Wigwam® FAQs

Answers to questions we are asked at Humble Bee Farm!

Standard Big Chief Wigwam Cabin and Original Big Chief Original: FAQs

Here at Humble Bee Farm, we have two types of Big Chief Cabins: a Big Chief Original and Standard Big Chief Wigwam® Cabin.

Both these cabin types have been handcrafted in Scotland by Wigwam® Holidays and are timber-made, fully insulated and heated, with lockable doors, toaster, microwave, fridge, kettle and hygienic mattresses. Each cabin also has shelves for storage.

The Big Chief Original

We have four of these cabins positioned towards the bottom of Humble Bee Farm, close to the camping field and the Bell Tents.

There are two toilet/shower blocks on site within a short walking distance of these cabins.

These cabins have an earlier design with a slanted roof. This means the interior of the cabin also has a slanted roof and these cabins can only accommodate either two adults and two small children or two adults and travel cot. This type of cabin accepts up to two small dogs too. Tariffs apply.

The original Big Chief includes a smaller fridge and has lovely views of the surrounding fields and campsite.

These cabins are charged at a lower tariff than their counterparts as we’ve taken into account the above factors. The quality of these cabins is excellent, though and they’re perfect for a short break on our working farm.

The Big Chief Wigwam® Cabin

We have sixteen of these cabins in total and these have an arched roof and a slightly higher head height inside.

These cabins can also accommodate up to two adults and up to three children plus up to two dogs per cabin. Tariffs apply.

These cabins are further up the site by way of location and are positioned closer to the toilet and shower blocks. Each also has one parking space outside the cabin and the fridge inside has more capacity.

The quality of the cabin is excellent and like all our timber cabins, they are fully heated and insulated. These cabins, due to their position onsite and design are charged at a slightly higher tariff than the original cabins.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Bedding Arrangements

Where bedding is provided in your accommodation, it would be helpful if you could specify whether single or double bedding is required.

This enables us to prepare your bedding to your requirements where possible.

This ONLY applies to accommodation where bedding is provided.

Guests can also pre-order and pay in advance bedding from Humble Bee Farm, subject to availability.

What age is an ‘infant’ when booking?

Under 2’s are classed as an infant and go free of charge, however 2 years old and over are classed as children and are chargeable.

Are fireworks permitted on site?

We do not allow fireworks anywhere on site at Humble Bee Farm.

Is there a pub nearby?

The nearest pub is about 1.5 miles away in Flixton village. There is a very steep, unlit road leading from Humble Bee to the village. Therefore we recommend you nominate a driver or book a taxi. The shop at Humble Bee Farm is licensed to sell wine, Prosecco and bottled beers from 9am to 5pm. We also have The Hive, our cafe bar which is open at busy times, serving wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and food at selected times.

What happens if I need the doctor/dentist/hospital/ vet?

If the office is open and it’s an urgent call, you can request use of the office landline. If the office is closed, then you can get a mobile phone signal if you ascend any of the hills close to the farm.

Filey My Dentist number is 01723 512135.

Filey Doctors Surgery is 01723 515 881.

Filey Vets is 01723 513119.

Nearest hospital with an A&E department is Scarborough.

Is there a mobile phone signal and what about WiFi?

There is no mobile phone signal on the main site. There is a signal at the entrance of the site and on some of the farm walks. We have WiFi available on the site. Due to our rural location the wifi signal is great for messaging friends, checking your social media and other websites, and checking emails (only if you want to!). Our wifi signal isn’t strong enough for online streaming or similar tasks. Humble Bee Farm is a great place to become a bit ‘unplugged’ from technology for a few days.

 

What is the minimum age?

We do not take bookings from anyone aged under 21 years.

Is there wifi on site?

We do have wifi available on site for all guests. Wifi is chargeable at daily rate per device. The wifi is for browsing only, not for streaming videos etc. Please note, we, unfortunately, do not have any mobile signal on the main site.

What are the bed set ups in the Wigwam Cabins?

Big Chief & Original Big Chief Wigwams® can sleep up to 2 adults and 3 children and come with 5 individual single mattresses. These can be set up in 2 ways. The first way would be set up as 3 individual single beds using 3 mattresses, or alternatively they can be set up altogether as a big super king at the back of the wigwam, with a spare single one towards the front of the wigwam. Please note we recommend bringing flat sheets for the mattresses.

Deluxe Wigwams® have 2 double beds and sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. We recommend bringing flat sheets for these.

Wigwam® Lodges are suitable for a family of up to six persons (4 adults max). There is a fixed double bed sleeping 2 persons and mattresses are provided for up to four persons.

Can we bring/hire a travel cot?

Wigwam® Cabins

Travel cots do fit in the Deluxe Wigwams® and Big Chief Wigwams®.

Luxury Cottages

We have a travel cot (subject to availability, linen not provided – please bring your own linen). We also have a z-bed suitable for a child up to seven years. Linen again not provided. Linen charge applies.

Can our accommodations be allocated together?

We will do our best to secure adjacent accommodation if this is requested. Please see our terms and conditions about group stays.

Please ensure when booking that you inform us that you would like to be together if possible.

Please note if you are booking more than 2 accommodation types you will need to read the group booking terms and conditions and confirm on an email to us that you are familiar with them and that you agree to our site rules.

We have a number of different types of accommodation and due to the natural layout of our site, which occupies a peaceful valley, some of our units are located separately to others. We are happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

Can you dispose of gas canisters/cylinders at Humble Bee Farm?

Unfortuantely not, we do not dispose of these at Humble Bee you will need to take them home with you.

Do we allow vans on site at Humble Bee Farm?

Please note we DO NOT allow commercial vehicles on site, unless prior arrangements have been made. A picture of the vehicle would be required before a decision is made. Please note if this is not done it could result in you not being able to park at Humble Bee Farm.

Do we accept Stag/Hen Parties at Humble Bee Farm?

Due to the peace and quiet of our site, we do not accept Stag or Hen parties. However, you can join us for a peaceful, restful break once the wedding is over! We are a low noise policy site, allowing for a restful break for all our guests.

Our location is surrounded by peaceful fields and pastures. As a low noise policy site, we have families and couples who book with us for some quality time at our tranquil working farm. Also as per our terms and conditions we don’t allow any music to be played by our guests. We welcome all guests that require that rest and relaxation that a Humble Bee break can bring.

Where is the nearest food-serving pub?

The Foxhound is on Main Street, Flixton and is the nearest pub, about one mile from the Humble Bee Farm. As we are in such a tranquil location, the road between the farm and the pub is unlit and therefore we would suggest you nominate a driver. On arrival, you will be given a helpful information sheet, on which there are brief details about other nearby pubs and restaurants.

We also have The Hive onsite, our cafe bar which offers a takeaway service. During busy times, you can preorder pizzas and we also have a lite bites menu. Other themed night include burger nights during the summer season.

The cafe bar includes a range of soft drinks, wines, Prosecco, beers and spirits.

What is there to do on Humble Bee Farm?

Our farm is a working arable/stock farm and is very peaceful, surrounded by the chalk hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. There is a children’s play area, football field, lovely walks, and of course some farm animals, including ducks, hens, cows, sheep, cats and our farm dogs. We host a variety of events from February to December here on our farm. Please ask the staff about attractions in the area, of which there are many to choose from.

How far is it to the nearest beach?

Humble Bee Farm is perfectly located for some of the finest beaches in the country. Hunmanby Gap is a hidden gem and is about four miles away. Filey Bay is delightful and is about five miles away. Scarborough has two fabulous bays, North and South (about 10 miles away). Bridlington is also a great seaside destination is about 15 miles away. Please note: If you have dogs, there are dog restrictions on most Yorkshire Coast beaches from May to September inclusive. And don’t forget to bear in mind there are two tides a day!

Where are your nearest supermarkets?

The nearest mini-supermarket is Proudfoots in Seamer, a village just off the A64 between Staxton and Scarborough. Click here for their website.

Within five miles there is a Morrisons (just off the A64); there is also a small range of supermarkets, including Tesco, in Filey (also about five miles away). In Scarborough there is Sainsburys and Tesco. Opening times vary.

At busy times, we sell fresh bread, milk, eggs, locally-sourced bacon and sausages.

What does Humble Bee shop sell?

We have an onsite shop/reception which during peak season sells bread, milk, eggs, ice cream, & cold drinks, sweets, souvenirs, some toiletries, tea, coffee, jam, butter, cereals, biscuits, toys, games and other items.

The shop is open all year round but has reduced hours and stock in the winter.

Is there public transport to Humble Bee Farm?

Humble Bee Farm is in a rural location. Having your own transport is a definite advantage.

To the best of our knowledge, a bus service operates during the summer season and is provided by Coastliner no. 845. However, we strongly advise you check the buses are running if you are relying on them for getting about.

The nearest train stations are at Seamer (approx. 4 miles away) and Hunmanby (approx. 4 miles away). There are other stations in Scarborough (approx. 9 miles away) and Filey (approx. 5 miles away). There are also local taxi firms that will pick up and drop off at Humble Bee. We advise you to book in advance if you are wanting to use a taxi service to get to Humble Bee Farm.

How many guests can you fit inside a Wigwam Cabin?

Our Big Chief Wigwams® sleep up to five guests in each of 2 adults and up to 3 children. Then the Deluxe Wigwams® sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children in each. The Wigwam® Lodges accommodate a family of up to six (a mix of adults and children with 4 adults max). The Wigwam® Cabins are also spacious enough to accommodate a travel cot.

Is your accommodation warm?

Wigwams® Cabins

The short answer is ‘yes’! Each Wigwam® is fully heated, with an electric heater included. The Wigwams® are particularly well insulated and retain the heat. That is why our Wigwams® can be booked 365 days a year!

Luxury Cottages

Each cottage has central heating (with thermostatic control), while Merry Dale and Swallows Nest have under floor heating, too.

Yurts

The short answer is ‘yes’! There is electric heating and a stove inside each Yurt. We recommend that you order a stove pack when booking a Yurt.

What are your shower and toilet facilities like?

Humble Bee has two shower/toilet blocks: one behind the reception/shop, and one in the middle of the site.

The one near to reception includes three showers, two toilets, and a sink with taps.

The main shower block includes a kitchen (with fridge/freezer, microwave, three sinks, information point); a disabled/family shower including a baby change facility; gents toilets and showers and ladies toilets and showers. Big Chief Wigwams and Yurts are spacious but do not include a loo/shower in the Wigwam itself.

Why do we charge for a dog?

The pooch tariff applies to our Wigwam® Cabins, cottages and to guests staying on our campsite. We charge for dogs so we can ensure thorough cleaning of both the outdoor areas and the accommodation, ready for our next guests.

Our site is based on a working farm, with livestock in fields and barns. We are also blessed with lots of incredible wildlife so we ask all dogs are kept on leads during your stay.

We have a number of bins provided around the site for dog waste, and we have fabulous farm walks around perimeter of the farm and into the Yorkshire Wolds.

Our staff are also able to advise as to dog friendly pubs, dog friendly beaches, attractions etc. Please note there are dog restrictions on the main local beaches between May and September, however we can advise as to year-round dog-friendly beaches on request.

Please note if you bring your dog, you cannot leave him or her unattended at any time, thank you.

Can I bring my dog?

Camping

Dogs are allowed in our accommodation types except Yurts. All visiting dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times. We make a small charge for dogs who stay on our campsite.

Our site is based on a working farm, with lots of livestock in fields and barns. We have a number of bins provided around the site for dog waste, and fabulous farm walks around perimeter of the farm and into the Yorkshire Wolds – in fact, dog owners don’t need to leave the site if they don’t want to, as our site is so welcoming for our four legged friends (and we have working dogs ourselves).

Our staff are also able to advise as to dog friendly pubs, dog friendly beaches, attractions etc.

We do ask visiting dogs to be on a lead at all times given we have cows, sheep and pigs in residence throughout the year.

Please note if you bring your dog, you cannot leave him or her unattended at any time.

Wigwam® Cabins

Yes, you can bring your dog by prior arrangement. We allow one dog per Wigwam®. A tariff applies. Please call us for further information on 01723 890437. Dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times & must not be left unattanded at any time. We have several farm walks around the farm, which are suitable for dog walking. Please ask us for details.

Luxury Cottages

Yes, you can bring your dog. We allow one dog per cottage, and a tariff applies. Please call us for further information on 01723 890437. Dogs are permitted in certain areas of the cottages only – please ask us for details. When outside, dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times. We have several farm walks around the farm, which are suitable for dog walking. Please ask us for directions.

The pooch tariff  covers the cost of thorough cleaning after every visit so we ensure our cottages are spotlessly clean ready for the next guest.

Our site is based on a working farm, with lots of livestock in fields and barns. We have a number of bins provided around the site for dog waste, and fabulous farm walks around perimeter of the farm and into the Yorkshire Wolds – in fact, dog owners don’t need to leave the site if they don’t want to, as our site is so welcoming for our four legged friends (and we have working dogs ourselves).

Our staff are also able to advise as to dog friendly pubs, dog friendly beaches, attractions etc.

We do ask visiting dogs to be on a lead at all times given we have cows, sheep and pigs in residence throughout the year.

Please note if you bring your dog, you cannot leave him or her unattended at any time.

Yurts

Sorry but dogs are not allowed in Humble Bee Yurts. You can bring dogs (for an extra tariff) with you if you book a Wigwam, Cottage or if you stay on our peaceful campsite.

What are the arrival and departure times for Humble Bee Wigwams, Cottages Yurts, Bell Tents and Camping?

Glamping & camping can arrive from 3pm on your arrival day, and not before. If you are going to arrive later than 5pm, please let us know so we can tell you which Wigwam® you have been allocated. Departure time on your last day is 10am at the latest.

Our onsite Holiday Cottages and St Kitts, our seaside holiday apartment in Filey, have an arrival time of 4pm, departure time before 10am.

What is a Glamping Package?

Our Glamping Wigwam® Packages are perfect for a special occasion. We have a variety of packages to suit a variety of special occasions.

Please explore our website for all the different options, www.humblebeefarm.co.uk

What are Wigwam® Extras?

Wigwam® Extras are optional and are not included in the standard tariff. You can find a full list of extras, which need to be ordered at time of booking, by clicking this link.

Wigwam® Extras give you chance to choose your special treat and tailor it to your individual requirements, and include anything from a bag of marshmallows up to luxury bedding and fairy lights.

What is included in each Standard Big Chief Wigwam Cabin?

Each of our Wigwams® are ‘Big Chief’ Wigwams® . Each unit comes with the following as standard (included in the tariff): heating, lighting, toaster, microwave, kettle, fridge, coffee table, mattresses, storage area, power sockets, bbq (does not include charcoal), picnic table and parking space. A fire pit is also provided and you can purchase wood for it at reception during opening times. You are not permitted to bring your own wood however you can bring your own charcoal.

What does it mean by Low Noise Policy site?

Humble Bee Farm has built its reputation on being a peaceful location at which to enjoy your holiday. We don’t allow music or loud noise from other devices; children must not play on the play-area/football field after 9pm; and it’s conversation-level noise only after 9.30pm. We ask all our guests to follow these simple steps so everyone can relax and enjoy their time at Humble Bee Farm.