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Hazel Swan posted this on 30th Mar 2012
Come and grab a coffee in Bivouac’s cafe this Monday! Opening April 2nd…
Bivouac is opening! April 2nd sees our first guests arriving for the kick start of our new business. Alongside our accommodation, comprising of 6 bespoke woodland shacks, 8 luxury yurts and a modern bunk barn which sleeps 12 - we are also opening our brand new cafe/restaurant set in a refurbished barn. We have lovingly put it all together, caring about the detail and feel of the space. The cafe has been designed with recycled, reclaimed and refurbished items.
The main cafe area looks out on to the courtyard (which is a suntrap!) and out the other side there are amazing views of the Yorkshire hills with outside seating and a fire pit for those cold evenings. Upstairs is an adults only mezzanine level with a cosy wood burning stove, perfect for snuggling up with a good book, or enjoying a coffee with friends. Downstairs is our family room, child friendly, with room to play, an ideal place for bringing your small ones to - which leads on to another outside area with yet again, stunning views!
Maybe I am biased, but I for one cannot wait to frequent our cafe, sampling some of the great food I have been tempted with on the menu!
The cafe opens at 2pm this Monday…and will be open all week. Come and check us out!
Hazel Swan posted this on 23rd Mar 2012
So with 10 days to go until our grand opening, things are steaming along on site. In the last week, it has really been transformed, with all the finishing touches going in to place.
Fencing in the courtyard, paintings on the barns, the reception desk, the cafe counter, the kitchen and the gardens are all bringing together the finishing touches to the site.
It’s amazing how far we have come, from all those many months ago when the build began last summer. The weather has been uncannily kind to us so far this year, meaning we have had very little hold ups to the schedule. Amidst this marvellous weather, it has been easy to remind ourselves the beauty of this place when the sun shines upon it.
We’ve all been mucking in and getting involved in all areas of the build to get it ready for our first guests in just over a weeks’ time. Take a look at a glimpse of what the courtyard area between the shop and cafe currently looks like…we can’t wait for you to see it for real!
David Sorley posted this on 14th Mar 2012
Win a beautiful photographic print…
David has been around and about taking photographs of our site the old fashioned way… Film, not a memory card in sight.
We have three of David’s prints to give away. To be in with a chance of winning one of the three 10” x 8” prints, you need to answer the following question:
What is the name of the man who built the Druids Temple folly?
Clue…The answer can be found by having a nosy around our website.
The three winners will be announced on Friday 23rd March. Your information will not be used for any other purposes than the competition entry. Only one submission per person.
Hazel Swan posted this on 08th Mar 2012
For the last 7 days we have had 60 volunteers come along and totally transform the Bivouac site battling through snow, wind and rain and a few rainbows…we can’t thank them enough…
We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all the volunteers who have been up to help us at Bivouac in the last 7 days.
Together we achieved amazing things - to name a few…a great fence up in the woodland (built in the snow and very wet rain!), erected all the bunk beds, made shoe racks, painted and decorated the shacks, painted furniture, designed and made a hot tub area, kitted out the yurts, painted a wonderful tree mural in the cafe, painted the toilet block, painted the utility and staff area, tiled the showers in the shower block, organised storage areas and created some great wood stores (and lots more).
We couldn’t have done it without everyones’ help! We are so grateful for the time and effort everyone gave us over the last 7 days.
We look forward to welcoming you through the doors of Bivouac next month!