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Luxury pod glamping in the Yorkshire Dales, set on a working farm with a pub across the road
Coxons Farm takes glamping up a notch, providing an idyllic home-away-from-home with no tents in sight. Located in the picturesque, sprawling Yorkshire Dales, this small site features just two pods positioned next to each other, making it an ideal spot for small families or couples taking a break away together. This is a prime location for those looking to be pampered campers with scenic sights right on their doorstep — not to mention a popular local pub a stone’s throw away for a tipple or two.
Coxons Farm’s state-of-the-art luxury wooden pods are nestled in the 420-acre land of the titular farm, a family-run affair that breeds lambs and cattle. You’ll be able to get up close with the animals, too, given the pods’ proximity to a field in which the cows graze — enjoy your morning coffee alongside the livestock, fenced off right next to a picnic bench you can use for outdoor dining.
The pods provide cosy accommodation from which to explore the Dales, ensuring a relaxing time no matter the weather with their double-glazed, fully-insulated design, complete with underfloor heating for those chillier nights. You needn’t worry about shared amenities here, with everything included in your pod for a laid-back time, including a bathroom, comfortable double and sofa bed, and a TV — there’s even contactless check-in to further exemplify how little effort is required from guests.
While the views are enough to make many want to stay on-site — there’s nothing quite like opening up your pod door each morning to rolling hills stretching out as far as the eye can see — Coxons Farm is well-positioned for a variety of scenic walks, with some famous tourist destinations only a short drive away. Malham Cove and its auditorium-esque cliff formation is close by, perhaps most recently famous for its appearance in the Harry Potter movies, while you can truly get lost in the Bolton Abbey estate with its gorgeous scenery. Fortunately, if you want to stay much closer to home, you’ll be pleased to learn that you’re mere yards away from the popular local haunt the Devonshire Arms Inn at Cracoe, a really lovely cosy pub with great food, great staff and a focus on locally sourced food. It all makes for an easygoing slice of countryside life, ideal for those who want the kind of views you can only get from camping, without any of the fuss.
Skipton, North Yorkshire, England, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Tom C.Joined in June 2021
7 Ratings · 6 reviews
February 6, 2024
Relaxation, even in a strom
We arrived and inhaled deeply, put the underfloor heating on and put the kettle on? or did we have a beer?
Either way, it was just what we needed. It was a lovely break, with a great location and a great host.
We took our 5-year-old son, who had a great time.
It was windy and rainy and stormy, and we were all cosy inside.
The sofa bed is comfy, as is the bed.
We'll be booking again, just us - so we can truly appreciate the tranquillity it offers without the added parenting.
October 30, 2022
Great facilities and location, really good value.
October 29, 2022
Set in a beautiful location with views of rolling hills, the farm and sheep, the location was idyllic. Absolutely all our needs had been anticipated in the pod which was spotlessly clean, perfectly equipped and very stylish too. A wonderful few days spent very peacefully - exactly what we wanted!
August 29, 2022
Glamping not camping
What can I say. Everything was perfect, the pod was quite small as expected but had everything we needed and it was all quality stuff. The setting is lovely and you could just sit and look at the views all day, we didn’t, too much to do in this lovely area. The memory of our short stay will be with me always.
July 29, 2022
Really great 2 night stay in the pod. Lovely, clean space with gorgeous views in a good location. Check in was seamless and we enjoyed eating outside, playing games and toasting marshmallows round the fire pit. The little touches were appreciated, posh crisps, tea and coffee supplies and milk in the fridge, the binoculars and games were unexpected and enjoyed. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Thanks for the birthday bunting too 😊
Fish & chips at the pub close by was great too, although they sell out quickly as they’re in demand for the fresh haddock!
October 11, 2021
The pods were fantastic: the view across the dales were breathtaking and the pods were so comfy. A lovely little bit of luxury. The little touches added by the owners (dominoes, jenga, milk and snacks) really made it very special. Thank you!
From the host
Located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Coxons Farm Glamping pods is set on a traditional working farm. With plenty to do right on your doorstep and stunning views across the rolling hills of the dales, our luxury pods offer comfortable accommodation for those wishing to relax or explore.
Our village of Cracoe boasts a farm shop, traditional dales pub and two cafes. Local attractions such as the impressive Malham Cove, the market town of Skipton and the 3 peaks are amongst an endless list of attractions in easy driving distance.
Guests will be treated to a variety of picturesque walks right on their doorstep. There are footpaths leading to Malham Cove, a stunning curving cliff formation looking out to the village of Malham, which can be reached in a 30-minute drive. The Bolton Abbey Estate (01756 718000) is a 20-minute drive away, at its heart the Priory Ruins and Church, with the land’s history dating back to 1154 when it was gifted to Alice de Rumilly, the Lady of Craven and Skipton. Here you can also skip along the sixty stepping stones that cross the river, or trek to the waterfall in the Valley of Desolation — named as such after a storm tore through the area in the 19th century, but now offering a picturesque spot to relax near the water. Stump Cross Caverns (01756 752780) are a 20-minute drive away, an ancient natural cave formation beneath the Yorkshire Dales for visitors to explore, along with a bookable private dining experience and private cinema on their grounds. Further out, you can get to Brimham Rocks (01423 780688) in a 40-minute drive, a National Trust site with uniquely eroded rocks dating back some 325 million years ago.
Food and drink
The Devonshire Arms at Cracoe (01756 699 191) is right next to the site, with plenty of ales and a kitchen serving traditional, home-cooked pub food sourced locally wherever possible. Cracoe’s Cafe (01756 699005) is also only a two-minute walk down the road, with this popular local cafe and bistro serving food from breakfast until dinner. Jacksons of Cracoe (01756 730269), a family-run farm shop, is also within easy distance, offering tasty produce and seasonal specials such as meats, cheeses, wines, and even kebabs for the barbecue, all a five-minute walk from the site. You can also visit TJ’s Cafe in the shop for tea or coffee. The Fountaine Inn (01756 752210) is slightly further out, a 5-minute drive from the site providing a menu of fresh seasonal produce from across Yorkshire, served to the region’s walkers, cyclists, and explorers.