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Acorn Glade - reconnect and get back to nature with eco-friendly grown-up's glamping, set in beautifully blissful lakeside woodlands by the Yorkshire Wolds.

With a log cabin, two yurts and a 100 year-old gypsy wagon set in three acres of meadowland, Acorn Glade is a gorgeous glamping haven that's strictly for grown-ups only, set in a designated Local Wildlife Site with its own private lake, on the outskirts of the stunning Vale of York and Yorkshire Wolds.

Ideal for everyday-escaping couples looking for a rural retreat to the more natural way of life, Acorn Glade offers the best in cosy eco-friendly off-grid living without compromising on luxury, with comfy beds and a communal kitchen that boasts everything you need to prepare the finest of al-fresco feasts.

With no children or pets to worry about, your only task is to sit back, relax and enjoy your heavenly surroundings, surrounded by birdsong, abundant local wildlife and lush trees.  Wi-Fi free, it's the perfect setting to enjoy that book you've been wanting to start for ages, or even play a few old-school board games! 

Care for the environment is taken along with your stay, with solar panels for electricity, hot water and light - and extra lighting provided by soft fairy lights for an extra sense of romance!   You'll find USB mobile charging points in your accommodation, along with the large amenity block with communal toilets and water-conserving push button taps, otherwise known as the ‘The Chicken Shed'.

The two canvas-covered Yurts, named ‘Daisy' and ‘Poppy', are 16' in diameter and framed with natural wood and a wildlife meadow.  Inside you'll discover a comfy duvet-dressed double bed and an authentic log-burning stove that's perfect for snuggling beside with a glass of your favourite tipple. 

A table and chairs provides the ideal setting for coffee and conversation, and on finer evenings accompanied by twinkling stars and orange sunsets, the decking with its bistro table and lovers seating is a true sanctuary.

‘Bluebell Log Cabin' is constructed from insulated solid timber with double glazing throughout, overlooks the tranquil lake and is a perfect hideaway at any time of year. It is equipped with its own eco-toilet, a log-burning stove and a sumptuous king sized bed, and you'll soon find you have all you need for a break to really remember.  Why not enjoy the sunshine from your covered decking with its double rocking chair - don't forget to pack a bottle or two of bubbles!

‘Rose Gypsy Wagon' is a beautiful, 100 year-old bow-top wagon that has been carefully restored to provide a comfortably quirky setting for a romantic stay.  The feature stained-glass window floods light and colour inside, where you'll find a cosy double-bed and a unique Queen Anne coal-burning stove to give a dreamy sense of opulence.

The aforementioned friendly Chicken Shed is home to a well-equipped communal kitchen, toilets and warming showers, all handily situated less than 50 metres from each accommodation and equipped with automatic lighting...nature-inspired glamping surely doesn't come much more luxurious than this?

By day, you may want absolutely nothing other than to sit and enjoy the enchanting tranquility of Acorn Glade, or watch the delightful array of birds and dragonflies as they come and go.  Perhaps you'd prefer fishing in the lake, or taking a stroll around the local area?  Charming Pocklington Canal is less than a mile away where you can take a ride on the New Horizons narrow boat (Sundays and Bank Holidays only).

The historic market town of Pocklington itself is well worth a visit, with its weekly market bursting with fresh local produce and a tempting selection of independent shops to explore.  Further afield, the historic city of York is nearby, along with East Yorkshire coastal towns for those who like to be by the sea.

So pack up your sense of adventure and relaxation, leave all your cares back home and go off-grid the very best that nature has to offer at Acorn Glade.

Things to note

Adults only. Minimum stay 3 nights except for Rose Gypsy Wagon which is 2 nights, changeover days are Friday and Monday, no pets with the exception of guide dogs by prior arrangement, no smoking permitted, wheelchair access is limited due to inclines and chipping/grass surfaces, no hen and stag parties permitted. Prices start from £100 for 2 nights in Rose Gypsy Wagon, £160  for 3-4 nights in Poppy or Daisy Yurt, and £180 for 3-4 nights in Bluebell Log Cabin.

Tried and tested

"The place is so tranquil and beautiful - a credit to your wonderful imaginations...we've loved it and we will definitely be back."

"We had a fantastic time...this place comes alive in the sun."

"We have enjoyed every second. We will most certainly be recommending it to everyone we know."

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The basics

Region: Melbourne, Yorkshire
Cost (from): £100 (2 nights in Rose Gypsy Wagon)
Sleeps: 2 per unit
Bedrooms: studio
Bathrooms: communal
Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
Property ref: 360


Daisy & Poppy Yurts sleep 2, double bed, separate shower & toilet, table, chairs, wind-up lantern, log burning stove, single ring, gas burner, kettle, log burning stove, single ring gas burner, first log basket provided, solar fairy lights & lamp, decking, bistro table, duvet, pillow, bed linen, USB charging point.  Use of communal kitchen including gas hobs, fridge & microwave.

Bluebell Log Cabin sleeps 2, king-size bed, composting toilet, separate showers & toilets, table, chairs, wind-up lantern, log burning stove, first log basket provided, single ring gas burner, kettle, solar fairy lights & lamp, duvet, pillows, bed linen, covered decking, double rocking chair, USB charging point. Use of communal kitchen including gas hobs, fridge & microwave.

Rose Gypsy Wagon sleeps 2, double bed, separate showers & toilets, double duvet & pillows provided (linen may be hired), coal burning stove, first coal supply provided, solar fairy lights & lamp, outside seating, bistro table. Use of communal kitchen including gas hobs, fridge & microwave.

Local activities

Onsite:  fishing, wildlife spotting, bird watching. Offsite:  Historic York, shopping, museums, ghost tour, boat trips, horse races, cycling, walking, pedalos, kayaking, canoeing.

At a glance

  • Two yurts, a log cabin and a bow-top gypsy wagon, each sleeping two people, set in three acres of wildlife-abundant woodland on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Wolds in Melbourne, York
  • Easily accessible by car, with parking available
  • Children and pets are not permitted. Duvets, pillows and linen are provided, except Rose gypsy wagon for which linen must be brought or hired on site. Initial logs and kindling are also provided
  • Bluebell log cabin contains its own eco-toilet; full communal washing, kitchen and toilet facilities are found in the Chicken Shed, under 50 metres away from each accommodation
  • Close to Pocklington Canal, along with several market and coastal towns offering dining, pubs, bars, entertainment and shopping facilities. Fishing in Acorn Glade's lake is permitted with a licence (a small charge)
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