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Little Seed Field
64 reviews
· Ripon, England
7 acres
7 units
7 Glamping
Wild, eco-conscious glamping on a working dairy farm, surrounded by the brooding Yorkshire Dales
As you head over to the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales – “dales” from the Viking word dalr (valley) – the countryside becomes less rocky and rugged. Instead of hardcore hiking, think rolling greenery, and heather moorlands neighbouring picture-postcard towns like Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Masham. Little Seed Field – a brand new glampsite opened in 2017 by Joanne and Sean Nicholson – fits these surroundings like a glove, offering outdoor overnighting in a peaceful corner of a working dairy farm. Five snug cabins are on offer, nestled amongst boulders, rushes and trees, ensuring the farm retains the natural wilderness of the unspoiled landscape. "We have worked hard to ensure that our wild deer, birds of prey and natural flora are disturbed as little as possible", says Joanne and Sean, which 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. With lighting, electrical points and a log stove all present and correct, glampers keep nice and toasty on those chilly Yorkshire evenings. The basic but well-maintained (and centrally-heated) amenity building houses wet rooms and a small kitchenette facility. Here, you can source water from the farms' natural spring, use the kettle and toaster, or gather wood for your crackling campfire. Any negatives? Well, there are some hardships – let’s see, mobile signal can be hard to come by (there are very few areas where you can receive signal), and the farm can be quite exposed to the elements – so bring warm clothing, wellies and a torch! But between taking a fine Yorkshire Dales stroll – nearby Nidderdale Way comes highly recommended – and watching the sunset over the pastoral valley below, we’ll think you’ll manage.
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Ripon, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Joanne N.Joined in September 2017
30 Ratings · 64 reviews
Viktorija K.recommends
June 3, 2022
Field Mouse Cabin - New ensuite
Highly recommend to stay!!!
If you are looking for a nice and quiet gateway from busy life then that’s definitely place to be! Nature is amazing! Fantastic and clean lodges, amazing beds and was sooo clean when we arrived! Would highly recommend to take also start up kits for fire pit! Beautiful and quiet place! Thank you so much for the owner, for such a lovely relaxing time!
Paul S.recommends
December 30, 2021
Wild Yorkshire Cabins (non ensuite)
Our stay started with the fantastic Joanne who quickly sorted our booking via email. Upon arrival we had a very detailed email so just helped ourselves to the cabin which was already set up and ready for us. The cabin was absolutely beautiful, a fabulous log burner kept us toasty warm through a very chilly few days. The fairy lights take some getting used to but offer the perfect lighting for a romantic setting and stunning views. Definitely worth bringing a small gas stove to make a brew although we discovered there is a kettle and tea facilities in the communal kitchen. Joanne was quick with local information and we found some fabulous places to eat and had a lovely day out in the city of Ripon, just 20mins away. My only issue was transferring belongings in the wheelbarrows (as I'm incredibly unfit and it took 3 trips!!) The facilities are immaculate, the farm is lovely and the views are to die for. We certainly will be returning next year. Thank you so much for a perfect end to a naff 2021!
Zena W.recommends
October 30, 2021
Wild Bramble - new ensuite, king size + 1
This was our first glamping experience so we really didn't know what to except. We stayed in the beautiful Wild Bramble cabin with en-suite. The room was spacious, clean and had everything we could possibly need. The bed was extremely comfy and the bedding was immaculately clean. The shower was not what we expected for a cabin in a field. It was more like something from a posh hotel. The views are stunning and we left after our 2 night stay feeling completely relaxed and discussing when to visit next year. Thank you for providing us with a fantastic and memorable first glamping experience. We look forward to our next visit.
Sophie C.recommends
October 26, 2021
Field Mouse Cabin - New ensuite
We enjoyed a lovely couple of days at Little Seed Field. The cabins are well spaced out and private with lovely views of Nidderdale. There is lots of space inside the cabin with lovely comfy beds and a luxury shower room. The only thing that would improve it would be another table or drop down/fold up breakfast bar for preparing food. It was hard to prep on the one small camping table provided whilst also BBQ’ing whilst sitting out having a drink- so it was a bit of a juggling act. Otherwise everything was great and we would definitely recommend to others.
Rachel S.recommends
August 30, 2021
Meadowsweet Cabin - ensuite
The accommodation was finished beautifully with great shower. We enjoyed the fire pit and views for our morning coffee! The communal area with log burner was a great asset too.
Paul W.recommends
August 14, 2021
Wild Bramble - new ensuite, king size + 1
First ever glamping experience which was amazing! A tranquil, relaxed place to unwind & recharge. Little Seed Field offered great views from one of the new cabins which was very comfortable and cosy and was positioned in a great spot. Will definitely be booking another trip soon 🤩
From the host
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 seven octagonal log cabins (four ensuite) have private BBQ’s, firepits and log stoves with the added luxury of electricity, memory foam mattresses and uninterrupted views of the Dales. The cabins 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 ponds, 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.
Nearby attractions
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 and 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. Looking for something really special? Grantley Hall is a five star luxury hotel offering incredible afternoon teas and luxury dining set in beautiful private grounds.
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