Humble Bee Cottage, great location!
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Humble Bee Cottage has an open plan living room and kitchen for social cooking/dining. There is a double bedroom downstairs with wetroom and then two double rooms upstairs (one of which can be a twin) with another bathroom. Gorgeous views and comfy beds.

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All we ask is that guests respect our property, our other cottage guests and neighbours during their stay. We also ask that if you need to cancel you let us know as soon as possible as the cottages are our livelihood and we need to rebook as soon as possible.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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Tracey User Profile
July 2017
The cottage is in a lovely rural location, but close to Harrogate, a short walk to the end of the lane to catch the bus into Harrogate (only 10 mins drive away). We had booked for a trip to the Crime Writing Festival so we were out a good bit on the town. Though the cottage provided a very comfy and quiet place to chill out and re-energise in between. Tanya was very friendly and welcoming and the information ahead of the trip was detailed on everything we needed to know. We only wish we could have stayed longer!

John User Profile
May 2017
The cottage is spacious, well equipped, comfortable and centrally sited in an area with a great many tourist attractions. It is an ideal place for a young family with lots of room for the children to play in the large garden and yard with the added attraction of livestock just over the garden fence. Tanya is a superb host and and has added lots of thoughtful features to the cottage including lots of childrens books. It is ideal for anyone with young children given the amount of space there is for them to play and Tanya's husband is friendly and helpful and allowed our grandson to watch whilst he fed the calves, another new experience for our 2 year old grandson who had a great time. We would be more than happy to recommend the cottage to our friends.

Graeme User Profile
May 2017
Tanya's place is cited in just the right spot, nearby to town but far enough out to be quiet and peaceful, with spectacular views. Tanya is a superb host, superbly accommodating and really helpful, with a great little shop and tea room on the site too!

David User Profile
October 2016
This was a lovely cottage - just as anticipated and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Longer would have been better! We will certainly keep it on our list of reliable places to stay. A perfect location- ideal for visiting so many places of interest.

Louise User Profile
September 2016
We had a brilliant stay at Humble Bee Cottage; the cottage is in a really idyllic setting, but was still close enough to amenities to not be completely out of it which was handy for us. We had no knowledge of the local area, but Tanya was able to advise us on the journeys we needed to make prior to our arrival which was really helpful and we managed to get everywhere we needed to be easily from the cottage. Inside, the cottage is luxurious with lots of lovely personal touches such as a basket of things we might have forgotten/needed, a welcome letter and some delicious brownies. The kitchen was really well stocked so we were able to cook for ourselves the majority of the time. The bedrooms were really comfortable and warm and again, decorated and accessorised to a high standard. With the season turning quickly to Autumn, we made use of the log burning fire on two of the evenings which added to the ambience of the place perfectly. We would definitely recommend Humble Bee Cottage for a rural escape from busy lives :-)

Matthias Kalle User Profile
March 2016
We very much enjoyed our stay at Humble Bee Cottage! The cottage had just the right mix between being "old, traditional, and homey" and "with modern amenities" that we like - I love the old style of living and decoration most of the rooms, but once I am in the kitchen and the bathroom, I prefer to be in the 21st century, and that's exactly what Humble Bee Cottage manages to do very well. Everything is well-appointed, well-thought-out, and above all very lovingly decorated. Also, either Tanya spends a lot of time making sure the place is in top shape, or previous guests have treated it very well (or, most likely, both). Tanya was nice enough to recommend a local food delivery company that took orders via the website (which, unlike many others in the UK, had no problems with my non-UK credit card), so I placed an order with them, and when we arrived, fridge and pantry were stocked with very nice local, organic food. Sampling local/regional food is a big and important part on all our vacations! The location of the cottage is excellent, quaint and quiet, with splendid views over to Harrogate and Knaresborough, but still close enough to various amenities. The village centre of Killinghall with two nice pubs is 1.2 km (about 3/4 mile) away, and thus in walking distance from the cottage (which is important for me as I like my evening pint, but am always the designated driver in the family!). (A good idea is to bring a flashlight as the first half of the way on the private road is rather dark, the second half along the main road has both a pavement and is lit.) Also, the bus stop is 650m (about 3/8 mile) away, and bus 36 runs very frequently to Ripon and Harrogate. Traffic can be awful in Harrogate, so do yourself a favour and use the bus whenever you can (Harrogate town centre is small enough to be entirely walkable). We loved having Afternoon Tea at Betty's in Harrogate, it's expensive, but well worth the money, and can very well keep up with the best Afternoon Tea venues in London. An outing we, as ice cream lovers, can heartily recommend, is to go to the Birchfield Ice Cream Farm, about 20 minutes by car away (go north on A61 to just beyond Ripley, then turn left towards Pateley Bridge (which is also worth a visit), pass through Bedlam and Burnt Yates, continue for a few miles until the farm is sign-posted on the left). "Ripley's World Famous Ice Cream" in Ripley just north of Killinghall was a bit overrated in our opinion, though. Finally, Tanya runs a small cookshop and café on the farm, which looked very nice (and rumours have it the cakes are great), unfortunately due to us participating in orienteering races during the days, we didn't get to do more than just briefly stick our noses in.
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Response from Tanya:
Thank you so much for your lovely review, there is a torch on the landing between the bedrooms and there should also be another in the dresser with the local information leaflets, I will check to see if some has forgotten to return it when our current guests leave. We hope to see you all again and to see if our scones in our coffeeshop are as good as Betty's - we have may people tell us they are better! ;-) x
March 2016

Denise User Profile
December 2015
We were a family party of 5 adults and one dog staying in Humble Bee cottage. The location was perfect for us as we were in Harrogate for a family event so it was really close and easy to reach. The cottage itself was lovely and cosy and Tanya very welcoming. Little touches like tea and sugar plus Tanya's gift of homemade mince pies with cream and homemade dog biscuits were above and beyond what we expected. We were sorry not to stay longer and see the farm and shop properly but as we also own a camper van we are very likely to return to the campsite soon and would definitely recommend a visit here. Thank you Tanya.

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Hi, my name is Tanya, I am married to the lovely David. We live on our farm in a village called Killinghall just outside Harrogate with our two lovely dogs and lots of cows! We have two holiday cottages and a campsite on our farm which we call The Cud Life. I have a cookshop called Cooking Fantastic which I have just moved to the farm from the pretty picturesque market town of Knaresborough where it was for 10 years. We love to welcome families and individuals and are happy to show guests around the farm whilst they are here and provide plenty of local information for those who want to explore beautiful North Yorkshire.

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