Beautiful rolling countryside. Wild rabbits hopping around. Birds chirping in the trees. No electricity. Peace, quiet and a proper chance to get away from reality.
This scene is not typical for me but it’s one I recently really enjoyed during a two night trip to Camp Katur in Yorkshire with my boyfriend.
I can count the amount of times I’ve been camping and glamping on one hand, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but was super excited for our stay.
We arrived after a relaxed drive through the north Yorkshire countryside and parked up our car in a lovely forested area, before being directed towards the Geodome we’d booked for our stay.
A popular choice at Camp Katur, the Geodome is, as the name suggests, a dome. It sits on the edge of the forest and comes complete with private kitchen, bathroom and shower room in little sheds beside the accommodation.
Inside the Geodome there was a comfortable double bed, cute decorations and a log burner. With no electricity on the site, everything is solar, gas or wood powered.
The setting was perfect, with a gorgeous meadow to the front and forest to the back. There was a little decking area with a BBQ and fire pit outside the dome.
On our first evening, I whipped up my first ever camping meal- gnocchi with beef ragu and plenty of Parmesan. We enjoyed our dinner with a few beers and sat by the log burner, playing Uno and enjoying our surroundings.
The following morning, we got up early and headed to the nearest little town, Bedale to grab breakfast. We wandered around the town a little, before heading back to camp.
Our afternoon was spent walking, playing badminton, reading and just generally relaxing.
Nothing exciting and certainly not our usual type of break but it was bliss. With no electricity, we barely used our phones and it really felt like we got away from everything and enjoyed quality time together.
During the evening, we headed to a local pub for dinner and so my boyfriend could watched the England game on TV. The food was delicious and to be honest I was glad not to have to cook. The kitchen we had was well equipped but I can’t say I’m a fan of cooking on a little gas camp oven. Plus, when in holiday, I like to eat out and try different restaurants anyway.
After dinner, we headed back and toasted marshmallows on the fire pit outside over a few drinks and more card games.
The couple of days away was exactly what I needed after a busy few weeks. Whilst I have to admit I’m not a glamping convert exactly (too many creepy crawlies), it was an amazing and unique experience.
The staff at Camp Katur were great and the Geodomes were super cool.
For those used to camping, I’d highly recommend booking a stay. If you like your home comforts, I’d suggest a one night stay might be best!
Camp Katur has a number of different accommodation options, including Bell Tents, Safari Tents, Hobbit Holes and even an adorable retro caravan named Betty. There’s also a Go Ape type place next door to the camp that offers high ropes, quad bikes etc.
Next stop, Budapest!