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Rufus' Roost

Husthwaite - North Yorkshire

The stuff of childhood dreams - with an enviable forest location and outdoor log-fired hot tub, its a truly magical Yorkshire retreat

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
£275-375 per night
Please note that the miniumum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book...

Rufus' Roost is owned and managed by Barney Smith.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Barney Smith.

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  The Highlights...

  • With the glorious log-fired hot tub you get to take in the wonderful Yorkshire views from one of the best seats in the county!
  • An impressive boardwalk zigs zags through the gorgeous 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.
  • 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.

  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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday (with a two night minimum stay).

  The Detail...

Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales with stunning views over the White Horse of Kilburn, Rufus Roost is a truly whimsical hideaway. Built amidst the forest of a Medieval Manor, its 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 the last twenty years. Their hard work shows in the abundance of wildlife in the local surroundings. Add to this, cosy interiors and a large terrace complete with an outdoor log-fired hot tub and you know you are onto something very special.

A fabulous boardwalk zig zags through the forest to deliver you to Rufus Roosts 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, youll be welcomed by an open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. With character by the bucket-load, you cant 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 bedrooms (two doubles and a bunk on the mezzanine). All promise a great nights 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, woodland BBQ and firepit, theres plenty of opportunity to flex your outdoor cooking prowess. After dinner it would be rude not to take advantage of the glorious views from the log-fired hot tub.

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 youre done discovering, theres a fabulous indoor den to delve into. Accessed by a slide (naturally), theres 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. Its such a great room, youll almost be wishing for rain.

The local area has lots to explore too. Although it feels like youre 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, youre only 17 miles from York with its remarkable gothic cathedral, winding Medieval streets and bustling cafes.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games room
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Cot
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Computer games console
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

LBA - 45 mins by car

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Midweek Prices
Low 275
Mid 300
High 325

Weekend Prices (Friday to Monday ONLY, no two night stays available)
Low 325
Mid 350
High 375

15% discount for seven night bookings

Changeover days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.
Monday to Wednesday & Wednesday to Friday
Friday - Monday
Monday to Friday

2 nights minimum, we are unable to offer 1 night stays.

Check in Time is 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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£275-375 per night
Please note that the miniumum stay for this property is 2 nights

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Rufus' Roost is owned and managed by Barney Smith.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Barney Smith.

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