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- 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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Rosedale Light shepherd's hut
Max. persons: 3 x
Dimensions: 2.4m width x 4.3m length (8.0ft width x 14.0ft length) Calculated area: 10.4m² (111.4ft²)
|Max. persons||3 x
2.4m width x 4.3m length
(8.0ft width x 14.0ft length)
Calculated area: 10.4m² (111.4ft²)
(1 x triple sleeper bunk)
|No toilets in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|No showers in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|Bed linen||3 included, 3 max.|
|Car||2 included, 2 max.|
|Duvets and pillows||3 included, 3 max.|
|Fridge||1 included, 1 max.|
|Travel cot||1 included, 1 max.|
|Beds made up||yes|
|Car parking by pitch/unit||yes|
|No dogs allowed|
|Travelling solo? (1 max)||-£30/-€34.06/-A$55.31/-US$39.48/-CA$51.26/-CHF38.95/-SEK353.13/-DKK254.13/-NOK321.51/-ISK4,585/-ARS1,448.49/-CLP26,699/-PEN131.68/-NZ$60.01/-ZAR566.37/-PLN146.19/-R$147.47/-CZK879.53/-RSD4,029/-HUF10,989.06/-RUB2,586.73/-CN¥273.06 per night|
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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
Superb and beyond friendly
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Goathland (N Yorks): Village Centre Bus Stop
— 8.6 miles
8.6 miles Pickering: Eastgate Coach Stop — 11.6 miles
11.6 miles Thornton le Dale (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 13.3 miles
- Train stations
Danby Rail Station
— 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Castleton Moor Rail Station — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Glaisdale Rail Station — 6.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 18.3 miles
18.3 miles Transporter Bridge North Side — 18.3 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 22.0 miles
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.
- The Moors National Park Centre (5.7 miles)
- Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (11.3 miles)
- North Yorkshire Moors Railway (11.4 miles)
- Rievaulx Terrace (11.3 miles)
- Nunnington Hall (12.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||Anytime|
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.
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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