York Holiday
Cycle Stop

Glamping comfort in the countryside close to York

Winner of the 2019 Eviivo Awards - Budget accommodation with a Twist
Winner of Lateroom's 2017 award for Best Countryside Hotel in UK
Shorlisted for Visit York Tourism Awards 2020

Stay in charming glamping pods set among landscaped gardens in gorgeous countryside just outside the historic York.

Enjoy a great night's sleep in comfortable and peaceful accommodation, warm and cosy pods whatever the weather and our glamping site is the perfect base for you to explore beautiful York and North Yorkshire.

Non-Cyclists welcome! But for those on two wheels we are just 1.5 miles from the Way of the Roses Cycle route and are the only accommodation option in the region specialising in catering for cyclists. Check out our suggested rides.

Come visit us, experience glamping and share our passion for York, Yorkshire and cycling!

Only 10 mins drive / 4 miles from York's Historic city centre. Visit the Minster Cathedral. Walk the medieval bar walls, see The Shambles (Diagon Alley from Harry Potter), Visit top attractions like the York Dungeons (Waxworks), Jorvik Viking centre, National Railway museum, Elvington Air museum, The Chocolate Story and much more.


Dear guests we are reopening from Monday 17th May 2021,

Book online, by phone or by email. Feel free to call us if you have any questions or concerns about holidaying in these uncertain times.

We already pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the pods and facilitates but we're working hard to develop our cleaning regimen so our guests can enjoy their stay with peace of mind.

We already used an NHS approved cleaning fluid for cleaning the pods in addition to this we have purchased a UVB sterilising lamp of the same type they use to sterilise operating theatres and surgical equipment which will be used on the pods after guests check out so it is ready for you.

For bookings going forward standard cancellation terms and conditions will apply to all bookings. For those looking for flexibility and reassurance we offer a tariff with free cancellation until 7 days before arrival.

We believe that glamping style holidays are an especially good idea at the moment, fresh air, open space and sunshine are some of the best ways of avoiding corona-virus.

We hope you'll come stay with us soon.
~ Ben

Please do not book more than two pods, call us to discuss group bookings.


Eco-Pods are for two people and have two Single beds that convert into a King Size Bed, bring your own bedding/sleeping bag or hire separately from us.

Eco-Pod Plus

Eco-Pod Plus are for two people and have a standard double bed, bedding and towels pictured are included.

Our Pods

Relax in our cosy glamping pods, they are secure and comfortable year-round and accommodate two adults.

All pods come with two single beds, which can be made into a king, a warm heating system, full insulation and an electric kettle, and Free WiFi access.

Surf the internet from the comfort of your pod and throughout the site with totally free WiFi access.

You can choose either to bring your own or rent our luxurious bedding for just a little extra.

Free WifiFree Parking (1 per pod)Bicycle Locker

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions and for more photos and guest reviews see our Facebook Page..

Please do not book more than two pods, call us to discuss group bookings.


Phone: +44 (0)7834 257985 (Reservations 08:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday)

What3Words helps to make locations more accessible. You can use the below links on the what3words website or free app to find us.
Site entrance: ///bunny.abode.bombshell

Please do not book more than two pods, call us to discuss group bookings.

Bicycle Rides

York Holiday & Cycling Stop is just 2km from the National Cycle Network Route 66, which cuts across from the West coast in Lancashire to the East coast near Hull

Downloadable route maps for nearby rides.

We have:
Secure cycle storage containersCycle wash area
We don't offer bicycle rental ourselves but we recommend Cycle Heaven.

How to Reach Us by Bike

Please do not book more than two pods, call us to discuss group bookings.

Terms & Conditions

The person making the booking is responsible for the conduct of all the individuals and visitors in their party.
Booking Confirmation
Bookings are taken in advance and are only confirmed in conjunction with a valid debit/credit card. Invalid card details, or if we are not able to take a deposit/pre-authorisation at the times specified on your booking confirmation may result in your booking being cancelled.
Once a booking has been made and paid for cancellation may be subject to a charge, where applicable this will be shown at the time of booking and on your booking confirmation.
Cancellations must be made or confirmed in writing. Bookings made via an agent e.g Booking.com must also be cancelled via the same agent.
We will endeavour to accommodate any changes that you wish to make to your holiday once booked.
Should circumstances beyond our control force us to cancel your holiday then we will either offer you a full refund of any monies paid or make alternative arrangements for another time.
Bookings are accepted in the name of the person on the booking form and are not transferable.
Some periods, for example over weekends or Bank Holiday periods, may be subject to a minimum stay. This will be indicated in the on-line booking system.
York Holiday & Cycle Stop is a family-friendly facility primarily aimed at couples/families/small cyclist groups booking short stays in York. Bookings of larger or single sex groups may or may not be made at the manager’s discretion.
We reserve the right to decline or terminate the booking of any customers whose party’s behaviour may be or come to be a nuisance, danger or annoyance to others. In such instances no refunds will be offered. With this in mind our policy is not to accept large group bookings or bookings made for celebratory parties.
The proprietors are relieved of responsibility and financial liability in the event of any pod or accommodation facility, in good faith, not being available owing to circumstances beyond our control. In such an event the deposit and balance of booking already paid will be refunded and every effort will be made to find similar alternative accommodation.
We recommend that you take out some form of Travel Insurance of your own so that your trip can be insured.
York Cycle Stop is for holiday/recreational stays only. We do not provide accommodation for work purposes, nor for long stays.
The proprietors are relieved of responsibility and financial liability for any goods left behind after departure, although every effort will be made to forward any articles left subject to any reasonable charge.
When making a booking, please provide accurate information regarding the type of accommodation required and the occupants visiting, so that we can allocate a suitable pitch. If you have a particular pitch preference we will do our best but cannot guarantee your choice.
Data Protection
The information supplied on the booking form will be stored on our computer systems for administrative and marketing purposes only. This information will not be passed on to any third party without your prior consent. - From time to time we may contact you with news and special offers exclusive to our customers; if you do not wish to receive such information please let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does check-in open?
14:00 hrs – 18:00. If you would like to arrive earlier and leave a vehicle or arrive later please let us know in advance. For arrivals after 18:00 we arrange self-check-in.
What time is check-out?
10:30. We ask for your cooperation so that we have time to prepare the pods for the next guests.
Can I check-in early or check-out late?
This is not something we currently offer though you can always arrive early and leave your car/belongings at York Holiday & Cycle Stop to then explore York, before returning to check-in later.
Do I have to prepay for my booking?
Payment terms and cancellation terms vary depending on where and how you book so check when booking or on the confirmation you received but payment will always be in advance rather than on arrival.
Can I get to you by Public Transport?
There is a bus service with a stop on the Stamford Bridge road on the edge of Holtby village and we are a ten minute walk away through the village.
What should we bring?
We suggest:
Towels (don't forget your wash bag too!)Sleeping bags, duvet, pillows, etc.A torch or lantern may come in handy for late night trips to the loo! (Though there are lights)A cool bag or box (There is a small fridge in the shared kitchen).Sensible shoes for walking over the grass to the pods
Optional services (priced separately:
Bedding (Duvet, pillow-cases, linen)TowelsDisposable BBQs
What arrangement are the beds?
The Eco-Pods all have two single beds that pull out and convert into a king size bed.The Eco-Pod Plus have a standard sized double bed.There is no room in the pods for additional beds, cots etc.
Can we bring children?
The pods are designed for two people, they do not have room to accommodate an extra bed or cot. The Eco-Pods do have King sized beds though so we are happy for couples to bring a single under five year old child with them so long as they are happy to share a king size bedThe Eco-Pod Plus is only suitable for a maximum of two people.
Are there cooking facilities?
Yes, we have communal cooking facilities in our amenity block. We also have an area that is a dedicated location for cooking with a BBQ or gas stove.
Can we BBQ?
Yes, we have dedicated area for BBQs, this is the only place we allow BBQ’s. It is important to keep such fire away from the pods. You can bring your own small BBQ and we sell disposable BBQs on site.
Is there a TV in the pod?
Is there WiFi?
Yes we offer free WiFi, it’s available inside and outside your pod.
Is there a Noise Restriction/Lights Out policy?
Please be considerate of other guests. Keep noise low at all times, switch off music after 22:00 and keep noise to a minimum at all times.Respect the village location and keep disturbance to a minimum when coming or going from the site
Can I bring a dog?
Sorry, no.

Please do not book more than two pods, call us to discuss group bookings.

Top10 Attractions
#1Minster CathedralEurope's largest gothic cathedral
#2The ShamblesHistoric street featured in numerous films including Harry Potter
#3 The Bar wallsMedieval walls are the UK's most complete city walls and a great (free) way to see the city
#4National Railways MuseumGreat for kids and rail enthusiasts, good in all weather
#5Jorvik Viking CentreTravel back in time, encounter the Vikings!
#6Ghost WalkYork is the UK's most haunted city, be brave..
#7York DungeonsWaxworks with gripping professional storytelling from York's dark past..
#8Betty’s Tea RoomFamous, classic, traditional Tea Rooms, try to book in advance..
#9York’s Chocolate StoryLearn interesting history, make chocolate, eat chocolate, all good..
#10Elvington Air museumLarge collection of unique historic planes on an authentic WW2 airbase
FoodDistance (Miles)Cycle Time (Mins, Approx)Opening Times 
Agar Arms, Warthill, YO19 5XW0.85Currently Shut 
Cross Keys Pub, Dunnington, YO19 5NG1.69  
The Duke of York, Gate Helmsley, YO41 1JS2.310Currently Shut 
Dunnington Pizza (Delivers) YO19 5PN, 01904 4885362.310Mon-Fri 15:00-23:00 
Butterfields (Hot Sandwiches) YO32 9TG2.411Sat 08:00-13:00Mon-Fri 07:30-15:00
The Three Cups, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1AX3.21412:00-23:00 
Balloon Tree Farm shop and Cafe Gate Helmsley YO41 1NB2.511Farm shop: 09:00-18:00Cafe: 09:00-17:00
Deans Garden Centre Cafe Stockton-on-Forest, YO32 9UE2.110Mon-Fri 09:00-16:30Sun 10:00-16:30
ShopsDistance (Miles)Cycle Time (Mins, Approx)Opening Times 
BATA Garage1.8908:00-20:00Sun 10:00-18:00
Costcutter, Dunnington, YO19 5QT1.71007:30-21:00 
Dunnington Pharmacy, YO19 5PN1.71009:00-18:00 
Coop, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1AF3.416