Masham Tourism Business celebrates Rural Award
Bivouac at Druid’s Temple, the camping and walking destination that opened in April this year, is celebrating following the announcement that they have won the Tourism Award (sponsored by Dales Holiday Cottages) at the Dalesman Rural Awards. Following a building programme costing in excess of £800,000, that included the restoration of two barns and the development of a new car park, Bivouac opened for business in the week before Easter with café, reception & shop, bunk barn, eight yurts and six hand built woodland shacks. Since then, Bivouac has received national acclaim, including reviews in The Guardian and Sunday Times Travel Supplement, and future plans for this summer include the creation of three natural Dales meadows in the surrounding fields and community events that include Forest School in the holidays and café music evenings.
“We are really delighted to have been awarded the Tourism Award by the Dalesman, which recognises our commitment to creating a unique holiday experience that respects the landscape and supports the local community.”, commented Sam Hardwick who, with his wife Beth, managed the build programme and now runs the site and team of 18 staff. The development has also been supported by Swinton Estate, which owns the nearby Druid’s Temple plantation, where day and resident guests are able to enjoy walks around the 18th century folly and woods, and enjoy views of the surrounding Dales.
Press enquiries : Felicity Cunliffe-Lister : 01765 680944 : email@example.com
Notes for the Editor:
- Caption for attached image : Geoff Cowley, MD of Dales Holiday Cottages/Hoseasons (sponsor of the Tourism Award) with Beth and Sam Hardwick at the Dalesman Rural Awards held at Utopia, Broughton Hall.
- Please advise if you would like a larger version of this image
Book Accommodation Online Now
Thank goodness the sun has now come out and we seem to have finally put winter behind us! The Parkland has burst into bloom with clouds of blossom and a colourful carpet of daffodils and bluebells around the trees.
The Walled Garden is also getting going, with bright tulips swaying in the breeze and home grown asparagus bursting forth. Asparagus is at its most delicious when eaten closest to home, so dishes featuring home-grown asparagus are now on all our menus, including the bar and lounge. The garden furniture is out and soon it will be time for afternoon teas on the lawn and evening drinks on the terrace at sunset. English summertime at it’s best.
Please click here if you are making plans for 2013 and want to see our Events and Activities Calendar to book a cookery course, themed lunch or family event. Our inspirational Themed Lunch and Dining Experiences page includes Wine Appreciation Lunches, with talks and tastings led by our new sommelier David Borwick, together with our Gardening Lunches, which include a talk and tour with garden designer Susan Cunliffe-Lister.