The Bivouac – Between the Moors and the Dales
Cabin for 7 from £85 per night
The shacks sleep 7 adults tightly, but they are best for families. See "Essentials" for bed details
Suitable for children of all ages
Not suitable for pets
Kids are most welcome but pets cannot be accommodated
The Bivouac is a huge project, constantly changing and always exciting. Geographically, the hub of the site is a great big café barn which hosts activities from crafts to music and wine-tasting and is fully licensed to make the gigs (but maybe not the woodcrafts) go with a bang. In another sense, the heart of The Bivouac is the family. There is so much to do and see that you
could stay for a month and still not want to leave, whatever age you are. Activities as diverse as foraging, musical workshops, craft skills and story tellings are all available, plus there's miles of hiking, cycling and even a stone circle to keep you and any little ones occupied all day.
The shacks themselves are beautifully constructed using natural timber framing techniques which vastly reduce wastage and also make for a lovely rounded feel to the woodwork. They are off grid but creature comforts have been replicated with ingenuity and style. The custom made terracotta cold store is a marvel (just add water!), there are gas hobs and a wood-burning range which also heats the shower (there are more modern showers a short walk away, but you've just got to try the wood-fired version). Each shack has a ‘giant bunk bed’ arrangement, with a king-size bed on the top bunk under the velux window, three single beds in the middle bunk and a double bed on the lowest bunk (with low clearance). FOR FULL details of the bed layout and sizes, take a look at the essentials tab on the right.
Sam & Beth have used the full size of their site to maintain privacy but allow everyone to get involved whenever they want. The two shacks listed here (there are other accommodation options, so if you have a bigger group, please get in touch) are tucked away in dense woodland allowing privacy or a more communal feel to your stay as you wish. You can lose yourself in the rambling beauty of North Yorkshire, head down to the barn for courses and classes, or just laze in the peaceful shack.