Cottages, Camping & Cookshop

As our guests have commented, our cottages and campsite are in the perfect location to explore Yorkshire.

Cowslip Cottage
A double room, a twin/double room and a single room. A large dining kitchen, a family bathroom and a comfortable lounge with an open fire.
Humble Bee
An open plan lounge and kitchen diner with ample storage, a downstairs bedroom and wetroom and two beautiful double rooms upstairs with a further family bathroom and stunning views over the fields behind the cottage.
Our lovely little Camping and Caravan Club certified location site has proven very popular due to the fantastic views, location and facilities.
Cooking Fantastic
Our onsite Cookshop is currently operating restricted hours for the collection of pre-ordered Fruit & Veg, Milk and Kendall's Butchery. We can also offer pick-up of Cookware items paid for online.

COVID 2021 Update

Here are just a few changes for you to be aware of:
CAMPSITE: Our campsite is still open in winter but we have only 5 hardstanding pitches and our toilets and showers are CLOSED from November to April.
We have fresh water, electric hook up and waste point all year round. We are, therefore, only able to accept campervans, caravans and motorhomes with their own enclosed onboard facilities in winter.
ALL guests must continue to wash or sanitise their hands, 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.
COTTAGES: The cottages are open all year round. We aim to keep our departure time as 10 am; all guests must depart promptly and open the windows beforehand (instructions will be left in each cottage) to ensure the safety of us and our cleaners.
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 have boxed toys available (which we sanitise and store between bookings) Additional items such as specific cookware can be requested at any time.
COOKSHOP: Our cookshop is open Wednesday until Saturday 11am to 6pm until the 18th December 2021 when we close for our annual break.
We ask that customers wear masks to keep us and our other customers safe.
As well as stocking lots of local produce we take orders for Kendalls Farm Butchers for meat and KD Fruiterers for delicious fruit and veg.
Freah bread is delivered every Friday. If you would like a list of food to order, please email us on
Tanya and David x
  • The Cud Life

    Camping, Cookshop, Cottages

    Everything under one sky at The Cud Life in Killinghall
    looking out across the idyllic Nidd valley

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  • Humble Bee Cottage

    Sleeps 6

    Converted from a barn in 2011, this holiday cottage exemplifies the successful mix of old and new in creating a stylish and comfortable holiday accommodation.

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  • Cowslip Cottage

    Sleeps 5

    Originally part of the old farmhouse, this cottage has been completely updated, refurbished and redecorated.
    We can also offer two single zed-beds for extra occasional guests at a further cost

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  • Camping at Cud Life

    15 Pitches

    This Camping and Caravan Club certified location site has proven very popular
    due to the fantastic views, location and facilities.

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The Cud Life

15 pitch Campsite & Two Cottages
  • Cowslip Cottage
  • Sleeps 5
  • Originally part of the old farmhouse, this cottage retains its natural period charms but with modern conveniences
  • One Single room
  • One Twin/Superking size Room
  • One Kingsize Room
  • Dining Kitchen
  • Comfortable living room
  • Open fire
  • Outdoor eating & seating
  • Beautiful views
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  • Campsite
  • £20 per night
  • Includes up to two adults
  • Includes showers and toilets
  • Includes electric hook up
  • Awnings & gazebos
  • Includes additional cars
  • Includes dogs
  • Children are £5 and extra adults are £10 each per night
    (we count adults and children rather than pitches on our little site so that it is not overcrowded)
  • Late departure available - £5 per pitch.
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  • Humble Bee Cottage
  • Sleeps 6
  • A converted stable with a modern, open plan living area and stable door into the garden. A mix of old and new creating a stylish and comfortable cottage
  • Downstairs Double Bedroom
  • Downstairs wetroom and toilet
  • Upstairs Kingsize Bedroom
  • Upstairs Twin or Superking size Bedroom
  • Upstairs Family Bathroom
  • Log Burner
  • Outdoor eating and seating
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