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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

Kids are most welcome but pets cannot be accommodated

The shacks are Sam & Beth’s labour of love. Rustic family spaces where you can relax or take to the great outdoors with the greatest ease

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

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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.  

Our guests say...

"Our stay was absolutely brilliant! The kids never didn't get bored, the scenery was spectacular and the staff were brilliant, making the entire stay superb. Definitely booking again for next year!"

22/07/2013

Tony

"We had a wonderful time. The children loved the cabin and immediately began exploring the surrounding wood. A den was built before breakfast on the first morning and never an idle moment was had whenever we were at the cabin henceforth! Days began with the dawn and ended by candlelight and early nights for all. The Bivouac Cafe was welcoming no matter how many muddy boots stomped in and had a fantastic space for the children to play as well as activities to partake in if wanted (mugs were painted, stories were heard and kites made and flown on the hill outside the cafe whilst parents stayed in the warm!!). The location is perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Moors as well as providing enough to keep you busy if you want to stay around the site. A lot of thought has gone into the details to accommodate the needs of all ages. It really is a great choice for a family looking for something abit more adventurous or with a heart for environmental issues."

26/02/2013

Nerida

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