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with a 2 night minimum stay
At Acorn Glade, the ethos is based on 'eco' or 'green-living'. As we believe strongly in conservation, your holiday experience is driven by renewable energy, from solar panels for electricity to air-source hot water. Additional lighting is powered by romantic solar fairy lights in all units. The log cabin Yurts and Gypsy Wagon have solar lighting and USB mobile phone charging points. To conserve water, all toilet sinks and showers are fitted with push-down taps and the Log Cabin has an eco-friendly composting toilet. There is also a woodland replanting scheme in operation with any trees which have been taken down for health & safety reasons replaced with new ones. Contact us directly if you require mobility assistance on-site.
Wildlife & Rurality:
The open still water and woodland area of Acorn Glade is a designated Local Wildlife Site. Within this wildlife haven you may see migrating birds, wild fowl, dragonflies and damselflies, as well as fish and amphibians.
For those wishing to wile the time away, there is an abundance of fish within a small unspoiled still-water course fishing lake (day fishing pass available upon request, however, you will require an official rod licence, available from your local Post Office).
For avid bird watchers, there is a dedicated bird watching hide nestled in the woodland area and a variety of bird nesting boxes located around the site.
About Acorn Glade (a brief history):
The village of Melbourne dates back to the 9th century being recorded in the 1066 Domesday Book. The Acorn Glade site has been around for many years too. It was owned for a long time by the The Diocese of York until the 16th century when it was purchased by Melbourne Hall. In the early 1800's a Brick & Tile Yard existed on the site (one of two brickyards in Melbourne) and was called Plantation Grange. They extracted clay to make locally sourced bricks over a 65 year period. These bricks were used to construct many of the bridges of the Melbourne section of the Pocklington Canal (opened in 1818) and these bricks can still be seen today. Later bricks were transported by barge for use in the town of Pocklington.
The lake at Acorn Glade is a result of water from an underground spring filling the largest of the old clay pits. Thereafter, we believe the Acorn Glade grounds and lake were possibly used as a recreational location for Melbourne Hall in around 1886. There was a iron girder bridge across the lake to the island (as part of the bridge supports have been uncovered at the far end of the lake).
In late 2013 work commenced to create an idyllic off-grid glamping business on the site of the old brickyard. In mid 2014 the Acorn Glade brand was born. It started off with Bluebell Log Cabin, plus Poppy & Daisy Yurts. In 2015 Acorn Glade was awarded the status of local wildlife site (LWS) by East Ridings of Yorkshire Council recognising the ecological importance and nature conservation. In late 2015 Rose Gypsy Wagon was purchased. Then it took 4 months over the winter to totally renovate her. Rose was added to the glamping portfolio in the Spring of 2016.