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Rufus' Roost

Husthwaite, North Yorkshire

With an enviable forest location this charming, cosy treehouse truly is a magical Yorkshire retreat.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£363-483 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

Rufus' Roost is owned and managed by Barney Smith.

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The highlights
  • An impressive boardwalk zigs zags through the sycamore, ash and oak forest to deliver you straight to the front door of this magical property.
  • Take the slide down into the den - a great space to unwind. With bean bags, cushions, TV, a games console, movies and a popcorn machine.
  • Enjoy al-fresco dining on the fabulously large terrace - complete with an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven.
  • Relax in the hot tub while you enjoy the spectacular country views.
  • Let the family run free - with plenty of options for climbing, a stream to paddle and a whole forest to explore. And the bat monitoring station takes it to a whole new level.
  • Get a 10% discount at the local pub, The Plum and Partridge.

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You should know
  • For the sake of the wildlife, we ask that noise (including music) is kept to an absolute minimum between 11pm-7am.
  • Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays (with a minimum stay of three nights).

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Eco Credentials NEW!
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Heat pumps / Heat recovery ventilation system

Solar panels

EV charging point

Biodiversity improvement actions

Battery storage

Other green credentials

Biomass Boiler

Energy Performance Certificate rating A

Green Tourism Silver Award

100% green energy supplier

Vehicle-free access

Natural materials replacing modern ones (straw bales, wool insulation)

Hot tub wastewater holding tank

Other environmental award

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Underfloor heating

Motion sensor lightbulbs

Draft-proofed to a very high level

Very high levels of insulation

Recycling of all recyclable waste

All food waste composted

Superior double or triple glazed windows

All energy efficient appliances

Eco cleaning products

Eco toiletries

100% recycled toilet tissue, kitchen rolls, etc

Organic and ethically sourced soap / shampoo

Responsibly sourced firewood

100% local produce in welcome pack

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The detail

Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales with stunning views over the White Horse of Kilburn, Rufus’ Roost is a truly charming hideaway. Built amidst the forest of a Medieval manor, it’s in a spectacular location. With top-draw eco-credentials, the owners ensure that the treehouse has minimal impact on the environment around it - hardly surprising considering the family have been preserving this area for five generations. Their hard work shows in the abundance of wildlife in the local surroundings. Add to this amazing interiors, a private hot tub and a large terrace and you know you are onto something very special indeed.

A fabulous boardwalk zig zags through the forest to deliver you to Rufus’ Roost’s front door. The build itself is spellbinding, with feature windows and turrets to boot - it definitely has a touch of the fairytale about it. Once inside, you’ll be welcomed by an open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. With character by the bucket-load, you can’t help but be impressed by the double height ceiling, modern wood burning stove and exceptional staircase (complete with a bannister constructed solely from branches). The kitchen is well-equipped and gleamingly modern with breathtaking views over the Yorkshire countryside.

There are three double bedrooms on offer, two of which are located on the ground floor and one up on the mezzanine level. All promise a great night’s sleep, with thick duvets and blankets to cosy down under. The bespoke chunky bunk beds are great - and add that special sense of adventure for any little ones.

The magic continues out on the large terrace - the perfect spot for some al-fresco dining. With a log-fired pizza oven, there’s plenty of opportunity to flex your outdoor cooking prowess. And the state-of-the-art air source heat pump hot tub is ideal for a relaxing evening soak as you watch the sun go down over the spectacular view.

Children are well catered for with a whole forest to explore, trees to climb and a stream to play in. And on a more practical level, the thoughtful owners have gone the extra mile, providing a travel cot, highchair, sterilising equipment, and a milk and food warmer for the tiniest of explorers.

Once settled in your new forest surroundings, you are actively encouraged to explore - there are even binoculars and a bat monitoring station to help aid your wildlife spotting. Once you’re done discovering, there’s a fabulous indoor den to delve into. Accessed by a slide (naturally), there’s more entertainment in this room than you can shake a whittled stick at! With bean bags, cushions, TV, games console, movies and a popcorn machine. It’s such a great room, you’ll almost be wishing for rain.

The local area has lots to explore too. Although it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere, you are in fact just a few miles from the market towns of Thirsk and Easingwold. And if you fancy travelling a little further, you’re only 17 miles from York with its remarkable gothic cathedral, winding Medieval streets and bustling cafes. The charming local pub, the Plum and Partridge, is well worth a visit and offers guests staying at Rufus' Roost a 10% discount!

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Baby Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • EV Charging Point
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Games room
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Computer games console
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Netflix
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub
£363-483 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
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Rufus' Roost is owned and managed by Barney Smith.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book directly...

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Detailed pricing info

Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays (3 night and 4 night stays only), plus weekly 7 night stays.

The price for a 3 might stay (Friday to Monday) and a 4 night (Monday to Friday) is £1450.

We do not offer 1-night stays, or 2 nights over a weekend

Check in from 4pm
Check out by 10am

Bookings are for up to six people
Bedding and towels are provided

A damage deposit of £250 is added to all bookings and is returned after departure, (subject to there being no breakages/damage and LEFT AS FOUND is adhered to; i.e. to leave the property in a similar condition as you found it when you arrived; this means making sure all crockery/pots/pans/etc are clean and put away, rubbish taken out and please place used towels and robes in the shower).

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