The new North Star Club is unique glamping, nestling within 500 acres of native English woodland in the peaceful Yorkshire Wolds. Inspired by the legendary American Great Camps and suffused with Yorkshire country style, it blends beautifully into the untamed forest setting. The result is a ruggedly cosy and indulgent woodland escape, the perfect getaway from the pressures of 21st century living. This isn’t a self-catering experience, we have too many great places to eat nearby! We can however deliver a BBQ pack to your suite or you can have food hampers delivered by arrangement.
This is a fabulous place for a romantic weekend break as well family breaks or corporate groups as the accommodation is flexible, with some suites sleeping up to 6 people. This is a British forest holiday with a difference, forget the crowds, over used facilities and boring commercial woodland, discover instead a beautiful native forest with huge bio diversity.
The Club has only 8 private and well spaced woodland suites, decorated in a modern rustic style, these each have a large veranda, cosy sitting room, large bedroom and indulgent spa style bathroom. Close by is The Woodshed, a communal chill out area with an outdoor fire pit and oodles of natural woodland beyond. If you want a unique alternative to a country house hotel then come and break free, slow down and truly unwind – you won’t find a more enchanting place to do it …
North Star Club founders Christian and Carolyn Van Outersterp are multi award winning designers, (Christian a former landscape architect and Carolyn trained in Fashion). They’re best known for having revolutionized the contemporary fireplace market, (their iconic Firebowl was exhibited at the V&A) and creating CVO Firevault. This unique restaurant bar in central London gained a cult following and was described by Time Out as “one of London’s 10 best kept secrets”
UNIQUE WOODLAND SUITES
Eight unique woodland suites to choose from, all inspired by the people and places of this fascinating county, they all have a cosy sitting room, large bedroom with a wood burner and comfy kingsize bed and of course a spacious bathroom. With the impressive bedroom, bathroom and sitting room these versatile suites are perfect for couples and if you can’t leave the kids at home some can cleverly accommodate up to 6 people! Corporate groups and posh hen parties are also welcome at the North Star Club.
Sitwell, Amy Johnson, Moon Suite, Woodville all feature
- Large covered veranda
- 2 Bedrooms
- Sitting room with sofa bed
- Cosy woodburner
- Spacious bathroom
- Small fridge
- Gas fired BBQ
Rose, Howard and Atkinson Grimshaw Hideaway Suites are for if you’re looking for something a bit more special.
This gorgeous suite has everything the Hideaway Suites have but with a copper bath and the addition of a lovely, private, infra-red sauna – the perfect indulgent retreat!
While it’s essential to have your own intimate space you may also want to take advantage of The Woodshed – our communal relaxation space. Snuggle up with a book by the fire with tea, coffee and homemade cake all based on an honesty system. Purchases from here can be added into the honesty book, under your name and suite number and then settled up at the end of your stay. Outside you’ll find our canopied campfire, perfect for chilling and stargazing in all weathers.
FOOD AND PLACES TO EAT
Yorkshire is famed for its fabulous food heritage and we’re blessed to have a range of fabulous places to eat around the Club. The award winning Star @Sancton (on our doorstep) is a fine local pub run with heartfelt passion by chef Ben and his partner Lindsey. The Star @ Sancton, is just a few minutes’ drive from the Club, or 20 minutes’ walk if you’re keen! They serve delicious, locally sourced food (a world away from “pub grub”) and local micro beers in a relaxed and cosy environment. This fine pub is devoted to sourcing and using local produce and much of it comes from their own allotment garden and orchard. We have teamed up with Chef Ben to offer delicious Yorkshire suppers delivered straight to your suite.
Why not take advantage of some of our pampering treatments during your stay. You can enjoy a range of treatments in your very own spa style bathroom. Being able to tumble straight into your own bed for a quick snooze, or have a luxurious soak in your tub, makes this a really blissful experience. Ruth is our Beauty Therapist with over 8 years experience working in a Health Spa & Beauty Salon. Ruth is Elemis trained and specialises in Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage and offers beauty treatments and pamper packages using CND & Temple Spa products.
If you’re yearning for the great outdoors then this is a truly fabulous part of the country to visit, we’re nestled into the Yorkshire Wolds, in what’s become known as “Hockney country”, where our most famous living artist lives and works. We’re located just outside the village of Sancton.
We have gathered together a list of our favourite activities for you to try, everything from Polo to shopping. In fact there’s so much to see and do around the Club that you may want to stay a while longer …
- Polo – we’re blessed to have the White Rose Polo Club on our doorstep and Polo is our number one activity
- Wolds Gliding Club
- Golf at The KP Club an 18 hole championship course
- Allerthorpe Park for Watersports
- Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Yorkshire Food Finder who organise gourmet tours around the region
- Sledmore and Burton Agnes Hall Country Homes
- The Races at York or Beverley
- The wildly romantic coastline of Flamborough Head
- Market Town of Beverley and City of York
Woodland Suites – sleeping up to 6
From £125 for 1 night (Sundays only)
From £175 for 2 nights midweek
From £425 for 2 night weekend
From £325 for 4 night midweek
From £575 for 3 night weekend
Hideaway Suites – sleeping up to 6
From £145 for 1 night (Sundays only)
From £225 for 2 nights midweek
From £490 for 2 night weekend
From £375 for 4 night midweek
From £595 for 3 night weekend
Star Suites – sleeping up to 6 people
From £165 for 1 night (Sundays only)
From £295 for 2 nights midweek
From £525 for 2 night weekend
From £425 for 4 night midweek
From £625 for 3 night weekend
From £750 for a full week (Fri-Fri)
Groups and Parties Welcome and we are also available for Woodland Weddings