About Camp Kátur
Camp Kátur is the concept and vision of owner Kerry who wanted to bring a varied Glamping experience to Yorkshire.
A hippie at heart with a love of the great outdoors, passion for travel, VW camper vans, enjoyment of festivals and a general want to try everything in life kinda Girl, the urge for the Glamping lifestyle took charge.
Camp Kátur has been a dream ambition for many years after travelling the length and breadths of the UK as an Expert Trainer for a large international brand and a background in Marketing I knew I would never be settled working for someone else and was always eager to sail my own ship! At the age of 10 years old I told my Family I will have my own business one day, not just any old business but something I would be passionate about and in 2013 that day came.
Kerry’s most prized possession (after her Westie Pooch Teddy!) is her 1978 Bay window VW Camper Van who goes by the name 'Surfer Sid', purchased as real rust bucket but after 18 months of hard graft thanks to good old Pops and Wavey (tuther half!) he was truly reformed.
Wondering where the name came from?
Katur means 'Happy' in Icelandic, with good connections in Iceland and my tuther half often hearing the phrase a name was born. 'Discover Your Outdoor Happiness at Camp Katur' after-all the Icelandic are very outdoorsy people!
We strive where possible to make Camp Kátur as Eco friendly as possible and minimize our footprint on the surrounding countryside.
We are always keen to hear people’s ideas and feedback that will help to further enhance the Glamping experience we offer to our guests.
Gateway To The Yorkshire Dales...
Camp Katur is located within the beautiful Camp Hill estate in between Ripon and Bedale in North Yorkshire and only 1.5 mile off the A1.
We are just 1 mile walk away from the villages of Kirklington and Carthorpe where you will find two wonderful pubs both serving a large menu of tasty home cooked foods and local brews.
The Camp Hill estate provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable Glamping Holiday experience and ultimate outdoor fun.
Set in the beautiful North Yorkshire Countryside close to many popular tourist attractions and local historic Market Towns such as Bedale, Masham and Ripon, the stunning Spa town of Harrogate and great Cities of York, Leeds and Newcastle.
Nearby Towns and Cities
Camp Kátur is situated near many towns and cities:
|Town / City:||Bedale||Masham||Thirsk||Ripon||Richmond||Harrogate|
Camp Hill House was built in the late 18th Century by John Serjeantson & over the last two centuries the Estate has been a family home, agricultural estate and sporting residence to the Serjeantson's, Leyland's, Reynard's and since 1945 the Ropner family. Bruce Ropner, the Vice President of British Bobsleigh team and former Olympic bobsleigher can from time to time still be found instructing the on the Estates Bobsleigh challenge.
The Camp Hill estate provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable Glamping Holiday experience and ultimate outdoor fun.
As well as natural beautiful surroundings to enjoy at your own leisure, Camp Hill offers a wide array of activities that will make your holiday one to remember! Suitable for family, friends, couples, solos and corporate, there really is something for EVERYONE!
The Glamping Village accommodation is "off grid" meaning NO ELECTRICITY! Where possible we power what we can by Solar the main source of lighting is by torch light and candlelight and the main source of heating is log burning stoves and gas heaters. Around the Estate there is a whole host of facilities already available to our guests with mains electricity, toilets and shower block just 8 minutes walk away next to the Orangery Cafe should you find yourself desperate for some of the more conventional facilities!
- Communal Toilet and Shower block, Ladies & Gents
- Disabled Toilet
- Communal Kitchen Hut with cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, hot and cold water, seating area, 2 x 4 hob gas cookers
- Hot and Cold running water
- Fresh Water Points
- Freezer boxes = one available per accommodation
- Under cover communal seating area next to the Kitchen Hut
- Large clay pizza oven
- Musical Instruments (great for evening sing songs around the camp fire!)
- Large communal Camp Fire
- 16ft Communal Tipi in the meadow
- Fire Baskets, BBQs and Seating provided outside every abode
- Recycling Point
- Little Tinkers Toy Den
- Communal blankets for seating outdoors
- Indoor and Outdoor games
- Mini Library
- Hammocks during summer months
- Eco Spa with wood burning hot tub and Sauna (additional charges apply)
- Norwegian Woodland BBQ Pod ‘The Podfather’ (additional charges apply)
- Wardens Lodge
- Reception open between 9:00am and 5pm on weekends and school holiday
- Licensed Cafe Bar with beer gardens (opening times and days vary)
- Basic Convenience Shop at Wardens Lodge (opening hours and days vary)
- Mains Public Toilets open 9am-5pm
- Disabled Toilet
- Free to use Wi-Fi zone at the Orangery
- Please note that the Orangery Cafe Bar is not ran by Camp Katur therefore we have no control over opening times
Around the Estate:
- Children's Woodland Adventure play area with Shelter Building & Picnic Playhouses
- Woodland Walks and Activity Trails
- Cycle routes both on and off road own cycles required
- Football Golf
- Football Net
- Baketball / Netball area
- Huge offering of activities – CLICK HERE for full details
- Equestrian – CLICK HERE for further information
Supplied at Every Glamping Abode:
- Wind up Lantern & Candles (bringing further torches & candles is advised)
- BBQ and Fire Basket (logs and charcoal are NOT provided)
- Outside seating
Optional Extras that can be ordered during the online booking process:
- Bedding inc duvet, pillow and sheets: £10.00pp
- Towels Hand and Bath: £4.00pp
- Travel Cots & High Chairs FREE of charge with minimum supplies available.
- Continental Breakfast Hamper for 2 £10.00
- English Breakfast Hamper for 2 £20.00
- Celebratory Champagne Hamper £50.00
- Nibbles & Fizz Hamper £40.00
- BBQ Meat Fest Hamper £15.00pp
- Pooches £15.00 per pooch per stay
- Logs, Charcoal, Kindling & Firelighters can be pre ordered during booking process or purchased during your stay
For a full list of what is provided in each particular abode please visit the Accommodation pages.
Please remember Glamping is still camping and we advise that all guests bring suitable warm clothing, footwear, woolly hats, sleeping bags, torches/lanterns.
Please have a look at our site map to help you find your way around.
The Orangery Café
The Café is open at weekends and daily during school holidays only, serving delicious home made cakes, hot and cold drinks. It is situated conveniently on the way into the Estate next to the main Reception.
The Orangery Café is owned and operated by Camphill Ltd; this is a separate independent business to Camp Kátur who provide glamping accommodation.
Pre Orders, Picnics, BBQ's & Birthday Teas
The Cafe has a range of hot and cold options which groups can pre-order to take away including large hot pots that can be re-heated at your abode. For children's parties and special occasions the Cafe can supply all your foodie requirements so that you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying yourselves without any hassles. For all pre-orders, please confirm your requirements at least 72 hours prior to your arrival.
Take advantage of the sunny days and tranquil spaces, find a grassy glade and sit down along side the woods or meadows whilst tucking into a lovely picnic. You'll find picnic tables scattered around the estate.
From as little as £15.00 per head we can arrange a BBQ feast to be cooked for you at your abode or Afternoon Tea Picnic to be enjoyed Minimum numbers apply; for further information and menu options please email email@example.com
How to Get Here
Camp Hill Estate is just 5 minutes from the A1, within 45 minutes by car from Leeds and York and 30 minutes from Harrogate.
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By Car: From the North
Leave A1 South at Leeming Bar exit on to A684 Bedale/Northallerton road. At the exit slip road turn left on to the A684. In Bedale turn left on to the B6285. Follow the road through the villages of Exelby, Burneston and Carthorpe. Camp Hill is half way between the villages Carthorpe and Kirklington on the right hand side. (Camphill - brown tourist signs en-route)
By Car: From the South
Don’t follow Sat Nav it will take you the long route! Leave the A1 North at the exit for the A61 Ripon/Thirsk road take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto the road that runs parallel to the A1 at the 2nd roundabout take the 1st exit towards Masham after half a mile turn right towards Kirklington. Pass through Kirklington and The Camphill Estate is less than 1 mile on the left hand side. (Camphill Brown signs in place from 2nd roundabout)
Where to Arrive when at Camp Hill
Leaving the B6285 drive up the drive, fork left after the grass triangle. Over a small hill you will see a white building in front of you, parking is to the left with the Orangery Reception to the right, please register here.
It is important to let us know if you think you will be arriving after Reception closing hours usually 5pm. All arrivals during main reception closed hours must report to the Wardens lodge which is located at the entrance of the Glamping Village further into the Estate, there are lots of signs guiding you in the right direction or you can refer to the map below.
By Bus / Coach
Please click the link below for timetables to the nearest bus stops in Kirklington
Main Bus/Coach Stations nearby:
Train stations nearby:
|Train Station:||Leeming Bar||Carlton Minniot||Northallerton||Knaresborough||Harrogate||Darlington|
Should you be lucky enough to arrive in style we can facilitate the landing but please let us know in advance so we are prepared for your arrival:
Taxi and Minibus Numbers
|Taxi Rank:||Taxis R Us||Ladybird||Arrow||Tom's Taxis||Town Taxis||Blueline|
|Telephone:||01677 424 252||01765 688 688||01765 635 082||07739 392 551||01609 772 777||01423 530 830|
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Our site rules should be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions which is available to download here.
Check in is from 3pm, check out is 11am on the day of departure. You are more than welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy the cafe, walks around site or partake in Camphill activities but you will not be allowed access into accommodation until 3pm. Please note the cafe only opens during weekends and school holidays, pre-booking activities is advised via Camphill.
Late arrivals after Reception closes must report to the Wardens lodge shown on the map above where you will be met by one of our wonderful wardens to complete relevant paperwork.
PLEASE NOTE a pre-authorised credit or debit card deposit of £250.00 per accommodation upon arrival. The Pre-Authorised amount will be made available to the customer no later than 10 days after your stay. Please bring with you a Credit or Debit card as you will be asked for this during check in. Failure to do so could lead to your booking being cancelled
Pre-Authorisation: A Pre-authorisation does not take the funds out of the account but will place the given amount on hold. If you have booked more than one abode on behalf of another party you will remain responsible for all accommodation and respective bookings unless we are told otherwise. In the event of another person(s) being responsible they will need to produce a valid credit or debit card on check in.
The main Estate gates open at 7am and close at 7pm. Access outside these hours requires an access code, which is issued on request.
Respect and Enjoyment
Please enjoy the beautiful countryside of The Camp Hill Estate and respect the landscape, trees & animals by not littering, causing damage or causing any distress to any wildlife on the site.
Cars and Parking
Driving on the site should be slow - 15mph max. Vehicle movement will be restricted around the site once checked in. Anyone driving dangerously on the site and not abiding by the speed limit will be asked to leave the site.
Only one car per accommodation is permitted to park within the Glamping Village car park for which a parking pass will be given and must be displayed in your car wind screen, all additional vehicles must park back up at the main entrance car park once all luggage is unloaded.
Whilst it is great to have songs and music around the campsite, please refrain from excessive noise such as amplified music between the hours of 10pm and 9am.
Only one or two of our units are suitable for wheelchairs which we are happy to advise you on before booking. There is one disability toilet within the Glamping Village and one up in the Orangery Cafe. Unfortuantely none of the showers are suitable for wheelchairs
Cars cannot be parked directly outside of all accommodation so if you require any assistance to load and unload your luggage please let a member of our team know and we will be more than happy to assist
Access by wheelchair or electric mobility is possible on most of the site. Please Note: Camp Kátur is located on grass fields & woodland area and whilst the glamping fields are inspected on a regular basis, uneven surfaces do occur and care should be taken at all times.
Distressed dogs will be removed by the RSPCA/Police from cars and no liability will be accepted for any damage caused. For reasons of hygiene and health, please do not allow dogs to foul areas around trade stands or other public places.
Campfires are allowed in designated areas which are clearly marked using the provided fire baskets. Please refrain from burning paper, plastics or wood that is not supplied by Camp Katur. Foraging for burning wood within the surrounding areas is prohibited.
Sky Lanterns are NOT allowed on site as they are a major fire risk and endanger local livestock.
Wardens patrol the site, please report any security concerns to the site Wardens or a member of staff.
Onsite catering facilities are available at the Orangeryry Cafe, please refer to facilities information for opening times.
Camping and Carvanning
Our site is predominately Glamping only however during annual events and festivals we do accept Camping, Caravans and Campervans to pitch up and join the fun of our annual events. For more information on annual events please visit our Events Page
Showers and Toilets
Hot showers and toilets are available on the site, hot water is generated through gas heaters, however WE CANNOT ALWAYS GUARANTEE HOT SHOWERS especially on days that are windy as the wind can cause the gas flames to blow out. Alternatively, if you are unable to get hot water you are welcome to use the shower facilities near the main reception open 9am-5pm.
There are fresh drinking water points on the site.
OFF GRID means there is NO ELECTRICITY available in the Glamping Village, solar powered lighting is provided around the toilet/shower blocks. In the accommodation there is ambient lighting in the form of tea light lanterns for the evenings
Please note the grounds have no external lighting which is great for seeing the stars at night, but not so great for finding your way around in the dark! Head- torches, torches or battery powered lanterns are strongly recommended. Bringing a torch/lantern is advised!
Please use the bins provided. The site is a public area that has grazing cattle and litter/waste poses a hazard to livestock and wildlife.
Illegal substances are not permitted within the site. If you are found in possession of illegal substances you will be asked to leave the site and the Police may become involved.
Please note that the site management has the right to refuse entry to the site on the grounds of unruly behaviour or apparent severe intoxication.
Do not leave children (aged under 16) unattended on the site. We reserve the right to ask those who do not comply with these requirements to leave the site.
There will be first aid trained staff on site during the daytime, they will be within the Camp Hill offices, however we do not keep prescription medication so you should bring your own if it is required.
We no longer accept HEN or STAG groups. At managements discretion we do sometimes allow single sex parties and celebratory Group bookings please email us to enquire first. We ask that you please respect fellow guests and adhere to our sites noise policies. We do not want to spoil anyone’s fun (we love nothing more than fun!) but have to remember that many people come to relax and unwind and many families have young Children that need to sleep.
Cots and High Chairs
Cots and Highchairs are available free of charge upon request. Please note we only have minimum supply
Dogs are welcome (MAX 2 per abode) but must be kept under control and MUST be on a lead at all times. They must not worry livestock or other guests or go into woodlands on their own. In the case of hygiene we ask for you not to allow animals of any sort onto the bedding, blankets, pillows etc within the accommodation. Should we discover substantial dog hairs on any bedding/blankets/pillows after your stay Deposits may be held. We have to be strict on this matter and ask that you respect the time and cost it can take to clean away dog hairs, allergy reactions people sometimes have to animal hairs and overall cleanliness standards we like to maintain for all our guests.