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  1. Great communication

    Obviously everything is different at the minute with Covid. All the new measures were very clearly communicated to us before our arrival and were easy to follow once we were on site. The Hideaway is a very special place to stay and this trip was no different. They even had a great spooky trail for the kids which we had a great time doing.

  2. Hobbiton stay

    Our family booked a last minute stay in the Hobbiton, and we all really enjoyed it! Nice and clean accommodation and wash facilities, we all loved the fire pit outside. Would definitely return.

  3. Loved our stay in the eco pod

    We booked a much needed short break at the manor in an EcoPod, and it was just what we needed. Lovely and quiet, the pod was great and the staff were amazing.

  4. Quick escape away

    We took the last minute opportunity of a one night stay in the Hobbit House. We were we a little dubious due to no electricity but to be honest this made our stay more enjoyable. We spent time chatting as a family around the outside firepit, toasting marshmallows. Inside was very clean and the log burner made for a cosy stay on a cold and wet October evening. A small portable gas ring and kettle was available for hot drinks. Wash and toilet facilities were immaculate. very friendly welcome on arrival and check out. Grounds were decorated for Halloween. I haven’t scored certain co

  5. Brief stay at the hideaway

    We had a fantastic evening around the fire. fabulous for young children around the site and local area. For more you had to get in the car. Would have been great for cycling, but weather not so good at this time.

  6. We absolutely loved our visit to the hideaway- a fabulous setting not too far from home. The campsite was quiet and well set out- sites were spaced out and gave us some privacy. it was great having our own firepit. The facilities were spotless and modern. A really peaceful place to camp. The Tomahawk restaurant was within walking distance and we ate outside watching the sunset. A wonderful night away!

  7. Amazing Place To Stay

    This is our third stay at The Hideaway and second in a Hobbit House. The staff are so friendly and helpful and have really worked hard to ensure the site still runs well and safely through these current times. The Hobbit Houses are amazing fun and a great place to stay. They are very comfortable and cosy with the log burner.

  8. Perfect peace

    The perfect place to wind down, especially in the strange times we are living in at the moment. Sitting outside on a cool October evening, gazing up at the stars with a fire burning in the fire pit was a real treat.

  9. Competition winners

    Not being campers ourselves when given the opportunity after winning the company’s competition we figured we would give it a go. We have a dog so the fact that it was an option to take him was brilliant. We probably picked the wettest week but we made the most of it and the log fire made it for us. (After Barney patiently explained how to use it). The facilities and all the care and advice given due to COVID-19 was very impressive and we felt safe. We will be sure to come back some time soon and have already recommended to several friends! Next time we want to try the tree house (dog less of course) many thanks

  10. Regularly going back

    This was the fifth time we had been to the Hideaway. Lots of space for pitches, fire pits to warm your feet at night and clean well looked after facilities. The surrounding countryside and villages with great pubs to eat in if you don’t want to cook make it a great place to stay. The campsite is spacious, quiet and as the name says hidden away from the world but only a short walk to a great pub. What more could you want.

  11. A weekend with the Owls!

    We booked a weekend away and purposely booked the furthest away plot in the sanctuary and it was PERFECT! Quiet, tranquil, and full of wildlife! My favourite bit was the chorus of owls every evening, they did not seem phased by our presence and continued to hoot away! The rules for the toilet block were great, requiring us to take our shoes off, and wipe down everything we touched. It made me feel so safe and ensured the block stayed lovely and clean. Staff were super friendly, the shop was very well stocked, especially when we forgot the vital kitchen roll! Eco brands too which is a bonus! We had a wander and decided exactly where we will pitch next time when we invite the larger family along! They will love it as much as we did! Thank you so much for a lovely, if a bit muddy (but that was just the weather) trip!

  12. The perfect 2 night getaway from the ‘real world’

    A very well managed and peaceful site that offers a unique experience where every pitch feels like you’ve managed to capture your own little part of nature just for you. The camp fire was a massive hit with our two young boys and the facilities are of the highest standard being very well maintained and managed under the current covid restrictions. This is our second stay at The Hideaway and it’s safe to say it wont be our last. We can’t wait to get back to the tranquil environment and enjoy some well deserved down time in a wonderful location.

  13. A wonderful campsite

    This is a wonderful site to enjoy the simplicity of camping. Each pitch has a firepit and so every pitch is well spaced out. This site is always clean and much pride is taken in this. The owner and staff are happy, helpful and friendly. A lot of thought has been taken in making sure they can stay open by adhering to the government’s covid 19 guidelines. These new changes are not going to detract from your stay as really they are common sense and there to keep you safe. The onsite shop is only small but has plenty to offer in basics, bits and bobs for the kids, camping essentials and local produce including cider. It is the perfect site to unwind, enjoy nature, have a walk, nearby villages have pubs, a playpark and outdoor exercise equipment is close by in the village too.

  14. Very Peaceful
    We stayed in the sanctuary which was very enjoyable and it was lovely to be so close to nature. We frequently saw barn owls and other wild life on our stay.

  15. Magical woodland retreat in splendid isolation!

    The Treehouse exceeded expectations; even better than the photographs on the website! High end futures & fittings, thoughtful welcome hamper; comfortable beds . Stunning location with amazing views from the hot tub. The hidden slide into the games room was a huge hit with adults & children alike!

  16. Quirky little Gem

    We loved staying here and will definately be back. Quirky campsite with excellent washing facilities. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. loved that every pitch had its own firepit and will be booking the adult only section for next year. Thanks for an amazing weekend.

  17. A relaxed holiday quirky small and very friendly

    Baxby Manor is certainly a site to have on your wish list. A small but perfectly formed site with good distance between tents/ motor homes due to everyone having a fire pit. You can hire a tripod and cook on an open fire and then sit and cuddle up round the fire. There’s a strict noise policy which is so nice so you can relax without late night parties or loud music going on. The shop at reception has most of the essentials but on the web site it says you can use some fridges and freezer for extra storage. Not the case due to COVID. The toilet and wash area has a really good system to keep it safe and clean if everyone follows the very simple rules. The area has lovely walks and a beck which my lab loved swimming in. The staff are lovely and will help or advise wherever they can We were encouraged not to walk round the village due to COVID except to the steak house/pub. But there is a coffee shop. Thanks for a lovely break.

  18. You can see that a lot of thought and effort has been put into reopening The Hideaway to make it as Covid-19 safe as possible. The staff were really friendly and very thorough in explaining all aspects of your stay, and there are videos that you can watch before you arrive too. The traffic light system for the washroom facilities would work very well in busy times, though luckily I stayed after the schools had gone back and so it wasn’t very busy at all. I will be going back next year with a friend, and recommend it to everyone.

  19. wonderful, ethical get away break

    Chose this site as a quiet get away location to camp by myself. The back to nature, cleanliness, detailed thought that has gone into the layout and mangement was remarkable; paths mown between longer grass made access easy, as were the wheelbarrows. There was a choice of pitches and accomodation. The only Interesting side was that next door there seemed to be an airfield for very light aircraft, but as they seemed only to fly in late afternoon , the landings and takeoffs were short so didnt affect my peace. whether this is the same in longer daylight/weekends i can not say. I visited during Covid-19 and full detailed thought and planning made my stay safe. The wildlife was stunning; buzzards, kites, ground dwelling creatures and nightly fly over of corvids (crows i think). It was peaceful all the time. The owner gives campers his mobile number in case of ‘problems’. Some of the pitches were a bit boggy, but drained enough not to cause problems. The Sanctuary pitches are now mature glades, i hope to return and use these. i had booked for one of these pitches but upon arrival, midweek, few other campers made me decide to move onto the main site, which was offered as an option by the owner. Loved the fire pits!

  20. Excellent Accommodation

    The Hideaway is a great place to stay if you want to get away from it all. We enjoyed cooking on our campfire for both dinner and breakfast. We have stayed here before so knew what to expect, but we were especially impressed with the hygiene measure put it to stop the spread of coronavirus. The facilities are immaculately clean. We will be back soon!

  21. A lovely campsite

    We really enjoyed our stay at The Hideaway. A positive was the emphasis upon tents rather than caravans. Staff were friendly and helpful. The COVID-19 risk was managed well. It is well located to access sites of interest in North Yorkshire.

  22. Amazing ECO site

    Beautifully maintained site. Quality of the products in keeping with the eco ethics is just wonderful. Stayed here 7 years ago & it’s just got better. Visited during COVID pandemic & probably never felt safer. Barney & his team are wonderful, super friendly & knowledgable. Can’t wait to return in 2021!

  23. Amazing!

    We had a brilliant 2 night stay which we thought was amazing, The staff were lovely and friendly the site itself was beautiful and very well kept, the facilities were spotless. We really enjoyed our stay and will be sure to return.

  24. Lovely

    The park was in a great location and the COVID precautions made us feel very comfortable and safe. Facilities are great and the washrooms and toilets spotless

  25. Perfect family get away

    We absolutely loved our stay at Baxby Manor. The staff were friendly and couldn’t do more for us. We felt really safe staying here as the rules were made clear and they had put good measures in place to keep us safe during the pandemic. The site is beautiful, tidy and well spaced out. We had a wonderful time here and will be back

  26. Immaculately clean and very well organised

    We had been wanting to stay in a hobbit house for ages and were very excited when we found availability. All the information and videos beforehand gave us a really good idea of what to expect. The systems that had been put in place to make it safe were brilliant. Other customers seemed to respect it well too. The hobbit house was big enough for 4 of us and comfortable. The log burner was very welcome as the evenings got cool. We have stayed at loads of camping and glamping places and this is by far the cleanest and best organised! We will be back.

  27. Love the hideaway

    Yet another fantastic break at the hideaway. Barney and the team have made adjustments to the site to keep everyone safe during the pandemic,yet still allowing you the freedom to enjoy your stay . Much appreciated. Brenda and Ed.

  28. Would highly recommend

    Absolutely amazing if you want to go back to nature. So peaceful, beautiful and extremely well looked after. We booked for 4 nights and ended up booking another 2 nights

  29. Beautiful site

    We have stayed at The Hideaway lots of times and it never disappoints. It is thoughtfully and beautifully set out. The showers and loos are spotless with lovely hot showers, the washing up facilities couldn’t be better. Due to covid we’ve missed the fridges and freezers and the (fabby!) drying room but Barney has given 110% into the safety of campers. Awesome traffic light system for the bathrooms with eco sanitizing products in every cubicle and shower – we couldnt have felt safer. The Hideaway is by far the best campsite that we’ve ever been to and we can’t recommend it highly enough.

  30. Romantic, private camping pitches

    The whole place was lovely but I especially enjoyed our pitch in ‘The Sanctuary’ at the far end of the small site. We were celebrating our anniversary and sought a site with a private pitch surrounded by trees with space to put a big bell tent up! The Hideaway did not disappoint. The bathrooms and showers were super clean, warm and comfortable – best campsite bathrooms I’ve ever visited! There is a very strict no noise policy – clearly not always adhered to if the many reminders are anything to go by 😅 fortunately we were there for peace and it was very quiet during our stay. We will definitely return and have already recommended the Hideaway to friends who have booked hem themselves in. Thanks Barney!

  31. For our first camping trip we wanted somewhere local to us and The Hideaway was perfect!
    Loads of lovely walks surrounding the site gave us plenty to do.
    The Sanctuary was amazing and so quiet. Will definitely be returning. We will be picky for our next trip due to this being so good.

  32. Great stay

    I happened upon The hideaway whilst searching for somewhere to stay which was an hour away from leeds. This looked perfect for our family camping trip and we weren’t disappointed. All COVID restrictions were adhered to and made easy.

  33. Perfect Stay in a Eco Pod

    Having just returned from the hideaway what can I say. This place is great, we had a eco pod and it exceeded expectations. It was amazingly clean and well spaced out. This was the first time we had ventured outside of our area since covid and wanted somewhere that had good social distancing in place. The hideaway exceeded this with clear one way systems and strict rules. The wash areas were spotless as was everything else. The fire pits were great it was good to have that especially to cook from, we also loved the no noise after 11 but to be fair there was very little noise after 9. Barney and the team did well and we can’t wait to return again in the near future.

  34. As good as ever !!!

    We’ve just return from a family break at The Hideaway. This will be our 6th stay at Baxby and it has been as good as ever !!! I’m sure we will be returning time and time again in the future. The facilities are first class with a very friendly welcome !!! There is something for everyone at The hideaway to keep kids and adults entertained throughout. Lots to see and do in the local area including York at the door step. If you are considering a stay as a family, with friends or even an adults romantic retreat don’t hesitate to book you won’t de disappointed. Thanks once again Barney and the team for a wonderful break, hope to see you soon the Reilly’s & Cooke’s

  35. Back to nature 100%

    The hideaway is a wonderful place to get back to nature, free range children, sounds of nature echoing through the valley , marshmallows around the fire pit and perfectly socially distanced. Bathroom facilities absolutely super and spotless with a great easy system to keep it running for all. Fab shop with everything you need and a few things you never realised you needed! Wonderful staff, a big thank you Pink haired Janet a lovely friendly and efficient lady. We can’t wait to come back to the hideaway with more family next year. Thank you and well done To all concerned .

  36. Wonderful Hobbit House Getaway

    My partner and I stayed in one of the Hobbit houses at The Hideaway at the beginning of September 2020. The house itself was clean and cozy, with a lovely wood-burning stove to keep us warm. Our particular house had two single beds and a double bed, so is perfect for small groups, families or couples. There is no electricity in the houses, which was nice for us as we both appreciate a break from the constant connectivity to the world! The house was only lit by solar powered fairy lights and the stove, giving it a rustic atmosphere which we loved. There was also a kettle and portable gas stove provided, to ensure access to necessi-teas. The surroundings were beautiful, with a stream behind our house and a fire pit at the front, all surrounded by wild grass, trees and a wonderful view of the countryside. The site is quiet and peaceful, aside from the occasional bird song. There is an airsports facility nearby which does make some noise during the day, but it is infrequent and not much of a bother. The onsite facilities were excellent. The showers and toilets are immaculate, and Barney and the team have implemented great systems to keep residents safe during Covid. While there is no electricity in the Hobbit houses, there are plug sockets and WiFi in the main building if needed. The onsite shop is also great, with both camping essentials and some homemade/local products such as cider and ice cream. Being eco-friendly is very important to me, and The Hideaway does so much to care for the environment and run sustainably. Barney made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived, and communications prior to our stay were fantastic. We’d like to thank Barney and the team for a wonderful stay, and we hope to be back next year!

  37. Rufus’s Roost

    A most memorable family break

    A magical and unique experience is provided by Rufus Roost. The full family relished every minute of our 2 night stay. We simply didn’t want to leave. Barney and team have created an amazing location that is even better than the photo’s show, which is pretty incredible in itself….

  38. Fantastic relaxing family get away

    We had our first experience of glamping in the family pod when we came to stay at Baxby Manor and we loved it. In fact we had tears from our youngest when we had to leave our wooden house and come home. The addition of solar powered fairy lights inside added a bit of magic and welcome light to read on an evening. We had a brilliant relaxing few days getting away from normal life. The fact we could have a campfire was definitely a bonus. The site was peaceful and staff were kind but firm in ensuring rules were followed around noise and supervision of children in the toilets and showers. I have to say they were the cleanest shower and toilet facilities of any campsite I have visited and the lights system meant social distancing was easy to manage. I would highly recommend friends to come and stay and we are very my much hoping to be back before too long. Thank you for some brilliant happy memories and for all you are doing to keep people safe during the pandemic.

  39. Our stay at The Hideway

    We have a had a great few days stay at the hideaway, we stayed in a Hobbit house which was amazing, much more space then it appeared to have in the photos. We were cosy when it rained with our log burning stove in the house and loved having actual beds to sleep on at night. We used our fire pit outside to cook our Breakfast and dinners which the kids loved. The facilities were spotless and well maintained and the little shop had everything you needed. We enjoyed eating out locally and going to Sutton Bank for a bike ride. It’s a beautiful area to visit. The only thing I would change is maybe some more screening between the hobbits houses for when sitting outside but this is the only non positive thing I can think off. We had a great time and would 100% recommend this as a place to visit.

  40. Perfect!

    Stayed at baxby manor for two nights on a non-electric tent pitch. Barney was friendly and very informative at check in, he made everything clear regarding covid-19 and was super helpful! The facilities were clean and well maintained. The shop is well stocked and Janet was lovely and friendly! The site itself is beautiful, and it was so peaceful & quiet on an evening. My two year old loved running round and seeing the wildlife! We will definitely be back!

  41. Perfect, peaceful break

    We LOVE camping but my only cringe is usually the facilities, we were recommended The Hideaway by some friends and we were not disappointed at all, my hubby was the first to visit the toilets/showers and came back saying ‘You’re gonna love it here!’. The park is so peaceful and relaxing, the perfect ‘Hideaway’! Can’t wait to come back ’

  42. Fantastic stay again

    This was our second year and Barney & his team were exceptional again. We ‘upgraded’ 😉 to a Hobbit House which was amazing a real home from home. The Covid rules around the main building were very easy to follow and the wash facilities as always were spotlessly clean. It was a bit chiller than our previous visit – which can’t be controlled- so the lovely hot showers every morning were extremely welcoming to kick start the day. We will definitely be back again.

  43. Quirky little Gem

    We loved staying here and will defiantly be back. Quirky campsite with excellent washing facilities. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff. loved that every pitch had its won firepit and will be boking the adult only section for next year. Thanks for an amazing weekend.

  44. Another fantastic stay!

    We love the tranquility of The Hideaway. It is always really, really clean and quiet. It’s very natural and beautiful. We try and visit every year.

  45. Recharge and switch off

    We had a great 5 night stay in the sanctuary despite the unpredictable weather! We can not fault Barney and his great team for their welcome and stringent precautions on place due to COVID-19. The wash blocks and facilities were kept spotless. Piping hot showers every day in spacious shower cubicles. The Sanctuary pitches are exactly that. Hidden away the perfect way to unwind and relax. We look forward to returning and exploring the wider area.

  46. Grandchildrens first experience of camping

    We have now been to the Hideaway about 5 times. We wanted our 2 and 4 year old to experience of camping. They are very outdoors children anyway so they took to it like ducks to water. Excited by the butterflies and running through the grass and having an apple picked from the tree, after permission had been sought. The Hideaway is very safe for children and Barny has very strict rules ie no music, no noise after 11pm and definitely unruly behaviour. These, to his credit he strictly enforces. He’s a very likeable guy and he is fair but firm. It’s a quiet and safe site. Sit back, relax, have a bottle of locally made cider from the shop and watch nature all around you…….. Oh, and dont forget, every pitch has it’s own fire pit to cook your meal over!⛺⛺⛺

  47. Hobbit hole

    Excellent facilities, quirky accommodation, quiet and well kept site. Owner is friendly and helpful, really good covid procedures in operation, safe and secure

  48. Stay once, return again and again!

    Perfect site. Lovely and welcoming, ticks all the boxes for us as a young family. Fire pits are a wonderful addition that you don’t often find.

  49. Perfect getaway

    Booked a pod and stayed with two other families in tents. Campsite is the best we have stayed on. Pod was amazing and have already booked a Hobbit House for next year. Site had all the facilities you could wish for and more, such as a communal fridge (not in use due to Civid, but a great extra in normal times). Facilities spotlessly clean and very well organised to cope with the Covid requirements. Highly recommended but book early.

  50. Ecopod hideaway break

    Stayed in an ecopod at hideaway. Read lots of book, chilled out, had campfires and lovely veggie sossies. Felt so very relaxed. Never seen so many starts in a clear sky. The hideaway made all of this possible. Have been before and will definately visit again.

  51. The Sanctuary

    Visited the sanctuary with friends – lovely peaceful place to stay – away from other campers and adults only. Felt as if we were miles from anywhere. Only downside is having the car so far away from the pitch – but it is well worth it for the isolation.

  52. Hobbit house

    Stayed in a Hobbit house at The Hideaway. Hobbit house is as pictured on website. Very clean and comfortable. Camp fire was a lovely on an evening to sit with family. Site is very clean, facilities immaculate. Hobbit houses face the beck and felt private. Car parking very close to hobbit house but out of sight to avoid spoiling atmosphere. Camp site has no noise after 11pm rule, which was followed by all, allowing nature to be heard, was lovely.

  53. I love this place

    Beautiful campsite with lovely, well maintained facilities. Spacious pitches in a idyllic setting. Feels very COVID safe, and the rules and new arrangements work well.

  54. As always a lovely stay kids loved it

    Thanks for a great stay and providing such a lovely site. Very grateful for the extra car and attention to make us all covid safe, you had gone to a lot of effort. Thanks Barney and all the staff

  55. Beautiful, wonderful, glorious, amazing NATURE

    If we hadn’t already booked T30 in ‘The Sanctuary’ area for next year, there is no way I’d be writing this review as it’s by far the best campsite I’ve ever stayed at and the ‘green’ ethos is exactly aligned to what we try to do at home anyway. I genuinely believe we should recycle as much as we can and encourage as much wildlife as possible and it’s really nice to stay somewhere where the proprietor believes the same thing.

    Check in was really easy and Barney is really lovely and friendly. At no point over the 4 nights / 5 days did we feel uneasy as the Covid-19 changes they’ve made are all clear to understand and seem to work well. You are asked to clean toilets / showers after you’ve used them with anti-bac spray and be respectful about taking outdoor shoes off to go to the (spotlessly clean) toilets and showers. Honestly, what’s wrong with that? Nothing, as it keeps everyone safe and keeps things clean for others.

    Our pitch – T30 was the furthest away from the campsite, however it was utterly, perfect for us and the trolley provided was really useful to cart our stuff to and from the pitch. We didn’t hear any other human beings whilst we were there and it was exceptionally private as T30 is at the end of the path, so noone should be walking anywhere near the pitch.

    What we did see / hear will probably live with me for years as it was so special… I’ve written a list and will attach some photographs so you can see for yourself!

    In the four nights / five days we were there we saw:

    1. A pair of Kingfishers
    2. A barn Owl
    3. A pair of Tawny Owls
    4. A Nightingale (and heard him singing every single night)
    5. Two different types of bats – we believe common pipistrelle’s and Daubentons were flying over our tent every night about 10:00pm
    6. A Buzzard, which kept flying over us every single day
    7. An adorable little field mouse which we HAND FED every day. If you’d like to do the same, he hangs around the fire pit and around 8am if you leave a biscuit around, he’ll certainly find it!
    8. Moorhens on the stream
    9. Swallows flying over our heads every night eating insects
    10. Tree bees / White tailed bumble bees / honey bees
    11. Grey squirrels
    12. A giant dragonfly
    13. A Chiffchaff which mostly liked singing at 4am and at dusk
    14. A pair of robins
    15. Butterflies – Red admirals / peacocks and Cabbage Whites

    Honestly, our pitch was the best in the entire campsite and before we’d even slept there on the first night we re-booked for next year.

    If you’re a nature lover (as oddly, I am) there is even more to see / do in the local area, like go on an Alpaca walk / see (and hand feed!) the Peacocks at Nunnington Hall / visit the 6000 free range chickens at Yolk farm and have their amazing eggs…

    Baxby Manor is the most perfect place to genuinely switch off and enjoy so much nature – You can’t help feel relaxed when you’re there and for us, as we have no children… it’s great to be able to chill out without anyone else around in the Sanctuary area.

    Go, go, go….. there is nothing more I can say!

  56. A really brilliant getaway

    We had a lovely few days away as a family in an eco-pod at The Hideaway. The facilities were good and very clean, our pod was fab and the kids loved cooking over an open fire each night. The quiet time after 11pm is a great idea too and the location is superb – a real hideaway from normal life. We’ll definitely be back next year.

  57. Lovely site, will be back

    second time at the hideaway and was not disappointed, even with covid 19 hanging over us. Clean, peaceful and quiet as advertised, already looking to get booked up again very soon.

  58. Family Summer Break

    Hi, We have just returned from 5 days at Baxby Manor. We booked an electric hookup after recommendations from a friend. As this is strange times, living through COVID we thought camping gave us more control of how close we were to people with minimum contact. The whole process was great with Barney creating online videos for you to watch before you arrive, explaining all the safety processes and procedures. We loved the fact that each pitch is so big and spread out from your neighbouring tent. We have never been on a site with so much space and it was great thinking you could go out for the day and somebody wouldnt have pitched up right next to your tent. The fact the cars are also parked up in a car park and not next to the tent again is a positive for us. The shower/toilet facilities are fantastic and there was never any queues for these which in the current climate was perfect. Barney made it very clear that sanitising was essential and provided antibacterial gels, sprays at every touch point. We were happy that in each cubicle there was cleaning spray, encouraging everybody to clean each toilet after use. Unfortunately we witnessed some people not using the cleaning facilities, which is a shame as Barney has put all the necessary measures in place to actually keep the camp site open. Any negative points are really down to other peoples behaviour and not keeping to the COVID safe rules, which we know Baxby Manor cannot control. We also know while on site that people staying there had invited friends onto site, who will not have given their personal details for Track and Trace reasons. Again, this is down to individuals and no way a reflection on the site. I hope Barney continues to do well and make the most of these tough times. We will happily return and be making more of holidaying in the UK.

  59. Amazing place to stay, relaxing, hidden away from the world, perfect place.

    Everything about this place is AWESOME! – When we first arrived it was so easy to check in we told all we needed to know in a friendly manor. We found our Hobbit House, unpacked and almost immediately started to relax. The house is amazing with loads of room for our family of 4, (two teenage children) the fire-pit is an added bonus too. The shower & toilet facilities are brilliant, clean and tidy, especially when you take into account the whole COVID-19 situation, we felt extremely safe and secure with the extra measures put in by the team there. The location is absolutely spot on, with a stream running near by, trees everywhere, keeping you hidden away. A perfect location to set up base at with loads of beautiful Yorkshire sights attractions right on the doorstep. My family and I really loved this place and will 100% go back in the next couple of months, a prefect place.

  60. Second visit even better than the first

    We stayed for 3 nights in August 2020 during the corona virus, which may have proved a nightmare. However, the site facilities were clean, everything was thoroughly washed down daily and we were given very comprehensive instructions when we got there regarding social distancing and hygiene. Our children loved the break as there is so much freedom for them, enjoying nature and of course the added enjoyment of toasting marshmallows over the fire, an absolute bonus to any campsite in my book. We will definitely be returning next year if we can get in!!!

  61. A haven!
    A lovely place to be.

    What a wonderful place to stay!
    Everyone respected the 11-7 quiet rule and it made for a good nights sleep. Loved being woken by the sound of the birds! Lovely clean toilets and showers. Good recycling facilities. Not too far to walk from designated car parking space. The distancing rules meant we had so much space. There probably would have been enough space without running at 50% capacity.
    Due to its location and the surrounding area,
    It was good value for money.
    Stayed because of It’s eco rating and promise of quiet!

  62. We enjoyed another lovely stay at The Hideaway. Staff we very thorough, ensuring a Covid Secure environment to support the wellbeing of all. Wash facilities were well organised and as always clean and tidy. The pitch is a fantastic size with the fire pit at the end. We loved cooking and sitting around this and meant we didn’t need to take a bbq or seperate fire pit, so less packing.

  63. The Hideaway is just perfect. The site is in a beautiful natural setting, there are woods and streams for kids to play in. The pitches are well set out, each with a camp fire for cooking and cosy nights. Toilet/shower facilities are spotlessly clean. There are a few rules to follow regarding the facilities and no noise after 11pm which doesn’t suit everyone but is perfect for us and it keeps a certain type of people away. I’ve been to many sites but keep returning to The Hideaway, there’s no where else quite like it xx

  64. Beautiful location and excellent facilities

    Have stayed twice previously and will be back again! Friendly welcome, beautiful setting, generous pitches, excellent bonus of fire pit on each pitch, we had electric hookup which was fantastic. The wash facilities are modern and super clean, lovely hot showers! (my ONLY comment is please make the showers last more than a few seconds before needing to push the button again!) We took our 9 month old baby who had a fabulous time and slept… Well… Like a baby! No noise after 11pm policy was adhered to and we had a great nights sleep. Barney and the staff have obviously worked super hard to put safety measures in place due to Covid 19 and I felt as safe onsite as in my own home! Thanks for a fab weekend!

  65. Peaceful Baxby in testing times

    A peaceful well run family venue, great place for a quiet family break in testing times. Clear C19 measures, feels very safe, helpful and attentive family run business. Thanks for the break, we will return

  66. 5* Glamping

    Our 5th visit to the Hideaway and would highly recommend. Facilities are excellent/cleaned frequently and it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the surrounding area.

  67. Short stay ecopod

    A very peaceful, friendly campsite that was exactly what was advertised. Barney and his team had put together well thought out covid measures that felt simple and safe. It was great to be on a campsite with good spacing and the environment and wildlife were well considered with the meadows of long grass. A great place for a peaceful staycation and we will hopefully visit again.

  68. Superb site in idyllic location

    We had a wonderful time camping at The Hideaway in August 2020, thank you to Barney and all the Hideaway staff, who are friendly and helpful. The site was impeccably clean with very well organised and thought out COVID prevention measures in place. Flat open grass for the kids to play on combined with long grass patches for wildlife. Loved the fire pit sited on each pitch, the beck close by for us to cool off in the hot weather (and keep drinks cool). The local village dining & takeaway options are amazing. With lots to explore in the local area too, we would definitely return!

  69. A genuine tranquil hideaway

    A great campsite run by committed and attentive staff. Fantastic atmosphere and “no noise” policy. Outstanding facilities. The Hobbit houses are quaint and cozy. Kids love exploring the beck and being able to light an open-fire to cook on, sit around and toast marshmallows in the evening.

  70. Would highly recommend!

    My first visit to Baxby Manor Hideaway and I will be returning. We stayed in the adults only section The Sanctuary, beautiful surrounding. private and peaceful. Strick rules due to covid helped us feel safe in the toilet block.

  71. Perfect

    I didn’t want to leave this lovely site, I stayed in the sanctuary and it was perfect, the closest to wild camping I have experienced, without actually wild camping. I wish the site was a bit closer to my home, I would become a regular visitor, fantastic little gem

  72. Amazing Site

    Amazing site in fact we haven’t camped for years but due to the uncertainty of 2020 was our only chance of a family holiday! So so pleased we bit the bullet and will definitely return, actually we won’t camp anywhere other than Baxby Manor! Barney and his team work incredibly hard maintaining their ethos from cleanliness to peacefulness exactly what we wanted and needed. Yorkshire is incredibly beautiful especially enjoyed Nunnington Hall. Thank you Barney & co

  73. Family camping

    We had a fabulous 5 nights stay In our tent at the hideaway. The site was very peaceful with lots of wildlife to see. Staff were helpful and friendly and facilities were very clean.

  74. Wonderful as always

    Our 5th visit to the Hideaway and did not fail to please all of us. We usually camp but this year chose the Hobbit houses. Lovely accommodation, clean and comfy. Barney was his usual extremely friendly and helpful self. I can’t fault anything. The measures in place for covid safety were sensible and we all felt safe. The kids played in the stream as did the adults and had great fun. Firepits and tripods always great. 5 out of 5. Will return.

  75. Amazing!

    We have been to the almost every year and we love it! It’s so safe for the kids and peaceful & relaxing for the adults. The facilities are always immaculate. We love it and will be back again next year!

  76. Perfect getaway for the ‘new normal’

    If you want a camping stay that is super organised, as well as peaceful this is the campsite for you. We were totally self sufficient with access to a water tap but the wash facilities were extremely well managed. Great pre information and brief videos showed us exactly what to expect. Every socially distanced and plenty of space to feel secluded even though we were assured the camp was 50% full it didn’t feel that much. Very well run, would definitely return and would highly recommend.

  77. A fabulous find!

    I have waxed lyrical about our visit to The Hideaway since returning home. The location is incredible, very remote and rural which is exactly what we wanted. The no noise rules mean you can hear a variety of wildlife which was so lovely to wake up to and fall to sleep to! The site offers a good range of different pitches and accommodations. My partner and I camped in a tent, whilst my parents slept in an Eco Pod. We were both impressed and took advantage of the allocated camp fire too! Barney and his team have put excellent procedures in place to deal with COVID and minimise the risk of infection. Once you got your head around things, it was easy to follow the expected cleaning routines. We felt very safe and incredibly relaxed!

  78. A great site … impeccably clean facilities

    My family thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Hideaway. The facilities are first-class and hygiene standards of the public facilities are excellent. Customer service is efficient and friendly. The social distancing arrangements in place due to COVID-19 are high quality and the communication of the arrangements via video in excellent. … but most importantly the pitches are good quality … and they have a firepit which adds to the fun of camping. Thoroughly recommended …

  79. First Family Holiday in 2020 – Hobbit House

    As always the hideaway has even more gorgeous surroundings this visit, higher trees, more wildlife and was just gorgeous as we caught the sunny weather. This is by far our favourite campsite in the UK – we repeat visit every year and love it. This time we opted for a hobbit house and it was brilliant! Our young boys loved it and we enjoyed roasting marshmallows on a night. Thank you again Barney And staff for a fantastic stay. Xx

  80. One of the best sites I’ve stayed on!

    I absolutely love this site and this year introduced my friends to Baxby Manor! Your hidden away and feel like your miles away from anywhere and feel instantly relaxed! However should you need to leave everything you need is only a 15 min drive away or there is a handy little shop on site! My partner loves an open fire and few places allow this which is ridiculous as it forms a part of camping experience when you kids get to cook/eat marshmallows on an open fire and on this site you have your very own designated fire pit! The facilities are some of the best I’ve seen, inside washing area for your pots/pans, fridges, sparkling clean showers/washing areas and toilets which are constantly cleaned throughout the day! With a mix of electricity/non electricity or hobbits houses for those who want Glamping this site has you covered! Can not recommend enough and we will be back soon!

  81. The perfect campsite

    We have stayed at the hideaway twice now, both times in the sanctuary and don’t believe we will ever find a more perfect site. The pitches are large and flat with a fire pit and we love how secluded and private they are. So peaceful! The facilities are also excellent, we first visited pre-COVID but due to their high standards we felt very comfortable returning during the pandemic and were not disappointed, the hideaway staff have gone above and beyond in keeping the place feeling clean, relaxing and safe during a very stressful time. Defo be back!

  82. 3 days at the hideaway

    We booked this site after reading a review in the Sunday Times. It sounded worth a visit and in an area of Yorkshire which is a favourite of ours. We booked on line but had to rearrange the dates which was done by the site manager Barney with no fuss at all, all very easy. We have a VW camper van and the pitch was on grass , fortunately it had been dry as there was no hard standing. Checking in process was straightforward forward and very ‘cobvid ‘ safe. A video explaining all the new procedures had been emailed the week before we arrived, so we understood the processes and what to expect. The pitches were large and plenty of room. Campfires are allowed and a lovely site in the evening. The site only allows camping or campervan. There are areas of wild grass and the site promotes eco and wildlife conservation. The shower and toilet facilities were clean and had a traffic light system to keep social distance rules. We would not hesitate to return.

  83. Favourite Site

    Another stay at our favourite camp site. Once you’ve been to the Hideaway you will be thinking about when you can return again. Very natural environment which is perfect for us, great campfire and great space between pitches. Do not let Covid put you off going as everything is well organised and safe. Great place to get away from it all.

  84. Can’t recommend this highly enough

    This was our second stay at Baxby Manor. We always knew we’d come back. First of all what drew me to Baxby was it’s commitment to the environment. However once there, the facilities cannot be faulted either pre-Covid or post covid. The fire pit makes such a difference. I love the fact there’s no noise after 11, it’s so peaceful. My kids both times have made friends and ran off and explored. The lovely stream with the little Tarzan swing. It’s also a brilliant place to base yourself to visit other attractions. Staff are so helpful and the shop well stocked for bits you might run out of during camping. I love it and will definitely be going back.

  85. Perfect campsite

    Authentic camping experience with camp fire and sites “car free” but with lovely facilities. Beautifully and naturally landscaped to encourage wildlife. Extremely well managed with every step taken to make the site ‘COVID secure’.

  86. We love Baxby

    We have stayed at Baxby Manor previously, we love this campsite it’s so peaceful, beautiful wildflowers and plenty of green space for our friends children to run and play and spend time in the river. The facilities are very clean and the staff are so friendly, the social distancing is worked out perfectly. We will be back 🥰

  87. First trip of the year

    It was our first trip away this summer due to Covid. We had a lovely stay, first couple of days were great but as more people arrived we realised that many were not following the strict Covid rules. Kids were going in toilets alone, people not wiping round etc, sad as the staff had all the things in place to make it work. We’ll return but not til next year when hopefully a bit of normality has returned.

  88. A perfect few nights under the stars, albeit 30 degrees during the day!

    A wonderful, relaxing couple of days away. The rules that are on the site are there to keep you safe. The bathrooms were the cleanest I have ever been to and I do feel that this wasn’t only because of Covid-19. Staff members were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. This is the perfect place to come to ‘get away from it all’. We knew there were no facilities for children, so it wasn’t a surprise – we went to the local village where there was a play park.

  89. Best site I’ve came across

    I’ve been camping all my life all around the country and this is by far the best campsite I have visited. Half of me wants to give a bad review, and ensure availability for further trips, but that really would not be fair on Barney and the staff. We have already had two stays here since lockdown eased, and we have another already booked for later in the year.

  90. Perfect stay!

    Very clean and well kept. The social distancing changes made us feel safe and the facilities are always clean too. The grounds are lovely and peaceful and the eco pod is perfect!

  91. Its all in the name!

    Hideaway is the name and that’s exactly what it is, a little oasis of nature led tranquility. This site is clearly a passion rather than purely a commercial venture, as such the facilities are outstanding in quality and cleanliness and the pitches are very well spaced. It probably will not suit everyone as it is by its nature quiet and reserved but for the type of site it is I doubt there is much better.

  92. Family stay

    We love baxby manor! The facilities are fantastic and the surrounding are is lovely. Pitches are a fantastic size, and even better with the covid-safe spacing.

  93. Wonderful site

    We absolutely love this site. It is beautiful, with well maintained pitches and spotless facilities. The fire pit on every pitch is an added bonus as sitting round the campfire chatting in the evening is the perfect end to the day. The staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming and the owner has done a fantastic job of making the site as safe as possible for everybody during the Covid19 crisis.

  94. Happy and safe break with our dog at the Hideaway

    Enchanting campsite, lives up to its name, secreted away…it was a slight challenge to find it though thankfully Barney and his team have put up signs in the vicinity to help locate it. Meticulous hygiene maintained to make the facilities Covid secure – clearly lots of thoughtful and excellent planning, well executed. Plenty of disinfectant, one-way systems and signage everywhere. Love that so much attention is giving to re-using, recycling and protecting the environment. A highlight has to be the open fires and the tripods, to hire, that enable open air cooking. We stayed in a dog friendly hobbit house – luxurious glamping – and with the log burning stove would probably be warm enough in Autumn. An enclosed area where our pet could run freely would be helpful as she had to stay tethered all the time we were there. Lovely walks, runs and cycles from the site – no need to hop in the car. Thank you to all the staff. We enjoyed a much needed break and change of scene. We’ll be back when we can.

  95. Excellent stay

    We camped just after lockdown was lifted and the campsite reopened. There were obvs a lot of measures in place to keep us all safe which initially felt like it would put a dampener on the stay but it actually didn’t and you got used to it very quickly. The toilet block was immaculate and everyone adhered to the cleaning regime that I could see. Pitch was perfect we were in our own field with friends and one other tent and the fire pits were fabulous. Had a fantastic stay lots of nice places around to visit and walk to. Wished we could have stayed longer but would definitely go back.

  96. COVID Camping

    A fabulous few days – first step out of lockdown – beautiful site, so well looked after and a so natural with fabulous fire pits! . The steps Barney and the team have put in place with spacing and washroom hygiene made this feel as safe as it can be- so thank you gave me the chance ti have fresh air and enjoy such beautiful natural surroundings after a few months of restricted living! Rain didn’t spoil our stay – wheelbarrows are a nice touch.. although having a small tent and pouring rain it was tricky not having a car beside tent for storage but can understand why this is not allowed. Thank you will most definitely visit this special place again.

  97. Peaceful Break in a Lovely Setting

    We stayed 3 nights in a double pod and had a great time. Plenty of space, clean facilities and very helpful staff. The shop has all the essentials, plus local cider! A short walk into the village took us to the Tomahawk Steakhouse, which has a pleasant outside. Barney has taken the Covid protocols on board and we felt safe. Will definitely return.

  98. What a find! The Hideaway is a hidden gem!

    We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Hideaway. The Hobbit Houses are so charming, we loved the wonky windows, round door and cute curtains! Inside was deceptively large, a great size. The houses feel secluded and private, yet the facilities are in easy reach. Love the fact every pitch and house has a fire pit, it was the first time we’ve had a fire and loved it! Roasting marshmallows was so nostalgic. And the log burner was a game changer for me, I’m always cold, so this was just heaven! Although there were no entertainment of facilities for the children (sorry if there are and we missed them!) that wasn’t an issue as we didn’t come for that anyway. We came for time away from it all and to reconnect as a family. The toilets and showers were brilliant, always immaculate and plenty of them. Didn’t have to wait once! Same with the pot wash, clean and tidy. Barney and Janet were very friendly and helpful and it was a pleasure meeting you both 🙂 All in all we were super impressed and will definitely be back!

  99. best place to escape to!

    So peaceful and quiet clean and fresh I can’t rate the site enough and the staff and barney couldn’t be more helpful and cheery and friendly we started telling our friends and family about the site the minute we arrived the pod and the fertility’s the whole site the atmosphere it was an escape from reality which we needed and really enjoyed a million times over and we are still talking and telling people how amazing the place is and when I sort some spare money out we will be going back and that’s a fact not just a promise!

  100. Fabulous camp site

    Love this site , Barney and his team work hard to make sure the facilities are well maintained and put in place measures during this difficult ( covid pandemic) time a safe & secure place to camp… looking forward to returning in September

  101. Happy Camper

    This was our 5th visit to Baxby and the first since COVID19 lockdown. As always the staff were very helpful and had gone to great lengths to provide a safe and welcoming experience within the Gov guidelines. The site ticked all the boxes again. Peaceful retreat away from the busy schedules at home and the perfect couple of nights away after the last three months. As always the facilities were spot on and the cleanliness was of a high standard.

  102. A Hideaway worth seeking out

    Camping at the Hideaway just days after campsites were allowed to reopen was a very reassuring experience. The team there had put a huge amount of thought into how campers would use the facilities and the measures worked well. Indeed, the next campsite we moved onto was, by contrast, disappointingly vague about what to do and not to do. The Covid aspects of the stay did not impinge on how enjoyable camping at the Hideaway was. The site is so well laid out, with the grass between the very generously sized pitches left uncut encouraging many flowers, birds and other wildlife. Great local cider and fresh eggs, campfires, peaceful bliss – it’s a great recipe.

  103. A unique experience

    A unique place that lets your imagination run wild, as wild as a child’s regardless of how old you are! The standard of accommodation was superb and the welcome basket was a lovely touch too. The addition of a hot tub allows you to fully immerse yourself in a truly back to nature experience. Loved it, hope we can go back some day.

  104. Magical

    We stayed in the Treehouse over New Year and had a fantastic time. Beautiful accommodation with every mod-con imaginable, lovely setting and completely magical at dusk when the fairy lights come on and this place really comes into its own. Highly recommend a visit and would love to return one day!

  105. Great stay NYE 2019/2020

    Me and my boyfriend were looking for somewhere to glamp over new years. We booked quite last minute (only a few days before) but were so happy with our find of an ecopod at the hideaway! The ecopod was clean – and although basic – was everything we wanted (something more than a tent). The campfire was a perfect touch and kept us warm when seeing the new year in. The area had some shops (co-ops, budgens) and pubs that were serving food. We were only an hour away from the seaside, and 20 minutes from some beautiful walks. The amenities were clean, the showers were hot, and we were really impressed that the amenities lodge was heated. So going to the toilet wasn’t a massive shock from the cold after sitting by the fire. Overall, we loved this place and will be recommending it to all our friends and family. X

  106. Wonderful woodland retreat

    What an absolutely fantastic place to switch off and to get back to nature. The treehouse was an adventure for the children and an opportunity to reconnect for us adults. The property was well thoughtful, quirky, fun and so unique. We can’t wait to return. Thanks for having us. The Sykes family

  107. Unique Treehouse

    Stayed in the Treehouse for 2 nights during half term, what an amazing, unique experience. The treehouse has 5 star facilities but with a wonderful rustic charm. My daughter loved the secret slide down to the games room and we enjoyed spending time together star gazing, exploring the woods, night time walks, homemade pizzas in the pizza oven and using the hot tub. The staff were fantastic and even decorated the property for Halloween. This is a truly magical property and we have made some fantastic family memories

  108. As always, just amazing

    I will always think of The Hideaway as my happy place. It is so peaceful and relaxing, no matter what the weather does. Sitting under the stars, cooking over the fire, and just watching the wildlife in beautiful scenery is wonderful. If you love getting away from it all, you will love it here!

  109. Great eco site

    The Hideaway is a great place for people to get away from it all. Both times we have stayed there we have stayed in a pod or Hobbit house which are great. The kids loved pushing their things from the car in a wheelbarrow and the fact that you are allowed to have a campfire is a bonus. The washing up room and shower block/toilets are immaculate. We will definitely come again!

  110. Fantastic Site

    Another fantastic stay at The Hideaway, this time tried out a hobbit house. Very spacious, log burner and great fun. Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent and very clean facilities. I would definitely recommend this site again.

  111. Out first stay at the Hideaway

    We absolutely loved staying at Rufus’s Roost in the half term holidays for a family break. It was stunning, so rustic, cosy & with so many luxury touches. My children were amazed on finding the secret play den accessed by a slide & especially enjoyed stargazing in the hot tub. The surrounding woodland provided much fun too with its swing, den building & toasting marshmallows on the firepit. We also discovered a new favourite game (torch tag). This place is an absolute gem & we will definitely return!!

  112. Thank you for a wonderful short break

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hideaway is just a beautiful place. It was our first time glamping and such a unique experience. Staff were incredibly friendly and the facilities were immaculate. We had our 9 month old daughter and 5 year old daughter with us and the site was fantastic for both ages. I was originally a bit worried about bringing such a small baby glamping in October but the facilities were spot on. The only small problem we encountered was that my eldest daughter was petrified of the handprint and footprint stickers used in the toilets to decorate for Halloween. It shocked her when we arrived on the first evening and from then on she cried every time we took her to the toilets. It was a battle to get her to go back in and in the end we found we had to guide her into a cubicle each time with her eyes closed. It hasn’t put us off returning as the rest of our stay was absolutely perfect, however it is something we wanted to make you aware of given the fact that other young children stay with you.

  113. eco friendly

    loved the fact everything on the campsite was eco friendly, the toilets, showers &wash up areas were clean & well presented. the drying room was brilliant as it rained non stop… loved the fact it was a dark sky area, cant wait to return in better weather …

  114. Short break

    Very impressed with the site for its cleanliness and how friendly and accommodating the staff were. I felt it offered a personal touch with it being a family run business. Will definitely be booking again

  115. Rain, rain, rain!

    Unfortunately, for the one night we spent here it didn’t stop raining, but from what we saw, we will most definitely return for a longer (drier) visit! The site is spotless, lots of emphasis on the environment, getting back to nature and bonfires are encouraged….what more can I say! Went to the local, The Carlton Inn, for a meal and food was so good and reasonably priced too!

  116. Unique setting that amazed both my children and parents

    It was a fantastic retreat for all ages. The kids loved the den and the hot tub. My parents liked the facilities and how well appointed it was. It was like a peaceful hotel in the trees. One of the best places I’ve stayed (I’m adding it into the category of luxury villa in Bali here not a premier Inn on the motorway…. Just so you’re clear on how much we liked it 🙂 ) Great value for money.

  117. Lovely break on an excellent site

    Really nice break in a lovely site. Facilities are excellent and extremely clean. WIll definitely be at the site again next year. Lovely little villages like Husthwaite and Easingwold nearby are well worth a look. The takeaway BarBQ in Easingwold was superb and would recommend.

  118. Another wonderful break

    We enjoyed yet another fantastic weekend at The Hideaway! This time we stayed in the family ecopod, which gave us plenty of room. Even though the weather wasn’t great, we enjoyed ourselves none the less. Relaxing, welcoming – the perfect antidote to the pace of normal life. Thanks again, Barney, and see you soon xx

  119. Excellent

    Accommodation was fabulous! Surrounding area was beautiful as well as the facilities being extremely clean and to a high standard quality. The staff were amazing and explained everything! I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to experience the outdoors but still have luxury.

  120. A magical place for those wanting a peaceful and relaxing break in beautiful and undisturbed natural surroundings.

    Following an October weekend of camping in mud ( 8inches… the weather in Yorkshire has been a little damp recently!), we arrived for a few days of glamping in an Ecopod as a way to recover. The site is well laid out with designated parking bays, the facilities – washrooms with large showers, pot cleaning room, drying room, information area and onsite shop (based in reception) are spotless, warm and well equipped and the staff very friendly. They are passionate about protecting the environment and the site’s Eco credentials are excellent – eco hand and dish wash provided and an easy-to-use recycling centre too. The Ecopod was quaint, cosy and practical. A comfortable double bed, side tables and bench seat inside, a deck, bench and large fire pit outside (The site sells firewood). Although the rain prevented us from using the fire pit, we cooked on our gas stove under the overhang of the roof on the deck. We supplemented the tea-lights and solar powered fairy lights provided, with a large torch as we wanted to read in the evenings, and were perfectly warm in our sleeping bags, despite there being no internal heating. The mornings were magical. Our alarm clock was the bird song, the trees and shrubs glistening with rain drops in the sunshine, and we carefully inspected the footprints in the silt left on the path and found both deer and otter tracks. During the days we tested several excellent circular walks in the area – near Byland Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey. For meals and shopping Easingwold is a delightful and picturesque market town near-by, with pubs, restaurants, a great Indian takeaway and a splendid late-opening Co-op store. We found our stay delightful; so if you crave total peace and wish to re-connect with nature without the distraction of tv’s and late night music, but with comfortable and well thought-out facilities, this is the site for you.

  121. Gem of a site

    You really feel like you are one with nature here but at the same time the modern facilities are fantastic and very very clean. Plots are generous and having a fire pit is a great extra. The local cider sold in the shop is one to buy too! Staff were super helpful the whole weekend was perfect from start to finish. will be returning time after time

  122. Last trip of the year

    We picked this site for our last trip of the year,we camped as a family with 2 large tents. The pitchs we chose where very spacious and took the 2 6 man tents we had with us no problem. The fire pits where an excellent addition and the grounds well kept and made you feel you was much more rural than you actually was. The facilities are the best we have seen on a site, the staff very helpful ecennlending us an extension for the hookup with it been a good distance away from one of the pitches we had. All in all an excellent site and will be returning in the spring.

  123. Hobbit house

    We had a great break away from ‘life’! Quality family time in a beautiful location. The hobbit house was surprisingly spacious and very clean! The shower block was spotless, the whole place was very well maintained.

  124. Loved it 🙂

    I stayed in a hobbit pod for 2 nights with my 5 year old son & we absolutely loved it. The site is beautiful, clean & tidy. The hobbit pod exceeded our expectations & the log burner came in handy with the weather. Barney is so friendly. We loved the local pub/restaurant for food, we went both nights. We will definitely be back.

  125. Top rate facilities and quiet

    2nd time we have stayed and we will be back again. The facilities are the best. Super clean, modern and has everything you need (and more). Lovely quiet site with loads of space per pitch. Great layout and planting around the site keeps it private but open enough to feel the space.

  126. Weekend Away

    The Hideaway was a fantastic relaxing place to be. There is plenty of space between each pitch we the added use of your own fire pit. There is a small shop with everything you need to light your camp fire we friendly staff to help and advise.

  127. Returning again

    Third visit to the hideaway. The area is beautiful with good walking, outstanding views and pretty villages within easy reach. The campsite is spacious,clean and tidy with well maintained facilities and if you don’t want to cook over the fire pit there are great pubs nearby.

  128. A hidden gem

    Was recommended this site by friends so gave it a go. What a lovely place it is. Very secluded and quiet. Strict 11-7 quiet rule and no music at all allowed.. Beautiful woodland area filled with fruit and nut trees which you can freely pick for your enjoyment. Theres an adults only area which doesn’t have hook up. All facilities were second to non but my only complaint is the showers, although they are beautiful and clean they only last for 10 seconds max, I know its water saving at it’s best but this I think is unacceptable especially for those trying to shower young children. Will I return? You had better believe I will if only for the dark skies experience, seeing meteors and the ISS go by was great .. Its tents only though which is fine for us but it’s a shame caravanners can’t experience such a lovely site.

  129. Lovely stay

    Was really impressed with facilities, wash up area, shower & toilet. Felt everything had been really well thought out with regards to recycling & their Eco ethos. Lovely little shop & great to be able to get a Barista coffee in the morning. Looking forward to booking again, have already discussed booking with a couple of friends so my daughter has someone to play with.

  130. A wonderful wedding venue

    From start to finish Barney, the Hideaway Chief, couldn’t have been more accommodating to help us while we were planning our wedding at his wonderful eco glamping site. The level of service was outstanding, no matter what we enquired about or suggested he would help us, and we were never made to feel like we were too demanding! This was the same on the wedding weekend, he just left us to it. The site itself is immaculate and very well run, everything has been thought out well and the layout is spacious and green. The facilities are unbelievable, and the village is lovely. We can’t wait to return every year for our wedding anniversary. Lots of love, The Dimmacks.

  131. The hideaway Well hidden

    We were looking forward to staying at the Hideaway as the camp site had been recommended by a freind we were not dissapointed. After long journey and a few closed roads and diversions we eventually found the entrance to the site, we were very impressed with the site and the facilities, we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside location ,each pitch had its own fire pit, the facilities are immaculate even an indoor potwash. I would reccomend this site to anyone that enjoys camping

  132. Back Again and in a Hobbit House

    We camped here 2 years ago and have wanted to come back ever since. We booked a hobbit house this time and it was fab. The cabin was spacious with beds for 4, table, benches, log burner and outdoor seating areas with fire pit. All built to a high standard and well supplied with single ring burner, bowls, plates and cutlery. We just needed to bring pans and bedding. The site has a gold award for conservation and an abundance of wildlife. Owls, foxes, badgers, buzzards, and spiders locked in death struggles with daddy-longlegs’s were all in evidence. Recycling and eco friendly practices are a welcome aspect of life on this site. The facilities include an onsite shop, male/female showers/toilets, an accessible bathroom for Radar key holders, a washing up room with 3 sinks, fridge and freezer, and a drying room too. All is beautifully clean and customers are expected to help with that by removing shoes indoors, and cleaning up after themselves. The best thing about this site is the people: Barney the boss is friendly and helpful and continues to develop this lovely site. All the staff are also efficient and approachable, and many fellow visitors were regulars which speaks volumes. If you want a quiet well run rural site with quiet after 11pm and a great eco friendly ethos then you can’t do better.

  133. Amazing

    We were blown away by how amazing the place was. The staff were amazing so friendly and helpful and the accommodation was super. We Are already planning our return trip !

  134. Amazing place

    Came here for weekend away with husband – not disappointed Lovely quiet flat pitch with great built in fire pit and clever cooking options in the form of a BBQ for over the pit Facilities very clean and easy to use – only negative are the showers, very very short press button and I mean short! I’m sure in high season the camper van selling coffee and the pizza options will be more, we tried the coffee – amazing!! However we will be back – a lovely site with great service and fab things to do in the area! Especially the steak house nearby.

  135. The Hideaway

    Beautiful campsite Very tidy and Clean Very amenable as I was camping by myself in a mini camper van who the likes of camping and caravan in club and other sites would have to turn their nose up at ! When actually it’s the people that make camping greats Could not fault the site fire pits were brilliant and would available on site perfectly kept and clean The only thing I would say is that it was a little too far to a village with the nearest pub being a steak restaurant and not somewhere you could drop in for a shandy and a bag of crisps with family and or friends

  136. Excellent Campsite

    What a great campsite. The facilities are fab and spotless. The recycling facilities are excellent and as a result attracts respectful guests. It’s wonderful that each pitch has a fire pit and the space allowed around each pit is excellent. The drying room is a fantastic idea. At times I felt there was a little too much signage, instructions and rules and it was hard to prioritise / read all the information. It might be helpful to condense this down – but if it results in such a clean and well respected site, it’s no biggie.

  137. Yet another fantastic hideaway getaway!!

    Every time we head to the Hideaway we feel refreshed and destressed. From the moment we arrive Barney (Glamping Chief) if friendly and welcoming, this starts off any break in the right way! Such a cool guy! Barney’s relaxed yet organised and informative style really is a skill when dealing with so many people year in and year out- refreshing to see! The site is clean, friendly, has everything you need not to mention each pitch really gives the feeling of space & privacy whilst being surrounded by the playful sound of children, people laughing and the great smell of fires and food!! There are many varying walks for all ages and abilities that start just steps from the campsite, a great way to stretch your legs and enjoy the stunning surrounding flora and fauna- not to mention the nice pubs!! We particularly enjoy the Fauconberg Arms (Coxworld) just a 50 minute walk away along a lovely disused rsailway track. The Carlton Inn (Carlton Husthwaite) just a 20 minute walk away but part of a great 2-3 hour walk. Oh and not forgetting the Tomahawk pub just a few minutes walks from the hideaway in the village We LOVE the hideaway at Baxby and the above is why we return time and time again!

  138. A fab last minute find

    What an amazing place. We were looking for a place to camp for a couple of nights, but when we saw the Hobbit Houses, we thought we’d do a bit of glamping and it was absolutely fabulous. Camping really isn’t the same without a campfire and this place really gets this with fire pits on every plot. The house was brilliant and the tent pitches were great and we’re looking forward to coming back with our tent. The facilities can’t be faulted and the owners have got it just right. Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough, it’s lovely.

  139. Great campsite

    Excellent campsite. Friendly helpful staff, clean and modern facilities. Defined pitches for tents each with own fire pit. Good amount of space for our tent. Safe space for our kids to enjoy and quiet environment, particularly overnight. Will definitely return.

  140. Family Glamping in Ecopod

    This place really is a ‘Hideaway’ set in Yorkshire countryside. It was easy to find with the website directions and we were warmly welcomed onto the site. Easy check-in and then settled in. Ecopod was great – kids thought it was brilliant to sleep in a little wooden house. The facilities were good, and very close by. The stream was right next to us and ideal for cooling drinks. The children enjoyed the activities on offer, e.g. pottery painting on Sunday evening. They also loved being right next to the little orchard, especially when we saw the resident bunny rabbit hopping about every day. The only downside for me was that we were unfortunately next door to a very large tent that appeared to have several families in it – they were rather rowdy on the night probably after drinking too much and this caused a bit of problem with our young children going to sleep – but they left the next night and then it was much quieter. Overall I’d say it was a great place to stay!!

  141. Perfect place for quality time in the great outdoors

    The Hideaway really lived up to it’s name. It provided our family with a secluded stay to enjoy quality time together in and amongst the wildlife. The environment was fantastic for making our own fun; using the river for dinghy rides and toasting marshmallows on an open fire. The site was clean and the daily recycling was educational and enjoyable for our 3 year old boys and 5 year old girl. The eco ethos was consistent across the site and the rewards of a well cared for environment were easy to see and enjoy. Barney is welcoming and provides excellent written posters around the facilities. This ensures when the staff are not around, the answers to any questions can be found. We have visited many sites in the UK and this is by far a stand out location and experience, which ensures camping has a glamping feel on an affordable budget. Great value for money and a magical family holiday, we can’t wait to return.

  142. Our first hideaway stay

    Fab little stay in an ecopod with our 4 year old daughter. She had her first experience of toasting marshmallows on the campfire and enjoyed looking for bugs. Mammy and Daddy particularly enjoyed stargazing after dark whilst burning a log on the fire and having a good chin wag without our usual distractions. We were really pleased there was fresh coffee the next morning with croissants before the journey home. Great stay we will be back again.

  143. Fabulous time was had by the whole family

    The facilities were the best we’ve experienced with cleanliness of an extremely high standard. We loved having the fire pit and utilised it through out our staying even cooked our sausages for lunch on it. The sausages we bought from the onsite butcher who came on Saturday morning. We also loved the café and the very delicious, homemade sausage rolls and pastries – the perfect way to start the day. I have never slept as well as I did at this site, the no noise after 11pm was adhered to by all. Generally a beautiful setting first class services and staff I would thoroughly recommend this site and will be returning again next year for sure.

  144. Family visit to site

    Beautiful site, returned for our 3rd visit for a week over the Bank Holiday. As always the staff were fabulous and friendly. We love how relaxed the site is and the lack of cars on the fields make us feel our daughter is safer when playing. The facilities here are of a brilliant standard, sadly they were occasionally less than spotless due to inconsiderate campers keeping their outdoor shoes on and bringing loads of mud in. This is the first time we have noticed this and was rectified each day by the staff. The children had a lovely time playing in the stream over the hot weekend while we relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet! We’ll definitely be returning again!

  145. A fantastic find!

    A fantastic site with lovely, clean facilities. We stayed in the eco friendly hobbit houses & it was wonderful to see & hear the fabulous wildlife. Having the extra facilities such as stove, utensils, bed & log burner made it a less stressful & more comfortable stay. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

  146. Lovely campsite

    There were freshly cut flowers in the toilets and the best campsite bathrooms we had ever seen. You could rent tripods to cook over the camp fires and there was a delicious bakery / coffee shop van onsite. We were very impressed and will be returning.

  147. A lovely campsite

    We loved our stay and would have happily stayed longer. The campsite has a wonderful feel to it, super chilled and friendly and the amenities are fabulous.

  148. Great couple of days despite the rain

    Well day 1 putting up the tent was a rainy day but having got 1 tent up all the kids stayed in there while the other 2 tents were put up. The site was full with tents but quite which was nice. Definately a better experience than my last camping trip 3 years ago on a different site. Facilities were spotless. Made the stay even better. Thanks to Barney too for answering all other questions I had. Fantastic.

  149. Fabulous site

    Best bits- excellent toilet block, use of a fridge & freezer, butcher visit, local cider/Apple juice, slime activity, coffee caravan, recycling, eco facilities, fire pit & cooking tripod hire, distance away from other pitches & wild grass in between, stream, 11pm no noise policy, no music policy, little shop, friendly owners. Not so best bits- one family noisy beyond 11pm, though this was just one night. Barking dog throughout 2nd night. Not a criticism of site though, just one of those things. Outside tap could face the other way with a hard surface/bricked area around it, to avoid mud (but this was not a huge problem, just an idea.) Maybe ideas for local walks. Excellent site, would definitely come again.

  150. Amazing Campsite!

    We loved our stay. The pitch was large, with a fire pit. We hired a tripod so we could also cook over the fire. Bags of wood were bought from the onsite shop. The shop was well stocked with essentials. The showers were immaculate and had plenty of hot water. Barney was helpful and informative. The coffee and croissant from the onsite van were much appreciated. The site is beautiful and a good base for trips out in the local area. This is a great site for a quiet family holiday. We can’t wait to go back!

  151. A lovely peaceful couple of nights spent, would like to return

    We stayed 2 nights in one of the hobbit huts which have everything to allow an easy camping experience- if you like camping but are just too knackered to bother putting up and taking down a tent, then these are ideal. You only need to take bedding, torches/lights, pans and something to wash and dry up with. If it rains, you can have a cosy time playing games inside. If it’s nice weather you can sit on your own deck and listen to the stream and bird song. The coffee van is a nice touch and makes life even more easy! On our day of departure, we got everything washed up and packed into the car and then had breakfast from the van before checking out (note that the pastries sell out! And you need to use cash here although the shop accepts cards). The campsite shop is stocked with some nice stuff- fresh eggs, local cider and nice icecreams. Also some handy stuff like scewers, marshmallows and wood for the fire. The wash room facilities were lovely and clean, more like a hotel than a campsite and the pot wash room has a fridge for essentials only. Although the site has lots of nooks and crannies for children to explore and also a stream (which my oldest went for a dip in), I feel the site could be further improved by providing some designated spot where children can play together and congregate- I think this would have made it easier for my little ones to find some friends to play with (they were too shy to approach children on the neighbouring camping field). Even if this is not a typical play park, perhaps something like a mud kitchen which children could play with using natural materials from around the site…. or a tree trunk to balance on. The campsite is within walking distance of a village and within about 30 mins of two nice National Trust sites (so if you are a NT member you could potentially have a nice cheap little holiday). We stopped at Spillmans play barn on the way to the campsite and had a really nice lunch while watching the children play. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again sometime….maybe we will take our tent next time if we are not as knackered…..

  152. Ssshhh! …… keep it a secret!

    Had a brilliant stay here, so peaceful. Washing facilities and shower block so clean and I think most campers respected it. Accessibility easy enough and although you can’t park next to your pitch, the car park is a short walk and wheelbarrows provided. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Gail (the cleaner) deserves a medal. 😁

  153. The Hideaway@Baxby is a very good, quiet site with a great environmental ethos. The ability to have camp fires is a great bonus too. I’d recommend the site if you like peace and quiet anda camp fire to sit around. The tree house looks amazing!

  154. Best campsite we’ve ever stayed!

    Wonderful. Site. Stayed in hobbit house with kids. Great facilities. Nice, quiet and very clean. Beautiful scenery. We loved waking up in the morning, and being surrounded by the Yorkshire countryside but it was beautiful anytime of th day 😊. Liza Janes vintage caravan is a nice touch to get fresh coffee and croissant. Thank you!

  155. Great stay at a great place!

    We decided to stay here after a family member recommended it and we weren’t disappointed! Our pitch was perfect and the fire pit was amazing…we cooked our tea on it twice! The facilities were great – the fridge to put our food in was brilliant and the toilet and shower area was very clean. The parking spaces were a little tight but that is the only (tiny) negative point we had! The location was perfect for us as it is a 20ish minute drive to the nearest park and ride into York. We can’t wait to go back again!

  156. Great vibe for a camping trip

    My little niece (7 years) and I really enjoyed our stay at the Hideaway. We loved how clean the toilet and shower block and washing up area were. We especially enjoyed playing in the brook, the children’s ‘slime’ workshop, the vintage caravan snack van and toasting marshmallows over our fire pit. It was very windy and so our portable gas stove kept blowing out – it took 2 hours to cook pasta! There’s only a steak restaurant in the village, no fish and chip shop/takeaways/shops and the campsite shop closes at 6 so I would advise bringing plenty of snacks that don’t need cooking in case it is windy. We bought a bag of wood but struggled to light our fire as there was very little kindling. So I would advise getting some kindling in advance and bringing fire lighters. The location is gorgeous but the nearby A road is noisy, even during the night, so maybe bring ear plugs. However, despite these little points, I would definitely return as this is such a family friendly and cared for campsite, with a great vibe and so so so clean!

    • Just in case anyone reading this is under the impression we are right next to an A-road…we are 2.5 miles from the nearest main road! I think the noise that is being described was actually combines in the nearby fields! It is harvest time and we have to make the most of the dry weather and harvest all night if necessary.

  157. Baxby manor the hideaway

    This was our third visit to the hideaway at baxby manor and it remains our favourite camp site. Spotless clean no undesirable groups of people , just decent families wanting a quiet, peaceful campsite. Facilities are excellent and nipping clean. Barney and the gang really look after the place and a credit to them. We will definitely return next year thanks again

  158. The Hideaway – Rufus’s Roost

    Everything was super, cannot wait to come again. We previously stayed on the main campsite which was also excellent. So much to do locally with kids. Enjoyed family bike ride to paradise farm at Sutton bank & visits to fountains abbey & countryfile live at Castle Howard.

  159. Beautifully situated small site with good privacy and excellent facilities

    We stayed for three nights during CountryFile Live at nearby Castle Howard. We chosed the site due to its proximity and good facilities. Our site was in the Sanctuary which was set in quiet woodland next to a babbling brook, with a hedgehog who trundled past in the evenings and owls who circled the site. But boy was it muddy! This was a wet summer and it rained heavily whilst we were there but we set up on standing water and sloshed around in mud. Miraculously the bathrooms were kept spotless by overshoe covers provided at the door and by diligent fellow campers who used the squeegee to clean out showers after use. The bread van looked inviting in the mornings but it was raining so we didn’t queue! We would love to see the site in sun. Barney was a brilliant communicator and gave a cheerful, helpful greeting when we arrived.

  160. Baxby Manor Campsite – The Hideaway

    This is a fantastic campsite that has everything you need with excellent facilities. It is clean and well looked after. We will definitely be back!

  161. Overall a treat of a place

    I love this campsite. Clean washroom, spacious berths, lovely facilities (esp drying room), a really thoughtful, helpful host in Barney, great fun for children, camp fires and a lovely vibe.

  162. Family Ecopod stay

    The campsite is lovely and the facilities are spotless. Nice and quiet at night. No annoying drunk people shouting and singing into the early hours! Fire pit for every pitch is brilliant. We loved out stay, would defo come back.

  163. Lovely site

    We were recommended The Hideaway by a friend. We stayed in The Sanctuary which was lovely! Totally isolated pitches, adults only and it was bliss. Barney was incredibly friendly and really helpful. We will definitely be back!

  164. I love this place!

    We have been at the hideaway 3 times. It has actually been an escape from the stresses of life , and although we usually come in October when it is super quiet, we were worried coming in August would mean it was too crowded. We were happily surprised because we didnt feel like it was crowded at all and really enjoyed our stay. Especially the caravan serving hot drinks and pastries!

  165. Lovely family holiday

    We stayed in a hobbit house for three nights and it was just what we needed! It had a stove (to keep you warm – just needed to buy fire lighters and logs from the shop on site), a camping stove, bowls, plates, a camping kettle, knives and forks and spoons, cups, glasses. There was a picnic table inside and seating and a table outside, with a fire pit for roasting marshmallows (this seemed to be the thing to do in an evening). We took the bikes and went to Sutton Bank. We also did lots of bike rides straight from the camp site. The toilets and showers were fantastic and lovey and warm. The pot wash had washing up liquid. There was sometimes cloths but not always so definitely take a cloth (and a tea towel). There is a drying room where you can hang your wet towels and clothes (amazing!!). We are thankful my dad let us borrow his washing up bowl and plastic water carrier – I hadn’t been camping recently and so hadn’t realised these are essentials. There is a playground a short bike ride or maybe a ten minute walk from the campsite – there are tennis courts there – so take rackets if you like playing. All in all a fantastic mini break! Thank you for the Hideaway!!

  166. Fabulous!

    This site is a little piece of camping heaven. Everything about it is high quality and perfect. The wash rooms would be at home in a 5 star hotel – stylish, clean and no queues for the delicious showers! I loved the little shop with its extensive range of essentials and luxury treats. We did the recommended 6 mile walk from the site and despite the heavy rain ( we played cards for several hours in the pub on the route!) we had a great time. We will be back!

  167. 5 Stars

    This was our second visit to the Hideaway however the first in a tent! Love the site and facilities and Barney is helpful and friendly! We will be back and hopefully this time not in thunderstorms and torrential rain!

  168. A Proper Hideaway

    Exactly as advertised on the website. Yes, there were quite a lot of rules, but they all helped to make it the quiet and friendly kind of site which we enjoy! Lots of well-behaved children doing the kind of outdoors-y things which children should do and refreshing to have cars out of the way in their designated parking spaces. Perhaps our only comment would be that the parking bays as marked are a little on the narrow side now that everyone has such huge cars. Loved to fall asleep to the sound of owls.

  169. Lovely quiet campsite

    We had high hopes for the campsite and it didn’t disappoint. Everything we needed was available and we were in a fab plot with hedges and the stream surrounding us so it felt very private. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet getaway or a nice family holiday.

  170. We love the Hideaway at Baxby Manor even in the rain

    This was our second stay at the Hideaway and they have maintained the great family-friendly vibe, the beautiful environment and the environmentally-conscious ethos. It’s a great campsite. Barney has worked hard to maintain the key values of the campsite with written messages wherever you look and this really reinforces the message and ensures all the visitors buy in to it. A couple of small suggestions – rubber mats for visitors to place at the front of their tents would be useful (particularly when it is wet (we have seen these at other campsites) and the availability of a washing machine would be pretty handy for families with young children – when it’s wet and muddy some children can get through a lot of clothes in a day! Thanks for another great stay!

  171. Fantastically chilled campsite

    Arrived on a Monday evening after reception had closed but pitch information was pinned to the door for us. No cars are allowed on the grass but there are plenty of wheelbarrows at the side of the main building to move gear. It’s also really good having a designated parking space! Pitches are really big and each one has a fire pit that you can also hire a tripod and cooking plate. There’s not a lot of light pollution either so it’s great to just sit and stare at the stars. The facilities on site are great. A good number of showers and toilets that are clean! Blue overshoes are provided, but most folk took their shoes off. There is an on-site fridge for meat and dairy, just make sure it’s all marked as instructed and a freezer for ice packs. There is no longer a washing machine on site but there is still a big drying room heated by the water tank. There is a little caravan at the reception that does coffees (excellent) and home baking (delish). All in all it is a great little site and we will definitely be back. Even the teenagers liked the feel of it!

  172. ⭐️LOVE it 😍

    We have stayed here on a few occasions and just love it. I go with my boys and they have such a great time playing in the stream and making new friends. The bonus for me is they’re in the great outdoors and don’t miss the games consoles/TV. It’s lovely and clean, the facilities are lovely and there is plenty of space around the tents. On this visit we saw hedgehogs, rabbits and someone even saw an otter We will see you again next year 😁

  173. hilled out camping experiance

    Love this little site you can totally relax nice and quite you can lite a campfire pull up a chair and chill. Everytime we have been to the site the facilitys have been spotless clean and other campers have all been friendly. The site has a great atmosphere dont go if you want to make noise and play music its not that type of site.

  174. Wonderful cycling/ camping holiday with family

    Our son and family recommended staying at the Hideaway and my husband and I were not disappointed. We had a a wonderful three day break. BBQ fire pits were great.

  175. As every campsite should be!!!!!

    This campsite was a dream. On arrival, we were able to park at our designated parking spot which was as near as possible to our campsite.,It is divided into different types of pitch, we stayed in an area called Sanctuary, which offers a more wild camping experience, with all the modern conveniences nearby of course. Our pitch was near a stream which was dreamy as the sound of the stream and local wildlife was melodic and calming and you walk through a young green forest to get to our pitch. It was quiet and helpfully had a trolley at the pitch to transport our stuff. The facilities are brilliant with a well stocked shop (local ciders, firewood, marshmallows, other alcohol, ice cream and so much more). Barney has a sassy but helpful attitude and enjoyed chatting with him. The recycling facilities were fantastic. Well done! We really enjoyed our stay in every way. Thank you!

  176. We’ll never choose anywhere else to go!

    This year has been our 4th year of visiting the hideaway. Ever since our first visit in 2016 we vowed to never go camping anywhere else. We love everything about this site, its relaxed atmosphere, super friendly staff and visitors, the cleanliness of the site. We feel safe and at home there. The perfect place to unwind and get back to nature, we love the sound of the owls on a night and the hedgehogs wandering under your chairs, even they feel safe around the campsite xx

  177. Hidden Gem!

    We had a wonderful week and can’t wait to return. The site is immaculate and all of the facilities are spotless with lovely powerful and hot showers. Love that the kids are encouraged to play in the trees and the stream. Great coffee and croissants from the onsite van on a morning and delicious home made pizzas on a Friday just give an extra special touch too. Can’t say enough good things! Thank you Barney

  178. Totally relaxing holiday

    We stayed for 12 nights in the Sanctuary at the campsite and it was fantastic. We loved everything about our holiday! The pitch was huge and we loved that everyone had their own fire pit. The site was one of the cleanest we have stayed at- thanks to the blue shoe covers! Every morning we heard the dawn chorus which was such a joy to hear and then at night we watched the stars and listened to the owls and other wildlife. One of the highlights was star gazing and and the hedgehog sitting right at my feet. We were lucky enough to be there for the stone baked pizza evening and they were delicious. We both loved the way the site was set up and that there was lots of space in between tents , cars had their own pitch and the space for wildlife. The drying room was great, fantastic to have use of the fridge and freezer and the site even supplied washing up liquid. We are so glad we found the site and we will be back. We have told all of our friends about the site and they were very impressed. What a fantastic holiday. Barney is a fantastic chief! Thanks.

  179. Peace, nature and great showers!

    2nd time in one of the eco pods. We watchec hedgehogs meander about, butterflys feed and listened to Owls call to each other. We love this place and will return annually without doubt

  180. Beautiful site with a roaring fire

    Fantastic weekend away at the Hideaway. An idyllic spot for a family camping trip, away from the hustle and bustle but with everything you need (including a morning coffee and croissant!) The pitch was fantastic, safe, clean, big and loved our fire pit and bbq. Shower block was the best by far we ever used, clean, modern and all in working order, no queues for a morning shower. Thank you for a fantastic stay, your hard work and high standards really pay off xx

  181. Amazing campsite in nature

    Absolutely beautiful campsite! Plan on going every year. Spotless, quiet and so clean. Barney the owner is so friendly and helpful. Loads to do in he area and the onsite shop is very reasonably priced. They allow campfires and when it is dark you can see the stars in the sky as there is no light pollution. My children love it and want to go back

  182. Beautiful Place

    The Hideaway is just that, a slice of tranquil rural camping. The site has all the facilities you would need to enjoy a weekend or longer. It is pretty small so the facilities are within easy walking distance. My partner and I stayed in the sanctuary which appealed to us as we would have our own meadow within a wood. The down fall to this is the campers in the next pitch were not respectful with their noise levels and woke us up quite early talking. The showers were on a very quick cycle, lasting 5 seconds before turning off. I understand that this reduces the amount of waste but this seems a little too quick. All in all, i have already recommended this site as it is in a beautiful setting and will definitely be returning.

  183. We will return to the Hobbit Houses for “Shire”

    My favourite campsite. The Hobbit Houses were spacious, and with the natural surroundings (long grass and young trees) the sites were quite private (tents were nicely spaced out too). Great ethos, friendly staff, amusing notices. Easy access of York park and ride for all the York attractions (avoiding York traffic and parking charges), and then High ropes course at Bedale (short drive north) – the children (and I) loved it and the opportunity to paddle in the beck and toast marshmallows on their own fire pit.

  184. A five star hotel in the woods.

    The Tree house has been beautifully crafted and maintained. It has spectacular views from all of its windows and has everything you need provided ln the tree house. It has a games room for the kids and a wooden hot tub on the balcony with views for the adults. Would definitely recommend staying there for a rememberable and wonderful countryside experience. The sleeping arrangements are slightly different from what you have advertised. It has three double beds and a top bunk over one of the double beds.No twin beds. Please correct this on your site. All in all a brilliant and calming week for all. Sue

  185. The perfect stop

    We love the hideaway – it’s eco ethos is fabulous and Barney is doing a wonderful job in recycling/reducing waste. Leftover food waste now goes to his hens!! Leftover tinned food goes to the local church for distributing- brilliant!! The shop is well stocked with food & drinks – the caravan on site supplies coffees and croissants first thing too. There are lovely walks to do straight from the campsite- with a lovely pub at Coxwold within easy walking distance. Each pitch gets a campfire which we just love, the wash facilities are really clean and modern, there’s a drying room for all your wet gear and in the kitchen as well as washing up facilities there’s a fridge and a freezer. Honestly you couldn’t ask for more!!

  186. Thank you for a great holiday

    It all depends what your looking for on your holiday. We loved our stay at the Hideaway. We had great giggles over the campfire in the rain and in the sun. The shower facilities where very welcomed when we returned from a days walk in the rain. Friendly people. A great rural location. Thank you Barney it was a great get away for all of us.

  187. Non camper enjoyed stay

    2 nights camping after 26 year gap. Great clean facilities which was the clincher. Quiet friendly site. This non camper will definitely be returning!

  188. Great ethos.

    wonderful campsite, great to have a real fire as well as a sustainable focus. coffee and pastries were great also. a definate drive to large attractions but surrounded by wonderful walks.

  189. Holiday

    Very clean and good washing facilities. Only thing is you can’t play music anytime (not even quietly), which wasn’t the best when we were in a small group. Other than that, great location.

  190. Lovely!

    Had a fantastic stay in the Sanctuary. Loved having our own pitch in the woods – very peaceful and secluded. Toilet facilities were very clean. Surrounding area was beautiful. A really special stay, thank you!

  191. North Yorkshire’s finest

    We have been looking forward to our stay in Rufus Roost for a very long time, we ere not disappointed, the location, views and nearby attractions all exceeded our expectations, Barney and staff couldn’t do enough to make our stay a pleasant one. The hot tub and pizza oven went down well as did the slide and outside barbecue pit. Well done everyone involved you have a real treasure here.

  192. Haven

    We love this place. Everything has been so well thought out and planned. It is beautiful and peaceful. The kids live in the stream and we live by the fire pit!

  193. Great site

    This campsite is really lovely. The tents are spaced out and you are not on top of each other like other sites. The fire pits are brilliant and the washing facilities are lovely and clean. There are lots of little touches to try and keep the site nice for everyone. We were a larger group and we had a great time. No negatives. Would definitely go again.

  194. Fabulous

    What a fabulous campsite for real organic fun. Kids loved playing in the long grass collecting the seeds. Spotless facilities and helpful staff. Powerful showers and wonderful fire pits. Will most definitely return.

  195. Glamping with style

    We all love this place, been coming for around 6 year now. It just gets better beautiful site very well managed and stands out from any other site I have been on

  196. Beautiful campsite

    Beautiful campsite, well thought out. We loved our stay in the Sanctuary (adults only area)- perfect for a couple camping during school holidays!

  197. A lovely long weekend

    Thank you for a lovely stay at the Hideaway. As always the facilities were immaculate, the pitches are very spacious, Barney was helpful and friendly. We love the ethos here, it is, as described, eco camping with soul!

  198. Gorgeous, clean, quiet campsite

    Went in peak of summer, beautifully kept and fantastic facilities. Even though we were staying in our own tent we felt like we were glamping not camping! Would defo recommend!

  199. our own hidden place to call home for the week

    What a lovely place to get away from the real world. We had a relaxing holiday and look forward to visiting again.

  200. Return trip to my favourite campsite

    This is possibly the third time we have stayed at The Hideaway, it would be more but it can be tricky to get a pitch at busier times! The site is clean, the pitches are spacious, the drying room is a godsend and we love being able to light a fire. It is a perfect camping spot and we will be back.

  201. We loved it!

    A bit difficult to find if you’ve not been there before but we found it eventually! We stayed in the sanctuary which was the best! You get your own private camping area away from other so you’re secluded which was really nice as we just wanted a chilled weekend together as a couple. The camp fires are such a nice touch and facilities were super clean at all times! The shop has everything you could need but is only open certain hours. They are really big on the recycling and waste which I think is a massive thing now a days and was great! They had a food bank for left over foods and even bins for your waste to feed to their chickens! We’d defiantly go back. There isn’t loads to do around the area and on the site but if you’re wanting to chill out and go for nice walks this is the place for you! There’s also a lovely lady that does croissants and coffee on a morning which was a bonus and they were lovely! I was also recommended the tomahawk steak house in the village if you fancy eating out whilst you’re there! It was 10/10! And the staff there were also brilliant.

  202. Cosy place and brilliant ideas

    Le camping a eu l’excellente idée d’installer une pièce chaude ou on peut faire sécher serviette et chaussures; très pratique après la pluie ou la douche. Les brouettes à disposition pour éviter les nombreux aller et retours ! So clever !

  203. Lovely peaceful site

    We had a lovely few days at the Hideaway. It’s a beautiful spot in a lovely part of the country. The toilets are spotlessly clean and the staff we met were friendly. There are a lot of rules around the campsite, including no outdoor shoes in the toilets, which I understand but can be inconvenient and comes across as a bit ‘preachy.’ But they are lovely facilities and it must make it easier to keep them so clean. This was our first camping trip with our baby and one major drawback of the site is that you can’t bring your car close to your pitch. This meant that my husband had to unload the whole car by himself as I couldn’t leave our son. Again, I understand the reason for this but it would perhaps be better to allow guests to unpack their car by their pitch and then park in the car park. It would make life easier for parents in particular. There aren’t any particular facilities for children which is why I gave that a low score but you’d be hard pressed not to be able to think of ways to entertain your children while you’re there! Overall it’s a beautiful site and we loved having campfires!

  204. Family camping trip

    This is such a wonderful, quiet and peaceful campsite with very clean and comfortable facilities. The on-site shop is well stocked and not over priced, and the rubbish collection area was excellent; it’s great to see a campsite with such a positive attitude to recycling and waste management. The pitches are of a good enough size so that you don’t feel on top of anyone and wheelbarrows are provided to help with transporting luggage as you can’t drive to each pitch. We had a lovely time and our eldest daughter commented that it was the best site we have ever stayed at (we’ve stayed at quite a few really excellent ones so this was high praise indeed!)

  205. One of the Best, but…

    Surely must be one of the best campsites for campers only in the UK. Onsite facilities are excellent and the camp is managed to cater for respect of the countryside and wildlife and respect for other campers’ privacy and quiet. So definitely not for noisy families or group parties but a peaceful ‘get away from it all’ campsite. However, the opportunities for good walking/trekking routes are not great. You can’t compare this location favorably with the Lakes or Dales for safe off-road hiking. The routes that there are take you across farmland full of cereal crops or livestock and while it is the farmers’ responsibility to keep routes clear for walkers, in most cases they fail to do so adequately so that you end up fighting your way through nettles, thistles and other nasty weeds. Likewise not all small country roads, which you have to tread in order to achieve any distance, have any informal sidewalks or paths so that you often have to move quickly from one side to the other of the road in order to remain visible to approaching traffic. This is in no way the responsibility of the campsite but lies with the local county council. So, in conclusion, the campsite is brilliant if you just want a quiet few days away to relax but if you’re looking for a base from which to explore the countryside, well the countryside won’t be easily explorable with the added risks of nettle stings and encountering the dangers of traffic on narrow country roads.

  206. First trip

    We were very impressed with the hideaway, a lovely relaxed campsite with fantastic toilet & shower facilities which were extremely clean. The hobbit pod we stayed in was brilliant- very quirky design which the children loved.

  207. The sanctuary at The Hideaway

    Enjoyable private camping, plenty of space, quite, relaxing in the woods. A fire pit for the evening, whilst listening to the Little Owls.

  208. The hideaway

    Great campsite if you are into peace and quiet with nice surroundings rather than caravan park style entertainment. Fire pits are great. Wash and toilet facilities really nice. I appreciate that large areas have been left for wildlife rarther than exploited to pack in tents (or worse caravans) like sardines.

  209. Pre holiday break with friends

    Lovely stay. We love the location, the fireplaces, the beck and “The Ritz” facilities. Went on a recommended 3 churches, a pub and a tea room walk, unfortunately the tea room was permanently closed, which was a bit disappointing. We told Barney and he changed the description of the walk immediately.

  210. Hideaway – still my favourite campsite

    last weekend was my 4th visit to the Hideaway at Baxby Manor. It has everything you could want from a camp site: friendly owner, great facilities, fire pits and lots of space around the pitches. And it has a quiet curfew so that everyone gets a good night’s sleep.

  211. Perfect Wedding Venue

    Our stay at the Hideaway for my daughters wedding proved to be the perfect choice. As we had taken over the whole site it was such a wonderful place to be. We created what could be described as a very happy village. This was partly due to the excellent facilities on site. From the toilet and shower facilities to the pods and hobbit houses we could not have wished for more. A special mention to the pizza makers on the Friday night who turned out their delicious pizzas from their well organised little kitchen, I understand their breakfast sandwiches were equally good. The camping pitches themselves are well spaced with lovely areas of meadow grasses in between which screen off the car parking areas. These facilities along with the good communication of the owner led to a magical weekend.

  212. Peace and quiet

    We stayed in the Sanctuary area which was lovely and peaceful, the site was beautiful and it was great to have a campfire, there was a lovely village close by with everything we needed. Will definitely be back.

  213. Lovely quiet place, clean facilities and friendly staff

    We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend to anyone! There is a strong environmental ethos which is important to me, and the site is very respectful to the surrounding wildlife and environment. Staff are very helpful and welcoming and our ecopod was lovely, cosy and clean.

  214. 2 night stay

    Top quality campsite. Very well laid-out, super-clean and very quiet. High quality flat pitches. Note that some pitches are a bit away from parking, never very far though, and this helps maintain quality of pitches.

  215. Lovely and peaceful

    If you are looking for somewhere to go to unwind the this is the place, the site is relaxed and very quiet. Just the place to switch off from a busy life

  216. The most beautiful Treehouse ever!!

    This place lives up to every Treehouse dream you could wish for. It has been finished and fitted to the highest of standards. Every little thing has been thought about and there’s nothing it was missing at all. I stayed with my boyfriend so we didn’t need much but if youre a family planning to stay then all you’ll need to take is food and drink because the Treehouse literally has EVERYTHING in it. Barney the host was quickly on hand if we needed something answering. Check in and out is very straightforward. I can’t wait to hopefully return with my family for another experience. Thank you for a very magical time xx

  217. Best campsite we’ve been in the UK, will recommend for sure!

    Hi Barney, We love our stay at your campsite. Loved all of below: – the relaxed atmosphere – respect for surroundings: sorting garbage & eco friendly dishwashing soap – firepit per tentsite – the non-obligating notes “don’t do this, don’t do that”, but explanatory: we ask you this because of that – helpfullness to contact next visitors so we could stay longer in our spot (yes we did buy them a nice Belgian beer) – Cleanliness during the week due to respectfull visitors. The only reason, I didn’t rate this full stars was due to unrespectfull visitors during the weekend. Unfortunately, there’s not much to be done but to foresee cleaning staff. For us, the Tomahawk steakhouse was not worth a recommendation. Not cozy, nor value for money. We liked the Carlton Inn much more, lovely meatpies!

  218. Weekend of outdoor family fun at Baxby Manor Campsite

    We are an extended family group including children/parents and grandparents who greatly enjoyed the outdoor weekend, particularly gathering around the campfire in the evening after a bbq and toasting marshmallows. We love the facilities which are great, including a swap library and shop plus mobile breakfast van and butcher.

  219. Relaxing break away with friends

    Beautiful, relaxing few days away. Can’t find anything better than camping at the hideaway. Look forward to the next time.

  220. Tranquility

    A very peaceful and environmentally friendly campsite. May be campers could be removed to whisper when they go past tents located by the path leading to the facilities.

  221. Love the hideaway

    Stayed 5 nights in our tent. Absolutely fantastic. So peaceful. The toilet block is exceptional. The site is clean and pitches are spacious and well maintained. Firepits are such a bonus. Barney and staff are so friendly and helpful.Never want to leave .

  222. Treehouse adventure

    We had an amazing time at the end of June despite the wet weather. The ‘treehouse’ was exciting for the children but 5 star luxury for the grandparents. Just about everything had been thought about. If you want a secluded hideaway, with hotel quality accommodation this is for you.

  223. Family weekend away

    We had a lovely weekend stay in the treehouse bought as a christmas present for grandparents. Great weekend had by all, great base to explore the local area. We walked to the Steakhouse for our tea one night which was excellent. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you may need.

  224. Lovely glaming site for families

    Stayed friday and saturday night with friends. Had Pizzas on friday night and did a bbq on the Saturday. Each night had drinks around the fire pit. Lovely relaxing stay.

  225. Great place to go with the family

    The location of this is just perfect. You are so lovely and remote that you can not hear any traffic. The local park is fantastic for the kids and the close by villages offer some fantastic walks with outstanding views. The shower and toilet facilities are great and lovely and clean. My one recommendation for anyone using plot VE3 is to ensure you have an extender for your electric hook up as the plug in point is fairly far away from the pitch.

  226. Fantastic Site

    Such an enjoyable experience with good clean facilities and brilliant pitches in keeping with nature. Highly recommended and will definitely be returning.

  227. A ‘must visit’ site in the peaceful North Yorkshire countryside

    Excellent and carefully managed layout gives you the feel being in a small site. It blends flat camping areas ( with fire pits) with lodge accommodation, with bushes and meadow-grass used to give you a better feel of being in the countryside rather than a sprawling facility. Modern showers and toilets, and excellent drying room. We used it as a base to visit attractions like Castle Howard, Whitby and Goathland ( where they filmed the series Heartbeat). Tip: Castle Howard is very expensive to visit grounds and house. Make a full day of that visit. Take picnic and take a long walk around the grounds.

  228. Brilliant Weekend

    We stayed in a hobbit house with our 2 young daughters as a first step towards maybe proper camping on future holidays. Despite the downpours we had a fantastic time, thoroughly enjoyed the site, and the girls were beyond excited to be staying in a hobbit house!

  229. Peaceful paradise!

    Fantastic campsite with top-notch facilities set in beautiful surroundings. Staff are friendly and helpful. Lots of open space between pitches ensures you’re not on top of other campers. Fire pits are an added bonus.

  230. Lovely little hideaway

    Only stayed one night in an eco pod but absolutley loved it and wished we had more nights there, we’ll certainly be returning. The shower/toilet block is one of the cleanest I’ve seen at this type of campsite.

  231. Lovely spacious site with great facilities

    Had a lovely stay and the drying room came in very useful with all the rain we had!! Love the site set up and feeling of space. Facilities good and clean. I have given a low mark for children’s facilities as baby change table was inaccessible due to a drying rack. Overall enjoyed the stay and will be back (hopefully with better weather next time!!)

  232. Fabulous camping weekend

    This was our 2nd stay here. We loved it this time just as much as the first time. The site is in a lovely spot and is itself a really lovely site. The children had another wonderful weekend, climbing in and out of the beck, getting wet, doing nature hunts, hiding in the long grass and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We love that you can have a campfire and we loved our evenings toasting marshmallows and chatting by the fire. It’s a lovely place and we always feel like we have been away for so much longer after going to The Hideaway.

  233. Fantastic site

    Second time staying. Stayed in The Sanctuary which is a set of five private pitches and are adult only. Staff are very friendly, the site is nice and peaceful and the facilities are spotless! Would highly recommend to anyone and will definitely be back again!

  234. Our favourite campsite not far from home

    The perfect site if you like a quiet, rural setting that feels a bit like glamping but in your own tent. Love the big pitches, extras like the vintage caravan serving coffee etc and the butcher calling in his van. The facilities are great, clean, tidy and a good size for the site. Fire pits are a bonus, it’s just lovely!

  235. Peaceful retreat

    We really loved our stay at the Hideaway, it was all that I had hoped it would be. The site and facilities were amazing and we loved having our own little patch of woodland in The Sanctuary, the drying room was a really big plus as it was rather soggy weather-wise throughout the week Barney was very welcoming and had a well-stocked shop (with particularly delicious ice cream), you can really tell that they care about the campsite and the quality of peoples stay there. It’s not overcrowded and the shared facilities are super clean. It is our favourite campsite we have stayed on and will definitely be returning in the future Holly & Rich

  236. As always, just amazing

    I love coming to the Hideaway, it’s my happy place. The peace and quiet, and relaxation are unequalled. I am already booked up for my next visit.

  237. Walkies

    I was introduced to the site by a friend who farms in the area. It’s just me and my dog and I knew that the local hostelries were excellent food providers and were dog friendly. The weather was adverse, but the friends who called for a BBQ make the most of any conditions. The fire pit is such a sensible idea. The walks were not firm underfoot due to the rain, but that can add to the experience rather than subtract from it. Droves of campers treading local paths would not be in the environmental spirit of the site. Should you want further (positive) comment, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  238. Treehouse stay

    We had an amazing time at the treehouse. The quality and high standard in which it is built and decorated blew us away we loved living there! The beauty inside and out and the natural surroundings is really appreciated and we had great family time listening to music playing games lighting fires and more which we would not do at home thankyou so much for creating a overall wonderful experience.

  239. A magically different campsite

    We came for a couple of nights and despite some heavy rain we had a brilliant time. The setting and the grounds were natural, full of birds and trees and wildflowers. The acoustic music on the straw bales with pizza and waffles from the caravan was fantastic. And the loos/shower block were second to none. So pleased to see a decent commitment to recycling on a campsite too 🙂 My only feedback would be it would be really wonderful to have some sort of play area for the kids on site. Having this often serves as central place for them to be able meet new friends and have new experiences. We did walk to the one in the village and it was great, but it doesn’t serve the same purpose as having one on site where they have the freedom to roam and explore with other kids nearby.

  240. holiday highlights

    This park is great for families who love camping but hate been squashed into an overbooked noisy sight. The children love been able to climb the trees and play in the stream without any restrictions, we all love the firepit and often cook on the, very reasonably priced, hired grill over it. There is a pub in the village where we are yet to eat but have sampled the drinks. There are many walks near by so if you want you can stay car free which is a nice change. I would defiantly recommend this sight and are returning with our friends in the near future.

  241. The best site we’ve ever stayed at…

    Up to visiting The Hideaway at the end of May 2019, we hadn’t been camping as a family for a few years. Keen to get back in to it, we asked friends for recommendations. When The Hideaway was recommended, we knew it was the place for us. The site and facilities were of an exceptionally high standard and were kept very clean. The pitches were well cared for and very generous in size. The shop was well stocked and so convenient when we realised we’d forgotten a few things! We loved and made lots of use of Liza-Jane’s, the vintage caravan selling hot drinks and breakfast items on a morning. The two things that absolutely made the long weekend a great one were Barney and the other staff and the 11pm-7am no noise rule. We will most definitely be back and we’ve already started looking in to dates!

  242. Hobbit houses

    We stayed in the hobbit houses for two nights, they were lovely and the kids loved them, they were big and spacious and beds comfortable, I liked the outdoor seating and firepit, it was really relaxing sitting by the open fire, wash facilities were good and everyone helped to maintain their cleanliness, the pastries and coffee in the morning were lovely and well needed and the pizza they had on site on Friday evening was amazing

  243. Amazing treehouse

    We stayed in the Treehouse and it totally surpassed our expectations. The attention to detail and clever design was fantastic. The setting and scenery were the icing on the cake! We would totally recommend it for other families.

  244. Well organised, eco site

    Loved the site, great recycling, super clean toilets and showers. Felt very safe for young children with the cars away from the tents.

  245. Definitely the best campsite we have visited

    The Hideaway is definitely truth in advertising, it’s a little tricky to find but so very, very worth it. Starting upon arrival, the staff are friendly, helpful and approachable, the layout is sane and easily understood, everywhere is flat, the facilities block is excellently equipped, with that most blessed of items, truly hot, free showers. Like any campsite, there are a number of rules and regulations, but these are pleasantly and humorously stated, and where possible, assistance proffered to make adherence simpler (overshoes provided for the shower – genius!). The campsite is laid out in numerous smallish areas for about ten tents, with a requirement for 6 metres between each pitch so you’ve definitely got plenty of space. Each pitch has a firepit and grass is allowed to grow to create natural pathways within the smaller areas. The areas are surrounded by hedgerows and plentiful tree growth, which was an absolute boon, creating very necessary windbreaks and promoting drainage, so the pretty unpleasant weather conditions we found ourselves in affected us not at all. The owners clearly embrace their eco credentials wholeheartedly, not merely as an attention grabber, and again without tub thumping or overly proscriptive directives. OK, there aren’t a ton of activities or play areas like other, more commercial campsites, but our children (7 and 9) had an absolute blast there and have already asked if we can come back. The onsite coffee shop in a caravan is truly welcome and serves a really top notch selection of beverages and home baked goods and I was truly sorry we couldn’t stay for pizza night after discussing the slow rise method with the lovely proprietor. In short, can’t recommend this campsite enough, we can’t wait to return.

  246. Lovely location, facilities and ethos.

    Location was lovely, close enough to towns and villages if you wanted a walk/drive out but far enough away for peace and quiet. Tent pitches were nice and spacious, each with their own fire pit. Lovely shower and toilet blocks, super clean and well looked after. Nice touches such as wheelbarrows to help take items from cars to pitches (cars are not allowed on pitches but the parking is super close by), option to hire barbeques and a small shop on site for essentials (with locally brewed cider!) Hot drinks and freshly baked good available on selected days from a vintage caravan on site. The site is really eco-conscious as well, which is fab, and offers recycling and composting facilities and all soaps etc are eco-friendly brands. Loved it, will be back!

  247. From the initial ‘speedy but informative’ check in with Barney you could tell the place was something special. We stayed in one of the Hobbit Huts, which are very cute (and surprisingly spacious) and include pretty much all you would need for a comfortable stay (barring a sleeping bag and pillow). We had our own ‘camping’ gear as well, but most things we brought were already provided. I could most likely let the kids write this review, as both our 8 and 12 year olds raved about the place, absolutely loving it and already asking if we can visit again soon. The toilets/showers, as many people have said, are immaculate, and plenty of capacity even in the morning when busy we didn’t have to wait. The washing facilities again were great, three big sinks with worktop and a spare bit for cleaning grills etc. The Fridge was kept neat and tidy (no-one abusing the space) and the freezer was great for popping in a freezer block for our days out. Another great room was the drying room, really good for tea towels/shower towels with lots of hanging room for the whole site to use, dried our tea towels in no time and meant no driving home with a bag of wet towels, which was a bonus. Finally even the wifi is good, and available around the Shower Block, and 4g readily available although you are here to get away from that all right :o) The Coffee van (from 8.30 til 10.30 during holiday times) was something we really didn’t think we would use, but we did and it was fabulous also (great coffee, pastries etc and even Pizza on Friday evenings). There are even charging points dotted around the facilities to charge up your mobile/batteries. All the pitches were a good distant apart, and all flat and tidy with a firepit in each (wood is sold onsite at a reasonable price per bag). The site is set out with a few seperate areas to give a good level of privacy between some of the pitch locations. Lots of extra space for kids to run around, lovely feel in terms of people there, and everyone does their bit to keep it clean and tidy. The shop is an added bonus, its quite small but very well stocked (beer, wine and bacon to name just a few essentials and all for a cheap price!) Finally the evening is very relaxed, people sat quietly chatting around campfires, and completely peaceful after about 23:00, really is a haven of tranquility. Could keep listing the positives, but best you find out for yourself. Certainly one of, if not the BEST site we have been to, and I am already looking at how soon I can book a return trip – the place is an absolute credit to Barney and his team. Basically if you want somewhere that just feels special, with great facilities, clean showers, and a place to sit back as the sun goes down with a fire and a glass of wine, perhaps even some marshmallows, but above all peace and quiet then this is the place for you.

  248. Sshhh don’t tell everyone!

    It was our first time at the Hideaway and we will definitely be back! Large pitches, campfires on every pitch, loads of places for kids to explore & excellent facilities which were very clean. The drying room is an absolute gem especially after 2 days of rain! The nearest shops are a 10 min drive so you have to be pretty organised but there is a shop on site selling essentials however this has limited opening times. Fantastic steak restaurant in Husthwaite & great alpaca walks with Beacon Alpacas. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. The campsite had a good vibe about it, everyone is friendly, the kids made new friends and were worn out from all the fresh air and running around. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

  249. Simple clean and pleasant

    Booked a quick getaway with my husband the night before we went as a last minute child free evening came available. Lovely rural location and we walked the legs off our dog. The cabin was simple and clean as was the whole site, the toilet and showering block is finished to a high standard especially for a camp site and the on site shop was handy for last minute marsh mallows for the fire pit !!!!

  250. 3rd visit and we’ll be back again

    We love camping here, the pitch sizes are great, toilets and showers are always immaculate and we love that we can have a campfire

  251. Lovely campsite!

    We’ve stayed at the Hideaway 4 times now as it’s such a lovely campsite! Great size pitches, campfires, clean facilities and a lovely place to be. We’ll definitely be back!

  252. Campsite review

    We enjoyed our stay here and will certainly return. Lovely tranquil site and great facilities. Loved the drying room especially after we got very wet on a rainy walk!!

  253. Lovely stay at The Hideaway at Baxby Manor

    The facilities are immaculate and the site is beautiful. Everything is so well thought out and you are given all the information you need on arrival. Could not fault any aspect of this fantastic campsite. The weather was very wet during our stay but the drying room and on site fresh coffee on a morning made everything so much better. Will be back again and again!

  254. Perfect little gem!

    The Hideaway is a real gem! Visited at half-term for the third year running. Every year we introduce it to different friends and they all fall in love with it too. From the layout of the site ensuring maximum privacy but also sociability, to the large pitches to immaculate shower blocks and handy dry room everything is spot on at this campsite. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and it has a real family feel. Love how eco friendly it is. Would love to see the addition of a small onsite playground for children in the future. We will be back next year if not before.

  255. If you’re going to camp… look no further camp here!!!

    This was a planned break with 3 kids having just invested in a new family tent and wanted to test it out. So glad we picked here, the camp site is well located and there is loads to do in the area locally or a bit of a drive. More importantly the campsite itself is very clean neat and tidy and well looked after making it a great experience for us all.. we’ll be back!!

  256. We can’t wait to return

    Fantastic place, have already recommended it to many and we are looking forward to our next visit. Perfect place to relax with family and make new friends. We loved the eco friendly products on site and have already changed to them once back home. Malcom couldn’t have been more helpful when our car battery died, he went above and beyond to source jump leads and get us back up and running. The children’s pottery decorating was great and gave my children great memories of their stay. Although there is a lovely children’s park locally it would be nice if there was something on site.

  257. My stay at the hideaway

    The hobbit house was amazing, my daughter was so excited to get inside as soon as she saw it, lots of room for a family of 4 (we had 3) lovely evening under the stars due to no light pollution.

  258. Visit to hobbit house

    This was our third visit and second time staying in a hobbit house. Every time we visit the site has been developed even further. This site is brilliant for children with woodland, streams and open field to play in. There is a wealth of opportunities for natural play. The accommodation was spotless with extremely helpful staff. Love the vintage style caravan cafe open every morning. The wash facilities are immaculate. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!

  259. Amazing little campsite for a long weekend away.

    I 100% recommend staying at the hideaway. Everything about it was brilliant. We stayed in the adult only section, it was secluded and peaceful… Just what we wanted. We will definitely be back and my family have already booked a future holiday there as we recommended it.

  260. Home from Home

    The site was just right for us, everything was perfect. It will be hard to beat The Hideaway and we are definitely going to book a break here again. Completely missing The Hideaway since we have been home, would return tomorrow!

  261. Bag End

    Had a fab 3 nights in one of the Hobbit houses. The little house was perfect for us with our 2 kids, plenty of room and everything we needed for a little adventure! The facilities (toilets /showers, dishwashing and laundry) were all immaculate. The only thing missing for us was a washing machine as we had been travelling around a bit before staying here, but I’m nit picking here. Lovely site 🙂

  262. Happy customers

    We have just spent 5 superb nights at this excellent site, the facilities and the site were immaculate. The owner and staff were friendly and accommodating. Each individual pitch has its own fire pit which we thought we was a lovely touch . The site was quiet and peaceful during our stay as it was mid week and during term time. Over the past few years we have stayed on around 40 different sites and Baxby Manor is right up there at the top. We traveled as just a couple but we do have grandchildren and We would love to take them. I can honestly recommend this site as one of the best we have used and will certainly be using again..

  263. Perfect getaway

    My boyfriend and I stayed in one of the ecopods for 2 nights in May and it was the perfect place to escape day-to-day life and relax. The facilities are great it has everything you need and they are kept incredibly clean. The shop has all the essentials and the staff are so friendly and helpful. We will definietly be returning for longer and recommended to our friends!

  264. Really well thought out and maintained site

    Just passing through but really enjoyed our 2 nights here. Well planned site and good facilities. Fire pit on each pitch is a lovely addition.

  265. Pod

    We stayed for 2 nights in POD with dog. The site is so well cared for. Staff very friendly. The toilet/showers are immaculate and warm. Will defiantly be back.

  266. Wonderful campsite

    The campsite is in a lovely location away from main roads. It is beautifully maintained. I stayed with my family including my dog and 4 year old son. I was happy to let my 4 year old explore the site as it was so friendly and well kept. The facilities were immaculate and the on site shop was stocked well and very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back!

  267. Loved it

    We loved our trip to the hideaway, so personal and friendly. Love the massive pre marked pitches, flat grass, individual fire pits and cars parked away from tents. Drying room is fab and heated toilets lovely. Could do with another hairdryer in ladies, one in men’s and some more hooks for hanging clothes, towels, washbags in toilets but other than that couldn’t fault it. Will defo be back

  268. Fab!

    Lovely site, thought of everything! Beautiful surroundings and almost magical with little hobbit houses, blossom trees and walk ways! Highly recommended.

  269. Lovely hideaway site

    Love this site, met all our needs. Would like to be able to access the river more easily – children aged 3yrs and 5yrs struggled on the embankment. Loved the individual fire pits and listening to owls at night. Will definitely return. I would question the use of the Hobbit houses, we witnessed two large tents of people decanting to their friends hobbit house which ruins the isolation and romantic nature of neighbouring hobbit houses.

  270. very chilly weekend !!!

    We probably stayed on the coldest night of the year!!! Despite the freezing temperatures we were warm around the campfire..a real treat. Very clean facilities that were easily accessed from our pitches. I was in an Eco Pod which was just great and the fairy lights a bonus. Lots of little touches that made the stay enjoyable, easy to access York where we used Park and Ride to avoid city parking and lots of other attractions nearby…would recommend 🙂

  271. Quirky, unique and brilliant.

    Stayed here in motorhome. Really friendly staff, nothing to much trouble. Pitch was massive and not regimental with own fire pit. Facilities were immaculate which is amazing considering number of campers. Huge effort goes into recycling and this is commended! Loved it.

  272. A great getaway

    We have been to the Hideaway twice now and will be returning. It is tranquil, well maintained and a great place to escape. Everyone is so friendly and it is the little touches – like the butcher on a Saturday morning, the coffee on a weekend – as well as the friendly staff that make it a great place to stay. The hobbit huts are definitely worth a look as well!

  273. Peaceful barring the owls!

    What an amazing place to stay, we are regular visitors and my children agree that it is their favourite site. Sitting out round the fire pit, roasting marshmallows, then to bed, listening to a multitude of owls starting their nighttime chats. Amazing.

  274. Great hideaway at the Hideaway.

    We had a fantastic week at the Hideaway. The pod was quirky and cosy and had enough space for the 4 of us. We cooked all our main meals on the fire all week which was great fun. There was so much space that was just ours around the pod we didn’t feel overlooked by others at all. The wash facilities were clean and modern, great showers, washing up and drying room. The fridge for essentials was a real bonus. Great place to camp.

  275. Easter bank holiday glamping trip

    This was our first stay in the hobbit house and we loved it. The weather was great, the campsite facilities amazing and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We did have a good view of the luxury tree lodge from our hobbit house so next time we may book that.

  276. Family with toddlers, Easter holidays

    Fantastic site with plenty of space during our mid-week Easter holiday trip. Exceptionally clean bathrooms (you are asked to remove outdoor shoes or wear shoe covers). Handy to have baby changing table in the warm drying room. We visited with two toddlers, and enjoyed the open spaces where it was safe for them to play. They also enjoyed the nearby playground.

  277. Easter treat

    I’ve stayed here many times and I keep coming back. I decided to treat myself to the hobbit house and I’m so glad i did. Plenty of space inside and clean. Cutlery and crockery supplied along with a gas burner. The wood burner inside may be small, but warms up the space quickly. Mattress was comfy and everyone had a good nights sleep. The only thing I would ask for is a hook or two on the ceiling to hang battery lanterns up for a nice glow. As always the facilities were clean. Looking forward to my camping stay in a couple of months.

  278. Easter at the Hideaway

    Had a fantastic few days at this very well managed campsite. Tent pitches are a very good size and although the site was full it never felt overcrowded. Facilities are very modern and clean. Never had to queue to use the shower/toilet. Each pitch has a fire pit and wood can be bought at reception at a competitive price although you can bring your own. Would definitely return and would recommend to anyone.

  279. Beautiful place to stay

    We stayed as two parties, totalling a family of 9. What made this place special were all of the little touches which have had a lot of thought put into them; there are wheelbarrows to help transport your stuff from the car for the (very short) walk to your pitch. There is a fridge to store essentials and a freezer for ice blocks. There are ample USB ports to charge phones. The shower facilities are impeccably kept and were lovely and warm. As for the site itself, it was beautifully well kept, ample room between pitches, peaceful (even with our brood of kids running round) and all in all had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

  280. Always a great stay!

    We’ve been coming back for a few years now and The Hideaway never disappoints. Perfect for children of all ages. We love it and have introduced many friends to the site too. Great facilities and plenty of space even when the site is full.

  281. Fabulous site- great atmosphere

    We had a wonderful bank holiday weekend here. The site feels friendly & has everything you need for a quiet but family friendly camping break. Our friends stayed in a hobbit house which was really well equipped. The shop is excellent & Barney was super helpful. The bathroom block was very clean & warm. The site has a nice stream, rope swing and enough space for kids to ride around with patches of grass to play a few Games. The fire pits on each pitch were great for roasting marshmallows & bbq’ing. There is a nice easy 5min walk to the local charming village with a good steakhouse. Sutton bank (20mins drive) has a great few bike trails/ walks for families & a good cafe. We really felt like we were on holiday. We’ll be back!

  282. Yet another fantastic hideaway break!

    Yet another fantastic stay at the Hideaway@ Baxby!!! efficient service from booking to checking out, Barney is always friendly, informative, and makes you feel welcome. We had a great couple of nights there over Easter 2019 and will certainly be back again this year. This place has something for everyone, cleverly spaced out pitches, ambiance, clean and safe amenities along with a great shop stocked with all you need. especially the Baxby manor homemade cider- a must!!! Thanks again Barney & Baxby for making us feel welcome and like we were coming home.

  283. Fantastic holiday-park type campsite

    Was perfect for me and family, including a 5 year old, for 2 nights over Easter weekend. We like our share of wilder camping but when you want something a little more ‘comfortable’ this place is great. Very well looked after and very well run. I also have to mention the incredibly friendly customer service that Barney gave while we were there. We also made a mistake with the booking which he went above and beyond to sort out for us.

  284. Another fabulous stay

    Love the tranquillity and beautiful surroundings of the Hideaway it is such a treat to enjoy a relaxing few days here. If you feel like having someone else do the cooking for you the newly opened Tomahawk steak house just up the road really is lush.

  285. Hobbit house

    Loved our hobbit house. Cosy but enough room for four of us. Shower block warm and clean and Barney was super helpful and friendly. A very safe peaceful place

  286. Fantastic campsite

    We stayed for 4 nights in a tent, we were impressed with the size of the pitch for the tent, we didn’t feel that we were on top of our neighbours, loved how the site was separated into sections so felt that there was plenty of space. Cars not allowed on the grass and had own designated parking space, wheel barrows were provided to use to transport your belongings. The toilet/shower facilities were amazing, we are spoilt now for other campsites, everything was clean and the toilet/shower area was warm, you either took your shoes off or put blue covers over shoes which helped keep the area clean. We walked to Carlton Husthwaite from the campsite which was about a 30 minute walk and had a lovely pub lunch, also kids play area was just back up the lane at Husthwaite. Would definitely go again

  287. Another peaceful holiday

    As always, a trip to this campsite left us both feeling refreshed and relaxed. We have been using this site for many years, since it first opened in fact. We do tend to go through the week as it is quieter than the weekends. The facilities are fantastic, the best that I’ve ever seen and the pitches re all good sized and spaced well apart and each pitch has its own firepit. Logs are available on site as well as kindling. the shop has a limited range of goodies and necessities but Thirsk is about a 25 minutes drive away and Easingwold about 15 minutes away

  288. Peace at last

    Well we had the weather, our first camping trip of the year is always without the little one in tow to make sure all our kit is present and correct. A lovely site hidden away with individual pitches with natural borders. outstanding cleanliness of washing facilities and helpfulness of staff. Despite having the weather we made good use of the fire pits which where permanent and there was one per pitch as far as we could see. It was lovely eating our breakfast around the fire on the mornings we were there. Locally we visited the Tomohawk steakhouse in Husthwaite(10mins wall) which unfortunately didn’t allow dogs and didn’t have a bar. We dined at the Carlton inn which catered for both and had exceptional food! A bit further away (30-40mins walk) but a simple one track walk. One thing that you should be aware of is that you cannot drive up to your pitch and the site looks much better for it. You can get close though and wheel barrows are available to help in off loading your camp equipment. 5* experience, I would say especially for couples or families looking for a base.

  289. Fantastic Family Break

    We spent 3 wonderful nights in a Hobbit Hut with our two young children ( 6&7). The wash rooms were spotless and the site was beautiful and very peaceful. From the park you are well located to have great days out to York Harrogate or Knaresborough ( all within about 30 minute drive) we loved our hut and will definitely be back again soon. Thanks Barney

  290. Wholesome time. Bring blankets.

    Barney the owner was fantastic source of local knowledge and very relaxed person to speak to. The facilities were brilliant. Clean and warm. Although it would be nice if the shower lasted longer than 5 seconds at a time. Would have been good to know how properly to light the fire/stove the first night. It’s nice to be at a site that concentrated on the environment and balancing the needs of a camper. Seriously recommend it.

  291. The perfect Hideaway

    Always have a great time here. Lovely walks in the Howardian Hills and Sutton Bank is minutes away for some lovely family friendly cycling.

  292. Brilliant

    Beautiful place. Facilities were immaculate. Staff on site very help. Whole site very clean and tidy. Lovely little place for a getaway. Would definitely recommend and most definitely would go again!

  293. Wonderful stay

    From the first communication (at nearly midnight when the website wouldn’t let me book a single night’s stay!), to the attention to detail and high quality of all the facilities and the flexibility of allowing us to arrive after hours (having decided to return when our plans went awry), this campsite was superb! Being able to have a campfire was the icing on the cake.

  294. Wonderful weekend away in one of the Family EcoPods

    We stayed for a weekend in a family EcoPod, albeit there was only two of us staying. When we got there we was greeted by a friendly and welcoming member of staff, we got everything set up very swiftly and easily, as it was our first time visiting the site they gave us a lot of information about not just the facilities of the site, but about the local attractions nearby. The pod itself was absolutely stunning inside and out, highly recommended, very clean, the only thing i would advise is that, as it was quite a chilly evening, bring plenty of duvets as it got very cold! That didn’t bother us though. Definitely recommend this place to anyone who is indecisive!!!

  295. Wonderful 2 days

    It was a family 2 day break and it was wonderful. Everything was spot on. The cleanliness of the site and amenities were just fabulous. Would certainly recommend without hesitation.

  296. Pretty, friendly, welcoming and great value

    Only stayed for one night but the place was very pretty, great facilities (and very clean), little shop with anything you might need that you’ve forgotten. Recycling centre for the eco conscious among us. Firepit with every pitch and you can buy logs from the site also at a reasonable price. Friendly, lovely staff who were very accommodating. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning. Thank you

  297. Hobbit House

    We camp at the Hideaway each summer for 2 weeks, but this week had a 2 night break in a Hobbit House. We were as equally impressed!! Of course the facilities are the same whatever you sleep in and they are second to none. We constantly recommend the Hideaway to all our friends.

  298. Hobbit hoose

    This was our first visit to the hideaway on a1 night stay , very very impressed with the washroom , cleaning , toilet facilities. Great overall location and neatly spread out site . We love the eco friendly nature of the site . X

  299. A return trip to the hideaway

    The hideaway is a place I don’t like to leave. The pitches are huge, campires brilliant and the bathroom facilities are excellent. The bathrooms are spotlessly clean and warm in cooler weather. There is also a drying room which is a brilliant idea with our British weather. On this trip we did some pretty, local walks, a trip to Whitby and a day in York so there’s lots of variety.

  300. English safari

    We spent a week on our first adventure and visited 4 sites during the week so we can compare….. The Hideaway was leagues ahead of the others in every respect (except perhaps the view at Robin Hoods Bay). The main log cabin which houses facilities is stunning in both useability and cleanliness. We will return soon!! Thanks Barney!!

  301. The Hideaway is fantastic, beautiful place to stay. Really Quiet and relaxing, the kids had lots of fun exploring and looking for bugs, birds and places to hide. It’s was perfect sat by the fire on the evening, watching the stars. The facilities were impeccable, I was blown away at just how clean and organised everything was, we were only there one night so didn’t get to use all the amenities but it seemed everything was catered for, I think a family could happily camp here for a good week or two and not crave for those home comforts to much.

  302. hideaway hobbit house

    Stayed for a couple of nights in a hobbit house. Great experience. Spacious with a log burner and sleeping for four and dining facilities. No fridge in house but shared fridge in main building where shop, showers, toilets and washing up facilities are. Nice patio area with log burner. Great green site with good ethics and values of respect. Recommend to anyone – unless your a noisy disrespectful dumper 😉

  303. Lovely site tucked away in the countryside. Facilities were spotless and some of the best we have seen camping. Good access to numerous places so would visit again

  304. A real Hideaway

    The park had large electric pitches, with fire pits and good tree/hedge cover. There was a cool vibe, eco friendly and very unspoiled feel to the Hideaway. Staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly! Would recommend it.

  305. A cheeky one night stay

    We stayed here on the way down to Center Parcs in Nottingham with the family in one of the Hobbit Houses. Great facilities, a friendly welcome and all in all a fantastic place to stay. The kids had a ball and can’t wait to come back again.

  306. Lovely, welcoming, eco-conscious site.

    I booked the Hideaway for a 2 night stay for my myself and partner and another couple. Upon arrival, we were given a choice of plots and due to the weather (Storm Callum) the owner suggested we stay in a sheltered area, which was really helpful. The site is so clean, well maintained and accessible. The ability to have a fire pit is really nice too. The only downside was the limited amenities in the surrounding town but there’s towns a little further out which have more going on. We’ve recommended this site to a number of people and have already discussed returning ourselves…maybe to a hobbit house next time!

  307. We were lucky enough to book our stay during a quiet period, as the season was coming to an end. We stayed for four nights, and on the final night we had the whole campsite to ourselves! On arrival, we were greeted with a friendly welcome from the owner, Barney. He gave us all the necessary information and made us feel at home. We stayed in one of the Eco Pods, which doesn’t have electricity/heating, but we found it comfortable enough, even when the temperature dropped to one degree! All pitches/pods come with their own fire pit, and wood is available on site at a very reasonable price. The pod has a double bed, seating and decking area. We lit the pod with tea lights, making it very cosy inside. The facilities on site were exceptional; very clean and modern. Toilets and showers are cleaned daily around midday, even when we were the only people here! The drying room is always toasty, the pot wash area provided washing up liquid (eco friendly, cruelty free and vegan!) and the fridge/freezers where free to use. There is an extensive refuse area with clearly labelled bins for recycling. When ever we needed to talk to someone, or ask for information, the staff (Barney/Katie) where exceptionally friendly and helpful, and willing to give us all the time needed, without feeling like we were imposing. We did find that occasionally the sat-nav (Waze app) would bring us through the private adjoining land, down a dirt track. Barney has put signs up at this turning telling you to ‘ignore your sat-nav,’ but we missed this the first time! If you use this app, we have updated it to stop anyone else going down this route. The site it situated perfectly between all the local attractions, with just a 30m drive into York. We loved our stay at The Hideaway at Baxby Manor, and will definitely be returning to try out the Hobbit pods!

  308. Relaxing family time

    We were lucky to have a cloud free night… we roasted marsh mallows on the fire and looked at the stars…. it was a complete change to our usual weekend routine! The hut was warm and dry… we will definately return!!

  309. Camping the way it’s supposed to be.

    Good level pitches and areas separated by hedges/trees so feels small and secluded. Each has its own fire pit which was nice. Small shop with essentials. Excellent facilities though some toilets and shower were locked, to minimise cleaning I assume which meant some queuing in the morning. Narrow lane approach which was not difficult even for a novice Motorhome driver, not far off the A19 so great location for exploring and walking or 25mins drive into York. No cars allowed next to the tents but parking was close enough not to cause a problem. A bit pricey if you want EHU but a site I would recommend

  310. An idyllic retreat

    All aspects of the site were so good. The facilities were great and Barney was so friendly and helpful. The little shop is very well stocked with camping essentials. Addition of a fridge and freezer was a bonus! The Sanctuary area was so idyllic and peaceful. We loved being able to have a fire pit and bbq. We were alongside the river and saw lots of wildlife and the birds chorus in the mornings was wonderful. We walked to Plum and Partridge in the village which has beautiful decor and amazing menu. We also did longer walk to pub in Carlton Husthwaite for a drink which has a lovely beer garden. We drove to Sutton Bank to walk to the White Horse. All in all a perfect getaway which we’d highly recommend.

  311. reat Campsite

    Second time stayed here facilities beautifully clean and modern Countryside setting out of the hustle and bustle Camped with motorhome but the Hobbit houses look fun for next time Most campsites don’t allow camp fires but The Hideaway provides great fire pits for each pitch

  312. A top place with top staff

    This was my 6th stay at the Hideaway and still love the place. The facilities are fantastic and there is so much to do in and around the area. This year we stayed in one of the new hobbit houses……. they are amazing. So much space in them and perfect for my 14 month old who thoroughly enjoyed her glamping trip. There is everything you need in the hobbit houses to make your holiday a good one from plates and cutlery to a gas stove and log burner and the beds are extremely comfy, slept very well. We were nice and cosy with the log burner going. Would highly recommend giving a hobbit house a try, the pods and tent pitches are fab too. Get booked up now 😊

  313. Can’t wait until next time

    Wonderful in every aspect, the cleanest washrooms we’ve ever experienced. Great space between pitches, too much to mention as it is all awesome

  314. hideaway – a great find

    i thought the site was excellent i like the efforts made to protect the environment The facilities were immaculate The pitches give plenty of room and its nice to have the fire pits Great access to walks from the campsite Also very sheltered – useful when we had the storm that we had last week

  315. Great Campsite

    This is a lovely campsite with excellent facilities. Having to remove your outdoor shoes or using the provided shoe covers before entering the shower/toilet block is a great idea. Unfortunately not everyone adhered to the request! Great that they provide recycling bins and having somewhere to dry your towel after a shower was most welcome.

  316. Lovely through and through

    Enjoyed a last minute overnight stay in our campervan, and it was lovely in every way, we’ll be back, and hope to stay in a Hobbity Hole place too, one time.

  317. My favourite campsite!!

    The site was excellent…all pitches were within close proximity to the facilities (as apposed to the usual camping lot of being relegated to a far flung field beyond rows of caravans) The facilities were clean and had a nice new feel to them, and the fire pits on each pitch were a welcome bonus. The camps views on the environment and recycling are admirable. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

  318. Nice campsite that allow open fires

    We were looking for a campsite in North Yorkshire that allows fires and offered a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and the Sanctuary area at the Hideaway@Baxby Manor did not disappoint. The Hideaway itself has good toilets, showers and pot washing facilities. These were all clean and well maintained. The main building also has a drying room and points which you can use to charge a mobile phone. The small shop/office had some essentials in case you run out, this is also the place to get logs for a fire. The Sanctuary is the adult only area of the campsite and has a small number of secluded pitches. We stayed on pitch T30 which is the furthest pitch from the facilities so very quiet, it was lovely to be able to sit around the fire in the evening watching bats flying overhead and listening to the sounds of the wildlife. You cannot get a vehicle close to the pitches in the Sanctuary so you need to carry all your equipment along a track through the trees, though a trolly is left on each pitch to help make this easier. The Hideaway has an eco ethos and provides eco liquid soap in the toilets and eco washing up liquid in the pot wash, hopefully, they will install an electric vehicle charging point in the future as access to one of these would have been useful for me and I am sure it would be for others in the future. We enjoyed our weeks stay and I would recommend this site to anyone looking for a campsite in this part of Yorkshire. If you drink do try the local cider sold in the site shop.

  319. Fresh air and peace

    Top notch. Brilliant facililites. Spotless. Loved the fact everyone is politely asked to wipe down the sinks ater use…. and they did. Shoe covers or bare feet to keep the floors clean. Really spacious pitches with occassional hedges and different levels of grass height so it doesnt feel like a field. The hobbit houses looked amazing. What an adventure. Maybe next time. Would go again and recommend

  320. Little Gem

    An idyllic campsite in the middle of no where. Somewhere lovely to get away from it all. We loved watching the stars at night sat round the fire. Facilities were immaculately clean, loved being able to recycle everything and the pitches were lovely and spacious. Definitely will stay again when we are in the area.

  321. Perfect retreat.

    Stayed atThe beginning of September with my daughter. We had one of the 5 hobbit houses and were lucky enough to be the only occupants! Not coming to Yorkshire for the weather, we got lucky.! Had three perfect days and nights. We were able to enjoy the benefits of the fire pit and the log burner. The beds were comfortable and hobbit houses adequately equipped. The facilities in the communal block was 2nd to none. Fabulous showers and washrooms, great pot wash area (with mobile phone charging point ) And a fantastic drying room, which in the cooler weather is excellent for drying towels. The idea of wearing overshoes in the shower rooms and the available J cloth’s for wiping down basins kept the washrooms spotless, so well worth the effort . The Night skies in the Yorkshire moors are spectacular and we spent one evening laying on a picnic blanket stargazing. We did a short walk around the village, which was very pretty. (Directions available from the site office) . Plenty of things to see and do locally and close enough to York. (Suggest the park-and-ride). Look out for the reductions in September as this made our stay very reasonable. Thank you Barney for a lovely stay.

  322. The Hideaway

    A camping trip with my 9 year old son, we wanted a campsite that was a ‘get away from it all feel’ Only a short drive from York, but it really did live up to our expectations, loved the fire pits where my son lit his own fire. The washing block was spotless, and had all the facilities required. Would thoroughly recommend, and will definitely be back.

  323. Natural

    Amazing site ,peace, tranquil surrounded by everything natural and lots of open areas.Great having the fire pit…sitting out under the night sky ..candles vino ….blanket hat and gloves…but fabulous.A must place to go to get away and unwind .

  324. Gem of a Campsite

    We stayed here for 2 nights and loved it. The facilities were great and immaculate. I really loved the drying room what a fab idea. The owner was extremely helpful when we needed an extension to our hook up and air bed pumps providing them for no extra charge! Site is very spacious and everyone has enough privacy. Each pitch has a fire pit and you can bring your own wood which is a bonus! The only very small downside was wheelbarrowing our tent and belongings back and forth from the car. However we completely understand the set up and reasons for this and it definitely does not put us off returning. Thanks for a great stay!

  325. Best campsite ever

    What a great campsite. Very clean facilities, friendly staff, great location, just brilliant. The Deli in easingwold craft delicious pizza’s. I will definitely be returning to the hideaway at Baxby manor.

  326. Great location, friendly and helpfull staff

    Had a really great time. However it’s a busy site and lots off children. We will come back but maybe out of season and will try the eco huts

  327. a brief stay in a beautiful spot

    stayed 2 nights in our own tent, friendly and clean, very good facilities. enjoyed the peace of being away from hustle and bustle. very good ethos

  328. Hidden location. Cars not on pitches but are nearby. Lots of wild areas between pitches. Ethos really sound – fires, tree climbing, playing in the beck, recycling. Communal areas are really well planned out, warm and luxurious. The drying room is wonderful. Bathrooms clean and gorgeous. No shoes allowed in bathrooms which really helps with this. Coffee caravan, artisan bread, butcher on site and a book swap area.

  329. A week at The Hideaway

    Got a last availability booking in The Sanctuary, a separate set of 6 secluded pitches away from the main site (& adult only). These pitches are private & spacious, a couple of hundred metres from the main facilities. The facilities are modern, clean & user-friendly (always instant hot water!), including most basic amenities. Open fires are welcomed, with fire pits for every pitch The site is very rural, but 5 minutes from the A19 (York about half hour drive) & local towns & villages Cars not allowed on the pitches, but barrows provided to help ferry stuff

  330. Litttle piece of P&Q

    Been several times and enjoy every one. The facillities are spotless and the drying room a godsend – usefull for drying damp towels ( and wet clothes if it happens to rain) The only thing I would suggest is that Barney adds to his little list of does & don’ts is to ask people to respect pitch boundaries. Have stayed on V1 several times it is annoying to have random people using your pitch as a cut-through to other pitches or as a shortcut to the loos.

  331. Family camping trip

    Fabulous campsite with an abundance of things to do nearby. Well maintained facilities, chilled atmosphere and child friendly. We first visited last year, booked for this year while we were there and we booked again for next year while we were here! Each pitch has a parking space which is nearby meaning there’s no cars on the fields which is lovely but the cars aren’t far away to carry things (there are wheelbarrows to carry equipment). Each pitch also has its own firepit, great for marshmallows on an evening and for cooking over with the tripods you can hire from the shop. Small shop but well stocked with essentials you may have forgotten. Also lots of local produce for sale too, from beer to apple juice! Can’t recommend it enough, we look forward to going back again!

  332. A little camping gem!!!

    Everything about this site impressed us! It was excellent value for money, had immaculate facilities, and all staff on site were friendly and helpful. The coffee van was a lovely bonus and the products sold were not a rip off!! Our friends have already booked for later this year and we will definitely return. Even the dog wants to come back with us, WOOF!!!! Love the camp fire and all the camping utensils available to loan for a small fee. Everyone respected the rules and had full respect for their fellow campers. LOVE IT!!!!!!

  333. Great little campsite for beginners

    Great second camping trip to the hideaway @baxby manor. Excellent facilities and very clean. As beginners to camping it was fantastic to have everything we needed and close together. Fantastic and safe for our 3 year old. Will definitely be back next year

  334. We’ll be back

    Well designated plots, environmentally friendly and lovely facilities. Loved the vintage caravan in the morning and the local produce in the shop. Our favourite part was being able to have a campfire and hire the tripods for cooking.

  335. Beautiful site

    Stayed at the hideaway a few times before & love the site, it’s always peaceful, really well maintained & just a beautiful site in general, everything is so well thought out there from the pitch layouts to the items in the onsite shop, would come back again & again & definitely recommend

  336. Fantastic!

    We love coming to the Hideaway and have already booked our holiday for next year. if you want to soak up nature, have a roaring camp fire and relax this is the place for you! The vintage caravan selling “proper coffee” and home made croissants is a favourite for all of us but get there early there’s always a queue! we love the fact that the cars are parked away from the pitches so all the little darlings can run around in complete safety. My only gripe would be that the showers can get a bit wet in the drying / dressing area so it can be a bit of a struggle keeping pyjama bottoms and socks dry but hey-ho your camping!!!!! The staff are always friendly and helpful, the site is clean and there’s lots of places to visit, National trust members in particular. I would say that if you come to the Hideaway once, you will return!

  337. Brilliant night away

    We had a great stay in the hobbit house, we had researched the facilities available at the site so we knew what to pack. The fire pit cooking was a big hit and the kids loved toasting marshmallows. The facilities were lovely, warm and clean. The coffee can in the morning was great, especially with it being a crisp morning. The only thing we struggled with was lighting the fire in the hobbit house, when we spoke to our neighbours they also struggled. It was lighting but going out after approx 20mins!

  338. Yet another fantastic stay!!

    This was our 4th visit to the Hideaway and it still continues to impress. Barney and his staff are friendly and welcoming and keep the facilities spotless. The secluded quiet location, real campfires and getting back to nature with just a touch of luxury (the toilets have won awards!) are some of the many reasons we’ll be visiting again next year.

  339. Hobbit World

    Another fantastic stay at the Hideaway but this time in a hobbit pod. Fantastic adventure for the kids and so cosy and warm inside with the wood burner! Everything you need- beds, plates, cups and even a camping stove. All the facilities are immaculate and staff so friendly and helpful. Really nice site that feels away from it all. Would definitely recommend.

  340. A gem of a site

    Lovely big pitches with fire pit on each one, great very clean facilities. Only thing that I think it’s missing is a small park for the kids. We will be back though.

  341. Great site

    The only place we could find local to us that allowed campfires. Perfect set up, great facilities, our kids loved getting back to basics – not a gadget in sight!! Barney’s a top bloke – would have no hesitation in returning to this site and have already recommended it to a number of friends.

  342. Amazing place

    Stayed before, will stay again. Impeccably clean and well ran, eco friendly and without the noise and clutter of other sites. Barney is a credit to his industry.

  343. Campfire magic

    It was brilliant to stay on a site where you could enjoy a campfire. My little one loved it. The facilities were nice and clean and we appreciated not being surrounded by parked cars. Nice friendly site and great that little ones had lots of space to play.

  344. Love this place

    Camped here a couple of years ago then stayed in the new hobbit houses this year. Absolutely love both!!! Cooking on the campfire is so special especially for the kids. Love the site layout. Spotless facilities and fantastic little shop with all you need. Love the caravan selling well needed coffee and pastries in a morning. If you hit your stay right you can even get pizzas from her and shop from the travelling butcher and baker certain days of the weekend … would be great if these options were on offer a bit more in the week during holidays for day 3/4 when your fresh food starts running low (unless you are organised enough to have an electric hook up with fridge 😜). Love the simplicity of this place, and the surrounding areas are beautiful. Only thing that would top this place off would be a play area or even forest school type play area (make it in keeping with the eco theme) for the kids. There is a smashing play area in the village, but having one on site would be perfect so the kids can play independently. We tell everyone about this place. We love it and will be back. Hopefully one day even trying the new tree house if there is ever a weekend available 😍

  345. Excellent site

    A beautifully relaxing campsite. We enjoy coming to stay here every year. Lovely pitch size and location as well as the use if the firepit. This year we explored beningburgh hall whilst staying at the site. We will definitely be returning next year.

  346. Hobbit house

    My girls loved living in the Hobbit house and by far their best bit was staying up late with a fire lit in the fire pit, toasting marshmallows under the stars. They loved the freedom of being on a site where cars didn’t go onto the pitch spaces (great to have wheelbarrows to transport things from your site to your allocated car parking space).

  347. Lovely secluded campsite

    Absolutely loved this site. It was our first family trip and we loved it. The children didn’t want to leave! Spotless toilets and shower rooms. Everything was so clean. Other facilities were fab too. Potwash room and drying room so clean. Also access to a fridge and freezer which was really helpful during our stay. Onsite shop was very reasonably proced and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. We will definitely return and are booking for next year. So many places to visit nearby which is great for families and Easingwold has a fantastic playground for children. The no noise between 11-7 is adhered too. It is a tranquil park which allows fires where you can stargaze as there is no light pollution.

  348. Lovely stay in the adults only section

    Great place, the facilities are very clean and the shop is well resourced. There is also a caravan on site that sells tea/coffee and breakfast on some days. We stayed in the adults only section which was really secluded and had its own fire pit

  349. Hobbit House Experience

    Grandchildren were amazed at first sight of what the grandaughter called a Hobbit Hole. The 4 of us had a wonderful stay. It was quite spacious to what I expected , more than enough room . The site was again lovely and very clean Well Done

  350. Great facilities on site

    Pleasant stay at the Hideaway which has changed a lot since our last stay a few years ago. Enjoyed having the fire pit next to our tent. Great shower block, great idea having shoe covers, if only everyone read the sign! Handy having access to a fridge, especially when non-electric tent pitch. Would return!

  351. Even Better Second Time.

    We like the fact the site dies not like loud music or any noise after eleven, the site is well kept, remarkably so after all the dry weather we have had this year. We love tha fact we can cook on an open fire without the need to take a bbq, we only cooked on gas at breakfast time, as I said the other meals we made were all outside. The facilities are kept as clean as possible, encouraging campers to take off footware or put a plastic protector on really does help and also means they are not constantly cleaning them when you are wanting to use them. Very friendly staff nothing you ask for is not carried out with a yes we will sort and also with as smile.

  352. Secluded camping

    We booked a three night stay in the adults only secluded pitch at the bottom of the site. The pitch was some way from the designated parking space so a lot of journeys from and to the car which was hard work even with the provision of a four wheeled cart. The path to the pitch was quite overgrown and in need of the overhanging branches being given a trim as it was we got wetter than we could have been brushing against the leaves. The pitch was a little uneven but all in all a good site next to the stream we enjoyed being away from other campers. The site is in danger of being overun by Hymalayan balsam. We would think about staying here again and have already recommended it to friends. The facilities are excellent (could do with more wash up sinks though) great drying room, brilliant showers and waste disposal.

  353. Helpful staff

    We hadn’t booked and although they were really busy the lovely lady on reception (sorry can’t remember her name) put herself out and found a solution so we could stay 2 nights on the same pitch. They were all so helpful. It was so lovely we even extended our stay for another night ! Kids loved playing on the tree swing in the beck 👍

  354. Jason P

    Fantastic little campsite, toilets and shower facilities were of a very high standard. We stayed in a family eco pod which was great and we will definitely be coming back.

  355. Perfect introduction to camping

    My daughter is about to start school so we wanted a last minute break with one of her friends and their family. The booking process was easy and confirmation clear. The fact that you could view the pitches available made things easy and we were able to get 2 pitches together with a great spot near the facilities. Kids happy, parents happy. We’re hoping to return very soon!

  356. Very relaxing stay

    My partner and I, thought we should give glamping a try, we researched many sites and the hideaway looked like the one for us, how right we were, the pod was beautiful and clean, the location was fantastic, the amenities were first class, the staff were very friendly and helpful, would definitely stay again and have allready recommended to family and friends.

  357. Stay in a hobbit house

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Baxby, we found the site with ease and loved the car being close to the hobbit house (my partner who had to carry everything appreciated that)! The welcome had lovely and helpful from the staff and we found the wash facilities great and clean. We walked to the local pub which was lovely. We will return in the future.

  358. Chilled out 5* camping

    We loved staying at The Hideaway and will certainly return. The campsite has been thoughtfully designed so that it doesn’t feel as though you are in a field with lots of people. The small clusters of camping areas between trees, shrubs and some longer grass lends itself to a more intimate camping experience. The fire pits in the ground for each pitch are a great addition – who doesn’t want a real fir e when they’re camping? The toilets and showers are the best we have encountered in many years of camping and were always immaculately clean, even in peak season. The rule of shoes off or wearing plastic overshoes is legend! Why have other camp sites not thought of this? No outdoor shoes results in sparkly clean washing facilities. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There are just the right amount of rules that everyone appeared to respect and adhere to during our stay. You’ve probably gathered that The Hideaway is our new favourite campsite!

  359. Best camp site

    Stayed here last weekend . Had a brilliant time . I have gone camping for the last 10 years . And this is the best camp site I have stayed on . They are so helpful and friendly. Love u can have a camp fire and bbq that is what camping is about. Only one thing I would say is think they could do with a little play park for kids but everything else is perfect . Will be back

  360. Backpacker Mike

    I loved this place. The ethos of the site suited me perfectly. It was really peaceful, great to see the recycling facilities, though do try & re-introduce composting for food waste. Perhaps the site shop could also stock a small range of fruit & veg. As a backpacker without transport it was a bit of a trek to get these. I’d certainly return. I’m just sorry I had to leave before the Friday pizza night! My fellow campers were also great. Everybody respected the tranquility of the place. Fabulous.

  361. Excellent campsite

    We stayed at the Hideaway as a family and on the whole thoroughly enjoyed our holiday there. The facilities are by far the nicest we have ever used, warm extremely spacious and clean and even though the campsite was busy we rarely queued. The strict 11-7 no noise policy was obeyed by everyone while we were on site, I’m not sure whether we just had polite neighbours or if the prevalence of so many warning signs around the site were responsible but whichever it was we certainly had some very quiet nights which we appreciated. There are some fantastic facilities on the campsite, the vintage caravan serves wonderful hot chocolates and coffees and cookies, fresh stonebaked pizzas were available one evening and a butcher visited twice a week. I can thoroughly recommend the butcher, in fact, the meats were so good we brought some home with us. The butcher is based in Easingwold which is only 10 mins away if you need more supplies during your stay. You could also order bread for next day delivery. There was a fridge on site as well which makes life a lot easier if you don’t have an electric pitch. The only slight negatives, and they are slight, were the fact that the welcome to the site was not overly friendly and that the pitch boundaries were not obvious. We booked quite a large pitch and were told that we would be told to move our tent if it encroached on another pitch but when we came to to put up our tent it was impossible to see where one pitch ended and another began. Perhaps the pitches could be marked out by small stakes in the ground or simply by leaving a strip on unmowed grass between pitches? Perhaps we were just more conscious of it than we needed to be but some simple boundaries would have removed any worry. On the whole a fabulous site and we would stay again without hesitation but for the fact that we like to explore a new part of the country when we go holiday. I would happily recommend to anyone considering the site.

  362. The hideaway

    Loved staying in the pod at baxby Manor, great for young families or camping novices like me! Be great if there was a nearby play area for the kids though, there’s so much land there it would be a great added bonus! Really enjoyed our time here though was great, all the wash facilities were immaculate too!

  363. A quiet, peaceful site

    We found this campsite after looking for somewhere to camp in the North East of the country. The website for The Hideaway instantly caught our eye and, upon reading the first page, were drawn into reading every page on the site. After that, we were persuaded to book for 7 nights in The Sanctuary – the quiet, “Adults only, strictly no children section of the site”. Upon arrival, we met Barney, the owner, who quickly registered us and told us where to park – unusually, The Hideaway doesn’t let cars park next to the pitches. Instead, each pitch has a dedicated parking space and include a wheelbarrow or cart for you to transfer things from car to pitch. Our pitch was 3 spots into The Santuary so well away from the main site. Our tent was pitched with plenty of room left on all sides and a purpose built fire pit at one end. For the fire pit, we were able to hire a tripod and grill for £5 with a £20 deposit, returned if it was brought back clean. The facilities were immaculate with a drying room, a pot wash area, and toilet/shower area. In an effective way to help keep the areas clean, outdoor shoes weren’t allowed in the shower area and shoe covers were provided. Showers were warm and powerful. We will definitely be back to The Hideaway, this time experiencing the other ways of staying – Hobbit Houses, especially.

  364. 2 nights 2 adults 2 boys all on a hobbit adventure. Brilliant

    Relaxed atmosphere. Excellent facilities. All the rules are there for a reason and make your stay enjoyable for all. Nothing at all other than nature for kids. What more could anyone want?!

  365. Perfect Stay

    We had such a great time at The Hideaway. Unfortunately our van broke down and was stuck in someone else’s parking spot. How embarrassing! The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Apart from that disaster, the site was beautiful, the facilities were perfect, love the pizzas and pastries from the vintage caravan. Such a lovely peaceful site, we will definitely be visiting again.

  366. Great Canpsite

    I spent a couple of nights at The Hideaway with my kids and some friends. The pitch sizes are all really generous and all come with their own fire pit making evening warmth and entertainment very easy. The washing facilities exceeded my expectations and the pot washing area was big enough and always clean. The shop and reception area were open at good times of the day and well stocked. Being able to hire a tripod to put over the fire was a fab bonus. In the morning pastry’s and coffee are available to buy from the caravan by reception – a really lovely touch! All in all we had a fantastic time and we will definitely return for another short break.

  367. Family stay

    We stayed in the wonderful Hobbit houses; they were perfectly equipped and spotlessly clean for our arrival! The kids loved it! The only thing missing is perhaps a children’s playpark/area onsite where they could meet and make friends. The toilet facility is kept extremely clean and we enjoyed the breakfast van in the morning!

  368. A perfect holiday

    This was just me and my 10 year old daughter on our first proper camping trip.. over the years I have spent many £1000’s in the attempt to have the perfect family holiday, with varying degrees of success. It is a joy to say that she didn’t want to leave and we had our best holiday ever. The hideaway is a bit of magic. A haven of peace and a place to reconnect and re energise. Can not recommend it enough.

  369. Great camping experience.

    We loved this campsite for its eco friendly approach. It was quiet. It was really clean. No litter. Friendly and very helpful staff. Excellent facilities. I highly recommend this site.

  370. Trees and tranquility in the sanctuary section

    This was a beautiful Hideaway stay for me and my husband. We had a pitch in the ‘sanctuary’ section (T30) which meant we had a secluded, green, peaceful pitch. The pitch was big, you could easily fit at least 2 tents in it. The downside is carrying things from the car to the pitch but the site provide a trolley to help ferry things. The fire pit was great and we loved the ecologically friendly methods of recycling and tree growth. The local village has a bar/restaurant Plum and partridge, whose menu is a bit la-di-da but does a discount for campers and the staff are pretty relaxed. The campsite is all flat, and also offers pods and hobbit-holes. We chose this location because we were booked to go to Go Ape in Dalby forest which is 35 miles away. Also the local town of Easingwold, about 3 miles, is picturesque, had a market and most provisions you need.

  371. 5 go Hobbiting!

    Having originally booked a bell tent we were pleasantly surprised to be informed that they had now changed them to Hobbit Huts! They lived up to their name- cute wooden houses with round doors, wooden seating & fire pits perfect for cooking on! The location of them was perfect so you felt a bit like you were wild camping but only 2 mins walk from the cleanest toilet blocks & pot wash I’ve ever seen on a camp site. It was so perfect we didn’t even leave the site on the Sunday except to go to the stream, a 3 mins walk, where our girls made the most of the rope swing into the water Will def go back, either in the huts or take a tent as the pitches looked great too. Nothing better than cooking on an open fire (try the bacon from the shop – it is amazing!) & getting away from it all for a couple of days only 45 mins from home Thank you Barney & the team x

  372. Delivered on all promises

    We chose The Hideaway due to their promises for peace and quiet and strict no amplified noise policy. The ‘Back to Nature’ also appealed as we wanted to take our kids away to a place without electricity or tech and for them to enjoy building fires, toasting marshmallows, exploring and adventure. The Hideaway delivered in all counts; We’ll be back!

  373. Great site

    Loved this site and will return, lots of space between campers and quiet after 11pm. Visit by butcher is well worth a visit and the pizzas are a nice change too. Only thing we missed was a dog walk and area of grass eg for football for kids. Otherwise it’s great

  374. An oasis of peace and quiet

    As responsible travellers we chose The Hideaway not only because of its location, but also because of their environmental credentials, and the fact that they are ‘dog friendly’. The check in process was smooth, the site was very clean and tidy and the showers and washing up/laundry facilities were some of the best I have seen on any campsite. The showers were always hot, whatever time of day you went in. The pitches are well spaced with a strictly enforced 6m gap between pitches and an 11pm noise curfew. I can honestly say that we didn’t have a single grumble during the three days that we stayed there, and would definitely use it again if we were ever back in the area.

  375. Hidden gem

    Absolutely beautiful place, gorgeous surroundings, quiet and peaceful and totally in love with the fact that you can sit by a real camp fire into the night which nowadays you can’t put a price on anymore!! We loved our hobbit pod and the kids had the best time! Being able to purchase a fresh coffee in the mornings and bacon and BBQ meat from the butcher on site was an added bonus, which cooked on the fire added to the taste even more! So lucky to have found this place and will DEFINITELY be back soon!

  376. Little getaway

    Last weekend I had a lovely little get away with my partner, we stayed in a pod and it was clean a nice little fire pit. I’ve already recommended to friends and family.

  377. Great little site.

    Was here from Monday 30th July till Saturday 4th August. Great camp site, we were in the sanctuary t26, could see and hear kids next door, but did not spoil our stay. I even managed to get a bit of fish in, in the little beck that ran beside our pitch, I only had a few minnows but good fun. A local butcher brings meat to site for bbqs once or twice a week and the on site staff are very friendly and helpful, Friday night they even cook pizzas to order. The toilet and shower block are very modern and clean. The shower cubilices large too.

  378. A Gem of a Campsite with faultless facilities.

    A beautifully laid out camping environment with no cars at pitch-side, meant holidaying with two Nine year old boys and an 18 month old baby was relaxed and enjoyed more by having a safer area to play. The boys spent time playing in the stream and we all loved the fire pits provided at each pitch, we cooked our meals on it and enjoyed a log fire in the evenings. Morning breakfasts of Fresh Coffee/Hot Chocolate and Croissants was a welcome addition from the Vintage van. The shop and all other facilities were incredibly clean and well stocked and as a Disabled camper I appreciated the ‘Accessible’ facilities and the time spent to provide them. Everything has been thought through and the owners have created a beautiful, calm and well run site with Nature being their guide. I feel like the site has grown with the campers, who enjoy it with the meadow grass and carefully set out pitches give an opportunity for privacy. I’ve camped in many places which I love and have to say this site has made me want to return to this calm and spiritually atmospheric haven…

  379. Another great stay at TheHideaway Baxby Manor

    We visited The Hideaway 3yrs ago and stayed in a Bell Tent and it was fantastic. When we saw the new Hobbit houses we knew it was time for another visit. Amazing place with very very clean facilities. Big on recycling also which is great to see. It’s a great base with Thirsk and York not far away. Great place with great staff. Highly recommended

  380. erfect camping experience

    excellent campsite, very well ran lovely and clean and friendly, lots to do near by but also nice to relax on site for the day.. loved the vintage caravan selling coffee and pastries in a morning and pizza on a friday night a well stocked shop plus having a fridge on site was very handy.. will definitely be returning as it’s one of my favourite campsites iv been to..

  381. fly’s & bonfires

    we recently stayed in a hobbit house, which is really a glorified shed upon arrival we were met by 200+ flys, we attempted to buy some fly spray but were told its not sold on site but they would get some from the house and bring it – waited 4 days & it still didn’t arrive can’t fault the set up of the site, its spotless, but be prepared to smell like a bonfire for the whole of your stay I’d recommend it if you like camping

    • Thanks for the feedback Leanne.
      Glamping takes on many forms, most are nothing like our Hobbit Houses (in fact we are the only ones in the country and possibly the world that has this design!) Glamping can be a Shepherds Hut, a Canvas Tent, a converted boat, or a Treehouse. Glamping (Glamorous camping simply means something more than a tent.
      I’m afraid we cannot do much about the flies and wasps etc, afraid its all part and parcel of rural camping and glamping! Im sorry you were told we’d give you some fly spray and it did not materialise; however no one asked me for any…?
      It’s not camping without a proper campfire and as we are one of the very few sites that allows them it is inevitable that most will have a fire…it does help keep the flies away tho…!
      Barney (Owner)

  382. Loved it

    We stayed in a hobbit hut and we loved it, will definitely be returning with the tent next time, lovely pub just up the road called plum and partridge, facilities spotless on site, staff all friendly, can’t wait to go back

  383. As close to wild camping as you can get but with all the luxury to hand

    My kids (12 & 10) and I love this site, The long natural grasses and trees throughout the site make a refreshing change to the flat lawns where everyone overlooks each other. But for us, the real attraction is the ability to have open fires to cook over and to sit around chatting as darkness falls.

  384. Very happy

    I have recently stayed at the hideaway with my partner and his dog, very warm and welcoming staff. Set in the most beautiful location very happy to help always. Would highly recommend this place to anyone! And can’t wait to return.

  385. Gorgeous hidden gem

    What a beautiful natural camping site. We loved how peaceful the site was and how secluded we were in the adults only section. Just what we were looking for

  386. Few nights away

    Great few nights away in the hobbit hut. Clean site toilets and facility’s hobbit hut was lovely spaciouce there was quite a few kids staying in the hobbit huts but was no trouble hardly noticed them or noise at night was quite peaceful great place to stay would recommend.

  387. amily stay

    We’re a family of 4, with 2 active boys aged 8 and 11. We absolutely loved our first stay at the Hideaway and it’s now one of our favourite campsites. The site is definitely set up to cater to the more relaxing side of camping, with lots of segregation and meadow. I think the boys preferred it with a few of the pitches empty so there was more space for them to play. The facilities are excellent; we loved the fire pits and onsite coffee and pastries. Unfortunately the weather didn’t lend itself to barbecue so we didn’t use the butcher. The shop is top notch, with excellent local produce and allowed an emergency air bed purchase. The wash facilities are good; lots of hot water and no queuing. I also liked the ban on shoes, so no annoying grass in the shower. There’s absolutely loads to do within a drive and we had a great evening meal at the Carlton Inn a couple of miles away. York is spectacular with enough to keep you busy for weeks and we had really fun days out in Whitby and Lightwater Valley. Great site!

  388. Great stay

    A lovely campsite with friendly owner and staff. Great location for going out for the day or staying local and exploring the countryside. Booked again already 😃

  389. A little piece of heaven.

    We have been to the hideaway a couple of times now and always go back. The facilities are always really clean, the staff are super friendly. They site is rural which we love, theres a little stream that runs along the side of the campsite which is great in summer! we love that we can have camp fires on the pitch. Overall the campsite is great, we go at least once a year now. plenty of things to do around the surrounding area and plenty of sight seeing.

  390. Quiet relaxing stay

    Our most relaxing camping break yet – no noise after 11, not having to listen to other peoples music during the day, decent spacing between pitches, dogs on leads, clean facilities, friendly helpful staff………….perfect

  391. Birthday break

    Just got back from staying at the hobbit houses ! Excellent stay and great value for money, staff were all friendly, clean facilities throughout. Overall lovely few days

  392. Excellent campsite hidden away

    Loved this campsite for its large pitches and fire pits. The wash facilities were really clean although some people obviously couldn’t read the notices that say take off your outdoor shoes or put on the overshoes provided!! There’s a fabulous drying room for wet towels/shoes. The shop is a little gem selling all sorts of things you didn’t realise you needed from children’s toys to Eco fire lighters to gin, ice creams, fresh eggs, headache tablets etc etc. Please don’t take your kids if they can’t be quiet between 11pm – 7am as this is the campsite rule which again some chose not to follow………apart from that it’s fab.

  393. Peaceful park, everything thought of.

    This was our third stay at the Hideaway with three generations of our family. We love the peaceful location and the chance to enjoy a camp fire in the evenings. The washroom facilities are great, and the pot wash and drying rooms make everything easy. We had a couple of really nice local walks around the area based on routes supplied at the campsite which gave a lot of information about what to see. Barney and his staff were as helpful and friendly as ever.

  394. Holiday stay

    Lovely place to stay. Very peaceful. Lovely to have a camp fire with each pod and the caravan that is there for breakfast is a lovely touch. Will be back again.

  395. Another enjoyable stay

    We came back to Baxby for the third time and again enjoyed our stay. The kids still love the site although they’re teenagers now. We stayed in a Hobbit House due to a lack of carrying space for a tent etc. and found it very comfortable, as we’d hoped for the price. We would certainly consider the site and the accommodation again, perhaps at a quieter time of year when we could enjoy the log burner and have a bit more spare cash to spend in the pub. The facilities, while still very clean and of a high standard, felt rather busier than in recent years, but that might just be a result of having camped at an excellently equipped Dutch site recently. But overall, a lovely and welcoming place to spend a few days.

  396. Top Notch Camping

    A lovely atmosphere on this site. Very well designed to allow tranquility and privacy whilst allowing the kids some freedom. Facilities were of an extremely high standard, would def recommend. Barney and co one work v hard to maintain the excellent standard of this site, def recommend!

  397. Lovely family campsite

    This was a lovely campsite. We only choose sites which allow campfires, and this had great fire pits. The facilities were spotless, warm, and showers hot. The best camping bathrooms we have come across. Good washing facilities. Pitches are very well spaced out. Stream runs along the edge of the campsite. Far enough away from the main road to ensure peace & quiet, but still easy to access the local areas and get to the Motorway. Nice focus on recycling and other ‘green’ approaches to camping.

  398. Super site and facilities

    Lovely site, great facilities and spotlessly clean Pitches well spaced and fire-pits on all Nice and quiet with loads to do and see locally

  399. Hideaway 2 day breakaway

    Another fantastic stay at the hideaway! We will return again next year for sure. My family love the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. This is our third visit and great that campers respects the important rules of the park which makes the hideaway a cut way above the rest.

  400. Would have scored them a Ten if they had made one change…

    The Hideaway Baxby Manor is a great little campsite, not overcrowded with ample pitches allocated. The washing facilities are right up there with the best and the staff are as helpful as you could wish for… I do have one gripe with their setup…no cars on the grass! Now I appreciate why they have this rule but let me explain. The site provides wheelbarrows for you to use to get all your equipment from your allocated parking bay (Unless you drive a smart car…it’s too narrow) to you pitch location, for us it was about 50 yards away. But I’m disabled and this was the cause of some major problems, So if we had been allowed to drive on the grass only to unload and load up once we were on our way this would have made a world of difference. If you are after a quieter place to stop…this is great.

    • Hi, thanks for the feedback.

      Although due to the terrain it is not physically possible to access pitches with vehicles, when you choose your pitch online via the website you can choose a pitch that is right next to (less than 10m) from the parking area and your allocated space.

  401. Perfect in every way

    We stayed for a couple of nights in July this year. It was our daughter’s first camping trip and she loved every minute of it. The site was quiet, clean and tidy and there was plenty of space between pitches. The on-site facilities were superb; a well stocked shop, washroom, drying room and shower block. The pizza van on Friday night was perfect and the butcher van on Saturday meant we could stock up on bbq supplies for the evening. All in all, a fantastic stay. We will most certainly be back!

  402. Happy Camping

    A great site, perfect for family holiday. Highlight for our children is being allowed a real campfire, so many sites do not allow. A pleasure to watch kids having fun, making up games and their own entertainment. Lots of lovely walks in area, mountain biking at Sutton Bank, York a drive away. This site attracts a different kind of camper, respectful and considerate of fellow campers. Barney runs a tight ship to the benefit of all. We’all be back 😊

  403. Fabulous campsite

    A must for all seasoned and new campers. Extremely clean and tidy site which attracts campers who are respectful To others and the environment. Excellent clean facilities. Large plots and We love the fire 🔥 pits. Home baked treats from Liza’s onsite Vintage Kitchen is an added bonus. Couldn’t speak any higher of this place, Go! X

  404. Amazing

    Amazing place. Almost don’t want to say too much as Will spoilt the amazing atmosphere if everyone were to know about it! We love our weekends here. Recharged and relaxed. Thank you barny!

  405. Back to nature

    Excellent site for relaxing Great to be able to have a fire pit to sit round at night Very clean and environmentally friendly We love it here

  406. would reccomend this site for camping

    baxby mannor was a great camp site .. the manager was very polite and helpfull..the site its self was very looked after really clean and well presented.. the owner has put alot of effort into hes camp site.. the showers and toilets were really clean peacefull and quiet had built in campfire pits big spaces for tent pitching not in an excluded area u had space and tents were not on top of each other ..would recomend this site to people who want to get away and have a chilled few days ..really peacefull would come back to baxby again 😊

  407. Lovely campsite!

    This was a lovely campsite! So glad I came across it! It was beautifully quiet and peaceful and far from any traffic noise. We picked the location as it was pretty close to flamingo land, but also found it ideal for visiting York as well. The only downside was that a wedding was being set up on our last day which was quite disruptive and ruined the ambience, which we had experienced the rest of the week, so next time I book I will check whether a wedding is booked and whether it is near our pitch. Despite this, it was still a lovely holiday. Would definitely go back and have already been recommending it.

  408. Perfect site in every way.

    Fantasticly placed pitches, super clean facilities and staff that go that extra mile to make your stay even more enjoyable. Oh, there is also a campsite cat! How amazing is that!!?! Also, the 11-7 quiet site policy works a treat enabling everyone to get a great nights sleep in beautiful peace and quiet. I’d really recommend this site! Probably the best we’ve ever stayed in.

  409. Baxby manor

    Fantastic two night stay with my two kids, loved how safe if felt, the proximity of my tent to the stream, the long grass for playing in, and the effort Barney went to so we could watch the footy!

  410. Our Visit to the Hideaway

    Since our first visit the year it opened it has over the seasons progressed and matured to become one of thr premier camp sites i the Yorkshire area.

  411. Lovely

    We came for a weekend with my sister and her family and didn’t leave the campsite as it was so beautiful. Excellent washing facilities, tent pitches had lots of space and places for children to play, and lots of natural habitats and wildlife areas. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

  412. Beautiful, peaceful site.

    I camped alone for one night as part of a weekend travelling in the area. It was so peaceful and the sanctuary plot was exactly what I needed. It felt very secure and the sound of the brook behind my plot was very relaxing. The toilet/shower facilities are beautifully clean. I was a bit disappointed that the little caravan wasn’t open that weekend as I was relying on it for my breakfast! If you are staying in hot weather in a sanctuary plot remember to take insect repellent. There are quite a few biting flies/midges, but I guess that’s to be expected when you set up camp in natural woodland. The fire pit is a great bonus. Byland Abbey is free to walk around and very close by. Well worth a visit. I also stopped at Helmsley Walled Garden, which is beautiful in July.

  413. Spotless facilities. 6m specified between pitches and that’s what it is, no encroachment on other pitches. Although we didn’t have a fire, because of the 30 degree heat, the facility was at each pitch. Lovely little site.

  414. We have been tenting for years and this is probably the best site we have stayed on. Over the years, I’ve found that some campsites are deterring tents in favour of caravans. This is not the case with the Hideaway. The only negative was having to wheelbarrow our stuff from the car to the pitch. We’re used to parking next to our tent. I can understand why this is the case. We’re in our 60’s and on a hot day this was hard work. Other than that, the toilet/shower block was immaculate. I liked the idea of leaving parts of the site overgrown to encourage wildlife. The shop was good although pricey. There is no shop in Husthwaite, only a very fancy pub/restaurant. As we are retired, we took advantage of the midweek discounts (40% off 4 nights) which made it exceptional value. All in all, a fantastic site and we’ll be back.

  415. Just fantastic

    Excellent. Relaxing. You feel like you’re in the wild with brilliant facilities very close by. My perfect camping trip. I really felt like the camper was in the heart of every service and the aesthetics are perfect for the surroundings and married so well with the whole experience. I especially loved the book exchange, the wild patch separating the rows of tents, no cars next to tents, the flowers in the wash block, the warm showers and the cleanest facilities I’ve ever experienced, the chairs and table outside the shop and the shop with everything we didn’t realise we needed! Thank you

  416. Camping the way it should be.

    Perfect stay on this wonderful campsite. Love the fact there were no big vans. Really loved the pitches, longer grass around the camp offering an element of privacy. Especially loved the fire pit and the Sanctuary. Wonderful village and people. Best campsite I’ve ever stayed on. Cute Hobbit Houses. Facilities are fab. Lovely cosy and warm shower/toilet room. Just one small thing, the recycle bins are really dirty and could do with a regular wash down. Not nice pushing items through the dirty bristles.

  417. Third time we’ve visited

    We visit with family and friends every year. They’re massive camping fans, but I’m not, however, The Hideaway makes the ordeal more than tolerable 🙂 Loads of space, no one kicking off into the early hours, decent toilets and showers, no complaints whatsoever – I imagine we will be back next year.

  418. Perfectly different peaceful & charming

    A wonderful location set amongst trees & nature. Peaceful location not too far away from local amenities if required. Different as set within boarders of wild grass with lawned pitches, fire pits provided & tripods available at tiny fee. Very accommodating staff. Pitch perfect site. I’ll be back!

  419. lovely site with great facilities

    the site was not full as we went mid week on a very generous price deal, so it was ahead on points before we even pitched. to our delight it was a fab site that due to it’s lay out, felt small but in actual fact has over 50 pitches. The lay out is genius as it allows you a sense of privacy and promotes a quiet & calm vibe. the bathroom facilities were bob on & kept very clean & the pot wash/ freezer / fridge facility was again ideal & kept very well. the little shop has basics without rip off prices, quite refreshing that & barney was often on hand for a chat & any info you needed. we also loved the campfire facility on every pitch. all in all a lovely site that we will definitely return to when we are visiting that part of yorkshire. it is also really handy for loads of good places to visit.

  420. Great spacious plots

    Stayed twice in the “Sanctuary” and the privacy and peaceful setting are fantastic. All pitches have a fire pit which is an added bonus. Well done to the Hideaway for its recycling too. I truly cannot fault this campsite and have plans to return soon and would recommend to anyone.

  421. Excellent site

    Fantastic site peacefully located and good space between sites one thing that would of been nice would be a seating provision at each pitch we only have a small car and taking a table and chairs was not an option a few pitches with bench tables would of been the cream on the already delicious cake. Thank you see you again soon

  422. Short stay

    Stayed for three nights with our two dogs in The Sanctuary. Very happy with all facilities and our pitch. Would return to the campsite. Would have preferred electric hook up in this area.

  423. Perfect place to stay !!!

    What a great place to stay facilities are immaculate,lovely and peaceful staff are so friendly, lovely chillingly place to stay would recommend it.

  424. Best site in Yorkshire

    Amazing location, quiet and peaceful, best facilities – better than home! flat pitches next to babbling brook, friendly staff, what more can you ask for. Great dining pub in the village. We camped but the Hobbit holes look inviting for when we bring our granddaughter.

  425. Peaceful Setting

    The Hideaway lives up to its name. We visited during a weekday and found it to be an ideal place to chill. The toilet blocks are probably the best we have ever used on a camp site.

  426. Great if you have children

    Site, staff and facilities were great, however, there were lots of families with children (some of which did not appear to have adequate supervision e.g. running through pitches at high speed when hot BBQ’s and fire pits were burning and thinking it’s ok to use the long grass between pitches as a toilet!) We were there at the weekend so this would probably not be an issue during term time mid week. Beautiful village within walking distance and lovely circular walk from the site

  427. The Hideaway – a truly awesome place especially TE5

    Sadly our stay was cut short this weekend due to being involved in a nasty car accident in the local area – we were all gutted 🙁 The Hideaway is an amazing place, i would recommend it anyone. The facilities, the staff, the location, the pitch fantastic. Camp fires – perfect . Cooking over the camp fire – awesome. The “quality” of guests – give great peace of mind. Campsite standards / expectatrions are fabulous.

  428. Excellant stay at a hidden gem

    Absolutely love this place, nice size pitches, fire pit for each, excellant facilities and spotlessly clean. Shop is well stocked with essentials and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Love the fact no cars allowed on the grass too, makes for an excellant campsite. Only thing I think that needs adding now is a playground and it’s top of the list for me, well done everyone at The Hideaway, keep up the fab work

  429. Lovely

    We visited The Hideaway a couple of weekends ago and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Facilities are excellent and pitches are large for all sizes of tents. The camp site is clean and kept in excellent condition. Lovely surrounding for those who wants to enjoy the Yorkshire moors. Definitely a place to recommend and revisit.

  430. Amazing

    I was so excited about my holiday before we arrived as it looked amazing and I wasn’t disappointed on arrival. Katie and Barney were polite and helpful when needed. The facilities were of very high standard my only concern is when visitors didn’t follow the rules and ended up traipsing grass into the washrooms etc. I love the ethos of the camp and the vibe which reflects on the friendliness of the other guests to. We are booked to go back already!!

  431. Very impressed

    A lovely setting a beautifully laid out camp site. The kids loved to cook over an open fire. A perfect place for a cycle camping trip from York. We will be back if you’ll have us. Many thanks

  432. First time at The Hideaway

    We are used to either wild camping or more basic camping in the Peak District so were dubious whether this would ruin the experience having so many facilities, however, that drying room certainly came in handy after we got drenched in a thunderstorm and the fab shower room was a luxury in the morning. Best moments of the weekend were scrambling up the embankment to catch the sunset and finding the honesty cafe on a walk we did. Father’s Day lunch at the local pub was absolutely delicious and with the 20% off – just amazing!! Thanks for having us Barney 🙂

  433. The best campsite I’ve ever styed on

    If you are looking to party all night, this place is NOT for you, if you are looking for a cool, chilled out, safe, clean, happy place to go camping with a bit of style then it is. Lovely surroundings, loads of wildlife, the cleanest facilities on the planet and chilled out staff make this place brilliant. We will definitely be back and have already recommended it to friends.

  434. The Hideaway – hidden gem

    My favourite campsite! Large pitches, a fire pit on each pitch, clean and eco friendly wash rooms, lots of extra touches – a well stocked, locally supplied shop, butchers van on Saturday morning, vintage coffee van and loads of space for the kids all with friendly staff, a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Discovered a 4.5 circular walk from Husthwaite via Coxwold (via a lovely friendly pub with great food – Fauconburg Arms) to complete our weekend 🙂

  435. Family pod

    We stayed in the family pod with our 2 small grandsons. They loved it, running through long grass and having the freedom to run about alover the park. It was quiet when we went as it was term time and as they are young they are also early risers. I was concerned about them waking other people, but when I asked they said they didn’t hear them. The people staying were also very friendly. We coming back maybe in a tent next time if grandkids will let us put a tent up as they are still young. We all had a great time and the 2 boys loved the pod.

  436. First time camping with a toddler

    This campsite had amazing facilities, fresh coffee in the morning, firepits, large pitches, wheelbarrows for moving your gear, small river for paddling in. It was a great experience as our first time camping with our 2 year old who loved it. We’ll definitely be back!

  437. A great campsite

    The campsite is lovely – a super location, impecably managed and very safe and friendly. We stayed in a Hobbit House, which was a super little place with all the basics there. The firepit was fab and I would definately recommend renting a tripod and grill for cooking. I would have liked a place to store food – just a set of shelves – as it is self catering and there was nowhere to store anything. It was quiet when we were there and all the facilities were perfect, but my only thought would be that it might not be ideal for families if it was busy as the only place to play was the grass of empty pitches. If all the pitches were full, there really wouldn’t be room to play anywhere. There are only 3 washing up sinks and 3 showers for women, so again I think it would be pretty hectic if it was busy. On the whole, I would definitely stay here again outside of the school holidays.

  438. Stayed here recently

    Last minute decision to stay here so glad we did. The site was perfect we felt like we where there in our own but with the luxury of showers, toilets and electric sockets. Enjoyed a lovely bike ride in the countryside stopping of at the local pub. Would highly recommend staying here.

  439. Great campsite to get away from it all

    We had a great stay in a Sanctuary pitch. Very secluded with excellent facilities. Barney was very welcoming and helpful and the shop had a good range of products. Great shower and toilet block which was very clean.

  440. Excellent camping experience

    We were impressed by the large pitch sizes and that each pitch had its own fire pit. The shower/toilet block is up to date and well looked after. The only down side is that children use the toilets unsupervised. This is a criticism of parents not the camp site. Shop is well stocked for basics and you can buy fire wood and hire BBQ tripods. There is a fridge and freezer for essential items. Wifi was available but we only used it to check on the weather. There is an ‘adult only’ area comprising 5 pitches in a wooded area. May try this if we go in school holidays again. Although it seems to be in the middle of nowhere, it only takes a few minutes to get to Thirsk or Ripon. This campsite is excellent value for money.

  441. I can still smell the campfires

    Lovely quiet site next to a stream, with all pitches having fire pits. Children played happily all day with others they met, we relaxed, the showers were better than most hotels I’ve stayed in, and I can still close my eyes and smell the aroma of everyone cooking over a fire in the early evening sun. We loved it!

  442. Great weekend get away

    Fabulous little g weekend with family and friends. The kids played in the stream constantly and made lots of new friends. Our only comment would be that they sorely missed a field/space to play cricket/ball games on. That would have made the stay perfect! Nonetheless, plenty of hide and seek and other games were easily played. As a consequence the adults had a fabulous and relaxing time!! Lovely clean site- wonderful washing facilities – pick and mix sweets, shop, hot chocolates etc all made for a very luxurious camping stay. Thank you!

  443. Fab half term at at The Hideaway

    We found the campsite by googling Campsite near York as we wanted to visit the area with our son. This was top of the result list and we can see why. Everyone was friendly, our hobbit hole was well equipped and our son enjoyed making new friends with the children around us, all of whom had been here before. We are already planning our next trip and we’ll be braving a tent next time! We particularly enjoyed the fire pit and I loved having proper toilet and shower facilities. The little shop was great to have to pick up the things we forgot. We also liked having the coffee van there although get there early if you want any of the pastries as they sell out very quickly!

  444. Perfect

    A complete get away from it all – with some luxuries thrown in. Stayed in a hobbit house and loved it. Showers/toilets warm, clean and very modern. Very friendly staff. Fire pits on every pitch and a lovely atmosphere too. Not sure how it could be any better.

  445. Great Stay

    Great, would recommend. Only downside was the difficulty of putting the rubbish in the bins. They are set up to post the rubbish through smallish slots which makes disposing of a bin bag full of waste quite difficult.

    • Hi Gemma. Thanks for your review.
      We tell EVERYONE about the bins on arrival and that you need to use small bags. This helps to cut down on people simply throwing EVERYTHING into one large bag and it ending up in the landfill bin.
      I can only assume that this important point was not passed on to you by the person who came to Reception on arrival?

  446. Short break

    Lovely campsite. Well set out in small sheltered areas. Great place for quiet break to explore surrounding area. We stayed with small camper van ,pitches a good size with space between and electric hook up.

  447. Hideaway camping june 18

    Pleasant enough camping park. Over rated in my opinion though. Literally nothing for kids to do whatsoever. More suited to older couples looking for peace and quiet reading a book and doing very little else. Found the request to wear overshoes in the toilet areas and cloths next to every sink a little odd. Especially with the reason being to simply make the cleaning quicker and easier for the staff. What next lawnmowers next to the pitches for you to cut the grass before you leave? I thought thats what I was paying for? Fair enough during wet conditions but not necessary when we stayed. Better parks to visit in my opinion particularly if you have kids.

    • Thank you for your feedback John.
      It is a good idea to check the website before booking as it is quite clear on there that there is no Butlins-style entertainment here, we are not that sort of site.
      The polite request to remove outdoor shoes etc is to keep the facilities clean for YOU, not us!
      There is a lot of “natural play” for kids to do such as bug hunts, playing by or in the stream, or simply inventing their own games. We encourage parents to find these things to do with their kids rather than just dump them in an artificial play park! That is the point of The Hideaway; it’s all part of getting away from it all and discovering the world around you.

  448. Great stay at the hideaway!!

    Lovely site! Beautiful location and we’re lucky to have good weather over the bank holiday (after putting up the tent in the rain!) Facilities are clean and brilliant site – will definitely stay here again!

  449. campsite review

    Quiet tranquil location, generous pitch sizes. Internet worked OK near the site office. Appreciated and understood the “green” efforts to improve sustainability. The speed bumps on the approach road were needlessly abrupt and even driving over at snails pace made everything shake about and things fall out, which was annoying. Also, as ever is the case, grassy pitches tend to leave cut grass everywhere which gets on footwear which gets into the vehicle and is irritating, it would be better to have a surfaced area for each pitch and connected to the facilities by a surfaced path. That isn’t very unecological surely.

  450. Quiet family friendly site – lovely facilities

    Loved the individual fire pits to each tent. Great atmosphere bbqs and toasting marshmallows at night. Lots of space between tents. No cars next to tents kept it quiet and added to the real camping feel. Nice and quiet, lovely clean facilities. Great drying room and fridge and freezer provided. Loved the retro caravan serving coffee and pastries etc for breakfast. Well stocked shop and friendly staff. Thank you!

  451. Another great stay.

    We have stayed at the Hideaway several times, sleeping in bell tents, the Pods and this time the hobbit houses. The shower/bathroom facilities are always great and are a big part of why we return. It just makes it so easy. The drying room, the little kitchen sinks and fridge, all just make it easy to just roll up an relax! It’s amazingly peaceful and the no noise after 11pm that everyone respects means you know you won’t b kept awake with noisy neighbours. Hobbit houses were lovely, a bit more space so if the weather isn’t great you have a bit more room inside. Log burner was lovely and you have to fire it up what ever the weather!! As always Barney and the staff are great. Only downside this time was the clouds at night meant we didn’t have the view of the stars that look amazing on a clear night! Great location for exploring York and loads to do locally. Look forward to coming back!

  452. A little bit of heaven

    Baxby is one of the best campsites we’ve used. Pitches are so generous and the fire pits are a great touch. The bathrooms are spotless and washing up area brilliant with hot water and eco liquid provided. Simply beautiful site and will definitely return!

  453. The best site we’ve ever stayed at!

    We’ve been to The Hideaway a few times, since it first opened, and have introduced a whole bunch of friends to it, including several first-time campers who have gone on to love life under canvas thanks to this fabulous site. It’s always lovely to go back. Barney always gives a warm welcome, the facilities are second to none, and the site itself is delightful. Being able to have a campfire and a tripod barbecue to cook on is a real bonus, and the eco ethics (even down to providing environmentally friendly, vegan, cruelty-free washing up liquid and hand soap) mean you can relax, knowing you’re having a ‘minimal impact’ holiday. We can’t wait to go back again!

  454. One of the best campsites experienced

    Beautiful peaceful organised well thought through campsite. Amazing value too. Would return for a peaceful getaway. Location is rural but there’s plenty of great villages and towns yo explore within driving distance. A great example of how to run a campsite and encourage respectfulness to fellow campers.

  455. An Idyllic Nook in North Yorkshire

    Perfect – the washing facilities would rival the ones in most peoples homes. The drying room did the trick for damp towels and also cut down on clothing potentially hanging off guy ropes. A good amount of space for each tent site ensured that you never felt crowded and The Sanctuary was just that – we spotted two barn owls flying forth for their dinner.

  456. Hello,
    Just emailing to say thank you for a lovely weekend. We were a party of 6 (two tents and one van) from 18th-20th May. Me and my boyfriend have been twice before and wanted to bring my parents and my sister for some birthday celebrations. Such a lovely atmosphere; clean, tranquil but still enough freedom to have some fun. We liked the Baxby Fest and it was perfect for us.
    We think you are doing a great job and we will be back soon, either as individuals or as a family.
    Will be trying out the Hobbit houses next.
    Regards, Grace

  457. My boyfriend and I stayed in one of the eco pods this weekend just gone. We had a fantastic time from the warm greeting we received from Barney to meeting new friends. The facilities are great and very well kept. The retro caravan is fab and great for the next morning when you fancy a proper coffee with fresh baked pastries 🙂 The Saturday evening was very entertaining listening to people sing and play on their guitars whilst we all sat by open camp fires. Children laughing and playing and toasting their marshmallows with the guidance of parents/carers. It really was a lovely evening. I can highly recommend baxby manor Wether you want to camp in a tent through to stopping in one of the eco pods or hobbit houses. Next time I hope to persuade my boyfriend to take my tent and camp out properly lol

  458. We spent one night at The Hideaway this weekend, in a tent with our 2 daughters. The site is beautiful, peaceful and calm. Children could play in safety, the pitches are a good size and surrounded by nice areas of grass and some trees. The potwash area, toilets/showers and shop are of a high standard. They’re kept very clean, and the underfloor heating in the toilets is much appreciated on a 4am bathroom call!!
    Barney and all the staff are lovely and friendly. Everything about the site was explained on check in, they work hard to make this site the little gem that it is. We were lucky enough to be there on their ‘Baxbyfest’ night, which was a lovely gathering of people with instruments having a good singalong, families all sitting around the camp fires joining in. The kids loved it as much as we did.
    We will definitely return to this lovely site, hopefully on a regular basis!!

  459. The best things in life are free !!!!

    Just one of the most gorgeous places to stay Baxby Manor,staff so friendly and hospitality outstanding,accomadation amazing,facilities excellent,access excellent, well done to Barney who is always just a phone call away nothing is a problem thank you so much ??

  460. Excelent stay

    Exemplary ammenity block large pitches and quiet contry location. Open log fires make the evening very relaxing. Friendly and helpful staff.

  461. The most relaxing weekend

    As it was bank holiday, and a hot one as well, we knew it’d be busy on the campsite. We’ve had less than positive experiences on busy sites before but this was totally different. What a wonderful place. Everything so well thought out. We stayed in the sanctuary and, as a couple, it was lovely to have the peace and quiet which came with that. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again. Thank you!

  462. Thank you for a lovely weekend!

    Thank you for a lovely weekend! You have a beautifully thought-out and well kept campsite. Excellent washing and other facilities. As promised by your rules, it was a very chilled out and quiet weekend – perfect for our small family with young children, as there was absolutely no noise at night. The children loved splashing in the shallow pools in the river alongside the campsite. We loved sitting around our own personal fire pit!

  463. May Day Holiday

    As always the staff on site were friendly and very helpful. The site was kept as clean as possible but no matter what other users may let you down. There was a problem one night with only 1 toilet working out of 5 but that was down to children not being supervised when using the facilities and putting too much toilet paper in the toilet so they could not then flush. Not sure what you can do about this as you state all over children must be supervised. The shop is stocked perfectly and has everything you need should you forget something. This was our 3rd time here and we will be back. Thank you

  464. First visit, will definitely return again soon!

    We have been looking for an excuse to stay at the Hideaway but as we usually pack up the VW Camper and head off at short notice, we have never managed to get in due to its popularity. On our first visit, it is easy to see why! A beautiful secluded spot, generous pitches with fire-pits, a well stocked shop with fair prices and very professionally run by Barney who’s general outlook just adds to the relaxed atmosphere of the site. We’ll definitely be back in 2018!

  465. Fantastic bank holiday stay

    Stayed again at the Hideaway with family and friends. As always, a fantastic visit. The site is excellent, Barney the owner very helpful, and I couldn’t fault anything the site does or provides.

  466. Perfect pods!

    This was our second stay at The Hideaway, this time staying in one of their ecopods. The pod was perfect for us for a weekend stay,with a comfortable double bed, generous decking, ample space and of course it’s own firepit. Barney and his small team keep the site clean and tidy and nothing is too much trouble. We didn’t want to leave!

  467. The Hideaway

    We had a lovely stay at The Hideaway. It is such a relaxing place to visit. Barney was very friendly and helpful, facilities were excellent and the campfires were superb! We could not fault anything and will definitely be returning.

  468. Perfect retreat!

    Great facilities, extremely clean washrooms with nice touches like fresh flowers. We stayed in the adult sanctuary and it was a beautiful spot next to the beck. It’s thoughtfully planned out to give privacy and lovely to have a campfire. Lovely walk straight from the campsite. A perfect break away.

  469. A lovely, quiet, well kept site

    Which is why we keep coming back! It is in beautiful rural surroundings but not ridiculously far to travel to a great variety of attractions if wanted. The surrounding villages are beautiful and lovely walks direct from campsite so no need to go anywhere else! The fire pit is always a plus and lived by the adults as much as the children ! Showers warm, pitches spaced well apart, well stocked shop, nice pub in village, breakfast van and a real effort made regarding eco issues & conservation on the site – what more could you want from a campsite ????

  470. First visit

    Perfect! Large pitch sizes, open campfires, chilled vibe, clean facilities (and not clinical) with fridge/ freezer (very handy) and fresh croissants/coffee on a morning, could have stayed for longer, will be back again

  471. Unimpressed

    We stayed here on the bank holiday weekend in a hobbit house and was really disappointed by the fact that we in very close proximity to the other houses. Our house directly faced the neighbour giving us no privacy, peace or shield from their extremely smokey fire (something we weren’t expecting with a name including ‘hideaway’). Also, the double bed is in a very inconvenient place being so low down (no good for anyone suffering from back pain or bad knees) with a bunk over the top (both my partner and I hit our head and back numerous times).