A: Acorn Glade is an adults-only romantic retreat. So, the old saying goes….’two’s company, but three is a crowd’. Therefore, we encourage guests to enjoy the peace and quiet ambience away from children. Our business insurance prevents us from including any children, this is also because we have a lake, which, for some children could be dangerous if they are unsupervised.
Q: Can I bring my well-behaved dog?
A: we are a wildlife site and we have to take ecology very seriously. Therefore, to encourage nesting Kestrels, Owls, Bats, Geese, Ducks and our Alpacas our policy is to kindly ask that you do not bring any pets on holiday as they can disturb the natural wildlife. There is Storwood Kennels www.storwoodkennels.co.uk situated 1.7 miles away 4 minutes by car £18 per night or £30 for two dogs.
Q: Does all accommodation have toilets?
A: Bluebell Log Cabin has its own eco toilet, which is a ‘green’ composting toilet. There are no toilets in Rose log cabin or Poppy yurt however they are situated less than 50 paces away from the amenity block (called the Chicken Shed). There, you will find toilets and showers for your convenience.
Q: What facilities do you have for the disabled?
A: There is a semi-ambulant washroom (with a regular height Shower, toilet, wash basin) However, due to the rustic nature of the site we have no access ramps to the amenity block and accommodation. The foot paths are either grassed or have bark chippings and are uneven. We do have a policy for guide and caring dogs.
Q: Do you have hot tubs?
A: we don’t have hot tubs because we are unable to empty them safely without the chemical filled waste water entering the natural water course on our site. What we do have is a wonderful lakeside break away from it all.
Q: Where are the nearest places to eat?
A: the Melbourne Arms (our local) is in the village which is only 10-minute walk from us. ( it may be wise to pre book for lunch and dinner) Other than that, there are a vast number of places to eat, even a Chinese restaurant who will deliver. The details of all of these are displayed in the Chicken Shed for your perusal on arrival. We have a gas BBQ for your use too, for that lovely open-air breakfast, lunch and dinner with a covered eating area. Supplies can be bought from the local village store or Sainsbury’s and Aldi are four miles away in Pocklington.
Q: Do you have WiFi?
A: We don’t, so you can choose to put the devices down, be in the moment and relax. Of course, you can still use the mobile network at Acorn Glade 4G is quite consistent, but sometimes intermittent. There are phone charging points via our solar panels in all the accommodation. You may like to bring a power pack if you have one.
Q: Can I stay for 1 night?
We offer a minimum of two-night stays, although most guests wish they had booked for longer and often return for week long breaks. Check-ins are on Mon, Wed, & Fri. We can offer you a three-night stay (Fri, Sat Sun) where Sunday night is discounted.
Q: We don’t have a car; can we get to Acorn Glade?
A: Yes, this is the taxi company we recommend and we have negotiated a fare for you to get from and to York. From the station to Acorn Glade, it will be £28 OW. From Acorn glade to M&S in the city centre it will be £27 OW. We will give you the code to quote. Streamline taxis www.streamlinetaxisyork.co.uk 01904656565. Alternatively, you can get a bus to Pocklington and then a cab using a local taxi company, please prebook though. We strongly advise you to check all train and bus timetables prior to travelling.
Q: Can we bring our bikes?
A: there are some fantastic cycle routes around this area for all levels of ability. We have some cycle maps and, of course, you can make up your own routes. We have the facility for you to lock your bikes by the chicken Shed.
Equally, if you are a motorcyclist there are some wonderful roads for motorbikes around here and going over to the coast via the Yorkshire Wolds.
Q: What’s included in the Glamping? What do we have access to?
A: All accommodation has a king size bed, Hypnos hotel quality mattress. You have log burning stoves with plenty of wood, a basic gas ring for your morning tea of coffee, indoor and outdoor seating and tables. Bluebell has a separate composting toilet. There are covered eating areas as well as picnic tables dotted about the site. We ask that you don’t bring your own cooking BBQs or firepits. You have full use of the gas BBQ already sited at Acorn Glade . The chicken shed is fully equipped kitchen all you need to bring is what you want to eat and drink. We have a picnic hamper you can hire for the day too and fill it with your favourite nibbles and drinks. You can use the rowing boat, feed the fish, meet the wallabies (pre book £10 for you both) we suggest bringing a torch, wellies, waterproof clothing and layers. Perhaps a good book that you’ve been meaning to read.
Q: Are there any good walks from Acorn Glade?
A: There are some gorgeous circular country walks directly from our gate including the beautiful Pocklington canal and wetlands bird reserve. We have maps etc. available.
Q: Do you offer fishing?
A: Acorn Glade is a private fishery, exclusive to guests staying with us. The lake is well stocked with still water fish: Carp, Hybrid Carp, Rudd, Golden Rudd, Barbel, Bream, Tench and Eel. Your fishing licence needs to be shown to us. It is £15 for the use of the whole lake.
Any further questions, don’t hesitate to call us on 01759319151