Near The Cud Life

Spruisty Hall Farm and the Cud Life Cottages are situated in the heart of North Yorkshire, England and are close to a number of beautiful sites within walking and driving distance and with excellent public transport links close by as well. Set at the beginning of the Yorkshire Dales (Nidderdale) and a close drive to Wharfedale, Swaledale, and all the other beautiful Dales too. We are also close to the Vale of York, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire coast is in easy driving distance.

The bus stops at the end of the farm lane with a regular service to Harrogate (where further buses or trains go directly to York, Leeds and many other destinations) or Ripon via the beautiful village of Ripley which is definitely worth a stop to explore Ripley Castle, the lovely gift shops and of course, the world famous Ripley ice cream!



Harrogate is just a 30 minute walk from the farm or 5 minutes by car or bus.

A renowned spa town, Harrogate has an amazing selection of shops,art galleries, cafes and restaurants, including the famous Betty's Tea Rooms. The Pump Room and Turkish Baths are worth a visit as are the beautiful Valley Gardens which are open all year round and free of charge. 




Knaresborough ViaductThe pretty market town of Knaresborough is just a 10 minute drive away, passing Nidd and Nidd Hall Hotel en route. There are lots of unique, independant shops, lovely cafe's, restaurants and boating on the river. The market is held on a Wednesday with local produce for sale as well as choice of other delights. The 2nd Sunday of each month sees a Farmer's Market too.Knaresborough is also home to the famous Mother Shipton's Cave.  We can advise confidently on Knaresborough as we have a little shop there! 

ripon-cathedral-4644Ripon, another market town, is just 20 minutes away, the market being on a Thursday there. The cathedral is stunning. Just a couple of minutes beyond is the Lightwater Valley Theme Park with rides and attractions for all the family and a Designer Outlet open all year. 

Pateley Bridge and Grassington are just a short drive away and are well worth a visit with lots of lovely walks, shops and tea rooms.

Brimham Rocks, owned by the National Trust, (you only pay for car parking) are an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations, which makes for a great day out.


York Shambles

YorkThe ancient and wonderful city of York is a 30 - 45 minute drive away (or as mentioned, by train or bus). The beautiful Minster, the Shambles, Betty's tearooms and the Yorvik Museum are just a few of the attractions.








Find Us

Directions to The Cud Life

at Spruisty Hall Farm

We are situated on the road between Harrogate and Ripon in North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

cudlife text logo felix fontTake the A61 North from Harrogate to Ripon. When you reach the Skipton Road roundabout crossing the A59, you need to continue straight onto the A61 towards RIPON. Follow this road for about half a mile and you will pass a car sales garage (Motorhouse Cars) on your left. Once you get to the top of the hill you will see a sign that reads RUMBLE STRIPS, indicate right and the lane is exactly where it reads SLOW across the road. There is a white marker (in daylight it is easier to look for the line of trees along the lane). Proceed over the cattle grid and along the drive (do not take the fork to Spruisty House) you will pass a little bungalow and then reach farm buildings.

Campsite reception is in the shop on the left hand side - use the buzzer if the shop is closed.

For the Cottages, follow the road between the big wooden and brick farm building and the main farmhouse.

            SatNav co-ordinates:  54. 01756, -1. 56097


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