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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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Liked everything about it 08/13/2018

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

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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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Our stay in the shepherds hut was absolutely amazing and ... 06/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire B. Confirmed

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    Our stay in the shepherds hut was absolutely amazing and I would recommend this place to anyone. The views were fantastic and Maggie the owner was absolutely brilliant, very welcoming. The hut was cosy and we had everything we needed. What a fantastic place!!!

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Maggie was great. Friendly, very helpful. Relaxed, peaceful location 06/04/2018

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    Wonderful scenery, lovely shepherd's hut very well equipped with log burner, refrigerator, microwave, radio, kettle with tea, coffee, milk and sugar provided. Fire pit and barbeque with logs and charcoal provided. Very comfortable beds, plenty of seating in and around hut. Great walks and varied wildlife. Lovely working farm. Lovely snug tea room where great breakfast is served. Wonderful hosts..

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Absolutely loved our weekend here, it's so clean peaceful and ... 05/29/2018

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    Absolutely loved our weekend here, it's so clean peaceful and perfect for walking. Views are stunning, well worth the money. Maggie the host was perfect, made sure we were ok and breakfast so delicious.
    Thanks for having us Maggie x

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Amazing location, fantastic food, friendly family, great accommodation 04/15/2018

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    What a lovely, cosy shepherds' hut set in the most peaceful location. We stayed for 6 nights and there is still so much more to explore. The accommodation was excellent. Clean, cosy and very warm. Maggie and her family did so much to make us all feel welcome. Our 9 year old son had a fantastic time playing in the stream and helping to care for the pet lambs. He would have liked to stay! The breakfasts were delicious. Can't recommend highly enough. Thank you Maggie for all the thoughtful little extras which really did make such a difference. We would love to return again if you would have us all back.

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absolute pleasure anytime x

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Beautiful, unique experience. Great facilities and friendly staff. 03/13/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen Q. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    The location was beautiful and peaceful, and the hut was cosy,comfortable and well equipt. Maggie,the owner, was friendly and welcoming and provided us with a delicious breakfast in the morning. We loved the stunning scenery of Rosedale and enjoyed a breathtaking walk that began on the doorstep. My daughter loved being introduced and interacting with the new lambs on the farm. An amazing outdoors experience!

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Escapism! Back to nature, with basic comforts, bliss 01/06/2018

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    Just come back from 3 amazing days at Dale Head Farm. The Sheperd's hut is just so cool, the log burner keeping the hut warm the whole time we were there, even with 4 inches of snow, and below zero most of the time.
    Maggie and Chris were extremely welcoming and friendly. The very rustic coffee shop with a BIG log burner (fully fired up every morning), was the perfect setting for Maggie's amazing cooked breakfast!
    If you want a taste of real Yorkshire, then you'd be hard pushed to experience it better else where. The simplicity of the Shepherd's Hut, in the very rural yet historic surroundings of Dale Head Farm, is the perfect escape from the rat race.
    Easy access to a wide variant of beautiful walks. Surrounded in the near locality, by outstanding examples of traditional Yorkshire communities. Quirky and quaint pubs, genuinely sincere and warm people, with amazing food as standard.
    We will absolutely be back.
    Spring time in the Dales...

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    While we were there, we were most disappointed when we were informed that we would NOT be snowed in. Even with 4-5 inches of snow we were confidently informed that we would be able to leave Dale Head Farm. We were hoping that we may have been snowed in, and would have had to stay a few more days!

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Barbecue grills allowed

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No dogs allowed

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

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Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Dale Head Farm, Rosedale East, Pickering, North Yorkshire, England, YO18 8RL
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3845°N 0.9309°W

Nearest transport

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

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

National Trust

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

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 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.

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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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