Answers to questions we are asked about Humble Bee Farm Cottages

We have three luxury holiday cottages here at Humble Bee Farm: Humble Bee Cottage, Merry Dale Cottage and Swallows Nest Cottage. All have been awarded Four Star Gold status. The cottages can be booked for seven nights (or more); short break season usually runs from November to March, with exclusions, terms and conditions. All cottages have access to wifi. Guests in our cottages have a peaceful, relaxing holiday. We don't allow parties, loud music and keep noise levels to a minimum.

What is included in Humble Bee Cottage?

This two-storey granary conversion sleeps four guests in two en-suite bedrooms. The master bedroom includes a double bed and a four-piece en-suite bathroom (shower, bath, toilet and washbasin); the second bedroom can either be a double or a twin bed, with a toilet, washbasin and shower en-suite. The cottage includes an electric oven and hob; dishwasher; fridge; washing machine (the tumble drying facility is in the campsite’s toilet and laundry facility, close to the cottage, and is coin operated); dining area for up to four people. The lounge includes a log burner, satellite tv, four piece suite. There is also a boot room and a downstairs loo.

What is included in Merry Dale Cottage?

A single storey mews conversion, with two en-suite bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and spacious lounge. There is a wall-mounted satellite tv, log burner, iPod dock and a fabulous picture window overlooking the farm. And not forgetting your own private outdoor hot tub under a thatched gazebo! There is also a bbq available for use during the spring and summer. At other times of the year, please ask.

The comfortable bedrooms include a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (wash basin, toilet, shower, bath); a twin room (the beds can be made into a double on request) with en-suite toilet, shower and wash basin. The cottage is centrally heated with under floor heating.

All you need to bring with you is food and clothing, as Humble Bee provides everything from washing up liquid to an ironing board! There is a shared laundry including washing machine and tumble dryer with Swallows Nest Cottage.

What is included in Swallows Nest Cottage?

A single storey mews conversion, with two en-suite bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and spacious lounge. There is a wall-mounted satellite tv, log burner, iPod dock and access to the cottage courtyard. You have your own private outdoor hot tub under a thatched gazebo, ideal for relaxing in. There is also a bbq available for use during the spring and summer. At other times of the year, please ask.

The comfortable bedrooms include a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (wash basin, toilet, shower, bath); a twin room (the beds can be made into a double on request) with en-suite toilet, shower and wash basin. The cottage is centrally heated with under floor heating.

All you need to bring with you is food and clothing, as Humble Bee provides everything from washing up liquid to an ironing board! There is a shared laundry including washing machine and tumble dryer with Merry Dale Cottage.

For guests booking the cottage for a week or more, a complimentary breakfast pack is provided, including locally-sourced bacon, sausage, eggs and milk. This pack is NOT included for those staying for a short break.

What are the arrival and departure times for Humble Bee Cottages?

Your cottage will be ready from 3pm on your arrival day, and not before. Please let us know your arrival time, as we personally show you around the cottage, and explain how the fixtures and fittings work. Departure time on your last day is 10am at the latest.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, you can bring your dog. We allow one dog per cottage, and a tariff applies. Please call us for further information on 01723 890437. Dogs are permitted in certain areas of the cottages only – please ask us for details. When outside, dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times. We have several farm walks around the farm, which are suitable for dog walking. Please ask us for directions.

Are your cottages heated?

Each cottage has central heating (with thermostatic control), while Merry Dale and Swallows Nest has under floor heating.

Can we bring/hire a travel cot?

We have a travel cot (subject to availability, linen not provided – please bring your own linen). We also have a z-bed suitable for a child up to seven years. Linen again not provided. Linen charge applies.

What does Humble Bee shop sell?

We have an onsite shop/reception which during peak season sells bread, milk, eggs, bacon, sausage, cold drinks, sweets, souvenirs, some toiletries, tea, coffee, jam, butter, cereals, biscuits, toys, games and other items.

Where are your nearest supermarkets and is there public transport?

The nearest mini-supermarket is Proudfoots in Seamer, a village just off the A64 between Staxton and Scarborough. Proudfoots opening times are 6.30am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, 8am to 9pm Sunday. Click here for their website.

Within five miles there is a Morrisons (just off the A64); there is also a small range of supermarkets, including Tesco, in Filey (also about five miles away). In Scarborough there is Sainsburys and Tesco. Opening times vary.

Humble Bee Farm is in a rural location. Having your own transport is a definite advantage. Please note there is usually a bus route that serves Flixton village, approx. 1.5 miles away. To the best of our knowledge, this service operates during the summer season and is provided by Coastliner no. 845. However, we strongly advise you check the buses are running if you are relying on them for getting about. The nearest train stations are at Seamer (approx. 4 miles away) and Hunmanby (approx. 4 miles away). There are also local taxi firms that will pick up and drop off at Humble Bee.

How far is it to the nearest beach?

Humble Bee Farm is perfectly located for some of the finest beaches in the country. Hunmanby Gap is a hidden gem and is about four miles away. Filey Bay is delightful and is about five miles away. Scarborough has two fabulous bays, North and South (about 10 miles away). Bridlington is also a great seaside destination is about 15 miles away. Please note: If you have dogs, there are dog restrictions on most Yorkshire Coast beaches from May to September inclusive. And don't forget to bear in mind there are two tides a day!

What is there to do on Humble Bee Farm?

Our farm is a working arable/stock farm and is very peaceful, surrounding by the chalk hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. There is a children's play area, lovely walks, and of course some farm animals, including ducks, hens, Buttercup the goat, cows, sheep and our dogs, Mr Bumble, Charlie and Molly. We organise Nature Events on our farm, usually from February to October. Please ask staff about attractions in the area, of which there are hundreds to choose from.

Where is the nearest food-serving pub?

The Foxhound is on Main Street, Flixton and is the nearest pub, about one mile from the Humble Bee Farm. As we are in such a tranquil location, the road between the farm and the pub is unlit and therefore we would suggest you nominate a driver.

Do we accept group bookings at Humble Bee Farm?

The short answer to this is ‘no’. However, our cottages provide the ideal place to relax in the peace and quiet after a special celebration, see below.

Do we accept vans at Humble Bee Farm?

Please note we do not allow commercial vehicles on site, unless prior arrangements have been made. A picture of the vehicle would be required before a decision is made. Please note if this is not done it could result in you not being able to park at Humble Bee Farm.

Can you dispose of gas canisters/cylinders at Humble Bee Farm?

Unfortuantely not, we do not dispose of these at Humble Bee you will need to take them home with you.

We offer a Celebration Package for that special occasion. Please phone us with your details and to order so we can help you celebrate that birthday, anniversary etc!

For the grown ups:

Bottle of bubbly; Handmade chocolates; Celebration banner; Celebration balloons; Celebration confetti

All for just £19.99

For the kids:

Homemade cupcakes (up to 6 cakes); Celebration balloons; Celebration banner; Large jam jar of sweets; Humble Bee Farm Souvenir Party Bag for the Special Person

All for just £14.99

Subject to availability, terms, conditions and restrictions apply.