*As seen in The Logbook
Little Seed Field was founded in 2017 by wife and husband team Joanne and Sean Nicholson on their 4th generation working dairy farm. Seven hundred and fifty feet above sea level, south facing and overlooking the Nidderdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales, the landscape and views are simply inspirational. Hence one of the reasons Joanne and Sean jumped at the opportunity to offer accommodation that captured the backdrop of the sun setting over the raw, wild Yorkshire Dales.
The landscape that hosts Little Seed Field has hardly changed for over a century. It still benefits from sweeping, panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales and Joanne is quick to point out that they are not a manicured holiday park. The cabins are set within the land with the aim to create a site where their guests can feel part of their surroundings and integrated into the wilderness and wildlife. While of course still enjoying the luxury of a memory foam mattress and log burning stove.
There are five units, each sleeping four guests and two of the units have ensuite facilities. Each are decorated in a clean, country style and named after native Yorkshire wild plants, flowers and grasses.
They are minimalist but functional, having everything that a guest requires for a luxury visit. Based on a Scandinavian design which Joanne and Sean thought fitted with their landscape perfectly each cabin is also as close as they could get to looking like an Iron Age ‘Round House’ as Little Seed Field is the site of an Iron Age settlement.
WHAT GUESTS CAN EXPECT
Relationship building is hugely important to Joanne and Sean. Joanne manages all the bookings, greets almost all of the guests and ensures all the cabins are serviced and maintained. Their guests know them on a first name basis and always know how to contact them should they require anything during their visit.
Aiming to offer a tailorable service, they often discuss what their clients are looking for when they book directly with them. By selecting a cabin that best suits the purpose of the guest’s trip or arranging bespoke breakfast or arrival hampers they can make sure that the right environment and atmosphere is achieved from the start.
One of the new things that will be launching this year is a bushcraft experience as part of the glamping breaks. This will be an option for individual visitors and corporate team building and includes glamping, bushcraft and bushfire cooking.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
Little Seed Field is deliberately remote and doesn’t offer wifi. This is part of the specific attraction of this particular glamping site, the opportunity to completely disconnect and reconnect with nature and themselves
Also, it’s dark! There is very little light pollution and the stargazing on clear nights is amazing and sometimes surprises visitors, so don’t panic… that giant colourful blob is just our neighbourhood, the Milky Way.
PRICE: starting at £65 per night based on 2 sharing (seasonal variations apply)
ADDRESS: Castiles Farm, Grantley, Ripon, HG4 3PU
TELEPHONE: 0044 (0) 7817904339