Bivouac Swinton - Self Catering

Bivouac Swinton - Self Catering

Bivouac Swinton, Ripon - Self Catering - £20


The people at the Bivouac love all things luxurious and rustic, sustainable and thoughtful. They have six original, hand crafted, round-wood timber frame shacks tucked away in their beautiful woodland, further down burrowed into the hillside, nearer the main facilities are eight canvas yurts resting on individual wooden platforms and above the reception area is the cosy bunk barn that can sleep up to 12 people.


Guests can retreat, enjoy quiet reflection and snuggle down with a good book or engage in activities that are active, unusual and creative. With several fire pits dotted around the site and a beautifully converted Cafe Barn there are numerous locations for visitors to relax and unwind as well as a Hot Tub which is available to be booked out.

Local Attractions

The woodland at Bivouac Swinton is home to the Druid’s Temple which is steeped in history and intrigue. Not a great deal is known about the construction of the folly, but it is believed to have been built in the late 1700’s by William Danby (owner of the Swinton Estate and nearby Swinton Park). It is rumoured that a hermit lived there for many years, but its mystical connections are probably fairly tenuous, as it was built at a time when there was a great deal of interest in Druidism as part of the emerging Romantic period. The site contains a main temple along with numerous stone formations dotted around the woodland for eager walkers to find as they explore the woodland.

Details of meals/catering available

There is a cafe on site which is available for guests and locals alike to come and enjoy. The Shacks have self catering facilities in the form of a range attached to the log burning stove, an ideal place for cooking a warming stew.

Exclusions and Restrictions


Summary Information

Contact NameBecky or Andy
Phone Number01765 535020
Accommodation TypeYurts, Self Catering woodland Shacks and a Bunk barn
Maximum BedsShack sleeps 7
Yurt sleeps 5
Bunk Barn sleeps 12
Typical £/personShacks approx £152.10 a night for unit (£21/person if 7 people stay)
Yurt approx £110 a night for a unit (£22/person if 5 people stay)
Bunk Barn £18/pp/n
Minimum StayShacks and Yurts: 3 Nights Fri-Mon
Bunk Barn: 1 night
Car ParkingYes 30 places
Wheel Chair AccessDisabled toilets and ramps in central area, currently accommodation is not accessible by wheel chair
MapOutdoor Activities Yorkshire
AddressBivouac, High Knowle Farm, Knowle Lane, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ

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