The BOX BNB – A unique stay review

Ever looked at a shipping container and thought “wow, this would make a great home”? No? Me either, well, that was until I stumbled across the incredible BOX BNB in North Yorkshire. 

So, we all know how clever Instagram is at targeting the right ads at you, and boy do they get it right every time. I found the BOX BNB whilst casually scrolling through Instagram and after a few moments of browsing through the BOX BNB page, I knew I had to stay here. So,  can you imagine how excited I felt when  I realised that I would have a chance to collaborate with this property? I had to pinch myself a little! 

The whole experience at the BOX BNB was just lovely. We woke up to the sunrise from our bedroom window and drank wine whilst watching the sunset from the living room. In between, we chilled out reading books and drinking coffee, which was followed by a little exploring of the surrounding areas. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind. 

So, if you fancy doing the same and want to know more, then read on below!

Who are the BOX BNB?

The BOX BNB lovingly covert shipping containers into stunning luxury boutique accommodation. At the moment the BOX BNB has 3 converted shipping containers which are all homed on a beautiful working farm in Malton, North Yorkshire.


How much does it cost to stay at the BOX BNB?

A stay at the BOX BNB will cost you £150 a night and you must book a minimum of a 2-night stay (such a great price for boutique accommodation of this kind!). The BOX BNB have 3 shipping containers available to book; these are the Duck Box, The Pig Box and The Rabbit Box. 

**Photos featured in this blog are from the Rabbit Box

What amenities can I find at the BOX BNB?

Lots! Just take a look at the long list below:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Suitcase holder
  • Bathroom
  • Large double shower, with overhead and handheld showerheads
  • Hairdryer with a diffuser attachment (this place is curly girl friendly!!) 
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner
  • kitchen table/desk
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • 2 ring induction hob
  • Cooking utensils
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Milk, tea and coffee
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Sofa Bed
  • Board Games
  • Movie Projector 
  • High-Speed WIFI
  • A large, raised deck with outdoor seating
  • Beautiful views
  • Stabling for horses (Enquiries must be made)
  • Secure bike storage

**Taken from the BOX BNB website

What is there to do near the BOX BNB?

There is SO much to do near the BOX BNB which just adds to its appeal. The BOX BNB is located in Malton, on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire Moors. So, whether you prefer to spend your days in nature,  exploring new towns or you just prefer chilling out eating lots of food, then there is something for you to do!

Things to do near the BOX BNB: 

  • Go Hiking in the North York Moors 
  • Go walking through the Dalby Forest 
  • Head to the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough 
  • Visit Malton (the food capital of Yorkshire)
  • Visit Castle Howard 
  • Take a trip to Flamingo Land 
  • Visit York

Places to eat near the BOX BNB:

If you want to whip up a storm in the cabin kitchen and are keen on trying out some local produce, then make sure you head to either the Whole Hogg or the Horny Cow farm shops. 

And if you don’t fancy cooking there are lots of restaurants for you to try: 

  • Brandy Snap Bistro
  • Fox and Rabbit inn (This is some of the best pub food i have ever eaten, so cannot recommend coming here enough) 
  • The New Malton Pub 
  • The Post Office Tea Parlour 
  • No.46 Bar and restaurant

Working from the BOX BNB:

If you are a remote worker then BOX BNB isn’t just a place you need to save for the weekend. The wifi here is super fast with a great connection, so if you just fancy a change scenery, or you’re fed up with looking at the same four walls, then the BOX BNB is a great place to work from. You will have ample time to explore the area in the morning, on your lunch break or when you’re done for the day.

An honest review of The BOX BNB

My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful time here. First of all, I have to comment on the decor, The interior is just stunning; modern, bright, spacious and a little bit of quirk thrown in. We both commented on how much we loved the bathroom and how we would be stealing some of the BOX BNB’s ideas for our own house!  

The amenities/facilities here are also fantastic. You have everything you need for a perfect cosy stay including a wood burner, and a projector where you can watch some of your favourite films.  If you do decide to stay in all you need to do is grab some supplies from the supermarket. And you won’t need to worry about spices or seasoning for your cooking, because the BOX BNB has got you covered there. 

I also got stupidly excited about is the fact they had provided the diffuser attachment for the hairdryer. If you have curly hair you’ll know the struggle and how most places NEVER EVER have this. I obviously had to comment on this, my blog is called “The Curly Commute” after all. 

Despite all of the above, my favourite thing about my stay at the BOX BNB has to be the views and the nature. Each cabin has a floor-to-ceiling window in both the bedroom and the living room, that looks out across an open green field. In the morning we got to watch the most beautiful sunrise from our bedroom and in the evening the sunset from the living room. And, when it got really dark we were able to step outside and gaze at the stars, there is no light pollution here so views of the night sky are pretty spectacular.  

So, what are you waiting for? Click here to book yourself a stay ;).

[Gifted Stay] 
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