The Hideaway at Baxby Manor

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Thirsk

Church spires, campfires and local food suppliers – proper camping
There’s many a way to toast a marshmallow. Some give it a brief hazing over the flames, warming it to a pleasant softness but never daring risk its skin. Others plunge it headlong into the furnace, blackening the outer shell like an overcooked roast potato but bubbling the inners to a sweet and sticky goo.

We all have different tastes and, provided you adhere to the general ethos of loving the great outdoors, The Hideaway at Baxby Manor is the kind of site that caters for every appetite. True their ‘no noise after 11’ policy means party animals aren’t welcome and the narrow entrance lane keeps the big-boy motorhomes away but for everyone else this is a real camping playground. Families lazing by the campfire, cyclists retracing Le Grand Depart, walkers enjoying the space of the countryside and history buffs nipping across to the old centre of York – it's got the full range of flavours.

Set in the grounds of 14th-century Baxby Manor on the edge of quaint Husthwaite village, this is a hideaway worthy of its name. Approached down a single lane track with trees on either side, the six acre meadow is home to just 40 grassy pitches, each with a firepit and all spread evenly around. In the centre of the site, opposite a young but flourishing orchard, is the main facilities and reception building. Some days of the year friendly local, Emma, tows in her trusty retro caravan 'Liza-Jane' to sell home baked goods from it’s doorstep.

On the south east edge of the campsite Ings Beck quietly flows, though the flank of trees on the river bank mean it acts more as a natural fence than a focal feature of camping here. If you do fancy pitching on it’s edge its best to book early, since that side of the campsite is where The Hideaway’s glamping accommodation is found. Those travelling light will love the luxury under-canvas layout of their bell tents, furnished with proper double beds, lanterns, cooking wares, a kettle and wooden outdoor furniture. They also have more permanent looking eco-pods – something akin to a hobbit’s Yorkshire holiday home – with futon-style beds inside the hexagonal wooden walls. All of it falls thoughtfully within their green criteria. Since the year it opened The Hideaway at Baxby Manor has consistently received awards for its eco credentials and it’s easy to see why. By the time you leave, though, the greenest thing is your own unquenchable envy, jealous of all the other campers who aren’t yet heading home.

The campsite owner says

****Special offer: Off-Peak, Mid-Week (Sun–Thurs) – Stay one night & get the second half price! Stay two nights & get the third night completely FREE!****

We are a small, relaxed and friendly campsite with proper campfires on every pitch, situated in the heart of North Yorkshire we can offer you chilled out camping and glamping that's in-tune with nature and doesn't cost the Earth. There are just 40 pitches in a 6 acre field, which nestles in the midst of our 110 acre farm, surrounded by trees and bounded on one side by a stream. It is off the beaten track, but only a stroll from the village shop, pub and bus stop.

The Hideaway@Baxby Manor is a special, peaceful and restful place where you can spend precious days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A haven for walkers and cyclists, and a perfect base for exploring the many historic, cultural and outdoor attractions of this lovely part of Yorkshire.

We are about camping, the countryside and getting away from it all.


You will love it here...

…if you appreciate nature and peacefulness off the beaten track,…

…if you want to toast marshmallows on an open campfire whilst gazing at a sky laden with stars,..

 …if you want time to yourself to read your favourite book or watch the Kingfishers and the Otters.

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