Walcot Hall Estate

UK England East Midlands Lincolnshire Scunthorpe

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
Glamping with a hot tub and a private bathroom in the grounds of a stately home in the North Lincolnshire countryside

First there was camping, then there was glamping and now there are stately staycations. That’s the best way to describe the holidays on offer at the Walcot Hall Estate which elevate the experience of staying outdoors to another level. Here, in the grounds of a palatial 18th-century stately home, you can wander five acres of landscaped gardens, play tennis on the estate’s court and sip Prosecco over breakfast in the big house.

For the moment there’s just a single glamping pad in Walcot Hall’s small but ancient orchard, so you have this corner of the estate all to yourself. Tucked amid mature apple, pear and plum trees, Apple Blossom Yurt offers a secluded and totally private place to stay with the luxury of a rather nice hotel suite tempered by the outdoor appeal of camping. Inside, there are rugs underfoot, robes in the en suite bathroom and Egyptian cotton sheets on the kingsized bed. But you also get the outside where there’s a hot tub, views of horses in surrounding paddocks and bistro-style seating for dining under the stars. Despite the name, the accommodation here is not a traditional Mongolian-style construction but a lighter, airier Lotus Belle tent with stargazer skylights in the roof. That means you can lay in bed and watch the stars as they begin to twinkle or gently wake as the sun starts to rise over the North Lincolnshire countryside.

The tennis court, swimming pool, gardens and wider parkland are shared if others are staying on the estate. Walcot Hall itself is let as accommodation for large groups and there are plans for a shepherd’s hut, too — but with 27 privately-owned acres, you won’t be jostling for space. In fact, you’re unlikely to see anyone, except perhaps your host. Walcot Hall’s gracious owner, Cindy will welcome you to the site when you arrive up the long drive on day one of your stay and is on hand to help if you need information or one of her lovingly-cooked breakfasts.

It’s the kind of place that, if you’re staying for the weekend, there’s little need to leave, save for walking to the nearby nature reserve to enjoy views across the Humber. Or perhaps to dine out at the Michelin-star restaurant, that’s just a five-minute drive down the road.

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Facilities

The yurt is set up much like a hotel bedroom with a kingsized bed with Egyptian cotton bedding and throws, a flat-screen TV, dressing table, small chest of drawers, hairdryer, slippers and dressing gowns. It also has a fridge and microwave. There is a separate but private bathroom with an en suite shower, sink and toilet. Outside the yurt has a private hot tub and guests share access to a small overground swimming pool, a tennis court and the five acres of gardens surrounding Walcot Hall.

Suitable For

Glampers – yes. Campers with their own tents, campervans, motorhomes or caravans – no.

Nearby

Alkborough Flats Nature Reserve (01652 657053) is just a 13-minute walk from the site situated at the confluence of the Rivers Trent and Ouse. There are lovely views and lots of birdlife including egrets, shelducks and reed buntings. Another nice place to see wildlife, this time of the woodland variety, is Normanby Hall Country Park (four miles from the site) where an elegant Regency hall is set in 300 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens. In the summer there is a small petting farm and there are playgrounds, lakes, a Stableyard café, a gift shop and a Go Ape treetop adventure park. For more history try the charming market town of Barton upon Humber (11 miles from the site). It has independent shops and restaurants as well as museums and historic buildings including St Peter’s Church and the Wilderspin National School Museum (01652 635172).

Food & Drink

The Paddocks Tea Room (01724 721642) is half a mile from the site, a 10-minute walk away, and a great place for a freshly baked cake or lunch. For a pub lunch or dinner, The Butchers Arms in West Halton (two miles away; 01724 735550) is the closest option and offers masses of charm and character. Alternatively other recommended options are the Riverside Restaurant (01724 721504) at Burton upon Stather, three miles from site, The George Hogg (01724 732 270), which is five miles away, and gastropub, The Hope and Anchor (01652 635334) in South Ferriby, eight miles away. For a special meal out, try Winteringham Fields (01724 733096), a Michelin star restaurant just five miles away with a range of superb dishes made using local produce.

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The Owner Says

Set in five acres of landscaped gardens and 27 acres of private land, Walcot Hall is a stately home. Located within the grounds of Walcot Hall, Apple Blossom Yurt is a luxury yurt that sleeps two. With ensuite facilities, flat screen TV and private hot tub, this is the perfect location for your upcoming staycation. Come and enjoy the simplicity of being outdoors in our luxurious, secluded, glamorous and romantic location.

Accommodation

A single Lotus Belle tent with a hot tub and an en suite bathroom.

Apple Blossom Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, complete with luxurious bathroom with ensuite shower, heritage porcelain pedestal sink and toilet.

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Location

Contact Walcot Hall Estate, Walcot Hall Estate, The Orchards. Walcot Road, Near Alkborough, North Lincolnshire DN15 9JT

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Getting There

From Scunthorpe or Barton upon Humber take the A1077 to Winterton. Turn off heading towards Alkborough, West Halton and Whitton. Turn left in West Halton heading to Alkborough. At the T-junction in Alkborough turn left towards Walcot. The hall is on the left before the bend, through the black wrought iron gates. If those are closed, continue on to the side gates around a couple of bends.

The nearest train station is at Scunthorpe, 12 miles away. From there, you can take a number 60 bus to Alkborough from where Walcot Hall is a 10-minute walk.

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