Humble Bee Cottage has an open plan living room and kitchen for social cooking/dining. There is a double room downstairs with wetroom and then two double rooms upstairs (one of which can be a twin) with another bathroom. Gorgeous views and comfy beds
Humble Bee Cottage is a beautiful recently converted stable on our working family farm. It is a lovely old stone-built cottage which was formerly a stable attached to Cowslip Cottage (our other propery let through airbnb). Located in the village of Killinghall, only a short drive or walk from the famous spa town of Harrogate. With amazing views and friendly hosts who are happy to show guests around the farm ,this peaceful location is idyllic. There is so plenty to see and do in the local area and with games (including a Wii console) provided free of charge for a rainy day, you'll never be short of activities. Lots of information provided to help you plan days out. Free use of wellies for everyone and even home-cooked meals if required.
There are two local pubs within walking distance and a park. The bus stops right at the end of the lane going directly to Harrogate, Leeds or Ripon via Ripley. Trains from Harrogate go regulalry to Leeds, York and London.
There is ample parking for cars/vans at the rear of the cottage. From the front door, there is a small hallway and to the right is an open plan living room, dining table and kitchen. There is one downstairs bedroom and a wetroom with funky square shower and square toilet! Upstairs past the fabulous view on the hallway there are two double bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and one with a superkingsize that can be split into two singles and a bathroom with shower over bath.
There is a patio area and an enclosed garden with wooden furniture for BBQs or just sitting to enjoy the wonderful views. We have provided a digital flatscreen TV, DVD and Wii Console with DVDs, books and games in the living room, there is a microwave, electric hob and oven, grill and extractor hood, a washing machine and dishwasher. Freshly laundered towels and bedding are all provided.
The cottage is centrally heated and we now have a gorgeous log burner which is not required heat but lovely for atmosphere and we provide kindling, logs etc for your first fire with more available on request. An extremely well equipped kitchen for the keen baker or cook. Ample parking. Babies welcome with bowls, cutlery, bibs and toys provided. Travel cot and high chairs available free of charge - please bring own cot bedding. Outside Furniture. BBQs permitted (free hire of bbq stand and disposable bbq's available). WiFi included in whole property and please note we have very good mobile reception here on all networks. Pets accepted by arrangement.
Our village has 2 pubs a fish and chip shop, a park, a church and doctors surgery. We also have our cookshop (website hidden) on our farm with a coffeeshop too open on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.
Bus stop at the end of our lane, train station 5 minutes away in Harrogate and Leeds/ Bradford Airport is 30 minutes away. Car hire and taxis both easily accessible.
Other Things to Note
We have a local company that delivery their gorgeous fruit and veg boxes to guests if required and a local lady who makes home cooked meals for you to heat up from the fridge or freezer when you choose if you don't want to cook (also lots of takeaways deliver here too).
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.
Amazing, that is all I can say. This beautiful quaint cottage on a working farm in the dales was everything two families on there first trip to England could want and ........ more. Tanya was so accommodating and friendly, and the complimentary Apple pie was a hit with the kids. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a chef, Tanya's farm shop with the array of cooking equipment will have you inspired to whip up that Apple pie when you return home. Waking up in beautiful warm and comfy beds and opening the curtains to views of the dales was exactly what we had imagined when planning our trip. all that was missing was a visit from the local vets segfried farnon and James Herriot (all creatures great and small reference). Tanya's tip of having dinner at the Guy Fawkes pub was seriously on the money, this girls knows her food and where to go to get some great meals. Make sure you book though :)
Thank you for your lovely review Sally, sorry we couldn't provide Segfried and James for you but we have our own lovely vets that visit the farm often!! ;-) So glad you liked The Guy Fawkes, we also have recommendations for places to eat in London and Edinburgh for people doing a two or three stop tour, given that we are a great 'middle stop' for a lot of guests between Edinburgh and London - a little piece of quiet and calm between the madness of two city stops! Thanks again for choosing us x
Had a lovely stay at humble bee cottage! cottage was cosy and clean and the host Tanya was very welcoming (going out of her way to make our weekend celebrating a special birthday, extra special). Only a short drive into Harrogate centre, great location
A lovely place to stay and Tanya made us so welcome. We especially loved the area. The apple pie on arrival was amazing and we hope to be back very soon. In Harrogate The William and Victoria is a great place for dinner (need to book about 2 weeks ahead) and Bib and Tucker serves delicious lunches. Sucothai is also great for Thai food. Thank you Tanya.
Thank you Marcia, we are very lucky to have LOTS of fantastic restaurants very close by, takeaways also deliver for free to the farm and we have just started to supply 'Simply Suppers' made by a lady that works in our coffeeshop which are homecooked meals which we put in the freezer ready for guests to heat up whenever they wish or we can pop them in the oven for arrival. We look forward to welcoming you again x
We had a fabulous time in Yorkshire and most of it was thanks to our resting place!! Humble Bee cottage is a lovely cottage in a ideal location to explore the surrounding areas. Tanya was the perfect host, always helpful and always smiling! She makes the best apple pie too. I must mention that there's a cafe and the best cook shop on site too! The cottage was very comfortable and everything was in working order with nice warm baths at night for our baby, super comfy beds at night for us and my in-laws to hot showers in the morning! We all slept like a log even with the cows mooing in the background.
We will definitely stay at Humblebee again when we next visit Yorkshire!
Outstanding and very cosy fully equipped cottage with lovely hosts. Ideally positioned in the midst of open countryside yet within a 5 minute drive of Harrogate. We arrived to find an absolutely delicious complimentary apple pie, as well as a complimentary selection of homemade preserves. Many other personal touches made it feel like you were sharing a home rather than being in a professional let. Very highly recommended
Absolutely loved our stay in Humble Bee Cottage. Was made to feel very welcome by Tanya and Dave even showed us around the farm, showing us the calve barn! Was an absolutely perfect retreat for 3 generations to enjoy the dales. Ideal location, very countrified (will miss seeing cows in the morning) but only a ten minute drive to Harrogate! Couldn't have asked for much more, and all in such a beautiful cottage with a welcome hamper on arrival!
Thanks so much for having us!!
This is a great place to stay with excellent, friendly hosts and plenty to do around the Yorkeshire Dales. The cottage is very stylish yet comfortable.
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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.