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Swinton Bivouac

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Swinton Bivouac is a glamping site on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales
  • The Meadow Yurts are set within woodland and the site is also home to a Druid's Temple and a folly
  • The Marfield Wetlands Nature Reserve and Thorp Perrow are both within a 20-minute drive 
  • Each yurt features a wood-burning stove and sleeps up to five people


Swinton Bivouac, in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, is a glamping site featuring yurts, cabins and a barn.

"More Huckleberry Finn than Four Seasons" (The Guardian), the site is set around an old stone farmhouse, overlooking moorland and the Leighton Reservoir. There are several walking trails within the woodland, plus a folly dating from the late 1800s and a Druid's Temple.

The site is a 10-minute drive from the market town of Masham, which is renowned for its two breweries (Black Sheep and Theakstons); both run run daily tours. The Marfield Wetlands Nature Reserve and Thorp Perrow -- which is home to a Victorian arboretum, a tea room, birds of prey and animal collections -- are both within 20 minutes' drive.

The Meadow Yurts are sage green in colour, so they blend into the rural setting. They sleep up to five people, and each one has a double bed and three single beds. They come with bed linen, a kitchenette with a sink, a wooden veranda and a wood-burning stove (plus wood to fuel your fire). There's also a separate wooden hut by the side of each yurt with a toilet. There's no electricity, so remember to pack your torch!

There's a communal kitchen equipped with gas rings, a seating area and a toilet. A wood-fired hot tub is available to hire from 3pm for £60 per 3-hour slot -- you'll need to pre-book directly at least 24 hours in advance.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Hair salon (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm to 6pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib can  be arranged in the room instead of existing single bed, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under. Extra beds are not available.  
Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request a cot and confirm the age of the child.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per dog, per stay. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Self-catering basis.

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Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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