The Cud Life, Ripon Rd, Killinghall, Harrogate HG3 2AU   Tel: 01423 565855
The Cud Life, Ripon Rd, Killinghall
Harrogate HG3 2AU   01423 565855
Cowslip Cottage

Originally part of the old farmhouse, this cottage has been completely updated, refurbished and redecorated.
It retains its natural period charms, but with modern conveniences (such as heating!)

We have a family medical situation at present.
As such, we will not be responding to emails or calls within our usual timescale.

Live availability for Cowslip Cottage and Humble Bee Cottage can be found at

Cowslip Cottage availability and Humble Bee Cottage availability

If we have availability and you wish to book,  please then email us to book as we don't charge a booking fee.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Tanya and David x

Cowslip cottage sleeps 5. We can also offer two single zed-beds for extra occasional guests at a further cost - please ask for details.
A single room, a twin or super kingsize room and a kingsize room. A large dining kitchen, comfortable lounge with open fire and a large family bathroom with shower and bath.
The views from the back across the fields heading down to the River Nidd are simply stunning.


With a lovely coal fire and oodles of games, toys, jigsaws, books, a TV, DVD player and a Wii, this room is also known as the rainy day room.
These items have been carefully thought about and selected to make your stay more enjoyable and we really hope you have time to make use of them.
Tourist information can be found on the dresser in the hallway.

Dining Kitchen

We really hope you love the kitchen – the heart of the home and hopefully the best equipped holiday cottage kitchen you have found!. (Given that Tanya owns a cookshop, it really had to be)

All products are dishwasher-safe, apart from those listed on the note on the top of the dishwasher. We really hope you get time to use some equipment and even bake a cake or a loaf of bread while you are here.

Check out the Cooking Fantastic website for equipment and recipes

cowslip kitchen table

Double Bedroom

Bedroom in Cowslip

A spacious and pretty room with views over the fields to the rear of the farm and ample storage space. This room contains one Kingsize bed. This room is large enough to accommodate two occasional beds or cots.

The unique cover was made by our fabulous Aunty Anita who is a bit of a whizz with a sewing machine. A hairdryer can be found in the dressing table if required.  As with all bedrooms, the duvets are ‘Silentnight All Seasons’ and therefore is made up of a 9tog and a 4.5tog which together make a 13.5tog. Unless we have a really cold spell we generally place the 9 tog on the bed and the ‘other half’ can be found in the bottom of the wardrobe.

We hope you will enjoy lying in bed enjoying the view of the pasture from the low window – keep the curtains open and watch the sunrise; it’s so beautiful and we promise not to look when we bring the cows in!  We found the lovely old oak scroll furniture at a local antique auction (Thompson’s of Harrogate – held every Friday)

Bedroom in Cowslip
Bedroom in Cowslip

Twin/Double Bedroom

Double Bedroom in Cowslip

This room contains either two 3ft single beds or if joined together, one super-king-size bed. A hairdryer can be found in the top of the dresser if required. As with all bedrooms, the duvets are ‘Silentnight All Seasons’.

The artwork is by the artist Ken Messom; we have a print of his in our lounge from our very first weekend away in the lakes (aaahhh!)

Twin Bedroom in Cowslip

Single Bedroom

This pretty little room is part of the oldest part of the farmhouse and is where the meat from the farm was hung in the early part of the last century  (no traces left...).

Single Bedroom in Cowslip

As with all bedrooms, the duvet is a ‘Silentnight All Seasons’

hall table

Family Bathroom


The bathroom, located on the first floor, has a shower-over-bath, a toilet and washbasin.

We also provide a toilet roll should you have forgotten to bring any with you.

Your towels will be located in the bedrooms.

bathroom duck



Well, at the front there is a working farm, of course, but also your parking space and a small yard outside the front door.

At the rear, accessed through the kitchen, is a garden, with outdoor furniture, BBQ and a chiminea. The patio area is secluded and private.

There is a table with four chairs and a picnic table which may be moved if required. The large garden area further on is shared with the other cottage and has plenty of room for games and play. We have garden games available if you would like to borrow these.

Views from here stretch down to our section of the River Nidd where we have the fishing rights - please contact us if you require a permit for this.


Central heating. Electric oven, integral grill, ceramic hob, extractor, 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. Parking for 2 cars. Outdoor games available by request.

Free WiFi and because of our position, we have excellent mobile phone reception too.

The views from the rear of the cottage stretch down across the open pasture to the River Nidd.

  • A bus stops at the end of the lane which goes directly to Harrogate or Ripon, via Ripley.
  • A small guided tour around the farm can be arranged and children.
  • The cottage contains lots of information regarding walks and attractions within easy access of the farm.


view from cowslip kitchen




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