The Dalesbred Hut

Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire, England

Luxurious rural shepherd's hut offers a romantic stay for adults looking to reconnect near Settle and the Yorkshire Dales.

Key Points

  • Luxury shepherd's hut with en-suite shower room sleeps 2 for a romantic stay near Settle.
  • Well equipped kitchenette with microwave oven, hob and toaster lets you cook up delicious meals.
  • A wood burner and underfloor heating keeps the hut warm and cosy.
  • Outside you can toast marshmallows on the fire pit and dine al fresco.
  • Locally you can explore the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland.

Special Offer

Stay 5+ nights and enjoy a 10% discount. 


Gorgeous 20ft oak clad shepherd's hut offers a tranquil escape from the stresses of life allowing couples to enjoy an intimate escape whilst enjoying stunning views near Settle. 

The hut is named after a local breed of sheep and offers luxury living in a private space next to woodland. Inside there is a cosy and very comfy double bed that comes with feather and down pillows and a warm duvet - thus offering a wonderful nights sleep for you and your loved one. The wood burning stove will be sure you keep cosy whilst the handmade kitchenette offers everything you need for a perfect self-catering getaway. Cook up a delicious meal using the microwave-oven, hob and toaster and enjoy dining al fresco on your private picnic table. Back inside you can snuggle up and watch the Smart TV whilst enjoying the complimentary tea and coffee or sit at the table and plan your next day. The en-suite shower room offers plenty of hot water to wash away your long day of exploring. 

Whilst here be sure to try and spot some of the amazing wildlife which you can share pictures of using the free wifi and great phone signal. Of course, a digital detox is fully recommended too, so switch off your device for a while and reconnect with the beauty of the area. By night you can light the fire pit and enjoy the feeling of camping knowing that you have all the luxuries you need inside your hut. 

Locally you can explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park or Forest of Bowland Area of Natural Beauty. Both offer caves, waterfalls and nature trails so you can enjoy working up an appetite before visiting one of the local pubs just a short drive for your hut. 

No children.

Up to 3 dogs are welcome but will be staying in a kennel down at the farm not in the hut with you. The charge for this is £7 per dog per night. 

Why not book some extras for your stay! A late departure at £10, Celebration Box for £30 with decorations and Prosecco or a Breakfast Box for £10 or £20. If you are celebrating or just deserve a little pampering then the Luxury Treat Box for those extra special occasions includes a luxury breakfast, bouquet of flowers, Prosecco, chocolates and extra coffee pods as well as charcoal, marshmallows and skewers! 

Bike storage available free of charge.

There is a minimum 2 night stay with Monday, Wednesday and Friday arrival except from July 15th to the end of August when there are Monday and Friday arrivals only. 

Please click Check Availability to see dates and prices. 


Room Types

Double Ensuite





 Hot water






 Heating - underfloor


Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood




 Dining area

 Fire pit


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Pub / Bar



 Mobile - Strong mobile signal

 TV - Smart


On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Self check-in


 Coffee machine






 Tea & Coffee

Young Children



 Free parking


 Small site (2-4 accoms)


Can I check in early or check out late?

We don't offer an early check in due to rigorous cleaning but you can check out an hour later for an extra £10.

Do you allow dogs to stay?

We don't allow dogs in the huts but they can stay in our well equipped kennels where an evening meal is included for them! This costs an extra £7 per night.

Can I bring my bike?

Yes we have free bike storage available for you to use.

Can we bring our own charcoal?

We supply all that so you don't have to bring it with you, it costs £10 for a charcoal pack which includes everything you need to light the BBQ firepit.

Can we have a cot for a baby?

Yes let us know if you need one and we will have it in the cot for when you arrive. This is free of charge.

Can my children come?

This is an adult only hut but we have 2 family huts on site - search for The Swaledale Hut or The Wensleydale Hut here on QuirkyAccom.

Nearest Airport/s

Leeds Bradford / Manchester

Content updated on 8th February 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Emma Stephenson from The Dalesbred Hut