Helme Pasture

Self-catering Lodges and Cottages – Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales

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Explore and relax within our natural, award winning woodland


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Fern Crag Lodge, Stone Croft Lodge, the Byre Cottage and now also The Old Barn can all be fully booked and paid for through our online booking portal using Stripe card payment services.

Electric Vehicle charger on site
We now have a type 2 (universal) EV charger,  controlled by an RFID card, which will need to be obtained from us prior to use. If you require this, please give us at least 72 hours notice so we can prepare the RFID card for you to enable accurate billing. EV charger use is not included within bookings and is an additional service with a current price, effective from October 2022 of £0.45 per kWh, and obviously subject to change.

Local amenities

  • The village of Summerbridge is just 1/4 mile away from us and has a general store, Post Office, retrol station, bike shop, a pub, a cafe and more. The town of Pateley Bridge is about 4 miles away and offers many more shops and amenities such as a sports centre, museum and a theatre.
  • Other local market towns and villages are close by, as well as the Yorkshire Dales National Park and many well-known places of interest such as Fountains Abbey and Brimahm Rocks.
  • Larger towns such as Harrogate, Ripon, Skipton and York are all easily accessible and offer additional attractions.
  • If you want to explore by foot, bike or car we are perfectly situated to take advantage of what the area has to offer.
The Old Barn - Dog friendly self catering cottage
Woodland setting accommodation for up to 10 adults
Outdoor BBQ area for outside self catering
Pet friendly holiday cottages
Self catering in the Yorkshire Dales

Bookings for Fern Crag, Stone Croft, the Byre and the Old Barn can be made directly from the 'Book Now!' button or through the 'Check Availability' search bar below. For the Studio, please contact us directly. For more detailed information for each property, click on the relevant property tab at the top of the page. Our changeover days are Mondays and Fridays so please at least ensure that your arrival day is one of these:









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About us:

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, what was rough grazing has been allowed to revert back to nature to compliment the mature, ancient woodland. 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 

Over our many years in this business we have used various booking agencies but we have gone back to doing the majority of it ourselves even though we do not have the budget to compete with the marketing of 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 all can be booked directly with us. If you have a question, you will be asking us, the owners, rather than a call centre, which enables us to accurately answer any specific questions you may have about the properties or the area. Booking directly with us also mean there are no hidden additional 'booking fees' which can often be found when booking through some agencies.

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.