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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.
Open from 07/04/2020 to 12/31/2020
Open from 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2021
Open from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
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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.|
|Please bring your own cooking equipment.|
|Doona and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Car parking by site/unit|
|No dogs allowed|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|Travelling solo? (1 max)||-£30/-€33.31/-A$53.93/-US$37.45/-CA$50.75/-CHF35.42/-SEK348.95/-DKK248.13/-NOK354.87/-ISK5,212/-ARS2,646.35/-CLP30,055/-PEN131.91/-$57.32/-ZAR637.22/-PLN148.60/-R$199.06/-CZK888.25/-RSD3,916/-HUF11,766.06/-RUB2,676.01/-CN¥264.65 per night|
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Excellent site, private and homely
Loved it. Will go again. Great host, fab location, breakfast & cakes.
Lovely place to stay with a friendly hostess.
24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit
Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Hand sanitizing stations
Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities
Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area
More frequent emptying of bins
No cash accepted on site
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Nearby farmers' market
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Propane/gas cylinders available
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Goathland (N Yorks): Village Centre Bus Stop
— 13.9 kilometres
13.9 kilometres Pickering: Eastgate Coach Stop — 18.7 kilometres
18.7 kilometres Thornton le Dale (N Yorks): Bus Stop — 21.4 kilometres
- Train stations
Danby Rail Station
— 9.2 kilometres
9.2 kilometres Castleton Moor Rail Station — 9.2 kilometres
9.2 kilometres Glaisdale Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 29.4 kilometres
29.4 kilometres Transporter Bridge North Side — 29.4 kilometres
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 35.5 kilometres
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 (9.2 kilometres)
- Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (18.3 kilometres)
- North Yorkshire Moors Railway (18.3 kilometres)
- Rievaulx Terrace (18.3 kilometres)
- Nunnington Hall (20.2 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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.Read more
- How much does it cost to stay at Dale Head Farm Shepherds Hut? From $162.39 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability