Reconnect and get back to nature with quirky, eco-friendly grown-up's glamping with resident wallabies, set in tranquil lakeside woodlands by the Yorkshire Wolds.
  • Sleeps: 2 per unit
  • Bedrooms: 1 per unit
  • Bathrooms: Communal
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

With eco-friendly accommodation 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 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 – including friendly resident alpacas and wallabies! – 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, with 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 – known as The Chicken Shed – with communal toilets and water-conserving push button taps.

Brand-new to the site, Rose Hollow is a rustic wooden retreat with double-glazed windows and a gorgeous log-burner to warm your evenings. Comforts include a bespoke double bed, complimentary tea and coffee, and soft solar lighting, while outside awaits a covered veranda with a double rocking chair… ideal for welcoming the golden sunset.

The canvas-covered yurt, named Poppy, is 16′ in diameter and is beautifully positioned in a wildflower meadow that overlooks the lake. 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.

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At a glance

  • Two cabins and a yurt, 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. 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.
  • Sit back and relax in one of the many ‘hidden’ spots around the site, or meet the friendly resident alpacas and wallabies!
  • 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)


  • Adults Only
  • Off-Grid


Rose Hollow cabin: 3 double-glazed windows, log burner with logs, USB charging point, bespoke log bed with linen and bedding, solar lighting, table and chairs, single-ring gas burner and kettle, complimentary tea and coffee, coathooks and storage, covered veranda with double rocking chair.

Bluebell Log Cabin: double-glazed windows and doors, table and chairs, log burner with logs, single-ring gas burner and kettle, solar fairy lights, solar-powered lamp, kingsize bed, duvet, pillows, linen, composting toilet, covered decking with double rocking chair.

Poppy Yurt: double bed with duvet, pillows, linen, table and chairs, log burner with logs, single-ring gas burner and kettle, solar fairy lights and solar lamp, decking with bistro table.

On site: ‘Chicken Shed’ amenity block with kitchen facilities, communal showers and toilets, barbecue and pizza oven.

More information

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!

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, strewn with delightful ‘secret’ places to sit and watch the world go by. You could say hello to the alpacas and wallabies, or watch the 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. York is a beautiful historic walled city for guests to explore and is located only ten miles away from the site. The friendly owners have also negotiated a fixed price for taxis so you can enjoy one of the city’s many exciting restaurants and nightlife. East Yorkshire coastal towns can also be reached, 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 2 nights, changeover days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Yurt is open from mid-April to October, 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.  Rose Wagon (prevously offered) has been replaced by Rose Hollow and Daisy Yurt has also been replaced by Poppy Yurt.

Current Offers

Discount of up to £25 for the third night (Sunday) following a Fri and Sat booking.

Where you'll be staying

Melbourne, Yorkshire

What the guests of Acorn Glade say

“The most wonderful place to get away! Amazing hosts….so friendly and everything is thought out so well. Can’t wait to go back.”

“Beautiful area, fantastic facilities and such a relaxing atmosphere. Absolutely magical, a little hidden gem in the Yorkshire countryside where alpaca roam free and there are wallabies too. The owners are charming and the accommodation comfortable – just delightful.”

“Acorn Glade should be on prescription, it grounds you, it was the best treat for me. I can’t thank you both enough. I loved seeing the animals walking around freely – you have a piece of heaven on earth – keep doing an amazing job.”


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