Our First Ever Glamping Adventure At Catgill Farm

[Press Trip] We were gifted a complimentary stay at Catgill Farm, as always my opinions are 100% my own.

Welcome to my first ever glamping blog post and I can confirm that it won’t be my last. Last week, Gareth and I were invited down to Catgill Farm Campsite in Bolton Abbey and we had the best time! Catgill Farm offer 2 forms of glamping within either their Timber Pods or Bell Tents, you can also go camping which sounds pretty cool too. Gareth and I stayed in one of the Timber Pods called The Owl and I can honestly say that I didn’t want to leave. I literally could live there, maybe Catgill have a live-in couple job position coming up soon hehe!

Enterprise Rental

Enterprise Rental

Location

Catgill Farm Campsite is located in Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire and is easily accessible via public transport or by car. We live in Leeds city centre and decided to rent a car from Enterprise for our little countryside adventure. I couldn’t recommend it more, but like I say, if you don’t drive or don’t feel like driving, there is a bus service that stops at Bolton Abbey and runs from Ilkley to Grassington or you can take the train to either Ilkley and Skipton and book a taxi, which takes a 15 minutes drive. This is all detailed on Catgill’s website including the taxi numbers.

Catgill Farm

Catgill Farm

Timber Pod Accommodation

As mentioned above, we stayed in The Owl which is one of Catgill’s Timber Pods. Each of the pods have their own unique interior design and I fell in love with The Owl as soon as we laid eyes on it. I have always wanted to go glamping but if I am being truly honest, I didn’t know that Timber Pods existed and now I would love to review them as my full time job please. Talk about luxury with the stunning Yorkshire views, we really had arrived in a unique and magical place. The Timber Pods include a fully equipped kitchen, ensuite bathroom with a shower, bedding and towels are provided and WiFi. The pods also sleep 6 with a double bed and sofa bed in the main room and bunk beds in the back.

Catgill Farm

We also took full advantage of the outside amenities which included a hot tub, pizza oven, a cooking grill for BBQ’s and a fire pit. There are logs provided at a small additional cost and you will need these to heat up the hot tub. With Gareth originally being from South Africa, he jumped on heating the hot tub and heating up the pizza oven with a beer in hand, closely followed by a glass of red wine. After we ate pizza, Gareth started the fire pit whilst we waited for the hot tub to get to the right temperature. I started to feel so relaxed and already knew that I didn’t want to leave. It was time to get into the hot tub with a few drinks, transferred into plastic glasses provided for safety reasons.

Catgill Farm

Catgill Farm

Catgill Farm

We had such a great night’s sleep with the sound of the rain coming down on the roof of the timber pod (I find this sound so relaxing, anyone else?) Someone had asked me if it was warm inside as they were worried that they would be freezing and I can honestly say that it was super cosy. They have 2 radiators within the pods but we actually didn’t switch them on. In the morning, we woke up to have a nice cup of coffee outside and a quick dip in the hot tub as it was still warm from the night before.

Catgill Farm

Things to do when you are there

We were only at Catgill for one night and to be honest, we just wanted to relax, take in the views and get in that hot tub, so we didn’t really explore as much as we would have liked. This is definitely an excuse for us to go back but maybe for 2 nights this time. Catgill have a whole list of things to do on their website, from lovely Yorkshire walks, to visiting the nearby towns such as Ilkley, Skipton and Addingham, click here for the full list.

Catgill Farm

Catgill Farm

If you have ever thought about visiting Yorkshire before and you are wanting to go glamping or camping, I couldn’t recommend this place more. We are already planning our next trip for next year and I can’t wait. I left Catgill feeling super relaxed, happy and just grateful for this experience. Thank you so much to the lovely team at Catgill for taking care of us during our stay and introducing us to their countryside paradise.

 

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13 Comments

  1. 16/10/2020 / 5:39 pm

    Ok I have never been interested in camping but clamping I am totally here for! This place looks incredible and your photos are gorgeous ~ saving this post for all your recommendations 😍

    Han // http://www.behindthefalselashes.com xo

    • doorwaysanddresses
      Author
      16/10/2020 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks so much Hannah and thanks for reading. I knew that you would love this, it was such a magical place. πŸ™‚

  2. Byron
    16/10/2020 / 7:40 pm

    Looks like you and Gaza had so much fun, enjoyed the read and can’t wait to possible go glamping when we visit in the future. Love Byron, Mia and Isla

    • doorwaysanddresses
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      16/10/2020 / 8:44 pm

      It was so much fun Byron, we had the best time. Thanks so much for reading and whenever you guys come visit, we shall make a plan to go to Catgill πŸ™‚ xxx

  3. 17/10/2020 / 9:50 am

    Looks like a fab weekend πŸ˜€ I love the photos!

    • doorwaysanddresses
      Author
      19/10/2020 / 5:21 pm

      It was an incredible weekend Jennie, wish I was back there now πŸ™‚

  4. Clarissa
    18/10/2020 / 11:48 am

    This looks so gorgeous and I’m glad you two had such a good time. I’m swooning at both the outdoor and interior views! When I was living in the UK, I definitely did not take advantage of seeing the English countryside.

    http://thesydneysider.com/

    • doorwaysanddresses
      Author
      19/10/2020 / 5:21 pm

      Gorgeous views right? I could seriously live there, it was another level. Whenever you return to the UK, definitely check this place out. It was so beautiful xxxx

  5. 18/10/2020 / 4:27 pm

    Have loved seeing your pics from the glamping trip, so gorgeous! It looks amazing and super cosy! xxxx

    • doorwaysanddresses
      Author
      19/10/2020 / 5:22 pm

      It was incredible Hannah. I could live there. I love glamping so much, wish reviewing glamping pods could be my full time job haha

  6. Bridgett Chappell
    20/10/2020 / 9:23 pm

    Looks absolutely amazing sis, so glad you and Gareth had a fabulous time, pictures are awesome, something me and Robin will definitely have to try in the near future. xxx

    • doorwaysanddresses
      Author
      21/10/2020 / 11:23 am

      It was such an incredible trip, you guys would definitely love Catgill. We will definitely be heading back there next year πŸ™‚

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