Little Seed Field

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Ripon

  • 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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Facilities

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). Due to the remote location, the cabins do not have en-suite bathroom facilities, these are shared in a separate amenity building, just a short walk from the cabins. Guests should bring their own duvets, sleeping bags and pillows (the owners can provide these for you for an extra charge).

Suitable For

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

Nearby

The site is a short drive from the Nidderdale Way – a very popular 52-mile circular footpath that encompasses a landscape unchanged in millennia, and outstanding in its natural beauty. 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, whilst nearby Pateley Bridge is an award-winning village, winning awards in the recent 'Best High Street' competition.

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 (2 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.

Opening Times

All year round, except February.

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The Owner Says

Located near Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. Our site is located on the edge of our working dairy farm overlooking the wild, untouched landscape of the Yorkshire Moors.  We have five octagonal log cabins, each sleeping a maximum of four guests in one double bed and one set of single bunk beds. Each cabin includes a log burning stove, a BBQ and basic crockery and cutlery. Three of our units have shared washroom facilities, two have private, en-suite shower rooms.  There is a small kitchenette with a kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge and washing up facilities.

Accommodation

3 furnished octagonal wooden cabins, each with clear views of stunning moorland scenery. Check Availability

Location

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

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 1/2 mile turn right at the T junction. Follow the road for 1.5 miles, Castiles Farm is on the right hand side after passing The Moorhouse B&B. Follow Sat Nav HG4 3RH, the farm is 1/4 miles 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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