Description of Glamping Units
This unique luxury accommodation is based in Melbourne, England, in the United Kingdom, and can accommodate 18 guests. Inside, guests will find 18 Japanese-style sleeping pods and two full bathrooms. Each of the sleeping pods contains a single bed with a thick foam-based mattress, a storage compartment for personal belongings, and a power socket. Blackout screens are also available for additional privacy, and each pod comes with a pillow, a duvet, and bedding.
The property has two decks, with 14 pods on the top deck and four pods on the lower deck, the latter of which can be converted into a lounge with comfortable seating. In the lounge, guests will also find a refrigerator and a coffeemaker.
In each of the two full bathrooms, guests will find a shower, an environmentally-friendly vacuum toilet, and a sink with warm water and motion sensor taps. Skylights fill the bus with ample natural light.
Outside, guests can extend their living space with an eight-meter-long, waterproof awning, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as outdoor dining and lounging. If guests are staying at the glamping site, rather than having the bus delivered to a location of their choosing (see the 'Location' section for more details), they will also find a barbecue grill and picnic tables for cook-outs. Read More
- Dining table
- Fire pit
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Private bathroom
- Running water
- Tea kettle
- Towels provided
- Twin/Single Bed
In the rental, guests will enjoy a lounge, air conditioning, skylights, a rotating flat-screen television, a refrigerator, a coffeemaker, and two full bathrooms with vacuum toilets, showers, sinks, and warm running water. The accommodation also features an eight-meter-long covered awning that can be used as a space for dining, socializing, and relaxing. At the glamping site, guests will also enjoy a barbecue grill, picnic tables, and open spaces on which they can play cricket and rounders.
- 24-hour management
Pets and smoking are not permitted.
This property has a refundable damage deposit of £700.
Location + Surroundings
Based in Melbourne, England, just outside of the city of York, this one-of-a-kind accommodation can be delivered to a location of the guests' choosing—one possibility being a woodland glamping site in Melbourne, privately owned by the hosts. The site is full of tall, peaceful trees, and it provides areas in which guests can walk, bike, picnic, and play cricket and rounders.
Attractions in the area include the Burnby Hall Gardens, the Allerthorpe Common nature reserve, the Bishop Wilton Wold park, and the Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve, where guests will find a variety of ecosystems to explore, including flood meadows, grasslands, and woodlands, along with many species of birds to spot. The site is situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, where guests will find the 80-mile Yorkshire Wolds Way—one of only nine National Trails in England. This site is a 25-minute drive from the city of York, and it is only 10 minutes from Pocklington, where guests will find a variety of restaurants, pubs, and cafes. For a cup of tea or a bite to eat, guests will also find the Pig in the Willow Cafe just five minutes down the road. The site is about an hour from Leeds, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More
- If the guest cancels at least 7 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a full refund.
- If the guest cancels within 7 days of check in: The guest will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay.
The property can be hired for weddings and other special events, with venue sites available for them as well. Those interested should contact the host for more details.
- Bird watching
- City tours
- Wildlife viewing
The activities that guests can pursue will depend on the location to which they have the bus delivered. Assuming that they want it delivered to the glamping site described in the 'Location' section, they can pursue a range of outdoor activities at the site and in the surrounding area. At the site, they can walk and bike through the woods, play rounders and cricket in the open areas, and have a cook-out with the barbecue grill. Around the area, guests can enjoy the outdoors at the Burnby Hall Gardens, the Allerthorpe Common nature reserve, the Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve, and the Bishop Wilton Wold park. They can also go hiking on the almost 80-mile Yorkshire Wolds Way. To the west of York, they can kayak and canoe on the Wharfe River and the Washburn river. In nearby Pocklington, they can enjoy a variety of restaurants, pubs, and cafes.