The Bivouac – Between the Moors and the Dales
Cabin for 7 from £98 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
The Bivouac is a huge project, constantly changing and always exciting.
The shacks themselves are beautifully constructed using natural timber framing techniques. 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 - take a look at 'essentials' for bed sizes). They are off grid, but creature comforts have been replicated with ingenuity and style: gas hobs, and a wood-burning range which also heats the shower (there are more modern showers a short walk away if you can't wait for the wood-fired version). Get in touch with nature by setting up camp by one of the firepits and toasting marshmallows, or book a session in the secluded hot tub and bathe under the stars.
Geographically, the hub of the site is a great big café barn, the perfect watering hole for guests, walkers, families and nature-lovers alike. It serves delicious, freshly-prepared meals and snacks - pop in for coffee or dine in the evening. On and off site, there's so much to do, and something for everyone: bike hire, crafts, falconry, woodland creature hunts and pony trekking can all be arranged. Swinton Park Hotel nearby has a deer park, cookery school and a spa if you fancy some pampering. 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.