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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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YOU MUST GO ~ loved it x 10/23/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Absolutely everything ! And will be returning x the shepherds hut was just so beautiful , the bed and quilt unbelievably comfortable, opened the hatch door to the most incredible views that money cannot buy.
    Loved their pet dog Bria who often came to say hello , we took our own pumpkins and had them lit on the hut steps the perfect autumnal get away !
    There was tea coffee and freshly baked biscuits in the cabin , we played cards and listened to the radio ! No WiFi in the van ( available at the out buildings ) but was glad of the break if were honest x
    The breakfast in the mike I b the lovely lady brought over to us to eat on the seating area and it was just amazing ! I cannot thank them enough doe one of the most pleasurable stays I’ve ever had x

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    Absolutely nothing !

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Amazing place at any time of year 10/15/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Diane M. Confirmed

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    We loved our stay in the Shepherds hut at Dale Head Farm. Maggie and her family are superb hosts. The breakfasts lasted us all day! The views from the hut are breathtaking - even in bad weather. The woodburner made the place so toasty and was easy and safe to use. Maggie seems to have thought about everything in this fab little place.

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    I would have preferred the top bunk not to be there on the bed. It was a bit claustrophobic, but I wouldn't let it put me off staying here again.

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Fabulous hut, beautiful location on a friendly, relaxed farm. 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

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    The shepherd's hut was a little idyll for us. It is very quietly situated and the views all around are beautiful. The hut is comfortable, cosy and very well equipped. We liked the fact that it was part of the farm, not part of a campsite. We were made to feel very welcome and we enjoyed fabulous breakfasts and tea and cake in the tea room/garden. We were blessed with good weather and made the most of the nearby footpaths & cycle rides. If you want to escape from the madness - this is perfect!

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    That we couldn't stay longer.

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This was such a lovely stay. Maggie the host was ... 08/28/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lyndsay W. Confirmed

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    This was such a lovely stay. Maggie the host was exceptional, and had the log-burner already lit and awaiting our arrival meaning the place was really warm and cosy as soon as we opened the door. Little shortbreads (which were homemade and delicious) were left as a treat inside.

    The hut is filled with everything you could need, and we wish we had booked an extra night rather than using it as a stopover mid-trip, so we could have enjoyed one of the walks nearby and her famous cakes!

    Location is beautiful, quiet and peaceful and night and the breakfast is delicious. You can opt for what you want!

    There was no mobile signal, and no wifi in the hut itself. Not a problem for us, we enjoyed switching off for the night, but perhaps a consideration if contact is needed.

    Already looking forward to coming back in Winter for a cosy stay.

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From the manager...

Thank you so much . It was a pleasure . WiFi is being installed for the shepherds hut and WiFi and phone signal is avail on tea garden 10 yards from the hut. Hope you enjoyed your surprise the following day. Thanks again Maggie x

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Nice friendly atmosphere,great breakfast and tea room,stunning views,great walks and ... 08/26/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian W. Confirmed

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    Nice friendly atmosphere,great breakfast and tea room,stunning views,great walks and plenty of fresh air.

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A great family adventure. 08/24/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Very pleasant and attentive hostess. Beautiful surroundings. Great full English breakfasts. Well equipped and picturesque shepherds hut. Evenings under the stars. Good location to explore the North York Moors, day trips to the coast etc. Friendly dog. Cake, really good cake.

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    Nothing really, shower didn't have very good pressure but told the owner and the plumber was there as we left (stayed two nights).

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Liked everything about it 08/13/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Liked everything about it

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Superb and beyond friendly 08/06/2018

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    Just returned from an amazing trip with my young son to Dale Head Farms Shepard Hut.
    It was the first time we've stayed anywhere so quiet and I was worried how he would cope without the usual distractions. I needn't of worried. This place is superb and the breakfasts were amazing. I opted for porridge the second morning and if the fryup was the nicest ever, the porridge was just as good. I didnt think porridge could taste as nice and i'd recommend on that alone!
    Nothing was to much trouble and Maggie (and her daughter) was there to give us any advice and ideas of where i could take my 6 year old son who wouldn't have been up for any gruelling walks.
    Something I also want to mention is that without realising I had booked 2 adults and not an adult and a child. I was none the wiser but Maggie refunded me this money when she had no need to do so and I felt this was extremely honest, thank you!
    My son was upset to leave having grown so attached to the hut, the farm...and especially Maggies dog who was so gentle around him. We had to stay an extra half hour in the morning so he could have a slice of wonderful lemon drizzle cake from the cafe before he had to say goodbye : (.
    Without doubt we will be back, or I'll never hear the end of it from my son : )

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Had the most amazing weekend. 07/16/2018

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    Peaceful location. Stunning scenery. Maggie the owner was very hospitable and couldn't do enough to help....her cakes are fab too! Everything you need for camping is there too.

    Will definitely be back.

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Best peace and quiet we ve had in ages. 06/18/2018

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    Absolutely stunning views, awesome Shepard’s Hut, very friendly hosts and a breakfast to die for.

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    Nothing!

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Bath available

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Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

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Pick-up from public transport

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Shower available

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Utilities

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Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Goathland (N Yorks): Village Centre Bus Stop — 13.9 kilometers
Pickering: Eastgate Coach Stop — 18.7 kilometers
Thornton le Dale (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 21.4 kilometers
Train stations
Danby Rail Station — 9.2 kilometers
Castleton Moor Rail Station — 9.2 kilometers
Glaisdale Rail Station — 10.8 kilometers
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 29.4 kilometers
Transporter Bridge North Side — 29.4 kilometers
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 35.5 kilometers

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 (9.2 kilometers)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (18.3 kilometers)
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway (18.3 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Rievaulx Terrace (18.3 kilometers)
  • Nunnington Hall (20.2 kilometers)

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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Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Flexible if not booked either side.

Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut cancelation 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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

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

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

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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.

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Open fires are prohibited.

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The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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