Peaks and Pods

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Settle

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Good walks nearby
Luxury pods with extra special touches, sandwiched between the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park

You can’t help but be a little jealous of the Brennand Family. They’ve woken up amid this stunning, stonewall-lined landscape for no fewer than three generations. And while the world thumps on with mobile phones, computers and fingertip gadgetry, the views here are as timeless as they’ve ever been. In fact, while the farm may border one designated area of natural beauty – the Forest of Bowland AONB – it’s less than two miles to the nearest national park, too. So whether you’re a walker, mountain biker or simply want some snaps of the scenery, the choices are pretty endless.

Perched in a private area of the Brennands' dairy farm – away from the tractors and working yard – the five insulated, cedar-clad pods are arranged to offer a sliding scale of comfort. All have an excellently equipped kitchenette, a double bed and sofa bed, a deck and a barbecue area outside. The two Green Top pods are a few steps from their own private bathrooms, each with a shower, toilet and basin, while the two Silver Top Pods are fully en-suite, for those who just can’t handle the stroll, The top level of luxury goes to the Gold Top pod. How so? It has its very own hot-tub too.

It’s more like compact, self-catered living than camping when you’re cocooned away inside your pod, especially if it’s raining outside and you’ve got dinner simmering on the hob. Once you fling open the double-glazed doors, though, you feel very much a part of the great outdoors. Logs are provided for your fire pit, so you can toast marshmallows on the terrace as the sun sets over the Yorkshire hills, and cows peep their heads teasingly over the fence during summer. There’s also a covered communal area, with games to play and a wood-fired oven to cook fresh pizzas. It’s an excellent spot to socialise.

Walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers are the most obvious folk to capitalise on the area, so it’s no surprise that the Brennands have provided every pod with a boot box and offer a power hose and wall racks for bike maintenance. Spin a few miles west to Gisburn Forest, one of the Forestry Commission’s ‘Super6’ mountain biking destinations, or simply stride out on the footpath from the farm. It’s all on your pod-step, which ever direction you choose.

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Facilities

All five pods come with luxury bedding on their double bed - feather and down duvets and pillows on top of a sumptuous pocket-sprung mattress. The two Green Top pods feature designer bedding - gorgeous Joules bedding in Two Acre Bit and stunning Orla Kiely bedding in Buckhaw Brow. Sofa beds come complete with extra bedding  stowed away when booked for more than two guests.

The two Gold Top pods also have their own private hot tubs with jets and LED lights. All pods have a deck and flagged patio with a fire bowl and barbecue rack. Your first trug of logs is provided for the full outdoor experience!

Our cedar-clad pods are insulated, heated, have double-glazed security doors and lighting inside and out. Power sockets and USB points are provided, as well as free WiFi to each pod. There's a modern kitchenette with a fridge, sink with hot running water, two-ring hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, glasses, pans and utensils.
Each pod has a foldaway wooden table with four chairs and they all have retractable fly screen doors to keep bugs out in summer.

The Green Top pods are just a few steps from their own private shower rooms, with key code access and unlimited hot water for the showers, while the Gold and Silver Top pods are en suite. All have a towel bundle for extra convenience.

The Hub puts Peaks and Pods into a league of its own and is a unique guest area away from the pods with tables, chairs, wood-fired pizza oven, tractor wheel fire pit, wooden swing seat, benches, heating and lighting. The adjoining Little Laundry has superb washing facilities and offers a selection of family games and outdoor games to borrow, as well as local area information area.

Hens roam around the site and you'll often see sheep and cows on our neighbouring fields, peeping over the fence to see what you're up to!
Boot storage boxes and log storage is provided at each pod and there is a special area to wash bikes, carry out maintenance and store them securely.

Peaks and Pods offers unrivalled facilities and is glamping at its very best!

Suitable For


Our unique glamping site is the perfect destination for:

Couples: Reconnect and unwind in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Stargaze in the dark skies, create a special meal to share and celebrate time alone with a glass of something fizzy.
Families: Create special memories that will last a lifetime. Let the children stretch their legs in the open countryside, play board games at The Hub and toast marshmallows over an open fire. They'll never forget.
Friends: Meet up at Peaks and Pods and spend precious time together. Cook pizzas at The Hub in our wood-fired oven, share a few drinks in the glow of the festoon and fairy lights and rediscover your friendship.
Outdoor lovers: Explorers, cyclists, walkers, climbers and cavers will find all they need to rest and have fun after a day of adventure. Hot showers, comfortable beds, laundry and cooking facilities are all onsite to help you prepare for the next day's adventures. The outdoor possibilities nearby are endless and we provide lots of information about what's available in the local area.
Groups: By arrangement, the whole site can be hired for the most memorable stay. Enjoy total privacy and take over The Hub to celebrate any event, from a special birthday or anniversary to a family reunion or old uni-friends get-together. (Sorry, but we don't cater for hen or stag parties.)
Minimooners: We're a popular destination for newly-married couples who just want to nip away for a short break after their wedding. The wonderful hot tubs, with jets and LED lights, are the perfect place to toast your future together. The peace and quiet is just what's needed to come down after the excitement of the day!
Trainspotters: The famous Settle to Carlisle railway is only five miles away in nearby Settle. The lovely local station, with viewing bridge, is worth a visit. Why not hop onboard and head north through the most stunning countryside and villages?

Dogs are not allowed. (Sorry, but we can't have dogs with the chickens and other farm animals nearby.)

Nearby

It's just five miles to Gisburn Forest, a Mecca for mountain bikers, perfect for an adrenaline-packed ride or a family-friendly pedal. Most trails start from Gisburn Forest Hub (01200 446747) with car park, toilets, picnic area and café. While you're there, a walk round the beautiful reservoir is a must. Excellent local market towns include Settle, Clitheroe, Skipton and Kirkby Lonsdale – all only a short journey away. Hop aboard a waggon on the Settle-Carlisle Railway (01729 825888) – England's most scenic train line is the claim – or take on the famous walking routes around Malham Cove and Tarn, where you can hop across the unique limestone rocks like a bug on giant puzzle pieces. The most hardy walkers can take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks (in a day) – Whernside, Ingleborough and Penyghent – enjoying Ribblehead Viaduct en route (a worthy landmark to walk to in itself).

Food & Drink

You can have your pod stocked up with lots of tasty items for breakfast and basics for your stay. Guests can have their shopping done for them and arrive to find their pods filled with top-quality breakfast ingredients and essential food items ready and waiting.
There's also a wonderful wood-fired pizza oven available to hire for £10 per night, located at The Hub - the fabulous sheltered social space with seating, lighting and heat.
If you need anything else or have specific dietary requirements, just ask Joanne and John. Elsewhere, the nearest great pub is Craven Arms (01729 825627) in Giggleswick, or head the five miles to Settle for a wide range of cafés, pubs, restaurants and cuisines.

Opening Times

All year

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The Owner Says

We're Joanne and John and we have opened up a corner of our dairy farm between the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. Three generations of our family live and work on the farm and we have put our hearts and souls into creating a bespoke, luxury 'glamping' experience for our outdoor-loving guests.

Our luxury pods are specially-designed to be used all year round, with heating, insulation, double glazing and indoor cooking. You will never feel the cold, or experience broken tent poles and soggy sleeping bags. This is glamping at its best!

At Peaks and Pods we welcome families, couples, friends, cyclists, walkers, countryside lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience an exciting new place to stay. The five pods each sleep four comfortably. They're kitted out with private shower rooms, fully-equipped kitchenettes, pocket-sprung double beds, feather and down duvets and pillows, memory-foam sofa beds, folding tables and chairs, decked areas, private outdoor spaces, fire bowls (for fire pits and barbecues) and outdoor dining tables. You can even opt for your own private hot tub at two of the pods. There's great mobile phone signal and each pod has free WiFi.

Our unique, ranch-style Hub area offers guests a wonderful, sheltered social space to for everyone to relax, enjoy wood-fired pizzas and take in the views. There's a lovely atmosphere at night with festoon and fairy lights and you'll create memories you'll never forget. The Hub Lounge is the newest, most comfortable seating area for kicking back and relaxing.

Visiting cyclists will find first-class facilities for washing, repairing and securely storing their bikes on-site. There's also a little laundry, where guests can wash, dry and iron their clothes. There are board games, toys, books and outdoor games kept there too.

We're a 'green' business and have a Gold Award from Green Tourism. Electricity is provided by a wind turbine and solar panels, our hot tubs are heated using air source heat pumps. We encourage our guests to recycle and we provide environmentally-friendly cleaning products in every pod.

We believe that it is important that you can tailor-make your own experience, adding as many or as few extras as you want. Our extra choices allow every stay to be totally bespoke - perfect for your own needs. Let us know if there's more we can do to help.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Joanne and John

Social Distancing Measures

Social distancing is very achievable at Peaks and Pods, as each pod occupies its own private space, with no need to mix with other guests or staff.
  • Peaks and Pods is in a rural location, five miles from the nearest town. Social distancing is well respected in local shops and supermarkets.
  • We operate a self check-in and self check-out system, so arriving and leaving can be done with ease.
  • Shared spaces, including the hand washing area at The Hub, the Bike Store, Little Laundry and The Hub seating area will be sanitised regularly.
  • The Hub is essentially a covered, outdoor space, so plenty of fresh air.
  • We have implemented detailed cleaning procedures to ensure that each pod is deep cleaned and sanitised before each new guest.
  • Note: The Gold Top pods have hot tubs on their patios and the water must be tested twice a day. This requires the owners/staff having clear access to the tubs.

Accommodation

5 fully-insulated and furnished cedar clad pods (sleep 4 comfortably, with room for an extra little one at a push).

Corn Bents

Pod Sleeps 4
Nestle into your own dreamy cocoon swing seat on the patio at Corn Bents before changing into your swimmers and taking a dip in the private hot tub. Corn Bents offers a luxury stay with all the trimmings.

Holly Bush Hill

Pod Sleeps 4
Holly Bush Hill is one of our Gold Top pods - a top-of-the-range luxury pod in a prime position at the edge of the site with spectacular views and its own private hot tub. Toast marshmallows over an open fire or barbecue under the stars.

The Folds

Pod Sleeps 4
Take a deep breath and fill your lungs with the freshest air that you may ever breathe! Tucked into its own dry-stone walled bay, this Silver Top pod has uninterrupted countryside views and offers first-class ensuite accommodation.

Buckhaw Brow

Pod Sleeps 4
Make yourself at home, fling open the doors and take in the jaw-dropping views from Buckhaw Brow. You'll feel instantly connected to the outdoors with the wooden deck and private patio, and at night you'll be happily cocooned in this cosy pod. You'll never want to leave.

Two Acre Bit

Pod Sleeps 4
Prepare to fall in love with Two Acre Bit! You'll leave a piece of your heart in this perfect pod with its stunning views over the rolling valleys and hills. Stick the kettle on, put your feet up and unwind in this generous, restful space.

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Location

Contact Peaks and Pods, Boustagill Farm, Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 0LJ

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Getting There

From the north: From the M6 follow the A65 south, past Kirkby Lonsdale, towards Skipton for approx 16 miles. Travel down Settle bypass, past Giggleswick railway station and the Craven Arms, and take a right turn off the bypass towards Rathmell. Turn right up Hesley Lane and continue for just under 2 miles. It’s a single track road and it will take you up the hill towards Peaks and Pods. Keep to the left and at the top of the hill you will go over a cattle grid and see a wind turbine. Take the second track on your left.

From the south: From the A59 or the A56 (depending on the direction you are coming from) follow signs towards Wigglesworth. In Wigglesworth, at The Plough, turn towards Rathmell and Settle. In Rathmell, turn left up Hesley Lane, opposite the church, and continue for 2 miles up the hill, along a single track road. Keep to the left, then at the top of the hill go over a cattle grid and see a wind turbine. Take the 2nd entrance on your left signposted ‘Peaks and Pods’.

The nearest bus stops are at Rathmell and Tosside (both 1½ miles in either direction), and the nearest train stations are at Giggleswick (4 miles) (0845 748 4950) and Settle (5 miles) (0845 748 4950).

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 17 reviews

★★★★★

Breathtakingly beautiful

Me and my partner spent the weekend here for our anniversary and as we arrived it truly took our breath away. The pods are spotlessly clean and the surrounding area is absolutely beautiful. Words honestly can not describe this place it is really peaceful, myself and my partner can not wait to come back with our children to visit again. We have even recommended this place to our parents who have booked to go.
Sep 21, 2020 by Sarah Thomson
★★★★★

Breathtakingly beautiful

Me and my partner spent the weekend here for our anniversary. When we arrived we couldn't believe our eye's, Peaks and Pods is absolutely beautiful. It is really peaceful and spotlessly clean, we can not wait to come back to visit with our children and explore more of the lovely places/villages in the surrounding area.
Sep 21, 2020 by Sarah Thomson
★★★★★

Breathtakingly beautiful

Me and my partner spent the weekend here for our anniversary. When we arrived we couldn't believe our eye's, Peaks and Pods is absolutely beautiful. It is really peaceful and spotlessly clean, we can not wait to come back to visit with our children and explore more of the lovely places/villages in the surrounding area.
Sep 21, 2020 by Sarah Thomson
★★★★★

Perfect break - loved it!

We stayed Mon - Fri, and it was excellent. Obviously the great weather helped, but the pod itself and the entire setup they have created is fantastic, I could not recommend staying here highly enough. Our pod was a gold top, so had the toilet and shower in the pod itself, and our terrace had a private hot tub for just our use. It was amazing to come back from a day walking or exploring and sinking into the hot tub for a little while whilst watching the night draw in. The bed was really comfy, the kitchen ideal for a little cooking, and the sofa ideal to snuggle on in the evening after spending time in the hot tub and the terrace with the fire pit blazing away and munching on toasted marshmallows. The two chickens roaming the pods were comical too. The location is great, it's a 10min drive to get to the main A road then away you go, there is so much to explore in this area, and it genuinely is stunning. We took in so much, and could easily come back for another week and take in so much more (I'd recommend Malham for some nice walks; Malham Cove and Tarn, Janet's Foss and Gordale Scar, plus head out to see Ribblehead Viaduct which is so impressive, then head further East to Hawes for a stunning little village, and the drive there is really nice). We paid extra for the luxury package, so a bottle of fizz and chocolates and cake welcomed us to the pod, and the breakfast hamper was full of good quality food (sausages, bacon, eggs, bread etc), plus the fairy lights around the pod that made it look so cute. The site itself is so quiet, it's absolutely ideal for a really relaxing break, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, both chilling out at the pod, and taking in various towns and villages for wandering and also taking in a few good walks. Overall, this place is great, if you're considering booking then do it, you will not regret it!
Sep 19, 2020 by Ian Norris Verified Review
★★★★★

A very special place

I have just returned from a week at Peak and Pods and it was amazing. The POD was clean and tidy - the bed was comfortable and the bedding was good quality (Joules!). The furniture was robust and of good quality too. The bathroom was outside of the pod, but it was like stepping into your ensuite at home and the towels were super soft. The views were spectacular and Joanne and John were very friendly. The HUB was a special outdoor place where you could socialise with other holiday makers - I booked the wood fired oven twice and had great fun - the first time I cooked a beef stew (it was very windy and raining hard, but the hub stayed dry and I put on the patio heaters). The second time I made pizza from scratch - I nearly gave up and bought one, as I didn't have scales to measure the flour, or a rolling pin or mixing bowl - but I got very creative and I had such fun. I also cooked an orange cake which was scrummy. There was plenty of communication prior to my visit and I loved the PDF telling me exactly what to expect at Peaks and Pods and what to do and where to go on my holiday. Joanne even sent me information about the wood fired stove. There was plenty to do, especially if you like walking. I recommend a walk around Stocks Reservoir (roughly 7 miles); Ingleton Waterfalls (4 miles - entrance fee - but great value for money); Train ride to Appleby from Settle - you go over the Ribblehead Viaduct and a walk round Malham Cove/Goredale Scar (go early as it is popular and we had to park at the top of the hill) Peaks and Pods was more than a base - it was also an adventure and added so much to the holiday.
★★★★★

Beautiful place

Me and my boyfriend when to peaks and poda for 4 night and it’s was so lovely. Getting there was easy and we were welcomed by home had brownies in our pods. We also did the pizza over it’s was love would definitely recommend doing that! Over all we had that best time!!
Aug 22, 2020 by Amelia Ward Verified Review
★★★★★

Amazing

Excellent! I booked this (Corn bents) for my husbands surprise birthday and I did not want to leave after my stay. It’s the first time went on a glamping trip but definitely coming back to peak and pods! Joanne is an amazing host, I was regularly in touch with her before my stay and during. She guided me of how to plan things. I got the luxury pack- which didn’t include buntings and balloon but Joanne kindly added those. She met our veg/halal diettry requirements. The pod was really cute, and clean, very well maintained. The hot tub was amazing! Really close to nice trekking sites. Joanne also made a very yummy lemon drizzle cake for us! Overall it was much much better than I thought it’d be! Joanne John are lovely! Will definitely be coming again. The pot was really nice and warm for the snowy weather !
Feb 27, 2020 by Hareem Azam Verified Review
★★★★★

Relaxing stay

Such an amazing stay with beautiful scenery! Very clean and cosy and has everything you need and a little more! The hot tub couldn’t have been more relaxing, especially after a hike. Joanne and John were both lovely as well as the little chickens that came to visit us in the morning 🐔❤️ Overall an amazing, relaxing and comfortable stay.
Feb 15, 2020 by Sammie & Danny
★★★★★

What a fantastic place

Most relaxing and luxury camping experience for me and my partner. Peaks and pods has everything you could need and even more with the added touches. We were in 3 days of paradise.
Feb 7, 2020 by Beth Cornwall
★★★★★

Amazing!

Loved every minute of being here. Joanne and John have thought of everything. It works so well and you feel welcomed!
★★★★★

Absolutely superb and I highly recommend this place.

Wonderful welcome on arrival. The pods are clean and equipped with everything that you need. Remote and quite so very relaxing whilst still within easy driving distance to great walks and attractions. We loved it so much we went back the week after and will go again. Oh and the chickens are adorable and funny 🐓
★★★★★

A little piece of heaven

Enjoyed 2 nights at Holly Bush Hill with my daughter as part of her 18th celebrations. A perfect little retreat. We arrived to a lovely toastier hot tub and a freshly baked lemon drizzle cake! We didn’t want to leave. The hosts were so helpful and friendly and have clearly put a lot of work into creating and maintaining this lovely getaway.
Apr 6, 2019 by Elaine Verified Review
★★★★★

Mountain

Amazing! Exceptionally clean and brilliant facilities. Made it so much easier with small children and our first time glamping as a family. We will definitely return to this stunning site! Thank you for having us
Feb 5, 2019 by John Mathew
★★★★★

Wonderful experience

We had a lovely time staying in The Folds. Everything was well thought out and the space was utilised to its maximum potential. The site is beautifully landscaped, the views towards the Dales are magical and having the chickens pecking about made us feel like we were part of the farm and the countryside. The quality of the items both in and out of the pods was very high and Joanne was on hand to answer questions very promptly.
Aug 5, 2018 by Catherine
★★★★★

A beautiful last minute surprise x

What a beautiful place. These pods are an intimate experience. There are 5 pods and we knew rveryone by the end of our 2 nights there. The kids all played lovely with each other and the adults all really got on. Also the lemon drizzle cake is to die for xxx Thanks to Joanne and family for the great welcome.
Jul 26, 2018 by Gilmartin family
★★★★★

Absolutely fabulous!

Amazing pods! Exceptionally clean and brilliant facilities. Made it so much easier with small children and our first time glamping as a family. We will definitely return to this stunning site! Thank you for having us
Jul 13, 2018 by Rachel
★★★★★

Amazing Glamping Experience

Couldn't recommend this place anymore, modern 'camping' pods set in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Dales. Had high expectations after reading reviews and they were not only met but exceeded. A must do!
May 8, 2018 by Lucy

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