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Large Stone Cottage In Mature South Facing Garden Enjoying Stunning Views



Updated: 23-Jul-2016
Cottage in Melmerby, Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales, England, UK - Peaceful Village, 15 Minutes Walk To Pub, Nestled Between The Peaks Of Roova Crags And Penn Hill

This family owned and managed holiday cottage enjoys spectacular south facing views across Coverdale which can be enjoyed from both open plan living areas. The stone cottage, set in its own mature garden, has been recently renovated whilst retaining much of its original character. Close to countless attractions yet secluded, this holiday cottage offers all visitors a peaceful haven however you wish to spend your day. The closest pub is a short walk from the cottage. The market town Leyburn 4 miles from village offers great shopping for visitors. As a tributary to the popular Wensleydale, Coverdale is a forgotten gem of the Yorkshire Dales is surrounded by ancient byways and footpaths and brimming with wildlife. Mile House East is the perfect base from which to explore the Dales whether by foot, bike or car. An extensive network of footpaths can be accessed from the village.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mile House East is a cottage that has been in our family for nearly 50 years. It is a home from home to my brother and I and our families. The children adore it..

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Guestbook comments from the owner

13/5/13 - Wonderful family weekend. 3 generations having a lovely, relaxed and happy time - Everything you could need. Great meal at Forester's Arms; cheese from Wensleydale and good walks on moors. Will be back.

24/2/13 - A spacious, warm and well equipped home in which to spend my 80th birthday with my family

13/12/12 - Fab place. Fab weekend with the family. Will definitely be back for a second visit. 100% recommend this lovely cottage.
Sep 2011
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stay at Mile House East was wonderful. The cottage was clean warm and extremely well equipped. The snooker table added another fun dimension and the library had something for everyone! We would certainly consider revisiting.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments - it was lovely to welcome you to the house and great to hear you enjoyed all it has to offer - we look forward to seeing you again.
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From the Owner

Mile House East is a cottage that has been in our family for nearly 50 years and is currently owned by brothers Peter and Andy McKinlay. We have been able to refurbish and upgrade the property but retain the original features in this lovely old house. Last year we were able to extend the first floor into the old barn and create a large second living space as well as a fifth bedroom and second bathroom. Our families regularly use the cottage ourselves and we now have plenty of space. With three growing children in each family every corner of the dales becomes our adventure playground.

Activity and Interests


The nearest airport is Leeds or Newcastle. The house is approximately one and a half hours drive from either.

The nearest train station is Northallerton (East Coast main line stop) which is approximately 45 minutes away.

The cottage is approximately two and half hours driving from Hull port.


Carlton - 1.5 miles

Forbidden Corner - 3 miles

Middleham Castle - 5 miles

Bolton Castle -7 miles

Aysgarth Falls - 10 miles

Leyburn - 6 miles

Hawes - 15 miles

Further Details:

Coverdale is one of the most picturesque of the upper dales. It stretches for over thirteen miles from the bleak beauty of Coverhead in the West, where rivulets cut deep into the peaty moorland, to the small cobbled market town of Middleham to the East - famous for its racing stables and associations with Richard III, once an inhabitant of Middleham Castle. To the west of Melmerby the skyline is dominated by the distinctive outline of Great and Little Whernside in the high dale. Closer to the cottage Penhill on Melmerby Moor is within easy striking distance, as are the crags of Roova facing you from across the dale.

The hamlet of Melmerby is surrounded by rich meadows and pastureland that reach down to the banks of the Cover an easy stroll from the holiday cottage. In neighbouring Wensleydale you can find Semer Water, a peaceful lake surrounded by stunning hills. Hawes in the west of the dale is another picturesque market town with lots to see and do. Aysgarth Falls and Redmire Falls provide well marked and easy walking with good amenities and tourist information. Above Aysgarth Falls sits Castle Bolton, one time prison to Mary, Queen of Scots. Move further North, beyond Wensleydale, and you find dramatic Swaledale with historic Richmond at its head.


Good local shops, supermarkets and farmers’ market can be found in nearby Leyburn, and a choice of excellent eateries and traditional pubs in Middleham, and countless other local villages. Carlton with its cosy local pub, the Foresters Arms, serving good food and local ale is within walking distance. Some recommended restaurants are:-thebluelion.co.uk/ whiteswanhotel.co.uk / wensleydaleheifer.co.uk / forestersarms-carlton.co.uk


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    In order to progress with a booking enquiry please book and pay a deposit online via our website www.milehouseast.co.uk

    Changeover Day:
    Friday for week long stays. Short stays outside of school holidays with change over on Fridays and Mondays

    Notes on prices:
    Please go to our website at www.milehouseeast.co.uk or contact us for details of prices for short breaks and special offers.
    We request a deposit to secure any booking with the balance to follow eight weeks before arrival.
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From the Owner

Wonderful countryside at your front door. Close to both Leyburn - a thriving market town where you can pick up anything you need for your stay. Community owned pub - The Foresters Arms - witin walking distance. Forbidden Corner - voted Best Family Day out 2012 - a few miles away.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Two bathrooms each containing a shower and a bath. The master bathroom is host to a roll-top bath and a power shower.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are three comfortable double bedrooms (one with a twin-zip bed which can be used as a super-king or twin room). Two single bedrooms.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer is situated in the old coal store that also provides ample storage for outdoor equipment. There is ample parking for two cars. Outside: There is a large, mature, lawned garden with outstanding views across the dale to the front of the property and a spacious patio to the back. Utility Room: The laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer is situated in the old coal store that also provides ample storage for outdoor equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Other: The first floor boasts a fabulous alternative living area with a number of attractive features: a vaulted ceiling; exposed stonework; a snooker table, a large multi-fuel stove.

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