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Access Guide

Access Guide


The Drovers' Cottage is a traditional country property built in 2014 of mellow Yorkshire stone.

Pre-Arrival Information

Drovers’ Cottage is located in beautiful countryside, but those travelling without a car should be aware that our location, though peaceful, is fairly remote.

The nearest shop is in Kirkby Malzeard, approximately 3 miles away. Alternatively, Pateley Bridge is a 10-minute drive and has a good range of shops and facilities.

The nearest railway station is Harrogate, a 20-minute drive. Taxis are usually available at the station.

There is no bus service to/from Drovers’ Cottage.

Arrivals, Car Parking & Departures

Please advise us of your arrival time. Check-in is from 4.00 pm to 7.00pm. We can be flexible with advance notice.

There is an ample private car park, which is to the rear of the cottage and immediately adjacent to the rear entrance. It can be illuminated at night and has a level concrete surface.

On the day of departure, check out time is by 10.00am.


Entry via the front porch and garden french windows is on a level surface, and via the rear door (most often used) by a single upward step. The entire ground floor is level with wood effect hard flooring and carpets. Access to the bedrooms is up a flight of stairs, so there is no wheelchair access to bedrooms.

Wi-Fi Internet Access

We provide free Wi-Fi internet access.

Opening Times

We are open all year, but we do take time off for breaks and holidays. The website has details of periods when we will be open.


Fire Detection and Alarms. In the event of a fire, the alarms will sound. There is a mains supplied fire detection and alarm system, which fully complies with current regulations.

Emergency Lighting

There is internal and external emergency lighting which illuminates automatically in the case of a power failure.


We are able to use front and rear doors and garden french windows should evacuation be necessary. Bedroom windows can also be used. The fire alarm rings continuously if evacuation is needed. If any guest might require assistance in this kind of emergency (e.g. because of hearing, sight or physical impairment), we ask to be informed on arrival so that we can make every effort to ensure safe evacuation.



The Drovers' Cottage is entirely non-smoking. However, guests may smoke in the car park.

Information on Local Attractions

A selection of local information leaflets, maps and magazines is available.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phone reception is patchy, and in some of the surrounding areas there is no signal.


We welcome feedback to help us continually improve. If guests have any comments, please contact us using the details below.

Contact Details:

Address:  The Drovers Cottage, Dallowgill, Kirkby Malzeard, Near Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3RH

Telephone:  07486 442654.