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Bumble Cottage

(Ref. 913186)

Darley near Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful, cosy cottage in a lovely area providing a perfect base for exploring the wider area."

    Reviewed by Hems4.7Jul 2024

  • "Very small but perfect size for 2 and a dog, fantastic walks down the river and opposite side takes you up through the woods onto the hills with fantastic views on a clear day."

    Met the owner as we were leaving whom was lovely. Village itself was so lovely and peaceful, after about 19:30 hardly any traffic and very quiet, everyone did say hello. The instructions asked us to park our car to the left looking out of the porch which we did, then a neighbour asked us to move it so just park outside, didn't see anyone needing to use the bus stop while we were there.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2024

  • "The cottage was very clean and light."

    Bathroom was small, showerroom and sink. Overall we had a pleasant stay here for a week and a good base for the beautyful surroundings. A lot of folders were to be found in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay in the Yorkshire dales, Bumble cottage is very comfortable and was spotlessly clean on arrival."

    An ideal area for walkers and dog walking.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Gorgeous cottage (this was our second stay)."

    Comfy, warm, well equipped and well placed for a stay any time of year.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and quite comfortable."

    All the necessary utensils etc were there. The beds were very comfortable. The only drawback was the bathroom very small, also a bathmat would be helpful

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Sep 2023

  • "We felt the decor and furnishings were a little tired."

    The bathroom is miniscule, no heating, no bathmat and nowhere to hang towels. No rear garden, only sitting out area at front facing main road. Parking not very satisfactory.

    Reviewed by Alan3.1May 2023

  • "Beautiful Cottage in the heart of a very welcoming village, the bed was just amazing very comfortable."

    The Wellington Pub just a 5 minute walk and fantastic food, and the Cottage was a good base to explore the countryside

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Bumble Cottage, and enjoyed every day there, Darley is a lovely village, and everybody seemed very friendly."

    We were sorry to leave, but no doubt we will be back.

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    Perfect for a quiet little getaway. Hosts were excellent.

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with all you needed."

    Great location with beautiful views - would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "I would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    Spotlessly clean. Pub just up the road 15mins walk . There is also a lovely gift on arrival with a cuppa.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, friendly neighbours."

    Easily accessible location, we went to leeds, knaresborough, harrogate and york via train and car. Beautiful countryside location.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in this clean and comfortable cottage in the peaceful village of Darley."

    There are superb views from the rear windows across the stunning landscape. An excellent location to explore the Dales with most places of interest within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage had everything we wanted and was well sited for our planned visits to Harrogate and Holmfirth."

    The village had a well stocked shop and the local pub did excellent food. Our dog enjoyed his walks and we would recommend the area for lovers of walking and great scenery.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable stay in a well furnished cottage - ideally situated in Nidderdale."

    Great communication from the owner throughout. Recommend.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "This was a perfect place to stay and didn’t disappoint - simple, comfortable and great location for access to the Dales."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was a wonderful property and we had a fantastic holiday."

    It was exactly as described. The bed was probably the most comfortable we have ever slept in. The sofa was comfy too. The walks around the area and property were amazing especially down by the River. The fact it was doggy friendly was even better. Everything we needed was there, if I had to find one small thing it is simply that there wasn't a draining rack or dish cloth but honestly that is a tiny thing and didnt really bother us. I would highly recommend the property, it was reasonably priced and comfy and the views were superb. We shall be returning!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely spot great walks along the River Nidd ,great pub at ..."

    Lovely cottage in a lovely spot great walks along the River Nidd ,great pub at the end of the road ,a super place to explore North Yorkshire and the Pie shops in Pateley Bridge will be back next year xxx

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings, well appointed and clean."

    TV reception intermittent, found it strange that there was no access to the rear of the property. Other than that we had an enjoyable few days visiting our grandchildren. I would recommend the food at The Wellington Inn, nicest Sunday dinner I have had in a long time.

    Reviewed by David3.8Dec 2021

  • "Great Cottage, very clean."

    Everything you need is there. Bed and sofa comfortable, which is a must for us. Good location for walking the dog. Owner very helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very enjoyable, clean and comfortable accommodation."

    Would recommend as a good base for exploring The Dales and Harrogate area

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is situated in a lovely area."

    You can do walks from the cottage and you don't have to go far to visit other places.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Bumble Cottage was as expected, very comfortable and well equipped."

    The village of Darley had some lovely walks, the village shop is well stocked and the Wellington Inn served very good tasty food. Would highly recommend the cottage and area and would go back.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was very cosy and quiet with lovely views."

    The village was pretty and well placed just outside Harrogate with scenic drives. The surrounding area has plenty of places to visit, highlights were Harlow Car and Grassington.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Jun 2021

  • "Good base for walking etc."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Bumble Cottage is a fantastic little gem, placed perfectly for walking the River Nidd with a really good pub a short walk away too."

    The cottage itself is perfect for a couple and a dog with a great shower, comfy bed and wood burner. I wouldn't change a thing and would love to return thank you!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2021

  • "Bumble Cottage is a lovely, cosy cottage."

    Warm and welcoming in spite of the unseasonal cold weather. Everything needed was there, plenty of walks around the village and easy access to Harrogate and the surrounding attractions.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "Perfectly situated for surrounding towns, cities and attractions."

    A picturesque view across countryside from the rear windows and really lovely walks direct from the property. The cottage itself was clean, adequately equipped and comfortable. Although not mentioned in the details, there is a small freezer section in the fridge which came in very handy. We did notice there wasn't a lock on the shower room/toilet door, however this wasn't a issue for us. Would be happy to recommend this holiday let to others thinking of visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2021

  • "Great little cottage, we stayed for a week and there is plenty to do in the area."

    Parking wasn't a problem as there was lots of space available on the road just outside the cottage. The local shop is very close (10min return walk) and very well stocked. Local pub was excellent - the Wellington. They are currently doing takeaway meals and we used this service a couple of times during the week, was very easy and quick to order meals and collect. Well appointed kitchen with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had been let down by a previous company, when i contacted Sykes cottages they helped out straight away and found us an amazing little cottage in a delightful village that was pictures."

    The cottage was fabulous and the owner who greeted us was brilliant we will be staying there again. Sykes cottages help and information on getting there was 2nd to none.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage, spent 2 nights here."

    Spent the day in Harrogate as the weather wasn’t good although I would have loved to explore the lovely country side which surrounded the cottage. Excellent views. Visited the Wellington Inn which was just a short walk away, lovely pub.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was really cosy, comfy, and pleasant."

    At the end of the week we were very sad to leave, and that says a lot. The village is really friendly. It was ideal for our pup, she loved exploring the nearby walks and playing in the river. The cottage was clean, and had everything you needed for a weeks break, it was an excellent base for exploring the Dales. A dryer as well as a washing machine would have been great (weather meant that clothes got muddy quickly!). We were initially disappointed there was no broadband, but there was a decent 4G signal and so that worked well. Recommended - we would go back.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely area to explore the local area around Darley and our dog enjoyed all the Darley Trail walks."

    Cottage was very warm and welcoming and even when we had a problem with the heating/hot water it was sorted out in record time by the owner. Thank you for a lovely stay and would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 2019

  • "Bumble Cottage is a lovely comfortable cottage in a great location, it just misses some detail in the kitchen, but speaking to the owner shes is looking into this ."

    Reviewed by Heather4.1Oct 2019

  • "Upset by noisy building works of a large housing estate opposite."

    Our car daily covered in brick dust.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.1Oct 2019

  • "This was an excellent holiday for the price we paid and really enjoyed our stay."

    It was exceptionally good value. It is a small ,clean and very comfortable cottage and has everything that is needed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and there were some beautiful riverside walks straight from the door!"

    However there was a housing development going on across the road and a lot of diggers going up and down the road so unfortunately not the peaceful rural idyll we were hoping for! We couldn’t sit out in the garden because it was at the front in full view of builders so that was a shame! It would have been good to know that the building work was happening before making the booking!

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Aug 2019

  • "We have been to Bumble cottage a few times and we love it there!"

    We tend to go on alternate years as we go to a Classic car meet in the village of Darley! Although it doesn’t have a back garden you can sit in the front garden and everyone is so friendly! It’s a really lovely cottage and would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Having booked with Helpful Holidays over many years and always been delighted with the cottages,we were very disappointed by the lack of equipment in the kitchen of this cottage from the Sykes listings."

    Also two problems noted in the guest book had not been rectified. This being a non working ring on the cooker hob and very sharp protruding carpet grips on the stairs.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and beautiful places to visit"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, comfortable and clean."

    The location was delightful, with lovely walks and very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2019

  • "A superb holiday cottage with gorgeous walks nearby for our dog."

    Perfect for a few days away!

    Reviewed by Charles4.4Dec 2018

  • "Nothing really."

    We have been before, which must be recommendation enough However if you arrive in the dark, it would be very helpful to have an outside light near the key box. We had a great time Many thanks

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely clean,cosy cottage in a great location, ideal for dog walkers,lots of walks straight from the door,also had a great village shop and dog friendly pub ."

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Nov 2018

  • "Very nice to have contact with the owner via email before we arrived and afterwards."

    Cottage was as expected and very pleasant. A mirror in the bathroom and bedroom would be good. There was one in the bedroom but it was hidden away in a wardrobe. Sofa was a bit of a pain having to plump up the cushions all the while. Good sized television. Excellent location with bus stop to Harrogate outside the door. Would choose that cottage again.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic little cottage, exceptionally clean even though pet friendly."

    Lovely location in a friendly village and an ideal base for exploring the area. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Aug 2018

  • "Bumble Cottage is in a beautiful peaceful village with lovely views."

    Felt a little hemmed in with it having no back garden. Your description is not entirely accurate at first glance, stating that it has a bathroom. It is not until you read full description that you find out it only has a shower room. I missed that and was a little disappointed. However, everywhere was clean and nothing appeared to be lacking. We found the lounge furniture a little uncomfortable and the sofa could definitely benefit from the addition of a few cushions!! Overall we had a lovely holiday in an amazing area but doubt we will choose to visit Bumble Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jun 2018

  • "Truly delightful cottage -well placed for touring and visiting."

    Every household requirement and really nicely set up. Quiet peaceful and even the neighbour next door was helpful re rubbish collections and local knowledge. We would go back again it was glorious. One little thing and some would think ‘for heavens sake get a life comment’ - was the only thing we missed was no internet connection or Wi-fi, it just seems that today everything we have requires some access to this- looking up places, events etc we used all our data capacity. (Our fault I know we should have read ALL the cottage information in depth ) It did not detract from the visit - wonderful thank you

    Reviewed by Chrissy4.4May 2018

  • "A lovely comfy cosy cottage."

    Perfectly placed for visits to Harrogate, Skipton, Harlow Carr and Fountains Abbey etc.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Very cozy, good beds and shower and everything there for a home from home and lovely views over open countryside to the rear. The local pub is walkable from Bumble Cottage and served very good food and great open fire with dogs allowed and wi fi available. Car parking was to the front of the property by the bus stop. The local post office/shop/cafe in the village is one of the best we have seen - lots of fruit and veg and welcoming. Cottage not too far from Leeds and even closer to Harrogate. Wonderful little find and Thank you.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Mar 2018

  • "Bumble Cottage is a delightful, cosy cottage situated in an ideal quiet location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage is well appointed with all facilities needed for a holiday. We will definitely consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by Arlene4.6Oct 2017

  • "Just perfect x"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2017

  • "A very good base for visiting Yorkshire delights, such as Fountains Abbey, Harlow Carr and Thorpe Perrow."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2017

  • "A comfy, cosy little cottage in a great location - loads of local walks which can be done from the cottage."

    Loved the log burner.

    Reviewed by Tim4.6Jan 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, WIFI, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking for 1 car opposite cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk.

The property

A delightful, stone-built, mid-terrace cottage, situated in a quiet corner of the rural village of Darley, just nine miles from Harrogate.

Fully-refurbished with modern styling and elegant furnishings throughout, this first-class cottage near Harrogate offers a lovely mixture of modern furnishings, while retaining the immense character and charm of the original dwelling.

Enjoying an enviable central location, this cottage near Harrogate is perfect for couples and small families seeking to explore this unspoilt area of North Yorkshire.

The upstairs level of this cottage near Harrogate boasts a beautiful master bedroom with a king-size double bed.

There is also a cosy single room, and a modern shower room.

The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing delicious meals, featuring a lovely view of meadows surrounding this cottage near Harrogate, so close that sheep often peer in through the window.

Enjoy romantic candlelit dinners around the dining table, or snuggle up by the woodburning stove, set in a feature fireplace, in the lovely, cosy sitting room boasting views of the surrounding countryside.

Outside, the pretty porch of this cottage near Harrogate, lends itself as a patio where you can sit and watch the world go by, marvelling at the glorious countryside views stretching all around this wonderful cottage.

This cottage near Harrogate is in a fabulous location, perfect for a romantic break, with excellent restaurants, cafés, and good, old fashioned traditional pubs, all within a short distance.

Enjoy excellent walking through the Nidderdale countryside right from your very doorstep, or take a trip to Harrogate, and enjoy some retail therapy in its shopping centre, while the market towns of Skipton, Pateley Bridge, and Ripon are also within easy reach.

A regular bus route from Pateley Bridge to Harrogate runs through Darley, making day trips easily accessible.

Make the most of your trip to the Yorkshire Dales with wonderful touring opportunities available to Richmond, Ilkley, York and Leyburn.

This wonderful cottage near Harrogate is the perfect romantic retreat for exploring North Yorkshire, all year round.

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About the location


Harrogate 9 miles.

Situated in the middle of Nidderdale, Darley has won many Britain in Bloom awards due to the colourful flowers and hanging baskets that are commonly seen in the village. The village offers a pub and the Darley Mill Centre, which has a restaurant and a shop selling everything from chocolates, sweets, garden items and cookware to clothes, bedding and cushions. The spa town of Harrogate is within driving distance and is famous for its open spaces, architecture, lovely gardens and excellent shopping. Wonderful walks can be enjoyed nearby, plus the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks are within driving distance and are well worth a visit. Other attractions in the area include Fountains Abbey, the National Trust owned Studley Royal Water Garden and the historic houses of Norton Conyers and Newby Hall and Gardens. An excellent base for exploring this part of Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas