Self-catering Lodges and Cottages – Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales
2022 prices are now available and we are taking bookings. Fern Crag Lodge, Stone Croft Lodge and the Byre Cottage can all be fully booked through our online booking portal using Stripe card payment services.
Potential upgrades planned for 2022 include a faster Wi-fi system which hopefully will improve speeds within our farmhouse cottages and EV charging points, although exact details and timelines have yet to be confirmed!
Bookings for Fern Crag, Stone Croft and the Byre can be made directly from the 'Book Now!' button or through the 'Check Availability' search bar below. Bookings for the Old Barn, please see instructions within that property tab. For the Studio, please contact us directly. For more detailed information for each preoperty, click on the relevant property tab at the top of the page. Our changover days are Mondays and Fridays so please at least ensure that your arrival day is one of these:
In addition and available for all our guests
Helme Pasture has been owned and independently managed by the same family for over 60 years, with the move away from a rundown working farm to holiday accommodation taking place in the 1970’s.
Over this time the wood has grown from scrubland with a rich history to mature, semi ancient woodland comprising of mainly Sessile Oak, Holly, Beech, Silver Birch and Ash. With this change, an abundance and variety of wildlife have chosen to make the woodland its home. If you look carefully, signs of ancient settlements can be seen where rocks have been arranged as part of small camps and enclosures. Further information about our woodland can be found here - https://www.helmepasture.co.uk/our-woodland/
Over our many years in this business we have used various booking agencies but generally we have gone back to doing it all ourselves even though we cannot out market these big agencies with their huge budgets. Currently, with the exception of the Old Barn, none of our properties can be booked via any third party booking site and they can all be booked directly with us, which enables us to answer any specific questions you may have about the properties or the area. Booking directly also mean there are no hidden additional 'booking fees' which can often be found when booking through some agencies.
As a result of not being totally reliant on booking agents and us lacking the marketing clout they possess, we find that we can be relatively slow to fill up with bookings when compared to the major listings and sometimes have small gaps between bookings which can be used to your advantage! It also means that we have more opportunity to keep on top of the little maintenance task that always crop up during busy periods…
Also note, our two lodges are annually inspected by Visit England who physically check that we have in place all the legal, safety and insurance requirements needed for self catering accommodation. While booking agents also ask for these, it's rare for a physical check to take place, rather it is done on trust by the owner simply ticking a compliance box.