…if you appreciate listening to nature and “ eco-camping” off the beaten track…
...if you want to toast marshmallows on an open campfire whilst gazing at a sky laden with stars…
…if you want time to yourself to read your favourite book or watch the Kingfishers and the Otters down by the stream…
…if you appreciate open spaces to play and make new friends whilst sat around your campfire.
Coronavirus UPDATE: We have had to make some big changes on the site – please click HERE before you book/arrive.
The Hideaway@Baxby is a special, peaceful and restful place where you can spend precious days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A haven for walkers and cyclists, and a perfect base for exploring the many historic, cultural and outdoor attractions of this lovely part of Yorkshire. We are about camping, campfires, the countryside and getting away from it all.
We believe and encourage ‘natural play’ (playing in the stream, climbing trees and being free to run around making new friends) here at The Hideaway so you won’t find a man-made children’s play area here…however there is a play park in the village, a short walk from the campsite.
A proportion of the fee you pay to stay at The Hideaway goes towards creating and maintaining wildlife habitats here at Baxby manor!
Before you book please click HERE; this may (or may not) be the campsite for you!
A CHILD-FREE area of The Hideaway away from the main site. These pitches beyond the orchard back on to the stream and are set amongst the native trees and grasses; a special place that has been untouched to encourage wildlife and ground-nesting birds. For this reason there are only five pitches for tents (no hook-ups) and no dogs are permitted. Otters and Kingfishers have been spotted from these pitches!
SAME SITE RULES FOR THE SANCTUARY!
(Eleven7 no noise and no amplified music)
Office Hours 2020
9-11am & 2-6pm (variable at present!)
We are a small family-run campsite PLEASE check UP-TO-DATE availability & make your reservation HERE.
If you have a general enquiry and you cannot find the information you require on the website then please Email or Message us via our Social Pages.
The latest government announcement does not mean you cannot come if you are more than 6 people, (i.e you have booked more than one pitch/unit). The pitches/units are adequately (more than 2 meters) apart and there are no more than 4 or 6 persons permitted in/on one unit/pitch anyway. To all intents and purposes so long as you keep to your pitch or unit after the 14th September you will not be breaking the law even if you are meeting family or friends at The Hideaway.
You just cannot all sit together in one tent or gazebo, and/or be closer than 2 meters from one another.
You could for example all sit around one campfire but just at opposite sides so as to maintain the 2 meter distance.
Our normal cancellations and amendments policy applies, we are not offering refunds or date changes at this time.
Please be aware that from 14th September anyone not keeping to the 6-person rule will be breaking the law and we as a business have been asked to report anyone breaking this rule! We will then be left with no alternative but to ask you to leave with no refund offered.
I have copied some info extracted from the BH&HPA (British Holiday and Holiday Parks Association) below;
Rule of Six
A useful explanation of the different application of the Rule of Six in the four countries of the UK is provided by the BBC here.
The rules are quite different:
a maximum of six in any setting, including children in England but with no limit on the number of households
in Northern Ireland, the rule of six applies indoors with a limit of two households
children under 12 are excluded in counting the six in Scotland but with a maximum of two households indoors and out
in Wales, children under 11 are excluded, and the rule of 6 applies indoors requiring only members of the ‘exclusive extended household’.
Guidance on the rule in England confirms that whilst holidays and stays in second homes are permitted, ‘you should not go on holiday in England with people you do not live with (or who are not in your support bubble) in a group larger than 6 people’. Westminster Government have confirmed that where people are now on holiday in breach of the rule of six, then they should make immediate changes to comply.
Despite calls to exclude children from the English rule of six, Westminster Government have confirmed there are no plans to do so, but the hope is that the rule should apply for as short a time as possible.
Whilst the legal obligation is currently on the individual to comply with the rule of six, regulations will be laid for England this week so that there will be enforcement against ‘egregious’ breeches by businesses.
The Government COVID-19 secure guidance for England on this link has been updated to include both:
the track and trace and
the rule of six requirements.
The facilities (showers, toilets and pot-wash) REMAIN OPEN as they were before with strict safety measures and restrictions in place. We are doing this to protect ourselves and our staff, please be patient and we thank you for your understanding. We will be maintaining social distancing of 2 meters where we can otherwise it will be 1m+.
Track & Trace and Visitors
WHEN STAYING WITH US WE ASK; PLEASE DO NOT INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO VISIT YOU.
This is to maintain a safe working environment for ourselves, our staff and everyone else staying on site, AND ALSO TO COMPLY WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S TRACE AND TRACE PROGRAMME.
Click HERE to find out more about the safety measures that we have implemented as they will affect your stay with us. We appreciate your understanding. If you already have a reservation with us, or plan to book a stay please take time to read this information.
We receive requests every day for information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and what it could mean for your holiday plans in 2020 and 2021. The situation in the UK changes daily – the latest government guidance can be found at gov.uk/coronavirus
We will be doing everything possible to keep you updated but please understand that this is unchartered territory for all of us.
Whether you have booked a holiday in the next couple of weeks or are planning one for this year or next, our frequently asked questions below aim to help you understand the next steps you should take. Please read these before contacting us; we as you can appreciate we are very busy at this time and it may take us longer than usual to respond to you.
If your stay is after 4th July 2020:
All is good! However as your booking is now not within a government lockdown period and campsites are now re-opening from the 4th July we will not be offering refunds, our standard Terms and Conditions and Cancellation policies apply. If you wish to postpone or cancel for whatever reason we suggest you contact us as soon as possible as many people have already postponed their travel dates so the remainder of the summer/autumn periods are going to be very busy, changing your dates in line with our terms now means it is more likely you will be able to secure your preferred dates.
I am due to visit in August, September or October. What happens if there is another/local lockdown?
If this is happens we will look into re-booking your holiday for dates next year. Please email us.
What if I havent heard from you to discuss my booking?
If you haven’t already heard from us directly, please contact us using the email address shown in your booking confirmation email and await our response. Please be patient as we are inundated with correspondence!
My balance payment is due soon. What will happen?
We send automated reminders two weeks prior to arrival so please make your balance payment as normal otherwise your reservation may be cancelled.
How do I re-book?
Please email email@example.com
Thank you for your understanding, take care of one another and stay safe.