Rufus’s Roost - Baxby Manor - Yorkshire Treehouse

No ordinary treehouse...

Perched in secluded private woodland, surrounded by tree-top panoramic views you'll find Rufus's Roost. Access to Rufus’s Roost is through the forest on a raised board-walk! Between the two turrets is a large veranda perfect for alfresco dining, complete with a log-fired pizza oven and hot-tub, where you can sit back, soak and take in the views.

Recoup, restore, revive

Rufus’s Roost sleeps up to six people in three separate treetop bedrooms. There is a swish bathroom, modern kitchen dining area with all the mod-cons and a log-burner to cosy up to in the colder winter months.

Outside, a large veranda with log-fired hot tub provides the perfect scene for gazing up at the stars and experiencing the breath-taking rural Yorkshire countryside! For those staying with children, the secret den complete with games console, will be sure to keep them entertained.

Take the tour

Take a virtual walk round Rufus's Roost, explore the space, discover a hidden doorway under the stairs to reveal a wooden slide, Slide down to discover a secret den complete with bean bags, comfy cushions, TV, games console and movies.

Embrace the great outdoors

Discover what Baxby Manor has to offer - Ever wanted to spot a bat? Make use of the bat monitoring station! Make sure you get a closer look with a pair of binoculars. You can use the Beasts, Birds, and Bugs Log to take note of what types of animals you see in and around the woodlands during you stay.

Private chef at the Roost

Let’s face it nobody likes to think about what to do for dinner when on holiday! That’s where Mark Westaby Divine Catering comes to the rescue, by preparing and most importantly delivering meals straight to your door for you to enjoy.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 double bed

Bedroom 2

1 double bed

Bedroom 3

1 double bed

We provide all bedding and towels. So you just need to bring yourselves, and your food and drink.


  • Hot Tub 
  • Pizza Oven
  • Secret slide 
  • Den with games console
  • Log burning Stove
  • Outdoor woodland fire pit
  • Tree-top panoramic views
  • Secluded private woodland

  • Private parking
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Accessible for all
  • Optional Private chef
  • Wifi
  • Alexa concierge Sevice.

Check availability and book

(Max 3 bookings per group, click HERE for more details)

Due to the Government announcement on Monday 22nd February 2021 Rufus’s Roost will be closed until 12th April 2021. The Hideaway will be closed until at least Monday 17th May 2021. We hope to re-open on Friday 21st May.

For stays at Rufus’s Roost between April 12th and May 17th you must be ONE HOUSEHOLD ONLY.

The “rule of six” or “two households” indoors will apply to ALL reservations at The Hideaway and Rufus’s Roost from May 17th (subject to change).

NB Any bookings of more than two households will not be able to stay, please rearrange your booking ASAP.

For those who were due to stay between now and the 21st May you have two options; change the dates or receive a full refund. We would really REALLY like to be able to offer you alternative dates. Please check the availability calendars for available dates before contacting us. This not only means you have something to look forward to but it also helps us as a small family-run business. It’s been a tough year! BUT WE’RE STILL HERE and moving your booking really does help us stay here!

If alternative dates don’t work for you then we will of course issue you a full refund.

Please email if your stay with us is affected in any way.

If you are due to arrive ON OR AFTER THE 21st May our normal cancellation and amendment policies apply. Please click HERE for these.

If lockdown is extended (or there are any other updates) we will update this bulletin, please check back here first and foremost (before contacting us).

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Baxby manor later this year!