Humble Bee Cottage

4 Star
Al Fresco dinning at Humble Bee Cottage
Dinning room
Living space at Humble Bee Cottage
Kitchen at Humble Bee Cottage
Baking at Humble Bee Cottage
Double bedroom at Humble Bee
Flexible bed configuration at Humble Bee Cottage
Farm views
Red King sized bed at Humble Bee Cottage
White bathroom
Victoria Sponge
  • Oil Central Heating
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5/6
  • Parking for 2 Cars
  • Free WiFi
  • Located next to Cowslip Cottage (for larger groups)
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Wood Burning Stove



A delightful holiday cottage in a converted stable on the owner's working farm.  Adjacent to Cowslip Cottage and the two cottages together can accommodate parties of up to 12 guests.  A peaceful rural location yet only a 5 minute drive to Harrogate.


Front door with hallway and door to right to a large open plan lounge/dining room with two large leather sofas, large pouffe, vintage hanging swing chair and wood burning stove. Galley kitchen equipped to a very high standard located off this open plan room for social cooking.  The kitchen contains an electric oven, grill, ceramic hob and extractor, slimline dishwasher, washing machine and tall fridge freezer.  Lounge with flat screen TV, freeview, Wii console, stereo and Ipod dock.   Free WiFi.   Toys, games and books for guest use.  

Bedroom downstairs with double bed (access from one side only).  Separate wetroom with shower, toilet and sink.

Upstairs to two bedrooms and a bathroom.  Bedroom one is a twin room (can be converted to super king size on request) and benefits from stunning views.  Bedroom two has a king sized bed.  Bathroom with bath, shower over, toilet, sink and heated towel rail.

Humble Bee enjoys a patio with garden furniture and shares a large lawn area with Cowslip Cottage next door.   The views from the rear of the cottage stretch down open pasture fields to the River Nidd.  Many walks and visitor attractions within easy access of the cottage and a guided tour around the farm can be arranged if wished.


Central heating. Electric oven, integral grill, ceramic hob, extractor, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer.  TV, freeview, Wii console, stereo and Ipod dock.  Free WiFi.  All towels and bedding included.  High chair and travel cot provided free of charge on request.  Ample parking for 2 cars. Disposable BBQ and outdoor games available on request.

A bus stops at the end of the lane which goes directly to Harrogate or Ripon, via Ripley.

Pets accepted at a charge of £20 per pet, but must be kept on lead due to livestock.

Village Store & Post OfficeWithin half a mile
2 Village PubsWithin half a mile
Ripley Castle5 minute drive
Harrogate International Conference Centre10 minute drive
  • Harrogate's 200 acre Stray
  • HIC Centre
  • Great countryside walks
  • Cycling
  • Brimham Rocks (National Trust)
  • Rural pubs
  • Ripley Castle
  • Nidderdale Greenway – Cycle Path
Al Fresco dinning at Humble Bee Cottage
Dinning room
Living space at Humble Bee Cottage
Kitchen at Humble Bee Cottage
Baking at Humble Bee Cottage
Double bedroom at Humble Bee
Flexible bed configuration at Humble Bee Cottage
Farm views
Red King sized bed at Humble Bee Cottage
White bathroom
Victoria Sponge


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 catering. 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 didn’t 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 wouldn’t hesitate to book again if visiting the area.
12 April 2018
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 and 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.
04 June 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 comfortable 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!
12 April 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 homemade 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.
08 January 2016
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.
01 April 2015
Nice and warm welcome. All requests dealt with very quickly. Kind attentions during the stay. Nice and quiet place. High standing. Definitely recommend.
02 September 2013