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Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 19th May 2013
At Bivouac we offer our guests a unique holiday experience - luxurious rustic shacks, romantic yurts or a cosy bunk bed in our camping barn. We always welcome walkers and day trippers to share our breathtaking views, tuck into our delicious cafe food and visit our converted farmhouse shop. At the heart of Bivouac is our team, making it a place that people want to visit again and again. We are currently recruiting for a couple of vacancies, please see below for more info!
Passionate about food?
The gorgeous Bivouac cafe is looking for a jolly good cook or two to join our lovely team. With a new menu about to launch, a fresh wave of Biv charm and enthusiasm, could this be the right place for your creativity to be released?
Call Zannah or email her for more details.
Tel: 01765 53 50 33
Fancy joining our bank team?
We are also recruiting dedicated, friendly people for our Change Over Team (bank positions available). We would love to hear from you if you think you have what it takes to join us!
We are looking for staff to join our House & Change Over team which is responsible for the refreshment and preparation of our accommodation and site for the arrival of new guests.
We have a number of bank positions available. You will need to be hard working, enthusiastic, able to work in a team and be available to work primarily on Mondays and Fridays.
Experience is desirable, but not essential as full training will be given.
Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 30th Mar 2013
We went for a great day out at Hackfall on a Woodland Printmaking Course
Bee and Sanna went on a wonderful woodland printmaking course. We are both involved in craft activities with children at The Bivouac and this course was truly inspiring.
We went on a snowy walk around Hackfall, learning from Woodland Trust’s Paul Mosley about how to enhance children’s experience of nature. One particularly interesting thing we learnt from Paul is how to make a Journey Stick: take a stick along with you on your walk and attach treasures you find from your walk to the stick (using rubber bands or wool). This is to remind you of the trees and sights you have past and to map your journey.
We also learnt a variety of print making techniques from Hester Cox: monoprinting; plasticine printing; foam printing; sun printing; relief collagraph. We especially enjoyed making old-style photographs on the beach by using sun paper, sunshine and river water.
Bee and I are now buzzing with creative ideas and ready to share all this lovely outdoorsy artiness with children in the Bivouac Cafe, the druids woods and in storytelling sessions on Thursdays.
Read more about what you can do at Hackfall on their website with loads of up and coming events there is sure to be something for you! http://www.hackfall.org.uk/
Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 27th Dec 2012
It was gorgeous up on the hill for our boxing day stroll.
We had a great turn out for the walk up and around Druids, good to see some familiar faces as regular café customers, Christmas shack guests & first timers up to Bivouac all got in the mix. There was no need for all the new Christmas scarfs, gloves and hats…so mild (12 degrees!).
Sam led the walk to find the hidden chocolate coins and hedgehogs, not sure who got the most coins, but competition was strong! Everybody had worked up an appetite & after the walk everybody headed for the café where the kitchen had produced some amazing pies for the occasion as well as a seasonal vegetable soup with the obligatory sprouts yum, yum!!
We are now looking forward to an afternoon of board games on Thursday & Friday in the café
See you soon
Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 21st Dec 2012
The fires were roaring, the Crooner was crooning, and the marshmallows were toasting (good work Sam!) as good Christmassy fun was had by all at the Bivouac Christmas Craft Weekend.
Brenda’s pom-pom’s and Bee’s pottery decorations drew crowds of young and old alike, whilst Druids Tipple on draught flowed plentifully from the courtyard.
Tim’s special Christmas Event menu was enjoyed by the many visitors, the Sausage Casserole and the Vegetable Chili being particularly praised, and festive gingerbread men and mince pies kept any customers (and café staff!) smiling.
Tiny tots and some not-so-tiny members of the species listened intently as ‘Dangerous’ Brian Gregg spun tales of wonder and magic down in the family room. Children snuggled down into enormous bean bags and were served with the traditional Nativity story, alongside English folk yarns and tales from Africa.
Up on the mezzanine fingers became wonderfully messy with Zannah, our talented artisan bread maker, and her rustic edible treats, and the Biv was overrun by superheroes, fairies and other fantastical creatures as Erin daubed faces with paint and glitter, the proceeds of which went to Florrie’s Play Park.
There was also….
festive hot toddies, roast chestnuts, traditional candle making, Christmas cake, giant chelsea buns, fish and chips, and much, much more! check out the pics and reserve space in your 2013 calendar for next year’s truly magical Christmas event!
Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 18th Dec 2012
The baby change/disabled toilet is having a new look for 2013.
Jon Cambuel, an incredibly talented local artist from Masham is creating a truly beautiful piece of art on the walls of the baby change/disabled toilet. He’s created a design, pencilled in intricate detail his vision on the walls and he’s now beginning to add touches of colour.
It really is a must see, so next time you are passing by make sure you call in for a look even if you don’t require the ‘facilities’. From the barn owl to the field mouse there is so much to look at and spot peering out from the walls. Watch this space to see Jon’s progress of the artwork.
Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 05th Dec 2012
Do these beautiful winter days bring out the creativity in you?
Next time you are with us here at the bivouac, why not bring your camera and try and capture something special, enter our great new competition and be in with a chance to win a midweek stay in one of our amazing yurts.
Spend a frosty morning in the woodland waiting for that perfect shot, or why not involve the children and get them to hunt out natural treasures.
Discover the abundant wildlife we have here at the bivouac, or why not try your hand at making the stunning views your own?
For a chance to win a fabulous prize of a mid-week off peak Meadow Yurt break please send your entries to:
Just a few simple rules…..
Photographs must be taken on our site here at the Bivouac (including woodlands and Druids temple)
Closing date for entries is 30th April 2013.
You happy for us to use your entry in our promotional material
Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 25th Oct 2012
Do you love our homemade cakes and want to take one home with you?
Just let one of our cafe hosts know which cake you love, when you want it and our very talented chef Tim, will do the rest!
Tim is currently making these cakes to order:
Carrot & Walnut
Chocolate Truffle Torte
From £15 a cake.
So if you’re having a party, marking a special occasion or you just want to indulge, make sure you remember to order your Homemade Bivouac cake.
Cakes made to order are subject to availability, minimum of 5 days notice is usually required so we can source all the yummy ingredients!
Emilie Mcdermott posted this on 13th Oct 2012
The mornings are turning crisp, the leaves are beginning to fall and we’re all looking for our favourite woollies, winter is certainly on it’s way! This gets us thinking about the festive season and the big question hanging over Christmas of what to get everyone!
So we thought we’d give you a helping hand with our Biv Wish List!
1. A beautiful toiletries hamper filled with Bivouac hand lotion, handwash and towel all wrapped up and filled with scented flowers and popcorn! Gorgeous. From £20.
2. A Bivouac Bread making course with the family. Courses can be booked in advance for groups, just contact reception. From £15pp
3. Essential Body Maintenance Massage – 60 minutes of pure pleasure, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated. Massages from £45.
4. An alfresco hot tub – enjoy being lovely and warm whilst watching the world go by - well the fields and spectacular views! £60 per day.
5. The Bivouac Gift Voucher – available in £10, £25 & £50 which can be redeemed against accommodation, used in the café, towards and event or activity or spent in the shop! Always useful for the one that has everything!
6. We’ve even got socks – some are thermal and some hand knitted From £4.95.
We hope this gets the festive juices flowing – oh and just to let you know we will be offering a gift wrapping service too!
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