The Swinton Bivouac ~ Creative holidays in the countryside
We are ‘The Bivouac‘! Two families with a common interest; a belief that a Holiday can be luxurious and yet sustainable, both family orientated and adventurous. We want you to be ‘The Bivouac’ too, to join us in finding and creating our first perfect Bivouac site in Yorkshire. Please have a look around this website, let us know your thoughts, leave a comment or two and before you know it we’ll all be sitting around a cosy fire-pit together in the great Yorkshire countryside drinking mugs of tea.
Let me tell you about what we’re planning…
The Bivouac serves the community; doors are open all day, with facilities for children, families and groups. Where possible, food is organic and locally sourced. Everybody’s welcome; the space is sensitive to the needs of the elderly and less able bodied.
The accommodation is rustic, rugged, characterful and sensitive to woodland and natural surroundings; inspired by the sheep-shearing shacks of New Zealand and the woodland shelters of ancient Britain. It is luxury, with attention to detail, warmth and comfort.
The Swinton Estate is one of the largest estates in England, situated in North Yorkshire and stretching from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moorland Dales. Comprising 20,000 acres, about two thirds of the land is forestry, reservoirs and farmland and one third open moorland, and there are upwards of 90 properties situated both within the charming market town of Masham and the surrounding countryside. The Estate borders The Yorkshire Dales National Park and falls within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Seasonal Special Offers
Take advantage of our seasonal special offers. For example, to start your Christmas story, you could spend the Christmas holidays in a beautiful, rustic and cosy woodland shack set on the edge of the moorland in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Check out our website for our latest special offers.