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Little Seed Field
Ripon, England
7 acres
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.
Activities
Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Natural features
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or creek
Field
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Location
Ripon, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Joanne N.Joined in September 2017
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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