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Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut

9.7
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view across the dale

General

  • Shepherds hut with spectacular views over Rosedale valley
  • Lots of walking trails pass the site, including the Rosedale Railway
  • Scenic tearoom garden serving up slices of homemade cake

Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut is a working hill farm tucked snugly at the head of Rosedale on the edge of the North York Moors. If you’re into tea and cake, then you’ll be well placed for both here, as the farm is famed among walkers for its viewsome tea garden, who go there for views over Rosedale valley and slices of proprietor Maggie’s homemade cake.

The surrounds and skies here are made for gazing – peer across the moorland valley and settle back into your deck chair as the sun sets during daylight hours, and as night closes in, pull a blanket over your knees and stay cosily parked, for there’s plenty of stars to spy too.

When you’re feeling spritely, long ambles, road or mountain bike rides and horseback hacks are how to explore the land around the farm – if you’re more of a sedentary sort, birdwatching and wildlife spotting are an alternative activity option popular with peeps who visit the farm.

The hut is comfy and warm with a woodburner to keep you toasty in chillier climes – in fact, while the rest of the year the area is popular with mountain bikers, during snowy weather the steep hills around here are spot on for speedy sledge rides.

The site has been kitted out thoughtfully with stuff that’s handy for outdoorsy types, like a utility room with washers and dryers for restoring the order of muddy outdoor gear, as well as facilities to repair and lock up bikes; and handily for horsey peeps, the hut sits in its own paddock too, providing ample space for horses to stay.

In the mornings, rise to breakfasts comprising locally sourced fodder like Whitby kippers and local eggs and accompanied by the same homemade bread served up at Maggie’s tea garden.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 26 reviews

 

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Excellent site, private and homely01/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomColin H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rosedale Light shepherd's hut
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    Everything, cozy Shepherds Hut, gorgeous breakfast, friendly hosts who couldn’t be more attentive and lovely scenery and dogs 😍

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Superb!01/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne B.Confirmed

  • Rosedale Light shepherd's hut
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    Fantastic! Beautiful hut, very warm, secure and had lots of lovely touches. Despite booking last minute when I arrived Maggie had already lit the wood burner and there was enough wood and smokeless coal to keep it going all night. Comfortable bed complete with electric blanket. Was really nice to sit next to the wood burner with the stable door open and look at the view. Superb breakfast and Maggie provided ample even though I chose vegetarian. Another nice thing about this site is there is you are not sharing with other campers/glampers. Nice walks, and despite a short climb to get to the old railway track from there the walks were quite flat with lovely views.

    Microwave, mugs, dishes, cutlery, kettle, tea, coffee, milk, BBQ (which I didn't use) all provided. Close to the farmhouse where the toilet and shower is. Maggie was really helpful. Clean towels and beds made up. I definitely hope to come back when the days are a bit longer. It was such a relaxing spot.

    Loved the fact there was an optional discount for a solo traveller.

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    Nothing! Just one comment there is space for 3, although it's a double bed with a built in single bunk bed immediately above it. It would be OK for two adults, or an adult and two smaller children, but personally I wouldn't want to stay there with 3 adults as the half of the double bed which is under the bunk bed and enclosed on 3 sides doesn't have enough height between the beds for anyone to avoid banging their head on the wooden base of the bunk every time they tried to sit up. I certainly wouldn't be comfortable sleeping in that part of the bed and I'm about 5' 3".

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Very good, would stop again.08/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rosedale Light shepherd's hut
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    Maggie looked after us. Making sure we had everything we needed. Would have loved to have stopped a few extra days. We took a small fire pit with us and they gave us an unlimited amount of wood to burn which was good.

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Stayed with my 6 year old son for one night …13/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Rosedale Light shepherd's hut
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    Stayed with my 6 year old son for one night in the Shepherd’s Hut. Set overlooking the valley, on the edge of a working farm, it’s a great location if you’re hankering after a bit of peace and quiet in a rural and rustic location - which we were. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the owner, Maggie, who was wonderful. What’s more, she is an amazing cook and as other have said, the breakfast was one of the best I’ve had, with locally sourced, quality produce. My son loved the Shepherd’s Hut and is already asking to go again.

    Thanks for a great stay.

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We had a lovely stay and loved the Shepherd's Hut27/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    A very quaint Shepherd's hut. All you need to have a lovely cosy stay. Breakfast was lovely. Host very welcoming and helpful.

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Peaceful farm location, comfy beds and lovely host19/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rosedale Light shepherd's hut
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    Location, breakfast, beds, wood stove

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    Bathroom location

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A really lovely stay in perfect location to get away from it all12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rosedale Light shepherd's hut
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    Peaceful location, amazing views, star gazing at night, lovely shepherd's hut, great breakfast

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    Nothing

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Loved it. Will go again. Great host, fab location, breakfast & cakes.03/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJacquie G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Welcome, comfort, breakfast, decor, birds singing, view, location, scenery, facilities.

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    Having to leave!

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Incredible views , very warm welcome , fantastic host19/07/2019

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    Incredible views , very warm welcome , fantastic host

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Lovely place to stay with a friendly hostess.17/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracy W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely views and comfortable beds

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Bar nearby

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Gas cylinders available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

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Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Location

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  • Dale Head Farm, Rosedale East, Pickering, North Yorkshire, England, YO18 8RL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3845°N 0.9309°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Goathland (N Yorks): Village Centre Bus Stop — 8.6 miles
Pickering: Eastgate Coach Stop — 11.6 miles
Thornton le Dale (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 13.3 miles
Train stations
Danby Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Castleton Moor Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Glaisdale Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 18.3 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 18.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 22.0 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Rosedale is a serene and spectacular spot in the midst of the North York Moors National Park; Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut lies right at the top of Rosedale valley on the eastern side, and is passed by several walking trails (like along the Rosedale Railway) for easy access to the surrounding countryside.

Should your fancy be a day trip to somewhere historic, York and its famed cathedral and Jorvik Viking Centre is just over an hour south of the site.

The coast is close enough for a spin out to too, reachable in around 45 minutes by car: head to Whitby and sample a scoop of its famed blackcurrant and liquorice ice cream.

Must see

  • The Moors National Park Centre (5.7 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (11.3 miles)
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway (11.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Rievaulx Terrace (11.3 miles)
  • Nunnington Hall (12.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Flexible if not booked either side.

Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut? Rosedale is a serene and spectacular spot in the midst of the North York Moors National Park; Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut lies right at the top of Rosedale valley on the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    Flexible if not booked either side.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut? From £85 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

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