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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 deckchair as the sun sets. Then, as night closes in, pull a blanket over your knees and stay cosily parked, for there are 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 popular alternative activities.
The hut is comfy and warm with a woodburner to keep you toasty – 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. Whatever the weather, the pretty little arbour by the hut is a top spot to hang out in: you'll surely be snug here as you cosy up with a coffee or a glass of vino…
The site has been kitted out thoughtfully with stuff that’s handy for outdoorsy types, like a utility room with washers and dryers, 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. Next to the hut is a wetroom with toilet and shower, plus a standard fridge, worktops and a large sink.
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 (2 adults and 1 child)
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)
The unit is suitable only for 2 adults and one child maximum age of child up to 12 years old
|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 double bed, 1 x trundle bed)
Bathroom (1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
|Doona and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Car parking by site/unit|
|Gas and electricity included|
|Kitchen corner or kitchenette|
|Wifi at the unit/site|
|Shower room with WC|
|Dining table and chairs|
|No dogs allowed|
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Excellent all round!
Lovely farm stay.
Cosy accommodation on a working farm. Great hosts and location
10/10 on everything
From the manager...
Bed arrangement has changed. There is now a double bed with single trundle bed underneath. Originally there were bunk beds so we have taken these out to make it more comfortable.
Absolutely fabulous hosts & accommodation!
The Shepherd's hut was cosy and peaceful. Breakfast was delicious. …
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
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- 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|
|Depart by:||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.
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 at the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsPark 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-park 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 $167.13 (for 1 night, 3 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability