We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Superb shack in the woods with stunning views”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Bivouac at Druid's Temple
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Superb shack in the woods with stunning views”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Staying here with a group of friends for two nights we explored the Druids temple and found amazing views at the end of the path as well as having a game of soft ball and camp fire.

The shack itself was amazing. For some maybe a little weird sleeping near each other but no complaints. No electricity allowed some real group time. Would do this again. May return in the future.

5*

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
Helpful?
1 Thank Michael C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

183 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    143
    24
    4
    8
    4
See reviews for
64
32
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Thank you to everyone for making my hen weekend so enjoyable. We stayed in 3 shacks and they were like something from a fairytale! The surroundings are utterly beautiful and the shacks them self were really well equipped with comfy beds and fab furnishing. We went on the treasure hunt organised by the staff and had a great treat waiting for us at the end (oh and what a view!). We then had a vintage tea party at the cafe and the cake and scones were to die for, sooo yummy! To top it off we made use of the eco hot tub and enjoyed a nice relax. Harrogate was 40 mins away and a great place to go for an evening out. I would recommend the Bivouac to anyone of any age and I can not wait to bring my future hubby back so he can see how lovely it really is. Thank you :) x

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Helen R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hedon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We have just had a fantastic weekend at Bivouac! We went as a family (me, my wife, 2 daughters aged 14 & 9 and a friend of my youngest daughter also aged 9) and stayed in a "shack" which is amazing! Placed in the woods the shacks are a mixture of shabby chic, upcycling and a log cabin made with reclaimed wood. The girls thought it was a brilliant place to stay! Everything is provided that you would need to stay for the weekend from tea lights (no electric but that makes it even more special) to toilet roll and a bottle opener!

The beds are comfortable (a king, a double and 3 singles) with plenty of quirkiness on 3 levels. With a shower (heated by the log burner) and toilet, it is a magical home from home! We didn't light the log burner as it was too warm to have it running. The showers in the main area (10 min walk) where spotlessly clean and didn't run out of hot water with all five of us together and others at the same time!

The on site cafe serves local beer, wine and the usual soft drinks but also offers a premium range such as San Pelligrino and Fentemans! George who manages the cafe is most helpful and thoughtful and really makes the place. The food was really good with quick and attentive service. The cakes were amazing! My eldest couldn't get enough of the Chocolate cheesecake and the 2 younger ones the chocolate brownies! My favourite was the Tunisian Orange cake!

All the staff were really helpful, considerate and informative and made you feel welcome!

It's a great base for exploring the area, with Masham (don't pronounce the"h") and Bedale. The Forbidden Corner is a great place to visit but book by phone as they have a better availability than online.

All in all its was a brilliant weekend with the highlights being the shack, George and the Forbidden Corner.

We would all recommend and will be booking again soon.

Stayed July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Iain A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ayr
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Just home after spending 3 nights at the Yurts on a trip to Yorkshire to hopefully catch some of the TDF. We hired 2 yurts for our families and as soon as we were taken to them were delighted with them. An eclectic mix of re-cycled and handmade furniture along with cheery bunting made a lovely home for our stay.
On Saturday we walked to Masham to see the Tour and the Bivouac had organised a BBQ and live music for the campsite - perfect. After a great day out it was fantastic to return to a very good quality meal along with super music from a young group of very talented musicians - a real treat, and for the hungrier there were plenty of seconds.
The layout is excellent and the showers and toilet areas were first class, with lots of hot water and heated floors. They also allow you to charge phones etc at the reception and the café. The staff were super friendly and helpful.
Thanks to everyone. All in all it was a very enjoyable stay and we hope to return.
The Scott & Henderson Party

Room Tip: Try some of the delicious food in the café - amazing sausages and sticky toffee pudding to die for!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mamameechie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed as a big group taking over most of the outdoor shacks. The beds were comfy, the rooms thoughtfully designed and in a great location for walks with our myriad of kids. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food just lovely. We had afternoon tea for mothers day which was wonderful all with vintage china and flowers for all the mums. Just the best place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Helen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Bunk Barn it was everything we needed. Very clean and well equipped. We ate in the cafe and was very impressed by the home cooked food. We hired the fantastic Bee to do the cocktail making and had the top section of the cafe area to have our own private party. We hired a fire pit and sat outside until 2am in the knowledge that we where far enough away from the yurt field not too upset anyone by making too much noise. We then did pottery painting on Saturday morning - everyone really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Sarahgracemartha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Derbyshire
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

What a fantastic, lovely venue and location. It was perfect for our unique hen party experience. We stayed in the bunk barn which was very comfortable, close to the cafe and shower/toilet block and had an abundance of games to keep us occupied.

The staff exceeded our expectations. George organised a cocktail making evening on the first night and afternoon tea the following day. The staff couldn't have been more hospitable and the food was gorgeous.

Overall, a very memorable weekend and ideal for families, couples and groups. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kepderbyshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Masham
2.3 mi away
Swinton Park
Swinton Park
#2 of 5 in Ripon
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,233 reviews
9.4 mi away
Lodge At Leeming Bar
Lodge At Leeming Bar
#1 of 1 in Bedale
3.0 of 5 bubbles 126 reviews
18.5 mi away
Rudding Park Hotel
Rudding Park Hotel
#1 of 1 in Follifoot
5.0 of 5 bubbles 4,496 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.7 mi away
The Old Deanery
The Old Deanery
#1 of 5 in Ripon
4.5 of 5 bubbles 453 reviews
1.7 mi away
The Black Swan Inn
The Black Swan Inn
#1 of 1 in Fearby
4.0 of 5 bubbles 554 reviews
8.1 mi away
Camp Katur
Camp Katur
#1 of 2 in Kirklington
4.5 of 5 bubbles 151 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bivouac at Druid's Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bivouac at Druid's Temple

Property: Bivouac at Druid's Temple
Address: Off of Knowle Lane | Ripon, Masham HG4 4JZ, England (Formerly Bivouac Swinton)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Masham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Masham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Handmade rustic luxury Woodland Shacks, Meadow Yurts and Bunk Barn on a picturesque farm in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. Barns converted to a cafe/bistro, shop, comfortable facilities and luxury showers. Open every day with stunning views across the Yorkshire Dales, open moorland and beyond. Non-residents welcome to enjoy cafe, walks and views. 19th Century folly stone circle ‘The Druid’s Temple’ in the heart of 40 acres of woodland. Find a hearty Yorkshire welcome, with activities including climbing and foraging and (nearby) pony trekking, falconry and fly-fishing. Hot tub by the Woodland Shacks and massage treatments. Enjoy fresh air, long views, outdoor adventure, relaxation by the fires. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com, Odigeo and PitchUp so you can book your Bivouac at Druid's Temple reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bivouac At Druid's Temple Masham, North Yorkshire

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing