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Ultimate Lakeside Glamping Getaway!

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· Driffield, East Riding Of Yorkshire, England
5 acres hosted by Kingfisher Lakes.
10 glamping pitches
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Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home in nature at some pitches — including real toilets, showers, and kitchen.
Best in North East England: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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Wildlife abounds at this family-run site in East Yorkshire with lakeside safari lodges, yurts and log cabins

Set between two large lakes, there’s no special prize for guessing how this glamping site got its name. The place is a wonder for wildlife. Resident kingfishers can be spotted by the quietest of campers and herons sometimes appear on the water's edge. The glamping accommodation is even named after some of the residents here, with the Dragonfly Dream Safari Lodge in honour of the colourful creatures that dance around the lakes.

In terms of what’s on offer, the glamping area, located just off a quiet country lane and surrounded by mature willow trees, is well equipped and ideal for groups and families. Comprised of a handful of safari tents and yurts, each abode comes complete with proper beds, warming wood-burning stoves and lighting inside. Each also has access to a covered cooking area and there’s a central, wooden lodge where the toilets, showers and washing-up area are found. If you'd prefer en-suite accommodation, meanwhile, there's a pair of more luxuriously-equipped romantic log cabins overlooking one of the lakes as well as a larger family-sized lodge. All three have kitchenettes, shower rooms and their own wood-fired hot tubs.

While the area is popular with walkers – paths lead directly from the glamping site entrance and deer are often spotted in the neighbouring fields – it’s still the lakes that are most rewarding. You can hire two-person kayaks for a paddle, watch wildlife or simply relax by the water's edge. Further afield, it's a 15-minute drive to the coast where popular beaches are matched by stunning cliff-top walking routes, notably at Bempton, Sewerby and Flamborough.

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20 Ratings · 22 reviews
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Clare D.recommends
August 21, 2023
Hare's Hideout Safari Tent-Sleeps 6
Great stay
The host was fabulous, she gave lots of recommendations on where to visit for a day out and where to eat. The tent had everything you need, and more was available in the lovely community area, including a hob, microwave, and a larger fridge and freezer. The beds in the tent were super comfortable. The bbq and fire pit were great with plenty of wood available. Situated in a beautiful, quiet area with a scenic 30 minute walk to 2 pubs. The food at The Dacre was amazing
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Aleksandras G.recommends
July 9, 2023
Lakeside Safari Tent - Sleeps 10
Good time kayak swim
Very nicely and smartly equipped campsite. We had a great time and took a break from the noise of the city. The hostess is very helpful and kind, I recommend it to everyone
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Mandi G.recommends
August 22, 2022
Sunset Lodge with Hot Tub for 2
Total relaxation
We had a lovely few days at Kingfisher Lakes. I can’t remember a time I was so relaxed. Very peaceful surroundings. Our lodge was lovely. Very clean and nicely set out. The view over the lake was beautiful. We will definitely be going back. Highly recommend
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Lyndsay G.recommends
July 31, 2022
Family Lakeside Lodge with Hot Tub
The cabin we stayed in was beautiful. It was clear no expense had been spared everything was high quality and immaculate. The view from the lodge was breathtaking. We went for a hen do with 5 guests and the hottub was the perfect size. The owners were really nice and accommodating. I cannot recommend this place enough
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Nicola L.recommends
June 10, 2022
Hare's Hideout Safari Tent-Sleeps 6
A lovely peaceful campsite with excellent facilities. Well equipped shared kitchen area and really clean shower and toilet blocks. We were warmly welcomed to the site by Jo and the tent was fantastic. Really toastie with the log burning stove!
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Jess W.recommends
April 7, 2022
Sunset Lodge with Hot Tub for 2
Me and my partner stayed in willow lodge and were delighted with it! It was lovely and clean, super cosy and cute and the little amenities just added that extra special touch! The hot tub was awesome and super fun to heat it up yourself with access to more logs if we needed. Even before our stay staff were quick to answer any queries and always open for us to get in touch about anything during our stay too. Had a lovely guide round the campsite and given plenty of recommendations with things such as places to eat. The location is out of the way and peaceful and as long as you don't mind an hour drive there's lovely beaches to explore too! Thank you so much for our stay!! We would love to come back with some of our friends later on in the year :)
Location
Driffield, East Riding Of Yorkshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Kingfisher Lakes.Joined in October 2016
From the host
Featured in The Telegraph and The Times UK's 25 Best Glamping Sites, Kingfisher Lakes Glamping has become a much-loved family favourite since 2017. The ultimate glamping & kayaking getaway; nestled in between two beautiful lakes in rural East Yorkshire, you will feel a million miles away from it all in this little piece of heaven! Take a look to choose your ideal accommodation to suit your needs and plan your holiday to be as relaxing or jam-packed full of adventure as you wish. This is a small, family-run site close to our working potato farm so you can expect a friendly, one-to-one, tailored guest experience. Fantastic facilities within the shared washrooms and kitchen area make this an easy place to relax and a hassle-free break. Kayaks and firepits can be hired for you to enjoy as and when you wish throughout your stay; they certainly add a bit of magic in the memory-making department! Or perhaps you’re after some real luxury and a romantic getaway for two in a lakeside lodge with a sublime log-fired Scandinavian-style hot tub Couples, young families, older kids or groups... Whichever best describes you, we’re sure you’ll find your happy place here!
Nearby attractions

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 and 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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