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Glamping in the Yorkshire Dales

. Saturday, 28 September 2019 .
I'd always wanted to go "glamping," so when I stumbled across Peaks and Pods online whilst browsing the internet at 3am on a night shift, I was sold. I stayed in the cutest little pod, overlooking the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales. The site is based on a working diary farm so there's plenty of local wildlife to keep you company, including chickens who roam amongst the pods. I stayed for two nights and my only complaint is that it wasn't long enough!
Me sat in front of the Glamping pod

When we arrived there was a homemade lemon drizzle cake made using the eggs from the hens on the farm which I just thought was a lovely touch. The pod was cosy yet surprisingly spacious considering how small it looked from the outside. Inside was a double bed, an ensuite bathroom, a small kitchen with all the essentials, a pull out table and chairs and a sofa that also pulls out into a double bed. I chose to stay in 'Corn Bents' which comes with its own private hot tub on the patio and honestly it was just a dream. We also got really lucky with the weather! But quite frankly, even the rain couldn't spoil this place.
Inside the pod
Kitchen in the pod

Where To Eat

Me eating ice cream in 'The Milking Parlour'
Each pod comes with its own mini kitchen, there's also a fire pit on the patio which you could use to make a BBQ. If you don't fancy cooking for yourself I would highly recommend Ruchee - an Indian restaurant in the nearby town of Settle. It is about a 15 minute drive from the glamping site and the food was seriously the best curry I have had in a long time! In the on-site communal area there is also a pizza oven which you can hire out for an evening if you fancy making your own pizzas. We chose to make our own but you could also use the ovens to prepare store bought pizzas if you'd rather. 

If you fancy travelling further ahead, we visited a small town called Kirby Lonsdale. There we ate lunch a place called Crossing Point Cafe - such a cute little place and they make their own tea blends. After lunch we couldn't resist checking out The Milking Parlour; it's an ice cream shop that makes the ice cream from the milk produced at their family diary farm. The milk is made into ice cream the day that it's milked and it was seriously the tastiest ice cream i've ever eaten.  

What To Do

Personally I think the most important thing to do whilst visiting Peaks and Pods is spend as much time as possible in the hot tub! I can't quite explain how incredible it is sitting in the hot tub in the sunshine looking out over the incredible view. I even got up early on my last morning to go for another quick dip because I just couldn't resist. I quite literally felt like royalty. The only downside was actually having to get out! 

You definitely need to make the most of the stunning local countryside too during your visit. We opted for an 8 mile walk around the Stocks Circular Path. Within the pods are several different leaflets detailing different walks you can take of varying lengths and difficulty. 

Another favourite activity of mine was warming myself by the fire. There's a fire pit in the communal area which you can purchase wood for. The fire is right by a field for young cows and watching them wander around the field was so peaceful. 

Would I recommend it?

100%! I cannot emphasise this enough. I will definitely be booking to return in the future as I loved every minute of my stay.
Flowers and watering can outside the pod

View from the pod
The pod at night
A tin with homemade cake in it and some corn to feed the chickens

I'd always wanted to go "glamping," so when I stumbled across Peaks and Pods online whilst browsing the internet at 3am on a night shift, I was sold. I stayed in the cutest little pod, overlooking the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales. The site is based on a working diary farm so there's plenty of local wildlife to keep you company, including chickens who roam amongst the pods. I stayed for two nights and my only complaint is that it wasn't long enough!
Me sat in front of the Glamping pod

When we arrived there was a homemade lemon drizzle cake made using the eggs from the hens on the farm which I just thought was a lovely touch. The pod was cosy yet surprisingly spacious considering how small it looked from the outside. Inside was a double bed, an ensuite bathroom, a small kitchen with all the essentials, a pull out table and chairs and a sofa that also pulls out into a double bed. I chose to stay in 'Corn Bents' which comes with its own private hot tub on the patio and honestly it was just a dream. We also got really lucky with the weather! But quite frankly, even the rain couldn't spoil this place.
Inside the pod
Kitchen in the pod

Where To Eat

Me eating ice cream in 'The Milking Parlour'
Each pod comes with its own mini kitchen, there's also a fire pit on the patio which you could use to make a BBQ. If you don't fancy cooking for yourself I would highly recommend Ruchee - an Indian restaurant in the nearby town of Settle. It is about a 15 minute drive from the glamping site and the food was seriously the best curry I have had in a long time! In the on-site communal area there is also a pizza oven which you can hire out for an evening if you fancy making your own pizzas. We chose to make our own but you could also use the ovens to prepare store bought pizzas if you'd rather. 

If you fancy travelling further ahead, we visited a small town called Kirby Lonsdale. There we ate lunch a place called Crossing Point Cafe - such a cute little place and they make their own tea blends. After lunch we couldn't resist checking out The Milking Parlour; it's an ice cream shop that makes the ice cream from the milk produced at their family diary farm. The milk is made into ice cream the day that it's milked and it was seriously the tastiest ice cream i've ever eaten.  

What To Do

Personally I think the most important thing to do whilst visiting Peaks and Pods is spend as much time as possible in the hot tub! I can't quite explain how incredible it is sitting in the hot tub in the sunshine looking out over the incredible view. I even got up early on my last morning to go for another quick dip because I just couldn't resist. I quite literally felt like royalty. The only downside was actually having to get out! 

You definitely need to make the most of the stunning local countryside too during your visit. We opted for an 8 mile walk around the Stocks Circular Path. Within the pods are several different leaflets detailing different walks you can take of varying lengths and difficulty. 

Another favourite activity of mine was warming myself by the fire. There's a fire pit in the communal area which you can purchase wood for. The fire is right by a field for young cows and watching them wander around the field was so peaceful. 

Would I recommend it?

100%! I cannot emphasise this enough. I will definitely be booking to return in the future as I loved every minute of my stay.
Flowers and watering can outside the pod

View from the pod
The pod at night
A tin with homemade cake in it and some corn to feed the chickens

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