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Catgill Farm – Camping and Luxury Glamping

The Catgill family run farm is set in a magnificent setting in Bolton Abbey. You will find yourself surrounded by picturesque views of the lush, rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and a fantastic location with loads nearby to keep the whole family entertained. Since opening its doors in 2014, the campsite has become a firm favourite and has proved to be a massive hit whilst retaining much of its original charm. It is easy to see why, named "one of Britain’s top 5 coolest campsites" by the Telegraph. 

What makes a stay at Catgill Farm – Camping and Luxury Glamping unique?

If you're searching for a luxurious stay you're not going to find better glamping than at Catgill Farm where the owners seem to have considered every detail. Choose between their woodland-themed bell tents or timber pods - both of which are truly unique spaces, set in a remote area on the edge of a mature forest with overhanging trees. Each tent and pod has it's own outside area that is smartly designed to enjoy the wonderful views. So whether you are relaxing in your private hot tub, kicking back in the lounge chairs, toasting marshmallows around the fire pit, or enjoying a family meal from your spacious dining table you will be spoilt with some of the finest Yorkshires scenery as far as the eye can see. 

Timber Pods There are no ordinary timber pods! Designed by the owner Oliver, who is also an architect, these are no ordinary pods, they are bigger than most and totally tailor-made. Fully isolated with central heating, all the facilities and the equipment in these spacious wooden pods rival the best of holiday cottages. They can comfortably sleep up to 6 people and include an ensuite, a kitchen, free WiFi, Netflix TV, sofa, dining table, and kids' bunk beds. When the day turns to night, dim the lighting to create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere where you can really unwind.

Bell Tents There are two giant luxury tents that are fitted to the very highest standards and share their own private toilet and showers for those that prefer and under canvas experience. These bell tents have everything you need, from cooking equipment to fairy lights and hot water bottles. They can accommodate up to 4 people with a log burner, heater, large driftwood bed and futons for the little ones. They have a sink with running water, wireless internet and electricity! This option brings all the joys of camping with all your comforts and creates a happy and relaxed atmosphere for the whole family.

What is there to see and do at Catgill Farm – Camping and Luxury Glamping?

A Walkers Paradise The farm is a mile from Bolton Abbey and you can find hiking route for every age and skill from there. The Dalesway footpath leads through picturesque villages like Ilkley, Burnsall and Grassington along the Wharfe River. 

Cycling The farm is situated in the immediate vicinity of many popular cycling routes, including the popular Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire, which offers a great place to explore Yorkshire. If you're more interested in mountain biking, the farm is only 1 mile from the nearest bridleway which leads to miles of off-road biking and the challenging hills of the Dales.

Nearby Pub The Devonshire Arms is a 15-minute walk along a wonderful country path. Book your dinner at 'The Dev' in either the Brasserie or the Burlington Restaurant and you will be picked up by them from Catgill and/or driven back for free!

Forget the Car Close to so many attractions during your stay, that you could forget about your car. Just a 2-minute walk will take you to the Hesketh Farm Park and a 10 minutes walk to the popular Bolton Abbey, River Wharfe, and stepping stones. Both incredible days with lots of activities to keep both kids, dogs and grown-ups occupied.

Stargazing One of the UK's designated Dark Skies areas is Yorkshire Dales National Park. Catgill Farm is on the borders of the national park and is located well away from light emission areas.

Back To Nature The farm lies on a small country lane, away from the hustle and bustle, and it is only possible to hear the sound of the birdsongs and the hoot of a nearby owl. Explore your well-being in a calm and relaxing environment.

Shop No matter how hard you try to remember, there is always something that is forgotten! But don't worry, there is a little shop at reception for anything you might have forgotten.

Other Information

Also available at Catgill Farm is Camping! Choose between ehu or non-ehu pitches all within easy reach of a large, high-quality toilet and shower block with plenty of hot water and a kitchen wash-up area with 3 communal fridge freezers. For non-ehu pitches choosing your own pitch on the day is all part of the fun and wherever you choose you will be sure of an amazing view.  The Ehu pitches are pre-booked and are located in some of the best parts of the campsite. Keep warm and toasty around the fire pit (available to hire from the reception) while the children spend hours burning their energy in the small stream and woodland that flows through the camping grounds. A natural and safe playground, this campsite is perfect for families.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Facilities & information


Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Woodland walks

Linen included

Towels included

Electric heating


Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)



Arrival information and directions

Address: Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, Bolton AbbeyBD23 6HA, United Kingdom

Car parking for the glamping accommodation is within the farmyard and located approximately 50 metres from the pods and bell tents.

There is a bus service that is operated by Dales Bus that stops at Bolton Abbey. It runs from Ilkley to Grassington. The bus stop is around 10 minutes walk from the farm.

The nearest train stations are Ilkley and Skipton which are both around 15 minutes drive.

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