Little Seed Field

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Ripon

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
Wild, eco-conscious glamping on a working dairy farm, surrounded by the brooding Yorkshire Dales

As you head over to the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales – “dales” from the Viking word dalr (valley) – the countryside becomes less rocky and rugged. Instead of hardcore hiking, think rolling greenery, and heather moorlands neighbouring picture-postcard towns like Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Masham. Little Seed Field – a brand new glampsite opened in 2017 by Joanne and Sean Nicholson – fits these surroundings like a glove, offering outdoor overnighting in a peaceful corner of a working dairy farm.

Three snug cabins are on offer, nestled amongst boulders, rushes and trees, ensuring the farm retains the natural wilderness of the unspoiled landscape. "We have worked hard to ensure that our wild deer, birds of prey and natural flora are disturbed as little as possible", says Joanne and Sean, which will strike joy into the heart of the eco-conscious glamper.

Inside, the octagonal and individually decorated cabins are surprisingly roomy, featuring beds, mattresses and a small selection of cutlery and crockery. With lighting, electrical points and a log stove all present and correct, glampers keep nice and toasty on those chilly Yorkshire evenings. The basic but well-maintained (and centrally-heated) amenity building houses wet rooms and a small kitchenette facility. Here, you can source water from the farms' natural spring, use the kettle and toaster, or gather wood for your crackling campfire.

Any negatives? Well, there are some hardships – let’s see, mobile signal can be hard to come by (there are very few areas where you can receive signal), and the farm can be quite exposed to the elements – so bring warm clothing, wellies and a torch! But between taking a fine Yorkshire Dales stroll – nearby Nidderdale Way comes highly recommended – and watching the sunset over the pastoral valley below, we’ll think you’ll manage.

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Details

Facilities

We have five octagonal cabins, two of which have ensuite facilities (Meadowsweet and Bird Cherry).  The remaining three cabins (Yorkshire Fog, Foxtail and Woodland Clearing) share an amenity building containing two wet rooms.  Each cabin has a low level of power and fairy lights for lighting.  They each have a private BBQ/fire pit and a log burning stove.  Our ensuite cabins include an electric radiator in the shower room.
Our wild, rural site is situated within 5 acres of land.  We have wild woodland, a beautiful new pond area and a covered outside communal area/classroom.
There is a small, shared kitchenette on site which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster and two small fridges as well as a washing up area.

Suitable For

Glampers, couples, families, small groups and dogs (with prior notice) – yes. Campervans and caravans – no.

Nearby

Our incredible views are unique and we have so much more to offer: nature on your doorstep, walks through ancient woodland, serene moments by the pond and boundless landscapes to explore! Our site is private and secluded, wild and luxurious, adventurous yet protected. Arrive. Unwind. Explore. Relax.

The area is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with plenty of wild birds of prey, deer, bats and hedgehogs. You can walk to the heart of Nidderdale, with direct access to rare heather moorlands which are protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The site is a short drive from the Nidderdale Way and the very popular Hack Fall trails. Guests can join the Crackpots Mosiac Trail and Ripon Rowel routes on foot from site. There are plenty of places to visit close by: the market towns of Pateley Bridge, Masham and Ripon, and a number of National Trust sites including Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks. Little Seed Field is only an hour drive from both Leeds and York.

Food & Drink

Each cabin has a private BBQ, plus there's the option to heat food on the stoves hotplate. There are two award-winning butchers in Pateley Bridge, plus a superb fish and chip shop come take away pizza place in the nearest village of Kirkby Malzeard (two minute drive). As for pubs, The Grantley Arms (01765 620227) is a fine old inn in the charming village of High Grantley, whilst the Queens Head in Kirkby Malzeard serves local ales on draught.

Slightly further afield in Ripon there is Prima Pizza, a great authentic Italian restaurant and Realitea, a small, unique Indian tea room serving the most incredible food (day time only).

Masham has two breweries (Theakstons and Black Sheep) – both have excellent restaurants.

Looking for something really special? Grantley Hall is a five star luxury hotel offering incredible afternoon teas and luxury dining set in beautiful private grounds.

Opening Times

Open all year round.

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The Owner Says

Little Seed Field is a unique, rural glamping retreat set in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, just a short drive from the beautiful market towns of Pateley Bridge and Masham. Open all year and offering a peaceful country escape, this spacious glamping site provides a perfect base to get together with friends, reconnect with family or enjoy a romantic mini break. Our five octagonal log cabins (two ensuite) have private BBQ’s, firepits and log stoves with the added luxury of electricity, memory foam mattresses and uninterrupted views of the Dales. Their carefully selected setting means they are not overlooked and provide the prefect base to explore the Dales, get off grid, back to nature and observe the starlit sky. The pond, woodland and outdoor shelter create alternative spaces on site for relaxation, recreation and adventure. From your doorstep you can cycle, walk and run through a landscape that has remained unchanged for decades, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Social Distancing Measures

All unnecessary soft furnishings have been removed and each cabin is supplied with its own set of crockery and cutlery.  Each cabin has a private BBQ/firepit and wheelbarrow for moving baggage to and from the car.  There will only ever be a maximum of 20 guests on site and there are multiple areas to sit and relax ensuring social distancing can be maintained at all times.

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Accommodation

Three furnished octagonal wooden cabins, each with clear views of stunning moorland scenery.

Foxtail Cabin

Cabin Sleeps 4 3 Available
Cosy wooden cabins nestled amongst the wild grasslands of the Yorkshire Dales. Our cabins are secluded and peaceful. By night, the clear sky provides the most amazing view of the starlit sky. On the colder, wilder days our insulated cabins are kept toasty warm with log burners allowing you to hunker down, relax and escape.

Bird Cherry Cabin - En-Suite

Cabin Sleeps 4
One of two luxury octagonal cabins boasting panoramic views and an en-suite shower room. Nestled amongst the wild grasslands of the Yorkshire Dales, our cabins are secluded and peaceful. By night, the clear sky provides the most amazing view of the starlit sky.

Meadowsweet Cabin - En-Suite

Cabin Sleeps 4
One of two luxury octagonal cabins boasting panoramic views and an en-suite shower room. Nestled amongst the wild grasslands of the Yorkshire Dales, our cabins are secluded and peaceful. By night, the clear sky provides the most amazing view of the starlit sky.

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Location

Contact Little Seed Field, Little Seed Field, Castiles Farm, Ripon HG4 3PU

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Getting There

Leave the A1 at Boroughbridge and follow signs to Ripon, then Kirkby Malzeard, and then Laverton. Follow the road through Laverton, over the hump back bridge, and after half a mile turn right at the T junction. Follow the road for one and a half miles, Castiles Farm is on the right hand side after passing The Moorhouse B&B. Follow Sat Nav HG4 3RH, the farm is a quarter mile beyond the B&B, before the cattle grid.

Little Seed Field is very remote and only reached by car, there are no bus or train services. Taxis operate from Ripon where there is a decent size bus station connecting to Leeds, Harrogate and Masham.

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