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Peaks and Pods


Boustagill Farm, Rathmell, Settle, N Yorkshire, BD24 0LJ

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Peaks and Pods

#RedefiningLancashire.  The pods are self-contained and situated on a rural farm with plenty of outside space and fresh air. The safety of our guests and our staff is our number one priority and we’ve fine tuned all of our procedures.  We’ve been awarded Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard, which means that we can demonstrate that we are adhering to the Government and public health guidance.  We really can’t wait to welcome guests back.  #RedefiningLancashire.

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

​​​​​The 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!  Sit back and toast marshmallows over the cast iron fire pit on your patio – kiln dried logs are now included!

At Peaks and Pods they welcome families, couples, friends, cyclists, walkers, countryside lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience an exciting new place to stay and the five pods each sleep four comfortably.  Pods are kitted out with private shower rooms, fully-equipped kitchenettes, pocket-sprung double beds, bedding, towels, 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 luxury hot tub at three of the pods, complete with jets and feature lights.

Visiting cyclists will find first-class facilities for washing, repairing and securely storing their bikes on-site. Guests can even cook fresh pizzas in the stunning wood-fired oven (available to hire). There's also a little laundry where guests can wash, dry and iron their clothes. Guests can also relax in the superb social area at The Hub, with tables, chairs, swing seat, festoon lights and feature lighting, infrared heaters and tractor-wheel fire pit.

Peaks and Pods is a proud Gold Green Tourism member and works hard to be sustainable.  Electricity is provided by a wind turbine and solar panels on the farm. Guests are encouraged to recycle and environmentally-friendly cleaning products are provided in each pod. The water in the hot tubs is heated by sustainable air source heat pumps.

Peaks and Pods is now a 'Dark Sky Friendly Business', awarded by the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which means they're committed to reduce light pollution and promote star-gazing to guests. The site is on the edge of Gisburn Forest, part of which has been granted official status as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. Telescopes at the ready!

John and Joanne believe that it is important that guests can tailor-make their own experience, adding as many or as few extras as they want. Extra choices allow every stay to be totally bespoke and they look forward to welcoming you to their special rural retreat.


Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Gold Top Pod - Holly Bush Hill/Corn Bentsfrom £150.00 to £160.00 per unit pn
Green Top - Two Acre Bitfrom £90.00 to £100.00 per unit pn
Green Top Plus - Buckhaw Browfrom £130.00 to £140.00 per unit pn
Silver Top Pod - The Foldsfrom £100.00 to £110.00 per unit pn

*Based on 2 sharing.
Additional adults £25 p/n. Additional children £15 p/n (includes extra bedding).

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsQuality Charter Quality Charter 2014
  • National AwardsCycle Lancashire Cycle Lancashire 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020


Road Directions

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 two 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 two 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’.

Public Transport Directions

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



  • Cycle Racks
  • Energy Saving Measures - Heating
  • Energy Saving Measures - Lighting
  • Energy Saving Measures - Well Insulated
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden Games
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
  • Recycling Policy - Glass
  • Recycling Policy - Paper
  • Recycling Policy - Plastics
  • Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Materials


  • Cooking Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children 12+
  • Accept Children 7+
  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Baby Changing Table or Mats Available
  • Children Welcome
  • Cots Provided
  • High Chairs Available

Establishment Features

  • Boot room
  • Cater For Groups
  • Cater For Individuals
  • Close to woodland
  • Coffee machine
  • Countryside setting
  • Double sink
  • Fridge freezer
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Hot tub
  • Launderette
  • Linen available for hire
  • Showers
  • Towels available - Available for hire
  • USB points

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Daily Rates Available
  • Midweek breaks
  • Short breaks available
  • Weekend breaks

Provider Preferences

  • Farm
  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue in All Units
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Fridge
  • Ground Floor Rooms Available
  • Microwave in all units
  • Smart TV

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers
  • Welcome - Cyclists
  • Welcome - Family
  • Welcome - Walkers

Room / Unit Features: Gold Top Pod - Holly Bush Hill/Corn Bents

  • Barbecue
  • Drying Facilities - Tumble dryer at the laundry
  • Freezer - Ice box at top of the fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities - At the laundry
  • Microwave
  • Real log/coal fires - Private fire pits on each pod’s patio area
  • Size in square meters - 6m x 3m = 18msq
  • Washing Machine - At the laundry

Room / Unit Features: Green Top - Two Acre Bit

  • Barbecue
  • Drying Facilities - Tumble dryer in laundry
  • Freezer - Ice box in fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities - At the little laundry
  • Microwave
  • Real log/coal fires - Fire pit on each patio
  • Size in square meters - 4.4m x 3m = 13.2msq
  • Washing Machine - At the laundry

Room / Unit Features: Silver Top Pod - The Folds

  • Barbecue
  • Drying Facilities - Tumble dryer in laundry
  • Freezer - Ice box in fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities - At the laundry
  • Microwave
  • Real log/coal fires - Fire pit on each patio
  • Size in square meters - 6m x 3m = 18msq
  • Washing Machine - At the laundry

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