Little Seed Field

North East England North Yorkshire Ripon

  • 7 Cabins
  • Eco-Retreat

Eco-conscious glamping on a working farm in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Set amongst the rolling greenery and heather moorlands of the eastern Yorkshire Dales, Little Seed Field fits its surroundings like a glove, offering wild glamping in a peaceful corner of a working dairy farm. They have seven snug cabins, nestled amongst boulders, rushes and trees, in an unspoiled landscape owners Joanne and Sean have worked hard to retain; indeed their aim to ensure that  'wild deer, birds of prey and natural flora are disturbed as little as possible' will strike joy into the heart of the eco-conscious glamper.

Inside, the octagonal and individually decorated cabins are surprisingly roomy, featuring beds, mattresses and a small selection of cutlery and crockery. They also have lighting, electrical points and a log stove so you can keep nice and toasty on those chilly Yorkshire evenings. The basic but well-maintained – and heated – amenities building houses wet rooms and a small kitchenette with a kettle and toaster; and you can also source water from the farm's spring or gather wood for your campfire.

We should say that the mobile signal is poor – though that may be why you came in the first place! – but the location is properly rural and remote, with lots of great walks nearby, including along the fabulous Nidderdale Way. After a hard day's exploring the beautiful countryside that surrounds little Seed Field, it doesn't come much better than getting back to your cabin and watching the sunset over the valley below.

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Facilities

We have five octagonal cabins, two of which have ensuite facilities (Meadowsweet and Bird Cherry).  The remaining three cabins (Yorkshire Fog, Foxtail and Woodland Clearing) share an amenity building containing two wet rooms.  Each cabin has a low level of power and fairy lights for lighting.  They each have a private BBQ/fire pit and a log burning stove.  Our ensuite cabins include an electric radiator in the shower room.
Our wild, rural site is situated within 5 acres of land.  We have wild woodland, a beautiful new pond area and a covered outside communal area/classroom.
There is a small, shared kitchenette on site which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster and two small fridges as well as a washing up area.

Suitable For

Glampers, couples, families, small groups and dogs (with prior notice) – yes. Campervans and caravans – no.

Nearby

Our incredible views are unique and we have so much more to offer: nature on your doorstep, walks through ancient woodland, serene moments by the pond and boundless landscapes to explore! Our site is private and secluded, wild and luxurious, adventurous yet protected. Arrive. Unwind. Explore. Relax.

The area is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with plenty of wild birds of prey, deer, bats and hedgehogs. You can walk to the heart of Nidderdale, with direct access to rare heather moorlands which are protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The site is a short drive from the Nidderdale Way and the very popular Hack Fall trails. Guests can join the Crackpots Mosiac Trail and Ripon Rowel routes on foot from site. There are plenty of places to visit close by: the market towns of Pateley Bridge, Masham and Ripon, and a number of National Trust sites including Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks. Little Seed Field is only an hour drive from both Leeds and York.

Food & Drink

Each cabin has a private BBQ, plus there's the option to heat food on the stoves hotplate. There are two award-winning butchers in Pateley Bridge, plus a superb fish and chip shop come take away pizza place in the nearest village of Kirkby Malzeard (two minute drive). As for pubs, The Grantley Arms (01765 620227) is a fine old inn in the charming village of High Grantley, whilst the Queens Head in Kirkby Malzeard serves local ales on draught.

Slightly further afield in Ripon there is Prima Pizza, a great authentic Italian restaurant and Realitea, a small, unique Indian tea room serving the most incredible food (day time only).

Masham has two breweries (Theakstons and Black Sheep) – both have excellent restaurants.

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Open

Open all year round.

Pricing

£65 per night based on 2 people sharing. £15 each additional person (up to a maximum of 4 per cabin). £6 per night per dog and £10 per basket of fire wood including lighters for the stove.

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The Owner Says

Little Seed Field is a unique, rural glamping retreat set in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, just a short drive from the beautiful market towns of Pateley Bridge and Masham. Open all year and offering a peaceful country escape, this spacious glamping site provides a perfect base to get together with friends, reconnect with family or enjoy a romantic mini break. Our five octagonal log cabins (two ensuite) have private BBQ’s, firepits and log stoves with the added luxury of electricity, memory foam mattresses and uninterrupted views of the Dales. Their carefully selected setting means they are not overlooked and provide the prefect base to explore the Dales, get off grid, back to nature and observe the starlit sky. The pond, woodland and outdoor shelter create alternative spaces on site for relaxation, recreation and adventure. From your doorstep you can cycle, walk and run through a landscape that has remained unchanged for decades, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Location

Contact Website  07817 904 339  Little Seed Field, Little Seed Field, Castiles Farm, Ripon HG4 3PU

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Getting There

Leave the A1 at Boroughbridge and follow signs to Ripon, then Kirkby Malzeard, and then Laverton. Follow the road through Laverton, over the hump back bridge, and after half a mile turn right at the T junction. Follow the road for one and a half miles, Castiles Farm is on the right hand side after passing The Moorhouse B&B. Follow Sat Nav HG4 3RH, the farm is a quarter mile beyond the B&B, before the cattle grid.

Little Seed Field is very remote and only reached by car, there are no bus or train services. Taxis operate from Ripon where there is a decent size bus station connecting to Leeds, Harrogate and Masham.

Features

  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
  • Electricity
  • Exclusive hire
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Showers
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Nice Views from Site
  • Romantic retreat
  • Remote location
  • Bicycle routes nearby
  • On the farm

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