The Hideout House Company create a range of unique outdoor living space including the new Hobbit Style Glamping Pod. The first of these pods is currently sited at the Award winning Camp Katur. Nikki from yorkshirewonders.co.uk recently visited the Hobbit Pod on behalf of Juggling on Rollerskates to check it out..here’s the verdict!
Price: From £117 for 2 nights
Sleeps: 2 people
Location: Kirklington, North Yorkshire
The Hobbit Hide at Camp Kátur in North Yorkshire is a beautiful, romantic, yet quirky glamping pod. I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan so the idea of staying in a Hobbit Hide really appealed to me. The hide is made all from wood with large round doors that open up into a snug glamping pod.
Nestled inside you will find a cosy double bed for two, complete with cushions and hot water bottles. At the back of the hide there is a very cute round window giving a lovely view of the woodland beyond.
As the night draws in you can switch on the fairy lights to enhance the romantic atmosphere as well as lighting the bedside lanterns. Camp Kátur is off grid, which means no electricity at all, so candles and fairy lights are going to be your only light (but it’s the only light you will need), and who doesn’t look better by candlelight, right?
On the porch you will find a bistro table and chairs, idea for sipping champagne as the sun sets and your dinner cooks al fresco on your barbecue. There is also a fire pit to keep you toasty after sunset too.
The Hobbit Hide does not have its own loo, but there is a communal toilet and shower block not too far away where you can freshen up. You’ll find the communal kitchen and eating area in the same spot. There’s also a large pizza oven that is fired on certain nights. Before our visit we received an email asking if we would like to book our place at ‘pizza night’. Each pizza would be £10 and we could choose what toppings we wanted and have it cooked for us. The communal eating area is well laid out and an attractive spot to pass some time. You can also hire the wood fired sauna or hot tub for a really decadent evening.
If you fancy a pub meal while staying at Camp Kátur, there is a local pub, The Woodman Inn that will send a taxi to collect you and you only pay for the return journey. The wardens at Camp Kátur tell me this is a very popular option with the glampers. Camp Kátur is lovely peaceful woodland site and the Hobbit Hide is the very cutest of glamping pods and an ideal romantic break away from it all.
With thanks to Simon from The Hideout House for organising Nikki’s visit to the Hobbit Hide for the purpose of review.