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Kip & Nook

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· Darlington, England
250 acres hosted by Ben R.
6 motorhome pitches
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Adult-only campervan site with hot tub pitches in North Yorkshire

Kip & Nook is about as hip as Hipcamps come, offering cool campervanners a grown-up place to stay in the North Yorkshire countryside. We say “grown up” because it’s adults only but this place is certainly full of fun. Park up here for the night and you can soak in a private hot tub or head to the bar to play table tennis and pool surrounded by vintage cars, motorbikes and neon signs. You can have pizza for dinner, join a yoga class or book a session in the sauna and ice bath. And if you need to work or work out while you’re here, there’s a co-working space and a gym on site as well. This is, as the owners say, a modern take on camping.

Those are all the extras and what sets this site apart, but let’s take a look at the basics. There are six gravelled pitches here; three of which (The Kip, The Nook and The Tees) have hot tubs. The others are "standard" pitches but as standards are high, all have water, electric hook-up and wifi. As it’s a boutique little place, no one is far from the contemporary facilities block which offers a couple of sleek modern showers, flushing loos and washing-up sinks. There’s a chemical disposal point too. The hot tubs have some screening so you can soak in relative privacy but otherwise separation is provided by low fences only which means everyone can enjoy the backdrop of farmers' fields stretching as far as you can see. 

Most of what’s in view is part of Pinkney Carr Farm, the 250-acre estate on which Kip & Nook is found. Guests are welcome to wander designated routes around the farm – and there’s plenty more good walking nearby. The banks of the River Tees are one option and there’s the whole of the Yorkshire Dales National Park stretching away to the west. Raby Castle, Richmond and Bolton Abbey all offer places to visit on days out and there are lots of good food options to tempt you to dine out and about. We reckon try them at lunchtime as evenings are best spent right here in Kip & Nook’s on-site bar.

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4 Ratings · 4 reviews
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Michael C.recommends
April 17, 2024
The Nook
Fabulous
We stayed in The Nook pitch with hot tub and sunset view, lovely private area, pizzas were lush and so was the morning coffee and treats. Dogs were accepted in the Workshop too. We will return.
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Emily G.recommends
March 13, 2024
The Kip
What an experience, 100% recommend!
Kip & Nook is such a cool campsite and had so much to offer during our stay! It was such a unique experience and we could not recommend it enough. The host greeted us on arrival and was so welcoming. The whole team there really made us feel at home. You could spend days here and not feel any need to leave as there is so much to do. We played pool, ping pong, had cocktails & pizzas and topped it off with an experience in their Kirami Sauna. The outdoor sauna experience was £45 and was worth every penny! This was the highlight of our stay along with the private wood-fired hot tub. We will definitely be back!!
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Sam D.recommends
January 5, 2024
The Albert
Epic place. Great views, friendly people, fantastic views and the best sauna/ice bath experience I’ve had to date. 10/10 recommend to a friend
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Chloe S.recommends
July 22, 2023
The Nook
Perfect 🙌🏼
Views over the fields, great space for my roof-tent! I had an amazing couple of days at Kip and Nook! Facilities here are perfect, everything that you need and so much more! Cannot wait to come back and stay at The Nook!
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Darlington, 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 Ben R.Joined in March 2023
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Adults Only Camper van site! A modern take on camping, Kip & Nook welcomes all... from regular campers who enjoy being outdoors to guests who prefer a little more luxury in the new camper van site. Take your pick between the trusty standard pitch, supplied with water and electricity. Or if you want more, there are two ultimate pitches equipped with a luxury wood fired hot tubs (The Kip and The Nook). The Toilets and Showers are located at the top of the camper van site, so you won't have a long walk on a cold morning to take a shower! Wi-fi at the pitches and within the communal areas (The Workshop, Co Working Space, Shop) Electric and water supplied to the pitches The Workshop / Pizza Restaurant on site with Bar. The Workshop is such a cool venue which has a ping pong table, pool table and darts board! We serve coffees in the Workshop, you can enjoy these while sitting by the log burner! Yoga Studio, we have regular classes a week (4 at the moment) and we offer private yoga sessions for couples Lots of walks to do on site Dog Friendly
Nearby attractions

Kip & Nook is in the North Yorkshire countryside just five miles from Darlington. It’s a location that’s not far from the River Tees whose banks offer some lovely walks. Many of North Yorkshire’s most popular attractions are easily visited from here with the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park just over 10 miles away. At Richmond (12 miles) you can explore the market town, Richmond Castle, Easby Abbey and Richmond Falls. The medieval Raby Castle and surrounding deer park is a similar distance away and Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum are just a little further (14 miles). Thorp Perrow Arboretum is another lovely place to while away an afternoon (just over 20 miles) and Durham with its cathedral is also within day-tripping distance (30 miles).

Food and drink

The Workshop is the cool on-site bar at Kip & Nook. Breakfast is served until 10am on weekdays, 11am on weekends – with a menu featuring avo on toast and Biscoff French toast alongside full english breakfasts. Hot and cold bar snacks are available all day and there are pizzas in the evening. If you want to dine out, there are some swanky options for a special meal just a few miles away. Try Middleton Lodge or The Bay Horse in Hurworth for modern British fine dining (both 7 miles). The Devonport (10 miles) at Middleton One Row is also recommended and has a good menu of pub classics served in its restaurant and dog-friendly bar. Closer than that, The Fox Hole in the nearby village of Piercebridge also has a good menu and does great roasts on a Sunday. In Darlington (five miles) Salt is recommended for hearty, comforting street food. If you want to cook for yourselves, head for Piercebridge Organic Farm Shop (three miles) for the best local produce.

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