Peaks and Pods

North East England North Yorkshire Settle

  • From £103.33 a night
  • 5 Pods, Each Sleeping 4
  • Great Outdoors

Luxury glamping pods between the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Nestled in a private corner of a working dairy farm on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB and less than 2 miles away from the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nature lovers and outdoors types will love this beautifully situated glamping site. Reluctant glampers may love it too, given the level of comfort it provides, with 5 fully insulated, cedar-clad pods arranged to offer a sliding scale of luxury depending on your inclination and budget.

Each pod can comfortably sleep 4 people, with room for a little one at a push. They all boast their own, excellently equipped kitchenette, a double bed and sofa bed, a deck and a patio area with a fire pit for barbecues; they also all have WiFi, Smart TVs and underfloor heating. The two Green Top pods are just a few steps away from their own private bathrooms, with a shower, toilet and basin, and they also have private hot tubs. The Silver Top Pod comes fully en-suite, for those who just can’t handle the stroll, and also features a covered patio area with wonderful views and a charcoal BBQ. The excellent and sought-after Gold Top pods not only have en-suite bathrooms but also come with their own hot tubs. Fire pit packs are available to buy, so you can warm your toes on the terrace as the sun sets over the Yorkshire hills, while cows peep their heads teasingly over the fence during summer. There’s also a covered communal area called 'The Hub', with tables, seating and games to play, plus a large cast iron fire pit, a Weber charcoal barbeque, and a Gozney gas pizza oven. It’s an excellent spot to socialise – and heated, too.

The Brennand family has been farming the gorgeous landscape here for three generations, yet somehow – perhaps due to its proximity to the better-known Dales – its charms have slipped beneath the radar. However, whether you’re a walker, mountain biker, or you just like taking in sumptuous scenery from the comfort of your hot tub, you'll feel right at home here as soon as you arrive. Indeed, Peaks and Pods is more like compact, self-catered living than glamping or camping, yet as soon as fling open the double-glazed doors of your pod, you're immediately part of the great outdoors. Walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers are the most obvious folk to enjoy it here, so it’s no surprise the Brennands have provided every pod with a box for muddy boots; they also have a power hose and wall racks for bike maintenance. Spin a few miles west to Gisburn Forest, one of Forestry England’s mountain biking destinations, or simply stride out on the footpath from the farm. It’s all on your pod-step, whichever direction you choose.



All five pods come with luxury bedding - feather and down duvets and pillows on top of a sumptuous pocket-sprung mattress.

Our Gold Top and Green Top pods have private, covered hot tubs with jets and LED lights. All pods have a deck, flagged patio with bespoke outdoor shelter, luxury swing seat, a fire pit and barbecue grill. Silver Top pod 'The Folds' also has a Weber barbecue too on its own sheltered patio.

The cedar-clad pods are insulated, heated, have double-glazed security doors and lighting inside and out. Power sockets, Smart TVs and USB points are provided, as well as free Wi-Fi to each pod. There's a modern kitchenette with a fridge, sink with hot running water, two-ring hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, glasses, pans and utensils.
Each pod has a foldaway wooden table with four chairs and they all have retractable fly screen doors to keep bugs out in summer.

The Green Top pods are just a few steps from their own private shower rooms, with key code access and unlimited hot water for the showers, while the Gold and Silver Top pods are ensuite. All have a towel bundle for extra convenience.

Our Green Top pods feature designer bedding - gorgeous Joules bedding in Two Acre Bit and stunning Orla Kiely bedding in Buckhaw Brow. Sofa beds come complete with extra bedding  stowed away when booked for more than two guests.

The Hub - a shared social space - puts Peaks and Pods into a league of its own and is a unique guest area away from the pods with tables, chairs, stunning pizza oven, large cast-iron fire pit, Weber charcoal barbecue, wooden swing seat, benches, heating and lighting. The adjoining Little Laundry has superb washing facilities and offers a selection of outdoor games to borrow, as well as local area information.

You'll often see sheep and cows (in the summer) on our neighbouring fields, peeping over the fence to see what you're up to!
Boot storage boxes and log storage is provided at each pod and there is a special area to wash bikes, carry out maintenance and store them securely.

Peaks and Pods offers unrivalled facilities and is glamping at its very best!

Suitable For

Our unique glamping site is the perfect destination for:

Couples: Reconnect and unwind in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Stargaze in the dark skies, create a special meal to share and celebrate time alone with a glass of something fizzy.
Families: Create special memories that will last a lifetime. Let the children stretch their legs in the open countryside, play games at The Hub and toast marshmallows over an open fire. They'll never forget.
Friends: Meet at Peaks and Pods and spend precious time together. Cook pizzas at The Hub in our stunning pizza oven, share a few drinks in the glow of the festoon and fairy lights and rediscover your friendship.
Outdoor lovers: Explorers, cyclists, walkers, climbers and cavers will find all they need to rest and have fun after a day of adventure. Hot showers, comfortable beds, laundry and cooking facilities are onsite to help you prepare for the next day's adventures. The outdoor possibilities nearby are endless and we provide lots of information about what's on offer.
Groups: By arrangement, the whole site can be hired for a memorable stay. Enjoy total privacy and take over The Hub to celebrate any event, from a special birthday or anniversary to a family reunion or old uni-friends get-together. (Sorry, but we don't cater for hen or stag parties.)
Minimooners: We're a popular destination for newly-married couples who just want to nip away for a short break after their wedding. The wonderful hot tubs, with jets and LED lights, are the perfect place to toast your future together. The peace and quiet is just what's needed to come down after the excitement of the day!
Trainspotters: The famous Settle to Carlisle railway is only five miles away in nearby Settle. The lovely local station, with viewing bridge, is worth a visit. Why not hop onboard and head north through the most stunning countryside and villages?

Dogs are not allowed. (Sorry, but we can't have dogs with the farm animals nearby.)


It's just five miles to Gisburn Forest, a Mecca for mountain bikers, perfect for an adrenaline-packed ride or a family-friendly pedal. Most trails start from Gisburn Forest Hub (01200 446747) with car park, toilets, picnic area and café. While you're there, a walk round the beautiful reservoir is a must. Excellent local market towns include Settle, Clitheroe, Skipton and Kirkby Lonsdale – all only a short journey away. Hop aboard a waggon on the Settle-Carlisle Railway (01729 825888) – England's most scenic train line is the claim – or take on the famous walking routes around Malham Cove and Tarn, where you can hop across the unique limestone rocks like a bug on giant puzzle pieces. The most hardy walkers can take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks (in a day) – Whernside, Ingleborough and Penyghent – enjoying Ribblehead Viaduct en route (a worthy landmark to walk to in itself).

Food & Drink

Eating On Site
We offer a Pure Luxury Package, which includes breakfast for your stay. You'll arrive to find your pod filled with top-quality breakfast ingredients and essential food items ready and waiting.
If you like to barbecue, we sell charcoal packs that include a large bag of quality charcoal, lighting equipment and tongs to use on the grill on your fire pit (or Weber barbecue at The Folds), or on the large Weber barbecue at The Hub.
There's also a wonderful wood-fired pizza oven available to hire, located at The Hub - our fabulous sheltered social space with seating, lighting and heat. You'll need to bring your own food and ingredients.

Eating Out
The nearest pubs that we recommend are The Plough at Wigglesworth (01729 840243) , the Craven Arms (01729 825627) in Giggleswick and both the Black Horse and Hart's Head, also in Giggleswick. They're four miles away by the main roads and The Plough's just a couple of miles away along a gated country lane.

It's four miles by road, just off the A65 before Settle.
The Golden Lion (01729 822203), just five miles from Peaks and Pods, is also popular with our guests. There's a wide range of cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways in Settle. Our Welcome Pack includes lots of details about places to eat and drink.


Open all year.


Price per stay, based on two sharing

Additional guests: Adults (16+) £25 per night. Children (5+) £15 per night


2 night min, arrive Friday or Saturday

3 night min, bank holidays and summer holidays , arrive Friday


2 night min, arrive Monday or Wednesday

1 night stays available (term time) in Green Top and Silver Top pods, Mon - Thurs

Gold Top Pods (Holly Bush & Corn Bents)

Weekends - £180 per night

Weekdays - £160 per night / £180 per night holidays

Silver Top Pod (The Folds)

Weekends - £130 per night

Weekdays - £120 per night / £130 per night holidays

New! One night midweek stays (term time) - £140

Green Top Pods (Two Acre Bit and Buckhaw Brow)

Weekends - £160 per night

Weekdays - £145 / £160 per night holidays

New! One night midweek stays (term time) - £180

Special Offers (apply automatically)

15% off weekend accommodation from November 6th to end January

Four night midweek stays in term time (autumn and winter) - book four nights for the price of two

Four night midweek stays in term time (spring and early summer) - book four nights for the price of three

Children stay free in half term holidays

15% off accommodation for stays of five nights or more

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The Owner Says

We're Joanne and John and we have opened up a corner of our dairy farm between the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. Three generations of our family live and work on the farm and we have put our hearts and souls into creating a bespoke, luxury glamping experience for our outdoor-loving guests.

Our luxury pods are specially-designed to be used all year round, with heating, insulation, double glazing and indoor cooking. You will never feel the cold, or experience broken tent poles and soggy sleeping bags. This is glamping at its best!

At Peaks and Pods we welcome families, couples, friends, cyclists, walkers, countryside lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience an exciting new place to stay.

The five pods are kitted out with private shower rooms, fully-equipped kitchenettes, pocket-sprung double beds, feather and down duvets and pillows, memory-foam sofa beds, tables and chairs, decked areas, private outdoor spaces with shelters and outdoor dining tables. You can even opt for your own hot tub at four of the pods, all under cover. There's great mobile phone signal, free WiFi and Smart TVs.

Each pod has its own fire bowl on the patio and we supply fire pit and charcoal packs. Fire pits also double as a barbecue with grill and poker, except at The Folds which has its own Weber charcoal barbecue.

Our unique, ranch-style Hub area offers guests a wonderful social space to relax, cook, light a fire, enjoy freshly cooked pizzas, barbecue and take in the stunning views. There's a great atmosphere with festoon and fairy lights and you'll create memories you'll never forget.

Visiting cyclists will find first-class facilities for washing, repairing and securely storing their bikes on-site. There's also a laundry, where guests can wash, dry and iron, and you'll find outdoor games and information leaflets too.

We're a 'green' business and have a Gold Award from Green Tourism. Electricity is provided by a wind turbine and solar panels, our hot tubs are heated using air source heat pumps and renewable energy. We encourage our guests to recycle and we provide environmentally-friendly cleaning products in every pod.

We believe that it is important that you can tailor-make your own experience, adding as many or as few extras as you want. Our extras allow every stay to be totally bespoke - perfect for your own needs.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Joanne and John


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Getting There

From the north: From the M6 follow the A65 south, past Kirkby Lonsdale, towards Skipton for approx 16 miles. Travel down Settle bypass, past Giggleswick railway station and the Craven Arms, and take a right turn off the bypass towards Rathmell. Turn right up Hesley Lane and continue for just under 2 miles. It’s a single track road and it will take you up the hill towards Peaks and Pods. Keep to the left and at the top of the hill you will go over a cattle grid and see a wind turbine. Take the 2nd track on your left.

From the south: From the A59 or the A56 (depending on the direction you are coming from) follow signs towards Wigglesworth. In Wigglesworth, at The Plough, turn towards Rathmell and Settle. In Rathmell, turn left up Hesley Lane, opposite the church, and continue for 2 miles up the hill, along a single track road. Keep to the left, then at the top of the hill go over a cattle grid and see a wind turbine. Take the 2nd entrance on your left signposted ‘Peaks and Pods’.

Peaks and Pods is not on a bus route and the nearest train stations are four or five miles away. It is possible to get to Peaks and Pods by taxi, but it can be expensive and must be prebooked.

The nearest bus stops are at Rathmell and Tosside (2 miles away), and the nearest train stations are at Giggleswick (4 miles) (0845 748 4950) and Settle (5 miles) (0845 748 4950).


  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Walking
  • Good walks nearby
  • Drying room
  • Electricity
  • No pets allowed
  • Wifi
  • Private Kitchen
  • Private Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Showers
  • Good for kids
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Family-Friendly
  • Hills & Mountains
  • On the farm
  • Sensational Views
  • Luxury Glamping
  • Pods
  • Nice Views from Site
  • Romantic retreat
  • Remote location
  • Forests nearby
  • Mountains nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Bicycle routes nearby

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