Wild Harvest Tipis and Activities
Three tipi’s accommodating up to 12 people, each with wood-burner, duvets, cotton bedding, coir carpet and candlabra. Groups welcome including Hen Parties – add on one or more of our famous Wild Harvest activities to make a fun package. There is a outdoor kitchenette with hob, cool box and crockery/cutlery/pans, a shower onsite and a loo within 60 seconds walk. Towels provided. A torch is recommended. The site has views across the flat open country-side that characterises rural York
4 single beds
4 single beds
4 single beds
If you are booking our tipi’s (for up to 12 guests) you will get the whole space. This includes a covered fire circle with log seating, hen pen, poly-tunnel, communal space with basic kitchen facilities and wood burner, tables and chairs, wood fired pizza oven and picnic benches over looking the fields, a shower and wc and sink. Towels and bedding are provided. We were awarded Highly Commended, beating York Races in the Visit York Awards for visitor experience of the Year 2015.
There is plenty of free secure parking and guests can come and go as they like. A mini bus into York can be arranged so you can follow your Wild Harvest Day with a wild night out in the city!
Interaction with guests
Someone will be on hand at most points during a stay but contactable by phone on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) to answer questions if not.
We are surrounded by the flat farmland that characterises East Riding of Yorkshire, there are barn owls and bats to see on the evening and the odd buzzard or deer. We are a 10 – 15 min drive from York and our nearest town is Pocklington, an attractive market town with all facilities, just 7 miles away and cycle-able.
There is no public transport near us. The nearest stops are Pocklington (bus, 7 miles from us) and York (train, 12 miles) or Howden (train, 8 miles). We recommend a car.
Other things to note
There is no electricity on the tipi area so please bring torches. Solar lights to the loo’s are installed. Firewood is provided and a fire can be set for your arrival.
Activities: From creative natural crafting sessions such as willow stars, foraged flower bath bomb making or beeswax candles and more (see website) to Instinctive Archery, wild food foraging and fire lighting, via relaxing yoga and massage we can design a package to suit. Book the basic accommodation here and contact us for the add ons.
Have fun and be fair but leave no litter lying there….. If you break it, let us know and ideally pay for it before you go. Smoking is allowed outside of rooms/tipis eg. around the fire circle. We have no neighbours so you can sit out around the fire till after midnight if you wish.
First aid kit
We had a brilliant time staying in the Tipi’s. Everything was explained and sorted on arrival and then we were allowed to relax around the log fire, making our own pizzas and having a great time! Whole area was private, clean and functional and we did not feel overlooked at all. Brilliant weekend!
Beautiful setting looking over the fields. When we arrived in the evening the whole place was lit up by fairy lights it was lovely. Di already had the camp fire started for us as we were arriving late which was very kind. The decor is lovely and everything is set up perfectly. The beds are very very comfy. Everything you need is there. There are plug sockets in the main room which was a great relief for charging mobiles, using hairdryers etc. There is use of a fridge as well as a cool box. Use of a herb garden and a chicken coop which you are welcome to take eggs from 🙂 I would definitely recommend archery! we had a great time doing this 🙂 such good value for money also. We also enjoyed playing with Bruce (a gorgeous white dog) while we waited our turn. I would definitely stay again
The whole experience was great. We were looking for something a little different for our short stay and Wild Harvest was perfect! Everything was beautifully laid out and we could not want for anything. We especially loved the cut tea lights in the tipis and the cosy communal area. Di and Lee helped us with everything we needed and made us feel so welcome. We all agree that we will definitely be back again!! 🙂
Absolutely amazing stay at Wild Harvest, had booked it for a hen do. I would highly recommend it to people, we were there for the weekend but wished we could have stayed longer to try more of the activities. We did pizza making which I would defiantly recommend to anyone, Di was fabulous.
We had a wonderful stay at Wild Harvest. Our host were lovely and very accommodating. The whole set up has lots of charm and there are some sweet additions that make if feel special and unique (candelabra and vintage tea cups etc). It has also been well thought though in terms of practicality and we had everything we needed to make it an easy stay. We really enjoyed the archery the next day – great fun. We cant wait to return – hopefully for longer next time and to sample more of the available activities.
We had a great time staying at Wild Harvest, the craft activities were great fun and it was plain to see that Di really cares about living off the land and making the most of her surroundings. We really enjoyed doing yoga outside in the sunshine which she also arranged for us. Lee was also really helpful in getting our fire started for the BBQ lunch whilst we were busy with activities. The site is lovely and mostly very well thought out. I would definitely recommend this place though, it’s in a beautiful area, the other guests had a great time and it was a really fun weekend. Thank you Di and Lee for having us. x
Can I bring my dog? – Im afraid to keep it clean and tidy for you we say no to dogs, for a home-from home dog care service try Holidays for Dogs.
Is bedding provided? – Yes, we provide 14 tog duvets with soft cotton covers, pillows and bottom sheets in bedding packs that you make up on the evening on foam fold-out chair beds.
Is there a fridge? – Yes you have sole use of a tall fridge/freezer just off-site near your wash room.
Can I order groceries to be delivered? – Yes the address for delivery is Boundary Farm, YO424TA.
Can I send decorations for you to put up before we arrive? – Yes, we can provide this service, just ask.
Is there anywhere to cook food? – Yes, there is a BBQ grill that drops down over the fire, a pizza oven and a two ring gas hob. We do NOT have a microwave.
Is there anywhere I can plug things in? – Yes in your cosy hut there are a couple of electric sockets for chargers, hair drier etc.
Do you have free WIFi? – Yes we have free wifi, just ask for the password when you arrive – wifi doesnt reach the tipis and fire circle as the idea is to be off grid but you can access wifi from the car park.
Can we play loud stereo music? – No, we have had problems with this and as a sustainable education venue have obtained planning based on having no stereo music at the tipi site. There is however for your use a walled courtyard with fire pit and seating where some quieter music can be played till up to 11pm.
What kitchen equipment is provided? – All cutlery, cups and plates, pans (for 12 people) washing-up liquid, sponge, bin bags and tea towels are included.
Can we bring alcohol? – Yes
Can we smoke? – Yes you can smoke in open air places but not in tipis, workshop or cosy hut, cigarettes can be thrown in the fire.
What personal washing items are provided? – Towels, make-up wipes, sanitary bags and shower gel are provided.
Are Candles, logs and firelighters provided? – Yes, extra logs are available at £3 a bag but it is unlikely you will go through what we give you as part of your package.
Can we eat in the tipis? – To keep the tipis feeling clean we say no food, drink or muddy shoes in the tipis.
Please note a bond of £60.00 is payable before arrival, this will be returned within 5 working days after your stay. Please although smoking is permissible outside there is no smoking inside any of the buildings. There is also a ban on amplified music as sighted by our planning permission, but feel free to bring a guitar.