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Thrussendale Road Acklam, Malton YO17 9RG England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 14 Speciality lodging in Malton
Set on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, with views for over 60 miles across the Vale of York, The Private Hill is an award winning ultra luxury, boutique, Glamping destination where hotel standards of comfort come together with nature. Four fully furnished gorgeous geodesic domes are equipped to the highest standards of comfort and cool. The interiors are simply divine with private ensuite shower rooms (including flushing toilet and hot running water), a kitchenette complete with Miele microwave. Sonos streamed music, along with super kingsize beds (or large twins) all finished with the comfiest of Egyptian cotton bedding. A wood burning stove, oil filled radiator, and polar insulation will keep you warm and cosy whilst you enjoy the views even in the depths of winter. A private fire pit will ensure that your private outdoor space is used to the full. If you're feeling social and want to enjoy a tasty nibble, or a delicious drink, then call in at Jane's Dome Cafe & Licensed Bar where you can also enjoy a freshly prepared sharing board or perhaps a steak from the BBQ when the weather permits. Along with exceptional drinks of course! All are also available as part of the Room Service Experience. The Private Hill - Officially awarded 5 Star Gold and Unique Accommodation Accolade every year since opening, as well as Safe/Clean/Legal accreditation for their Covid-19 measures by Quality in Tourism, Visit England and the AA, really is an admired and highly rated romantic destination. Now offering Alpaca Walking Experience Tours on the farm to Guests and Visitors. Come and see this beautiful part of North Yorkshire.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Banquet room
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Liz C wrote a review 15 Jun
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The reviews already written are an absolute true account of this 10 out of 10 little gem of a place. It's in a beautiful setting with breathtaking views. The domes are so well appointed with everything you could possibly need - however high maintenance you think you might be they've already got it covered! Every detail has been well thought out and many of the luxuries are those that you would normally only expect in 5* hotels. This is definitely 5* glamping! If you order a breakfast platter - it is not an ordinary breakfast platter - the croissants are delivered warm, as are the boiled eggs courtesy of the on site chickens, the fresh fruit was delicious and the granola too...and the bread...and the yoghurt etc, etc. There is so much gorgeousness to enjoy here and the owners and staff are so very friendly and kind above and beyond your wildest expectations. We have only just discovered this wonderful gem and thought we were being a tiny bit crazy to book a 2 night stay here when we actually only live approximately 6 miles away!! However, we felt a million miles from home and having now experienced such a relaxing and peaceful place we shall in all probability act with the same amount of craziness in the future and treat ourselves again! Many thanks to all members of The Private Hill Team x
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Roddy Hamilton, Owner at The Private Hill
Responded 4 days ago
What an amazing review of your stay at The Private Hill. Thank you so much. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and found everything to be above expectations. It's lovely for the team to hear and we very much hope to be able to welcome you both back soon. Roddy & Jane.
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Julie H wrote a review May 2021
Morley, United Kingdom9 contributions17 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
What an utterly fantastic place. Everyone should visit Jane and Roddy at the Private Hill, they are the most considerate, selfless people I have ever met - as were all the staff on site. As soon as we said we liked anything someone was there to make it happen. You can chill out, find out about all the conservation work, look out for the curlews, or have a beer in Jane's Dome. Best bits for us - walking the Alpacas and looking round the farm at all the animals. If you get time have a chat to Roddy, he is such an interesting man. Now on to the food - absolutely delicious is an understatement. From the platters to the steaks to breakfasts - all were exceptional We wish we had stayed longer but had only booked 2 days. As soon as we got home we rebooked. If you enjoy being spoiled you must go. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone. Thank you Jane, Roddy, Becky, Emily, Ed and Charlie
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: There are only 4 domes - they are all excellent
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Response from Roddy Hamilton, Owner at The Private Hill
Responded 3 weeks ago
What a wonderful review - thank you both so very much for taking the time to submit it. The entire team are so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay and some of the little touches that make us what we are. We loved having you here ! Thank you also so much for your re-booking and we look forward enormously to welcoming you both back in September. Roddy and Jane.
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Graham E wrote a review 5 Jun
14 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing 2 nights at The Private Hill. The domes have everything you could ask for and really are very Private. The views are tremendous and we would highly recommend having a BBQ/fire on your domes terrace with a cold beer/wine whilst enjoying them. Roddy, Jane and the team made us feel extra special throughout our stay. Roddy showed us and our two children around the farm with such enthusiasm, involving the kids in all the tasks that needed doing. Will definitely be booking again very soon. Thanks, Graham, Leanne, Darcey and Hector
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Roddy Hamilton, Owner at The Private Hill
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so very much for such a lovely review of your stay at The Private Hill - we all really enjoyed having you here. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon and to more adventures on the farm. Roddy & Jane.
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Linda M wrote a review 2 Jun
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Just back from our first ever experience of luxury boutique glamping...and what an experience! Stayed at “Debussy” on The Private Hill” and found the whole experience way beyond our expectations. The setting was the ultimate in luxury, the view was breathtaking and the staff magnificent. Nothing was too much trouble. Jane and Roddy went out of their way to make us feel welcome from first arrival until our final departure. We felt really at home from the excellent breakfast platter to the luxury of a roaring log fire as the evening drew to a close. We will definitely be returning at our first opportunity. Thanks Roddy, Jane and the whole team for a wonderful experience. You are “Simply the Best”! John & Linda Middleton.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Roddy Hamilton, Owner at The Private Hill
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you both so very much for your amazing review of your stay at The Private Hill. This is hugely appreciated by the whole team and we look forward enormously to welcoming you both back soon. Roddy & Jane.
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Stacey L wrote a review 2 Jun
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What an absolute gem of a find. This place is hands down the best place I have ever stayed in. Everything from the staff, location to the pods themselves it is just so perfect. On our arrival the staff were amazing, so pleasant and made us feel right at home. Explained everything perfectly. Now for the best bit, the pods themselves...WOW, we were given the end pod, which was perfect as it had the best views and the best sunset I have ever seen. We even slept with curtains open, (it’s that private!), just so we could wake up looking at the view. I will be telling my family and friends (and anyone else that will listen) all about this fantastic place. Thank you Jane, Roddy and the girls for making our staycation perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Roddy Hamilton, Owner at The Private Hill
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was really nice to meet you both this morning and thank you very much indeed for such a lovely review. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the privacy on the Hill. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to welcome you back at some point in the future. Another warm welcome awaits! Roddy and Jane
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US$231 - US$300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshireMalton
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Private Hill
Which popular attractions are close to The Private Hill?
Nearby attractions include Robert E Fuller (3.0 miles), Kirkham Priory (4.2 miles), and Thrussendale Farm (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Private Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Private Hill?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Private Hill?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Private Hill?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Private Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blacksmiths Arms, The Jolly Farmers Inn, and The Bay Horse Inn.
Does The Private Hill offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Private Hill?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Private Hill?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kirkham Priory (4.2 miles).
Does The Private Hill have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.