The Cud Life, Ripon Rd, Killinghall, Harrogate HG3 2AU
Tel: 01423 565855
We are situated on the road (A61) between Harrogate and Ripon in North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
Take 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.
We are delighted to be back OPEN and welcoming guests to The Cud Life again.
Here are just a few changes for you to be aware of:
Our campsite will be open for the whole of 2020 but WITHOUT the toilets and showers for the foreseeable future and most likely for the rest of this year.
We are, therefore, accepting ONLY caravans and motorhomes with their own enclosed facilities. We will not be having our Saturday night communal firepit and have reduced the numbers of pitches available so as to ensure social distancing.
With no shared facilities and simple, achievable social distancing, we have created a very safe environment here.
Our only stipulation is that ALL guests must wash or sanitise their hands, at our designated point, prior to using the water or waste taps – anyone found not doing this will have to leave the site immediately. Ensuring everyone’s safety is paramount to us at The Cud Life.
We have taken on a professional cleaning company, specialising in holiday cottages, who follow strict COVID 19 cleaning and sanitising practices.
We aim to keep our departure time as 10 am, providing when they leave, guests open all windows(instructions will be left in each cottage).
The cleaning team will arrive at 11 am and will have left the cottage by 1 pm at the latest, to allow 3 hours clear after sanitising, should further guests be arriving on the same day - at 4 pm (this is only one hour later than our normal arrival time but will ensure that the full, recommended 3 hours has been adhered to - in some cases there will be a day between bookings so guests can arrive at the normal 3 pm - we will confirm this with guests).
We have had to remove a lot of items such as soft furnishings, wellies, toys and books that we consider make our cottages unique. However, we will endeavour to have boxed toys available (which we can sanitise and alternate between bookings) Additional items such as specific cookware can be requested at any time. All plates, glasses, mugs and cutlery will be dishwashed prior to each arrival.
Our cookshop will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2 pm to 6 pm (the same time as our campsite arrivals) and we are pleased to say that we are currently stocking LOTS of local produce!
We take orders for Kendalls Farm Butchers meat and KD Fruiterers fruit and veg (so you shouldn’t need to visit a supermarket if you do not wish to - however, there is an Aldi under a mile away!)
If you would like a list of available food, please email us or you can find a copy on cookingfantastic.co.uk. Orders can be arranged most days and not just when the shop is open.
Most importantly we can’t wait to welcome you all back, we have missed our lovely guests and sharing our special piece of Yorkshire with those that appreciate it as much as we do.