The Outpost

The Outpost

Up on the long ridge, with spectacular views of Whitby Abbey and the sea beyond, stands The Outpost. Our nature ponds are just ahead of you, with swallows and dragonflies swooping overhead, the wild old hedges to the side are full of birds singing and you feel you are miles from anywhere.

Our first bell tent, we built this one for couples; no kids, no wifi, no phones, a proper off-grid escape in nature just for two. It has a super comfy double bed, with a cosy 16 tog duvet from which you can admire the view with your morning coffee. The inside of the tent is like a Moroccan boudoir, think thick rugs, huge squashy cushions, billowing fabrics, all with Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels provided. There are old fashioned games and interesting books to look through now you can’t look at your phone!

Under the crab apple tree to the back of the camp, with it’s beautiful pink spring plumage, is your own bathroom, with a lovely hot shower, sink and composting toilet set back from the rest of the camp.

Outside there are simple cooking facilities, a gas hob for your kettle and a hanging plate on a tripod over your firepit so you can really embrace being outdoors and try cooking over your campfire. The kitchen preparation space is something else though, a cable reel has been transformed into a rotating kitchen with stained glass windows protecting you from the weather. Everything you need from pots and pans to plates and wine glasses is in the (also rotating) cupboards below. There’s a proper fridge to keep your milk (and your wine!) cold. Your campfire has benches for you to sit and watch the fire with a glass of wine or look out to sea and watch the sun set over the woods beneath you.

Please note The Outpost does not have a log burner; but it does have a lovely thick duvet, blankets, hot water bottles and an outdoor firepit.