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Hollow Gill Huts

· Settle, North Yorkshire, England
1 acre hosted by Emma S.
3 glamping pitches
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home in nature — including real toilets, showers, and kitchen.
Shepherd's huts with views across the Yorkshire Dales near Settle

One of the closest railway stations is Giggleswick, it’s just up the road from Wigglesworth and the River Ribble babbles away nearby. It can only be the Yorkshire Dales. In this land of cute names, rolling hills, dry-stone walls and meandering lanes, Postman Pat would be quite at home. And so are the Hollow Gill Huts; a trio of shepherd’s huts that are well suited to this pleasingly rural environment. If it wasn’t for the yet-to-weather oak-clad exterior and immaculate finish, you might think they had always been here.

In fact, Hollow Gill Huts were built in 2021 and have the mod cons to prove it: Smart TVs, WiFi, great mobile signal, underfloor heating and en-suite shower rooms. These are comfortable, self-contained huts that are just right for a self-catering stay on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Two of the three are suitable for families with pull-down bunk beds for kids, if you bring them, while the other is reserved for couples with a log burner to add to its charms. But it’s what’s outside, beyond your gravelly terrace and fire bowl, that’s the real treat here.

Hollow Gill Huts sit against the sheltered backdrop of a mature woodland, looking out across the working farm they are part of. You might have a view of grazing sheep or cattle to the fore with rolling dales filling the middle ground and the high peaks of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough in the far distance. Together with Whernside, which is a little further away, these mountains form Yorkshire’s “three peaks”, a worthy challenge-route that’s the subject of many a fundraiser. Each (or all) provide great hiking opportunities in this area that’s not short on options. In fact, instead of driving the six miles to the launch point for the three peaks, you might like to simply step out the front door and onto the Ribbleway. This long-distance footpath follows the route of the river (for the most part) and goes right through the farm.

If you’ve got the stamina, keep walking for four miles to the lovely market town of Settle where you can refuel at any number of eateries. Or, if you’re not in the mood to walk, drive there to pick up supplies from its butchers and bakers en route to explore further afield. To the west is the Forest of Bowland, to the east, the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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2 Ratings · 3 reviews
Emily Y.recommends
May 1, 2024
Relaxing shepherds hut experience
We loved our stay in the Dalesbred shepherds hut. Great location on the farm, which felt very private but we enjoyed our neighbouring sheep and lambs in the surrounding fields. The hut had everything we could possibly need for our stay and a wonderful welcome treat from our hosts on arrival. Emma and Pete were great hosts and were great at communicating before we arrived and during our stay. They were super helpful and accommodating when we realised on our last night we were going to run out of wood for the firepit/wood burner and brought a new log pack up to the hut super quickly.
D S.recommends
March 28, 2024
Really good hut. Friendly owners who are available to help whenever without bother.
Shona P.
February 21, 2022
Despite staying in the middle of Storm Eunice (think gales, followed by snow, then flooding!) we had a wonderful time! Emma and Pete have left nothing to chance with these wonderfully appointed huts. We booked all three for a wider family getaway and we weren’t disappointed. You feel remote but are only a short drive from some amazing walks and pubs. Already booked to stay again!
Settle, North Yorkshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Emma S.Joined in September 2021
From the host
We are Pete and Emma Stephenson and we are delighted to share our beautiful countryside and farm as we welcome you to Hollow Gill Huts. The glamping site is based on our tenanted farm on the outskirts of the small village of Rathmell near Settle, North Yorkshire. We have lived in the area for over 10 years, starting dales life in Horton-in-Ribblesdale onwards to a small farm in Settle and finally settling here at Far Cappleside three years ago. It’s been our dream to have our own site ever since we stayed in a shepherd’s hut on our own family holiday. We can’t wait to welcome you to our piece of heaven in our beautiful part of the countryside.
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The Ribbleway footpath passes through the farm with breathtaking views of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Each provides a great walk. Together they are known as the Yorkshire Three Peaks and often tackled together as a challenge. The beautiful market town of Settle is four miles away and Skipton is 15 miles. The site is between the walking and cycling trails of Gisburn Forest (01200 446387) in the Forest of Bowland and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There's plenty more walking and cycling within the national park along with sights including waterfalls, caves, Malham Cove (10 miles away), Bolton Abbey (20 miles; 01756 718000) and the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct (also around 20 miles away).
Food and drink
You can pre-order breakfast boxes or celebration hampers when booking your stay. For local cheese head to The Courtyard Dairy (01729 823291) a mile up the road in Rathmell (it has a cafe as well) or to Settle, four miles away, where there are lots of independent shops including Settle Cheese & Charcuterie Shop and Drake and Macefield Butchers. For a bite to eat in town, try the amusingly named Ye Olde Naked Man bakery and cafe (01729 823230), boutique Tapas Bar Sydney's (01729 822000) or the more traditional Golden Lion (01729 822203). It's worth checking out the closest pub to the site, The Plough (01729 840243), which is a short drive away but under refurbishment at the time of writing. Emma's handy welcome pack in the hut offers up-to-date recommendations.
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