Stone build cottage on working farm
Enjoy a hearty breakfast with the family
Enjoy a film with the family in the lounge area
Breakfast bar
Large shared enclosed garden
Cuddle up on the sofa after a day exploring
Fabulous countryside views
View towards rear of property and private patio
Spacious open plan living
Enjoy a mid-morning snack
Twin bedroom presented as a super-king
King-size bedroom
Double bedroom
Rustle up a family meal in the well equipped kitchen
Fancy a row on the River Nidd in Knaresborough
Knaresborough Castle and Ruins
Fountains Abbey in nearby Ripon
Famous tearooms in Harrogate
Take a seat outside
Watch the tractors at work
1 / 21  Stone build cottage on working farm
2 / 21  Enjoy a hearty breakfast with the family
3 / 21  Enjoy a film with the family in the lounge area
4 / 21  Breakfast bar
5 / 21  Large shared enclosed garden
6 / 21  Cuddle up on the sofa after a day exploring
7 / 21  Fabulous countryside views
8 / 21  View towards rear of property and private patio
9 / 21  Spacious open plan living
10 / 21  Enjoy a mid-morning snack
11 / 21  Twin bedroom presented as a super-king
12 / 21  King-size bedroom
13 / 21  Bathroom
14 / 21  Double bedroom
15 / 21  Rustle up a family meal in the well equipped kitchen
16 / 21  Fancy a row on the River Nidd in Knaresborough
17 / 21  Knaresborough Castle and Ruins
18 / 21  Fountains Abbey in nearby Ripon
19 / 21  Famous tearooms in Harrogate
20 / 21  Take a seat outside
21 / 21  Watch the tractors at work

Humble Bee Cottage

Harrogate District, North Yorkshire
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming converted stable with three bedrooms
  • Quiet, rural location on the owner’s working farm
  • Stylish finish with thoughtfully chosen décor and furnishings
  • Delightful enclosed shared garden with countryside views
  • Located in the quiet village of Killinghall in North Yorkshire
  • Situated just 2 miles from Harrogate, and around 20 miles from the cities of Leeds and York
Property code: HH053

Stylishly updated farm cottage offering comfortable accommodation on the owner’s working farm in the North Yorkshire village of Killinghall, just 2 miles from Harrogate.

A pretty cottage on the owners’ working farm, this property has been finished with a collection of well-chosen touches which give the cottage a fantastic sense of character. Harrogate is just three miles away, but this quiet location gives guests the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre.

A stylish countryside retreat, this farm cottage, has a comfortable lounge with a TV/DVD and even a Wii games console. and bright kitchen which has been finished in a sleek contemporary style. One double bedroom can be found on the ground floor, but please be aware that the bed can only be accessed from one side. A wet room with a walk-in shower can also be found downstairs, whilst upstairs there is a bathroom with a shower-over-bath and two bedrooms: a king-size room and a twin which can be made up as a super-king on request. A private patio gives guests a pleasant place to sit out and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, whilst there is a further lawned area which is shared with the neighbouring cottage. Ample off road parking is available.

Set just 2 miles from Harrogate and its theatre, cinemas, convention centre, and spa baths, this property enjoys a tranquil farmland location in the village of Killinghall. Two village pubs, both within half-a-mile of the cottage, are both welcoming places to head to for evening meals. There is also a small campsite at the farm. 


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin (can be made up as a super king, must be stated at the time of booking), and 1 ground-floor double
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower and WC
  • TV, iPod dock, and Nintendo Wii games console
  • Wood burner with a starter pack of logs provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, electric, and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome, more by arrangement, although must be kept on a lead on the farm and watched off the lead in the shared garden
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared garden
  • Pubs within walking distance, shop 0.5 miles
  • Locally sourced veg boxes and ready meal available to purchase directly from the owner
  • There is a small campsite with 15 pitches at the farm
  • Sleeps 5+1
  • Property is on a working farm

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Elspeth 25th November 2019

Lovely location, you need to be aware this is a working farm but as we are all in farming it is not an issue. Dogs very welcome but must stay on lead and poo bins provided

Reviewed by Christopher 26th October 2019

Well equipped, comfortable cottage in a lovely location. Out hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming, couldnt have been more helpful.

Reviewed by Carol 13th September 2019

Lovely holiday. Excellent location and lovely cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed our short break

Reviewed by Graham 27th July 2019

Excellent cottage, well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Catriona 9th June 2019

Great location for exploring the area. Very comfortable. Felt quite dark due to the very poor weather and so we couldnt enjoy the beautiful garden and sit outside which was a shame in June. Didnt expect to use the wood burner in June but it added a nice cosiness to the cottage.

Reviewed by Oto 10th May 2019

Excellent accommodation. Everything what need family with dogs in lovely area and well look after by owners.

Reviewed by a guest 12th April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the cottage. Myself, my husband, our 20 year old daughter and our Labrador loved it! The location is so perfect. You feel completely rural and yet Harrogate is literally 3 minutes away by car! The cottage is extremely clean and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped for self caterRead moreing. There were even baking beans should I have wished to whip up a quiche whilst there! There are a couple of essential things when I am away - privacy, a comfortable bed and peace and quiet and the cottage delivered on all of them. Tanya is exceptionally helpful and it felt as if nothing would be too much trouble. We didnt need anything though as the cottage is so well thought out and she has thought of everything. Great to get a Cappuccino on Saturday morning from her little cafe on site too. I wouldnt hesitate to book again if visiting the area. Hide

Reviewed by a guest 4th June 2016

Humble bee cottage is well equipped and perfectly located just outside Harrogate. We had our 4 year old daughter and parents with us. There was plenty of space inside the cottage and a good sized enclosed garden outside. The hosts were very welcoming. Our daughter loved her tour round the farm with farmer David. The scenery and setting is lovely anRead mored there is so much to see within a short drive. It's also on the main Harrogate/ripon bus route. The complementary cake was a pleasant surprise. We will be going back. Hide

Reviewed by a guest 12th April 2016

I spent a lovely weekend over Easter at Humble Bee Cottage and its sister cottage Cowslip Cottage with a group of girlfriends and our kids (party of 11 in total). The cottages were situated on a lovely farm with views of rolling countryside and its own cafe and a fabulous cookware shop - a real treasure trove! The cottages were very spacious and coRead moremfortable with everything we could need for a great stay. Tanya and her husband Dave were wonderful hosts who really went the extra mile! They were really flexible in moving beds around to accommodate our group, warm and friendly, gave helpful recommendations for things to do/ places to eat and welcomed us with a plate of delicious homemade cakes .. We couldn't have asked for more! Thanks again Tanya and Dave for a fabulous stay and sure we will return as so much to see and do in the local area! Hide

Reviewed by a guest 8th January 2016

We booked Humble Bee Cottage for a weekend away to celebrate a family members 50th birthday. The cottage itself was excellent, comfortably big enough to accommodate our group and everything was in very good condition. We were able to bring along two dogs to stay with us, without any hassle. The owners were fantastic, providing a welcome basket and Read morehomemade apple pie on arrival. They were easy to get in touch with, both prior to and during the stay, and a pleasure to deal with. They even took the time to write a birthday card for a member of our party! Overall I would highly recommend the cottage and would definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by a guest 1st April 2015

Cowslip and Humble Bee were perfect for our 2 families. In a great location near Harrogate but also in the country. Cottages were warm and comfortable and had everything we needed.

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Stone build cottage on working farm
Enjoy a hearty breakfast with the family
Enjoy a film with the family in the lounge area
Breakfast bar
Large shared enclosed garden
Cuddle up on the sofa after a day exploring
Fabulous countryside views
View towards rear of property and private patio
Spacious open plan living
Enjoy a mid-morning snack
Twin bedroom presented as a super-king
Show 9 moreKing-size bedroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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