The Best Glamping Holidays with a Hot Tub in Yorkshire
There are so many beautiful places to visit in England but Yorkshire might just be one of my favourites. From the Dales and the Moors to the cities and the coast, there is certainly no shortage of luscious scenery and great sights to be found here. So if you’re planning a little staycation up north, you’ve come to the right place. Covering everything from yurts to treehouses, here are the 11 best glamping holidays with a hot tub in Yorkshire!
1. Shepherds Rest Hut in Whitby
Price per night: From £90 a night for 2 people
Let’s kick off this list of glamping holidays with a hot tub in Yorkshire with a good old shepherd’s hut. I love shepherd’s huts because they provide an intimate glamping experience full of cosy comforts. They may be small but boy, do they pack a punch. And Shepherds Rest is no exception. Located deep in the heart of the North York Moors, Shepherds Rest is the perfect location to stargaze from a wood-fired hot tub after a long moorland hike. Sounds like a little slice of heaven to me!
Run on solar polar and lit by lanterns and fairy lights, the hut’s interior is cosy and quaint. There’s a wood-burning stove and gas hob for your morning coffee, but really the outdoors is your home at Shepherds Rest. The compost loo, shower and running water are all outside! This makes for the perfect excuse to clear your head of tech and take in that fresh countryside air.
As far as cooking is concerned, there’s a back-to-basics fire bowl and open fire for you to cook over. I’d recommend buying the welcome hamper of local meat, home-baked bread and freshly-laid eggs from the farm. It’s the best way to ensure your mornings start on a high!
2. Wensleydale Experience Yurts in Leyburn
Price per night: From £118 a night for 2 people
Raised on decks with unparalleled views across the Dales, Wensleydale Experience Yurts is perfect for those who love nothing more than to wake up to an amazing view. Whether you enjoy the sunset or sunrise from your hot tub or dining table, these luxurious yurts help you experience Wensleydale in all its glory! Set on a farm, this glamping site plays host not only to guests but to a number of animals too. From pigs and goats to cows and llamas, their farm tours are great for kids and the young at heart.
On-site there are five different yurts to choose from: Larch, Elder, Rowan, Hazel and Oak. Each has its own benefits, whether it’s privacy (doesn’t everyone love an outdoor shower?) or a higher altitude for the best views. However, what all the yurts have in common is their private wood-fired hot tub, shower, loo, dining table and BBQ. Oh, and the fact they’re all bloody gorgeous!
That oh-so-special Wensleydale magic doesn’t come just from the beautiful yurts, however. You can also choose from a number of add-ons to make your stay even more special. From a Reiki session or head massage to food boxes, flowers and chocolates, this glamping site goes that extra mile to make your stay a great one!
3. Rufus’s Roost Treehouse in York
Price per night: From £300 a night for 6 people
Rufus’s Roost is probably my favourite glamping site with a hot tub in Yorkshire. I’m a sucker for a UK treehouse holiday, so it wasn’t hard for me to fall weak at the knees for this treehouse. And from just a quick look at the above photo, I can imagine you’re feeling the same!
Appealing to the inner child within all of us, Rufus’s Roost is the stuff of childhood fantasy. We’re talking a log-fired pizza oven, an outdoor hot tub, a slide to a secret nook, and even a popcorn machine. This fairytale house sleeps six people, making it the perfect getaway for families and groups of friends alike.
Perched on a hillside amongst woodland, the interior isn’t the only great thing about Rufus’s Roost. The location is just as ideal! Just 17 miles from the historic city of York, the treehouse is perfectly placed between the Dales and the Moors. This makes it the perfect base for exploring Yorkshire in its full glory. The treehouse itself is set deep within the Baxby Manor estate, accessed only by a long boardwalk lit up by fairy lights. There is an abundance of wildlife on-site meaning you could easily not leave the estate and still have an amazing time.
However, one of my favourite things about Rufus’s Roost is how eco-friendly it is! The heating and hot water comes via an Air Source Heat Pump, all lighting is LED and all their products are eco-friendly. So you can enjoy your stay rest assured that you’re doing your bit for the planet.
4. Cat Gill Farm Timber Pods and Bell Tents in Skipton
Price per night: From £125 a night for 2 people
If you’re stuck on what kind of glamping holiday you fancy, Catgill Farm has both timber pods and bell tents for you to choose from! The former provides a little more luxury whereas the latter is for those who fancy a more natural getaway.
Both accommodation types come complete with all the home luxuries you’d expect from a glamping holiday. This includes a private bathroom with a shower, a hot tub with private patio, Wi-Fi, electric and USB sockets, a fully-equipped kitchen and bedding and towels provided. You’ll even find a Smart TV with Netflix in the pods!
However, even with a host of facilities, they both still retain that cosy, back-to-nature charm that we love so much. Set in an idyllic location with spectacular views across the Wharfe Valley, Catgill Farm’s location is also second to none. The farm is close to Bolton Abbey, making it the ideal base for either an action-packed holiday in the Dales or a tranquil and relaxing break. So pull on your hiking boots and get ready to hit the trails! Or grab a bag of roasting marshmallows ready to soak up the sunset by your large cast iron fire pit.
5. Yurtshire Fountains Yurts in Ripon
Price per night: From £110 a night for 2 people
Doesn’t this yurt just look a dream? Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yurtshire plays host to five other yurts just as beautiful as the one above! Complete with their own private flushing loo and hot gas-powered shower, you are equipped with everything you could need during your stay and more. Each yurt is set within a beautiful meadow with its own private hot tub and decking area. This means you can enjoy the scenery whilst also feeling like you have the whole place to yourself.
However, if you do want to socialise, the communal yurt allows you to do just that. Unlike many glamping sites, Yurtshire actively encourages you to socialise with your nearest and dearest! Fitted with trestle tables and benches, a wood-burning stove in the centre, a kitchenette, a large cool box and an outside BBQ, Yurtshire is perfectly placed to accommodate hen parties or big groups of families and friends.
You can even take it one step further by tying the knot there! Providing a magical backdrop for your special day, anything goes at Yurtshire. Whether you want a festival style wedding or a more formal affair with a sit-down 6-course meal, this glamping site has you covered. The two wedding yurts cater up to 64 seated day guests and up to 100 on an evening.
6. The Holiday Pod in Sheffield
Price per night: From £95 a night for 2 people
Cheap and cheerful, The Holiday Pod is ideal for those looking to go glamping on a budget! Located just a half-hour drive outside of Sheffield, this pod overlooks the Peak District providing stunning views across to Woodhead and Langsett Moors. With many scenic walks and cycle routes right on your doorstep, this glamping site feels a million miles away from the city streets!
Step inside the pod and you will discover everything you need to have a relaxing stay. A cosy double bed, a sofa bed for children, a fridge, a small cooker, kettle and toaster, a wet room, TV and Wi-Fi. There’s also a BBQ, hot tub, and table and chairs outside. So slip into the complimentary bathrobes, grab a bottle of champagne and get ready to soak in the hot tub to your heart’s content. All without breaking the bank!
7. Camp Katur Glamping in Bedale
Price per night: From £60 a night for 2 people
This is one of my favourite glamping sites with a hot tub in Yorkshire purely due to the number of glamping options on-site. I mean look at the transparent dome above. Talk about unique!
From safari tents, tipis and bell tents, to hobbit pods, geodomes and cabins, Camp Katur doesn’t skimp on variety. You could easily spend a week here just trying out all of the many accommodation options on-site. It’s no wonder it also serves as a wedding venue!
Set within the beautiful 250-acre Camp Hill Manor Estate, Camp Katur is more than just a simple glamping holiday. It is the home of outdoor adventure. The site is jam-packed full of activities and team-building adventure days ready to keep you entertained for hours. So whether you are travelling as a pair or in a large group, you won’t even have to drive anywhere to have fun!
Some of the activities they boast on-site include woodland yoga, wine tasting, craft workshops, pamper sessions, and life drawing classes. And of course, that’s not to forget the outdoor hot tub and sauna, perfect for some much sought-after “me” time. The eco wood-fired hot tub is the perfect place to unwind and unlike most hot tubs at glamping sites, accommodates up to six people!
8. Kingfisher Lakes Log Cabins in Driffield
Price per night: From £125 a night for 2 people
This log cabin just screams peaceful. I cannot imagine anything much more serene than rolling out of the king-size bed above, drawing the curtains and stepping out onto the balcony to take in the sights and sounds of the lake. The spacious balconies provide you with amazing views further afield to the fields. Talk about the perfect place to soak up the sunsets and starry nights! And if you really want to experience the true tranquillity of the lake, why not hire one of their kayaks to explore it from duck’s eye level?
These Scandinavian-style log cabins make for the perfect all-year-round off-grid retreat where you will feel fully immersed in nature. And what better place to enjoy nature than from the comfort of your log-fired outdoor soaking hot tub! With no noisy whirring from electrics or pumps, they provide absolute bliss away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Outside you will also find some sun loungers and a BBQ so you can fully enjoy your surroundings. And if the log cabins don’t take your fancy and you’re in the mood for something a little more rustic, Kingfisher Lakes is also home to a yurt, safari tent and canvas lodge.
9. Waingates Farm Huts in Roecliffe
Price per night: From £135 a night for 2 people
If you’re a sucker for pretty interiors, this might be the best glamping holiday with a hot tub in Yorkshire. Clean and quaint, Waingates Farm Huts take charm to a whole new level! Waingates is home to four huts, each as pretty as the last.
Each hut has its own large private garden with a wood-fired hot tub, but they all boast something different. Eddero is known for its larger open-plan living area, whereas Yain has a special Swedish designed hot tub. However, if you want seriously unique accommodation, stay in Peddero! A first for the UK glamping market, the spacious and luxurious Peddero was inspired by igloos and made using beautiful traditional wood shingles. It’s unlike any glamping site I’ve ever seen before and I am desperate to stay in it!
Not only are the huts gorgeous, but they are also set in some pretty incredible surroundings. Located on the family-run Roecliffe Estate, there are plenty of wonderful walks to enjoy without even leaving the estate. It’s also really near the Staveley Nature Reserve, a superb wetland site that borders the estate. This is the perfect way to work up an appetite before heading back to your hut to cook up a storm in their wood-burning pizza oven. Oh and don’t forget about jumping into your private hot tub for a long soak!
10. Sedgewell Barn Cabins in Northallerton
Price per night: From £69 a night for 4 people
If you want cosy, Sedgewell Barn is the place to be! Tucked away in a secluded and quiet part of a farm, each spacious, heated, self-catering cabin comes complete with plenty of amenities for all-year-round stays. Each hut sleeps up to four people. This makes Sedgewell Barn a great option for families looking to get away – glamping isn’t just for couples, after all!
The site is very family-friendly too. Situated in a grass paddock, the play area is in eyesight of the cabins, plus there is plenty of open space for the little’uns to run wild too. Outside of the glamping site, there are many great places to visit nearby. From bustling market towns and family-friendly farms to historic houses and, of course, the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, there’s no chance of getting bored here.
Only four of the six cabins come with outdoor bubbly hot tubs. So if you want a more luxurious glamping experience, make sure you book a cabin with one! My favourite thing about these hot tubs is that they each offer complete privacy and protection from the elements with a stylish timber canopy.
11. West Hale Gate Shepherd’s Huts in Driffield
Price per night: From £115 a night for 2 people
Last but by no means least, we have West Hale Gate Shepherd’s Huts, one of the more unique glamping holidays with a hot tub in Yorkshire. These huts ramp up the aesthetics to the max! My favourite thing about them is that, unlike many shepherd’s huts, they have really wide opening doors allowing for plenty of light and fresh air to flood their way into the hut. However, with their own log burning stoves, they still feel ever so cosy, warm and inviting.
Each hut comes complete with a double bed, a comfortable sofa, a dining area and a bespoke handcrafted kitchen containing a kettle, toaster, sink and fridge. These huts really feel like a home away from home! With a few extra special touches, of course. What sets West Hale apart from other glamping sites is their willingness to go the extra mile for their guests. And that is shown by the homemade cake and bottle of fizz that awaits your arrival.
Adding an even greater touch of luxury is the Lambing Shed, a large and airy rustic kitchen diner for guests to use. This gorgeous space is stocked daily with an inclusive continental breakfast (this place might as well be a hotel!) but it has everything you could need if you wanted to knock up a full English too. They’ll even have all the ingredients ready for you for an extra price! There is also an outdoor pizza oven and an on-site ‘corner shop’ stocked with essentials.
So what do you think of these glamping holidays with a hot tub in Yorkshire? If you’re anything like me, you’ll be dying to visit all of them right away! And who could blame you?
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