don’t have the usual muddy floors. The pitches are generously large and each have their own firepit, you can buy your firewood from the owner or bring your own. Hunting for wood in the surrounding area is not allowed as it’s a conservation area. The centre of the field we were in is a wild flower area and is not mowed and there are no climbing frames,swings etc for the kids, but don’t let this put you off, it didn’t stop our 2 from having a great time with all the other children that were there. All in all, a very pleasant and peaceful site, with no traffic noise and a strictly enforced 11pm cutoff for any noise. Barney the owner is very helpful and friendly and should be proud of his site. We liked it so much, we’ve already booked another getaway this year and my try to squeeze another in 🙂

  275. Rating
    ***** Ease of Access
    ***** Helpfulness of Staff
    ***** Friendliness of Staff
    ***** Neatness of Park
    ***** Cleanliness of Park Facilities
    ***** Quality of Wash Facilities
    Quality of Children’s Facilities
    ***** Quality of Park Facilities
    ***** Park Security
    Quality of On-site Activities and Entertainment
    Quality of Local Activities and Entertainment
    ***** Price & Value for Money
    This is a great place to go to get away from it all. I personally love the fact that there isn’t any kids entertainment. It’s back to basics running around, exploring the countryside and making their own fun in a safe environment. The facilities are exceptionally clean and Barney very friendly and helpful. I can’t say enough good things, my friends and I LOVE it! Can’t wait for our next visit, keep up the good work x


    Liked: Everything!! The peace, the outstanding facilities (showers were way better than many hotels I’ve stayed in!), the friendliness of everyone there, the fab fire pit outside the ecopod, the little fairy lights inside the ecopod, the fab wheelbarrow you could borrow to cart your belongings to/from car, the brill drying room and as a mum travelling with her 3 year old I felt a really sense of safety!x

    Disliked: Nothing!! Will definitely be telling all
    my friends about it and will definitely return. Thank you Barney what a wonderful site 🙂

    Liked: The showers and toilets were spotless and warm when you get out. The fire pits were good to get a good atmosphere at night. Not far from nice local villages for some good food and a few ales. Reception has all you really need and the locally brewed cider was spot on. We loved it here as our first family camping trip and will definitely be going back!

    Disliked: Nothing to dislike

  278. Summary: A little slice of heaven
    Overall: 10 / 10
    Location: 10 / 10
    Value for Money: 10 / 10
    Quality of Accommodation: 10 / 10
    Facilities/Activities: 10 / 10
    Customer Service: 10 / 10
    Child Friendliness: 10 / 10
    Cleanliness: 10 / 10

    The cleanliness of the whole site is fantastic which makes you want to help keep the site clean, the fire pit on each pitch is fabulous making you want to sit outside all night. Just brilliant


    Would they recommend this to a friend? yes
    Would they stay here again? yes

  279. Just returned from our first family camping holiday at the Hideaway and wanted to say a great big thank you to Barney for making our stay so memorable.

    It’s a wonderfully peaceful site and the facilities are first class with every need catered for. It was freezing cold at night so the individual fire pits were an amazing bonus!

    Our little one had a fantastic time in the play park which is a 5 minute stroll from the site, the equipment is brand new and really good.

    Highly recommended, we will be back!

  280. Liked: Every detail has been taken care of. The campsite was absolutely brilliant, the facilities spot on. The showers were modern and spotless, and there were plenty of them despite the campsite being relatively small. We liked the fact that you parked your car near the tents but not on the actual grass/pitch areas, and there were large wheelbarrows on tap to transport your stuff the short distance to your pitch. The fire pits near each tent were great and we enjoyed sitting round them in the evening. The campsite was very quiet, nighttime was lovely with just a few owls hooting in the distance, and if you needed to get up to use the facilities in the middle of the night, they were in view of all the pitches and you felt absolutely at home/safe. Can’t praise this site enough and we’ll definitely be booking to stay again, but for longer next time.

    Disliked: Nothing, loved it!

  281. We have just stayed at the Campsite for four nights in one of the eco pods. The pod was cosy, the facilities really good. We visited the Carlton inn for a meal on our first day, the meal was excellent, as was the service. Barney was a friendly person and Dougal (the dog) was fab.

  282. Had a great time at The Hideaway, me and my wife took our 8 yr old grandson in a bell tent and we enjoyed it but our grandson loved it he ran around playing down by the stream he enjoyed the fire pit and the whole idea of the bell tent which was set up great, it was a pleasure to see him enjoy himself without a laptop or psp. We went for 2 nights on 10th of aug it is 4 days now since we returned home and he hasnt shut up about it yet! Thanks Barney.
    By the way all the facillities are clean and spotless and the area very quiet just as we like it, the local pub does great pub food too thanks again for a great wkend.

  283. What a lovely site. You can tell that a lot of thought and effort has been put into making the area and facilities as wonderful as possible. I was very impressed that the facilities were in such good condition and cleanliness and were still free. That’s rare. Thank you for having us, Barney. I would happily recommend your site to my friends.

  284. Had a fabulous weekend at the Hideaway with friends.
    Barney was incredibly friendly and helpful. The site whilst full didn’t feel overcrowded, the facilities were the best I’ve seen on a UK campsite.

    Well done Barney…

  285. Just wanted to say that the Hideaway is the best campsite….ever!! The facilities are so clean, smart and modern, i couldn’t think of anything else we could have needed! The campsite is dedicated to tents and each pitch has it’s own fire pit….awesome! The tone of the site is very relaxed and respectful and the general vibe is a positive one! The site owner Barney, was such a dude, he made us feel very welcome and made sure everything ran smoothly.

    I’d definitely stay again!

  286. Spent 3 nights at this great little campsite ..really enjoyed the peacefulness ..but did change on the Friday when families with children arrived lol !! Would not hesitate to return

  287. What an amazing campsite, best facilities we have ever seem!
    Perfect place to unwind and chill.
    The no noise after 11pm is great, if you are still up you can just sit around the campfire and listen to the owls!
    We were unlucky enough to encounter a noisy group on our first night who did not want to be quiet after 11pm… they were told to ‘move on’ by Barney and were not there a second night, well done Barney!!! 🙂

  288. We stayed at the campsite for 2 nights last weekend. It was our first camping trip with our 15 month old daughter. We are pleased to say she loved it!! The campsite was really great. We were directed and gived a choice of spot by the chap on site. He was really friendly and explained all the facilities. I can honestly say I have never seen camping toilets and showers of such a high standard. They were kept really clean by the “no shoes” rule which is an excellent idea. The fire pit was a real bonus and we had it going each night. The local pub is only a 10 minute walk away and we got a super pizza there. We will most definetly return to the campsite – we might treat ourselves to one of the wodden huts next time as they looked so cosy. You can get married here too – myself and my partner discussed how nice this would be – lets see if he asks me to marry him now and you never know, we may return for a wedding!

  289. We’ve stayed at The Hideaway several times now, and have loved it every time! The site is beautiful, picturesque and peaceful. The facilities are first class and Barney the owner is so friendly and helpful. Will definately be going back!

  290. Stayed at the site in an Ecopod in June for a few days and was very impressed. The pod was just fantastic, comfortable and suprisingly roomy. Barney could not have been more helpful and the toilets/shower block was clean and very well equiped. The fire pit outside the pod is a great idea and spent a few happy hours sat in the glow of a fire reading and drinking the old vino. Will be back.

  291. Returned from a great weekend at baxby manor ! It was our first trial with our 18.5 month old and we were a bit unsure how she would react but safe to say she loved every second which made it a lot more enjoyable for us!
    I found the site fantastic and very clean. The bathrooms were more than what I expected.
    The only thing that went wrong was the weather but we didn’t let it spoil it.
    The pub along the road was brilliant and the food was even better. I’m pleased to say we will definitely be back (hopefully for July)

  292. We have just returned from a fantastic weekend camping here. This was our first camping trip since having two children, now aged 5 and 2.5! What a lovely site for their first experience. When we first arrived it seemed quite busy but due to the generous pitch sizes and lovely arrangement of the fields it was so peaceful. The fire pits and bags of wood were a brilliant touch such a focus of the evening. The local butcher van arriving on the Saturday morning supplied us with delicious food for later on, absolutely recommended!
    The site facilities were very clean and user friendly. Thank you for making our first family camping trip such a pleasant experience. We will be back very soon and will bring more family with us!

  293. We have just returned from a fabulous 4 nights at the campsite, this is one of the nicest campsites we’ve ever visited. We have a 7 and 9 year old and they were just able to run around and amuse themselves in such a safe environment. The 11 o’clock curfew is well observed, so good nights sleep achieved. The shower block is clean and heated and the showers are lovely and warm. We will be back…..

  294. Just got back from The Hideaway after a cracking weekend. Barney is a wonderful host and should be very proud of his campsite. Lovely and peaceful with outstanding facilities. Local pub worth a visit serving excellent food. Already booked to go back.

  295. WOW! Glamping Hen Party 2013- I came to the hideaway for one of my Hen Parties arranged by my best friend. It was a lovely surprise. Fantastic weekend. Facilities excellent. Tents well equiped. Really cozy.Every where really clean and tidy. Well looked after. Went to the local pub made very welcome even had a go on the local quiz it was very funny and had a great time at the Orchard Inn. Bell tents amazing. Had a wonderful time. Barney a really nice guy, helpful would do anything for you. Came to our rescue when our gas suppliers had run out on the stoves. Top man. Highly recommended place to stay. We will be certainly going back soon. xx 🙂

  296. We’ve just arrived back from the best weekend we’ve had in a long time! We stayed in an eco-pod and it was gorgeous, we loved it! The site is absolutely amazing, so peaceful. The staff are so friendly and they have thought of everything to keep you comfortable. The showers, loos, pot wash etc, are spotlessly clean and warm. We will definately be back. Thanks for a fab weekend.

  297. Second stay here 🙂
    Came with friends in October. Barney had some friends staying to celebrate a birthday. He ‘warned’ us they may be noisy and asked where we would like to pitch. We opted for near his friends, but were not disturbed at all.
    We were quick to return last weekend at beginning of 2013 camping season.
    Again, we had a very relaxing weekend.
    The site is extremely well maintained and very clean.
    Facilities are excellent.
    Great size pitches.
    The fire pits are rare for campsites, but great to sit round on a chilly night.
    The butcher calling to site on a Saturday morning is a bonus.
    Barney is the most approachable campsite owner/manager that we have met.
    We will return again soon 🙂
    Ps Wishing you a wonderful day for your upcoming wedding in June, Barney.

  298. We stayed for 2 nights last weekend September just after the terrible rains so the pitch had obviously been a bit flooded but it didn’t affect our stay at all in one of the amazing camping pods. Really lovely place, best showers / loos EVER (have seen worse in a hotel!) and we can’t wait to come back when there’ll be more people around for Sid to play with. Great location – we like all the villages and Easingwold and the Dutch Arts Cafe about 6 miles away is a nice afternoon out. We were not impressed by the local pub’s landlord unfortunately – very grumpy, unhelpful and brusque so I chose not to spend my money with him for our meal out and we drove to the friendly and welcoming Wombwell Arms in nearby Wass and had a brilliant meal of homemade fishfingers (for Sid) and roobois soaked chicken and chorizo salad (me).

  299. We visited the site for Laura’s birthday treat, and stayed for a couple of nights. On arrival we were overcome by how beautiful the area was and how much space each pitch had!

    The weather was great on both days, so we really got to appreciate our time outside the tent with our fantastic firepit. On the first night we even had the pleasure of sitting with local musicians and hearing them play and sing some great songs! There was a great, laid back atmosphere and we felt really at home and welcome from the moment we arrived until the time that we had to leave.

    We will definitely be back in the future, I’ve even made plans for us to bring our children when we have them!!

  300. What an amazing campsite, we had an amazing time, the site owners were so friendly and helpful. We have traveled a few campsites in the last 20 years although i admit in a caravan, but decided cause the kids had grown up that caravan was to big so sold caravan and bought a tent, and this campsite was the first time out in the tent, and what a great campsite to pick. They made us realize what we had been missing. Thank you for your hospitality. and we will definatley be back thank you.

  301. Just spent three days here and it was very peaceful and even warm (ish) for late September.
    Just a quick word to bring all you need as the shops are miles away and the village shop only open 2 hours a day.
    Only bad thing for me was the attitude of the barman in the local pub. Obvious that he wasn’t to keen on out of towners, but hey you live and learn.

  302. We stayed in the family cabin in August and I’m afraid we’ve only just round to writing about it. Anyway, we absolutely loved it here – the cabins were great as were the amenities. Best of all was being allowed camp fires and the peaceful atmosphere. One group got rather loud at one stage but they were spoken to very quickly. We would definitely come back again!!

  303. What a lovely campsite. We had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed our time away from the hussle and bustle of our busy lives. It had everything we wanted. Quiet, peaceful, good facilities, friendly atmosphere and the lovely Barney and Holly. We will be back!!!!

  304. in a nutshell – absolutely brilliant. Luckily we had fantastic weather and the site and facilities are immaculate. we will be stopping by again very soon.

  305. Last weekend we stayed at the Hideaway and had the most fantastic time. Barney is a real work-horse, does he ever sleep!! We were treated to an impromptu sing around the campfire by local musicians on Saturday night. The butcher supplied us with excellent BBQ fodder on Saturday morning – and even gave us a bone for the dog!!! Being disabled, my every need was catered for. Thanks Barney. We will definitely be back.

  306. Just had a fantastic and totally chilled out bank holiday weekend at the hideaway. We all take our hats off to barney, his wife to be (+ bump). Your campsite is gorgeous and it goes to show how hard you have worked to get it up and running. To those who have never been we strongly advise you to, if you want a peaceful and relaxing break in the grounds of a beautiful manor house. The added bonus is the camp fires which we even cooked jacket potatoes on :-). The shower block, wash room and drying room are immaculate but please remember to take your shoes off. The Orchard Inn which is the village pub 5 mins walk away does homemade food and you can’t go to the hideaway without sampling some of their great cuisine. Alison and ‘Bruce’ (landlady and landlord) deserve 5***** for fabulous food in homely surroundings with a great big topping of hospitality. Our husbands played golf at Aldwick manor whilst us girls used the spa complex there for a day. We will definitely be back but would stay for longer next time. Advice to dog owners please clean up their mess!! people with children don’t let them run riot in the shower block whilst your enjoying your chin wagging and alcohol!! It’s unfair on the owners to clean up and repair any damage caused by others!!!
    The Spencer van group, Louise, hoddy, Taff and kayla xxxxx See you all soon

  307. Stayed in early August for a week family group with three tents we were give our own plot lots of room loved the fie pits, excellent facilitiesl the location was perfect a proper hideaway peaceful and relaxing will definitely be back.
    Thank you for your hospitality Barney.

  308. We have been twice in the last 2 weeks, absolutely lovely camping site never too crowed & safe for the kids. Barney & his wife to be are very welcoming & friendly.
    We have stayed in a Bell Tent twice now & really love the sound of the owls & stream running next to us. The facilities on the campsite are spotless & cleaned regular.
    Would highly recommend this site for anyone seeking a relaxing & peaceful break.
    Thanks Barney we will be back.

  309. Had a lovely time staying in one of the Bell tents. Very cosy and spacious, lovely at night with the tea lights on. The fire pit outside was put to good use too. The showers were warm and clean and the whole site was easily accessible. I will say bring your own supplies as the village shop is rarely open and you can only get snacks on site. And the pub lunch was lovely.

  310. I have to confess i am not a seasoned camper, but i would absolutely recommend this camp site.
    Barney is a very pleasant helpful host and the campsite itself is beautiful, covered in pretty wildflowers and the stream running by makes for a lovely backdrop whilst enjoying hotdogs around the campfire.
    We thouroughly enjoyed having our own fire pit, very rustic and very romantic 🙂

    The facilities are immaculate with plenty of space in the showers and changing area.

    Barney is very helpful and gave us a good pitch to get the most sun.
    We also went into york for the day and again Barney was great, telling us the bus times and bus stop location which is only a 10 minute stroll into the village.

    The village of easingwold is only a 6 minute drive from the site – keep an eye out on your right on the drive into easingwold for a fish and chip shop which is by far the best cod i have ever had!

    All in all an excellent site, could not have asked for more.

    Thanks Barney… See you soon!!

  311. We stayed here for the weekend in a Bell Tent. Everything provided including a fire pit Fabulous location excellent new clean facilities and Barney and his wife couldn’t be more helpful. Great local pub just up the road Will definately come again and definatley recommend.

  312. We took the kids camping for the first time in June. Barney and his wife really looked after us and found a nice spot tucked away at the end of the field. The facilities are new and nice and having a fire pit was the best thing. It’s a great location. My daughter said it felt like we were in another country even though we were only an hour from home 🙂 We had a great time and will definitely be back again.

  313. We had a fabulous time in the Belle Tents – they were great. We hired them all with a group of friends, everything was provided. We loved the fire pitts, fabulous setting and the facilites were excellent. Great walks and pubs nearby. Many thanks to Barney and his wife for looking after us – nothing was a problem. We wish you much success with your venture -and highly recommend to all from the Durham gang x

  314. We attended a wedding here and it was fabulous very good facilities would def recommend

  315. We’re home after one of the best nights camping we’ve ever had. Brilliant bell tent, fantastic facilities, superb setting…the list goes on. Many thanks Barney – very highly recommended.
    Do yourself a favour and get it booked.

  316. We visited a couple of weeks ago and, if I am honest, I was absolutely dreading it. Every weather forecast predicted doom and gloom for our holiday and I have never really been a massive fan of camping.

    However, my fears were completely unfounded. Yes, it did rain but the campsite facilities were so wonderful that we didn’t even notice the weather. In fact, they were so good I am still waking lyrical about the heated drying room two weeks later!

    My fiancé likes to refer to himself as a “proper camper” and often reminisces about camping in random fields as a boy. He was a little worried that this campsite would be a little artificial but the layout of the site allowed him to camp and be clean without feeling like he had cheated.

    We had a fabulous time and I would definitely stay here again.

  317. We stayed at the hideaway on the grand opening evening. We were greeted by Barney on arrival who is a polite and cheerful fellow. He showed us our allocated spot and explained the ropes for the site.
    Our pitch was tucked away next to a bank between the lane and the stream. The lane I must say had little to no traffic at all, all night.
    Once pitched we got a fire going and cooked our food bear grylls style!! We spent the rest of our night watching the flame TV and listening to the babbling brook. Very romantic and thoroughly enjoyable.
    The multi-purpose block has great facilities with excellent pot wash, drying and shower facilities. The showers were lovelly, hot and very clean. What more can you ask??
    The next morning we popped over to the airfield next door for a microlight flight and met Barney’s parents, who are both lovely!! you made my first microlight flight thoroughly enjoyable, thank you!
    The Orchard Inn, local pub is a great place to pop in for lunch or dinner. The staff there are super friendly, can’t do enough for you and the food is great too!!
    We will most certainly be visiting the camp site, airfield and pub again!! Highly recommended!!

  318. We are a young couple who stayed the week of the Jubilee. The weather wasn’t great but we still had a brillaint time! The campsite was well maintained, people were friendly and Barney was very helpful.

    As it was the opening week, the signs became more frequent during the week to take tyour shoes off inside the toilet/showers area as if people didn’t, it became very muddy. People had got the message by the end of the week so lets hope it continues. The facilities were cleaned every day though so they never felt dirty.

    The fire pits were convenient and we never felt ‘on top’ of other campers so there was plenty of room between pitches.

    Will definitely be returning!

  319. The site lived up to Barney’s website description. Peaceful such that the wildlife could be clearly heard. Best toilet/shower block of any site I’ve been to. We hope to go back in Sept… in better weather!? Perhaps this site will become the site of my son’s childhood as Rosedale was for mine. X

  320. We stayed the opening weekend and had a fantastic time even when it rained. The ecopods were fantastic and provided excelent cover from the rain. The Chance for a campfire was awsome and people were relaxed and happy enjoying their breaks free from the rule and regulations of other more stuffy campsites. Thankyou to Barney and company for everything.

  321. we loved this site and intend to return soon,been able to cook on a camp fire was brill. Its quiet out of the way very relaxing, bird song by day and owls hooting at night as we sat by the camp fire with a glass of wine,PERFECT. Loads of places to visit from the site. The log cabin style Amenity Block is outstanding. Barney,(the owner}, is very pleasent and approachable, as was the Landlady of the local pud,{ The Orchard Inn}.As this is a new campsite it will get better as it matures.We’ll be back,as this site has gone on our favourite list.

  322. We stayed in the 2 bell tents on the 15th/16th June as a birthday weekend away. The tents were fab, the decoration inside was lovely and it had a nice cosy feel. The toilet/shower facilities were brilliant. We went to the local pub for tea when we arrived, only 10 mins walk and it was very nice. Would love to stay here again and try out the Ecopods which looked fab! Thanks Barney for a great weekend, just a shame about the rain!

  323. 8 of us stayed here in two bell tents on the 15th of June for the weekend, it chucked it down with rain but we still had a fab time. The bell tents are amazing everything you need and the facilities are extremley clean. Lovely local pub with nice food just ten minute walk from the camp site, would definitely stay here again. Thanks for everything Barney!

  324. Stayed 1st-2nd June 2012 (just opening)
    Own tent
    (Quick break from West Yorks)

    The Hideaway is a really peaceful spot, just close enough to the village to be in touch, but very secluded and erm, hidden away.
    We were lucky enough to stay on their first night – and I’d guess any problems will have been ironed out by the time we go back.
    The facilities were excellent – more like posh hotel than a campsite (although it was a bit tricky to get dressed after a shower without getting your clothes wet – although in fairness, it is in most places).
    The hosts (Barney & family) were extremely hospitable and helpful (thanks for loaning the airbeds).

    The site was well spaced, with adequate parking, (although it needed a mud free access from the parking area – I think just an initial oversight)

    And, we’ll absolutely be back – if we can get a spot!

  325. We stayed in the family Ecopod last weekend (23rd June), first family EVER to sleep in there, only arrived the day before! 🙂 We had a great weekend despite the weather, it didn’t ruin a thing. Pub lunch, alfresco dining in evening with yummy marshmallows round the campfire. A definite recommendation. Enjoy like we did 🙂

  326. We stayed at the Hideaway for Jubilee weekend, arriving the day after the grand opening! Travelled from Lytham and stayed in our own tent. Chose the site primarily because we could have a camp fire; toasted muffins and marshmallows and sat out til late. A lovely quiet little site tucked away down a country lane, but well placed to explore the local area. True to form, we had some rain but it didn’t spoil the weekend. The facilities were great with lovely hot showers, a very plush wash-up area and a convenient drying room. The staff were very friendly and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere. The local pub served great food and the kids loved the nearby park. The site will get better and better as they’ve done loads of planting. We will definitely visit again!

  327. The weather was far from great when we arrived but Barney welcomed us and pointed out the essentials, in our case the outstanding shower block and the drying room!.

    Facilities are above and beyond expectations, please take your shoes off like Barney asks as for those of us that do, it’s not nice to step in the remnants of those that don’t! Although there was only one or two that didn’t :).

    We missed the visiting butcher, but bought sausages from the campsite shop, which were fantastic! Next time, we won’t miss the butcher!.

    The showers and toilets were heated and a pleasure to use, the drying room was used to dry off our towels and the best thing is Barney let me use a plug to straighten my hair and that was awesome! A certainty I’ll be back time and again.

    The weather finally turned from torrential rain to sun and on the last night we enjoyed great weather and a camp fire, brilliant! 

    We will be back very soon! Highly recommended!