Lily Pad Yurt

UK England North East England East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Kingfisher Lakes

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
This yurt with a log-burner makes for cosy glamping in this special lakeside spot in rural East Yorkshire.
  • A modern yurt-style tent furnished with beds and a log burner
  • BBQ for use by tent and covered fully-equipped communal kitchen
  • Pitched on a deck that's perfect for al fresco dining

The Owner Says

Lily Pad Yurt is beautiful inside and out, sleeping up to four people with a large bed, two single sofabed futons, and plenty of storage for a restful, hassle-free camping trip. All your cosy bedding and blankets are provided.

Yurts are a unique place to stay, feeling surprisingly spacious inside, traditionally used as nomad dwellings and basic social habitation, the round structure facilitated a community feel.

About Kingfisher Lakes

Suitable For

Families, couples and groups – yes. Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

Many local beaches including Fraisthorpe, Bridlington and Hornsea, while the larger seaside spa town of Scarborough is 50mins away by car. Stunning coastal areas including Flamborough Headland with its many coves and caves, as well as Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve. A 30–40 min drive gets you to Hull. The UK City of Culture in 2017 boasts a bustling marina, charming Hepworth's Arcade and the recently regenerated Humber Street. The latter is now a music and arts hub on the site of the historic fruit market where your host family first started selling the farm’s potatoes many years ago!  Other attractions include the numerous museums and galleries, plus the iconic Humber bridge. En route to Hull, the town of Beverley is a lively market town full of stylish, independent shops and restaurants. Home to one of Europe's finest Gothic churches, Beverley Minster (01482 868540) and also plays host to a well known folk music festival every summer (01377 217569), while Skidby Windmill (01482 848405), half way between Hull and Beverley, is Yorkshire's last working windmill and provides tours between 10am – 5pm. Closer to home, the canal that runs through Leven and Driffield makes for lovely walking and narrow boat tours are available.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of great places around Brandesburton village to eat. Bert’s Bistro (01964 541809) is a very popular venue for everything from coffee and cake in the morning to a special evening meal – fantastic food with an Italian twist. For a good pub (with massive food portions) try The Dacre Arms (01964 542392). It's a good option for a weekend cooked breakfast too.  The New Inn Leven (01964 542223 and The Duke of York (01964 500300) offer decent pub grub. In Brandesburton there is Costcutters (7am–8pm; 01964 543480) and village store (6am–8pm). Archers Deli (01964 541544) is the local’s favourite for sausage rolls, pies, freshly made to order sandwiches and sweet treats, while In Leven (the next nearest village) there's Charter’s Butchers (01964 543480).

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Rated ★★★★★ over 14 reviews

★★★★★

Family friendly, fun & relaxing!

We would highly recommend anyone a trip to Kingfisher lakes. The facilities there are spotless and we even had our own allocated toilet and shower. The kitchen area has everything you could possibly require. The two lakes are beautiful and kayaking is a must! The kids loved the freedom of being able to explore the area while I was safe in the knowledge that it was completely secure from roads etc and that they couldn't venture off to far. The little reception hut has plenty hidden toys under the counter which was a lovely wee touch aswell. The tent its self was cosey and the beds were comfy and you almost didn't feel like you were camping once you were in them. Brilliant location for exploring nearby beaches lots of secluded beaches for more rustic feel or just an hour drive to Scarborough for your traditional British seaside with donkey rides and the arcades plus there's lots more in-between. We would definitely love to return to Kingfisher lakes both with the family as the new family cabin looks fantastic, but also just the two of us as the smaller log cabins on the second lake look gorgeous. Either way we will definitely be back. *****
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Quiet log cabin on a beautiful lake

We just had a most wonderful stay , we were midweek so it was very quiet. Most of the time having the whole place to ourselves . We had a beautiful log cabin with hot tub. Jo was so welcoming, showing us around , even giving us a kayak so we did not need to blow up ours. The hot tub was even ready for us when we arrived and my first time using a wood fire one and it was so much easier than expected. So many lovely details like the fairy light inside and outside and what a view , from sunset to sunrise, comfy bed and amazing shower. We had everything we needed and it was so pretty. They even went out of their way to help us with our flat tyre. Lots of fab local places to visit (we did beverley, coastal walks, saw puffins, the beaches ...) As it was very quiet i asked for permission to swim in the lake, as i had my wetsuit and buoy with me , it was wonderful to do so first thing every mornings.
★★★★★

Wonderful Magical Place

My husband and I have just returned from a trip with our daughter and we have had the most wonderful time. We stayed in Lily Pad yurt and hired a kayak. We had the warmest welcome with some lovely touches - a log fire warming the yurt and some birthday bunting h. Jo couldnt do enough for us and was helpful in every way. The location is fantastic. We travelled to the coast and saw Puffins at Bempton Cliffs, we had a lovely brunch at Berts and made use of BBQ in the evening. The lakes and surrounding area were stunning. All the facilities were incredibly clean, lovely hot showers. There is literally nothing negative to say! We didnt want to leave.
Jun 23, 2021 by Julia Jones Verified Review
★★★★★

Amazing

We have just returned from our second trip to kingfisher and it certainly won’t be our last. We visited with a group of friends and the children and adults all loved it in equal measure. The site is like a little haven with the cutest and comfiest accommodation. We kayaked, played rounders, sat around the campfire toasting marshmallows and laughed lots. The beach is only a short distance away and there is a lovely little village nearby. Jo really couldn’t do enough for us and we can’t wait to go back 🏕🥰
Jun 15, 2021 by Laura Casey Verified Review
★★★★★

Fun family break

We had a wonderful Bank Holiday break in the starry skies yurt. The kids absolutely loved it. The yurt was cosy and comfy and had everything we needed. The owl neighbours were great fun to watch. We hired a kayak and had fun paddling around the lake too. Jo was very welcoming and we enjoyed the walk to the village she recommended. It was everything we hoped for from our first family glamping trip. It won't be our last!
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Location

Kingfisher Lakes is located at Corner Farm, Burshill, Brandesburton, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 8LY

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Getting There

If using Sat-Nav use this postcode: YO25 8NA

From South: From the M1, take the M18 towards Doncaster/Hull, then the M62 east to Hull/York/Goole, this road then becomes the A63 towards Hull. Take the A1034 towards Market Weighton/South Cave, then follow signs for Driffield/Bridlington. Then take the A1035 (A165) towards Hornsea/Bridlington. Turn left at the Roundabout into Leven village, going all the way through it, then take the first left (Hempholme Lane) – this is on a sharp right hand bend so is easy to miss, so if you get to Brandeburton village you have gone too far so turn back round. At the end of Hempholme Lane (this is a single track road for most of the way but there are passing places), turn left, then go straight on at the next T-junction, the entrance to Kingfisher Lakes is then 200m on your left.

From North & West (York/Leeds): From the A64 at York, take the A1079 towards Hull, continue on this for approx. 27 miles. After the village of Bishop Burton you will reach Killingwoldgraves roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A1035 (Dog Kennel Lane). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1035, at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A1035 towards Bridlington & Driffield. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1035 signposted Bridlington & Hornsea. Then take the 1st exit at the next roundabout towards Bridlington & Hornsea (A1035). Turn left at the Roundabout into Leven village, going all the way through it, then take the first left (Hempholme Lane) – this is on a sharp right hand bend so is easy to miss, so if you get to Brandeburton village you have gone too far so turn back round. At the end of Hempholme Lane (this is a single track road for most of the way but there are passing places), turn left, then go straight on at the next T-junction, the entrance to Kingfisher Lakes is then 200m on your left.

From Brandesburton village (off the A165 Scarborough-Hull road) take the turning down the side of the village newsagents shop. The road veers off to the right but you take the left (straight on with the play park to your right), follow this road for 2 miles, shortly after a T junction signposted to Burshill/ Baswick (don’t take this one), Kingfisher Lakes is on your left

The nearest train station is Beverley (0845 748 4950) which is a 15-minute taxi journey away. Brandesburton is on the main bus route along the East Coast from Hull to Scarborough.