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9 weird and wonderful places for your Yorkshire staycation

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 August 2019

Nothing quite beats waking up in the forest to the smell of campfire coffee and bacon

Nothing quite beats waking up in the forest to the smell of campfire coffee and bacon

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We love a staycation and when it comes to quirky and coveted places to stay, you name it, Yorkshire's got it. From glamping to hideaway huts, we discover some of the best.

Photo: North Star ClubPhoto: North Star Club

MAKE IT QUIRKY

North Star Club, Yorkshire Wolds

The lowdown: North Star Club founders Christian and Carolyn Van Outersterp are multi award-winning designers, and the North Star Club is the culmination of their dream to create the quintessential woodland retreat. The Club is inspired by Christian's North American heritage - think rustic, wilderness retreats, more akin to luxury woodland hotels. Here you can expect an indulgent and romantic escape with plenty of quirky surprises.

How to book: Prices start from £535 for a two-night weekend stay in low season and include VAT, gas for hot water and barbecue, bedding, towels, and logs.

northstarclub.co.uk

Photo: Courtesy of Sawdays and Canopy and StarsPhoto: Courtesy of Sawdays and Canopy and Stars

TREETOP HIDEAWAY

Rufus's Roost, Husthwaite

The lowdown: There is something so magical about the idea of staying in a treehouse, isn't there? Perhaps it's because it's often a childhood dream to build one in the garden, so to be able to camp in one becomes something of a dream come true. Especially when it's as cool as Rufus's Roost, which comes complete with a slide, wood burning stove, pizza oven and hot tub.

How to book: Prices for a stay in the Treehouse start from £275 per night for six;

canopyandstars.co.uk

Photo: Courtesy of Unique Home Stays; uniquehomestays.comPhoto: Courtesy of Unique Home Stays; uniquehomestays.com

PALATIAL ESCAPE

Castle Trinity, Holywell Green

The lowdown: If you fancy something that will make you feel like royalty then this is the staycation destination for you. Castle Trinity oozes opulence, style and grandeur and comes complete with a swimming pool, turrets, plus 12 acres of stately grounds and private woodland. This is a perfect option for big party weekends or family gatherings.

How to book: Sleeps up to 10 guests and prices start from £5,250 per week, or £4,495 per short break - alternative group options of up to two and six guests also available; 01637881183;

uniquehomestays.com

Photo: A Place in the PinesPhoto: A Place in the Pines

GO GLAMPING

A Place in the Pines, Thimbleby

The lowdown: The founder, Matt, felt that nothing quite beats waking up in the forest to the smell of campfire coffee and bacon, with a day of trudging unknown lands ahead. The four canvas lodges at A Place in the Pines each have a different theme: rustic, New England, country cottage and Scandi. All of them are unique and stunning, and the stoves inside will cook a joint of meat as well as keeping the family warm.

How to book: Prices vary depending on length of stay and season;

aplaceinthepines.co.uk

Photo: Courtesy of holidaycottages.co.ukPhoto: Courtesy of holidaycottages.co.uk

LEAD WITH DESIGN

Station House, Leyburn

The lowdown: It's no wonder that this place has a reputation for being one of the most luxurious and beautiful places to stay in the area. Specialising in luxury yachts, the interior-designer owner has spared no expense in creating an elegant and comfortable home - where Yorkshire meets the Côte d'Azur, some might say. This design led three-bedroom, all en-suite home has the wow factor.

How to book: Prices vary depending on length of stay and season;

gorgeouscottages.com

Photo: Courtesy of holidaycottages.co.ukPhoto: Courtesy of holidaycottages.co.uk

HISTORICAL STAY

The Pump House, Ilkley

The lowdown: Escape away to The Pump House for a stay with an undertone of history. Set in 35-acres of rugged moorland, this property is one of Yorkshire's most unique and impressive luxury holiday cottages. Once a pump house belonging to Yorkshire Water, this old building has been given a 21st century makeover. Oh, and the hot tub has views to die for!

How to book: Prices vary depending on length of stay and season;

gorgeouscottages.com

Photo: Courtesy of Allan Scott Commercial/ BedroamPhoto: Courtesy of Allan Scott Commercial/ Bedroam

MORE THE MERRIER

Bedroam, York

The lowdown: You may recognize this quirky concept from George Clarke's Amazing Spaces. Bedroam is a bus-based venue with 18 sleep pods that have luxury mattresses, blackout screens, and charging points. The private woodland setting gives everyone space to relax in the great outdoors too and the facilities on board include showers, audio system, and coffee machine. If you're not visiting York, the venue can be moved elsewhere with prior arrangement. 
How to book: Stays at Bedroam start from £699 per night

coolstays.com

Photo: Abi Whitmarsh/Woodenhill ImagesPhoto: Abi Whitmarsh/Woodenhill Images

RUSTIC VIBES

Peddero, Roecliffe

The lowdown: This gorgeous and rustic wooden cabin is that little bit different and incredibly romantic. Unexpectedly from the size of the outside, inside you will find a king-size bed and luxurious shower room as well as your own mini kitchen and dining area. Fancy stripping things back and living simply for a weekend? This is the place for you.

How to book: Prices start from £115-185 per night;

waingatesfarmhuts.co.uk/huts/peddero

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MAGICAL MOMENTS

North Shire, Liverton

The lowdown: Well, it doesn't get much more magical then stepping into what feels like the real-life set of one of your favourite fantasy films. North Shire is a beautiful family farm in the North York Moors and recently, they introduced a cottage inspired by Hagrid's Hut from Harry Potter. The Ground Keeper's Cottage sleeps six guests, and is a fully equipped self-catering cottage perfect for creating some memorable family fun.

How to book: Prices vary depending on length of stay and season;

northshire.co.uk

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