East Yorkshire woodland retreat opens for business

A luxury woodland retreat – North Star Club, near Sancton in East Yorkshire – has opened after months of preparation and planning.

The retreat, set in 500 acres of native English woodland, is the second outdoor venture from husband and wife team Christian and Carolyn Van Outersterp, who set up Jollydays Glamping in North Yorkshire, eight years ago.

North Star Club aims to take “glamping” to the next level offering holidaymakers ruggedly cosy woodland suites each featuring a wood burning stove, a large veranda, a four-poster bed, and a spacious spa-style bathroom.

What’s more, North Star Club which will be open all year round, is promoting Yorkshire’s rich and varied heritage to holidaymakers by supporting numerous local businesses in its operation.

Managing director Carolyn Van Outersterp said: “North Star Club has been a real labour of love for us, and we’re thrilled to see it come to fruition. Since we launched Jollydays Glamping eight years ago we’ve known the next venture needed to be something equally as unique and original, and North Star Club is just that.

“We moved from London to Yorkshire 12 years ago and were immediately welcomed by the local people we met in those first few years – we’re now extending that same warm Yorkshire reception to our guests and we’re pleased to be doing so by supporting local businesses too.”

Managing director Christian Van Outersterp added: “There is such a vast array of produce and products on our doorstep and using local suppliers has meant we’ve not only created a retreat with a strong Yorkshire personality, but also supported many great businesses along the way.”

Carolyn and Christian Van Outersterp

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